School may be out for the summer but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to do on Saint Louis University's St. Louis campus between late May and early August.
A new initiative designed to build community awareness about the many activities taking place on campus during the summer break is under way.
"Summer At SLU" will highlight the University's numerous camps and academic opportunities for K-12 students; encourage high school and college students to take advantage of summer course offerings; and promote Saint Louis University as a destination for national and local conferences and events.
The University also hopes prospective students will have an opportunity to experience SLU's classrooms, labs, libraries, museums, athletic facilities and meeting spaces.
In addition to all of the planned summer camps, educational academies, conferences, courses, events, programs and workshops, new offerings are being added to appeal to a wider audience.
Troy Turnipseed, director of Summer At SLU, and William Perkins, program director for pre-college and access programs, are working together to bring all of the University's summer activities in St. Louis under one umbrella.
Individuals or departments with ideas for summer programs are encouraged to contact Turnipseed at 314-977-7779 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A comprehensive, 30-page "Summer At SLU" program guide is being mailed to 22,000 families across Metro St. Louis.
In addition, 2,500 copies are being provided to area elementary, middle and high schools.
The guide is also available online.
For more information about this new initiative, visit http://www.slu.edu/summer.