Spring Fling Will Offer Break From Studies

Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2012-04-25

Samford University students will enjoy a week of activities ranging from a free photo booth to Sumo wrestling during Spring Fling April 30-May 4. A highlight will be the concert by popular rock band Switchfoot at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 in Pete Hanna Center.

Tickets are on sale now for the concert. Switchfoot began with successes in the Christian rock scene before gaining mainstream recognition when its music was featured prominently in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. Tickets are $16 general admission, and may be purchased at www.samford.edu.

All other Spring Fling events are free. Most are on Ben Brown Plaza.  The line-up:

Monday---Photo booth, Bruster's ice cream and sunglasses giveaway, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A freshman talent show is also planned.

Tuesday---Flea market, Kona Ice and color-changing cups giveaway, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday---Wing Fling with chicken wings and soft drinks, Koozies giveaway and Sumo wrestling, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Paintball, 6 p.m.- 10 p.m., intramural fields; Battle of the bands, 7 to 9 p.m., intramural fields.

Thursday-Kettle corn, funnel cakes, spin art and balloon artist, 10 to 2 p.m. Dinner will be served on the Plaza at 5 p.m., followed by  Switchfoot.

Friday-Inflatables with slide and obstacle course, caricature drawings and treats by Dreamcakes, 11 a.m-1 p.m.

T-shirts will be sold all week on the Plaza and at Battle of the Bands on Wednesday night.

Student directors of Spring Fling 2012 are Karlie Calhoun, a junior biology major from Peachtree City, Ga., and Nicole Bader, a sophomore journalism/mass communication major from Cumming, Ga.

 

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ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.