Missouri Valley College in Marshall is hosting their second annual “ValleyPALOOZA” event this weekend.

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Chad Jaecques

Press release from Missouri Valley College:


Events taking place include MVC Viking Stampede, barbecue and dueling pianos, Viking
football and more!

Marshall, Mo. (September 20, 2011) — Missouri Valley College will welcome parents
and family at its second annual ValleyPALOOZA—Family Weekend Sept. 22-24.

The MVC Viking Stampede Rodeo will kickoff ValleyPALOOZA at 7 p.m. on Thursday,
Sept. 22 at the Saline County Fairgrounds. The Viking Stampede, which will be held 7
p.m. nightly Thursday through Sat., Sept. 24 is the only home event for the MVC
rodeo teams.

Saturday’s events include a schedule of Viking athletics as well as several
activities on campus. Dueling pianos will be featured from 3-6 p.m. in the tailgate
area, which is located in the lot south of Gregg-Mitchell Field and west of the
Burns Athletic Complex. 

A barbecue will also be held in the tailgate area from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday. The
barbecue is free for MVC students and parents. Parents must present their Family
Weekend invitation as their free dinner passes. Other family member and guests are
welcome for $5 per person.

Women’s volleyball will play at 12:30 p.m. in the Grover C. Redford Gymnasium. The
Viking football team will take on Baker University at 6 p.m.

“We hope to give participating families a glimpse of life at MVC and get them
excited about their children’s education,” said Heath Morgan, dean of students. “We
are off to a great start this semester and I think it’s excellent for parents to
experience this environment.  We encourage parents to meet some of the faculty
members, participate in campus activities, and enjoy the beauty of our campus.”

The MVC Barnes and Noble Bookstore, which is located on the first floor of Ferguson
Center, will be open from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday and will have merchandise available
at the football game through halftime.

Viking Stampede tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for MVC students and children and
can be purchased at the gate. MVC football tickets are free for MVC students, $7 for
adults, and $3 for students and children. Volleyball tickets are free for MVC
students, $X for adults, and $X for children.

For more information regarding ValleyPALOOZA, contact Emily at (660) 831-4009 or
[email protected] or visit http://www.moval.edu/Events/ and click the link for
ValleyPALOOZA. For more information about Marshall, Mo., visit


Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment,
Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit.
Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master
interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC
offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities,
and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and the
newest majors are nursing, graphic design, dance, and hospitality/tourism
management. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information,
call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.