November 10, 2011 12:00AM
Pittsburg State University officials say they have a record number of high school seniors scheduled to visit the campus for this Saturday's Rumble in the Jungle.
"We have 1,055 people registered for Rumble on Saturday, which is up at least 100 over our previous record," said Jon Bartlow, associate director of admission.
Rumble in the Jungle is the largest of several senior visit days scheduled by the office each year. High school students, along with parents and siblings, participate. The event begins with a welcome from President Steve Scott and includes an academic showcase, in which students can meet faculty and learn about specific academic programs. They tour campus and eat lunch in Gibson Dining Hall.
After the president's welcome at 10 a.m., the academic showcase begins at 11 a.m. in the Overman Student Center and ends at 1:15 p.m., just in time for the GorillaFest tailgate party and the football game at 2.
"It is a great way for prospective students to discover what we mean when we talk about dedicated and caring faculty," Bartlow said. "It is also great to have them experience football game day at Pitt State."
For more information, call the PSU Office of Admission at 620-235-4251.