First Year Experience (FYE)
UNIV101 Freshman Seminar
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 Sciences
Nikki Brown, Coordinator of Academic Advising & Career Exploration Center
Brett Bruner, Director of Persistence & Retention
Sara Brungardt, Personal Counselor
Dr. Jeff Burnett, Professor of Health & Human Performance/Director of Tiger Wellness Center
Joe Chretien, Associate Professor of Technology Studies/Technology Leadership Program Coordinator
Tricia Cline, Director of Admissions
Amanda Deneault, Academic Advisor for Teacher Education
Kathleen Dougherty, Virtual College Online Student Communications Strategist
Bob Duffy, Coordinator of Drug & Alcohol Wellness Network
Cole Engel, Instructor of Accounting
Nanette Fitzhugh, Coordinator of Virtual Advising & Student Services for College of Business & Entrepreneurship
Brian Flax, Head Tennis Coach
Dr. Cynthia Garrety, Learning Commons Coordinator
Ron Haag, Director of Campus Recreation Intramural Programs
Ahmed Lachheb, Instruction Technologies Support Specialist
Dr. Joey Linn, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Registrar
Edie McCracken, Director of Memorial Union
Jason McCullough, Head Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track & Field Coach/Instructor of Health & Human Performance
Karen McCullough, Assistant Director of International Student Services
Dr. Keegan Nichols, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Kenton Olliff, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Director of Kelly Center
Becky Peterson, Director of Residential Life
Wendy Rohleder-Sook, Financial Assistance Counselor
Dr. Roger Schieferecke, Director of Kansas Academy of Math & Science
Michelle Schlyer, Tiger Info Call Center Supervisor
Dr. Steve Sedbrook, Associate Professor of Health & Human Performance
Karrie Simpson-Voth, Professor of Art & Design
Tanya Smith, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Carol Solko-Olliff, Director of International Student Services
Joelle Spotswood, Adjunct Faculty for Graduate School
Debbie Staab, Coordinator of Academic Advising & Student Services
Jacob Ternes, Coordinator of Student Involvement & Greek Life
Anita Walters, Instructor of Health & Human Performance
Kathleen Ward, Associate Professor of Nursing
Emily Washburn, Assistant Director of Tiger Wellness Center/Instructor of Health & Human Performance
Amber White, Coordinator of Diversity Affairs