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St. Mary-of-the-Woods to host open house for students

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

TERRE HAUTE -- Female high school juniors and seniors who are interested in learning more about St. Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) are invited to the college open house Sept. 20.

The event is an opportunity to see and experience the college. Prospective students and their families will have the chance to meet faculty, staff, coaches, and current students, learn about the college's athletic and academic programs, ask questions about college planning and financial aid and tour the campus.

The event will take place at the college Sept. 20, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. To register, or for more information, contact the college Office of Admission by e-mail at smwcadms@smwc.edu or by phone at 812-535-5106 or 1-800-926-SMWC.

During the event, students will also get the chance to compete for the Woods Writing Achievement Award. The Woods Writing Achievement Award is a first-year award valued at up to $1,500. To compete, students will submit essays, which will be evaluated by the college's English faculty members.

Founded in 1840 by St. Mother Theodore Guerin and the Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College is the oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women in the United States.

Recently, the Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report ranked SMWC as one of the best baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest.

Approximately 95 percent of campus-based undergraduate students at SMWC receive academic or need-based financial aid, and, currently, the college grants approximately $2.8 million in institution aid. In addition, the college has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to provide Ivy Tech graduates with transfer grants that may be applied toward the cost of tuition for SMWC's undergraduate degree programs.

More information about the college may be found online at www.smwc.edu.

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