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2012-2013 Calendar

Family Association Lees-McRae College

at a glance. . .

Founded in 1900 by Reverend Edgar Tufts Located 4,000 feet above sea level 900 students from 34 states and 13 foreign countries 14:1 student to faculty ratio 18 majors and 16 minors Over 95% of students receive financial aid 11 residence halls: cottages, apartments, and houses Over 2 dozen student clubs 5 computer labs with 95% wireless coverage 17 highly competitive athletic teams

Your Future

Elevated Banner Elk, North Carolina


Lees-McRae College

Family Association Dear Lees-McRae College Families, We are excited about the 2012-2013 academic year! The Lees-McRae experience is not just for your student; we want you to be involved as well. This academic year, the College is kicking off the newly designed Family Association. The Family Association is an organization that includes all Lees-McRae families, and it doesn’t cost you one penny! The Office of Student Development and the Office of Advancement are joining forces to create an outlet for you to stay informed and get engaged. The two of us hope this wall calendar will provide you with helpful information to ensure that your Lees-McRae experience is a positive one. In addition, you will find a tab on the College’s web site for helpful family information and also a Facebook page for Lees-McRae College families. We want to be just a phone call or click away! The two of us are excited to get to know you better. Please understand that we take educating your student very seriously, and in order to fully appreciate the Lees-McRae experience, we believe you are an important ingredient in your student’s success. It’s a great day to be a Bobcat! With much appreciation,

Allison M. Norris Dean of Students (828) 898-8797

Caroline O. Hart Vice President for Advancement (828) 898-8777

Important Phone Numbers Academic Affairs (828) 898-8712 www.lmc.edu/academics/ Admissions (828) 898-8723 www.lmc.edu/admissions/ Alumni Office (828) 898-2489 www.lmc.edu/alumni_friends/alumni_relations/ Athletic Complex (828) 898-8725 www.lmcbobcats.com

First Year Seminar Program Mission

The First Year Seminar program aims to help students transition successfully to college life and college-level study via theme-based courses, combining academic instruction and academic advising. The program develops self-reflection, critical thought processes, and contextual knowledge and analysis of the relationship between person(s) and place.

Program Goals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

To have students find their place at Lees-McRae College. To have students develop good decision-making strategies. To have students engage in basic critical analysis of a topic. To have students understand the role of personal responsibility within society. To have students be successful in their college careers.

First Year Seminar (CLA 199) is a 3 credit-hour course required for all freshmen

at Lees-McRae College. First Year Seminar is an introduction to academic life for students and is designed to facilitate successful academic and social transitions from high school to college. Each section of First Year Seminar consists of a small cohort of students. This format allows each student the opportunity to build meaningful, supportive relationships with a group of classmates and the instructor. First Year Seminar is also designed to allow students the opportunity to explore academic, cultural and social issues. Each instructor centers his/her course on a topic of their choosing, keeping with the overarching theme of First Year Seminar, “self and the environment.” Topics have included: Global Citizenship, Character Building: From Here to Integrity, Exploring Your Personal Identity Development, Take the Lead: Leadership, and many more. This course helps students to strengthen the skills necessary to be a successful college student both inside and outside of the classroom. Class activities, discussions, and assignments are designed to strengthen research, writing, critical thinking, and study skills.

First Year Advising

New students entering the College in the fall semester each year are invited to attend one of several scheduled Summer Advising and Registration events held between May and August of their year of entry. During this day, students will take the COMPASS placement tests for reading, writing, and math, as needed, in order to determine the best level courses for successfully beginning their college studies. A group of faculty and trained peer advisors will guide new students through the advising and registration process to ensure they end their day with a Fall class schedule tailored to their individual needs. Part of that schedule will include a First Year Seminar (FYS) course which will be taught by a specially trained faculty member that will also be the student’s academic advisor during their first year at college. Through regular meetings of this small class, the FYS instructor and the student build a relationship and will meet outside of class time to discuss academic progress and future class scheduling. Once the student is ready to formally declare a major area of study, the FYS instructor will help the student complete the necessary form and transition to a new academic advisor in their chosen discipline.

