My time as a SOAR Leader has conditioned me to talk to students and families about how to best approach their first semester in college. We discuss campus resources, study habits, and how to balance extracurricular with their academics. Instead of talking about that today, I wanted to talk about something that has been on my mind lately: the dreaded g-word. That’s right. … [Read more...] about A Chat with Grace – The Stress of your Last Semester in College
New Student and Family Programs is preparing for next summer's SOAR sessions. (Yes, already!) A key to our success is selecting strong students to serve as orientation leaders. As a former orientation leader, I found the experience to be valuable and fulfilling. Here are six reasons I would encourage your student to apply to be a SOAR leader. Building skills SOAR … [Read more...] about Encourage your student to become a SOAR leader!
Take a moment to get to know Lauren VanNess, one of two 2018-2019 student orientation specialists in the Office of New Student & Family Programs. Tell us about yourself. My name is Lauren VanNess. I am a senior from Kansas City, Missouri studying Public Relations with a minor in Marketing. After I graduate with my bachelor's degree, I would like to pursue my masters in … [Read more...] about Meet Lauren VanNess – Student Orientation Specialist
While the academic year has just begun, we are hard at work preparing for SOAR (Student Orientation, Advisement & Registration) sessions for a new class of students. A critical factor in our program’s success is selecting strong students to serve as orientation leaders. As a former orientation leader, I found the experience to be a valuable and fulfilling one. Here are … [Read more...] about Encourage your student to become a SOAR leader!