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September 27, 2011

Ohio University welcomes family, friends for Parents Weekend Sept. 30 

Ohio University will welcome family and friends for Parents Weekend Sept. 30-Oct. 1.  

There are plenty of activities planned during this special weekend to keep everyone entertained and to promote some quality family bonding time.  

Here are some highlights:  

•    Enjoy Ohio University's beautiful campus by participating in the 2011 Family 5K at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. This 5K is a walk/run for all students, parents and families. Registration is $15 and will begin at 8 a.m. at the Ping Recreation Center. The first 50 registrants will receive a free 2011 Family 5K T-shirt.  

•    Wake up bright and early on Saturday, Oct. 1, and enjoy the 4th Annual Rise 'n Shine with the 'Rents Parents Weekend Breakfast sponsored by the Ohio University Program Council (UPC) and the Office of the Dean of Students. Held in the Baker University Center Ballroom, this breakfast buffet features a variety of University guest speakers, entertainment, live music and raffles. Seatings are at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $10.  

•    Don't forget to cheer on the OHIO Football team as they match up against Kent State on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Peden Stadium. Kickoff starts at 2 p.m. Students receive one free ticket; all other tickets are $30. For ticket and seating information, visit  

•    Enjoy a night of laughs when America's famed comedy troupe, The Second City, comes to Ohio University with its "Laugh Out Loud Tour" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Don't miss out on an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and their trademark improvisation. Tickets for this special Parents Weekend Event are $18. Please note, this performance may contain offensive content and may not be appropriate for younger audience members. For more information, visit  

For a complete list of Parents Weekend events, visit

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