Newman University will present Student Success Week from Tuesday, Sept. 8 to Friday, Sept. 11.
The goal of the week is to show Newman students the many resources available to them on campus and how to use them to their best advantage, said Coordinator of Early Intervention and Testing Services Debbie Haslam.
“This week is a fun way that we can help our students be successful at Newman,” Haslam said.
Student Success Week kicks off at noon on Sept. 8 with the first speaker in the LEAD series, Professor Emerita (History) and former Newman President Tarcisia Roths, ASC. She will present “What is Critical Consciousness?” in the Roths Alumni Center. The rest of the week will be filled with various speakers and events to help students navigate through college life, including a speaker on depression and anxiety, workshops on studying and note-taking, and a presentation on how to find proper resources for assignments.
“We started planning in the spring semester of 2015,” Haslam said. “People were excited for this event and everyone was willing to share their knowledge and expertise. There was a lot of passion and everyone was ready to help our students.”
Haslam said she understands that college can be overwhelming and she hopes Student Success Week will make it easier for students to not only be successful but to feel good about themselves.
Throughout the week, students will be checked in at each presentation using the “Check I’m Here” app. At the end of the week, a grand prize – a Lenovo Tab 2 with 10.1″ screen and 16GB – will be given to one of the students with the most attendance at Student Success Week events.
Haslam said she feels this week wouldn’t have come to fruition without the help of the outstanding faculty and staff at Newman.
“I’m a Newman alum myself,” Haslam said. “As a student, I noticed how the people here really care about the students. They’re here to support and help the students along the way. I felt that as a student and I feel it as a staff member as well.”
Learn more by watching this video interview of Debbie Haslam: