PFW 2014
 

Weekend Schedule

Registration

Your tickets can be picked up at the registration tables located in Rediger Chapel Auditorium.  Registration will be available on Friday from 9:00 am - 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.  Please call 765-998-5170 or email pfw@taylor.edu with any questions.

Locations subject to change - Stop by registration desk for details.

Time Event Location
All Day Scavenger Hunt Does your student know what the oldest building is on campus? Or what shake #13 is on the Ivanhoe’s menu? Complete challenges like these during the weekend and your family could win a great prize package. Campus
All Day Admissions Campus Visit Day
All Day Tee-time at Walnut Creek Call Walnut Creek Golf Course at 765/998-7651. Mention Taylor’s Parents and Family Weekend and enjoy a nine-hole special rate of $15, including cart. Minimum two players per tee time. Walnut Creek Golf Course
5:30 AM 11:00 PM KSAC Fitness Center and Fieldhouse Open (Fieldhouse closed 3:30-8:00pm) Families are invited to utilize The Well (fitness center) and field house (lap pool not available and field house closed 3:30-8:00 p.m. Friday for team practices). Kesler Student Activities Center (KSAC)
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Classes Open for Parent Visits Attend classes with your student. Come prepared to listen and take notes! All Campus
8:00 AM 5:00 PM The Spirit of the American West Art Show This collection of works in oil, watercolor, charcoal, ink, wood, bronze, marble and mixed media highlight the landscapes, livestock and people representing a period of life that was wild and wandering, pressing the boundaries of what could be discovered, accomplished and tamed. Metcalf Gallery
8:00 AM 6:00 PM Campus Store Open Student Union
9:00 AM 7:30 PM Registration Rediger Chapel Auditorium
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Chapel - Dr. Richard Allen Farmer Dr. Farmer uses his music as a unique vehicle to inspire, motivate and entertain diverse audiences around the world. His preaching of the Word has moved audiences in his various pastorates, through special meetings and services and through ministering on college campuses, including Taylor University 1999-2002. He currently serves as senior pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, GA. Rediger Chapel Auditorium
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Calling and Career Open House Student Union
11:00 AM 2:15 PM Lunch Hodson Dining Commons
11:00 AM 4:30 PM C.S. Lewis Collection Open House Hear The C.S. Lewis/J.R.R. Tolkien Friendship by Dr. David Neuhouser, Professor Emeritus, where he will share how, in spite of many differences, Lewis and Tolkien has a strong and lasting friendship that enriched the writings of each. Reservations required; limited availability. Zondervan Library Lower Level
2:00 PM 3:00 PM The C.S. Lewis/J.R.R. Tolkien Friendship Lecture Hear The C.S. Lewis/J.R.R. Tolkien Friendship by Dr. David Neuhouser, Professor Emeritus, where he will share how, in spite of many differences, Lewis and Tolkien has a strong and lasting friendship that enriched the writings of each. Reservations required; limited availability. Zondervan Library Lower Level
3:00 PM 4:00 PM Exercise is Medicine Learn from Kinesiology’s Dr. Erik Hayes what research can and can’t tell us, what evidence there is for exercise and fitness as the primary determinant of our health and the practical implications/applications, particularly as we age. Q&A will follow. Reservations required; limited availability. Eichling Aquatics Wing, Room 108
3:00 PM 4:00 PM Create Your Own TV Show Media Communication Professors Kathy and John Bruner supply the script and the technical know-how. You supply the on-camera hosts and some behind-the-scenes enthusiasm. A one-hour crash course in television production. No previous experience necessary! Reservations required; limited availability. Rupp TV Studio
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Create Your Own TV Show Media Communication Professors Kathy and John Bruner supply the script and the technical know-how. You supply the on-camera hosts and some behind-the-scenes enthusiasm. A one-hour crash course in television production. No previous experience necessary! Reservations required; limited availability. Rupp TV Studio
3:00 PM 4:00 PM Religious Persecution Lecture with Professor Nicholas Kerton-Johnson Hear from Dr. Nicholas Kerton-Johnson, a Political Science and International Relations professor, who specializes in religious freedom with a focus on Christianity. TBD
