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Advisor Training for Orientation & Enrollment. April 30, 2009. http://www.k-state.edu/nss/oetraining.htm. Welcome & Introductions. Emily Lehning, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Director of New Student Services. [email protected] , 2-6237

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Advisor Training for Orientation & Enrollment

April 30, 2009

http://www.k-state.edu/nss/oetraining.htm


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Welcome & Introductions

  • Emily Lehning, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Director of New Student Services. [email protected], 2-6237

  • Tamara Bauer, Associate Coordinator for New Student Services. [email protected], 2-6237

  • Denise Poindexter, Assistant Coordinator for New Student Services. [email protected], 2-7091


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June 2009 Orientation & Enrollment

More information about Orientation and Enrollment can be found at:http://consider.k-state.edu/orientation/index.htm


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Wildcat Warm-up Pancake Feed with faculty & staff

Calling all faculty & staff - please join students attending Wildcat Warm-up for a pancake breakfast feed!

  • Sunday, June 14, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

  • Sunday, June 21, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

  • Bosco Student Plaza

  • Free pancake breakfast will be provided!

  • Lauren Bauman ([email protected]) & Eliot Hardin ([email protected]), student coordinators

    Information about Wildcat Warm-up:

    http://www.k-state.edu/nss/wildcatwarmup/


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Course listing

  • Fall 2009: 23 courses

    • Courses: EDLST 212, ENGL 251 (2 sec.'s), ENGL 270 (2 sec.'s), ENGL 287, ENTOM 301, FSHS 110, GEOG 100, GEOL 125, MC 110, MUSIC 250, POLSC 110, SOCIO 211, WOMST 105

    • Honors courses: AGEC 121, ENGL 210, ENGL 297, HIST 297, MLANG 297, PHILO 297

    • Salina courses: AMETH 160, COT 299


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FYS course characteristics

  • 22 or fewer students

  • Freshman only

  • Common SLO’s:

    • Communication

    • Critical thinking

    • Community building

    • Interactive, co-curricular events


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For June & August

  • www.k-state.edu/fys for latest course information & brochure

  • Please recommend FYS courses to your freshman advisees

  • Enroll students in one FYS only

  • Call Emily (785-477-5093) with unique circumstances


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GPS – Guide to Personal Success

  • Freshman mentoring program emulated after George Washington University’s program

  • Faculty/staff are paired up with a freshman student from First Year Seminar Program

  • This mentor does not take the place of an academic advisor, but provides an additional resource for student securing their transition to college

  • Sarah Tedford, HD Coordinator,

    [email protected]


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Math Placement

  • History

  • Why?

  • Who?

  • When?

  • FAQs


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Math Placement

  • History: In previous years, the math placement exam was administered as a pencil/paper exam. Students, identified by the Academic Assistance Center, were pulled from important sessions during Orientation and Enrollment to take the paper-based exam.

  • Why: Not only will having a computerized exam allow students to participate fully in the O&E program, but the exam scores will be populated in iSIS in a timely manner. This allows the advisor and student the chance to view the scores during the advising session to determine the appropriate level math course.

  • Who: We are requiring all incoming K-State students to take the math placement exam. This exam was designed specifically to test the preparedness for K-State math courses, and although the student may have prior experience, this internally designed exam will help to place the student in the most appropriate K-State math course.

  • When: We are requesting all incoming K-State students to take the exam prior to attending Orientation and Enrollment. We have communicated this information on all correspondence we are sending to students who register for O&E. We will send a reminder to students who have not taken the exam 5 days before the registered date. We will also phone call students between the 5 days and day before the registered date as a friendly reminder as well. Students who are not able or do not take the exam before O&E, will take the exam prior to the advising appointment. At the 10:45am College & Advising session, each college will advise the students who have not taken the exam where to go. Students who still need to complete the exam will need to do so prior to meeting with their academic advisor in the afternoon.

