Jan Hanish, director of Maucker Union, (319) 273-2257
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Family Weekend officially kicks off at the University of Northern Iowa with a performance, the New Wave Vaudeville Show, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center's Great Hall. Admission is free for UNI students and children 11 and under. Tickets are $5 for all others.
Saturday's events include college open houses from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Panther Style Show at 1 p.m. on the UNI-Dome East Plaza, free root beer floats at 1:30 p.m. in Redeker Center, and the Family Feast Tailgate from 2 to 4 p.m. on the plaza as well. Cost for meals is $6.75 for adults, and $2.50 for children 11 and under. During the tailgate, UNI President Robert Koob will present the Family of the Year. West Des Moines senior Ricky Breuss and his family will receive this award.
The UNI Panthers will host the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at 4:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome, and the volleyball team will play Creighton University at 7 p.m. in the West Gym.
The weekend closes Sunday, Sept. 22, with a brunch at the Towers Dining Center and the Piazza in Redeker Center. Tickets in advance are $4.75 for adults, $3.75 for children 5 to 11, and free for those under 5.
For tickets to Family Weekend events, call (319) 2734-7469, or (877) 549-7469. For more information about Family Weekend, call the UNI Office of Development, (319) 273-6078, or (800) 782-9522.