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April 12, 2005 > 'Sneak Peek' at DeVry

'Sneak Peek' at DeVry

by Amber Pasricha

DeVry University, one of North America's leading career-oriented institutions for business, technology and management education, announced a new nationwide computer game tournament. The tournament will be held on Friday, April 15th from 3 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 16th from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., at the DeVry University Fremont campus and at 20 other DeVry campuses in 17 markets across the country.

A brand new computer game not scheduled to be released to the general public until this summer will be featured at the tournament. Get a sneak peak of the high-speed game that is sparking excitement across the country; pre-register by April 11 at http://www.devrygameday12.com.

Individuals 17 and older can participate at DeVry University locations in one of the following metropolitan areas: Phoenix; Los Angeles; San Francisco Bay Area; Denver; Miami; Orlando, Fla.; Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas City, Mo.; North Brunswick, N.J., New York City, Columbus, Ohio; Philadelphia; Houston; Dallas; Washington, D.C.; and Seattle.

Local competitors at each campus have the opportunity to win prizes including a new computer, headset, graphics cards, and video game packs. A single, national grand prize winner will also be awarded a new car valued at $20,000.

Even though the entertainment game industry dates back almost 30 years, new game technologies as an academic specialty are relatively young. In July, DeVry University Fremont will begin offering a bachelor's degree program in one of California and the nation's hottest career fields--game and simulation programming (GSP).

At the tournament, the campus will offer contestants the opportunity to participate in campus tours and attend information sessions about the new GSP degree program. This bachelor's degree program will prepare graduates for employment in the private and public sector game and simulation development industry as programmers, software engineers and project coordinators. DeVry is among the first universities in Northern California to offer a program in video game development.

DeVry Computer Game Tournament
Friday, April 15th from 3 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 16th from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
(Optimal attendance time: Saturday, April 16th 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

DeVry University Fremont
6600 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont
For more information, call Jacki Hoyt at 510-574-1100

 
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