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August 2006

Release Date: August 23, 2006

ASU Readies for Start of Fall Classes

Angelo State University will welcome the Class of 2010 and returning students when fall classes begin at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, on campus.

University officials are expecting more than 6,000 students for the fall.

Activities begin with the opening of ASU residence halls at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25. University personnel and community volunteers, including a delegation from First Baptist Church, will be available to assist students and their parents with moving into the residence halls.

A variety of welcoming events have been scheduled Friday through Sunday as part of "Rambunctious Weekend '06:  The Start of Something Great" to help newcomers get acquainted. These activities begin noon Friday with a hamburger cookout at the Pavilion; a multi-cultural and first generational student reception at 3 p.m. in the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center; Playfair activities at 7 p.m. at the Center for Human Performance; and a 9 p.m. outdoor movie at the Slab.

Rambunctious Weekend activities on Saturday include sand volleyball, horseshoes and other games at 4 p.m. outside the Food Service Center and snack bar and a 6:30 p.m. Pavilion pep rally, featuring Roscoe, the Ram Band, ASU Cheerleaders and the Angelettes. The pep rally will be followed at 8:30 p.m. with a show by hypnotist Michael C. Anthony.

Sunday activities will include a 3 p.m. Party at the Pool with fun and games, culminating with a fajita dinner.

The home sports season will begin Sunday at 3 p.m. when the ASU soccer team takes on the College of the Southwest at the Varsity Soccer Field. The volleyball team opens at home against Cameron at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena.

The Ram football team will begin its 2006 campaign on Sept. 2 against Western Colorado. ASU's evening football games this year will start at 6 p.m. rather than an hour later as in past years. Football games will be broadcast on KIXY-FM, 94.7.

Ram and Rambelle sports fans are also invited to attend the regular luncheons of the ASU Athletic Foundation. The year's first meeting, featuring ASU players and coaches, will be Monday, Aug. 28, in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center. Cost is $8.25 for the meal.