The Exchange Bookstore (828) 898-8728 http://lmc.bncollege.com Family Association (828) 898-8777 www.lmc.edu/alumni_friends/advancement/ Facility Services (828) 898-8730 Financial Aid (828) 898-8793 www.lmc.edu/admissions/financial_aid/ Housekeeping (828) 898-8730/3173

President’s Office (828) 898-8785 www.lmc.edu/about_the_college/from_the_ president.html Receptionist (828) 898-5241 Registrar’s Office (828) 898-3473 www.lmc.edu/academics/registration_records/ Residence Life (828) 898-3311 www.lmc.edu/student_life/residence_life/ Rhea Lyons Pool (828) 898-3754

Banner Elk Police (828) 898-4300

Housing (828) 898-3368

Campus Life/Recreation (828) 898-8753/8858 www.lmc.edu/student_life/campus_life/

Library (828) 898-8727 www.lmc.edu/academics/library/

Cannon Memorial Hospital (828) 898-7000

MacDonald Dining Hall (828) 898-8795

Career Resources (828) 898-8770 www.lmc.edu/academics/crc/

May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (828) 898-2568

Student Development Office (828) 898-3368 www.lmc.edu/student_life/

Nurse (828) 898-8862 www.lmc.edu/student_life/health_services/

Student Recreation Complex (828) 898-8848

Counseling Services (828) 898-3841 www.lmc.edu/student_life/counseling_ services/parent_resources.htm Dean of Students (828) 898-8797 http://www.lmc.edu/student_life/ Emergency Services - 911

Outdoor Programs (828) 898-8810 www.lmc.edu/student_life/outdoor_programs/ Post Office (828) 898-8748

Security Cell Phone (828) 260-0505 www.lmc.edu/student_life/security/ Security Office Phone (828) 898-8756 www.lmc.edu/student_life/security/

Tutoring Services (828) 898-3485 www.lmc.edu/academics/student_success/


A New Beginning

August brings new students both excitement and uncertainty as they enter their first semester of college. The transition made from high school to college requires students to adjust to a new location, often sharing space with a roommate, meeting new people and forming new friendships, while meeting new academic expectations.

August 2012 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

The Family Calendar highlights important dates and deadlines, but also offers key information about the first year transition. We encourage you to use this information to help your student take full advantage of all that Lees-McRae College has to offer.

5 12

6 New Student Orientation Returning Student Move-In

13

7 New Student Orientation Returning Student Move-In

14

19

20

21

26

27

28

New Student Orientation Returning Student Move-In

End of Schedule Adjustment

S

1 8 15 22 29

WEDNESDAY

1

2

8

9

15

First Day of Classes

M

2 9 16 23 30

THURSDAY

16

Convocation

T

3 10 17 24 31

JULY W T

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

3

F

6 13 20 27

S

7 14 21 28

FRIDAY

S

M

2 3 9 10 16 17 23 30 24

Fall Tuition Payment Due

4

T

SEPTEMBER W T F

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

S

1 8 15 22 29

SATURDAY

10

11

17

18

22

23

24

25

29

30

31

1

New Student Orientation New Student Move-in


Settling In

As students become settled in their new environment, they will begin to seek new opportunities. The Lees-McRae experience does not end in the classroom. There are many ways for students to get involved in campus life, whether through joining student organizations, Student Government, PAWS (campus programming board), Outdoor Programs, participating in intramurals, or exploring the area surrounding the College.

September 2012 SUNDAY

MONDAY

26

27

2

3

No Classes

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

S

M

T

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

THURSDAY

AUGUST W T 1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

F

3 10 17 24 31

S

4 11 18 25

S 7 14 21 28

FRIDAY

M

1 8 15 22 29

T

2 9 16 23 30

29

30

31

4

5

6

7

8

11

12

13

14

15

18

19

20

21

22

25

26

27

28

Labor Day

9

10

Patriot Day

16

17 Rosh Hashanah

23 30

24

Yom Kipper

Last Day to Withdraw from a Class

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

F

5 12 19 26

S

6 13 20 27

SATURDAY

28

1

OCTOBER W T

29


Reality Sets In

During the month of October, the seriousness of college becomes a reality. Students will soon realize that they must define healthy study habits, focus on their academics, and take responsibility for their education and success, as instructors will expect students to take this initiative. Advising and registration for the spring semester will also begin in the month of October.

October 2012 SUNDAY

30 7

Homecoming

1

MONDAY

8

2

TUESDAY

9

S

WEDNESDAY

M

2 3 9 10 16 17 23 30 24

THURSDAY

3

4

10

11

T

SEPTEMBER W T F

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

5 12

S

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

NOVEMBER W T F

S

M

T

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

FRIDAY Homecoming Founder’s Day and Scholarship Luncheon

Residence Halls Close at 6:00 p.m. for Fall Break

6

21 28

15 Residence Halls Open at 10:00 a.m.

22 29

Fall Break; No Classes

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

16 23 30

Fall Break; No Classes

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

17 24 31

Fall Break; No Classes

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

Halloween

18 25 1

Fall Break; No Classes

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

19 26 2

Fall Break; No Classes

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

13 20 27 3

2 9 16 23 30

S

3 10 17 24

SATURDAY

Columbus Day Thanksgiving (Canada)

14

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

Homecoming


Managing Stress

November can often become one of the most stressful months for students as they begin to approach their final exams. Managing stress might provide a challenge as major assignments, projects, and papers require completion. Maintaining healthy eating and sleeping habits will be key to students as they near the end of the semester.

