Jan Hanish, director of Maucker Union, (319) 273-2257
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Family Weekend kicks off at the University of Northern Iowa on Friday, Sept. 26, with events throughout the day and a viewing of the planets and stars at the UNI Hillside Observatory at 8 p.m.
Events on Saturday, Sept. 27, include college open houses from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Panther Style Show at 2 p.m. on the UNI-Dome East Plaza, free root beer floats at 2 p.m. in the Piazza at Redeker Center, and the Family Feast Tailgate from 2 to 4 p.m. on the UNI-Dome East Plaza as well. Cost for the tailgate is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 11. Following the tailgate, the UNI Panthers will host Northwestern State at 4:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. During the tailgate and half time of the game, Cedar Falls senior Matt Harris and his family will receive UNI's Family of the Year award.
Dinner will be served in UNI's Piazza dining center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 11, and free for children 4 and under. Featured will be T-bone steaks, baby-back ribs, a taco bar and chili.
Barry DeVoll will perform a magic show on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 p.m. in Russell Hall. The public may attend at no charge.
The weekend closes Sunday, Sept. 28, with a brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Piazza in Redeker Center. Tickets in advance are $5 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 11, and free for those under 5.
For tickets to Family Weekend events, visit www.uni.edu/familyweekend, or call (319) 273-3663. For more information about Family Weekend, call the UNI Office of Development, (319) 273-6078, or (800) 782-9522.