KU News Release

Sept. 11, 2009
Contact: Megan Baker, New Student Orientation, (785) 864-4250

Hawk Days help students learn about academic resources at KU

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LAWRENCE — New Student Orientation at the University of Kansas has created a series of events called Hawk Days that focuses on academic success, stress relief, career planning and university involvement.

The theme for the next Hawk Days events is “Involving Yourself.” The events are geared toward choosing a major and connecting with faculty.

The Majors Fair allows undergraduates, especially freshmen and sophomores, to learn about fields of study offered at KU. It will feature faculty, staff and students from all majors and schools who will share information about their programs with new students. The fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union.

Faculty Food for Thought is a program that brings professors and academic advisers together with new students for a meal and conversation. The program encourages discussion on professor expectations, strategies for success, appropriate resolution to common issues and concerns, and life outside the classroom. Scheduled dates: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Gertrude Sellards Pearson and Oliver dining halls; and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Mrs. E’s.

Hawk Days are scheduled throughout fall 2009 and spring 2010. Future Hawk Days themes are “Staying Focused” (Oct. 20-21) and “Finishing Strong” (Nov 17-18). Visit www.hawkdays.ku.edu for an updated schedule of events.

The University of Kansas is a major comprehensive research and teaching university. University Relations is the central public relations office for KU's Lawrence campus.

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