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Southeastern celebrates community, academics with Rock 'n Roar 2007

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual campus-community festival, “Rock ‘n Roar,” will be a fun-filled day for children and adults, said Alumni Director Kathy Pittman.

     In its 11th year, Rock ‘n Roar showcases Southeastern’s fine academics and fun atmosphere for visiting District 8 Literary Rally high school students, alumni and community friends.

     Scheduled for March 17 at the War Memorial Student Union, the festival will offer art, baseball, and dance camps for children and free children’s identification packets – finger printing and photo – compliments of the University Police Department.

     Art education students will offer a hands-on art camp for children ages 5-12 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The camp, which costs $5, will take place in Clark Hall.

     A camp for young baseball enthusiasts is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Alumni Field, the Southeastern Lion’s baseball diamond.  The camp is open to children ages 6-13 for a $5 fee. Participants are asked to bring their own baseball glove and will receive a certificate at the conclusion of the camp. 

     Baseball fans will want to stick around until 3 p.m. that afternoon when the Lion’s host Stephen F. Austin. A $6 adult ticket will also admit one child free to the game.

     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 and a keepsake. Participants are asked to dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes.  The camp will conclude with a performance by participants in the Student Union at noon for parents and other Rock ‘n Roar guests.       

     Camp applications will be available online at or at the Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., (985) 549-2150.  Advance registration and payment is mandatory for all camps by March 14. Space is limited, so reservations should be made early.

     Rock ‘n Roar, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., plans a variety of children’s games, activities and guest performances by Dancingly Yours, Lemoine Academy of Dance, Main Street Dance and Activity Center, and the Southeastern Gospel Choir.

     Rock ‘n Roar patrons of all ages can also enjoy food and music; plant and ceramics sales; a health fair; a farmer’s market complete with baked goods, creative memories, crafts and beads; and educational displays by Southeastern’s departments.

     For additional information about Rock ‘n Roar Fest camps and contests, call the Alumni Association, (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM, or visit

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