Palm Beach Atlantic University parents will bond with their students over a cookout, a campus tour and sporting events — real and virtual — during Family Weekend, which begins Thursday, Oct. 6, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 9.
Family Weekend 2011 will include a family walk/run, a family Nintendo Wii competition, soccer and volleyball games and sold-out performances of the musical Stop the World — I Want to Get Off. Registration will be held Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Lassiter Student Center.
Online registration and a complete schedule of events are available on the following web page: www.pba.edu/family-weekend. Among the highlights:
♦ Families can cheer the Lady Sailfish to victory during the Pepsi Bash at the Beach Women’s Volleyball Tournament, which kicks off at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation. Information is available at www.pbasailfish.com.
♦ A welcome cookout begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Fresh Food Company in Fraser Dining Hall. Admission is $9.50 per person and can be paid at the door.
♦ Evening with the Arts, a showcase of student artwork with music and refreshments, will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Einstein Bros. Bagels and the Warren Library.
♦ The Panera Bread Family Fun Walk/Run begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, along the Intracoastal Waterway on Flagler Drive. Breakfast bites will be served compliments of Panera Bread.
♦ Interim President William M.B. Fleming Jr. will present the State of the University address at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the DeSantis Family Chapel. Afterward, Interim President Fleming and the Parents Council will host the President’s Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Weyenberg Center on the second floor of the Lassiter Student Center.
♦ At 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, the School of Nursing will hold a commitment ceremony in the DeSantis Family Chapel. During this ceremony, upper division nursing students make a commitment to the profession. A reception will follow in Oceanview Hall.
♦ Family entertainment with Karl Koppertop (alumnus Karl Hein) featuring stage magic, balloon artistry and comedy will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Weyenberg Center on the second floor of the Lassiter Student Center.
♦ The Family Nintendo Wii Competition begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Weyenberg Center on the second floor of the Lassiter Student Center. Prizes will be awarded.