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UWFox Hosts Annual College Fair

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The University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley's fieldhouse is the site for the Fox Cities' 1999 "Wisconsin Education Fair." The event, held annually at UWFox, is scheduled to be open from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 1999. It's a "one-stop" shop to investigate, hear and learn about the great opportunities in higher education open to students and their parents.

Each year, the WEF attracts representatives from over 100 colleges, universities, trade schools, and the military. High school students, parents, and interested adults can obtain information about the respective institutions and ask questions directly to the representatives in attendance. Besides academic information, career and financial aid information is also available from the representatives.

"This is the single best opportunity for local students and parents to gather essential information about different post-secondary options for young people," said Rhonda Uschan, Director of Student Services at UW-Fox.

The WEF replaces many of the "college days" or "college nights" that were once held at local high schools. It is modeled after the annual "college fairs" that are held in the larger metropolitan areas around the country, according to Uschan, who serves as coordinator for the event on the UWFox campus.

" 'Traditional' students in high school looking for college choices make up the vast majority of attendees," according to UWFox Director of University Relations Dave Hager. "However, more and more 'non-traditional' students, that is, people raising families, who are in the work force, or "stopped out" of college a while ago, may also find this college fair a valuable place to get information about continuing their education."

There is no admission charge for the event. Parking is also free in the UWFox campus' parking lots.

The UWFox Fieldhouse is located on the northwest edge of the campus. The University of Wisconsin &- Fox Valley is located at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, between S. Oneida St. on the east, S. Appleton Road on the west, just south of Hwy. #441.

Posted 10/6/1999