Family Weekend event successful

Just four weeks ago, Wooster students were saying good-bye to parents, grandparents and siblings and turning their attention to unpacking dorm rooms and beginning the fall semester. Last weekend, however, the campus welcomed students’ families back for the opportunity to experience life on the Wooster campus.

Family Weekend 2008 offered a wide range of departmental activities, sporting events, musical performances, presentations, meals and exhibits. On Friday, families could attend the Fourth Annual Golf Scramble on the L.C. Boles Golf Course, take a campus tour or enjoy music and hors d’oeurves at the Wooster Inn’s Party on the Patio. The evening brought several student performances, including Tess Burgler’s ’09 Independent Study theatre production, show by the College’s improv comedy troupe Don’t Throw Shoes, a concert by student a capella groups COW Belles, Merry Kuween of Scots, A Round of Monkeys and After These Messages [See page 5 for more details on the theatre production and performances].

Saturday’s highlights included departmental open houses and presentations along with an afternoon football game against Ohio Wesleyan University. [See page 8 for more details on the game.] The game was preceded by a campus-wide Scot spirit tailgate buffet lunch.

In the evening, the Friends of International Students program hosted a potluck picnic for participating international students. Later, families and students were invited to enjoy a concert by Beatles tribute band The Return in McGaw Chapel, as well as Scotemberfest, a festival celebrating the Scottish arts.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday, with an alumni breakfast, an open conversation hosted by President Grant Cornwell and several services and receptions held by campus faith organizations.

Just four weeks ago, Wooster students were saying good-bye to parents, grandparents and siblings and turning their attention to unpacking dorm rooms and beginning the fall semester. Last weekend, however, the campus welcomed students’ families back for the opportunity to experience life on the Wooster campus.

Family Weekend 2008 offered a wide range of departmental activities, sporting events, musical performances, presentations, meals and exhibits. On Friday, families could attend the Fourth Annual Golf Scramble on the L.C. Boles Golf Course, take a campus tour or enjoy music and hors d’oeurves at the Wooster Inn’s Party on the Patio. The evening brought several student performances, including Tess Burgler’s ’09 Independent Study theatre production, show by the College’s improv comedy troupe Don’t Throw Shoes, a concert by student a capella groups COW Belles, Merry Kuween of Scots, A Round of Monkeys and After These Messages [See page 5 for more details on the theatre production and performances].

Saturday’s highlights included departmental open houses and presentations along with an afternoon football game against Ohio Wesleyan University. [See page 8 for more details on the game.] The game was preceded by a campus-wide Scot spirit tailgate buffet lunch.

In the evening, the Friends of International Students program hosted a potluck picnic for participating international students. Later, families and students were invited to enjoy a concert by Beatles tribute band The Return in McGaw Chapel, as well as Scotemberfest, a festival celebrating the Scottish arts.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday, with an alumni breakfast, an open conversation hosted by President Grant Cornwell and several services and receptions held by campus faith organizations.