Many events planned for Welcome Week at FSCC

Thursday, August 25, 2011
FSCC students play Twister during Game Night on Tuesday. A tailgate party is scheduled from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday across from the Fort Scott High School parking lot prior to the Hounds game against Blinn College. A pep rally starts at 5:30 p.m.(Kathleen Hinrichs/Submitted Photo)

Students are back at Fort Scott Community College.

The fall semester began Monday and the parking lots and hallways are full again after the summer break. During the first week of school, FSCC has planned many activities to help acclimate students to college life and let them have a little fun, a news release said.

FSCC hosted a game night Tuesday in which students had the opportunity to play in video game and ping-pong tournaments. Board games and snacks were also available to the students. The new student union at FSCC, located in the Academic Building, was opened for the first time during game night. The renovation of the old library to turn it into a new student union started at the beginning of 2011.

With the new student union, FSCC students will be able to spend time between classes watching TV, playing games, or conversing with one another.

On Wednesday, FSCC hosted a cookout from noon to 3 p.m. for the entire campus. Free food, music and games were on the agenda for the event.

FSCC will host a tailgate party and pep rally in the lot across from the Fort Scott High School parking lot prior to the Greyhounds home opener at 7 p.m. Thursday. The tailgate party is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. and is open to not only the FSCC campus, but the entire community. All Greyhound fans are encouraged to stop by and enjoy the free food and pep rally.

The pep rally, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will give FSCC students and community members the chance to hear from the FSCC football and volleyball teams as well as the FSCC pep band. After the tailgate party has concluded, fans can attend the first football game of the season in which the Greyhounds will play the Blinn Buccaneers. Welcome Week activities wrap up on Friday and Saturday when the FSCC volleyball team will play in the Fort Scott tournament in Arnold Arena. The first match is at 1 p.m. Friday against Labette Community College. At 7 p.m. Friday, the Hounds square off against Cottey College; at 11 a.m. Saturday, they face Coffeyville Community College; and 3 p.m. Saturday, Allen County Community College.