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This course will emphasize the skills and knowledge that first-time freshman students who are within 1 year of high school graduation will need to succeed in their transition to collegiate life. The course strives to provide habits and positive skills. In addition, this class will provide students opportunities to explore the various services which FHSU offers, as well as how and where to obtain those services.
UNIV101 is a 1-credit hour course that meets twice per week for 50 minutes each class. The course is a required course for all incoming first-time freshman students who have graduated high school within the past 12 months.
What will we be doing in the course?UNIV101 is structured from a holistic approach, meaning we look to educate you on multiple areas for your success while at FHSU. You will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation and learn skills for success in academic planning, time management, study skills, diversity and international experiences, campus and community engagement, health & wellness, money management, and more.
What have former IDS101 students said about the course?"The Freshman Seminar was great because I knew I wasn't alone in my hopes & fears for the school year. I enjoyed learning about all the unique features FHSU has to offer while sitting next to students who were just as curious." Michaela Sasse, Junior - Biology Major"I really enjoyed the Freshman Seminar. It taught me many great skills I can use not only in college but also in life. Through the class, I learned how to improve my time management skills & how to get involved with the FHSU community." Ali Sedbrook, Sophomore - Elementary Education Major
Who will be teaching the class?A variety of faculty & staff members will be teaching your course. Meet your Fall 2014 UNIV101 Freshman Seminar instructors:Vincent Bowhay, Assistant Director of the Memorial Union Andree Brisson, Adjunct Faculty for Biological SciencesNikki Brown, Coordinator of Academic Advising & Career Exploration CenterBrett Bruner, Director of Persistence & RetentionSara Brungardt, Personal Counselor Dr. Jeff Burnett, Professor of Health & Human Performance/Director of Tiger Wellness CenterJoe Chretien, Associate Professor of Technology Studies/Technology Leadership Program CoordinatorTricia Cline, Director of AdmissionsAmanda Deneault, Academic Advisor for Teacher Education Kathleen Dougherty, Virtual College Online Student Communications StrategistBob Duffy, Coordinator of Drug & Alcohol Wellness Network Cole Engel, Instructor of AccountingNanette Fitzhugh, Coordinator of Virtual Advising & Student Services for College of Business & EntrepreneurshipBrian Flax, Head Tennis Coach Dr. Cynthia Garrety, Learning Commons Coordinator Ron Haag, Director of Campus Recreation Intramural ProgramsAhmed Lachheb, Instruction Technologies Support Specialist Dr. Joey Linn, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/RegistrarEdie McCracken, Director of Memorial UnionJason McCullough, Head Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track & Field Coach/Instructor of Health & Human PerformanceKaren McCullough, Assistant Director of International Student ServicesDr. Keegan Nichols, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Kenton Olliff, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Director of Kelly CenterBecky Peterson, Director of Residential LifeWendy Rohleder-Sook, Financial Assistance Counselor Dr. Roger Schieferecke, Director of Kansas Academy of Math & ScienceMichelle Schlyer, Tiger Info Call Center SupervisorDr. Steve Sedbrook, Associate Professor of Health & Human PerformanceKarrie Simpson-Voth, Professor of Art & DesignTanya Smith, Assistant Professor of Nursing Carol Solko-Olliff, Director of International Student ServicesJoelle Spotswood, Adjunct Faculty for Graduate School Debbie Staab, Coordinator of Academic Advising & Student ServicesJacob Ternes, Coordinator of Student Involvement & Greek LifeAnita Walters, Instructor of Health & Human PerformanceKathleen Ward, Associate Professor of Nursing Emily Washburn, Assistant Director of Tiger Wellness Center/Instructor of Health & Human PerformanceAmber White, Coordinator of Diversity Affairs