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 New Student Week
 
Fall 2003 Schedule
Thursday, September 25
Early Morning and All-Day Events
bullet Weight Room
7 to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday
Under Football Stadium

Machines and free weights available for recreational use. Bring your WOU ID card.
bullet Total Tone
8 to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday
OPE Gym

Welcome a new total toning class at WOU! Class will emphasize toning, strengthening, stretching, upper-body free weights and relaxation! Certified instructor. Presented by the Division of Extended Programs.
bullet Identification Cards
8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Werner University Center, Main (Second) Floor

Identification cards will be made for students who have not yet received their cards. The first card is free for incoming students. (Replacement cards are issued for $10.00.)
bullet New Student Week Information
Noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, various times
Werner University Center, North Foyer, Main (Second) Floor

Questions? Here’s a place to get all the answers! Sign up here for the variety show on Sunday and the Earth Sciences trip on Friday. You can also learn about joining PLUS Team 2004!
bullet Residential Service Center Fitness Orientation
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
Valsetz Residential Service Center

If you live on-campus and plan on working out in the residence hall fitness center this school year, you have to go through an orientation to use the facility. This Residence Hall Student Only fitness center features treadmills, EFX crosstrainers, bicycles, and a limited amount of free weights. Make sure you come to the fitness center this week to go through a short 15 minute orientation. Sponsored by University Residences.
Morning Information Sessions
bullet 9 to 10 a.m.
Natural Science (NS) and Werner University Center (WUC)

Biology 211 Information Meeting, NS 103
Students who will be taking Biology 211 fall term won’t want to miss this unmoderated informational meeting with upper-class students and WOU grads who were successful in BI211.

PLUS Team Dating Panel, Willamette Room
Every student thinks about the relationships they will have at college. This includes everything from making new friends to possibly falling in love. Join a panel of PLUS Team students as they share their insights on forming relationships, making friends, and college dating. This session was also available Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Santiam Room.
bullet Toto, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore
10 a.m. to Noon
Rice Auditorium

How do the Wizard of Oz, magic, cars, puppets, and Tracy Chapman help us to understand diversity? We are caught in times of political correctness, where “saying” the right things are worlds away from “doing” the right things. Considered one of the most inclusive sessions on diversity, participants will explore race, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic class, religion, ability, and size discrimination in an interactive format. By using this approach, we can build coalitions, not blame, with groups who never thought they had anything in common with one another. This session is mandatory for all students.
Mid-Day Events
bullet Weight Room
Noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday
Under Football Stadium

Machines and free weights available for recreational use. Bring your WOU ID card.
bullet Frisbee Golf
Noon to 2 p.m.
The Grove

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of frisbee golf.
bullet University Residences Computer Support
Noon to Midnight, Monday through Friday
Landers Hall Computer Lab

If you have questions about your residence hall computer connections or need additional computer support, this is the place to go!
bullet Honors Program Barbeque
12:30 to 3 p.m.
Smith Hall Lawn

Honors faculty and upper-class students in the Honors Program will welcome and congratulate first-year students admitted to the Honors Program. A barbecue lunch and recreational activities are scheduled for your time together.
Afternoon Information Sessions
bullet Find Your Classes
Noon to 1 p.m.
Werner University Center Plaza

The PLUS Team will help you find where you classes are located. Bring your class schedule along! This session was also available Tuesday, 4 to 5 p.m., in the Willamette Room, and will repeat Friday, 11 a.m. to noon, in the Santiam Room.
bullet Library Fair
1 to 5 p.m.
Hamersly Library

Even though the staircase reminds students of “Titanic”, you’ll sail through school fine after attending the Library Fair. Come have some fun, food, and a chance to win prizes with us and you can learn how to stay afloat and avoid academic icebergs.
bullet Mathematics Placement Test (S-Z)
1 to 2:30 p.m.
ITC 002, 006, 310, 311

If your last name begins with the letters S to Z and you still need to take the math placement test, or if you want to retake the test, now is the time to do it. It is recommended that students prepare or study in advance for best results. Test times and locations will be allocated by last name; if you cannot take the test at that time, contact the Math Department at 503-838-8465 for an individual test appointment. Other last names take the test on Monday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, 1 to 2:30 p.m., or Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m., same locations.
bullet 1 to 2 p.m.
Werner University Center (WUC) and APSC

GLBT Student Orientation, WUC, Rogue Room
This session is for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered students to meet, network and learn about the climate and resources available at WOU.

