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August 2003

Release Date: August 25, 2003

ASU Swims into New Academic Year with Fish Splash

The 2003-04 Angelo State University academic year will start Labor Day, Sept. 1, with fun and frivolity for some 500 incoming students participating in Fish Splash 2003, a long-standing campus tradition designed to help first-year ASU students get acquainted with the university and college life in general.

Fall classes will begin the following day at ASU. Fish Splash gives newcomers a chance to make friends, get acquainted with campus and just have a little fun before starting their classes and the journey toward a university degree.

ASU Assistant Dean of Student Development Laura Pantano said, "A new school year always generates a lot of excitement and no one is more excited than our new students. Fish Splash is not only meant to be fun but also to help all our new students begin a successful college career."

Activities will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, with registration at the ASU Pavilion. A "Playfair" at 10 a.m. and "Popapalozza" at 11:30 a.m. are designed to provide icebreakers and activities for students to get to know one another. A luau lunch for new students as well as faculty and staff is scheduled at 12:30 p.m.

"Once Upon a Campus," a humorous orientation play covering various issues that first-semester freshmen may face on campus, will be performed by Fish Splash leaders at 2 p.m. A game of "Simon Sez" will follow at 3:30 p.m. for more fun and laughs. Activities will conclude with "Casino Night" 5-7 p.m. where students can play casino and carnival games and win door prizes.

For more information, contact the ASU Student Life Office at 942-2191.