2 The OKWU Mission As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the Primacy of Jesus Christ, the Priority of Scripture, the Pursuit of Truth, and the Practice of Wisdom. The Primacy of Jesus Christ as the incarnate Son of God the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End who is the lens for all learning and the Lord of our daily lives. The Priority of Scripture as the inerrant and authoritative written Word of God that guides us in all matters of faith, learning and living. The Pursuit of Truth as an objective, attainable reality, grounded in the person and example of Jesus Christ and anchored in the Bible. The Practice of Wisdom as the goal for all members of the university community, who work to promote healing and wholeness in a broken culture and hurting world.
3 Community Standards In keeping with the distinctive Christian nature of our community, Oklahoma Wesleyan University establishes the following lifestyle expectations and standards. Abstain from gambling, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, smoking devices (ecigarettes) and from being in the presence of these Maintain Biblical conduct as it pertains to sexual purity and relationships Violation of OKWU community standards will result in suspension or dismissal on the first offense
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5 More Education Means Greater Earnings
6 It s Hard to Get Out From Under Credit Card Scenario #1 You charge $2,500 You pay $50 per month Yearly interest rate is 19.9% Credit Card Scenario #2 You charge $2,500 You pay $100 per month Yearly interest rate is 19.9% How long will it take to pay the balance? How long will it take to pay the balance? 9 years 1 month 2 years 9 months
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8 Tips to Help You Thrive and Survive Your Freshmen Year of College Get organized;; find an ideal place for you to study Get to know your professors and advisor;; go to all orientations and classes Keep in contact with your advisor prior to the start of school. Don't feel pressured to make a hasty decision about a career or a major Read Learn to cope with homesickness Don t procrastinate;; prioritize your life Get involved on campus Stay healthy / Eat right
9 First Year Student Best Practices Academic Skills (study habits, time management, organization) Life Skills (personality inventories, responsibility, health and wellness) Connect with faculty advisors, staff, and peers
10 Parents and Students Parents: Let your student take responsibility for making calls to the University to get questions answered for registering, etc. Parents: Educate yourself on FERPA. If your student is a dependent while in school, you have the right to access his/her academic record Students: Use your parents as an accountability partner Students: Don t wait too long before acknowledging that you need help Students: Don t assume your habits will change because you are in college.
11 Parent Newsletter Link to subscribe: okwu.edu/residential/campuslife/parent-connect/ Angels Landing OKWU Men s National Tournament
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13 Student Academic Services (SAS) Located in the basement of the La Quinta Mansion What do we do? We offer a wide range of FREE tutoring help National and Institutional Testing CLEP, ACT Residual, Dantes (DSST) Disability Accommodations Study Hall Contact us:
14 CLEP College-Level Examination Program CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States today, helping students of all ages earn college degrees faster by getting credit for what they already know. Tests offered: e.g. College Algebra, History, Comp 1, Literature Cost: $80 Time limit: Typically 90 minutes
15 Disability Accommodations Responsibility High School School district responsible for identifying, evaluating, and planning educational interventions Post Secondary Education Students are responsible for self-identification, providing documentation, and obtaining disability services
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17 Who is in the Residence Halls? Resident Directors (RD) Chris Breiland (918) Ashleigh Johnson (918) Assistant Resident Directors (ARD) Andrew Blain (918) Sunshine Hattingh (918) Campus Care Coordinator Whitney Breiland (918) Resident Assistants (RA) Located on every floor of the residence halls Any questions, us at:
18 What Should You Bring? All rooms have a twin bed, dresser, armoire or closet, desk and chair for each student Bedding (XL twin-size sheets) Room Decorations Personal Hygiene Items (including towels) Alarm Clock Clothes Hangers and Clothing Iron Laundry Bag and Detergent Small Vacuum Cleaner Mini Refrigerator Microwave Coffee Maker School Supplies Computer and Flash Drive Dress Code (OK Weather)
19 What Should You Leave at Home? The following list is not intended to be exhaustive: Incense, Candles or Any Open Flame Halogen Lamps Pets L Movies Rated R, Mature, or NC-17 Firearms Hunting Bows and Knives Paintball and Airsoft Guns Fireworks
20 Perks of Living On-Campus Laundry Free on-campus laundry for all OKWU students Cable Television with DVD Players Available in all common areas and lobbies High Speed Wifi Available everywhere on OKWU campus Housekeeping All public areas are maintained by OKWU Buildings and Grounds (B&G)
21 Housing and Roommates The residence halls at OKWU (with the exception of Wesley Hall) are reserved for triple occupancy. This means that most students on campus will have two roommates and receive a discounted room rate. If space permits, double occupancy will be offered by seniority. Housing and roommate assignments will be sent out via by the first week of August. We encourage you to contact your roommate(s) and introduce yourself!
