Northwestern Family Day scheduled for Sept. 20

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Northwestern Family Day scheduled for Sept. 20

September 9, 2008

Families of all Northwestern Oklahoma State University students are invited to the Alva campus Saturday, Sept. 20, for annual Family Day festivities, including the chance to win tuition waivers for the spring semester.

A reception for students, their family members and friends, faculty and staff will begin at 4 p.m. in the Ranger Room of the Student Center. Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president, will speak briefly and cheerleaders and mascot Rowdy Ranger will be on hand. Door prizes will be awarded.

The NWOSU Bookstore, located in the Student Center, will be open from 2 to 4 p.m., on Saturday. Families can register for Family Day at 3 p.m., at the bookstore to receive free tickets to the football game and chances to win door prizes.

Families will be able to visit classrooms and tour other university facilities as all campus buildings will be open beginning at 9 a.m. The Northwestern Natural History Museum on the second floor of Jesse Dunn will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A tailgate cookout will begin at 5:30 p.m., on the second tier of the southeast corner of Ranger Field. The $3 meal will consist of hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, cookies and a drink. The Ranger football team then takes the field against Southwestern College at 7 p.m.

Families are invited to visit participating Alva merchants and register to win tuition waivers for the spring semester. No purchase is necessary, and families can register at each store. At the game, names will be drawn for first through third prizes of $500, $300 and $200 tuition waivers provided by the Northwestern Foundation. The winners will be announced at halftime, and registered families must be present to win.

Participating in “Shopping for Tuition” are Alva State Bank, Great Indoors Furniture, Community Bank, K & S Tire, Holder Drug, Radio Shack, Daisy Village, Schuhmacher’s, Taco Mayo, Taco Village, LaDeeda, The Etc. Shoppe, Rialto Theatre, Lyn’s T-Shirt Factory, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, The Happiness House, Merle Norman and Alva’s Market.