Southeastern to celebrate community, academics with Rock ‘n Roar on February 22
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's annual campus-community festival, "Rock 'n Roar," is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22 and promises to be a fun-filled day for children and adults.
In its 18th year, Rock 'n Roar showcases Southeastern's academics and fun atmosphere for nearly 3,000 visiting District 8 Literary Rally high school students, alumni and community friends, said Kathy Pittman, director of the Southeastern Alumni Association.
Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new Student Union, the festival will also offer art, baseball, and dance camps for children.
Art education students will offer a hands-on art camp for children ages 6-12 from 9-11:30 a.m. The camp, which costs $10, will take place in Clark Hall.
A camp for young baseball enthusiasts is scheduled for 8:30-11 a.m. at Alumni field on campus. The camp is open to children ages 6-13 for a $10 fee. Participants are asked to bring their own bat and glove.
The Lionettes, Southeastern's dance team, will host a dance camp for children ages 5-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. The camp's $15 fee includes refreshments. Participants are asked to dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes. The camp will conclude with a performance by participants in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building at noon.
Camp applications are available online at www.southeastern.edu/roarfest or at the Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., (985) 549-2150. Advance registration and payment is mandatory for all camps by Feb 20. Space is limited, so reservations should be made early.
Rock 'n Roar will also feature a variety of children's games and activities.
Rock 'n Roar patrons of all ages can also enjoy educational displays by Southeastern's departments, food, music and more.
For additional information about Rock 'n Roar Fest camps, call the Alumni Association, (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.