Accepted Student Day draws future students and family to campus

Apr 16, 2015

More than 100 guests gathered on the Newman University campus April 11 for Accepted Student Day.

“Saturday was a great day. We had 43 families on campus representing six states and 27 high schools,” Director of Undergraduate Admissions Kristen English said.

The special event is geared toward helping students who have been accepted for admission get connected and feel comfortable with Newman. Students and their family members received the opportunity to meet administration, faculty and staff.

The day began with an opening session, featuring speakers President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D, Father John Fogliasso, current student Maureen Hogan, Dr. Audrey Hane, Newman alumna Bridget Boyum-Campbell ’12 and English.

The visitors were provided a glimpse of Newman’s academic life with “mock” classes taught by David Shubert, Ph.D., (organic chemistry),  Michael Bradley, Ph.D., (neurotransmission), Kristi Edwards (Nuts and Bolts of the Kansas Justice System) and Kelly McFall, Ph.D., (What it Means to be an American).

At the Academic and Campus Life Fair, students had an opportunity to visit with faculty in their area of interest, as well as learn about several clubs on campus.

At the Student Experience session, student were given an opportunity to learn more about life in residence halls and getting involved here at Newman.

In addition, the day included optional campus and residence hall tours hosted by the Admissions and university staff , one-on-one financial aid appointments and lunch.

Some students took advantage of a “stay the night” on campus with a Newman student Friday evening. ASC Community Leader Scholarship interviews, for those who qualified to apply and interview, were also offered.

“The feedback we’ve received from participants has been overwhelmingly positive!” English said. “Students and parents really appreciated the opportunity to connect with professors and current students, especially during this important decision-making season. I want to thank all faculty, staff and other members of the campus community who assisted with this event! We have some work to do yet to make the fall class, but our counselors have been working exceptionally hard and we’re encouraged by strong numbers so far this April.”