MSU celebrates 100th anniversary with a block party

Minot State University will have a community block party on Saturday in celebration of MSU’s 100th anniversary year. The event is free and open to the public.

Planned events include a free lunch between noon and 1:30 p.m. Between noon and 4 p.m. there will be historical videos in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall in MSU’s Old Main; a book signing and sales of the book “When Dreams Come True” at the book store, where a centennial poster will also be on sale. There will be bouncy games and other activities for children sponsored by MSU student organizations. People may register for door prizes at the marketing office table. There will also be a signing of the Centennial Celebration birthday card at the marketing office table.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the MSU jazz band, at 12:30 p.m.; the MSU marching band at 1:30 p.m.; Jason LeVasseur and DC Entertainment.

Between 1 and 2 p.m. there will be a tour of the First Lutheran Church Cemetery by Mark Timbrook and the MSU history club. People who want to go on the tour should meet by the marketing office table.

At 12:30 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 1 p.m. and 1:15 p.m., there will be tours of the campus by enrollment services. People should meet by the front steps of Old Main.

At 2 p.m. there will be a special centennial celebration program, with various speakers, including people representing the state’s congressional delegation, in front of Old Main.

At 3 p.m. there will be the homecoming coronation of the MSU king and queen on the steps of Old Main.

The block party will conclude at 4 p.m.