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 SRU 'Opportunity Knock' program open to high school seniors 




February 5, 2007

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199


SRU to host 3-day 'Opportunity Knocks' learning experience for high school seniors       

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Opportunity Knocks," a three-day learning experience for high school seniors to better understand life at Slippery Rock University, will be Feb. 15-17 sponsored by the University's Office of Admissions.

           "The three-day event will give seniors the chance to attend college classes, talk with admission and financial aid counselors and see some of the fun activities also associated with going to college," says Tamra Cooper, assistant director of admissions.

           Participating seniors will be housed with current students who will serve as their volunteer mentors as part of the experience which is using the theme "Stepping up to The Rock of Opportunities."

           A step show and a visit the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center are part of the planned activities.

           "We organized this event to help minority students adjust to life at SRU. Approximately 100 students will participate," Cooper said.

           For more information, or to register, call 1-800-929-4778.


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.



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