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Media Advisory - UIS to host College Summit for high school students

July 21, 2005

What: College Summit:  for bright high school juniors who might be unlikely to go to college unless given this early, personal exposure to a college campus and the college application experience.  

Who: High school juniors from the Chicago area, guidance counselors and high school staff members. 

When: 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m., Friday, July 22 (best times to catch students in the writing labs and meeting individually with writing “coaches”)

Where: University of Illinois at Springfield, Public Affairs Center. The writing lab is located on the fourth floor, room 493. Individual sessions will take place in University Hall in 12 classrooms.  

Details:  UIS is hosting this College Summit program. Students will spend four days on the UIS campus, staying overnight in Lincoln Residence Hall and eating at the Food Emporium cafeteria. The summit will walk them through financial assistance application procedures, and help them write essays that clearly present their achievements, talents, and goals. They will also discuss how to prepare for college while still in high school.

The summit includes a banquet and dance on Saturday evening.

College Summit is a national organization that conducts programs throughout the United States. U.S. Congressman John Shimkus made it possible for College Summit to bring its program to UIS.

  

 

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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