  • Scoring: The possible scores on the exam range from 10 – 50 points. Performance on the exam is reported as a recommendation for the student and academic advisor to use during course selection along with ACT/SAT score, transcripts, etc. Students should feel comfortable discussing their academic strengths and challenges with their academic advisor. There is no penalty for a low score on the MPE and the score does not appear on your academic transcript. Students will not know their MPE score prior to meeting with their advisor. The key below is only provided to advisors.

ALGEBRA EXAM

<15 Math Review15-20 Intermediate Algebra21-39 College Algebra40-50 General Calculus or Trigonometry

CALCULUS EXAM

9-20 Trigonometry21-39 Calculus 1

40-50 Calculus 2


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Student Services CenterHow Advisors See the Data


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Can purchase tickets on iSIS - can only choose ONE option:

ICAT Combo (ICAT football and season basketball tickets for $330) OR

GA Combo (GA football and basketball tickets for $245)

Students can go online at http://kstatesports.com/studenttickets to look at stadium seating chart and see extra benefits of ICAT ticket holders

One ticket per student can be purchased – married students can purchase a non-student ticket after August 1st when providing proof of marriage

All tickets will be emailed to the K-State email account (hotmail and gmail have blocked - must use zimbra/webmail)

All athletic tickets are sold in combo packages – no individual basis for football or men’s basketball. Contact the ticket office at 1.800.211.CATS for a special circumstance (Dec. graduation, study abroad, etc.)

Athletic Tickets


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eID staff will be available to help students:

7:45am-12:30pm in Union Station

12:45pm-5:00pm in 214 Hale Library

Call 532-0803 with questions

Zimbra/Webmail

On May 29, 2009 Webmail will migrate to Zimbra

New students in Fall 2009 will only know Zimbra as K-State’s email client

A new eID/password will not be needed to access Zimbra

Training sessions over Zimbra are available

For more information and a schedule of training sessions, please visit: http://www.k-state.edu/infotech/e-mail/zimbra/

eID / Zimbra / Webmail


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Language Placement Exams

  • Offered for Spanish, French & German

  • 11:00am – 4:00pm in 01 Eisenhower

  • Not necessary to make an appointment


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Meningitis Vaccinations

  • Meningitis vaccination is required for all students who live in the residence halls or Jardine Apartments, or a waiver must be signed

  • Meningitis shots will be available on the 1st floor of the Union for $115 or at Lafene Health Center

  • They will not be offered in the Union on June 16 for Transfer Orientation & Enrollment

  • More information: http://www.k-state.edu/lafene/meningitis.htm


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Parking Permits for Students

  • Students may purchase parking permits online through iSIS. Parking permit costs are added to their tuition bill.

  • If students will live in the residence halls they will sign up for a parking permit after they receive their housing assignment, which will happen after July 1. The permit will be waiting for the student in the lobby of their residence hall after move-in day.

  • If a student will live off campus they will pick up their parking permit in Edwards Hall in August.


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Textbooks

  • To find textbooks required for each course at K-State students may go to www.shopvarneys.com

  • Students will enter their course number and receive a list of the ISBN numbers for the textbooks required for their course

  • Students can pre-order their textbooks during Orientation & Enrollment by stopping by the bookstore in the Union


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Orientation & Enrollment

  • Students will receive information in draw-string cinch bags

  • Parents will receive information in a canvas/recycled tote bag

  • Student t-shirt design


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1st Annual K-State Military and Veterans Campus Visit Day

  • Morning of Friday, July 10 or July 17

  • This even targets soldiers, veterans, and their families in the community interested in on-campus and distance education programs offered by K-State

  • Academic information sessions will tentatively be held at 10:30 a.m. for all in attendance

  • Denise Poindexter will be in touch with academic departments to schedule visits


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THANK YOU!

We value and appreciate the time you spend to help make Orientation & Enrollment special for new K-State students. We recognize that some students attending the program are still undecided about their final college choice and the experience they have will help make that difference. Thank you in advance and please feel free to contact Tamara Bauer with any questions about June Orientation & Enrollment.


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