Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
News and Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
MEDIA ADVISORY: Patriot Days 2009
The 2009 Patriot Days at The University of Texas at Tyler is March 30 – April 3, Dr. Howard Patterson, vice president for student affairs, announced.
“Patriot Days is a fun-filled, student-oriented week where UT Tyler students come together to enhance unity and school spirit,” said Jennifer Skinner, student development specialist who oversees campus activities and weekend events. “This year’s theme is ‘Patriot Games,’ so we have a lot of friendly competition in store for student participants. Let the games begin!”
Monday, March 30:
- 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Harvey Lake Deck – Free lunch.
- Noon Harvey Lake – Patriot Days Kick Off with Johnny Swim in concert.
- Noon – 3 p.m. Harvey Lake – Spirit competition/team flag making party.
- 1 p.m. Harvey Lake – Ice cream eating contest.
- 5 p.m. Riter Bell Tower – Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. University community event to promote sexual assault awareness.
- 5 p.m. Irvin Field – UT Tyler Softball game vs. LeTourneau University; opening ceremony barbecue.
Tuesday, March 31:
- 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. University Center Sports Café – Fashion show.
- 3 p.m. On campus – Adventure race.
- 8 p.m. UC Ballroom – Movie Night featuring ‘Cool Runnings.’
Wednesday, April 1:
- Noon – 5 p.m. UC Ballroom – Service Day. A time set aside for various community service events on campus.
- 7:30 p.m. University Center Ballroom – Mr. Alpha Chi competition.
Thursday, April 2:
- 10 a.m. University Center Ballroom – Board game tournament.
- 5:30 p.m. UT Tyler Softball field – faculty vs. student softball game.
Friday, April 3:
- 10 a.m. UT Tyler Disc Golf Trail – Disc golf tournament.
- 1 p.m. – UT Tyler Practice Soccer Field – Field games.
- 5 p.m. UT Tyler Herrington Patriot Center pool – Human battleship.
- 5:30 p.m. HPC pool – Closing ceremony luau.
- 9 p.m. HPC pool – Spotlight party.
For more information, contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.