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Calling and Career Networking Event Students will learn to network with Christian business professionals from key fields in top geographical regions. TBD
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Dinner - Tuscan Cuisine Hodson Dining Commons
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Men's and Women's Flag Football Intramural Championship See wing/floor rivalries at their best during the men’s and women’s championship games. TBD
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Women's Volleyball vs. Georgetown Support the Trojans at women’s volleyball. Admission charged. Odle Arena
7:30 PM 9:00 PM Music Department Concert Enjoy performances by the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Orchestra, Chorale, Taylor Sounds, Taylor Ringers and Adoration Chorus Rediger Chapel/Auditorium
9:00 PM 10:30 PM Playback Theatre Interactive and spontaneous, playback theatre bases its material on the stories of the community. Performances are carried out by a team of actors, emcee (conductor) and musician. Audience members respond to questions from the conductor, then watch actors and musician create brief theatre pieces on the spot. Later, audience volunteers tell longer stories and choose actors to play the main roles. Playback Theatre draws people together, allows fresh perspectives and is practiced in over 50 countries. Admission charged. Mitchell Theatre
Time Event Location
All Day Scavenger Hunt Does your student know what the oldest building is on campus? Or what shake #13 is on the Ivanhoe’s menu? Complete challenges like these during the weekend and your family could win a great prize package. Campus
All Day Tee-time at Walnut Creek Call Walnut Creek Golf Course at 765/998-7651. Mention Taylor’s Parents and Family Weekend and enjoy a nine-hole special rate of $15, including cart. Minimum two players per tee time. Walnut Creek Golf Course
7:00 AM 11:00 PM KSAC Fitness Center and Fieldhouse Open Families are invited to utilize The Well (fitness center) and field house (lap pool not available and fieldhouse closed 3:30-8:00 p.m. Friday for team practices). Kesler Student Activities Center (KSAC)
8:30 AM 9:30 AM Family Weekend 5k Run/Walk Enjoy a family-friendly 5K walk or run hosted by the Taylor cross country team. Prizes awarded for several divisions. All registered participants receive a TU shirt, water and snack following the race. Reservations required - $10 participation fee. Glass Track and Field Complex
8:30 AM 5:30 PM Registration Rediger Chapel Auditorium
9:00 AM 6:00 PM Campus Store Open Student Union
9:30 AM 10:30 AM Presidential Update Join Dr. Eugene Habecker for an update on University priorities and initiatives followed by a reception with University leaders and faculty members available to engage and answer questions. Butz-Carruth Recital Hall
10:30 AM 12:00 PM Presidential and Faculty Reception Join Dr. Eugene Habecker for an update on University priorities and initiatives followed by a reception with University leaders and faculty members available to engage and answer questions. Euler Science Complex Atrium
10:30 AM 2:00 PM C.S. Lewis Collection Open House Visit a historical display and collection of C.S. Lewis first editions. Zondervan Library Lower Level
11:00 AM 1:30 PM Lunch - Students' Pick Hodson Dining Commons
11:00 AM 1:00 PM Women's Volleyball vs. Point Park University Odle Arena
11:00 AM 5:00 PM Escape to Reality Challenge Course and Zip Line Experience low/ground level initiatives, high initiatives (20-35 feet above ground level) or the zip line. Each initiative is one hour and availability is limited. Reservations required; admission charged; more information will be e-mailed to participants prior to the event. Adjacent to Taylor Lake
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Scripture Engagement Workshop Get equipped to engage the Scriptures in ways that will drive evangelism, personal discipleship, worldview formation, and church planting. Dr. Phil Collins of The Center for Scripture Engagement hosts a session that will teach you to explore biblical texts creatively and imaginatively hear Scripture’s to challenge us to submit to the unique claim God is making on our allegiance.Reservations required; limited availability. Euler Science Complex 062/063
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Jazz Ensemble Concert Butz-Carruth Recital Hall
