PULLMAN, Wash. — A calendar filled with activities is planned for Washington State University this weekend as the Cougars celebrate Dad’s Weekend, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
Friday evening events include the WSU Vocal Extravaganza at 8 p.m. in Bryan Hall Auditorium, and a concert and dance featuring the Canadian band Clumsy Lovers at 8 p.m. in the Compton Union Building.
Saturday events begin with the Dad’s Weekend Breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. Speakers include WSU President Sam Smith, Athletic Director Rick Dickson, Football Coach Mike Price, ASWSU President Ed Prince, Volleyball Coach Cindy Fredrick, and the “Voice of the Cougars” Glenn Johnson. WSU’s show choir, Crimson Company, will perform. Tickets are $8.50 and are available this week from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the CUB West entrance.
WAZZU Wheels, a classic and racing car show, begins on Friday during the noon hour with a preview of the Saturday exhibit that is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Glenn Terrell Mall.
A 10-minute video that relives 1990s Cougar football will be shown in the Holland Library reference area from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The WSU Cougar football team meets Arizona State University’s Sun Devils Saturday at 2 p.m. at Martin Stadium. Tickets for the game are available at the Cougar Depot in Pullman or from any G&B Select-A-Seat outlet. During the game, five winners will receive Apple Cup football game packages for two.
The comedy duo of Ross Shafer and George Miller will highlight Saturday evening at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum with an 8 p.m. program. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Coliseum box office and from all G&B Select-a-Seat outlets.
“Rhythms of the Pacific Luau,” an evening of island dancing presented by Mitamitaga O Samoa, starts at 7 p.m. in the Livestock Pavilion. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.
Sunday, the WSU Bowling Club is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon at the golf clubhouse. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and can be purchased this week at the CUB west entrance or at the door.
Throughout the weekend, a number of WSU’s athletes will be competing. The Cougar women’s soccer team plays Stanford at 2 p.m. on Friday in the lower soccer field on Colorado Street. The Cougar Volleyball team meets the University of California, Berkeley, at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Beasley Coliseum. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumed supporters.
On Sunday, the women’s soccer team meets UC, Berkeley, at 11 a.m. in the lower soccer field, and the women’s volleyball team plays Stanford at 1 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum.
The men’s club lacrosse and soccer teams begin at noon with lacrosse at Grimes Way field and soccer at South Fairway field.
A number of exhibits, too, are planned for the weekend. The Museum of Art’s “Photo Backdrop and Cultural Expression” exhibit is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-half-time of the Cougar football game on Saturday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Holland Library’s displays on the main and ground floor will be available throughout the weekend. Outdoor Photography’s annual contest and exhibit, featuring the works of area photographers, is on view at the CUB gallery during regular hours Friday and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday.
The weekend also includes various open houses on and off campus.
–The Cougar Depot, located downtown Pullman, is providing refreshments and information Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. until kick-off.
–Career Services, located in Lighty Student Services Building, Room 180, will provide an informal orientation from 1-3 p.m. on Friday.
–Murrow and Science Hall greenhouses are open from 2-5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday in Science Hall, Room 716.
–Lewis Alumni Centre is open during regular hours on Friday and from 9 a.m. until the 2 p.m. football kick-off on Saturday.
–The Agricultural Technology and Management and Agricultural Education clubs will feature farming concepts and new technologies during open hours at Smith Hall, Rooms 111 and 260, Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
–The WSU Communication Disorders Clinic will provide tours of the speech and hearing clinic in Daggy Hall on Saturday from 9-11 a.m.
–The Microbiology Club will demonstrate experiments used in lab classes at Eastlick Hall, Room G96, on Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon.
–The American Society of Mechanical Engineers students will conduct tours of the hydrology and virtual reality labs starting at 11 a.m. in Sloan Hall, Room 242.
–The Genetics and Cell Biology Club will have hands-on experiments in Eastlick Hall, Room 162, on Saturday from 1-4 p.m.
Other events set during Dad’s Weekend include the following:
–Orton Haunted Hall. Tickets are $3 per person for the seasonal favorite set for Friday, 7-11 p.m., and Saturday, 8 p.m.-midnight.
–A wine tasting event on Friday evening at Ridgepoint Retirement Center on Bishop Boulevard. Tickets are $20 and must be prepaid through WSU Hotel and Restaurant Association.
–Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Mr. Esquire Pageant in Todd Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets in advance are $5 and at the door, $7.
–WSU Creamery will be selling cheese and ice cream at Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Bar in the Food Quality Building Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to kick-off.
–Phi Alpha Theta book sale is in Wilson Hall, Room 4, from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday.
–A Planetarium show, sponsored by the WSU Astronomy Club, is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Sloan Hall, Room 231.
–St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center on B Street will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti feed from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.