Southeastern to celebrate community, academics with Rock ‘n Roar on February 18

Friday, February 3, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual campus-community festival “Rock ‘n Roar” is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, and promises to be a fun-filled day for children and adults.
     In its 21st year, Rock ‘n Roar showcases Southeastern’s academics and fun atmosphere for approximately 3,800 students from more than 80 visiting District 8 Literary Rally high school, as well as Southeastern students, alumni and community friends, said Julie Perise, interim director of the Southeastern Alumni Association.
     “With no charge for admission to Rock ‘n Roar, patrons of all ages can enjoy educational displays by Southeastern’s departments, food, music and more,” Perise said.
Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Student Union, the festival will also offer art, baseball, and spirit camps for children.
     Art education students will offer a hands-on art camp for children ages 6-12 from 9-11 a.m., with a check-in time of 8:30 a.m. The camp, which costs $15, will take place in Clark Hall.
     A camp for young baseball enthusiasts is scheduled for 8:30-10:30 a.m., with a check in time of 8 a.m. at the football practice field behind the bull pen on campus. The camp is open to children ages 6-12 for a $15 fee. Participants are asked to bring their own bat and glove.  
     The Lionettes, Southeastern’s dance team, and the Southeastern cheerleaders will host a spirit camp for children ages 5-12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with check in at 8:30 a.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 or at the Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., (985) 549-2150. Advance registration and payment is requested for all camps. Space is limited, so reservations should be made early.
     Rock ‘n Roar will also feature a variety of children’s games and activities.
     For additional information about Rock ‘n Roar Fest camps, call the Alumni Association, (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.

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