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Barbecue, Concert Among UW Welcoming Events


August 19, 2009 — A barbecue with entertainment by a nationally known hypnotist and a concert by Head for the Hills are among the activities scheduled to welcome students to the start of the University of Wyoming's 2009-10 academic year.

President Tom Buchanan's annual welcome back barbecue is Monday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom, with entertainment by Daniel James, one of America's most sought-after comic hypnotists. He performs at more than 400 schools each year.

The Head for the Hills concert is scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorum, with the popular Jalan Crossland Band as the opening act. Based in Colorado, Head for the Hills offers a mixture of homegrown compositions, traditional harmonies, and innovative improvisation of the bluegrass tradition.

Among other welcome back events are a vendor fair Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Prexy's Pasture. New and returning students have an opportunity to meet different for-profit and non-profit organizations located in Laramie and the surrounding area.

Wild and Crazy College Kids is scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, on the Washakie green area. Based on of 90s hit Nickelodeon family game, students will compete in fun and messy events.

Friday Night Fever will present the Money Tree Game Show, Friday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Hosted by a professional comedian, the Money Tree Game Show will be a hilarious, interactive event in which contestants play live versions of everyone's favorite game shows for chances to grab money off of the Money Tree.

Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9-11 p.m., Chadzilla and the Asteroids will perform during the 80s theme night dance on Fraternity Mall (Union Ballroom in case of bad weather), featuring top hits from the 80s, food, dancing and fun.

All of the events are free. For more information, call the Campus Activities Center, (307) 766-6340.

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Head for the Hills will perform innovative bluegrass during a concert Wednesday, Aug. 26, in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

 

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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