Future Students, Parents Invited to Show Me Day Feb. 18

by News Bureau on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 23, 2012, — Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend Show Me Day Feb. 18 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

“Show Me Day is an opportunity for individuals interested in Southeast to visit our campus and see the wide variety of academic programs and services we offer,” said Lenell Hahn, associate director of the Office of Admissions.

“Students can find out about Southeast’s admissions process, meet with faculty members from our academic departments and interact with current Southeast students,” Hahn said. “We are thrilled to have students and parents here to explore and experience our vibrant and growing campus community. We want them to get as much information as possible during the day so they feel confident when they choose Southeast.”

The day will begin with registration from 9:30-10 a.m. in the Show Me Center. Students are invited to browse through a Student Life Fair after they register. The fair will allow prospective students to meet current Southeast students and staff members from various campus ministries, Career Linkages, dining services, Greek life, Academic Support Services, the Office of Residence Life and the Jane Stephens Honors Program.

The day will officially begin at 10 a.m. with a presentation by Dr. Debbie Below, associate vice president for enrollment management and student success and director of the Office of Admissions, followed by an introduction of Southeast admissions staff members and student leaders. Prospective students also will have the opportunity to meet Southeast’s Redhawks mascot, Rowdy, who will make a special guest appearance along with the Southeast Sundancers and cheerleaders. Following the presentation, an Academic Fair will take place in the Student Recreation Center and will feature informational displays of the University’s various academic departments.

After participating in the Academic Fair, prospective students may attend presentations on financing their education, living on campus and transferring to Southeast. Show Me Day will conclude with a tour of the campus and the opportunity to dine during lunch in Towers Café.

“Southeast is fortunate enough to have award-winning dining facilities, and we want our guests to experience the quality and value offered to our students,” Hahn said.

Students interested in the arts are invited to visit Southeast’s River Campus, the only campus in the state dedicated solely to the fine arts.

“The big advantage to students studying the fine arts (theatre, dance, art and music) together is they have the opportunity to learn from each other in an environment dedicated solely to their areas of study,” said Rhonda Weller-Stilson, interim associate dean and director of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts.

Tours of the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts will be available following lunch.

For more information or to register for the event, contact Ashley Carlson or Ashley Harris, Show Me Day coordinators, in the Office of Admissions at (573) 651-5939.