09/07/2012 11:24 AM
BATON ROUGE – One of the most anticipated events of the fall semester will take place on Friday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the LSU Quadrangle and Exxon Quad as the LSU Fall Fest celebration welcomes back more than 30,000 new and returning students, faculty and staff to campus.
The annual event, which serves as the chancellor’s official welcome back celebration and raised $7,000 for the LSU general scholarship fund through its sponsors, begins with the entrance of The Golden Band from Tigerland, LSU Golden Girls and LSU Cheerleaders and a welcome from interim LSU Chancellor William Jenkins, LSU Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Stuart Bell, LSU Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Enrollment Services Kurt Keppler, Student Government President Taylor Cox and Miss LSU Elizabeth Connor on the stage between Prescott and Stubbs Halls.
Following performances by the band, LSU spirit squads and the Tiger Girls, the National Pan-Hellenic Council will host the Love Purple, Live Gold Yard Show with performances by several LSU fraternities and sororities and the Legacy Dancers.
More than 50 tables representing both campus units and area businesses will be set up in the LSU Quad and Exxon Quad with information and giveaways, while several activities will also be available, including University Recreation's climbing wall in the Exxon Quad.
Those in attendance will be served their choice of free hamburgers, sausage po-boys, vegetarian burgers and chips at the Food Court located in the LSU Quad, and items, including popsicles from LSU Dining and ice cream from the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store in the Exxon Quad. Local vendors will also be giving away various food and drink items throughout the LSU Quad and Exxon Quad.
In continuing with the eco-friendly efforts of the Green Tiger Project at LSU, Fall Fest participants will be encouraged to recycle or compost their waste in marked receptacles throughout the LSU and Exxon Quads.
While not all items being distributed by sponsors during the celebration will be recyclable or suitable for composting, everything supplied by the university at the main food tents falls into one of those categories.
Items intended for compost include food leftovers; paper napkins, wrappers and food trays; and wax beverage cups. Empty plastic cups and bottles; aluminum cans; cardboard; and bulk paper should be recycled, and the only items to be disposed of in trash bins are plastic utensils and cup lids; Styrofoam food cartons and cups; pens and pencils.
LSU Fall Fest is made possible thanks to generous donations to the university by the following sponsors: Baker Hughes, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Campus Federal Credit Union, Entergy, ExxonMobil, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Schlumberger and Shell. In addition to providing funding for Fall Fest, a portion of these sponsor’s donations – a total of $7,000 – were contributed to the LSU general scholarship fund. Additionally, in-kind donations were made to LSU Fall Fest by the LSU Bookstore, LSU Dining and Magnolia Canteen.
Posted on Friday, September 7, 2012