November 2012 SUNDAY

MONDAY

28

29

4

5

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

TUESDAY

30 6

Daylight Savings Time Ends

11

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

WEDNESDAY

31 7

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

1

S 7 14 21 28

M

1 8 15 22 29

THURSDAY

8

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

T

2 9 16 23 30

OCTOBER W T 3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

2 9

F

5 12 19 26

S

6 13 20 27

FRIDAY

S

M

T

DECEMBER W T F

2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 30 24 31 25

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

3

12

13

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

14

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

15

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

16

Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

10 17

Veterans Day

18

19

Major Declaration Day

20

Residence Halls Close at 6:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving Break

21

Thanksgiving Break

22

Thanksgiving Break

23

Thanksgiving Break

24

Thanksgiving Day

25

Residence Halls Open at 10:00 a.m.

26

27

28

29

30

Last Day of Classes

1

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

SATURDAY

Election Day Advising and Registration for Spring 2013

5 12 19 26

S


Returning Home

Upon returning to campus from Thanksgiving break, attention will turn towards preparation for final exams. Students must make critical decisions on how they should allot their time, to ensure that proper preparation for these exams is their top priority.

December 2012 SUNDAY

MONDAY

25

26

2

3

9

10

16

Hanukkah Begins

17

23

24

30

31

Final Exams Begin

Winter Break

Winter Break

Winter Break

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

28

29

4

5

6

11 18 25

Winter Break

Winter Break Spring Tuition Payment Due

Winter Break

12 19 26

Winter Break

Winter Break

Winter Break

Winter Break

Christmas Day

Boxing Day (Canada)

M

T

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

THURSDAY

27

13 20 27

NOVEMBER W T F

S

Final Exams End

Winter Break

Winter Break

Winter Break

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

30 7 14 21 28

2 9 16 23 30

S

3 10 17 24

S

M

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

FRIDAY

Residence Halls Close at 11:00 a.m. for Winter Break

Winter Break

Winter Break

Winter Break

1

JANUARY 2013 T W T F

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

S

5 12 19 26

SATURDAY

8 15 22 29

Reading Day


Starting Over

Typically, the second semester brings much greater confidence as students have a clear understanding of college life as well as their instructor’s expectations and teaching styles. Spring semester will provide the opportunity to reconnect with friends and start fresh, both academically and socially.

January 2013 SUNDAY

MONDAY

30

31

6

7

13 20 27

Residence Halls Open at 10:00 a.m.

Winter Break

14 21 28

1

TUESDAY

8

Winter Break

New Year’s Day Winter Break

15 No Classes

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

22 29

WEDNESDAY

2 9

16 End of Schedule Adjustment

S

Winter break Remember to File FAFSA

Winter Break

M

DECEMBER 2012 T W T F

2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 30 24 31 25

3

THURSDAY

10

Winter Break

Winter Break

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

4 11

7 14 21 28

S

1 8 15 22 29

S

M

FEBRUARY 2013 T W T F

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

FRIDAY Winter Break

Winter Break

5

7 14 21 28

S

2 9 16 23

SATURDAY

12

17

18

19

23

24

25

26

30

31

1

2

First Day of Classes

6 13 20 27

1 8 15 22


Getting Involved

During the month of February, students get settled back into college life and resume or choose to join student activities. Emerged in the winter season, different opportunities will present themselves, such as skiing at one of several local ski slopes.

February 2013 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

S

M

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

THURSDAY

JANUARY 2013 T W T F

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

S

5 12 19 26

FRIDAY

S

M

3 4 10 11 17 18 24 31 25

5 12 19 26

28

29

30

31

1

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

22

23

1

2

17 24

18 25

President’s Day

19

20

21

26

27

28

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

S

2 9 16 23 30

SATURDAY

27

Valentine’s Day

2

MARCH 2013 T W T F


Spring Break

With an increase in social activities and academic pressure, students will learn the importance of effectively managing the demands of a busy schedule. Students should not let their social involvements compete with their academics, especially as they prepare for midterm exams. A much deserved spring break will allow students to refresh and regain focus for the remainder of the semester.

March 2013 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

FEBRUARY W T F

S

M

T

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

THURSDAY

6 13 20 27

24

25

26

27

28

1

3

4

5

6

7

8

10

11

17 24

Daylight Savings Time Begins Residence Halls Open at 10:00 a.m.

