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Cal U Parent & Family E-News: February 2012

Valentine’s Day  

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. While students are busy focusing on the start of a new semester, you may be thinking about ways to send your scholarly darling some love. Students always appreciate handwritten notes, gift cards, or goodies.
Ideas for busy parents:  
Gift Cards    
Fresh From Home care package

Valuable Messages

Parents underscore the importance of messages thatstudents hear in their classrooms and residence halls. The start of a semester brings new opportunities to remind your student about campus safety, academic resources, reconnecting with a peer mentor or requesting a new one, and ways to get involved on campus.
Academic Resources
Spring 2012 Tutoring Schedule  
Residence Hall Safety
Peer Mentoring
Clubs and Organizations

The Counseling Center

The college years are exciting ones, marked by rapid growth and development. Students may need some extra emotional and mental support in the process. Does your student experience conflicts that don’t go away, academic worries, depression, relationship issues, or other concerns? The Cal U Counseling Center professionals are skilled in addressing the unique needs of college students.

How Smart is a Smart Classroom?

The days of chalkboard, pen, and pencil classrooms are passé. Today Cal U students and faculty enjoy cutting-edge smart classroom computer technology to enhance teaching and learning. From video conferencing with other college students around the globe to classroom engagement via computerized student touch panels, interactive learning reaches a whole new level.

Fraternities and Sororities

Has your student mentioned joining a fraternity or sorority? The “Animal House” perception need not apply when it comes to Greek Life at Cal U. Positive benefits may include a supportive social network, leadership and volunteer opportunities, and a close-knit community of peers.
What Parents Should Know About Fraternity and Sorority Life

Summer College

Think warm thoughts. It is not too early to consider your student’s summer plans. Does he/she want to get ahead, keep up, or catch up? Summer College at Cal U offers opportunities to gain additional credits by attending classes on campus or online. Summer College registration is now underway. Note: A student should seek faculty advisor assistance before registering for any classes by scheduling an appointment to discuss academic planning. 

Class of 2011 Senior Gift

A Message from Parent & Alumni Relations
Thank you to all of the parents and families of the class of 2011! With your support, a check in the amount of $11,546.22 raised through the Senior Class, and combined with their parents and family members, who matched their gifts, was presented to President Angelo Armenti, Jr., during the December 17th Commencement Ceremony. Through the endowment, your generosity provides future Cal U scholarships for students. 

Important Upcoming Dates

Registration for Summer College Begins January 16
Spring 2012 Classes Begin January 23  
Drop/Add Period January 23-27  
Last Day to Apply for May 2012 Graduation March 2
Spring Break March 12-16 
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course or the University April 6
Registration for Fall 2012 April 9-13
Reading Day May 7
Exam Week May 7-11
Spring 2012 Semester Ends May 12
Undergraduate Commencement May 12