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Release Date: September 24, 2007

ASU Schedules Family Day Sept. 29

Angelo State University will welcome to campus the relatives of all currently enrolled students during Family Day, which will culminate with the Rams football game Saturday, Sept. 29, against Midwestern State.

A variety of activities are scheduled all day Sept. 29 to allow parents and other relatives to see their sons and daughters in their university environment. Family Day is sponsored by the ASU Student Life Office, which can be contacted at (325) 942-2191 for more information.

Activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a reception hosted by ASU President Joseph Rallo in Room 110 of the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont. Angelo State’s AFROTC Detachment 847 will host an Open House in Room 227 of the Rassman Building, 2222 Dena Drive, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Other morning activities include an honors class demonstration lecture at 10 a.m. in Room B301 of the Porter Henderson Library, 2025 S. Johnson St., for families of Honors Program students. An Honors Program reception will follow at 11 a.m. in the Honors Lounge on the third floor of the library.

Lunch will be available for Family Day guests from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ASU Food Service Center, 2201 Vanderventer. Cost for guests is $5 for the all-you-can-eat meal.

At 1 p.m. the ASU Nursing Department will conduct a demonstration of its new High-Fidelity Patient Simulation Lab in Room 264 of the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer. At 1:30 p.m. the American Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will sponsor a Chemistry Magic Show in Room 200 of the Cavness Science Building, 2460 Dena Drive.

The ASU Studio One drama group will make a presentation at 2 p.m. in Room 241A of the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive. Immediately following the presentation, representatives of the Communication, Drama and Journalism Department will take guests on a tour of the department’s radio and television studios on the third floor of the library.

The Office of Residence Life will host “The Price is Right: Residence Hall Edition” at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of Texan Hall, 2104 S. Van Buren.

Pre-game festivities will start at 3:30 p.m. with the ASU Alumni Association’s Ram Jam at the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center, 1620 University Ave. A free barbeque dinner will be available for Family Day participants. Tickets for the dinner are limited and must be picked up at the University Center Information Desk by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28.

Then at 6 p.m. the Rams football team will take on Midwestern State at San Angelo Stadium. Current ASU students can pick up free football game tickets for their immediate family members at the University Center Information Desk between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Sept. 24-28. Tickets to the football game also will be available to family members during Ram Jam.

At halftime of the football game, the ASU Athletic Department will present its second annual Athletic Family of the Year Award to the Morton family. The patriarch and matriarch of the family are Chuck and Shirley Morton. Chuck played basketball for the Rams from 1963-67. Shirley is a 40-year ASU staff member, was secretary/treasurer of the Lone Star Conference from 1984-94 and is a member of the LSC Hall of Fame. Their daughter, Tracy Hastings, played basketball for ASU from 1985-89 and ranks fifth all-time in points and second all-time in rebounds for the Rambelles.

In addition to the campus events, several community museums will offer free admission on Sept. 29, including Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes; San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.; Historic Orient-Santa Fe Depot/Railway Museum of San Angelo, 703 S. Chadbourne; and the San Angelo Nature Center, 7409 Knickerbocker Road.

A printable schedule of Family Day events is available online at 2007 Family Day Schedule.