Family Weekend calendar

Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday, October 14, 2005

Animal Science meet and greet

Today 3 p.m. 5 p.m.
Join us in recognizing the achievements of the department of animal sciences students, tour the Agriculture Facilities and interact with the faculty. Refreshments served.
Where: Campus Agriculture Center, Grass Pavilion, 4101 N. Campbell Ave.

Ants: Nature's Secret Power

Today 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
A showing of the film "Ants: Nature's Secret Power" by its creator, Bert Hoelldobler. A discussion and question and answer session will follow. This film earned several awards at the 28th International Wildlife Film Festival in the spring.
Where: North Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center

Behind the scenes at the Bookstore

Tomorrow 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. (half-hour tours)
We'll give you the story behind the international flag display, show you our on-site warehouse, tour all the behind the scene areas and give you free spirit beads.
Where: UofA Bookstore

Architecture college open house

Today 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Guided tours of buildings with student volunteers. Including studios, materials laboratories and rapid prototyping room. Exhibits of student work in the hallway.
Where: Architecture building, 1040 N. Olive Road

College of Education honors convocation

Today 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Certificates will be awarded to students on the Dean's List for spring 2005.
Where: Education building, Kiva Auditorium

College of Education's open house

Today 10 a.m. - noon
Students and family members are invited to the College of Education to meet faculty, staff and current students and to learn more about the programs and resources available at the college.
Where: Education building, Room 227

College of Engineering Convocation

Today 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Plaques and certificates awarded to students achieving highest academic distinction and academic distinction for 2004-2005.
Where: Harvill building, Room 150

College of Science honors convocation

Today 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Recognition of students earning Dean's List, Dean's List with Distinction, Academic Distinction or Highest Academic Distinction during the 2004-2005 academic year.
Where: North Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center

Commuter raffle and family fun event

Tomorrow 1 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Calling all commuters! Bring your family for a fun event sponsored by CSA.
Where: UA Mall

Electrical and Computer Engineering open house

Today 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Parents and students will be welcomed into our Electrical and Computer Engineering building where they will have the opportunity to interact with the department head, associate department head, faculty and academic advisers. We will display student and faculty project. There will be tours of our facility, which will expose visitors to our labs, classrooms, undergraduate and graduate academic advising area.
Where: Electrical and Computer Engineering building, 1230 E. Speedway Blvd., Room 231

Encore and freshmen debut

Today 7:30 p.m.
"Alexander's Ragtime Band - The Irving Berlin Songbook." Composed of musical theatre majors, Encore! presents a spirited musical revue. Encore! will be joined by Freshman Debut's BFA acting majors, who will present a collection of scenes and monologues.
Where: Drama building, Room 125

Media arts open house

Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The department of media arts welcomes parents, students and the community in our newly constructed Louise F. Marshall building, with hands-on demonstrations, refreshments, and both student and faculty films.
Where: Marshall building

Optics talk

Friday 10:30 a.m.
"Light, Optics & Lasers," a talk by Nicolaas Bloembergen, Nobel laureate, professor of optical sciences.
Where: College of Optical Sciences Main Auditorium

Parent recruitment program kickoff

Friday 3 p.m.
The Office of Admissions is launching a new opportunity for Wildcat parents to help recruit new students from around the country. Come and learn how you can get involved.
Where: Santa Rita Room, Student Union Memorial Center

SALT 13th Annual Celebration of Excellence

Friday 5 p.m. - 7p.m.
The SALT Center 13th Annual Celebration of Excellence is a reception and award ceremony to honor SALT Center students. SALT students, family and friends welcome.
Where: SALT Center Courtyard

Speech, language and hearing sciences faculty panel

Friday 11 a.m.
A panel of speech, language and hearing faculty will share sketches of their research and answer questions about speech-language pathology and audiology.
Where: Speech building.

Speech, language and hearing sciences open house

Friday 10 a.m. - noon
Students and parents are invited to see speech, language and hearing clinics for children and adults and research laboratories.
Where: Speech building,.

Star gazing at Steward Observatory

Friday 7:30 p.m. 10 p.m.
The Steward Observatory's 21-inch telescope will be open for public viewing of stars, nebulae, planets and the moon. Weather permitting.
Where: Steward Observatory (white dome)

Study Abroad open house

Friday 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Students, parents, and campus community are invited to learn more about Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities for UA students. Meet our staff, enjoy refreshments and find out about our worldwide study opportunities.
Where: Study Abroad and Student Exchange Office.

Technology and computing support for students

Saturday 10 a.m. noon
The Office of Student Computing Resources' mission is to help all UA students use computing technologies to get the most out of their educational experience. Learn about the computing tools and technical assistance available to all students from help desk services and computer labs to multimedia tools and training.
Where: Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center

Tours of the College of Optical Sciences and raffle

Friday 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Come and explore the newly established College of Optical Sciences with a tour of the teaching labs, optics demonstrations, a continuous movie on optics and light refreshments. Also, be part of our raffle for two Arizona Stadium seats for the UA football game against Stanford and other "special goodies" (presence not required to win).
Where: College of Optical Sciences Main Lobby (East of Main Library)

UA Museum of Art showcase

Friday 1 p.m.
Enjoy a tour of the UA Museum of Art. View our stellar collection of paintings, sculpture and a variety of art media dating from the 14th century to the present day.
Where: UA Museum of Art

University School open house

Friday 2 p.m. 4 p.m.
This is an opportunity for University School students and their parents to meet advisers and department staff. The various resources provided by University School will be featured.
Where: Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center, Room 103

What's new in Residence Life

Friday 4 p.m. 5 p.m.
Come tour the new campus housing and experience first hand why students residing on campus typically perform better academically than their counterparts residing off campus. A brief presentation on the unique, award-winning programs for students and retention data will be shared, which you will sure to find interesting. Refreshments served.
Where: Villa del Puente Residence Hall.

Your official campus bookstore

Friday 7:30 a.m. 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Visit your official campus bookstore for UA clothing, gifts and great books to read. Free face painting, balloons and lots of family fun.
Where: Student Union Memorial Center

UA Football Game vs. Stanford

Saturday 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
UA athletics and the University Activities Board invite all Family Weekend guests to the UA Wildcats vs. Stanford Cardinal. For upgraded seating options: Seats in other areas of the stadium may be purchased through the McKale Ticket Office for $18 each and up. The ticket office is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. To order by phone, call 621-CATS (2287) or 1-800-452-CATS (2287). Individual game tickets can also be purchased online at
Where: Arizona Stadium