PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University will be rockin’ during Big Weekend, March 31-April 1, as the Christian rock band Kutless takes center stage at the annual concert event at 7:30 p.m., Friday in Harral Auditorium.
Kutless will be in concert along with Falling Up, Disciple and Steller Kart as part of their Hearts of the Innocent tour.
Tickets are included with the registration fee for Big Weekend and will also be on sale at the University Bookstore in Plainview, at Lifeway Christian Store in Amarillo and Lubbock and at Mardel’s in Lubbock. Tickets cost $10.
The concert is the feature event for Wayland’s college preview. High school juniors, seniors and college transfer students are invited to Wayland to experience college life on the WBU campus. Prospective students may sit in on college classes, attend chapel, audition for music, art and theatre, tryout for the cheerleading squad and the junior varsity basketball teams, attend an academic fair, watch a baseball game and learn all about WBU.
Friday morning, prospective students are encouraged to attend classes and chapel with the afternoon set aside for fun and games. The concert takes place at 7:30 followed by a late-night breakfast where faculty and staff members serve students and prospective students in the cafeteria.
“That is actually my favorite thing,” WBU Director of Admissions Jennifer Beal said of the late-night meal. “The best thing about Saturday is ‘All About WBU’ and the ‘Academic Fair.’ Those events give prospective students and their parents an opportunity to see what Wayland has to offer, and it gives them a chance to meet and visit with faculty and staff.”
A special breakfast will be held for the parents where a panel consisting of parents of current students will discuss Wayland and answer questions from the parents of prospective students.
“Parents will be able to voice their concerns and make sure the needs that they have are being addressed,” Beal said.
Wayland’s offices will be open on Saturday to answer questions concerning financial aid, registration, admission requirements and other areas of concern.
Big Weekend will conclude with a Baptist Student Ministries praise service following dinner on Saturday.
Approximately 80 students have registered for the event so far. Beal is expecting that number to reach nearly 200. Last year’s event had 184 participants.
Prospective students may register for $25 which includes all meals, lodging and a concert ticket. Students may purchase a Big Weekend t-shirt for an additional $8. Parents and sponsors may register for $20 each. That price does not include lodging.
For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 806-291-3500, 1-800-588-1928 or visit our Web site at www.wbu.edu.