Northwestern Family Day scheduled for Sept. 12

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Northwestern Family Day scheduled for Sept. 12

September 3, 2009

Families of all Northwestern Oklahoma State University students are invited to the Alva campus Saturday, Sept. 12, for annual Family Day festivities, including the chance to win tuition waivers for the spring semester.

Families can register for Family Day at 9 a.m., at the NWOSU Bookstore located in the Student Center to receive free tickets to the football game and chances to win door prizes. The NWOSU Bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Students, their family members and friends are encouraged to meet with faculty and staff from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Student Center. Beginning at 11 a.m., Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president, will speak briefly in the Ranger Room of the Student Center and cheerleaders and mascot Rowdy Ranger will be on hand. Door prizes will be awarded.

Families will be able to visit classrooms and other university facilities as all campus buildings will be open beginning at 9 a.m.

A tailgate cookout will begin at 11:45 a.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 Black Hills State University at 1 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, LaDEEda, The Etc. Shoppe, Rialto Theatre, Lyn’s T-Shirt Factory, McDonald’s, The Happiness House and Alva’s Market.