University of Portland
02-03-2013
Contact: John Furey, Joe Kuffner

University of Portland to host 19th annual Reading Fair this Sunday, February 24

University of Portland’s 19th annual Reading Fair is set for Sunday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chiles Center on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. The event is free and open to the public, and hosted by Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society. Every child attending will receive a free, new book of their choice.

The fair’s theme, “A Day at the Zoo,” is designed to be an integrated approach to literacy that will engage students from pre-kindergarten to middle school. Kid-friendly events throughout the day include arts, crafts and games that focus on reading, as well as an obstacle course.

The event is sponsored by the University of Portland School of Education and the ASUP student government.

For more information, contact the School of Education at 503-943-7135 or Kathleen Staten at staten@up.edu .

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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