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Family Weekend tailgate reservation deadline extended

Sept. 23, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Hundreds of parents and family members of new and returning Western Michigan University students will be in Kalamazoo to celebrate their campus involvement and share in the community spirit for WMU's 40th annual Family Weekend Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7.

The reservation deadline for the pregame tailgate buffet, one of the weekend's main events, has been extended to Monday, Oct. 1. Advance reservations with payment are required for the tailgate, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bernhard Center.

The tailgate includes raffle prizes, food and fun for fans of all ages. The Bronco Marching Band, Buster Bronco and WMU's new president and first lady, John and Linda Dunn, will be joining in the festivities. In addition to the tailgate buffet, highlights of Family Weekend include Classes without Quizzes, an interest and information expo, college open houses and Bronco football versus Akron University.

A host of other events on campus and in surrounding communities will keep students and their family members entertained throughout the weekend. The activities will begin on Friday with campus exhibits and theatre productions as well as an Art Hop, blues performance and more in downtown Kalamazoo. Families also will be able to tour campus and enjoy the Student Recreation Center facilities and Gabel Pool at little or no cost with the new WMU Family Connection discount card.

Tickets for the tailgate buffet are $12 for WMU students and adults, and $10 for children 12 and younger. Pre-ordered tickets may be picked up at the Family Weekend Welcome Desk in the Bernhard Center from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Also available in the registration and welcome area will be: nametags; information packets; pre-ordered football, theatre and on-campus meal tickets; WMU Family Connection discount cards; and coupons for the WMU Bookstore.

For more information or to register for events, visit www.wmich.edu/parents/weekend.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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