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posted on 7/20/11
Governor Issues Proclamation on Indiana Private College Week
It's official. Governor Mitch Daniels has declared July 25-29, 2011, as Indiana Private College (ICI) Week. During this special week, Saint Joseph's College, along with the other 30 colleges and universities across the state, are throwing open their campus doors to students, parents, and any others interested in the college selection process.
In his proclamation, Governor Daniels cites the productivity of Indiana's independent sector of higher education, which produces 35% of the state's bachelor's degrees while enrolling only 20% of its college students, as well as its higher graduation rates. He also cites the distinctive role the 31 campuses play in the advancement of Indiana, not only through high quality education, but also economic, cultural and civic contributions to communities throughout the state.
This event is a first for SJC and the rest of the ICI campuses, although similar weeks have been held in such states as Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota for some years now. Those visiting will get to experience firsthand the unique personality of each campus through tours, informational sessions, and conversations with students and staff.
A complete list of participating campuses, as well as their event schedules, is available at www.indianacollegechoices.org. Advance registration is encouraged but not required, other than for those campuses offering individually scheduled tours.
Visitors between the ages of 16 and 20 touring one or more ICI campuses during Private College Week will have the chance to enter a drawing for an Apple iPad. Entry forms and rules will be available at each campus.
Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) is a nonprofit association that represents the state's 31 private nonprofit colleges and universities. ICI member institutions enroll more than 87,000 students (approximately 20 percent of all students statewide) and annually produce 35 percent of all bachelor's degrees in Indiana. For more information: www.icindiana.org.
Saint Joseph's College, named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation and a "best Midwestern college" by the Princeton Review, is a four-year, Catholic college offering 25 majors, 4 group majors, 32 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of more than 1,000 students.
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