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February 23, 2009
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Prospective students fill the union on Presidents’ Day.

Prospective students fill the union on Presidents’ Day.

Presidents' Day record turnout met with open arms

The campus was bustling and energy was high Feb. 16, when more than 5,500 visitors turned out for the Presidents’ Day Open House. A record number of students—2,132—were registered to attend, bringing with them family and friends.

“We had registrations from 19 states,” said Admissions Director Gary Swegan. “The weather cooperated, and we had our best turnout in 14 years.” In light of University concerns about enrollment and the economy, “it was the shot of morale we all needed,” he said.

The campus community rose to the occasion with an all-out effort to make the guests welcome and provide them the best possible experience. “Hundreds and hundreds of people participated in some way,” in addition to the 125 general-service volunteers who directed visitors, were tour guides and manned information tables, Swegan said.
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