Welcome Week at TAMIU
Get ready for Fall 2006 at Texas A&M
International University with TAMIU's Welcome Week, a week's worth of fun
and entertainment on campus scheduled Monday, Aug. 28 - Thursday. Aug. 31.
"Welcome Week" is designated
as the official welcome period for enrolled TAMIU students to get the Fall
Semester underway at TAMIU. Events for the week include recreational activities,
a roving magician, planetarium shows, and the Kinesiology Expansion Groundbreaking.
One of the week's highlights includes
a performance by NBC's "Last Comic Standing" contestant and member
of the U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team, Josh Blue. His self-deprecating
humor often revolves around living with cerebral palsy and how he deals with
it and defies stereotypes.
He encourages people to overcome their
preconceived notions about disabled people with his jokes. A quick-witted
comic, Blue began to perform stand-up while pursing a BA degree in creative
writing from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash.
He has appeared on Comedy Central's "Mind
of Mecia" and has performed in college campuses and comedy clubs around
the country. Blue won the $10,000 Grand Prize at the Royal Flush Comedy Competition
at the 2004 Las Vegas Comedy Festival. This event is open to TAMIU students
The TAMIU Welcome Week schedule is
Monday, Aug. 28: Information tent with
water and popcorn at the University Green from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; personalized
souvenir postcards and key chains give-away also on the Green from 1 a.m.
- 3 p.m.; roving Zoot Suit balloon artist and magician on the Green from 10
a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 29: Information tent
with water and popcorn at the University Green from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; TAMIU's
men's soccer team first NCAA game versus Incarnate Word in the soccer field;
Josh Blue performance (open only to TAMIU students; ID required).
Wednesday, Aug. 30: Information tent
with water and popcorn at the University Green from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Kinesiology
Expansion Groundbreaking at the Lamar Bruni Vergara Memorial Garden at noon;
Campus Recreation Day featuring Wild Rapid Water Ride, human gyroscope, Frisbee
disc golf, obstacle course races, rock climbing wall, and fun snacks also
in the LBV Memorial Garden AREA from 12:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 31: Flavors of Laredo
in the Student Center Ballroom from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; free Planetarium
shows for TAMIU students only (ID required).
For more information, please contact
Betty Momayezi, associate vice president of student affairs, at email@example.com,
call 326.2280 or visit offices in the Student Center, room 226A.
University office hours are 8 a.m.
- 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests
and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information
Services at firstname.lastname@example.org