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Drums, Dating and Comedy Highlight Welcome Week 2013
Welcome Week 2013 passes are $10 with a Winthrop ID and $20 to the general public at the DIGS information desk.
Michael Kent and James Davis
ROCK HILL, S.C. –
Winthrop University’s Welcome Week 2013
will make sure that everyone has something fun to do every night, no matter the age.
The eight-day series of events, which runs Aug. 16-25 and is planned by Winthrop’s
DiGiorgio Student Union
, will kick off with
, a session of icebreakers, games and presentations dedicated to helping students make new friends and to creating campus unity. Playfair is set for 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at the
Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center
Additional Welcome Week 2013 events include:
Saturday, Aug. 17
– The Tahitian drums dance, Hawaiian Hula and the fire dances of Samoa come alive with
Drums of Polynesia
. Join the musicians on their musical journey through the country. The show begins at 8 p.m. in
. This is an approved cultural event.
• Sunday, Aug. 18
Comedian James Davis
of BET and MTV fame will have the crowd laughing with his “fresh to death” style while comedian/magician
will wow the audience with mind-blowing magic. The show is 8 p.m. in Byrnes.
• Monday, Aug. 19
R&B/pop singer Rayvon Owen
hopes to share his message with the world and the crowd at the Convocation picnic at 5 p.m. on the front lawn (rain location: West Center). The concert is free. People can also create their own personalized trucker hat or water bottle. One novelty is free with
Welcome Week pass
; additional novelties are $1 each.
• Tuesday, Aug. 20
Dating Doctor David Colman
will offer his thoughts on courtship in a challenging and funny way. Get your advice at 8 p.m. in
. An approved cultural event.
• Wednesday, Aug. 21
“Now You See Me,”
a magical caper about a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists, will show in
. Movie showings begin at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and are free with a fall movie pass, $2 with a Winthrop ID and $5 without one.
• Thursday, Aug. 22
– He’s back! Hypnotist and crowd favorite
, a Winthrop tradition, will hypnotize audience members during his 8 p.m. show in Byrnes.
• Friday, Aug. 23
– Precision, flair and spirit are just some of the attributes of the
. Hear the innovative and dynamic percussion performance at 8 p.m. in Byrnes. An approved cultural event.
• Saturday, Aug. 24
Hip-hop violinist Josh Vietti
and spoken word artist
The Asia Project
take the stage at 8 p.m. in Byrnes. An approved cultural event.
• Sunday, Aug. 25
– Laughing with
comedian Michael Blaustein
and then rocking out to
country/rock band Scarletta
are both options at 7 p.m. in Byrnes. An approved cultural event.
All tickets are $10 general admission, $5 with Winthrop I.D. or free with a DSU Welcome Week pass unless otherwise noted.
View a full list of DSU Welcome Week events
. To purchase a Welcome Week 2013 pass or find out more information, contact Boyd Jones, university programs director, at 803/323-2108 or
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