22 Important Dates to Remember Fall Semester 2016 Move-In: Saturday, August 13, 2016 (New Student Orientation) Leave for Christmas Break: 24-Hours after last final exam You do not need to bring all possessions home in December Spring Semester 2017 Return from Christmas Break: Sunday, January 15, 2017 Spring Break & Easter: Residence Halls Closed March Move-Out: 24-hours after last final exam or by Saturday, May 13 at 5:00 pm You will need to bring all possessions home in May
23 Just FYI Renters Insurance Is encouraged in case of loss, damage, theft, etc. Storage Limited storage is available for student suitcases, small boxes, containers, etc. Open House OKWU residence halls are not co-ed Open House is available to guests of the opposite gender Sunday 1:00 pm 8:00 pm Tuesday 8:00 pm 10:00 pm Thursday 8:00 pm 10:00 pm
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25 Campus Safety Located on the west end of the Carriage House Building Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week For all security related concerns, you may reach us by calling: (918) For extreme emergencies, please dial 911 To ensure maximum levels of security, do not prop open room or building doors and lock your vehicles and rooms at all times OKWU Alert
27 Parking Students must register motor vehicle at the cashier office within 48 hours of arriving on campus Fines: First violation: Warning Second Violation: Boot ($85) / Tow at owner s expense Tow Zones
28 Curfew & Dorm Safety Students are to be in their respective residence halls: Every day: 2:00am Doors will be locked by security at curfew Students are not to prop open locked doors
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30 Internet Use Use of social networking sites is allowed, however, we strongly encourage every student to use caution when using such sites. Personal safety is the priority Identity theft Slander Isolation Cyberworld is not an authentic substitute for relationships Addictive Information that is shared becomes instantly public Companies check social profiles of new hires P2P is not allowed on campus.
31 Stay Current with OKWU @OKWUEagles Text follow OKWUniv to On Facebook On Instagram On YouTube
32 OKWU Activities Student Organizations and OKWU Expo Activity planned every week Eagle Week Murder Mystery Lake Day Broom Ball Paintball Senior Citizen Bingo School Trips Intramurals Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, Football and Volleyball
33 OKWU Athletics NAIA national tournament appearances by 3 different teams: Men s Soccer, Men s Golf, and Softball 2 Time National Champions in Croquet
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35 the orange movement The Orange Movement was born out of our love for Jesus Christ, in honor of God's Word, as we seek His Truth and not our own, to work to promote healing and wholeness in a broken culture and hurting world. A student ministry of Oklahoma Wesleyan University Our Mission: Holy hearts should result in holy lives and that holy men and women should seek to bring an end to social evils such as slavery. ~ Orange Scott Awareness We want students to know and understand what human trafficking is, how it affects us, and how they can be part of the cure. Through awareness students can learn what is taking place in the U.S. and internationally. We will provide ways to learn through films, speakers, literature, and more. Movement Movement gives students the opportunity to be a voice for those who have no voice. Throughout this semester we will engage in events, fundraising campaigns and learning opportunities that will give students the chance to put feet to action. We are a College Chapter of the International Justice Mission and key supporters of rescue home (Rahab House) in SE Asia. Prayer and Praises There are always prayer needs but we would also want to inform you of instances to praise God over.
37 awareness : movement : prayer WE NEED STUDENTS WHO ARE: 1. Willing to listen and learn 2. Ready to be active not apathetic 3. Seeking Him first in everything Sign up during NSO to get involved
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39 Important People to Know Kyle White: VP of Student Development (918) Ben Rotz: Associate VP of Student Development (918) Chris Breiland: Director of Residential Life/Men s RD (918) Ashleigh Johnson: Women s Resident Director (918) Whitney Breiland: Campus Care Coordinator (918) Sunshine Hattingh: Manager of SAS (918) Aaron Bunker: Director of First Year Experience (918) Vladan Glavonic: International Student Services (918) Deb Cook: Campus Nurse (918) Stevan Djukic: Director of Campus Safety (918) Andrew Blain: Student Activities Director (918) Sheresa Grate: SD Operations Manager (918) Shane Grate: Asst. Manager of Doc Lacy s (918) Financial Aid: Student Accounts:
40 NSO Next Steps Move in August 12 th You should have a copy of the schedule in the folders you received yesterday Roommate information will be sent out by the first week of August, make sure you communicate with them regarding who will bring essential room items so you don t duplicate Eagle Update Questions???