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Kent State Hosts Girl Scouts for College Preview Day on Nov. 6

Posted Oct, 22, 2010

Kent State University is calling all Girl Scouts as the university hosts a college preview day on Saturday, Nov. 6. Members of Girl Scouts of North East Ohio in grades ninth through 12 (Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts) can sign up to visit the region’s largest public research university and learn more about college life, admissions, financial aid and careers.

The fall “Sneak-A-Peek Day” at Kent State will focus on career choices in the sciences. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Kent Student Center with a welcome by Rev. Ronald Fowler, special assistant to Kent State’s Office of the President; Dr. John Stalvey, associate dean of Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences; and Dr. Geraldine Hayes Nelson, assistant vice president for pipeline initiatives and diversity programming at Kent State. The visiting Girl Scouts will tour campus departments and facilities, including the 3-D Classroom, and meet female faculty members in fields such as biology and chemistry. Their tour guides will be Kent State students who are members of the Science Learning Community, a living/learning community for first-year Kent State students considering a major in biology, chemistry, geology, computer science, math, physics or related fields (Pre-Med, Pre-Pharm, Pre-Dentistry, Med Tech, Bio Tech).

The visit also includes a peek of college life. The Girl Scouts will enjoy lunch, tailgate at Kent State’s fan-friendly FlashZone, meet members of Kent State women’s basketball team and attend the Kent State versus Temple University football game at 2 p.m. at Dix Stadium.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Girl Scouts to experience for themselves what college and more specifically, what Kent State has to offer,” Dr. Nelson said. “Students will serve as hosts to the Girl Scouts, answering their questions and sharing first-hand what it is like to be a college student enrolled in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) major.” 

As articulated by Rev. Fowler, “Dreams matter, and at Kent State, your dreams can be transformed into reality.”

To participate in this event, the cost is $5. The cost includes transportation, lunch and a ticket to the football game. Registration is required before the Oct. 28 deadline. To register, go to www.gsneo.org, click on Programs/Calendar and enter Program code SNKPEK01 into the Advanced Search. For additional information regarding this event, e-mail programs@gsneo.org or call 1-800-852-4474.

This program is hosted by Kent State’s Office of the President, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information about Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, visit www.gsneo.org. For more information about Kent State, visit www.kent.edu.

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Media Contacts:
Kim Graves, kgraves@gsneo.org, 330-983-0376
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595