This weekend, families from all over will gather on Northwestern’s campus. Family Weekend, created to establish a special time for family members of NW students to experience campus life, will feature a variety of events.
Tonight, the events will begin at 9:30 p.m. with the NW selection round of the annual competition of NC/DC. The first show in this series will showcase some of the talent on campus for visiting families.
On Saturday, Oct. 31, the day will start with events sponsored by the Women’s Auxiliary, a group dedicated to the service and mission of NW. A full breakfast will be served in the Hub from 8-10 a.m. with President Greg Christy in attendance so he can talk with the families. A silent auction will also be held in the RSC from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
At 1 p.m., the Red Raider football team will play the University of Sioux Falls at Korver Field.
Halftime of the football game will feature the NW Parents of the Year. Senior Delainye Woudstra’s parents, Larry and Donna Hardersen, have been chosen as the Parents of the Year for 2009-10. The Hardersens of Hinton, Iowa, have had five children attend NW: Delainye, Kelana Groendyke (’99), Kendara Woudstra (’03), Mikyla Dittman (’05) and Kadrian (’08).
The women’s basketball team will be holding an intra-squad scrimmage for its JV team at 4 p.m. The varsity vs. alumni scrimmage will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Bultman Center. There will also be a volleyball match at Dordt College at 7:30 p.m.
The improv group Black V will have shows on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
To wrap up the weekend, the annual Fall Family Weekend Concert will commence at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the chapel. The concert will include selections performed by the Symphonic Band, Chamber Orchestra, A Cappella Choir, Heritage Singers and Women’s Choir.