Day of family fun
Annual event continues to grow
Logan Qualls | reporter
The brilliance of the shining sun was matched by the smiles of students and their families for the annual Family Weekend celebrations at Pittsburg State University on Saturday, Sept. 21.
PSU held a number of events welcoming families, including a brunch at 10 a.m. with Steve Scott, president, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. Scott welcomed the families to another Family Weekend at Pitt State.
“You will find if you’re here very long, this is a place that really embraces family,” Scott said. “Pitt State has a long tradition of fostering the relationship between the university and the families of its students.
“Between classes, student organizations, jobs and social life, students can be hard-pressed to find time to keep close with family,” he said. “That is what this weekend is all about, keeping close with family.”
Abby Wiens, freshman in pre-dental, agrees with the central ideals of Family Weekend.
“It’s really convenient,” she said. “I don’t have to go home to see them. They can come hang out here, and I’m excited to show them around and show them what I’ve been experiencing.”
The Overman Student Center also participated in Family Weekend with a fiesta-themed lunch for students and families. Games and activities were available for younger siblings to enjoy.
“Pitt State’s Family Day has a fun and relaxing atmosphere, and one thing the university does really well is to offer many opportunities for families to get involved,” said James Saltat, senior in marketing.
As the day progressed the level of excitement and fun elevated as game time neared.
Live music, various food vendors and a mass of families flooded the Gorilla Village while students and alumni enjoyed tailgating in full measure.