|November 12, 2004|
After open houses, love pours into admissions
The praise poured into Grant Hall this week in the form of phrases like "Accessible, friendly professors," "Beautiful campus," "Great tours, even though they were large" and "Best organized of all colleges we've visited."
It's enough to make an admissions staff giddy, which apparently they are after welcoming some 1,200 visitors over three fall open houses.
"In speaking with Union students, faculty, and staff and high school student visitors and their parents -- and I've heard from many -- a universal 'best-compared-to-all-others' theme emerges," said Dan Lundquist, vice president for admissions.
Attendance was at record levels for the Columbus Day, Local Student and Veteran's Day open houses, according to Lilia Tiemann, coordinator of event planning for admissions.
"Whether it was opening a classroom, giving just one more tour, speaking on panels or chatting with students and parents at lunch, members of the Union family made the day a great success," she said. "Their help is invaluable on these special recruitment days, encouraging the best and the brightest to choose Union."
And we're not done yet. Tiemann asks us to mark our calendars for Acceptance Days on April 11 and April 18.