Health and Counseling Center Orientation, WUC, Santiam Room
Staff will present an overview of the health requirements for students and the services available through the Health and Counseling Center. This session was also available Wednesday, 9 to 10 a.m., same location.

Student Enrichment Program (SEP) Overview, APSC Lower Lounge
This orientation session is for all students accepted into the Student Enrichment Program. Information about the resources available to SEP participants will be discussed and individual intake interviews will be scheduled with your program advisor. This session was also available Monday, 4 to 5 p.m., same location.
bullet 2 to 3 p.m.
APSC and Werner University Center (WUC)

Writing Your First College Paper, APSC Writing Center
College-level writing is a necessary skill for classes that my require reports and research papers. This mini-class will offer tips and help you get off on the right foot. This session is limited to the first 49 people. This session was also available Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 to 3 p.m., same location.

Relaxation Techniques, Santiam Room
You may have learned by now that university life can be very stressful. This session will equip you with specific techniques to help you relax while experiencing the benefits first-hand. This session was also available Tuesday, 3 to 4 p.m., in the Willamette Room.

Abby’s House, Willamette Room
Abby’s House, a campus and community resource referral center, offers a resource library, educational programming, peer advising, mentoring and support services to students, staff and faculty. Come learn about the center’s programs.
bullet 3 to 4 p.m.
Heritage Hall (HH) and Werner University Center (WUC)

How to Get Involved in the Residence Halls,
HH, TV Lounge (2nd Floor)

So, you live in the Residence Halls and you don’t have much to do? Why not get involved in hall government or the Residence Hall Association? Come to this session and learn how you can get involved in making decisions and putting on activities for the community you live in. You will learn what positions are available and how you can run for a hall government position. Sponsored by Residence Hall Association.

Networking for Students with a
Learning Disability or Attention Deficit Disorder
, WUC, Santiam Room

An opportunity for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders to meet and connect with each other. Information will be provided by the Office of Disability Services staff.

Transitioning from High School to College,
WUC, Calapooia Room

By now, you’ve probably discovered that you have made an exciting, scary, and important step in your life. The transition from high school to college life can be a challenge. Come listen to some simple ideas on how to make this transition less stressful and more rewarding.
bullet Honors Program Orientation
3 to 5 p.m.
APSC 103A

Orientation meeting and advisement for new Honors students. All first-year Honors students are required to attend.
bullet 4 to 5 p.m.
Education (ED), Natural Science (NS), and Werner University Center (WUC)

College of Education Advisement, ED 217
All freshmen and transfer declared elementary, secondary, or special education majors should plan to attend this informational session on major requirements, Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) courses and admission into the program. Staff in the Central Advising Office will conduct this program.

Undecided and Liberal Arts Advisement, NS 103
All new students should plan to attend this informational session on major requirements, Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) courses and special major requirements.

Art Majors or Minors Advisement, WUC, Willamette Room
Art majors/minor will meet with faculty and discuss major/minor requirements and the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) courses.
Evening Events
bullet Carnival!
5 to 7 p.m.
The Grove

Your PLUS Team has created a carnival on the Grove! Play in a variety of carnival games, try to dunk your favorite RA or PLUS team member, or win a pie-eating contest! Then head on in for the volleyball game for even more fun!
bullet Campus Recreation
6:30 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sunday (28th)
OPE Gym, Weight Room

Come unwind and relax by lifting some weights or playing in a pick-up of volleyball, basketball, or racquetball.
bullet Women’s Volleyball: WOU vs. University of Alaska, Fairbanks
7 p.m.
NPE Gym

Go support the WOU women’s volleyball team as they battle against Alaska-Fairbanks.
bullet Movie: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
9 to 11 p.m.
Werner University Center, Columbia Room

The 1980’s classic movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will be presented in the Werner University Center Columbia Room free to students.
bullet Horseracing
9 to 11 p.m.
Werner University Center, Pacific Room

Come place your bets at this annual New Student Week program! Watch and win prizes for picking the right horse on the big screen at this free event sponsored by ASWOU.
bullet Late-Night Recreation
10 p.m. to Midnight, Monday through Thursday
OPE Gym

Racquetball, basketball, & wallyball will be available. Enjoy a night of active fun.
Go on to Friday, September 26
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Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 September, 2003 2:08 PM
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