Geneva College

Family Weekend 2010

Join us for Family Weekend 2010 on November 12-13.

Geneva College invites students and their families to be part of Geneva’s annual Family Weekend on November 12-13. “The November 1 registration deadline is fast approaching,” cautions Director of Parent Relations Becky Phillips, “so sign up now to ensure that you don’t miss out on all of the great activities that we have planned for this special weekend.”

The entire family has the opportunity to experience campus life first hand by sharing meals at Alexander Dining Hall and enjoying a Saturday afternoon football game as the Geneva Golden Tornadoes take on the Westminster Titans. Students’ siblings may even spend Friday night in a residence hall with their brother or sister following a screening of “Toy Story 3” in the Metheny Fieldhouse.

Many other fun activities are planned as well. Family Feud will be hosted in the Student Center on Friday evening and President Ken Smith invites everyone to join him afterward for a cup of hot chocolate at the Cocoa Pour in the Brigadoon. Music lovers can enjoy Geneva College students performing a repertoire of Broadway songs or starring in the musical, The Spitfire Grill, with performances scheduled for both Friday evening and Saturday.

On Saturday morning Keith Martel, Director of the Center for Faith and Practice, will lead families in prayer for Geneva College and its students, followed by a chapel service conducted by Dr. Dean Smith and Dr. David Smith.

“The family unit is a part of God's wonderful creation.  Family Weekend allows us to celebrate the families that God has given to us by spending time and enjoying activities together, “ says Becky Phillips, Director of Parent Relations.

She encourages families not to miss out on this great opportunity to share the Geneva College experience with their students. Some activities have a fee and prior reservation may be required.  Click here to register online by the November 1 deadline. 

Friday Schedule   
4 – 6:30 p.m.  Hospitality and Registration Center  Student Center, 2nd floor 
4:45 – 6 p.m.  Family Dinner  Alexander Dining Hall 

Advance reservations are required. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Geneva students swipe their meal card. 

7:30 p.m.  Broadway Revue  John H. White Chapel, Old Main 
(venue not handicap accessible)

Geneva College students perform a repertoire of Broadway songs. Hosted by the Geneva Women, an active alumni group, this popular event raises funds to support the college and its students. Tickets are required. Advance purchase: $5 for adults, $3 for children and students. At the door: $6 for adults, $3 for children and students.  

7:30 p.m.  Family Feud  Skye Lounge, Student Center 

Student activities will host an evening of family feud. There is no charge for this event. Sign-ups at the door.  

8 p.m.  The Spitfire Grill  Bagpiper Theatre 

Students will be starring in this musical that tells a story of a woman who was just released from prison and goes to work in a small-town café known as The Spitfire Grill. A central theme is redemption. Tickets available through the box office at 724-847-5099.  

8:30 – 10 p.m.  Cocoa Pour  The Brigadoon, Student Center 

Come meet President Ken Smith and enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate. The Riverview Café will also be open. Advance reservations requested.  

9:30 p.m.  Student/Sibling Movie – Toy Story 3  Metheny Fieldhouse 

Students and siblings are invited to watch Toy Story 3 together. Bring your pillows and blankets. Pop and popcorn will be provided. No charge.  

11 p.m.  

Siblings – to the resident halls

Saturday Schedule   
8 a.m. –1 p.m.  Hospitality and Registration Center   Student Center, 2nd floor 
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.  Geneva families praying   Skye Lounge, Student Center 

Join with Geneva families to pray for students and the college hosted by Keith Martel, Director of the Center for Faith and Practice.  

9 – 9:45 a.m.   Chapel Service   Skye Lounge, Student Center 

Dr. Dean Smith and Dr. David Smith will lead families in a chapel service. Reservations requested.  

10 a.m.  Family Brunch   Alexander Dining Hall 

Enjoy family mealtime together. Meet Geneva’s 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, Dr. Adel Aiken. Advance reservations are required. $9 per adult and Geneva student, $5 for children under 12. Geneva students may NOT swipe for this meal.  

11:45 a.m.  Legacy Gathering   McCartney Library, West Reading Room 

Alumni parents of current students and their children are invited to a tailgating reception with complimentary hot cider and sweet treats. Celebrate the joy of sharing an alma mater with your child. No charge. Reservations required.  

1 p.m.  Football game vs. Westminster   Reeves Field 

Tickets reserved in advance will be complimentary. Pick up tickets at the Hospitality Center or at the north entryway to Reeves Field immediately prior to the football game.  

2 p.m.  The Spitfire Grill   Bagpiper Theatre 

A repeat performance. Same ticket information applies.  

4:30 p.m. Broadway Revue John H. White Chapel, Old Main
(venue not handicap accessible)

A repeat performance of Friday evening’s show. Same ticket information applies.

8 p.m. The Spitfire Grill Bagpiper Theatre

A repeat performance. Same ticket information applies.

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).

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