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High school juniors invited to check out open house

March 13, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Area high school juniors and their parents are invited to visit Western Michigan University's main campus from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, for the fifth annual "WMU Spotlight."

Designed exclusively for high school juniors, this open house is the University's largest on-campus recruiting event. Some 600 juniors and their parents are expected to attend this year.

"WMU Spotlight allows high school students who are considering WMU to become more familiar with our campus, academic programs and services," says Gwen Thomas, assistant director of admissions and coordinator of the event.

"It's also helpful for students who already know about the wealth of program choices and support they'll have here, but haven't been to our campus yet."

The free event features current WMU students taking attendees on a guided tour of the main campus so they can get a feel for what life at the University is like. In addition, prospective students and their parents will have a chance to check out the popular Student Recreation Center, visit a typical residence hall and have lunch in a dining hall.

The event will begin on the second floor of the Bernhard Center with pre-registration check-in and walk-in registration. At 9 a.m., WMU President John M. Dunn and other speakers will kick off the day's activities.

Free parking is available all day Saturday at all metered spaces on campus.

Registration for WMU Spolight is closed due to the large number of participants already registered.

For more information, contact Gwen Thomas in the Office of Admissions at gwen.thomas@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2008.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5433 USA
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