IWU Welcomes ALANA Students for Orientation

August 14, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will host its three-day orientation for ALANA (African-American, Latino American, Asian American and Native American) students beginning Saturday, August 18 and continuing through Monday, August 20. Approximately 35 students are expected to attend.

“We’re very excited to have this many ALANA students represented during orientation, and we hope to continue the trend next year," said Nicole Brown-Davis, director of Multicultural Student Affairs.

The orientation program is an opportunity for incoming ALANA students to familiarize themselves with the campus and the Bloomington-Normal community, and to get to know IWU faculty, staff, administrators, returning students, and alumni. Students participating in orientation will have the chance to learn more about college life through various discussion sessions covering topics including academic advising, financial literacy and time management. They will also have a chance to learn more about one another during free time and scheduled activities, such as a dinner on the Quad, a movie night and a karaoke challenge.

ALANA student orientation is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, which strives to assist all students in their educational and personal development, with an emphasis on supporting racially underrepresented students by promoting a campuswide appreciation for diversity and a shared understand of different cultures.

For additional information, contact Brown-Davis at (309) 556-3412.

Contact: Teresa Sherman, (309) 556-3181