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April 4, 2014
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

'Girls Rock @ BISS' offers career advice

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The President's Commission on the Status of Women at Slippery Rock University will host "Girls Rock @ BISS" from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 7, offering high school girls interested in a career in the fields of business, communication, computer science, criminology, safety management or sport management the chance to talk with academic leaders in the fields.

Nearly 30 girls and their parents have registered up for the program.

The students will take part in hands-on leadership activities facilitated by SRU's Leadership Development Center. They will also hear from SRU admissions staff, tour the campus and learning about a variety of majors and careers.

The afternoon session will give participants the opportunity to interact with faculty and undergraduate students in small group sessions.

The students will also learn about clubs and honor societies associated with majors offered at SRU. They will also learn about developing critical-thinking skills, team building, leadership development and media opportunities in newspapers, radio and television. There will also be computer science opportunities, including developing website content and videos.

Participating parents will have the opportunity to meet with Kurt Schimmel, dean of SRU's College of Business, Information and Social Science, Ginny Kopko, representing SRU's Office of Financial Aid, and Amanda Yale, associate provost for enrollment services.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.