KSU Geauga Dean's Office
It is always exciting to see the halls fill as fall classes begin; students rushing to classes or studying quietly in the Lounge, groups conversing about new ideas and expectations; faculty welcoming back former students. This activity always encourages me with the hope we have in you, the students, and future leaders of our nation.
For those of you returning to campus, you may have noticed some changes. The library has been completely renovated. A academic support services area has been added along with group study rooms. The old computers have been replaced with laptops which are available for check out at the desk; allowing you the opportunity to sit where you choose while researching, writing, or preparing for class. The library has resources to help you succeed. If a book you need is not available on the shelf, you can request it from other
Each new year brings new opportunities to improve. The library renovation is one improvement. I would like to institute a few more. Students have said they do not hear enough from me and do not know what’s going on around campus. This newsletter is an attempt to answer that challenge. I will be sending regular communications to keep you informed. Students have said they would like more recognition for their achievements. I completely agree. I will be publishing a Dean’s list each semester to recognize the hard work and dedication employed by students receiving high grades. Moreover, I want to hear about your other personal achievements, accomplishments, and awards. However, this will take some effort on your part; you will need to let me know what you have done.
You may have noticed that there are many new faces on campus this fall. In addition to all the new students, several new faculty members have joined our team: Suzanne Clement, geology; Jeanne Marie Stumpf, anthropology; Lisa Huffman, nursing; Rebecca Burhenne, nursing; Jo Ann Ferguson, nursing. I hope you will take the time to introduce yourself to new faculty and students and welcome them to our campus.
Dean’s chats are back. I met with the Twinsburg students last week, and will be meeting with students at the Geauga Campus tomorrow, September 22 at noon. I will be bringing pizza. Please join me so we can discuss your ideas and concerns. I’ll let you know some of the things this new year has in store for you.
We have a couple of exciting programs planned for these first few months: on Wednesday, September 23rd, in honor of National Hispanic Month, we will have a dance team demonstrating and teaching Hispanic dances in the quiet lounge at the Geauga Campus at noon. Of course there will be snacks and drinks. Twinsburg will be hosting a Hispanic Heritage Celebration on October 7 in the auditorium at 3:50pm. Ninety-one Colleges will be represented at the first Geauga Campus College Fair to be held September 29, from 7pm-9pm. P.E.E.R.S, Professionals Encouraging Educational Reform Statewide will be bringing a drunk driving simulator to both the Geauga Campus, October 13 and the Twinsburg Center, October 14. Mark this on your calendar. It will be a real learning adventure.
I am happy to be able to welcome you and to offer my assistance in helping you reach your maximum potential.