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2014-02-06

Celebrate the Winter Olympics at BSU

Celebrate the 2014 Winter Games with a series of events at Bemidji State University, beginning Feb. 7 with a watch party for the games’ opening ceremony.

Watch parties will be held for a variety of Olympic events, Winter Olympic-themed games will be held on campus and Phil Verchota, a member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team, will be available for a meet-and-greet followed by a screening of the movie “Miracle.”

BSU Lifestyle Educators will also hold a series of events as part of Sexual Responsibility Week from Feb. 10-14.

Schedule
Friday, Feb. 7
6:30-9 p.m. – Opening Ceremony Watch Party, upper deck in Walnut Hall. Free snacks.

Sunday, Feb. 9
1-3 p.m. – Sledding at Cameron Park. Includes hot chocolate.
6-10 p.m. – Olympics Primetime Watch Party, Beaux Arts Ballroom, Upper Hobson Union.

Monday, Feb. 10
7 p.m. – BEST Party Model, Hagg Sauer room 100. Learn how to throw a great party. Part of Lifestyle Educators’ Sexual Responsibility Week.

Tuesday, Feb. 11
4-6 p.m. – Safe Zone Ally Training, Crying Wolf Room, Lower Hobson Union. Part of Lifestyle Educators’ Sexual Responsibility Week.
5 p.m. – Quinzee Building, Lakeside Lawn. Learn to build this American Indian igloo-style snow structure.

Wednesday, Feb. 12
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Snowshoe Races, Lakeside Lawn. Free.
7 p.m. – Movie, “10 Things I Hate About You,” Beaux Arts Ballroom, Upper Hobson Union. Part of Lifestyle Educators’ Sexual Responsibility Week.
7-10:30 p.m. – Olympics Primetime Watch Party, Beaux Arts Ballroom, Upper Hobson Union.

Saturday, Feb. 15
10 a.m.-7 p.m. – BSU Day at Buena Vista Ski Area. $20 lift tickets, discounted rentals, outdoor cookout, live music and free shuttles from campus.
11 a.m.-10 p.m. – Olympic Watch Party Marathon, Beaux Arts Ballroom, Upper Hobson Union. Highlights include hockey (Finland vs. Canada) at 11 a.m. and men’s curling at 3 p.m.

Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 17-18; Thursday, Feb. 20
7-10:30 p.m. – Olympics Primetime Watch Party, Beaux Arts Ballroom, Upper Hobson Union.

Wednesday, Feb. 19
4-6 p.m. – Open Skate Night, Nymore Park Warming House.
7 p.m. – Meet and Greet with Phil Verchota, 1980 Team USA hockey player, Crying Wolf Room, Lower Hobson Union, followed by 8 p.m. screening of the Olympic hockey movie “Miracle.”

Friday, Feb. 21
7 p.m. – Olympic Movie Night, “Cool Runnings,” Beaux Arts Ballroom, Upper Hobson Union.

Saturday, Feb. 22
9 a.m.-10 p.m. – Olympic Watch Party Marathon, Beaux Arts Ballroom, Upper Hobson Union. Highlights include hockey bronze medal game at 9 a.m. and figure skating gala at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 23
7-9:30 p.m. – Closing Ceremony, Beaux Arts Ballroom, Upper Hobson Union.

Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board, Graduate Student Association, Hobson Memorial Union, Lifestyle Educators, Math Club, Residential Life, Student Alumni Association, Student Senate and Sustainability Office.

The BSU Winter Olympics celebration is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, the Graduate Student Association, the Hobson Memorial Union, Lifestyle Educators, the Math Club, Residential Life, the Student Alumni Association, Student Senate and the BSU Sustainability Office.

Contact
Jill Ward, director, Hobson Memorial Union. (218) 755-3760.


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