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Residence Life recognizes faculty contributions to the Living-Learning Program

Twenty-nine members of the NDSU academic community volunteered as mentors and greeters for the Living-Learning Program during the 2008-09 academic year. The program, developed by the Department of Residence Life, builds on a foundation where faculty can become more actively involved with students outside the classroom through interaction in the residence halls.

The Living-Learning Program is designed help all students who live on campus to be successful during their time at NDSU. It also fosters skills and experiences to assist them in becoming successful personally and professionally throughout their lives. The foundation of the program is in creating communities that not only meet the basic needs of students, but also where community members positively influence the experiences of others.

Faculty-related components of the Living-Learning Program include the Faculty in Residence Education program, the First Year Experience program, Faculty in Residence and faculty greeters who volunteer on move-in day and welcome students to campus. These initiatives help students connect with faculty in a variety of methods including social and community events, academic support sessions, hall government meetings and community service activities.

The following individuals have contributed to developing and promoting student success at NDSU during the past year:

Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, plant sciences
Kirk Howatt, plant sciences
Jeff Stachler, Extension plant sciences
Alan Zuk, plant sciences

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Chris Biga, sociology/anthropology
Linda Fricker, English
Heather Gill-Robinson, sociology/anthropology
Kate Gronewold, communication
Don Larew, theatre arts
Andrew Mara, English
Miriam Mara, English
Charles Okigbo, communication
Maureen Scott, English
Gwen Stickney, modern languages
Nadene Vevea, communication

Business
Maggie Jorgenson, accounting and information systems
Jin Li, management, marketing and finance

Engineering and Architecture
Wei Lin, civil engineering

Human Development and Education
Nancy Kaler, child development and family science
Sherri Stastny, dietetics
Anita Welch, education
Lynette Winters, health, nutrition and exercise

Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences
Kim Vess Halbur, associate dean for student affairs

Science and Mathematics
Peggy Biga, biological sciences
Fu-Chih Cheng, statistics
Jim Coykendall, mathematics
Ben Duncan, mathematics
Lonnie Hass, mathematics
Pinjing Zhao, chemistry

If you are interested in learning more about the Living-Learning Program or becoming a faculty mentor, contact the Department of Residence Life at 1-7106.


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