Southeastern NEWS

                                                       Southeastern Louisiana University
                                           Public Information Office
                                           SLU 880, Hammond, LA 70402
                                           504/549-2341/fax 504-549-2061
    Date: 3/17/00
      Contact:                           Christina Chapple   4

     HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University's fourth annual campus-community
festival, "Rock 'n Roar," will be full of fun for children and adults, said Alumni Director Kathy
     Scheduled for March 25 at the War Memorial Student Union, the festival will offer
baseball, art and dance camps for children and computer workshops for adults. In addition,
University Police will offer free children's identification packets -- finger printing and photo --
for young Rock 'n Roar participants.
     Now in its fourth year, Rock 'n Roar was designed to showcase Southeastern's fine
academics and fun atmosphere for visiting District 8 Literary Rally high school students, alumni
and community friends. This year, in addition to the more than 2,700 Literary Rally participants,
60 young delegates from more than 30 countries who are attending the Inter-American
Development Bank Youth Summit in New Orleans will also join in Rock 'n Roar festivities.
     Pittman said a camp for young baseball enthusiasts is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
at Alumni Field, the Southeastern Lion's baseball diamond. The camp is open to children ages 6-
13 for a $5 fee.
     Art education students will offer a hands-on art camp for children ages 5-12 from 9-11:30
a.m.. The  camp, which costs $5, will take place in the old Southeastern bookstore in East
     Lionette Alumni will offer a mini-version of their popular summer dance camp for
children ages 4-12 from 9-11:45 a.m. at the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. The
$15 fee includes lunch, a keepsake and awards. The camp will end with a performance by the 
young participants for parents and other guests.
     Camp applications are available at the Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., 504-549-
2150. Space is limited, so reservations should be made early.
     Rock 'n Roar, which is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., also plans a petting zoo, space
walk, basketball free-throw, space walk, storytellers, and a variety of other children's games.
     Rock 'n Roar patrons of all ages can also enjoy food and  music; displays of motorcycles,
fire trucks, ambulances and police cars; a plant sale; cooking contest, health fair, and educational
displays by Southeastern departments. 
     Guests will also be able to obtain Southeastern admissions applications and financial aid
and campus job information.
     For additional information about Rock 'n Roar Fest IV camps and contests, call the
Alumni Association, 504-549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM, or visit
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