Southeast Missouri State University
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Ann K. Hayes (573) 651-2552




CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 25, 2002 - Prospective students and their parents are invited to "Show Me Day" Nov. 2 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

"Show Me Day," scheduled for noon in the Show Me Center, is an opportunity for all individuals interested in attending college to take a closer look at Southeast and check out the numerous options Southeast provides," said Southeast Admissions Counselor Christy Mershon. "About 700 students and guests attended the last event. We are looking forward to another great Show Me Day."

The day's events will begin with a "College Fair" in which students may browse through informational displays of the University's various academic departments.

"Show Me Day gives students and their families a really great introduction to the Southeast campus community," Mershon said. "Show Me Day introduces students and their parents to so many academic and social opportunities in which they can get involved. We are excited and thrilled about having them here to explore and experience our vibrant and growing campus community. We want them to get as much information as possible when they are here so they feel comfortable and can succeed when they choose Southeast."

Show Me Day gives students a real flair for the Southeast college experience. Professors from each department will be on hand to answer questions. Students also will be able to get information about the Southeast experience, information ranging from academic and career choice options to financial aid, residential life and student activities. Students will have the opportunity to learn about internship and experiential learning opportunities associated with all majors at Southeast, and they may visit with students who have interned in various fields.

Following the "College Fair" portion of the day, students and parents will hear a brief presentation from Southeast Director of Admissions Debbie Below, as well as a presentation by Ross McFerron, Southeast Student Government president.

Students and their parents then will break up into small groups to tour the campus. Mershon said that both bus and walking tours will be offered, as well as students having the opportunity to view a Southeast residence facility. Following the campus tours, a financial aid and Residence Life presentation will be given. The "Show Me Day" will conclude in the evening with a reception in the University Center.

Following Show Me Day, the School of Polytechnic Studies will host a reception for prospective students in the Otto and Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building. After this reception, prospective students and their guests are invited to the Southeast vs. Tennessee Tech football game at 6 p.m. at Houck Stadium. This will be "Hall of Fame Day," and prospective students who attend Show Me Day activities will be admitted free to the game.

If you are interested in registering for "Show Me Day," call the Admissions Office at (573) 651-2590.


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