Exams, quizzes, term papers, and presentations are all common forms of mid-semester course assessment. Mid-semester can be a challenging time for all students, particularly for first-generation students, as they may not be as familiar with follow up strategies to improve in a course if they are struggling. By this point in the semester, students may have taken one to two … [Read more...] about It’s After Midterms—Now What? – Strategies for First-Generation College Student Success
With Halloween coming up I wanted to take some time to talk about the campaign “My Culture is not a Costume”. This campaign starts the conversation surrounding Halloween costumes, and what is cultural appreciation versus appropriation. A good rule of thumb is if it is pulling from stereotypes of a group or identity just don’t do it. Each culture has a rich history, and have … [Read more...] about Consider this…My Culture is not a Costume
Take a moment to get to know Michael Chapman, 2020-2021 SOAR Student Assistant. Hello! My name is Michael Chapman, and I am a junior Intercultural Communication major with minors in Diversity Studies and Psychology and I am from Liberty, Missouri which is right outside of Kansas City. Why do you think it’s important for student’s to get involved on campus? One of the key … [Read more...] about Student Spotlight – Michael Chapman, 2020-2021 Orientation Assistant
I want to thank those of you who attended the President’s Diversity Council meeting on September 22nd where the topic was the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) expansion project. And another shout out to the student leaders who participated in the smaller discussions with the MRC expansion design and consultant teams on the 28th and 29th. This is a HUGE undertaking and YOU … [Read more...] about Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) Expansion Project
Orientation & Transition 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 five reasons I would encourage your student to apply to be a SOAR leader. Building skills As … [Read more...] about Encourage your student to become a SOAR leader!