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New recruiting tool allows prospective students to "tour" APSU

May 6, 2003

ECampusTours.com, a college planning Web site specializing in virtual tours of campuses, is featuring Austin Peay on its Web site.

The virtual tour will allow students who live further away and may not have a chance to see the campus right off the bat, the opportunity to get a glimpse of what it is like, said Scott McDonald, director of admissions.
May 6, 2003

ECampusTours.com, a college planning Web site specializing in virtual tours of campuses, is featuring Austin Peay on its Web site.

“The virtual tour will allow students who live further away and may not have a chance to see the campus right off the bat, the opportunity to get a glimpse of what it is like,” said Scott McDonald, director of admissions.

The service is free and the Web site is marketed to high schools across the country as a way to research colleges and universities, find loans and scholarships for school and receive advice on how to pick the right college and major.

The Web site, which also is linked to the Austin Peay homepage, gives full 360-degree virtual tours of the Dunn Center, Sundquist Science Complex, Pace Alumni Center, Browning, Ellington, Harned Hall, Kimbrough College of Business, Mabel Larson Fine Arts Gallery, the concert theatre of the music/mass communication building and the Morgan University Center.

McDonald says it is too early to see if the virtual tour is being used by students and is effective in their recruitment, but he's pleased with how the pictures present the school.

“In this day and age of technology, schools really need to have something like this as part of their recruitment.”

To take the virtual tour of Austin Peay, visit www.eCampusTours.com and type in Austin Peay or go to Austin Peay's homepage at www.apsu.edu, click on admissions, “schedule a campus tour” and then “virtual tour of campus.”

For further information, telephone McDonald at 7051.