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September Parent E-Newsletter

Brought to you by the Parent and Family Connections Office

 

We are excited about welcoming all of the new and returning Liberty University students onto campus.  An incredible experience is in store for them and as a Liberty parent or guardian, you can play an important role in making that happen. Here are a few reminders and information to help you prepare for Fall 2013.


Parent and Family Connections

We love meeting new students and families and welcoming our returning students back to campus! It is our goal to keep you connected to your Liberty student throughout the semester. Call us with any questions at (434) 582-2339 or email parents@liberty.edu. You can Like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LibertyParents.

We can also pray for your specific needs. Send your prayer requests to parentspray@liberty.edu and we will lift your requests to our Father!


Below we have included important dates from Liberty’s Academic Calendar:

Important Dates


Oct. 3-4: Fall Break
Oct. 4: New Student Book Dollars Expire
Nov. 1-3: Fall Family Weekend
Join us for the Fall Family Banquet, a Flames Football game, a special guest appearance by Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista, and other family events. Book your hotel room soon!
Nov. 22: Last day to withdraw from a class with a W
Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving break
Early December: Financial Check-In deadline


Student Advocate Office (SAO)

Our office offers Scholarship Search 101 classes each semester at Liberty, and our fall dates are now available. Encourage your student to register for this class to get tips and techniques to find external scholarships.

We are available to you and your student while they are studying at Liberty. If you need assistance or have questions, please feel free to call us at (434) 582-7200 or email SAO@liberty.edu.  Before we can discuss any of your student’s information, you must have your student’s Liberty identification number, date of birth, and FERPA PIN number.

Encourage your student to stop by our office in DeMoss Hall, Room 2247 for a visit! We are open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


CASAS

Freshmen and sophomore students are required to meet with a Center for Academic Support and Advising Services (CASAS) advisor to assess their academic needs for the semester. If your student falls into this category, they will receive an email to set up an appointment. Encourage them to make that appointment sooner rather than later. 

Our office offers numerous ways to improve your student’s academic performance. We have listed a few below for your reference:

• The Center for Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) offers a variety of conversational language classes (Arabic, ESL, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian, Spanish, TES/FL) which would enhance your student’s employability. Please visit our website for details.
• CLST 301: Speed Reading and Advanced Vocabulary
This one-credit elective can change your child’s academic and professional career by helping him or her double/triple/quadruple their reading speed and comprehension while simultaneously building vocabulary!


Career Center

Your student’s academic and career goals are important to us. To help them succeed, career counselors and employer-relations professionals are dedicated to guiding your student through a variety of services such as the Focus 2 career assessment test, résumé critiques, career counseling, job and internship searches, and professional development.  Our mission is to equip your student to be successful in any position that they believe God has planned for them.

The following major-specific career fairs have been scheduled for the fall semester:

School of Engineering & Computational Sciences – Sept. 19, 1-4 p.m.
School of Business – Sept. 24, 1-4 p.m.
School of Health Sciences – Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m.
School of Education – Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m.
School of Communications & Creative Arts – Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m.
School of Religion – Nov. 5, 1-4 p.m.

Employers from across the country will be looking to fill many positions, from the internship level to entry  positions and management opportunities. We also have employers who will be coming to campus separately to promote careers within their company. Dates for these visits will be promoted on the Career Center website.

Feel free to contact us at (434) 592-4109 or careers@liberty.edu. Our office in DeMoss Hall, Room 1007 is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 


Testing Services

Testing Services offers your student a quiet and relaxed atmosphere to take a variety of tests, including CLEP, ICE (Institutional Challenge Exams), and DSST (Dantes Subject Standardized Tests) exams. We also provide make-up exams to students with documented disabilities, or those who miss exams due to illness or athletics.

Visit our new location in Green Hall, Room 2700, and check us out online at www.Liberty.edu/Testing to learn more about the services we provide.