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FGCU Hosts "Eagle Family Weekend" Oct. 17-19
9/23/2008

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University Division of Student Affairs invites students, parents, and media to attend the annual Eagle Family Weekend, Friday Oct. 17 through Sunday Oct. 19. Eagle Family Weekend is specifically designed for the parents, siblings, children, friends and families of FGCU students.

Throughout the weekend, there will be activities on and off campus designed for family participation, and many opportunities for families to interact with other members of the campus community.

"The mission of Eagle Family Weekend is to set aside time to reflect on our community and its values, including the diversity of ideas, beliefs and cultures and to strengthen student, parent and family commitments to FGCU in a shared experience," said Alice McLeod Brunner, director for Division of Student Affairs.

Eagle Family Weekend activities include an official welcome sponsored by the Eagle Parent and Family Office, 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17 in the Student Union lobby. Other activities include an opportunity to watch an Atlantic-Sun Conference Soccer Doubleheader at the FGCU Soccer Complex, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; take a family swim in the Aquatics Center from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and see an illusionist show at 7 p.m. in the Student Union ballroom.

On Saturday, Oct. 18, activities include the Eagle Family Weekend Road Race, a 5K course that will highlight several parts of the campus. Registration starts at 7 a.m. in front of Alico Arena. Cost is $10 payable by check with your Eagle Family Weekend registration. Waterfront and cultural activities, classroom and faculty demonstrations, and a cookout on the Student Services Plaza lawn will be available for all attendees.

The weekend ends with a farewell brunch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at North Lake Village's Eagles Landing. FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw and Mrs. Bradshaw will visit with students and families.

For information on registration and to view a complete schedule of events, visit
http://enrollment.fgcu.edu/Parents/familyweekend.htm.

For more information, media representatives should contact Cal Majure at (239) 590-7676.

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