Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University to Hold Final Open House of the Spring

eagleheadGeorgia Southern University will welcome thousands of visitors to campus Saturday, April 2, as it hosts an Open House for prospective students and their families. Those attending the Open House will see firsthand the unique connection between the University and the community as Georgia Southern hosts ArtsFest 2011 and the Eagle baseball team takes the field at J.I. Clements Stadium that same day.

Georgia Southern University Open House:

 College-bound students and their families are invited to attend the University’s Open House which will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the University’s Russell Student Union.

This last Open House of the spring is the perfect time for students to tour the campus’ academic buildings, residence halls and recreation facilities. Visitors will have a chance to meet and talk with current students and faculty members as they make their decision on where to attend college. Information about the University’s degree programs, including the new engineering degree programs that will begin in the fall, will also be available.

Open House reservations may be made by calling 912-478-5851 or online  Those who are not able to attend Saturday’s Open House may contact the University’s Office of Admissions to schedule a campus tour.

ArtsFest 2011:

 Thousands of visitors are expected to attend ArtsFest 2011 on the University’s Sweetheart Circle from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. This festival is free and open to the public and provides families with a fun day of hands-on art activities. ArtsFest has grown into one of the University’s largest community outreach programs.

Children can make their own crafts at more than 20 booths lining the circle. Performances and demonstrations by magician and television host Magic Marc, along with various community musicians and dancers, will take place on two stages throughout the day.

Artists from around the region will have art on display and available for purchase in the artist’s market.  Watch artists, including members of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art’s Jewelry Guild and the Statesboro Regional Art Association, demonstrate their talents in jewelry, folk art, painting, ceramics, sculpture and photography. A variety of festival food will also be available for purchase.

 Eagle Baseball at J.I. Clements Stadium:

 Coach Rodney Hennon, who just celebrated his 500th win, will lead the Georgia Southern University baseball team as they take on the Citadel. The game begins at J.I. Clements Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or by calling the athletic ticket office at 912-478-9467.


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