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Founder's Week

All Week

"Tell John"

Presented by the Tarleton Ambassadors

Thompson Student Center Info Desk

If you could, what would you tell John Tarleton today? Throughout Founder's Week, a reprint of a painting from 1924 of John Tarleton will be on display at the TSC information desk. Blank cards will be supplied next to the picture for students, alumni, staff and faculty to write what they would tell John about our University today. The completed cards are to then be deposited in a box next to the picture and will be compiled in a keepsake book. Each year, all will be given the opportunity to share their stories in the "Tell John" book. It is a wonderful way to focus on our benefactor and the tremendous gift that he has brought to thousands of Tarleton students.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

May Fête Celebration

Presented by the Tarleton Ambassadors

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Oaks Park

Tarleton's first May Fete was held May 5th, 1921, and then often scheduled in conjunction with Parents' Day or Founders Week in April or May. The Tarleton Band played in Hunewell Bandstand while Tarleton girls donned in white dresses would wrap brightly colored ribbons around the Maypole.  Lord Tarleton was the master of ceremonies and announced Tarleton's elected May Queen.  May Fete was celebrated for nearly two decades and disappeared around the beginning of the 1940's, near the time of World War II.  Almost 90 years after its original inception, Tarleton Ambassadors revived this forgotten tradition for Tarleton students in May of 2009.  Everyone is invited to join the fun at this time-honored event!

Contact: Tarleton Ambassadors at (254) 968-9075

Wednesday, April 9, 2015

Presidential Picnic

Presented by the Student Government Association

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Heritage Park

Mr. and Mrs. TSU will be announced at 5:45 p.m.

Come out for food, games and fun with our president Dr. Dottavio and his executive cabinet!

Contact: Student Government Association Office (254) 968-9082

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Silver Taps Ceremony

Presented by Tarleton Ambassadors, Tarleton State University's ROTC PRogram, and the Tarleton Alumni Association

7:15 p.m. Reception at the Alumni Plaza

8:00 p.m. Ceremony at Heritage Oaks Park and Col. Tate Military Park

The Silver Taps Ceremony honoring the previous year's deceased faculty, staff, students, and alumni, was held for many years in conjunction with homecoming activities. The ceremony was moved to the spring semester in 2005 to provide increased recognition for the program. The Silver taps ceremony is organized and conducted by Tarleton Ambassadors, Tarleton's ROTC Program, Tarleton Alumni Association and volunteers from the Tarleton State University family. The role call and candle lighting ceremony culminate each year with a processional, placing of flowers at the base of the Tarleton State University Military Memorial a 21-gun salute and Taps.

Contact: Community Relation Office (254) 968-9075