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UWFox Offers 'Parent/Student College Information Night'

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Menasha, WI -- On Tuesday, March 13, the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting its spring semester Parents' Night, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the campus' Student Union. The information session is targeted exclusively at parents who want to find out more about all the various programs that UWFox offers to students.

Helping their high school-age child select a college is sometimes a daunting task for parents. Often, parents wonder how they can obtain more personal information about colleges and universities that they can't get by attending one of the many "college fairs” that bring together scores of representatives each representing the college that they work for.  This is a great opportunity to find out more specifically about the UWFox campus in Menasha.

UWFox is the second largest of the 13 campuses that make up the UW Colleges, and currently has approximately 1,700 students enrolled. The campus offers courses specializing in freshman and sophomore curriculum in order to provide students with "the best start for the life they want," as well as "guaranteed transfer options" to four-year universities.

UWFox is now offering collaborative bachelor's degree programs with UW-Oshkosh (Organizational Administration), UW-Platteville (Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering), and UW-Stevens Point (General Studies), which allows students the opportunity to begin and complete a bachelor's degree without ever leaving the Menasha campus.

Parents attending the information session will hear from Campus Executive Officer and Dean, Dr. Jim Perry, about the quality of education at UWFox, various academic programs, new things going on at the campus and comparative educational cost factors.

Parents will hear first-hand from several current students, a faculty member and a staff member, who will candidly answer questions and address issues about transitioning from high school to college, the expectations for academic performance as well as the extracurricular activities and opportunities available for UWFox students.

A campus tour, as well as a question and answer session, will also be offered.

Parents' Night Spring 2007 is free and open to the public, with pre-registration requested in order to plan on sufficient seating and information materials for all attendees. To register for the session, please call the UWFox Student Services Office at 832-2620 or email foxinfo@uwc.edu.

Posted 03/12/2007