Northwestern Family Day scheduled for Sept. 8

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Northwestern Family Day scheduled for Sept. 8

August 28, 2012

Families of all Northwestern Oklahoma State University students are invited to the Alva campus Saturday, Sept. 8, for annual Family Day festivities, including the chance to win tuition waivers for the spring semester.

Registration for Family Day begins at 1 p.m. at the NWOSU Bookstore located in the Student Center. At registration families will receive free tickets to the football game and chances to win additional prizes.

Families also are invited to visit participating Alva merchants and register to win tuition waivers for the spring semester. “Shopping for Tuition” will take place on Friday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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, Community Bank, K & S Tire, Holder Drug, Sights and Sounds - Radio Shack, 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, Alva’s Market, Exotic Heat Wave, Brown’s Shoe Fit, Red’s Place, G&G Home Furnishing, Speedy’s T’s & More, Banc Central, Bar S Outfitters, Busy B, Floral Designs by Susie and New 2 U.

The Presidential Pre-game Program will begin a 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Student Center Ballroom with remarks from Dr. Janet Cunningham, president. Students, their family members and friends are encouraged to meet with Dr. Cunningham, faculty and staff from 3:30 – 4 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 Colorado State University - Pueblo at 7 p.m.

A special thank you goes to the Northwestern Foundation for its generosity in the tuition giveaways and to the merchants who are participating in “Shopping for Tuition.”