Make plans today to attend Family Weekend

Posted on 08 October 2013 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Come and experience  A Walk in Their Shoes during Family Weekend, October 25-26.

You can feel the excitement in the air as preparations are underway for our upcoming Family Weekend! We encourage you to join the excitement and be a special part of this weekend and share in the good time for families and their students as these parents did in year’s past.

Parents, we are so honored that you’ve entrusted your young men and women to us!  We look very forward to you taking A Walk In Their Shoes, getting a hands on experience of the what, when, where and how’s of your student’s campus life.

We’ve planned a variety of experiences to immerse you into the culture of Tusculum College and deepen your connection.

 

Weekend highlights include:

Wednesday, October 23rd

For local parents or families that arrive early, come out and cheer the Women’s Soccer Team and Men’s Soccer Team in doubleheader action against Lincoln Memorial University. The women’s match begins at 5:30 p.m. and the men follow at 7:30 p.m.

In Historical Jonesborough the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee is hosting an Art Show.  Partnering with the Town of Jonesborough and Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts, The Women’s Fund of East Tennessee will host an art show featuring women artists with a theme of women in art. This event is being held in conjunction with the Annual Fine Art in the Park. More info: 423.791.3869  *Please note that this event will run daily from 10/18 – 11/2.

 

Thursday, October 24th

If you’ve arrived by early afternoon, come out to the second Music Off Main downtown concert presented by Main Street:  Greeneville.  The event will be held in the parking lot of Towne Square Shopping Center, 233 W. Summer Street and begins at 6:30 p.m.  It will feature The Polka Kings of Knoxville at 7 p.m.  Free polka instruction begins at 6:30 p.m.  The concert is free and is a family-friendly event.  For more information, call 423-639-7102.

Friday, October 25th

If you’re coming in on Thursday evening and wish to spend Friday with your student(s), we have many activities of which you can choose:

8 a.m. -4 p.m.        Registration in Niswonger Living Room

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.      Class with your student -  If you want to get a true feel for taking A Walk in Their Shoes, we would like to invite you to attend class with your student either in the morning or in the afternoon depending on your student’s schedule.  Pre-registration and pre-approval  is required.  Please find out the name of the class and professor from your student and indicate it on the registration form.

11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.      Lunch in the Caf with your student(s).  Again, we want you to experience it all!

12:30 -3:30 p.m.     Class with your student -If you want to get a true feel for taking A Walk in Their Shoes, we would like to invite you to attend class with your student either in the morning or in the afternoon depending on your student’s schedule.  Pre-registration and pre-approval  is required.  Please find out the name of the class and professor from your student and indicate it on the registration form.

3:30 p.m.      An Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social located in Niswonger Commons in the Chalmers Room. *Registration is greatly appreciated for this event.

4 p.m. Conversations with Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum College, and Cabinet.

5 -10 p.m.      Fall Festival with activities for all ages  (sponsored by the Bonner Leader student service organization)

6 p.m.           Pickin’ At the Doaks, a traditional music jam session, which earned the Tennessee Association of Museums’ Award of Commendation. Swing by a local restaurant (see list below) for some take out, grab a blanket for a picnic and spend some special time with your son(s) and/or daughter(s) at the Doak House Museum. Session begins at 6 p.m. and reservations are not required.

6 – 9 p.m.      Come take a Sneak Peek and watch as the production crew from A Christmas Carol as they build the set for the upcoming production.

6:15 p.m.    Sports Hall of Fame Banquet – Students and family members are also invited to attend the Tusculum College Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday evening at the General Morgan Inn.  The banquet will begin at 6:15 p.m. with a reception with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. Three alumni are to be inducted into the College’s Sports Hall of Fame during the banquet. They include Carlos Garcia ’08 (men’s tennnis), Jennie Murphy ’04 (women’s soccer) and Sue Lewis Pieczonka ’05 (cross country).

