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Parent Family Weekend
September 20-22, 2013

Registration is now closed.
Tickets for all entertainment events will be picked up upon check in for the weekend. 
Tickets can be picked up at the Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Check in times are: Friday, 9/20/13 4:30 - 8:30 pm and Saturday, 9/21/13 8:30 am - 6:30 pm. 

The Cell Phone War Games event is still open and tickets will be sold during check in times of Parent Family Weekend. It will be on a first come first served basis.  The Social Activities Council will not be taking a wait list for this event prior to check-in dates. 


The following events are sold out:
SPIDEY: Comedy Hypnotist
John Cassidy: Comedy, Magic & Really Weird Things with Balloons!

Please note: Social Activities Council will not be taking a wait list.

Local Accommodations and lodging discounts for KSC Parents

The KSC Parent/Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for you to visit with your student, stroll campus, meet our campus leaders, and have a good time. We have planned events – including a few that are new this year – which we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

—Members of the KSC Parents Association and the student-led Social Activities Council

Friday, September 20, 2013

4:30–8:30 p.m.
Weekend check-in/ticket pick-up
Atrium, Lloyd P. Young Student Center

5 p.m.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction Ceremony
An event honoring first- and second-year students who rank in the top 20 percent of their class and have a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
Mabel Brown Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
*By invitation only.

7:30 p.m.
Donal Fox Inventions Trio

Like a great DJ digging in the crates for forgotten gems, acclaimed pianist, composer and improviser Donal Fox mines the rich resources of jazz and classical literature, crafting an expanding repertoire of original compositios seamlessly wedded to the undeniable pulse of Afro-Cuban jazz.
Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center
Tickets: $5 each, KSC students recieve a free ticket when attending with parents.
Order tickets through the KSC Redfern Arts Center box office 603.358.2168 or

8 p.m.
Comedy Hypnotist Spidey, comedy Hypnotist
SPIDEY has made his mark in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Cancun, Washingtonand more. Demand for his shows continues to stretch across America and has garnered greatreviews from the media. Whether he magically reads your thoughts or hypnotizes your friends to become superstar Chinese rappers, SPIDEY is ready for those who dare to be mesmerized.  As afinalist of Canada's Got Talent and with an LA Reality TV show in the works, Spidey's name will soon be widespread in the entertainment industry. Spidey performs hypnosis as well as stage and close-up magic/mentalism.He often lectures on NLP, communication and persuasion and thus makes him the best multi-talented threat out there. He has worked with some of the best magicians in the world, having released magic DVDs that have been world best sellers.
Mabel Brown Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Tickets:  $5.00 each, KSC students free (must have ticket)
Sponsored by the Social Activities Council.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Weekend Check-In/ Ticket Pick-up
KSC Parents Association/ Social Activities Council
Atrium, Lloyd P. Young Student Center

8 –11:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & Coffee
Atrium, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Courtesy of the KSC Parents Association

9:30–10:30 a.m.
Student Success Forum with Campus Leaders
Student success and academic achievement is a family affair and at KSC it involves parents, campus administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, peers and members of our community. Please join Dr. Anne Huot as we discuss key components that factor into a productive and transformative experience for our students.
Mabel Brown Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center

KSC Parents Association Annual Meeting
and Parent-to-Parent Panel Discussion
Have lots of questions that, really, only another parent can answer? Come and talk about what’s on your mind with other parents. Bring ideas for programs for this year’s Parents Association.
Latern Room, Lloyd P. Young Student CenterZorn

“Meet me at the Zorn”
After a morning of learning more about life and times at KSC, plan to meet up with your student and their roommates and parents at the Dining Commons for a great meal.
Cost: $6.90 at the door (all you can eat!!); Students use their meal plan


1–2 p.m.Media Arts Center
Housing process & options (on and off campus) – Good to know for the future          
Come learn about the on-campus housing-selection process and what you need to consider should your student wish to move off campus in future years.
Lantern Room, Student Center
Sponsored by Student Affairs and the Office of Residential Life

