Parents of Cameron students invited to Homecoming festivities

Cameron University is inviting parents of all Cameron students to attend festivities during CU's 2009 Homecoming. Parents are invited to visit the CU campus this week to share in their student's college experience and are also invited to become a member of the Aggie Parent Association.

"We are excited to host Aggie parents on campus during Homecoming," says CU Dean of Student Services Jennifer Holland. "Parental involvement is a vital element of a student's collegiate experience, and we want to salute Aggie parents during this exciting week."

On Friday night at 9 p.m., parents are welcome to attend the annual CU Bonfire and Pep Rally, where Aggie Spirit will be in abundance in anticipation of Saturday's men's and women's basketball games. The bonfire and pep rally will take place in the CU Stadium parking lot.

On Saturday, Aggie parents and their CU students are invited to gather at 9:30 a.m. in the Wichita Room of the Shepler Center for a special Aggie Parents' Coffee. During this casual get-together, they'll hear from President Cindy Ross and have the opportunity to meet other Aggie parents. It's a great opportunity to share CU stories. Continental breakfast will be served. To RSVP, call 581-2244.

Aggie parents are also welcome to attend the Aggie Friends and Family Brunch at 10:30 a.m., when the CU Alumni Association will present its annual awards. To RSVP for the brunch, call the CU Office of Alumni Relations at 581-2988 

 At 12:30, parents and students can experience more Aggie Spirit at CU's tailgate party, held in the CETES Courtyard on the west side of campus. This family event will feature music by The Little Bobby Douglass Band, face-painting, free food, and more.

Additionally, the University Bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday for parents and guests who wish to purchase Cameron apparel and other Aggie memorabilia.  The bookstore is located in the Student Union.

At 2 p.m., parents will help cheer on the Aggie basketball teams against the University of Central Oklahoma in the Aggie Gym. Cameron's Homecoming coronation ceremony will take place at halftime of the men's game.

"This will be a great time for parents to visit campus and help Cameron continue celebrating its Centennial," says Holland. "We encourage anyone with a student at Cameron to consider becoming a part of the Aggie Parent Association, which is completely free."

The Aggie Parent Association provides members access to resources, support and the opportunity to network with other Cameron University parents. Aggie Parent Association members receive monthly e-mail updates that provide important information about Cameron University and their student's educational experience. To join, go to www.cameron.edu/parents/join or call 580.581-2244.

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February 16, 2009
PR# 09-035