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[AUG. 17, 2006]  Lincoln College will kick off another school year with the orientation theme, "Road to Success," which will welcome new students with activities Aug. 20-22. The sophomores returning as orientation leaders will help decide on the activities. The first day of fall semester classes is Aug. 23.

John Stoltzenburg, director of student services and orientation facilitator, says there will be sessions for both parents and students to help them become familiar with faculty, staff and resident directors.

"Orientation is the transition from high school and living at home, so we try and make it as smooth as possible by providing an environment filled with caring faculty, staff, administration and students," Stoltzenburg said. "Orientation is also a fun event, and our goal is to welcome each student to the LC campus."

Orientation activities will also include having students fill out paperwork, deal with financial aid and discover where to go for help during the academic year.

A full listing of the Lincoln College orientation activities is below.

Lincoln College was founded in 1865 as Lincoln University, the only institution of higher education named for Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime. It is a selective, two-year private liberal arts college designed to prepare a student for university study through a structured, supportive approach to learning. Approximately 89 percent of Lincoln College graduates transfer immediately to a four-year school, where they succeed as well as or better than the native student. Student-teacher ratio at Lincoln College is 13-to-1, and the average class size is 16 students.

"Road to Success" -- week of welcome

Sunday, Aug. 20

9 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Check in and move in; pick up books at bookstore

5:30-7 p.m. -- "Taste of Lincoln" dinner from local vendors, at the student center

8 p.m. -- Mandatory hall meetings for Carroll South and North, Olin Sang, and Hoyle

9-11 p.m. -- Movie at the quad, to be voted on by students

Monday, Aug. 21

8-9:30 a.m. -- Continental breakfast

10-11 a.m. -- Meeting in the gym with John Stoltzenburg, director of orientation, for explanation of activities

11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. -- Lunch

11 a.m.-4 p.m. -- "Road" of challenges begin, with inflatable games and other challenges, at the student center

5-6:30 p.m. -- Cookout behind the pool, by sand volleyball pit

7-8 p.m. -- "Making It Count -- The Ultimate Road Trip" by, at Johnston Center

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Tuesday, Aug. 22

8-9:30 a.m. -- Continental breakfast

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Sophomores check in at Gehlbach; move in; pick up books and supplies at bookstore

9 a.m. -- Placement testing at the library for students who have not completed the tests

11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Brunch

11 a.m.-3 p.m. -- Van runs every half-hour from the student center to Wal-Mart, grocery stores and downtown shops

Noon-4 p.m. -- Caricaturists, face painting, wax hands and other challenges, at the student center

1-2 p.m. -- Students who tested in the morning pick up schedule at Dooley; pick up books

4:45-6:30 p.m. -- Dinner

6:30 p.m. -- Mandatory meeting in gym with Steve Snodgrass, director of student development

7:30 p.m. -- Award presentation

8-11 p.m. -- Live band karaoke in the gym

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Classes begin

9:30 p.m. -- Mandatory hall meetings for Heritage North and West, at the Johnston Center

10 p.m. -- Mandatory hall meetings for Heritage South, at the Johnston Center

Friday-Sunday, Aug. 25-27

Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival weekend -- Rides provided to and from the airport all day and evening to participate in events

Saturday, Aug. 26

2 p.m. -- Powerhouse wrestling in the gym; tickets and information at the student center.

[Lincoln College news release]

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