1:30 p.m.
Field hockey vs. Bridgewater State University
Be prepared to lose your voice as you cheer on one of the fastest, hardest charging teams in the LEC.
Owl Stadium, Krif Road, Keene

$5 for adults, $3 for Sr. Citizens/children over 12, Children 12 and under-no charge

KSC students-no charge (must show KSC ID)

2–4 p.m.
Afternoon refreshments
Available all afternoon, should you need a pick-me-up or a place to rest.
West Dining Room, Lloyd P. Young Student Center
Sponsored by the KSC Parents Association

3 p.m.
Cell Phone Wars Game ShowCell Phone Wars Game Show
Presented by Michael C. Anthony
Get ready for the game show where technology meets outrageousand EVERYBODY plays with their cell phones. Make sure your weapon is charged up and turned on because for your next mission you will enter the world of Cell Phone Wars.  You love your phone, you love competition and you love money. Now it's time to combine what you love and win this war. Your missions, should you choose to accept them will include...The Ultimate Thumb Workout, The Blindfolded Text Showdown, Short Hand Pro, The 60 second Cell Phone Lottery, Get in the Hot Seat, This School Has Talent, Name that Ringtone and Speed Search Showdown.
Mabel Brown Room, Student Center
Tickets:  $5.00 each, KSC students free (must have ticket)
Sponsored by the Social Activities Council

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
President’s Open House       
President Dr. Anne Huot and Dr. Joanne Cepelak look forward to meeting you and warmly welcome you to enjoy the New England tradition of fresh cider and cookies in the beautifully restored residence of the Presidents of Keene State College.
President’s House, Main Street

Dinner-Enjoy our local eateries!
Keene and the surrounding areas have great restaurants and eateries.

7:00 p.m.
Men’s soccer vs. Plymouth State University
Enjoy the excitement and energy that can only come from a major rivalry. Wear your red and white to show your true colors!
Owl Stadium, Krif Road, Keene

$5 for adults, $3 for Sr. Citizens/children over 12, Children 12 and under-no charge

KSC students-no charge (must show KSC ID)

8 p.m. John Cassidy-Comedy, Magic and Really Weird things with balloons
John Cassidy
Comedy, Magic & Really Weird Things with Balloons!
John Cassidy is a professional comedian, magician, and balloon artist who holds several Guinness World Records® for balloon sculpting speed. His records include Most Balloon Sculptures Completed in One Hour and Most Balloon Sculptures completed in One Minute. He has appeared numerous times on television as either a stand-up comedian, magician or as a Guinness Book of Records® celebrity. He has been a guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Martha Stewart Living, The Weakest Link, NBC's Today Show, Live With Regis and Kelly, and the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon four times.  He has also been featured in numerous periodicals including FHM, National Geographic Kids' Magazine, Time, Better Homes and Gardens and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Mabel Brown Room, Student Center
Tickets:  $5.00 each, KSC students free (must have ticket)
Sponsored by the Social Activities Council

Sunday, September 22, 2013

10 a.m.

Honors Program Brunch

A separate invitation event Honors Program students and family members.
Centennial Hall, Alumni Center
*By invitation only, R.S.V.P to Donna Hinz by September 13th at 603-358-2104 or

After a busy few days, take this time to wind down and explore our beautiful city and surrounding Monadnock Region. Some ideas to spark your interests

  • Have a leisurely brunch at the Dining Commons or a local eatery
  • Visit one or two of the many historical museums and art galleries
  • Hike Mount Monadnock
  • Go apple picking-orchards abound in the western part of NH and neighboring Vermont
  • Have an walking or bike riding adventure along our miles of alternate transportation pathways
  • Go shopping! Keene has a vibrant downtown and stores all within a short drive




Parent/Family Weekend Contact Information:
Alumni and Parent Relations Office: 603-358-2369
Social Activities Council Office: 603-358-2644


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