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Orientation 2006 designed to enhance students' success

8/1/2006 —

Orientation for first-year students is planned for Tuesday, August 29, 2006. This mandatory program is free of charge and is designed to enhance each student's success as a Penn State student. In early August, first-year students will receive orientation information and a pre-registration card in the mail (the registration card must be returned by August 17).

As in previous years, this year's orientation is packed with informative, entertaining, and fun activities. Sessions feature a general information get-together and campus tour, ice-breaking activities with Jack Chambers, and a coffee house chat with the 2006 student orientation leaders. Faculty members will facilitate a student centered discussion on the book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon (ISBN #140003217). This book is available at a discount at the Penn State bookstore and students are asked to read the book prior to registration. All sections of English 004, 015, and 030 will incorporate this book into their fall '06 curriculum.

Orientation activities will continue into the first week of classes and will include a campus-wide luncheon, sponsored by the Student Government Association, free Hillside Farms ice cream, the comedy of Louis Ramey and the music of 2 Skinny Dorks.

Students with questions or concerns about orientation may contact Jackie Warnick-Piatt, student activities coordinator, at 570-675-9284 or jxw64@psu.edu.

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