7:30 p.m.           The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre will be putting on Rapunzel/Rumpelstiltskin.  These two classics will be combined for a full-length performance with songs, comedy and lots of action the whole family will enjoy. Tickets will be available September 25 and can be purchased at the Jonesborough Visitors Center or by calling 423.753.1010 or online at jonesboroughtheatre.com

Take some time to explore Greeneville and the surrounding community. Some of the local community attractions include the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (121 Monument Ave., hours – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily), A Walk With the President Tour of downtown Greeneville (departs from the lobby of General Morgan Inn at 9:30 a.m.), City Garage Car Museum (210 South Main St. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park (1245 Davy Crockett Park Rd., Limestone, Visitor Center and museum open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.),  Dickson-Williams Mansion (108 N. Irish St., daily tours at 1 p.m.) and the Nathanael Greene Museum (101 W. McKee St., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.).

Saturday, October 26th

Kicking off the day, we will have registration between 8 and 10 a.m.  in the Living Room located in Niswonger Commons. After Registration, there are many opportunities to get A Walk In Their Shoes throughout the day.

9 – 10 a.m. – Plan to attend our Panel Discussion featuring Career Conversations with Robin Lay, Director of Career Development & Services and David McMahan, Dean of Student Service.  Robin will share Tusculum’s initiatives in career education, mentoring, leadership, professional development and employer engagement as well as the strategy behind the unique career and personal development activities of which we offer our students and David will spend some time discussing campus life and all that Tusculum offers its students.

10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.      Come take a Sneak Peek and watch as the production crew from A Christmas Carol as they build the set for the upcoming production.

10 – 11 a.m.    Meet us in front of Niswonger Commons for A Walk In Their Shoes Campus and Dorm Tour.

10 a.m. – 11 p.m.   Take a tour of the new Wetland on campus.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.         Wait!!!! Did I hear someone say CORN HOLE????? Yes, you did! Make your way to the Lawn (located in between Niswonger Commons and McCormick Hall) for some friendly –and quite possibly fierce competition for the Annual Corn Hole Tournament!

12 p.m.      Lacrosse Scrimmage at the Lacrosse Practice Field

12 – 1:30 p.m.       After experiencing the Corn Hole victories (or defeat!) join in another great TC tradition: Tailgating! Parents, we would like to extend a special invitation to Tailgate with the Pioneer Club prior to the game.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  Tickets for the game may be purchased at a 50% discount for Parents. (Please note that this discount is only available through pre-registration. No discounted tickets will available at the gate.) *If your student is a qualified player, please check with them first as they have four tickets each game with which they can distribute to family/friends.

1:30 p.m.                    Go Pioneers! Cheer on the Pioneers as they face rival Wingate University at Pioneer Field.

After the game, allow your student to take you on A Walk In Their Shoes through the campus and the local community.  Dinner will be on your own with your student(s) and we’ve included a listing of the local restaurants below. Also you’ll find a listing of the local festivities in our area in which you may wish to attend:

Greeneville

7th Annual Halloween Bash at the Market.  Located at the Livestock Pavilion at Greene County Fairgrounds, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. -.  For more information, email greenevillefarmersmarket@gmail.com or visit the website at http://www.greenevillefarmersmarket.com/events–seminars.html.

 

Bristol

The Barter Theatre offers the following shows on Friday and Saturday evening.

A Visit from ScarfaceAn almost true story from Barter’s favorite comic authors! From the comedic duo who brought us Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell; Dracula Bites, and Elvis Has Left the Building! It’s 1930, and successful screenwriter Ben Hecht is in a pickle. He’s just written a script for the movie Scarface, inspired by real-life gangster Al Capone. It’s guaranteed to be a hit, if Capone’s hit-men don’t get him first! The jokes fly fast and thick in this hilarious new comedy as Hecht tries to duck gangsters on one hand and the Hollywood censors on the other.  For more information, please click on the link to the Barter Theatre’s website: http://www.bartertheatre.com/calendar/

 

Dial ‘M’ for Murder – A thrilling game of cat and mouse! Washed up tennis pro Tony Wendice thinks he has hatched the perfect plan to get rid of his wealthy wife Margot. But when the murder is botched, the story takes an unexpected turn, and the audience is left breathless as Tony tries to out maneuver the police and Margot’s suspicious lover. A classic thriller that has been a hit on stage and in film.

