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Drums, Dating and Comedy Highlight Welcome Week 2013

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 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
Tom DeLuca
Atlanta Drumline
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 Playfair, 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 Byrnes Auditorium. 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 Michael Kent will wow the audience with mind-blowing magic. The show is 8 p.m. in Byrnes.

• Monday, Aug. 19R&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. 20Dating Doctor David Colman will offer his thoughts on courtship in a challenging and funny way. Get your advice at 8 p.m. in Tillman Auditorium. 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 Dina’s Place. 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 Tom DeLuca, 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 Atlanta Drumline. Hear the innovative and dynamic percussion performance at 8 p.m. in Byrnes. An approved cultural event.

• Saturday, Aug. 24Hip-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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