Family Weekend April 12-14 offers diverse, fun lineup

Family Weekend April 12-14 offers diverse, fun lineup

By University Communications
April 11, 2013
Fashion w/o Fabric

Photo: Fashion w/o Fabric

With a little something for everyone, Family Weekend at University of Wisconsin-Stout is prepared to live up to its name.

The activities Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, are geared toward students and family members as well as the general public.

Events and activities will include a history presentation, musical, fashion show, comedy show, golf scramble, band and choral concerts, scavenger hunt, powwow and athletic contests.  

Most events are free. For ticket information click here or call 715-232-1431.

Available all weekend at the Memorial Student Center will be the Miles of Masking Tape historic poster display by Blue Devil Productions in the Willow and Walnut rooms and a family photo booth. University Dining and the University Bookstore will have special offers.

For details on all events go to the webpage or call 715-232-1765.

University athletic and recreation facilities will be open to students and their families.

Friday, April 12

  • Ceramics Guild biannual pottery sale, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Micheels Hall Atrium; also 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; All items made by students or alumni.

  • Learning, Skill, Industry, Honor, 5-6 p.m., Huff’s Lounge, Memorial Student Center. Student presentation on the historic university murals by artist Cal Peters. Free.

  • “Spring Awakening,” 7:30 p.m., Harvey Hall Theatre, University Theatre production of the award-winning Broadway musical. Intended for mature audiences. Other show times: April 11, 13, 19, 20.

  • Erik Rivera, 8 p.m., Terrace, student center, comedian, presented by Blue Devil Productions. Free.

  • Entertainment night, 8-11 p.m., ballrooms, student center, live music presented by Hmong Stout Student Organization. Free.

Saturday, April 13

  • Tours of Louis Smith Tainter House and legacy family photos, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 320 S. Broadway St. Tour the historic building, home to the Stout University Foundation and Alumni Association, and if you have alumni in your family have a family photo taken. Free.  

  • Golf scramble, 11 a.m., Menomonie Country Club. Go to the event webpage.

  • Symphonic Band concert, 11 a.m., Great Hall, student center, directed by Aaron M. Durst. The theme is “Destinations in Music.” Pieces will include David Shaffer’s “Octane,” songs from “The Wizard of Oz,” Jan Van der Roost’s “Puszta,” Michael Sweeney’s “Earthdance” and selections from “Les Misérables.” Brass, woodwind and percussion ensembles also will perform.

  • Baseball, noon and 3 p.m., vs. UW-Oshkosh, Nelson Field. Free.

  • Scavenger hunt, noon to 4 p.m. Register in the lower level of the student center. Free.

  • Benefit auction, 1 p.m., Ballroom B, student center, sponsored by the student chapter of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Stepping Stones food pantry.

  • Studying Abroad, 1:30 p.m., Northwoods Room, student center, presented by the Office of International Education. Free.

  • Powwow demonstration, 2 p.m., south of the student center (rain site: Terrace, student center), presented by the Native American Student Organization. Free.

  • “This is 40,” film screening, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., room 210 Applied Arts Building, presented by Blue Devil Productions. Free.

  • Stout Symphonic Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 5-6:30 p.m., Congregational Church of Christ, 420 Wilson Ave., directed by Daniel Clark. The theme is “America: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” with music and readings focusing on the spirit and traditions of America.

  • Fashion Without Fabric, 8 p.m., Great Hall, student center. Fashion show by art and design students featuring one-of-a-kind designs made without fabric.

Sunday, April 14

  • Baseball, noon and 3 p.m., vs. UW-Oshkosh, Nelson Field. Free.

  • Softball, noon and 3 p.m., vs. UW-Stevens Point, Alumni Field. Free.