Family Day 2008 Set For Saturday, Sept. 20, At The UNiversity Of Nebraska At Kearney; Outstanding UNK Family

Jami Schaffnitt
coordinator of student activities at the Nebraskan Student Union, 308.865.8523
 UNK- A Chemistry Spectacular, performance by illusionist Reza, Loper athletics and presentation of the Outstanding Family Award are among the highlights of Family Day 2008 this Saturday (Sept. 20) at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Hosted by UNK Loper Programming and Activities Council, registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Nebraskan Student Union. The 2008 Outstanding Family Award will be presented at 11:45 a.m. by the Cope Fountain.

Events planned for the day include a Chemistry Spectacular, a performance by illusionist Reza, college receptions with department faculty and administration, and a barbecue at Cope Fountain. A special campus tour will be offered through the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions. Reservations for the tour can be made by calling 308.865.8526.

The “Pride of the Plains” marching band, under the direction of Dr. Neal Schnoor, UNK director of bands, will perform a pre-game spectacular. Loper athletics will be in action with a 1 p.m. football game against Adams State at Cope Stadium. The Lady Loper volleyball team will take to the court against Colorado Mines at 7 p.m. at the Health and Sports Center. Tickets for both athletic events can be purchased in advance by calling the Athletic Department at 308.865.1563.

Reservations are necessary. Payments may be made on, or before, Saturday, Sept. 20. Completed forms and payments are to be made to LPAC at the Nebraskan Student Union, 1013 West 27th St, Kearney, NE 68849. Registration forms are available at: Checks are to be made payable to Loper Programming and Activities Council. Questions may be directed to Jami Schaffnitt, coordinator of student activities, at 308.865.8523 or 
The complete schedule of events for Family Day 2008 is as follows:
8:30 a.m. – Registration, Atrium, Nebraskan Student Union
9 a.m. – Chemistry Spectacular, Oak Room, Nebraskan Student Union
9:30 a.m. – Illusionist Reza, Fine Arts Recital Hall
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Campus Tour. Contact Admissions for reservations, 308.865.8526
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Calvin T. Ryan Library tour
10:30 a.m. – College Receptions will take place in the Nebraskan Student Union:
            Business and Technology – Sandhills Room
            Education – Room 142
            Fine Arts and Humanities – second floor balcony
            Natural and Social Sciences – Cedar Room
            Nursing – Room 142A          
        Deciding Students – Fireplace Lounge
11:15 a.m. – Family Barbecue, Cope Fountain. Tickets required
12:50 p.m. – Pre-game Spectacular, Cope Stadium
1 p.m. – UNK Football vs. Adams State, Cope Stadium. Admission charged
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Dinner in the Commons, Nebraskan Student Union. Tickets required
7 p.m. – UNK Volleyball vs. Colorado Mines, Health and Sports Center. Admission charged