If you want to feel at home when you start at Newman, plan to attend one of the Transfer Transitions: Navigating Newman this summer. The first is being held on Thursday, May 17 from 5-8pm in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the NU campus. In order to attend you must have enrolled in summer or fall courses and registered for the event.
Other opportunities include Friday, June 8 from 9-12 noon in Jabara Theatre, Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 pm and Saturday August 25 from 9 am -1:00 pm. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 316-942-4291 ext.
Just a note to remind you that now is the time to meet with your advisor and enroll for spring classes. If you are thinking of transferring to NU for the spring semester, now is a good time to make an appointment with admissions. If you enroll early you will be more likely to get the classes that you need.
Also, remember that you can see your midterm grades on JetStream.
if you are thinking of transferring to NU, please join us for our Tranfer Night on October 18 or for one of our November activities:November 9 or 15. Go to
http://www.newmanu.edu/transfernight to register.
Newman now has a Phi Theta Kappa alumni group. So if you are a member of PTK, check us out!
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On September 12 we begin our 3rd week of classes. Hopefully you are settled into your classes and have an understanding of expectations. Perhaps you have even identified a study group or two. At any rate, now is the time to assess the amount of time and energy you have to get involved in a club or in outside the classroom activities. Attending the Involvement Fair on Wednesday, September 9, will help you to identify the club that most interests you.
All are invited to the Spanish Mass at noon on Friday. Come share the Latino culture and the food that will be available following the Mass.
If you are interested in athletics, there are options for attending volleyball matches and soccer games.Last night was a delightful evening for an outdoor soccer match and the women won.
if you have time and are interested in social justice issues, the diocese is hosting a conference on campus Saturday, September 10. Yes, that is tomorrow, prior to the week of September 12, but I thought I would mention it anyway.
As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the demolition of the Twin Towers and the loss of thousands of lives, may each of us seek to be a person of peace and reconciliation each day.
By the time you read this you will have completed your first week at NU. I hope it has been an exciting and worthwhile week for you. Isn’t it nice to have this free weekend so soon? But let us remember all those who do the hidden jobs that make our lives so much easier. I encourage you to think of them and thank them as you enjoy whatever free time you have this weekend.
You can begin the weekend by joining other NU students for Palace Movie Night at 6 pm this evening, Friday, Sept. 2.
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Special thanks to the students who posted to this blog. Tonight from 5:30 – 7:30 there is a Welcome Back Social in the lobby of Eck Hall. I hope to see you there — or if you cannot attend tonight, you have another chance on Tuesday, September 6 same time same place.
There are soccer games Thursday evening and Monday evening; on Tuesday the volleyball team plays Friends University; this Friday evening is Palace Movie Night. I hope you have the time and energy to join others for at least one of these activities. Come and bring friends and/or family.
May you have a relaxing Labor Day Weekend.
We had a great group here for orientation on Friday evening and Saturday. The next opportunity is this Saturday, August 27, starting at 8:30 in the Mabee Dining Center.
My one disappointment is that only 1 student actually posted to the blog. I hope the next group can do better — or do we need to use Facebook instead?
What is happening in your life as a transfer student?
At this time the August 19-20 transfer orientation is closed. So, if you have not registered for orientation, August 27 is your only option. If that date is not possible for you, please let me know and I will give you information about completing your orientation via podcasts.
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I can’t believe I have not written since May, but dates do not lie. So how has your summer been, other than hot? I was able to spend about 10 days at the Sacred Heart Retreat Center in Sadalia, CO. Those were days of renewal as I enjoyed the wonderful views, the pleasant temperatures, the retreat time, and good food. This came immediately after the June orientation for new students. So, I was ready for a break.
Now we are planning and preparing for the fall semester. Our next transfer orientation is Aug. 19 and 20 followed by one on Aug. 27. There will also be fun activities the evening of Aug. 26 to which all transfers are invited. You don’t want to miss these opportunities to meet and make friends.
Saturday classes begin August 27 while all others begin the week of August 29. During the first two weeks of class there will be many welcome activities. Please join other NU students for some of those activities. Information will be provided at orientation.
If you are a Harry Potter fan, I hope you were able to get a ticket for the midnight showing. If not, the movie will show again!
May you enjoy the rest of the summer.