KU prepares for Family Day

By Taylor Ohlinger

KU is partnering with its Division of Student and Academic Affairs in order to host its annual Fall Family Day on Sept. 27, an event in which families are encouraged to come spend a day immersed in KU’s culture.

The day will start off at 9 a.m. at South Dining Hall with the tenth annual Bear Tracks for Life, benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Registration for this event begins at 7:30 a.m. and runs until 8:45 a.m. Online registration can also be found at KUnited. The 5K will begin at 9 a.m. and the one-mile fun-run at 9:10 a.m. There will be a post-run celebration in which all participants are welcome to join.

Other events include a Scholastic Book Fair for all ages from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rohrbach Library. The MSU movie series will also be hosting viewings of Maleficent at 11 a.m. in MSU 218, and 2 p.m and 8 p.m. in MSU 183. Students and parents are invited to relax and enjoy free popcorn.

Jerry W. Schearer, associate dean for inclusion and outreach is in charge of planning Family Day. “We are excited this year about the ‘space’ theme being continued from CONNECTIONS and Welcome Week,” said Schearer. “That’s why we chose some of the inflatables like lunar slide and the moon bounce. This year we will feature laser tag for the first time at Family Day.”

These activities will take place at the Family Day tent on the DMZ.

For those who love sports, Kutztown’s women’s soccer will be hosting California University of Pennsylvania at 3 p.m. at Keystone Field. This will be followed by KU Golden Bear football vs. Cheney at 6 p.m. at University Stadium.

A full schedule can be found online at KU’s website.



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