Jan. 7, 2003
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SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY
SCHEDULES SPRING SEMESTER ‘SATURDAY SHOWCASE’ OPEN
HOUSES FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS --
ROCK, Pa. – With interest in Slippery Rock University
soaring, the Office of Admission has scheduled three
“Saturday Showcase” open houses for prospective
students and their families. Each showcase begins in the morning
and runs through early afternoon, giving high school students a
chance to experience campus, meet faculty and plug into Rock
athletics and clubs. The dates:
first-year freshmen enrollment increased nearly 8 percent in
2002-2003. Overall, enrollment topped 7,500 for the first time in
eight years, including a 19 percent increase in minority
students. The Office of Admission schedules Saturday
Showcases to help prospective students and their families feel
comfortable about choosing Slippery Rock University.
Highlighting academic quality
Showcase is a very dynamic morning that highlights so many of the
people and opportunities leading Slippery Rock University rapidly
forward in both enrollment and academic quality,” says Jim
Barrett, director of the Office of Admission.
“Our goal is to get our guests talking with
faculty from academic departments, staff from student service and
campus life offices, as well as allowing our prospective students
to spend time getting a ‘real world’ perspective of
college life by visiting with current Slippery Rock
students,” Barrett says. “It is an engaging way to
learn about our university.”
Not too late for fall
The Feb. 15 date is
ideal for high school seniors making their final decision about
college, says Mimi Conner, assistant admission director.
“Even if students have visited a college once, choosing a
college is such an important undertaking that a second visit is
recommended. Showcase is a very convenient and comprehensive
opportunity to do just that,” she says.
To find out more about
attending one or more of the Saturday Showcase open house events,
visit www.SRU.edu and click on
“admissions," then "Saturday Showcase," or call 800-929-4778.
There is no fee.
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