WMU News

Plans set for 21st annual Bronco Bash

Aug. 17, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Bronco Bash 2001 is set for 3 to 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, in the Fountain Plaza near Miller Auditorium. More than 20,000 students and campus and community members are expected to attend the 21st annual event, which is a welcome-back-to-campus celebration for the University and Kalamazoo communities.

It also is designed to introduce new students to resources and volunteer opportunities that are available on campus and in the local community. Nearly 400 booths will be set up so students can peruse the wares of area merchants and get information about University departments, student organizations and local volunteer needs.

In addition to performances by several popular local bands, Bronco Bash 2001 will feature SR71 and Nine Days as special musical guests. The event also will include novelty entertainment activities such as the Gladiator Joust, Rock Wall, Bouncy Boxing, the Orbitron and Freaky Fotos.

A festival atmosphere will prevail as students sample cotton candy and elephant ears while enjoying the entertainment. Area radio stations will be broadcasting live from the event, which is being coordinated by the Campus Activities Board and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs. This year's bash is being sponsored by Kinko's, CenturyTel, 89.1 FM WIDR, 103.3 FM WKFR and 107.7 FM WRKR.

For more information, contact Kristen Betser in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs at 616 387-2115.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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