Southeastern celebrates academic, community with Rock 'n Roar
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 12th 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 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 9-11:30 a.m. The camp, which costs $5, will take place in Clark Hall.
A camp for young baseball enthusiasts is scheduled for 9-11:30 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.
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 are available online or at the Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., (985) 549-2150. Advance registration and payment is mandatory for all camps by March 13. Space is limited, so reservations should be made early.
Rock ‘n Roar will also feature a variety of children’s games, activities and guest performances by Footprints Christian Dance Academy, Southeastern Gospel Choir, A Touch of Class Performing Arts, and Miss Southeastern Brandy Hotard.
Rock ‘n Roar patrons of all ages can also enjoy educational displays by Southeastern’s departments; food and music; plant and ceramics sales; a health fair; a farmer’s market complete with baked goods, produce, crafts and beads; and a garage sale.
For additional information about Rock ‘n Roar Fest camps and contests, call the Alumni Association, (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.