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SIUE Wraps Up Its 50th Anniversary With Community Festival


SIUE Wraps Up Its 50th Anniversary With Community Festival

(EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.) Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will wrap up its 50th anniversary with a community celebration.

The final event will be the 50th Anniversary Community Festival and Trolley Tours, Discover e Day, featuring fun and educational campus tours, activities, demonstrations and performances from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Two trolleys will be on hand to transport visitors to stops around campus, introducing them to exciting, family-friendly venues.

Activities will include a hand-thrown pottery demonstration, a high-tech scavenger hunt, campus sculpture tours, a robotics demonstration, a solar powered car display and more.

The event's main stage will feature attractions throughout the day, including the After School Theater Arts Program (ASTAP) students of the SIUE East St. Louis Center, Shakespeare and children's story readings, a jazz quartet, Suzuki strings and a sax quartet, performances and more.

Free food will be available for lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Quad. Lunch will include hot dogs, chips and soda, and will be served by SIUE Cougar student athletes. Individuals are encouraged to stop by for autographs.

An eight-foot banana split canoe will be served for dessert at 1:30 p.m., courtesy of TheBank of Edwardsville.

For more information, visit the 50th Anniversary Web site, www.siue.edu/50.

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