FHSU to hold Augustfest for students, faculty, staff
08/17/2010

For the rest of the month of August and into September, Fort Hays State University is celebrating the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year with Augustfest, a series of events, activities, programs and opportunities designed to welcome students and introduce them to campus life.

Students can get involved in Tiger Impact orientation events and student organization meetings and attend picnics, open houses, comedians, musicians and more.

Augustfest events are sponsored by various groups, student organizations and departments across campus.

Some big events of the 2010 celebration include Taste of the Memorial Union, Comedian Michael Dean Ester, Games on the Lawn and Class Crawl.

Tiger Market, Pizza Hut, Coyote Jacks, Mondo Subs and the Salad Bar will all be open for student dining during Taste of the Memorial Union from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20.

Ester's act, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, in Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center, will challenge young people to discover the reasons for pursuing a degree in college and how to succeed.

Students can join the fraternity and sorority community for Games on the Lawn from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, to play yard games and participate in the largest FHSU campus water balloon fight.

On Sunday, Aug. 22, Class Crawl gives students the opportunity to visit the locations of their classes prior to the start of the semester. Tours will leave from the Memorial Union's Sunset Lounge every 15 minutes from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Freshmen are required to attend five Augustfest events: Move In Day; PlayFair; New Student Orientation and Academic Orientation; Ultimate Road Trip; and floor meetings.

Move In Day is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19 at the residence halls. This event is for students who will live in the residence halls. Students will meet their resident assistants and move into their rooms. Tiger Tags will be available for students' and parent's vehicles.

PlayFair, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, on the Quad, is an opportunity for students to create new friendships by interacting with other incoming freshmen.

The New Student Orientation and Academic Orientation is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. FHSU will preview the university experience, help students understand university policies and procedures, and provide opportunities to familiarize students with university resources and services. Speaker Judson Laipply, the man from the "Evolution of Dance" video, will perform.

Ultimate Road Trip, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center, helps students start planning their "ultimate road trip" to college success.

All freshmen must also attend their floor meetings at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22, in the residence halls.

The Augustfest schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 19:
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Move In Day--residence halls.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Family lunch--McMindes Cafe.
4 to 5 p.m.: Living Group meetings for new residents--floor lounges.
4 to 5 p.m.: Family Orientation--Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
5:30 p.m.: PlayFair--Quad.

Friday, Aug. 20:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: New Student Orientation and Academic Orientation--Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Transfer Orientation--Eagle Communications Hall, Robbins Center.
5 to 7 p.m.: Taste of Memorial Union--Memorial Union first floor food court and Cody Commons.
6 p.m.: Christian Challenge Welcome BBQ--Custer Hall gazebo and lawn.
7:30 p.m.: Comedian Michael Dean Ester: "The Reason You're Here"--Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, Aug. 21:
2 to 5 p.m.: Games on the Lawn--Custer Hall gazebo and lawn.

Sunday, Aug. 22:
2:30 to 3:15 p.m. and 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.: Sorority recruitment information sessions--Black and Gold Room, Memorial Union.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Class Crawl--Sunset Lounge, Memorial Union.
7 to 8:30 p.m.: Ultimate Road Trip--Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
10 p.m.: Floor meetings--residence halls.

Monday, Aug. 23:
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Art print and poster sale--Memorial Union Patio, Quad.
4 to 7 p.m.: Back to School Picnic and Bongo Ball--Quad.
4 p.m.: Intramurals scavenger hunt begins.
5 to 6:30 p.m.: Dinner in the Quad--Quad and Memorial Union.
7:30 p.m.: Sorority recruitment service night--Black and Gold Room, Memorial Union.

Tuesday, Aug. 24:
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Art print and poster sale--Memorial Union Patio, Quad.
3:30 or 6:30 p.m.: Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority recruitment open house--409 W. Eighth St.
4:45 or 7:45 p.m.: Delta Zeta Sorority recruitment open house--410 W. Sixth St.
8:30 p.m.: Challenge!--13th Street and Harvest Road.

Wednesday, Aug. 25:
5:45 to 6:45 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.: Sorority recruitment Fun Night and preference parties.
9:30 p.m.: Sorority recruitment bid night--Cody Commons, Memorial Union.

Thursday, Aug. 26:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Get Plugged In--Sunset Lounge, Memorial Union.
3 p.m.: Senior start-up--Black and Gold Room, Memorial Union.
7 to 10 p.m.: Sand volleyball--Sonic Drive-In, 1708 Vine.

Friday, Aug. 27:
3 p.m.: Intramurals scavenger hunt due--submit to Cunningham Hall, room 111.
7 to 9 p.m.: Fall Gallery Walk reception--Moss-Thorns Gallery, Rarick Hall.

Saturday, Aug. 28:
7 p.m.: FHSU football kickoff vs. Western State--Lewis Field.

Tuesday, Aug. 31:
8:30 p.m.: Challenge!--13th Street and Harvest Road.

Wednesday, Sept. 1:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Hispanic-American Leadership Organization Food Carnival--Memorial Union patio, Quad.
4:30 p.m.: Intramurals Fantasy Football Draft No. 1--Cunningham Hall, room 123.
7:30 p.m.: Intramurals Fantasy Football Draft No. 2--Cunningham Hall, room 123.
9 p.m.: Intramurals Fantasy Football Draft No. 3 (ladies only)--Cunningham Hall, room 123.
6 p.m.: T.I.G.E.R.S. Series Workshop: "Adjusting to College--Moving from High School to College Coursework"--Picken Hall, room 111.

Thursday, Sept. 2:
7 to 10 p.m.: Sand volleyball--Sonic Drive-In, 1708 Vine.
9 p.m.: Drive-In movie--Gross Memorial Coliseum parking lot.

Saturday, Sept. 4:
7 p.m.: FHSU football vs. East Central--Lewis Field.

Tuesday, Sept. 7:
4 p.m.: Intramurals Fantasy Football Draft No. 4--Cunningham Hall, room 123.
6 p.m.: Intramurals Fantasy Football Draft No. 5--Cunningham Hall, room 123.
6:45 p.m.: University Activities Board Social and Grocery Bingo--Cody Commons, Memorial Union.
8:30 p.m.: Challenge!--13th Street. and Harvest Road.

Wednesday, Sept. 8:
6 p.m.: Fantasy Football Faculty Draft--Victor E. Lounge, Gross Memorial Coliseum.

Thursday, Sept. 9:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Creation Station Tye Dye Party--Memorial Union patio, Quad.
4:30 p.m.: Intramurals sand volleyball captain's meeting--Cunningham Hall, room 143.
7 to 10 p.m.: Intramurals sand volleyball--Sonic Drive-In, 1708 Vine.

Augustfest events can be found online as well as in a brochure handed out during New Student Orientation and available in the residence halls and various campus locations. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge and are provided for all new and returning students, faculty and staff.

For more information and for more details on Augustfest events, go to www.fhsu.edu/fye/augustfest.


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