Presentation on theme: "Lanette Sessink, Vice President for Student Development Dr. Peggy Oldham, Associate Vice President for Student Development Parents and Students in Transition:"— Presentation transcript:
Lanette Sessink, Vice President for Student Development Dr. Peggy Oldham, Associate Vice President for Student Development Parents and Students in Transition: Beginning the Journey
The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard. ~Sloan Wilson Let Go Let Go Let Go
Goal: Navigate the summer!
Move–In Day Friday, August 28 Balance “support and freedom!”
Leaving Campus! Recommendations/Reminders: Make Friday evening your time of separation Be prepared for many emotions Three-week policy Parent’s Day: October 10
Cougar Student Institute August 29-31, 2009 First Day of Class September 1, 2009
Key to Navigating University Life….. What are YOU going to do about that?
Listening Ear Encouragement Wise Counsel Support Appropriate “Hovering”
Mount Vernon Nazarene University exists to shape lives through educating the whole person and cultivating Christ-likeness for lifelong learning and service. University Mission Statement
Seek opportunities to achieve Challenge students to …… Develop positive relationships Live by Biblical guidelines Be a productive member of the community
Campus Activities/Groups Student Government Association Class/Club officers Residence Hall Councils Peer Judicial Councils Intramural sports: participants, scorekeepers, referees, site workers, clerical Intercollegiate athletics (baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, and volleyball) Event volunteers: SonFest, concerts, activities Upperclassmen: Resident Assistants, Residential Health Advisors
Parent’s Hotline Emergency Information Key Tags F.E.R.P.A. 24-hour Security Health Services Staff Resident Directors/Resident Assistants University Crisis Response Team Emergency Crisis Counseling Emergency Text Messaging
Living within the context of community offers personal freedom, yet provides helpful boundaries. Our goal is to establish a positive environment that will facilitate growth in all areas of a student’s life, and will build on the foundation that’s been built at home.