Southeastern to celebrate community, academics with Rock 'n Roar on March 24

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual campus-community festival, “Rock ‘n Roar,” scheduled for Saturday, March 24, promises to be a fun-filled day for children and adults.
     In its 16th 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 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 $10, will take place in Clark Hall.
     A camp for young baseball enthusiasts is scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. at the softball field located at North Oak Park. The camp is open to children ages 6-13 for a $10 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 or at the Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., (985) 549-2150. Advance registration and payment is mandatory for all camps by March 22. 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; a ceramics sale; a health fair; and more.
     For additional information about Rock ‘n Roar Fest camps and contests, call the Alumni Association, (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.

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