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First-Year Conference graphicDear University of Minnesota Faculty and Staff,

Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for the biennial Focusing on the First Year Conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to talk 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. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013. All University faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to attend.

Registration Now Available
Registration for Focusing on the First Year Conference is now available. The registration deadline is January 18, 2013. To register for the conference: https://www.ofyp.umn.edu/forms/form.php?id=107

Keynote Speaker
Jennifer Keup is the director of the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina. In this role, Dr. Keup works with a global network of educators and is responsible for all operational and strategic aspects of the center. It’s mission is to support and advance efforts to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education.

Her research interests focus on students’ personal and academic development during the transition from high school to college; the influence of campus programming on adjustment to college; and issues of institutional impact, responsiveness, and transformation in higher education.

The topic of her presentation will be Peer Leadership in Higher Education: Learning from National Data.

For additional questions please contact Orientation & First-Year Programs. We look forward to seeing you February 13, 2013!

Orientation & First-Year Programs

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