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Aug. 10, 2006
Contact: Jane Tuttle, Student Success, (785) 864-4060.

KU break stations for parents offer respite from heat, stress on move-in day

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Parent Association and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success are teaming up to provide parents a place to relax while moving their KU student into the residence halls.

Parent Break Stations will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, near the three major student housing complexes on campus — Oliver Hall at 19th Street and Naismith Drive; the all-women’s residence halls GSP and Corbin on 11th Street; and the Daisy Hill halls. The stations also will be open Saturday, Aug. 12, for parents of women participating in sorority recruitment.

“Seasoned” KU parents will be joining KU staff members in offering cool drinks, a friendly smile, a place to rest and answers to any and all questions.

“The University of Kansas is very pleased to provide the Parent Break Stations as another way to help parents feel welcome on campus,” said Marlesa Roney, vice provost for Student Success. “Moving a son or daughter into the residence halls is hard work and can be a time of high stress. The break station offers a stress-free environment, friendly faces and answers to any questions.”

This is the first year Parent Break Stations are available. The idea was suggested at the February meeting of the parent association’s advisory board. The KU Parent Association is a new group, and parents automatically become members when their student enrolls at KU.

The association sends an e-mail newsletter to parents each month. To sign up, visit the group's Web site.

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