Augustfest events scheduled for for students, faculty, staff
08/16/2011

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 activities, events, 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, soccer and football games, and more.

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

The big event of the 2011 celebration is "Sex Signals" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, in Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.

"Sex Signals," sponsored b Student Affairs, provides a provocative, in-your-face look at issues surrounding dating, sex and date rape on college campuses. Through the use of humor, the show explored how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstanding between the sexes.

Students will engage in a candid discussion on dating and the realities of date rape as they are challenged to provide solutions to improve communication in interpersonal relationships.

Freshmen are required to attend four Augusfest events: PlayFair, New Student Orientation, "Do Talk to Strangers" and floor meetings.

PlayFair, sponsored by the University Activities Board and Student Affairs, is at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, at Lewis Field Stadium. This event provides students with an entertaining way to make new campus friendships.

New Student Orientation, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center, is designed to help students adjust to the campus environment and cope with changes they will experience in their first semester at FHSU.

Ruben Gonzales, a four-time Olympian, will be the keynote speaker, sharing with students his unique ability to inspire confidence, courage and hope in people.

Students will learn university policies and procedures and will get familiarized with university resources and services. The program will conclude with academic orientations and lunch in the Memorial Union.

Students will be inspired to maximize their interpersonal skills at "Do Talk to Strangers" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. It is sponsored by Student Affairs and Greek Life.

The Augustfest schedule:
Thursday, Aug. 18:
10 a.m.: Horizons Multicultural Orientation--Sunset Lounge, Memorial Union.
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Move In Day--residence halls.
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Transfer Student Orientation--Black and Gold Room, Memorial Union.
11 a.m. to 2 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--TBA.
8 p.m.: PlayFair--Lewis Field Stadium.
9:30 p.m.: The PlayFair After-Party--Stadium Place Apartments.

Friday, Aug. 19:
10 a.m.: Horizons Multicultural Orientation.
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: New Student Orientation--Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
2 p.m.: Chinese Academy Meet and Greet--Memorial Union patio.
4:30 p.m.: FHSU women's soccer exhibition game vs. Butler Community College--Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.
6 p.m.: Christian Challenge Welcome BBQ--Custer Hall gazebo.
7 p.m.: FHSU men's soccer exhibition game vs. Pratt Community College--Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.
7:30 p.m.: Sex Signals--Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, Aug. 20:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Marvel of the Monarch Migration--Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
2 to 5 p.m.: Games on the Lawn--Custer Hall gazebo and lawn.
6 p.m.: Scholarship BBQ--Sigma Alpha Epsilon House.
8 to 10 p.m.: Casino Night--Chuck's Place, Wiest Hall.

Sunday, Aug. 21:
2 to 3:15 p.m.: Sorority recruitment information sessions--Black and Gold Room, Memorial Union.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Class crawl--Meet in Sunset Lounge, Memorial Union.
4:30 p.m.: FHSU women's soccer exhibition game vs. Hutchinson Community College--Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.
7 p.m.: FHSU men's soccer exhibition game vs. Barton Community College--Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.
7 to 8:30 p.m.: "Do Talk to Strangers"--Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
8:30 to 9:15 p.m.: Sorority recruitment information sessions--Black and Gold Room, Memorial Union.
10 p.m.: Floor meetings: residence halls.

Monday, Aug. 22:
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Beyond the Wall Poster Sale--Memorial Union patio and Quad.
4 to 7 p.m.: Back-to-School Picnic--Quad.
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. 23:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Beyond the Wall Poster Sale--Memorial Union patio and Quad.
3:30 or 6:30 p.m.: Sorority Recruitment Delta Zeta Open House--410 W. 6th St.
4:45 or 7:45 p.m.: Sorority Recruitment Alpha Gamma Delta Open House--409 W. 8th St.
6:30 p.m.: Fringe Theatre Company's Back-to-School R-R-Rally--Malloy Hall.
8:30 p.m.: Christian Challenge--13th and Harvest Rd.

Wednesday, Aug. 24:
3 p.m.: Senior Start-Up--Stouffer Lounge, Memorial Union.
5:45 to 6:45 p.m.: Sorority Recruitment preference parties.
7 to 8 p.m.: Sorority Recruitment preference parties.
7 p.m.: FHSU Black and Gold Volleyball Scrimmage--Gross Memorial Coliseum.
7 p.m.: Dessert Social--Stouffer Lounge, Memorial Union.
7 p.m.: Fraud Fighters Wanted--McCartney Hall, room 109.
9:30 p.m.: Sorority Recruitment Bid Night--Cody Commons, Memorial Union.

Thursday, Aug. 25:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Get Plugged In--Quad.
9 a.m.: Chinese Academy Meet and Greet--Memorial Union patio.
7 to 10 p.m.: Sand volleyball--Sonic, 1708 Vine St.

Friday, Aug. 26:
4:30 to 7 p.m.: Union Uproar--Various locations in the Memorial Union.

Saturday, Aug. 27:
9 a.m.: FHSU Alumni Run--FHSU Cross Country Course.
9 a.m.: Dirty Dash Battle at the Fort--South of Gross Memorial Coliseum.
4 p.m.: Tiger Auction and Dinner--FHSU Ballroom, Memorial Union.

Sunday, Aug. 28:
5 p.m.: FHSU women's soccer exhibition game vs. Kansas Wesleyan--Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.
7:30 p.m.: FHSU men's soccer exhibition game vs. Kansas Wesleyan--Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.

Tuesday, Aug. 30:
8:30 p.m.: Christian Challenge--13th and Harvest Rd.

Wednesday, Aug. 31:
6:30 p.m.: Jazz on the Quad--Quad.

Thursday, Sept. 1:
4:30 p.m.: Fantasy Football Draft #1--Cunningham Hall, room 123.
7 p.m.: FHSU football vs. Emporia State University--Lewis Field Stadium.
7 to 10 p.m.: Sand volleyball--Sonic, 1708 Vine St.
7:30 p.m.: Fantasy Football Draft #2--Cunningham Hall, room 123.

Saturday, Sept. 3:
2 p.m.: Speech contest--Memorial Union.
4:30 p.m.: FHSU men's soccer vs. Adam's State College--Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.
7 p.m.: FHSU women's soccer vs. Newman University--Bickle Schmidt Sports Complex.

Sunday, Sept. 4:
4 p.m.: FHSU men's soccer vs. University of Colorado-Colorado Springs--Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.

Monday, Spet. 5:
Labor Day - University closed.

Tuesday, Sept. 6:
4 p.m.: Fantasy Football Draft #3--Cunningham Hall, room 123.
6 p.m.: FHSU volleyball vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State University--Gross Memorial Coliseum.
6 p.m.: Fantasty Football Draft #4, auction draft--Cunningham Hall, room 123.
8:30 p.m.: Christian Challenge--13th and Harvest Rd.

Wednesday, Sept. 7:
5 p.m.: T.I.G.E.R.S. Series workshop--Cody Commons, Memorial Union.

Thursday, Sept. 8:
4:30 p.m.: Sand Volleyball League entries due and captain's meeting.
7 to 10 p.m.: Sand Volleyball--Sonic, 1708 Vine St.

Augustfest events can be found online as well as in a brochure handed out during New Student Orientation and available in 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 or for more details on Augustfest events, go to www.fhsu.edu/fye/augustfest/.


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