Welcome Back

Monday, August 15, 2011

Whether you’re starting another year in the School of Engineering or returning for the first time after your orientation visit, welcome back!

Faculty and staff in the KU School of Engineering have been busy during the summer, and some of that activity is evidenced in the wide range of events we have to kick off the new academic year.  Here are a few of many important events in the next few weeks:

Engineering Graduate Student Orientation

Tuesday August 16, 2011
9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Eaton Hall, 2

All incoming graduate students are invited to attend orientation, which offers students an opportunity to meet graduate students and faculty, receive enrollment assistance, and obtain information about KU, the city of Lawrence, and the community. In addition, most departments host individual sessions, where students can connect with faculty, staff, and students in their area of interest.

 

Hawkweek Activities

Aug. 19 - Aug. 27

Incoming freshmen can take part in dozens of activities throughout the week that will familiarize them with the KU campus, KU traditions, their class schedules, the libraries and their new classmates.

 

Engineering Student Council Welcome Back

Sunday August 21, 2011
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Eaton Hall, Engineering Courtyard

Catch up with classmates, make new friends and get involved in student organizations. This event is sponsored by Engineering Student Council.

 

Diversity Programs Welcome

Monday August 22, 2011
5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Eaton Hall Atrium

Welcome back reception for National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and American Indian Science and Engineering Society.  Organizational photos will be taken.

 

Society of Women's Engineers Welcome

Tuesday August, 23, 2011
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Eaton Hall Atrium

Welcome back reception for Society of Women's Engineers.  Organizational photos will be taken.

 

Frosh Frenzy

Saturday August 27, 2011
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Eaton Hall, Engineering Complex

A "Great Race" style dash across campus for incoming freshmen in the School of Engineering. Prizes, T-shirts and food. Wear athletic shoes and dress for the weather. This event is sponsored by Engineering Student Council.

 

Rockin’ on Learned Lawn

Saturday August 27, 2011
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Eaton Hall, Engineering Complex

Stick around after Frosh Frenzy for music, food, prize giveaways, and a chance to interact with engineering staff, faculty, and other new students. This event is sponsored by Engineering Student Council.

 

Engineering Faculty and Staff Picnic

Saturday August 27, 2011
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Eaton Hall, Engineering Complex

Held in conjunction with Rockin’ on Learned Lawn, School of Engineering faculty, staff and their families are invited to come mingle with students and colleagues, enjoy some delicious picnic fare and take part in a dessert competition.  

 

SWE Evening With Industry

Tuesday, Sept. 13,
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.,
Kansas Union Ballroom, 5th floor.

Enjoy dinner as you schmooze with employers looking for eager and capable interns.  Cost is $5 for SWE members, $12 for nonmembers.  Reservations are due by 9 a.m. Sept. 6.  Sponsored by the KU Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers in conjunction with the School of Engineering Office of Minority and Women’s Programs.

 

2011 Fall Engineering & Computer Science Career Fair

Wednesday September 14, 2011
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kansas Union, 5th floor.

Employers and KU students can make career connections and explore job and internship possibilities. Students should dress professionally and research employers of interest.  Coordinated by Engineering Career Center.



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