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Orientation scheduled at United Tribes Technical College
15 July 2008

BISMARCK (UTN) Student orientation is set for August 18 20 and classes begin Thursday, August 21 for the fall 2008 semester at United Tribes Technical College.

      Activities are scheduled that will assist in registering for classes and becoming familiar with campus life. New students are especially encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity.

      The schedule will be flexible to accommodate the different educational backgrounds and experiences that students bring to college. New students will assess their career interests during a visit to the college's Career and Leadership Development Center. They will complete an interest inventory for career selection.

      Other orientation activities include ACT Compass Testing, student financial aid planning, meeting with an adviser and registering for classes, purchasing textbooks at the campus bookstore, arranging for housing, enrolling youngsters in elementary school, setting up mail service at the campus post office, meeting with the wellness center staff, and taking student ID pictures.

August 14 15   ~  Faculty Orientation
August 1115     ~  Student & Campus Services Orientation
August 1112     ~  TJES CERT Training
August 1315     ~  TJES Staff Orientation
August 1820     ~  College Student Orientation
August 18          ~  Elementary Classes Begin
August 21          ~  College Classes Begin
August 21          ~  Thunderbird Half Marathon
August 22          ~  Last Day to Register for Distance Learners
August 28          ~  Fall Graduates Orientation
September 1      ~  Labor Day Holiday
September 47   ~  International Powwow
September 4      ~  Last Day to Register for Fall Semester
September 5      ~  No Classes
September 8      ~  Professional Development Day no classes
September 12    ~  Last Day to Add a UTTC Class

      Orientation packets will be distributed between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Monday, August 18 in the upper level of the Jack Barden Student Life and Technology Center. College leaders will provide welcoming and orientation talks at 10 a.m. in multi-purpose room of the Lewis Goodhouse Wellness Center.

      Social activities and events are also planned.

      Orientation for the faculty and staff of Theodore Jamerson Elementary School (on the UTTC campus) is scheduled for August 13 15. A main component of the orientation will be training in the "Math Now" program. TJES student enrollment and classes begin August 18.

      TJES will also conduct Community Emergency Response Training August 11 12.

      The college's Student and Campus Services Department has scheduled its staff orientation, planning and training for the week of August 11 15.

      Orientation for college faculty is scheduled for August 14 15, and will include the following subjects: student assessment, self study, upper division programs, campus safety, and Native American cultural education.

      For more information about United Tribes student orientation contact Jesi Shanley, 701-255-3285 x 1280, jshanley@uttc.edu.


      Students and the public will be treated to a special athletic event on the first day of classes at United Tribes. The third annual Thunderbird Half Marathon is scheduled for Thursday, August 21. The course begins and ends on the college campus.

      The event is open to all participants age 14 and up who are able to complete the 13.1 mile course in 3.5 hours (a 16 minute mile pace).

      Two competitive classes are offered: Open Division ages 14 to 39; and Masters Division 40 and over.

      The early registration fee is $20. After August 20 the fee is $25.

      Also offered is a 10K Run, open to participants age 14 and over, and a 5K Fun Run/Walk (non-competitive) open to all ages.

      Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. The Half Marathon starts at 8 a.m. The 10K Run and 5K Run-Walk start at 9 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. respectively.

      A registration form is available at the college website: www.uttc.edu.


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