Archive for Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Family day means fun

August 23, 2000

Baker University's Family Day will give students a chance to show off campus life to their relatives, and learn a few salsa steps at the same time.

"Fiesta de la Familia" is the theme for this year's event, set for Saturday, Sept. 15. According to Jim Troha, dean of students, this year's event will have a party atmosphere.

"It is a positive day for families, students and the university," Troha said. "Each year we get between 500 and 600 people attending the festivities. And this year it's going to be really special with a mariachi band and salsa dance lessons. It should be a lot of fun and no one will have an excuse not to have a good time."

Family Day also offers Baker the opportunity to invite families to reunite with their students, have a good time and show their support for Baker.

"Family day is an event that I really look forward to," Troha said. "It is an event that I always look back on with good thoughts."

The day's complete schedule:

10 a.m. to noon Greek Activities

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration, Harter Union lobby

Noon to 1 p.m. Tours of Osborne Chapel and the English Garden

1:30 to 3 p.m. Harlaxton Program, Mabee 100

3 to 4 p.m. President's Reception, Collins House

4 to 4:30 p.m. Parent's Council Meeting, Harter Union lobby

4 to 5 p.m. Alumni Reception, alumni office

4 to 5:30 p.m. Tours of Osborne Chapel and the English Garden

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dinner, Harter Union

7 p.m. Baker Football vs. Lindenwood, Liston Stadium

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