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Annual weekend to celebrate Bobcat Sibs

Both big and little sibs look forward to heading to Ohio University's campus, Feb. 18-20, for the annual Sibs Weekend.

This weekend gives brothers and sisters a chance to hang out and bond together during the school year and provides an opportunity for younger sibs to get a taste of what college life is really like.

Senior Kristen Reid, an advertising and graphic design major, credits her decision to attend Ohio University to visiting her older sister every year on Sibs Weekend.

"Before Sibs I had no idea what to expect from college or even where I wanted to go," said Reid. "But when I came to visit my sister Liz, I had such an amazing time. She took me to a concert at
The Union, we went to a basketball game and she gave me a tour of all her favorite spots on campus. I knew I would fit in perfectly."

Liz Reid, who graduated in 2006 from the Honors Tutorial College with a degree in telecommunications, says Sibs Weekend was always her favorite weekend of the year.

"Sibs was always the weekend my friends and I looked the most forward to," said Reid. "It was the only time I was able to see my little sister because we were both so busy. And now that she goes to OU, the roles have reversed and I come back and visit her on Sibs Weekends!"

In addition to sibs, cousins, friends and other family members are invited to come and share in this favorite Ohio University tradition.

Bus transportation to campus will be provided from Akron, Cleveland-area, Toledo and Youngstown. Please visit for more information. Here is a preview of Sibs Weekend events:

Students and sibs are invited to attend the Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi Performance at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Friday night at 7:30 p.m. For more information about this breathtaking acrobatic showcase, please visit

Take part in the longest running open stage in Athens with your sibs Friday at 8 p.m. at The Front Room in Baker University Center. Enjoy the variety of food and beverages The Front Room has to offer as Bruce Dalzell hosts his Ohio University tradition of more than 20 years. Admission is free.

Friday evening, bring your sibs to "So yOU Think You're Famous?!" to enjoy performances of renditions of today's hottest songs. This Sibs Weekend variety show begins at 8 p.m. in Baker University Center Ballroom. Tickets are $3 with a canned good donation, and $5 without. Contact Jon McElderry at 740-593-4027 for more information.

Go stargazing at The Ridges with your sib Friday night. Spend the evening sitting around a bonfire with Outdoor Pursuits and Ohio University astronomer George Eberts listening to tales of The Ridges, roasting marshmallows and spotting constellations. Cost is $8 per person, and includes transportation to The Ridges, snacks, and interpretative presentation. Visit for information on the event.

Make this Sibs Weekend one you will never forget with a photographic memory of you and your sib.

On Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., held to the Kennedy Museum of Art at The Ridges for "Phantoms, Shadows and Siblings," to get your photo taken and decorate a picture frame at the Museum Studio. Cost is $5 for the photograph and frame. For more information visit

Saturday afternoon, students and sibs can explore all the beautiful winter landscapes the Hocking Hills State Forest has to offer by participating in the Old Man's Cave Day Hike. Join Outdoor Pursuits in exploring ice formations, hiking trails and much more with your sib. Event is open to all ability levels. Visit for trip information.

Come to the Sibs Weekend concert Saturday night, featuring Tyga & Big Sean, and opening acts from Cleveland's Britni Elise and Cincinnati dance group, "Grand Prize." Doors open at 7 p.m., concert
begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for students, $15 for general admission. For information on purchasing tickets, please visit

The Kennedy Museum of Art in The Ridges will be featuring various art exhibitions throughout the weekend for students and sibs to explore. Please click here for more information about
the types of exhibits and for gallery hours. Admission is free.  

An annual group exhibition of first-year graduate students will be on display Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Seigfred Hall. This free event will feature works from the Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture departments of the Ohio University School of Art. 

For a complete listing of the 2010-2011 Sibs Weekend events and ticket information, click here.