Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Students receive packets with information before entering the fair. The fair provided students an easier way of deciding a major.

University of Oklahoma Hosts Minor and Major Fair

The colleges that make up the University of Oklahoma came together Wednesday to hold the Minor and Majors allowing students find a major and minor that fits their interest of study.

Students poured into the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom on the third floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union where they are met by representatives from an array of colleges. Every college from the College of Arts and Sciences to Michael F. Price College of Business presented booths covered in information and freebies. The event also sports a theme each year, this year's being "Explore New Worlds." Lisa Portwood, director at Center of Student Advancement, put the fair together and said it grows every annually since its starting five years ago.

Portwood said that freshmen do better academically if they know what their major is. Bringing representatives from each college together gives students an easier means of weighing their options and obtaining information. The fair also gave away two scholarships and a $250 book voucher to students.

"The Committee and I applaud everybody's willingness to make this happen," Portwood said. "It's stressful when we begin, but it always ends up beautiful."

The Major and Minor fair happens every February. On Thursday, Construction Science will host a career fair in the same room at 4 p.m.

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