WSC Welcomes Visitors and Community to Family Weekend, Oct. 28-30
Oct. 26, 2011 -- Hundreds of family members and friends of Western State College of Colorado (WSC) students will gather in Gunnison from Oct. 28 to 30 for the college's annual Family Weekend festivities.
From recreational outings to athletic events, music and other entertainment, the weekend provides visitors a taste of what the college and community have to offer. While most of the activities are for students and their guests, the weekend is filled events the local community can enjoy as well.
Friday afternoon features the freshmen art display from noon to 4 p.m. in the Quigley Art Showcases. On Friday evening, the Music Department is offering "An Evening of Music in Quigley" featuring vocal and instrumental music by WSC students and faculty. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is free. A cake and punch reception will follow the concert.
Saturday’s events begin with a free Community Pancake Breakfast and a performance by High Altitude Dixieland Jazz from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Webster Hall. Community members also are welcome to participate in the WSC alumni/faculty gallery tour and live music at the Gunnison Gallery from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday afternoon, Mountaineer football faces of against Colorado Mesa University at 1 p.m. at the Mountaineer Bowl. Senior football players will be recognized and the Gunnison Gems (youth dance troupe) will perform prior to the game.
Saturday evening, McVicar the Trickster will perform in Taylor Auditorium at 7 p.m. The WSC Program Council is hosting this free, high-energy performance filled with hilarious comedy and magic.
For those who dare, the campus’ Haunted House in the basement of Chipeta Hall will be open from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Entry is $2 for WSC students and $5 general admission.
Rounding out Family Weekend is the Chills n’ Thrills Challenge, a downhill mountain biking event that starts at 1 p.m. at the campus’ new bike flow park (above Mountaineer Bowl). There is a $15 entry fee for riders ($10 for riders who bring two spectators), and costumes are encouraged.
For more information, email Sara Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 943-2469.