Southeastern to celebrate community, academics with Rock 'n Roar on March 19
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual campus-community festival, “Rock ‘n Roar,” scheduled for Saturday, March 19, promises to be a fun-filled day for children and adults.
In its 14th year, Rock ‘n Roar showcases Southeastern’s academics and fun atmosphere for 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 1:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Student Union, the festival will offer art, baseball, and dance camps for children and a free children’s identification program– 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. with an art project to take home. 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 Lions’ baseball diamond. The camp is open to children ages 5-13 for a $5 fee. Participants are asked to bring their own bat and 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. 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 at www.selu.edu/alumni or at the Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., (985) 549-2150. Advance registration and payment is mandatory for all camps by March 17. 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.
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; and a farmer’s market complete with produce, gift items, jewelry and crafts.
For additional information about Rock ‘n Roar Fest camps and contests, call the Alumni Association, (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.