Contact: Shanda Hurla, New Student Orientation, (785) 864.4250, shurla@ku.edu

Academic Success Week encourages students to learn about KU

LAWRENCE -- Academic Success Week, a new six-day event offering a variety of programs to familiarize new and continuing students with academic resources available at KU, will kick off Sunday, Sept. 12.

ASW, a collaboration between New Student Orientation and more than 20 other campus departments, will start at 7 p.m. Sunday in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union with "Making It Count," an interactive program to guide students toward getting the most out of college.

The week's programs will focus on time management, study skills, how to take tests, how students can effectively communicate with their professors, tutoring services, library services, using the KU Writing Center and academic policies. All events are open to all KU students.

"ASW is an entire week of informational and academic activities, lectures, and workshops designed to help students become oriented to academic services and resources at KU -- thus helping students become connected and academically successful," Shanda Hurla, project coordinator for New Student Orientation, said.

Other events include open houses at the University Career Center and KU Writing Center, a tutoring fair and a chance for students to join faculty members for casual question-and-answer sessions over dinner. The week wraps up with a recognition dinner for international student scholarship recipients. The complete schedule:

Sept. 12: Academic Success Week Kickoff
"Making It Count," 7 p.m., Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union

Sept. 13: Take the Challenge
"Take the FSAC Challenge," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Strong Hall Lawn
"Balancing Act: Managing Kids and Classes as a Parent Student," 12-1:30 p.m., Pine Room, Kansas Union
"How to Manage Time for Study," 3:30-5 p.m., 4044 Wescoe
"Becoming a Strong Self-Advocate: Services for Students With Disabilities," 3:30-5 p.m., 158 Strong
"Faculty Food for Thought," 5-7 p.m., Mrs. E's/Scholarship Halls

Sept. 14: The Basics
Writing Center Carnival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Lawn
Learning About KU Libraries, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Watson Library Lawn
"How to Study," 3:30-5 p.m., 4044 Wescoe
"Faculty Food for Thought," 5-7 p.m., GSP/Oliver

Sept. 15: Utilizing Your Resources
Study Abroad Fair, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 4th floor, Kansas Union
17th Annual Wellness Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Lawn
SES Tutor Fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wescoe Beach
"How to Prepare for and Take Tests," 3:30-5 p.m., 4043 Wescoe
"Dummies Guide to Dating: Balancing Relationships and Studies," 7-8 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union

Sept. 16, Exploring Your Options
University Career Center Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Burge Union
Multicultural Student Success Conference, 3-7 p.m., Kansas Union
"How to Manage Academic Stress," 3:30-5 p.m., 340 Watson Library
"Balancing Act: Managing Kids and Classes as a Parent Student," 5-6:30 p.m., Courtside Room, Burge Union
"Speaking to Be Heard: Women in the Classroom," 6:30-7:30 p.m., Centennial Room, Kansas Union

Sept. 17: Celebration of Success
ISSS Reception, 3:30-5 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union


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