August 11, 2009
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
Bears welcome in ‘Explore Our Stores’
campaign at Shawnee State University
Life at Shawnee State University extends beyond the
campus and into the community, particularly the downtown
area where shops, restaurants, banks and local entertainment
To welcome students to the area and show all that is
available within walking distance, many local businesses are
offering special discounts SSU students during “Explore Our
Stores,” a one-day event on Wednesday, Aug. 19.
Students will start and end the tour at the University
Center. A list of all participants will be provided to
students. Blue “bear tracks” will be painted on the
sidewalks leading to participating stores.
Students who participate and get three signatures at three
different stores will be entered into a drawing for a
shopping spree and they will receive a special gift.
Nearly 4,000 students will be at Shawnee State University in
August with about 800 living on campus. “Explore Our Stores”
is sponsored by SSU and Main Street Portsmouth.