St. Patrick’s Day

Spring Break; No Classes

12

Spring Break; No Classes

13

18

19

20

25

26

27

Spring Break; No Classes

14

Spring Break; No Classes

21 Residence Halls Close at 6:00 p.m. for Easter Break

28

7 14 21 28

15

1 8 15 22

S

S

2 9 16 23

7 14 21 28

FRIDAY Last Day to Withdraw from a Class

Residence Halls Close at 6:00 p.m. for Spring Break

Spring Break; No Classes

22 Easter Holiday; No Classes

29

Easter Holiday; No Classes

Residence Halls Open at 10:00 a.m.

Easter Sunday

Passover

1 8 15 22 29

2

T

2 9 16 23 30

Good Friday

APRIL W T 3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

F

5 12 19 26

S

6 13 20 27

SATURDAY

9 16 23

Palm Sunday

31

M

30


Looking Ahead

As the month of April begins, students realize that they are close to completing their first year of college! Assignments and projects must be complete and extra efforts might be made for improvement on grades. Advising and registration for the fall semester will take place for all students with help available for major declarations.

April 2013 SUNDAY

30

1

7

8

14

Family Weekend

MONDAY

15

21

22

28

29

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

2

TUESDAY

9 16 23 30

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

S

WEDNESDAY

3

10 17 24 1

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

M

3 4 10 11 17 18 24 31 25

4

THURSDAY

11 18 25 2

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

T 5 12 19 26

MARCH W T 6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

5 12 19 26 3

F

1 8 15 22 29

S

2 9 16 23 30

S

M

T

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

FRIDAY Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013 Family Weekend

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013

Advising and Registration for Fall 2013 Major Declaration Day

6

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

F

3 10 17 24 31

S

4 11 18 25

SATURDAY

13 20 27 4

MAY W T

Family Weekend


They Did It!

With the completion of the semester, students feel relieved and excited for summer break. Not only did they complete the spring semester, they survived and excelled through their first year of college. Transitions were made, friendships were formed, goals were accomplished, and the education received was elevated.

May 2013 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

S 7 14 21 28

WEDNESDAY

28

29

30

1

5

6

7

8

12

13

14

19 26

Mother’s Day

20 27

First Day of Summer School Classes

Victoria Day (Canada) No Classes

Memorial Day

2

M

1 8 15 22 29

THURSDAY Last Day of Classes

T

2 9 16 23 30

APRIL W T 3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

3

9

10

15

16

17

21

22

23

28

29

30

Final Exams End

End of Schedule Adjustment

24 31

F

5 12 19 26

S

S

6 13 20 27

FRIDAY

M

2 3 9 10 16 17 23 30 24

Reading Day

Baccalaureate

4

T

JUNE W T

F

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

7 14 21 28

11

25 1

1 8 15 22 29

SATURDAY

18 Last Day to Withdraw from a Summer School Class

6 13 20 27

S

Final Exams Begin

Commencement Residence Halls Close at 2:00 p.m. for Summer Break


Summertime

As summer begins, some students will learn to readjust to living at home and may begin to miss their college friends. Those remaining in the area will find that Lees-McRae is a comfortable home away from home, providing many opportunities to explore and be active in this one of a kind location.

June 2013 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

S

M

T

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

THURSDAY

MAY W T

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

F

3 10 17 24 31

S

4 11 18 25

S 7 14 21 28

FRIDAY

M

1 8 15 22 29

T

2 9 16 23 30

27

28

29

30

31

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16 23 30

Father’s Day

17

18

19

20

21

24

25

26

27

28

Flag Day

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

F

5 12 19 26

S

6 13 20 27

SATURDAY

26

1

JULY W T

22 29


Planning Ahead

July brings excitement as students start looking forward to the upcoming year. This is a great time for students to reflect on past successes as well as areas of needed improvement. Help your student note their strengths and weaknesses, and define goals for the upcoming year that will allow them to once again approach the demands of college life.

July 2013 SUNDAY

30

1

7

8

14

MONDAY

Canada Day

2

TUESDAY

S

WEDNESDAY

3

M

2 3 9 10 16 17 23 30 24

4

THURSDAY

9

10

11

15

16

17

18

21

22

23

24

25

28

29

30

31

1

No Classes

Independence Day

Last Day of Summer School Classes

T

JUNE W T

F

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

7 14 21 28

6 13 20 27

5

S

1 8 15 22 29

S

M

T

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

FRIDAY

6

13

19

20

2

Exam Day

27 3

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

F

2 9 16 23 30

S

3 10 17 24 31

SATURDAY

12

26

AUGUST W T


Family Association 2012-2013