Saint Martin's readies for new academic year
Thursday, August 12, 2004
Lacey, Wash. - New students will begin
arriving the morning of Aug. 26 at Saint Martin’s College for the
2004-05 academic year, which begins with residence hall move-in and
get-acquainted activities. A daylong orientation for transfer students
will be Aug. 30.
First-Year Orientation for freshmen, Aug.
26-30, will include activities to familiarize students with Saint
Martin’s and the local community. While the first day includes workshops
for parents, the rest of the week is devoted to helping students make a
successful adjustment to college. Orientation will cover subjects
ranging from time management to library skills and include such
activities as a resource fair with campus, community organizations and
area businesses and lots of recreation activities.
In its commitment to being a place of
welcome, the college’s Orientation also will include workshops on
diversity and a luncheon for international students and their American
roommates. Saint Martin’s students come from a broad array of faith,
ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and last year, some 28 percent were
minorities. This year, the college will welcome students from several
states, as well as from Morocco, Nepal, Vietnam, Tanzania, Korea,
Taiwan, Japan, Sweden and Northern Ireland.
Seven Chinese students from Shanghai
Maritime University’s Pudong Business College also will become official
Saint Martin’s students. They are part of the first graduating class of
a joint program between Pudong and Saint Martin’s that emphasizes
Western-style business practices. Several members of Saint Martin’s
business faculty travel to Shanghai on a rotating basis each year to
teach Pudong students as part of the program, which aims to prepare
Chinese students for employment with the many international businesses
in Shanghai and other Chinese cities. The students, who have completed
associate’s degrees, will pursue bachelor’s degrees in business
administration at Saint Martin’s.
Classes begin at the college on Aug. 31.
For more information:
Office of Communication