Family Weekend 2012

Many Family Weekend activities are planned for Northwest students, families, alumni and friends of the University. Below is a complete listing of activities. We hope to see you this weekend.
Saturday’s big event is the Bearcat football game against Northeastern State University. Kickoff for Saturday’s game is at 2:30 p.m. This year’s game will include recognition of the 2012 Alumni Award recipients as well as halftime introduction of the Northwest Family of the Year.
The Hy-Vee Bearcat Zone, Northwest’s tailgate area prior to all home football games, gets under way at 12:30 p.m. in the Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion. Meals will be available for $6.50.

Don’t miss a single play!

If you can’t make the game or a watch party, catch the play-by-play action through the Bearcat Radio Network or the online internet webcasts or purchase live video streaming through B2 Networks and the MIAA.


The game will also be televised on the MIAA Broadcasting Network. It will be carried live on Suddenlink Channel 19 in the Maryville and St. Joseph areas, KSMO Channel 62 in the Kansas City area as well as several cable systems throughout the MIAA’s geographical footprint, including Cox Kansas Cable system, Cablevision in St. Joseph, Eagle Communications in Kansas, and Mediacom cable systems in Springfield, Columbia and Jefferson City.


Family Weekend 2012 Schedule


Friday, Sept. 28

Northwest Soccer vs. Northeastern State University, 4 p.m., Bearcat Pitch
Northwest Alumni Association Awards Banquet, 6 p.m., J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom, reservations required.

Northwest Volleyball vs. Southwest Baptist University, 7 p.m., Bearcat Arena


Magician Peter Boie, sponsored by Student Activities Council, 7 p.m., Charles Johnson Theater, free (Reservations required)

Saturday, Sept. 29

5K Run/Walk/Roll, sponsored by Northwest Athletic Trainers, 6:30 a.m. registration/7 a.m. race, starts at Lamkin Activity Center circle drive, $20 entry fee, includes a T-shirt
Pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes, sponsored by Student Senate, 9-10:30 a.m., Alumni House front lawn, $4

Sorority Open Houses, 9-11 a.m., Roberta Hall (refreshments provided)

Alumni Open House, 9-11 a.m., Alumni House

Bearcat Bookstore open, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., J.W. Jones Student Union

Campus Scavenger Hunt, Centennial Garden, 10:30 a.m.

Family Weekend archives display, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m., B.D. Owens Library

Family Fun Fest with free games and activities, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion *Alternate location in case of inclement weather

Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families Open House, 12-2 p.m., Brown Hall, dedication and ribbon cutting at 1 p.m.


St. Jude’s Up Til Dawn Fundraiser, 12-2 p.m., Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion

Hy-Vee Bearcat Zone Tailgate, 12:30 p.m., Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion, meal is $6.50
Football, Northwest vs. Northeastern State University Tigers, 2:30 p.m., Bearcat Stadium (Northwest Family of the Year will be recognized at halftime)
Movie Night, “The Amazing Spider-Man”, sponsored by Student Activities Council, 8 p.m., Charles Johnson Theater, free (Reservations Required)

Fraternity Open Houses, all day (excluding Phi Sigma Kappa)
Sunday, Sept. 30

Faith services throughout the community

All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., J.W. Jones Student Union, $9.18 per meal
Northwest Soccer vs. University of Central Oklahoma, 1 p.m., Bearcat Pitch
Family Weekend archives display, 1-11:45 p.m., B.D. Owens Library

All events are open the public, unless otherwise noted, and subject to change.


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