Family Weekend 2012
Family weekend 2012 - SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2012
Friday, September 21st
Alternative Spring Break Silent Auction
Hammond Main Lounge
Goodie baskets, survival baskets - all sorts of baskets will be available for you to bid on. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the students of Alternative Spring Break as they help a needy family build a home with Habitat for Humanity in March during Spring Break. The auction winners will be announced on Saturday at 5pm.
Family Weekend Kick-Off Event: Mind Reader: Joshua Seth
This show is total audience participation. They choose members of the audience to be part of the show and you could be one of them!
Joshua has been called Amazingly Captivating by American Entertainment Magazine, The Rock Star of Hypnosis by Campus Activities Magazine, and with five TV Specials in Japan, Korea, and New Zealand he’s the most in-demand Psychological Illusionist in the world today.
Joshua tours worldwide with his acclaimed Mindreading Show “Beyond Belief: An Intimate Evening of Psychological Illusion” and his cutting-edge Hypnosis Show “HypnoMental: Where Comedy and Hypnosis Collide”. But even though Joshua’s been entertaining audiences around the world for the past decade, he’s still best known as the voice of dozens of popular animated TV series and movies.
Saturday, September 22nd
Alternative Spring Break Auction continues
Elliot Field/Gaetz Arena
Auction winners will be announced at 5pm.
WXPL Radio Station Tours and Reunion
Hammond Campus Center
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
WXPL is returning to her root in the Hammond Campus Center. For years the station has been located in the basement of Thompson Hall. Not anymore. Tours of the new station will be given and alumni interviews and DJing will take place. Stay for the day and visit with alumni from the past at the WXPL Reunion scheduled for later in the evening.
Holmes Dining Commons
11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Parents, students and guests: Free with tickets (see order form)
Elliot Field (Rain Location is Wallace Civic Center)
11:30 AM-3:30 PM
Student clubs and organizations will be hosting a variety of fundraising booths with giveaways and activities like cotton candy, fried dough, popcorn, a traveling magician, balloon animals, food, Joshua the Camel, and more. Goodie baskets, survival baskets - all sorts of baskets will be available for you to bid on. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the students of Alternative Spring Break as they help a needy family build a home with Habitat for Humanity in March during Spring Break. The auction winners will be announced on Saturday at 5pm.
Fitchburg State Football vs. Maine Maritime
Students and family: Free with OneCard and tickets (see order form)
General Public: $5
Hammond Campus Center Tours
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
After a years’ worth of renovation, the Hammond Campus Center is back up and running. Tours will leave from the Information Desk located on the Main Floor and will leave on the hour.
Family Skate and Movie: BRAVE
Gaetz Arena and Wallace Civic Center
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Bring your skates! Family Weekend presents its annual Family Skate and Movie. Watch a movie and skate as we show Disney Pixar’s BRAVE. Skate rental is free – but limited – if you have ‘em, bring ‘em. Join the university’s students as they host a bevy of fun filled activities in the lobby of the Gaetz Arena at the Wallace Civic Center.
Holmes Dining Commons
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Parents, families and guests are invited to join Fitchburg State’s faculty and staff for music, entertainment and dinner. Admission is $9.50 per person (free for students on the meal plan). Pay by check with the registration form or pay by cash/check at the door.
Women’s Soccer vs. Westfield State
Juggler and Comedian: Nick Pike
British comedy juggler Nick Pike was a quarterfinalist on America’s Got Talent season 5, where Howie Mandel said “You are truly an entertainer!” Whether he’s juggling real running chainsaws, walking on broken glass blind folded while juggling meat cleavers, or riding a 6 ft tall unicycle, Nick is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Nick combines highly skilled and energized routines of juggling, acrobatics, and breakdance with fast paced comedy and volunteer interaction. Nick’s routines, choreographed to modern music, and quick witted British humor have made him a favorite here in the US
Opener: Magician Peter Bioe
Peter has won honors at magic competitions around the country from 1st place at Columbus Magi-Fest to the Society of American Magicians national stage contest where he was a finalist. He was also nominated for four Campus Activities Magazine awards for being one of the ‘Best Novelty Performers’ (2010 & 2011), ‘Fastest Rising Stars’ (2010)and ‘Best Male Performer’ (2011) in the country!
He has performed for such celebrities as legendary musician Neil Young, quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots football team and ownership. He is hired routinely by companies such as Oracle and LL Bean to entertain at their events.
Fitchburg State students with OneCard and children under 10 $5
Family, faculty/staff and Fitchburg State alumni $10
General public and all tickets at the door $15
Main Lounge (a.k.a. M&M Lounge)
Join the students of the campus’ student run radio station, WXPL, for an evening of reminiscing and storytelling after the main show. This event will mark the first large scale WXPL reunion in years. Refreshments to be served with cash bar.
Free (see order form)
Sunday, September 23rd
Holmes Dining Commons
11am – 1pm
Tickets: $7.95 per person (free for students on the meal plan). Pay by check with the registration form or pay by cash/check at the door.