OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU students welcome fathers Feb. 5-7

02/02/1999

CORVALLIS - Oregon State University is expecting more than 3,000 visitors for the university's annual Dad's Weekend celebration Feb. 5-7.

More than 30 activities are scheduled, including car and sport shows, campus tours and a golf tournament. A few of the events are open only to OSU students and their guests, but many of the activities are free and open to the public.

Activities begin on Friday, Feb. 5, when students are encouraged to take their fathers to OSU's Dixon Recreation Center for free access to swimming, basketball courts, weight machines and a variety of other fitness activities. From 4-5 p.m., OSU President Paul Risser greet dads in the Memorial Union.

Friday evening offers a choice of cultural pursuits with the screening of the 1998 film "Wilde," based on the life of Oscar Wilde, or the Tennessee Williams play "Camino Real."

Featured events on Saturday include a comedy show, a sports expo and two car shows. For information, contact the OSU Memorial Union Program Council at 541-737-6872.

Dad's Weekend events include:

Friday, Feb. 6

 

  • All Day:

    Dads admitted free to Dixon Recreation Center.

     

  • 8 a.m.: "Portraits of the Southwest," exhibit by Jay Dusard, a former working cowboy and a Western photographer from Arizona. Fairbanks Hall Gallery, until 5 p.m.

     

  • 10 a.m.: Lonesome Pot Sale, by the OSU Memorial Union Craft Center. MU Lounge, until 4 p.m.

     

  • 7 p.m.: Screening of film, "The Water Boy," starring Adam Sandler. Milam Auditorium, $3.

     

  • 7 p.m.: Screening of "Wilde," a 1998 film based on Richard Ellmann's biography. The film focuses on the homosexuality, sexual awakening and social pressures of Oscar Wilde. Encore performance at 9 p.m. Gilfillan Auditorium, $3.

     

  • 7 p.m.: Performance of the Tennessee Williams play "Camino Real." Withycombe Theatre, $3 students, $7 general admission.

     

  • 7 p.m.: Women's gymnastics, OSU vs. Arizona State. Gill Coliseum.

     

  • 8 p.m.: "Bones and Spades," a cards and dominoes party. OSU Black Cultural Center.

Saturday, Feb. 6

 

  • All Day: Dads admitted free to Dixon Recreation Center.

     

  • 9 a.m.: Dad's Weekend Golf Tournament.

     

  • 9 a.m.: Dad's Weekend Market, featuring a variety of products. MU Ballroom, until 4 p.m.

     

  • 9 a.m.: Dad & I Run-Walk, Sigma Phi Epsilon philanthropy. MU Quad, dad/student $10.

     

  • 9:30 a.m.: Intramural Hoop Shoot and Free Throw Contest. Langton Hall, until 11:30 a.m.

     

  • 10 a.m.: Dad's Breakfast, Black Cultural Center.

     

  • 10 a.m.: Radiation Center tours, until noon.

     

  • 10 a.m.: OSU-ROTC equipment display. McAlexander Fieldhouse parking lot and adjacent to McNary Hall, until 4 p.m.

     

  • 10 a.m.: Dad and I photos, $5 for one, two for $8. MU Room 109, until 2 p.m.

     

  • 10 a.m.: Sports and luxury car show. MU Quad, until 4 p.m.

     

  • 10 a.m.: Classic car show and sports expo, featuring miniature golf, batting cage. McAlexander Fieldhouse, until 4 p.m.

     

  • 10 a.m.: University Honors College Reception for Honors College dads.

     

  • 10:30 a.m.: CH2M Hill Alumni Center Open House, until12:30 p.m.

     

  • 10:30 a.m.: Root beer floats, $3 for one, two for $5. MU Concourse, until 2:30 p.m.

     

  • 11 a.m.: Western photography exhibit, featuring Jay Dusard. Fairbanks Hall, until 3 p.m.

     

  • Noon: Father-student Bowling contest, $5, MU Recreation Center.

     

  • 1 p.m.: Women's basketball, OSU vs. UCLA. Gill Coliseum.

     

  • 2 p.m.: Library tours, Valley Library.

     

  • 3 p.m.: Screening of "The Water Boy," encore at 7 p.m. Milam Auditorium. $3.

     

  • 4 p.m.: Dad's Weekend Barbecue. CH2M Hill Alumni Center, $8, until 6 p.m.

     

  • 7 p.m.: Performance of the Tennessee Williams play "Camino Real." Withycombe Theatre, $3 students, $7 general admission.

     

  • 7 p.m: Screening of "Wilde," based on Richard Ellmann's biography. The 1998 film focuses on the homosexuality, sexual awakening and social pressures of Oscar Wilde. Encore performance at 9 p.m. Gilfillan Auditorium, $3.

     

  • 7 p.m.: Wrestling, OSU vs. Arizona State. Gill Coliseum.

     

  • 7:30 p.m.: Comedy show, featuring Jeff Altman, stand-up comedian who has appeared in several feature films, including "It's Not Easy Being Me," and "Russian Roulette." LaSells Stewart Center, $10.

Sunday, Feb. 7

 

  • All Day: Dads admitted free to Dixon Recreation Center.

     

  • 8:30 a.m.: Dad's Weekend Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by Delta Delta Delta sorority, 340 NW 26th, until 11:30 a.m.

     

  • 11 a.m.: Library tours. Valley Library.

     

  • 2 p.m.: Wrestling, OSU vs. Boise State. Gill Coliseum.

     

  • 3 p.m.: OSU Student soloists, First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St.