|WELCOME WEEK CELEBRATES NEW SEMESTER AT SOUTHEASTERN
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University
is planning a week’s worth of activities for students – Jan 24-28 – to
celebrate a new year and semester.
“Welcome Week,” said Jason Leader,
coordinator of the Campus Activities Board, “is an opportunity for the
entire campus to welcome our students, including new freshmen, and to inform
them about all the great things happening on campus and in Southeastern’s
surrounding communities.” The week’s events are sponsored by various organizations
and offices in the Division of Student and Public Affairs.
“Welcome Week” opens on Monday, Jan.
24, when CAB will host refreshment tents at the War Memorial Student Union
and on North Campus. CAB will hand out hot chocolate, cookies, photo key
chains, and flyers promoting the week’s activities.
Leader, who is heading Welcome Week
along with Kay Harrison, director of Student Organizations and Greek Life,
said Welcome Week highlights on Tuesday, Jan. 25, will include a student
job fair sponsored by Career Services. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
in the student union ballroom, the job fair will feature more than 30 area
employers who will be on hand to recruit students for part-time or summer
Wednesday, Jan. 26, is “Community Day,”
sponsored by the War Memorial Student Union. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
the union more than two dozen businesses will staff booths informing students
of important community services.
“Freshman Frenzy” is scheduled for
3:30-6 p.m. at the University Center on Thursday, Jan. 27. The event
for Southeastern’s first-time freshmen and transfer students, includes
a large organizational fair and “Life Unlimited,” a highly praised, high
energy, audience-involvement presentation by Troy Stende, named Speaker
of the Year in 2002 by the Association for Promoting Student Activities.
Also on Thursday, students can join
other fans of Southeastern basketball at “Jam the Jungle” at the University
Center arena. Both the women’s and men’s teams will play Southland Conference
rival Texas State at 5:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., respectively.
In addition to enjoying free pizza
and a variety of contests, the first 500 students to arrive at the University
Center arena will receive free t-shirts to compliment Jamming the Jungle’s
“70s Night” disco theme. Jamming the Jungle activities are sponsored by
CAB and the Student Government Association.
For additional information about Welcome
Week, contact Leader, 985-549-3805, or Harrison, 985-549-2120.