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Yellowjacket Weekend: Join the fun!

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The Capitol Steps, a comedy troupe of current and former Congressional staffers who offer a humorous take on events and personalities on Capitol Hill, in the Oval Office, and in other centers of power and prestige around the world, will perform on Friday, September 10, in Strong Auditorium.

Faculty, staff, and their families are invited to join students in kicking off the new academic year during Yellowjacket Weekend, September 10-12. The celebration includes a full schedule of concerts, entertainment, and activities.

The annual College Convocation and presentation of the Goergen Awards at noon on Friday, September 10, will provide a formal start to the weekend. Later that day, the Capitol Steps, a political satire troupe, will perform at 8 p.m. in Strong Auditorium, and folk/pop singer-songwriter Rebecca Pronsky will perform at 10 p.m. in the Common Ground Café in Wilson Commons.

On Saturday, the Interfaith Chapel will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for personal prayer and meditation in remembrance of the events of September 11.

The family-oriented highlight of the weekend will be "Game Day" from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday on the Wilson Commons Quadrangle. The outdoor festival will include giant slides, games, food vendors, and music. In addition, Enter the Haggis, a Celtic rock band, will perform on the steps of Wilson Commons from 5 to 7 p.m.

Sports will play a major role during the weekend, with the men's soccer team taking on St. Lawrence University at 7 p.m. on Friday and Clarkson University at 3 p.m. Saturday in Fauver Stadium. The women's soccer team will play St. John Fisher College at noon on Saturday. The home football game against Fisher, which starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, will feature the Rochester Scottish Pipes & Drums at halftime.

In addition, the University Cinema Group will be screening two movies in Hoyt Auditorium as part of its regular schedule: Super Size Me at 7, 9, and 11 p.m. on Friday; and Kill Bill Vol. 2 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and midnight on Saturday. Students can also take advantage of a "Fashionably Late Night" jaunt to the High Falls District Saturday night at 10 p.m.

Yellowjacket Weekend wraps up Sunday, September 12, with the Black Students Union's annual "Black Out," a welcome by minority organizations to new and returning students, at 10 p.m. on the steps of Wilson Commons. For more details, call x5-5911.

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