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									                                            PARENT ORIENTATION
                                       Thursday, August 14, 2008 – DRAFT

3:00 pm      Reception for Parents, Faculty, and Staff (Thompson)

3:30 pm      Opening Session: McCoy Meetin’ House
             Welcome: Diana Boyd McElroy, Dean of Student Life
             Welcome and Park Info: President, Provost, or VP
             FERPA Overview: Richard Liedtke, Director of Enrollment Services and Student
                   Assistance Center

4:00 pm      Break-Out Sessions (McCoy Upper and Lower, Gibson Room, Thompson Computer Lab)
4:45 pm      Break-Out Sessions
5:30 pm      Break-Out Sessions
6:15 pm      Break-Out Sessions

Workshops:
             “Adjustment to the First Year of College: Challenges for the Student and the Parent”
             Linda Waxse, M. S., L.C.P.C., Counselor and Erin Martin, M.S., Counselor

             “Academic Challenges and Expectations for First-Year College Students”
             Debra McArthur, Director of Academic Support Services
             Session will include information on: Freshman Seminar Class (LS100), goals for Park University
             freshmen, disability services, other academic support services, preparing for the WCT, and StepUP
             (tutoring, etc.). We’ll discuss the “4th week panic” that many freshmen experience, and other first-
             semester adjustment issues observed through the years.

             “Safety on Campus and in the Community”
             Todd Pembleton, Director of Public Safety

             “From High School to College: Academic Expectations of the Faculty”
             Dr. Emily Donnelli-Sallee, Assistant Professor of English and Assistant Director of the Center for Excellence in
                      Teaching and Learning
             Dr. Lora Cohn, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Director of the Master’s in Communication and
                      Leadership Program

             “Honors Program”
             Dr. Virginia Bracket, Assistant Professor of English & Director of the Honors Program

             “FERPA: What it Means for You and Your Student”
             Richard Liedtke, Director of Enrollment Services and the Student Assistance Center

             “Career Information and Job Assistance During College”
             Layne Prenger, Director of Career Development

             Money Matters 101: Financial Aid, Billing, & Scholarships
             Valerie Jones, Associate Director of Student Financial Service
             Renee Jack, Scholarship Coordinator, and
             Emily Martinez, Student Accounts Coordinator
          “Park’s International Community”
          Michael Hernandez, Kimberly Connelly, Tatiana Woldman, or others?

          Residential Living: Expectations of Life on Campus
          J.C. Stoner, Director of Residence Life

          “Student Development in College and Involvement Opportunities for your Student”
          Caroline Heckman, M.A., Coordinator for Student Leadership and Engagement

          “Healthy Lifestyle and Programs for Your Freshman!”
          Eric Blair, Assistant Dean of Student Life
          Tosha Clark, R.N., C.S., F.N.P, Nurse Practitioner
                     , Community Wellness Coordinator

          “Parent and Family Programs at Park University”
          Dr. Diana Boyd McElroy, Dean of Student Life
          Stephen Wilson, Sports Information Director- ??
          Come and learn about the new Parent and Family Programs, such as the Parent Advisory and Resource
          Committee (PARC) and Parent and Family Weekend.

7:00 pm   Ice Cream Social for Parents, New Students, Faculty, and Staff (Thompson)
                                           PARENT ORIENTATION
                                      Thursday, August 14, 2008 - DRAFT
                                      Contact Information for Presenters
Academic Affairs
   Dr. Lora Cohn, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Director of the Master of Arts in Communication and
       Leadership                                                (816)584-6311 lora.cohn@park.edu
   Dr. Emily Donnelli-Sallee, Assistant Professor of English & Assistant Director of the Center for Excellence in
       Teaching & Learning                                       (816)584-6779 emily.donnelli@park.edu


Academic Support Services http://www.park.edu/support/                                       (816)584-6330
   Debra McArthur, M.A., Director of Academic Support Services                 debra.mcarthur@park.edu

Athletics http://www.parkathletics.com/                                                    (816)584-6425
   Steve Wilson, Sports Information Director                   (816)584-6490 Stephen.Wilson@Park.edu
Career Development http://www.park.edu/career/index.aspx                                   (816)584-6330
   Layne Prenger, M.A., Director of Career Development         (816)584-6350 layne.prenger@park.edu
Counseling Center http://www.park.edu/studentlife/Counseling/index.html
   Linda Waxse, M.S., L.C.P.C., Counselor                      (816)584-6237 linda.waxse@park.edu
   Erin, Martin, M.S., Counselor                               (816)584-6798 erin.martin@park.edu
Enrollment Services/Student Assistance Center http://www.park.edu/sac/                        (816)584-6800
   Richard Liedtke, M.Ed., Dir. of Enrollment Services/Stu. Assistance Center richard.liedtke@park.edu
   Emily Martinez, Student Accounts Coordinator                (816)584-6431 emily.martinez@park.edu

Honors Program http://www.park.edu/honors/
   Dr. Virginia Brackett, Assistant Professor of English & Director of the Honors Program
                                                                  (816)584-6818 virginia.brackett@park.edu

Public Safety http://www.park.edu/safety/                                                  (816)584-6444
   Chief Todd Pembleton, Director of Public Safety             (816)584-6226 todd.pembleton@park.edu

Rave Wireless http://www.park.edu/deals/
   Pirate Store Staff                                          (816)739-4479

Residence Life http://www.park.edu/campushousing/
   J.C. Stoner, M.S., Director of Residence Life               (816)584-6364 james.stoner@park.edu
         , Programming Coordinator??
Student Financial Services http://www.park.edu/finaid/                                        (816)584-6290
   Rene Jack, Scholarship Coordinator                            (816)584-6294 renee.jack@park.edu
   Valerie Jones, M.Ed., Assist. Dir. of Student Financial Serv. (816)584-6729 valerie.jones@park.edu

Student Health Services http://www.park.edu/studentlife/healthservices/                       (816)584-6513
   Tosha Clark, R.N., C.S., F.N.P, Nurse Practitioner                          tosha.clark@park.edu
Student Life http://www.park.edu/studentlife/         studentlife@park.edu                  (816)584-6377
   Eric Blair, M.P.A., Assistant Dean of Student Life         (816)584-6858 eric.blair@park.edu
   Diana Boyd McElroy, Ph.D., Dean of Student Life            (816)584-6465 diana.mcelroy@park.edu
   Caroline Heckman, M.S., Student Leadership & Engagement (816)584-6595 caroline.heckman@park.edu
                        , Community Wellness Coordinator

								
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