Here is a list of some of the special events and activities planned the week of the Marshall University-West Virginia University football game, which will be played Sept. 8 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium:
Monday, Sept. 3 through Friday, Sept. 7
Marshall students will have a chance to win tickets to the Marshall-WVU football game all week in a variety of activities at the Memorial Student Center plaza. Cornhole and NCAA Football 08 are two of the planned competitions. Thirty-five tickets will be available for the winners. Contact James Clark with the Student Activities Planning Board (SAPB) at (304) 696-6770.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Student Organizational Fair on the Memorial Student Center plaza, sponsored by SAPB. Marshall’s 191 student organizations are invited to participate by setting up tables and handing out information about their organizations. Student organizations may sign up to participate in the fair by calling the SAPB at (304) 696-6770 or (304) 696-2283.
Thursday, Sept. 6
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., organizational fair continues on the student center plaza.
10 a.m., silent portion of the Harmony Institute Auction at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The range of items includes antiques, art, stained glass, autographed sports memorabilia, framed prints and many others. The silent portion continues throughout the day. For more information, call Marshall University Multicultural Affairs at (304) 696-4637.
6 p.m., pep rally in the parking lot at Gino’s Pub on 5th Avenue in Huntington. Thundering Herd Coach Mark Snyder’s weekly call-in show starts at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast from the parking lot. The MU pep band and cheerleaders will participate, and those attending will be able to place food and drink orders from outside the pub. Nearby parking will be available. The event is sponsored by Gino’s Pub. For more information, call Nancy Pelphrey with the Marshall University Alumni Association at (304) 696-3134.
Friday, Sept. 7
10 a.m., silent portion of the Harmony Institute Auction at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center continues throughout the day. The live auction is from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
6 p.m., free concert on Third Avenue in front of Pullman Square features country music bands Lonestar and Trick Pony. They will be preceded on stage by the Angie Fletcher Band and Walking Out Blind. Contact the Marshall University alumni office at (304) 696-3134 for more information.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., parking for the concert will be available on designated lots in downtown Huntington for $10 per automobile. The special parking is in conjunction with the Huntington Municipal Parking Board. Proceeds will benefit the MU Alumni Association.
Saturday, Sept. 8
8 to 10 a.m., Thunderfest tailgate for Marshall students in the Marshall University Career Services Center parking lot at 1681 5th Ave. Hot dogs, Papa John’s Pizza, snow cones and Pepsi products will be provided. Students also may bring their own food and drinks. For more information, contact Dominique Elmore, president of Marshall’s Student Government Association, at (304) 696-6436, or James Clark with SAPB at (304) 696-6770.
11:10 a.m., Marshall students who want to see the Marshall-WVU game but don’t have tickets may gather in the remodeled Memorial Student Center lobby to watch the game on two plasma TVs above the fireplace. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Tootie Carter at (304) 696-2528.
Special game parking downtown will be available. For $10, fans may park in reserved spaces at designated downtown lots, then, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing in 20-minute intervals, board a shuttle bus near Pullman Square. It will take them to the Marshall Book Store. After the game, the bus will pick the fans up at the book store and return them to the drop-off spot near Pullman Square. The special parking and transportation is in conjunction with the Huntington Municipal Parking Board. Proceeds will benefit the MU Alumni Association. For a map and more information, call Nancy Pelphrey with the Marshall University Alumni Association at (304) 696-3134.