1:00 PM 3:00 PM Cardboard Boat Regatta This event tests creativity and engineering as teams are given raw materials (cardboard, plastic sheets and duct tape) and one hour to build the best lake-faring vessel. Then, at least one team members boards their creation and the race across Taylor Lake is on! Prizes awarded to the winning team; great participation and spectator event that is fun for everyone. Family teams are encouraged! Reservations required; more information will be e-mailed to participants prior to the event. Taylor Lake
1:00 PM 4:00 PM The Spirit of the American West Art Show This collection of works in oil, watercolor, charcoal, ink, wood, bronze, marble and mixed media highlight the landscapes, livestock and people representing a period of life that was wild and wandering, pressing the boundaries of what could be discovered, accomplished and tamed. Metcalf Gallery
1:00 PM 4:00 PM Baseball Scrimmage vs. TBD Winterholter Field
1:00 PM 12:00 AM Residence Halls Open House Hang out on your Taylor student’s wing/floor and experience a bit of their home-away-from-home during these special open house hours. All Residence Halls
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Orphans and Vulnerable Children Seminar As followers of Christ we are called to care for the vulnerable: the orphan, the widow, those with AIDS, the sex trafficked and poverty stricken. There are an estimated 153 million orphans in the world today (UNICEF). This reality, as well as our biblical mandate to care for those in need, gives cause for action and is the reason Taylor University has created a program led by Dr. Scott and Professor Jennifer Moeschberger to equip students to care for orphans and vulnerable children. Reservations encouraged. Ayres 215
2:00 PM 3:30 PM Playback Theatre Interactive and spontaneous, playback theatre bases its material on the stories of the community. Performances are carried out by a team of actors, emcee (conductor) and musician. Audience members respond to questions from the conductor, then watch actors and musician create brief theatre pieces on the spot. Later, audience volunteers tell longer stories and choose actors to play the main roles. Playback Theatre draws people together, allows fresh perspectives and is practiced in over 50 countries. Admission charged. Mitchell Theatre
3:00 PM 4:00 PM Scripture Engagement Workshop Get equipped to engage the Scriptures in ways that will drive evangelism, personal discipleship, worldview formation, and church planting. Dr. Phil Collins of The Center for Scripture Engagement hosts a session that will teach you to explore biblical texts creatively and imaginatively hear Scripture’s to challenge us to submit to the unique claim God is making on our allegiance.Reservations required; limited availability. Euler Science Complex 062/063
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Men's Lacrosse Lacrosse Field
3:30 PM 6:00 PM Coffee and Canvas Experience the latest art trend right here in Upland, as Professor Suzie Dittenber gives you step-by-step instructions on painting a masterpiece – all while you're enjoying a cup of coffee. Metcalf Gallery
5:00 PM 7:30 PM Dinner - Tailgate It’s GAME DAY at Taylor! Enjoy a tailgate party with all of your favorite tailgate food and games, stay for the men’s soccer game, enjoy a fireworks display at half-time and attend the Backyard Bash at the President’s Home following the game. Odle Arena Parking Lot
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Men's Soccer vs. Goshen College (Fireworks) Football/Soccer Stadium
7:00 PM 9:30 PM Coffee and Canvas Experience the latest art trend right here in Upland, as Professor Suzie Dittenber gives you step-by-step instructions on painting a masterpiece – all while you're enjoying a cup of coffee. Metcalf Gallery
8:30 PM 10:30 PM Backyard Bash Muselman House (President's Home)
Time Event Location
8:00 AM 9:30 PM Breakfast Hodson Dining Commons
9:15 AM 9:45 PM Parent Led Prayer Time Memorial Prayer Chapel
10:00 AM 11:15 AM All Campus Worship Service Join other Taylor families on Sunday morning for a time of corporate worship and hear from Dr. Matt Nussbaum, current parent and Lead Pastor of Exodus Church, Bloomington, IN. (Freewill offering taken during service to support the Student Emergency Assistance Fund for allocation for student emergencies like non-insurance medical costs and emergency travel.) Rediger Chapel/Auditorium
11:00 AM 1:30 PM Lunch - Sunday Buffet Hodson Dining Commons
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Residence Halls Open House All Residence Halls

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