The 12th Annual Learning Fair, hosted by Student Academic Resource Center, was held on September 16 to foster academic success and retention through student development of academic skills and increased awareness of learning support services. A total of 160 students had the opportunity to meet and engage in academic conversation with 19 academic departments and organizations, with the purpose of building a network of learning resources.

Students were asked to participate in a Bingo Challenge by speaking with at least five different departments to complete a “Bingo” on their card. Students could trade completed Bingo cards for raffle tickets to win prizes.

One student indicated she was excited about “the ability to visit useful resources all in one place,” and was glad to meet “friendly and knowledgeable people.”

FAIRWINDS Credit Union sponsored this event, providing marketing support, snacks and prizes including the grand prize, an iPod Nano.

Survey results revealed 100 percent of participants learned at least two new academic strategies at the SARC Learning Fair.