CU to Hold Annual Family Weekend Activities for Students and Parents

By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Each year Campbellsville University shows her appreciation for new and returning students and their families the month after classes start.

This year, festivities will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13, which include a barbecue, comedy show, tailgate and football game.

The Family Weekend Barbecue will be held on Montgomery Library Lawn Friday, Sept. 12 from 4:30 to 6:30. Shannon T. Clark, director of alumni relations at CU, said parents and family members wishing to attend the barbecue will need to purchase tickets, which are $7 each and can be purchased through CU’s Office of Development by calling (270) 789-5211.

Clark said students with meal plans will not need a ticket as this meal will serve as the students’ dinner.

Following the barbecue, the annual Dave & Ed Show will be held in the Ransdell Chapel beginning at 7:30 p.m.

According to Andrew Ward, director of student activities and intramurals at CU, the Dave & Ed Show is “one of the more popular campus traditions.”

The free show features hosts Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services, and Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries, in their alter egos, with students performing routines, skits and lip syncing songs for cash prizes.

“The students really enjoy it, and families are welcome to attend the show also,” Ward said.

For more information about the Dave & Ed Show, call Ward at (270) 789-5161.

Family Weekend events will continue Saturday, beginning with a tailgate on Montgomery Library Lawn at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets for the football game tailgate will cost $12 with a football game ticket, or $7 for the meal only. To reserve tickets or for more information, contact the Office of Development at (270) 789-5211.

The Fighting Tigers will take on Ohio Dominican University at 1:30 p.m. at Houchens Insurance Group Field in Finley Stadium. Tickets to the game are $5 and can be purchased through the Office of Athletics by calling (270) 789-5257.

Other events taking place during Family Weekend include Preview Day for high school juniors and seniors and a Hall of Fame brunch, both of which will be Saturday, Sept. 13. For information about Preview Day, contact the Office of Admissions at (270) 789-5220, and for information about the Hall of Fame contact the Office of Development at (270) 789-5211.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 36 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.

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