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conference graphicDear University of Minnesota Faculty and Staff,

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Program submissions are now being accepted through Wednesday, December 23, 2010. We welcome you to submit a program proposal about your area of expertise dealing with the first-year experience. To submit a conference proposal:

Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for the bi-annual Focusing on the First Year Conference to take advantage of the opportunity to dialogue and strategize about academic and student development issues relating to first-year students. This conference will be held at Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. All University faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to attend.

Registration Now Available
Registration for Focusing on the First-Year Conference is now available. Registration Deadline is January 21, 2011. To register for the conference:

Keynote Speaker
As the research director and founding member of the Board of Directors for the Clifton Strengths School, Dr. Lopez leads the research on the links between academic success, hope, strengths development, and overall well-being. He collaborates with scholars around the world on these issues. His remarks will focus on college student success, retention and well-being as they relate to the five elements of career, community, financial, physical, and social wellness. For more information on the keynote:

For additional questions please contact Orientation & First-Year Programs. We look forward to seeing you February 16, 2011!

James Liberman
First-Year Programs Coordinator
Orientation & First-Year Programs
University of Minnesota


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