Campus Kick-Off August 28

By: Beth Smart   Aug 12, 2004

 The Second Annual Campus Kick-off will be held Saturday, August 28 starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union (formerly the Campus Center).

The Campus Kick-Off welcomes UAA students back to campus in real Seawolf style. Events include the Taste of UAA Resource Fair, a barbeque, carnival, live local music with Jared Woods and JEB, and a three comic show headlined by Dat Phan - the 2003 winner of “Last Comic Standing.”

All entertainment and attractions are free to UAA students and their families. And to top if off, a door-prize drawing will be held for prizes including two 3-credit tuition waivers.**

Don’t forget, come in your Seawolf colors and clothes to be eligible for prizes during the Kick-Off. In addition to all the fun, you can pick up your books and supplies at the Bookstore, open on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and, you can get your UAA Internet and Blackboard ID at the Student Union computer lab from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Taste of UAA Resource Fair • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The excitement starts with The Taste of UAA Resource Fair held in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex and Student Union from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. With over 50 different UAA clubs, organizations, University departments and programs, the Taste is a great way to learn more about UAA. You can even purchase your parking permit and register to vote!

 Barbeque • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Hungry? Enjoy a burger, beans, dessert, and a drink for only $5.00. And, if you are caught showing your Seawolf spirit, one of our Spirit Watchers may give you a prize. So wear your most spirited UAA Green and Gold to the barbeque, The Taste, or the carnival and get noticed!

The Carnival • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The carnival will feature a climbing wall, bucking salmon, dunk tank, carnival games and much more. There will be activities for little ones too, including a George the Clown, an inflatable Big Bounce, and balloon animals.

 KRUA Rocks the Quad • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Kick back with root beer floats as KRUA Rocks the Quad. Jared Woods and JEB Acoustics (Eric and Beau only) are set to perform. With one of Anchorage’s best singer songwriters sharing the stage with one of the town’s the hottest young bands this show will truly rock the Cuddy Hall Quad until 8:30 p.m.

Concert Board Comedy Sampler • 8:30 p.m. The UAA Concert Board presents the first comedy show of the year as a hilarious ending of your exciting day.

Dat PhanThis triple-header features pop music satirist, Rob Paravonian; Comedy Central veteran, RETTA; and 2003 Last Comic Standing champion Dat Phan. Join the fun at 8:30 p.m. in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.

With a line-up like that, you are bound go to your first class still laughing! This show will be interpreted in American Sign Language.

 We hope to see you at the Campus Kick-off. You are sure to make some friends, have some fun, and start the year off right.

 For more information call Student Activities at 786-1219 or Campus Life at 786-1215 or visit our website at Events.

** Tickets for the door prize drawing will be available at events throughout the day. Only one ticket will be issued per UAA student and some restrictions apply. The drawing will be held during the Concert Board Comedy Sampler. Ticket-holding UAA students do not need to be present to win.