INA – School shopping will be given new meaning at the upcoming ICE Fair at Rend Lake College.
The ICE Fair – Illinois College Expo – is from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the RLC Gym. The fair offers parents and high school students an outstanding opportunity to meet face to face with representatives of nearly 50 colleges and universities inside and outside Illinois. Last year, more than 450 parents and students attended this rewarding and informative event hosted by RLC.
Sponsored by the Illinois Association of College Admission Counseling (IACAC), the fair is free to attend and offers students wonderful exposure to postsecondary education choices available in the state and beyond.
The ICE Fair will be packed with information about schools.
Participants will have the opportunity to gather literature, ask questions and learn about programs and activities at schools they are interested in.
Institutions that will be represented at the ICE Fair include Barnes Jewish College in St. Louis; Blackburn College in Carlinville; Bradley University in Peoria; Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis.; Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.; Eastern Illinois University in Charleston; Eureka College; Fontbonne University in St. Louis; Greenville College; Hickey College in Maryland, Mo.; Illinois College in Jacksonville; Illinois State University in Normal; Lincoln College; MacMurray College in Jacksonville; Maryville University in St. Louis; McKendree College in Lebanon; Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Kent.; Millikin University in Decatur; Murray State University in Murray, Kent.; North Central College in Naperville; Patricia Stevens College in St. Louis; Quincy University; Ranken Technical College in St. Louis; RLC; Robert Morris College in Chicago; Roosevelt University in Chicago; Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.; St. Louis College of Pharmacy; St. Louis University; United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; University of Evansville; University of Illinois at Springfield; University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign; University of Missouri-Rolla; University of Missouri-St. Louis; University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Ind.; University of St. Francis in Joliet; Webster University in St. Louis; and Western Illinois University in Macomb. If there is a college of interest not listed above, contact RLC Recruiter Jason Swann at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1265.
Evidence suggests that good planning and thorough research of options enhance the chances of a good match between the student and the post-secondary institution. That is why college officials recommend parents spend some time with their son or daughter prior to attending the ICE Fair in order to explore some of the reasons for continuing education after high school. Ideally, parents will be able to attend with their children. However, if this isn’t possible, the ICE Fair is still a valuable event for a student to attend without a parent.
Mark Sept. 25 on the calendar and take a big step in preparing for the future by attending the ICE Fair at RLC. It’s the best place to shop for a school.