 

Sunday, October 27th

Attend the church of your choice with your student. First Presbyterian Church of Greeneville (110 N. Main St.) is the mother church of the College. Its early service is at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and the traditional service at 10:45 a.m. Learn more at www.firstpresgreeneville.org.

On Sunday afternoon, cheer on the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams as they take on Coker University at Pioneer Field. The Women’s Soccer team will be celebrating Senior Day prior to their match at 1 p.m., and the Men’s Soccer match will be at 3:30 p.m.

For a real Sneak Peek of the performance A Christmas Carol, the cast will be rehearsing and you’re invited to attend.  Come to the Annie Hogan Byrd building at 2:30pm for this special treat!

If you’re traveling North, you may wish to stop in Bristol as the Barter Theatre is performing Kiss Me, Kate, the classic Cole Porter musical!  Fred and Lilli are a divorced couple who can’t live with each other and can’t live without each other in this hilarious musical romp. Fred is directing and producing a new musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew– if he can convince his leading lady (and ex-wife) Lilli to cooperate. Relive the classic 1948 musical, with its stunning choreography and perfect Cole Porter tunes, in a production only Barter can bring you. Full of laughter, wit and romance, Kiss Me Kate is a musical delight that will have you humming long after you leave the theatre.  For more information, http://www.bartertheatre.com/calendar/?dates_showDate=2013-10

Take some time to explore Greeneville and the surrounding community. Some of the local community attractions include the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (121 Monument Ave., hours – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily), A Walk With the President Tour of downtown Greeneville (departs from the lobby of General Morgan Inn at 9:30 a.m.), City Garage Car Museum (210 South Main St. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park (1245 Davy Crockett Park Rd., Limestone, Visitor Center and museum open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.),  Dickson-Williams Mansion (108 N. Irish St., daily tours at 1 p.m.) and the Nathanael Greene Museum (101 W. McKee St., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.).

We so hope you’ll join us to take A Walk In Their Shoes and truly experience for yourselves the campus life at Tusculum College.  If you haven’t done so, we encourage you to register soon as the first five families to register will receive a special prize!

Below, please find a sampling of  local restaurants and information about local hotels:

Restaurants

Applebee’s
636-1483
11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
2771 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy.

Brumley’s
(Contemporary)
787-1000
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., evenings
North Main Street (inside General Morgan Inn)
Sunday Buffet

Cancun Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
787-9300
11 a.m. – 10 p.m. M-F,
11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
915 E Andrew Johnson Hwy

China Buffet
636-8838
11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
590 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy.

Diamond House
(Chinese)
639-6440
11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p. m.
650 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy.

Fatz Cafe
787-9090
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
3140 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy.

Gondolier Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
636-9800
11 a.m. – 11 p.m
3465 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy.

Monterrey Restaurant
(Mexican)
639-3363
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
1351 Tusculum Boulevard
and
638-3695
3545 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy.

Ricardo’s Italian Village
11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
1240 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy.
638-1000

Ryan’s
(Buffet)
10:45 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. M-Thurs.,
10:45 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Friday,
8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Saturday,
8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Sunday
2645 E Andrew Johnson Hwy
638-9727

Stan’s Barbecue
(Barbecue, ribs, smoked turkey)
787-0017 (closed Sundays)
10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
2620 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy.

The Salsas Restaurant
625 Asheville Hwy.,
787-0800
Thai Jasmine Restaurant
609 Asheville Hwy.,
639-5281

Hotels:

Comfort Inn

1790 East Andrew Johnson Hwy. (33745)

(423) 639-4185

 

Days Inn

935 East Andrew Johnson Hwy. (37745)

(423) 639-2156

 

General Morgan Inn

111 North Main St. (33743)

(423) 787-1000

 

Hampton Inn

3130 East Andrew Johnson Hwy. (37745)

(423) 638-3735

 

Quality Inn

3160 East Andrew Johnson Hwy. (37745)

(423) 638-7511

 

 

 

 

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