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August 22, 2016

Family Weekend Announced at Wesleyan


Families of West Virginia Wesleyan College students are invited to experience campus with an array of activities during Family Weekend 2016, set for September 23-25. 

On Friday, parents are invited to participate in community-service opportunities “Bobcats for Books” and “Spread the Love.”  Families are asked to donate new or gently used children’s books to a local Upshur County elementary school library or our Literacy Volunteers Program.  Families are also asked to help support local food pantries by donating a jar or two of peanut butter for the “Spread the Love” campaign.  For a glimpse into history through the works of a master artisan, students and parents alike can travel to Ron Hinkle Glass for special tours on Friday and Saturday.

Friday continues with a reservation-only dinner at Buckhannon’s C.J. Maggie’s American Grill for a menu filled with wood-fired options.  Dinner will also be served in the dining center for those families who want to remain on campus.  A volleyball game versus Fairmont State University will be held at 7 p.m. in Rockefeller Gymnasium, and Wesleyan’s Got Talent will be held in the Culpepper Auditorium at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, families will have a number of memorable activities from which to choose.  In addition to a special glass tour and the continued community service opportunities, President Pamela Balch ’71 and husband Patrick invite all families to join them for informal conversations and continental breakfast in the French A. See Dining Center at 8:45 a.m.  Families will have the opportunity to participate in the Name Letter Art activity on the Benedum Campus Center Plaza from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

The Bobcat Den will also be open for business between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.  The weekend continues with a tailgate lunch in the French A. See Dining Center before the Bobcat football team takes the field against Concord at 1 p.m. 

For dinner, join the culinary trip to Japan at the 88 Restaurant & Lounge, followed by a guest performance of Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., winner on America’s Got Talent and West Virginian of the Year, in Culpepper Auditorium at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available to the public at

On Sunday, Rev. Mark Smith, father of Wesleyan sophomore Eliza Smith, will serve as guest speaker for the Ecumenical Chapel service.  Rev. Smith is the pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Nitro, WV. Close out a great Family Weekend by grabbing a bite of brunch at 11 a.m. in the French A. See Dining Center. After brunch, cheer on the women’s and men’s soccer team versus Shepherd at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at WVWC’s Soccer field. 


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