Academic Enhancement marks 20th anniversary with tent party, open houses

There’s a lot happening at Academic Enhancement this semester as the office celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Kicking off events will be a party from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 31) on the University Hall lawn. The Academic Enhancement staff invites the campus to stop by the tent, enjoy refreshments and visit with some former staff members, said Director Lisa Cesarini. In case of rain, the event will be in the Multi-purpose Room in Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

“We’re excited to welcome back some of our former staff members to join our current staff and students in marking this milestone,” Cesarini said. Among the familiar faces will be Joan Morgan, founding director of Academic Enhancement; Cindy Colvin, and Carol O’Shea.

From 2-4 p.m. that day, the office will host open houses in its various campus locations, at which students and faculty can see the facilities and ask questions about Academic Enhancement’s services.
These include:
The Advising Office in 101 University Hall
The Math Stats Tutoring Center in 208 Moseley Hall
The Study Skills Center in 213 Moseley
The Writing Center in 303 Moseley

Other student events are scheduled throughout the semester, including special workshops on how to succeed in specific subjects, Cesarini added.

“We’ll also have tents at Homecoming and Family Weekend. We hope to see current students and their families, along with our former and current staff members,” she said.

Throughout the years, the Office of Academic Enhancement has continued to grow and evolve, responding to what students need to be successful. From students making the transition from high school to first-year students and up to graduate students, staff in Academic Enhancement work to help all students achieve their academic goals. Cesarini hopes faculty will encourage their students to take advantage of the many services offered through the Office of Academic Enhancement, this semester and in the future.

August 29, 2005