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Milligan hosts Family Weekend

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (February 12, 2009) — Milligan College students will welcome their families to campus this weekend, Feb. 13-15, for Family Weekend 2009.

Family Weekend is an opportunity for parents and siblings to see what college life is like, as well as to tour and explore the Tri-Cities area. On-campus events are planned throughout the weekend, and families are encouraged to do some sightseeing in the local area as well.

The weekend kicks off Friday, Feb. 13, with registration in McMahan Student Center from 3 to 6 p.m.  Dinner is “on your own,” followed by an All Dorm Open House from 7 p.m. to midnight. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts, the junior class will host the first Mr. Buff pageant with a faculty meet and greet in the lobby during intermission.

On Saturday, Feb. 14, a Dean’s List Ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Seeger Memorial Chapel’s Walker Auditorium for families of all students named to the Academic Dean’s List, followed by brunch served in the McCormick Dining Center . A historical tour of the Milligan College campus will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Families also can explore the beauty of the East Tennessee region surrounding Milligan’s campus. Milligan’s women’s and men’s basketball teams will host Appalachian Athletic Conference rival King College at 2 and 4 p.m, respectively, on Saturday afternoon in Steve Lacy Fieldhouse.

Saturday evening will provide many activities for families to take part in. At 7:30 p.m. the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra will perform in Seeger Memorial Chapel. Various faculty and staff will perform their talents during the “Faculty Talent Show” starting at 9 p.m in SUB 7. Families are encouraged to attend a local church with their students on Sunday morning.

For more information and suggested accommodations for the weekend, visitwww.milligan.edu/familyweekend or call the Office of Student Life at 423.461.8735.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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