by Travis Hendryx, Office of Public Relations

A full slate of activities is scheduled for the weekend of September 27-29 as Sul Ross State University celebrates Family Day, 2019.

“We look forward to having the families of our students in Alpine for this special weekend,” said Kara O’Shaughnessy, Director of Advancement and Donor Relations.

“To help folks find their way around the campus and community, we will have a hospitatlity table inside the Morgan University Center lobby with refreshments and the latest schedule information.”

O’Shaughnessy also encouraged visitors to stop by the bookstore, located in the University Center, for Sul Ross apparel, gift items, books and a variety of snacks and drinks.

“We want this to be an open house experience for the families,” O’Shaughnessy said. “This is an opportunity for parents to meet with their student’s roommates, tour the residence halls, enjoy a hike to The Desk, visit the Museum of the Big Bend and other places on campus.”

Parents are also invited to sit in on classes with their students.

“If space is available, parents are welcome to sit in the back of the classroom and observe,” said O’Shaughnessy adding that some classses may not be open due to exams.

In addition to home football and soccer games scheduled for September 28, the 74th Annual Sul Ross NIRA Rodeo is set for September 26-28.

Other activities include a Basketball Golf Scramble at the Alpine Country Club benefitting the Sul Ross women’s and men’s basketball programs. The golf outing gets underway at 10:00 a.m. on September 28.

On September 29, families will be treated to a Sunday brunch with Sul Ross President Bill Kibler at 11:00 a.m. in the Morgan University Center.

Breakdown of this year’s Family Day Weekend events:

Friday September 27th

8:00am – 4:00pm Starbucks (University Center Lobby) is open

8:00am – 5:00pm Check out the Sul Ross Bookstore in the Morgan University Center for Sul Ross clothing, gift items, school supplies, books, and a variety of snacks & drinks.

8:00am – 2:00pm

*Classes begin every hour on the hour. Check with your student to see if their class is on the Open Classes list. Parents are invited to sit in on classes with their students. If space is available, parents are welcome to sit in the back of the classroom and observe. Schedules are available at the Hospitality Table in Morgan University Center Lobby. (Some classes may not be open due to an exam or another reason, and will not appear on the list.) Please keep in mind that these are not classes designed for parents but rather a special opportunity for you to sit in on a class that your daughter or son attends. Remember to mute your cell phones.

9:00am – 5:00pm Exhibits in the Museum of the Big Bend.

“Before Texas was TEXAS Map Exhibit” TEXAS. A word that today is known around the world, describing a place which conjures up many different images in the mind’s eye. A place which is often larger than life, both as to the landscapes and those who inhabit it. Our state was not always called TEXAS—we do not know, for example, if the original Texans who called this land home had a name for it prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Early trans-Atlantic explorers and cartographers used many terms to describe the region, including Nova Hispania, America Septentrinale, Louisiana, Messico. A new world, full of challenges, where survival required independence, fortitude and resoluteness. This Exhibit includes original maps from the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection.

“Livermore Cache” In 1906, Susan Janes made the last of her seven trips to a cache of arrowheads located on Mount Livermore in the Davis Mountains. One hundred years later, these arrowheads, known as the Livermore points, continue to intrigue and confound archeologists. At the pictograph site called Tall Rock Shelter the same type of points have been found.

11:00m – 1:30pm
Aramark Dining Service is open for lunch in the Morgan University Center ($8.00 cash or check; $6.00 for children under 10).

1:00pm to 5:00pm Hospitality Table (University Center Lobby)
Visit the Hospitality Table in the Morgan University Center Lobby for refreshments and up-to-date weekend schedules.

2:00pm – 4:00pm Visit the Tutoring & Learning Center (TLC) in the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library for some fresh cookies, and learn about the programs and services designed to help students succeed.

5:00pm – 7:00pm Fine Arts Gallery – Closing Night of “Colored Landscapes” Exhibit by Neela Ahmed – A BFA Exhibition featuring the work of Neela Ahmed runs Sept 16th–27th, at Francois Gallery in the Fine Arts Building. The exhibit explores Big Bend landscapes and attractions.

5:00pm – 7:00pm Aramark Dining Service is open for dinner in the Morgan University Center ($8.00 cash or check; $6.00 for children under 10).

7:00pm 74th Annual Sul Ross Rodeo – SALE Arena

Saturday September 28th

9:00am to 3:00pm Hospitality Table (University Center Lobby)
Visit the Hospitality Table in the Morgan University Center Lobby for refreshments and up-to-date weekend schedules.

9:00am – 10:00am Aramark Dining Service is open for breakfast in the Morgan University Center ($8.00 cash or check; $6.00 for children under 10).

9:00am – 1:00pm Starbucks (University Center Lobby) is open

9:30am – 10:15am “Ask the Dean” Question & Answer Session with Dean of Student Life, Leo Dominguez at
“Zuzu’s Place” – across from Residential Living.

10:00am Basketball Golf Scramble at Alpine Country Club, contact Athletics for more information on the event, 432-837-8226.

10:30am – 11:30am “Family Feud” at “Zuzu’s Place” – across from Residential Living. Come out and take on other families in this popular game. Hosted by the Ambassadors.

11:30am – 1:00pm Aramark Dining Service is open for lunch in the Morgan University Center ($8.00 cash or check; $6.00 for children under 10).

2:00pm – 5:00pm Check out the Sul Ross Bookstore in the Morgan University Center for Sul Ross clothing, gift items, school supplies, books, and a variety of snacks & drinks.

2:00pm Lady Lobo’s Soccer Game at Lobo Field. Come out and cheer on our Lady Lobos as they compete against the University of the Ozarks Eagles.

3:00pm Football Tailgate along Lobo Lane at Jackson Field

• Face paint, photo booth, snow cones.
• Trashketball, corn hole, potato bag race, tied up ankle race, lasso (imitation bull)

4:30pm Lobo’s Soccer Game at Lobo Field. Come out and cheer on our Lobos as they battle the University of the Ozarks Eagles.

4:00pm – 6:00pm Aramark Dining services will hold dinner at Jackson Field, free to those who registered for Family Weekend.

5:00pm – 8:00pm Dungeons & Dragons Tournament UC 210

6:00pm Football Game at Jackson Field. Come cheer on the Lobos as we take on the East Texas Baptist Tigers. Don’t forget to wear your scarlet & gray.

7:00pm 74th Annual Sul Ross Rodeo – SALE Arena

Sunday September 29th

11:00am – 1:00pm Brunch with Sul Ross President Dr. Kibler in the Morgan University Center ($8.00 cash or check; $6.00 for children under 10). Enjoy a traditional Lobo breakfast before departing Alpine.