week, which ran from September 2 8, was a great success and has
provided a positive base of experience for first-year students as they
begin the 2002/03 academic year.
Intro-week staff echoed Jeanne's sentiments. At week's end Traill College co-chair Bryan Henderson commented that the week had been "awesome" and "amazing." He also felt that "the whole process is great. All of the first-year kids are having such a great time. They all have smiles on their faces and are getting involved. It really makes a difference. In my first year, intro-week really made my year and I think it's great to support your college and residence."
College co-chair Andrea Carter was enthusiastic, also: "The first
years are really cool and the week went really well, and it's all because
of Jeanne," she said with a smile as she wrapped her arm around Jeanne's
Office of Student Affairs was pleased to see first-year students settle
into residences for introductory seminar week, and was able to deal effectively
with the housing crunch that occurred as a result of the increase in student
numbers this year. Extra residence space was created by re-working existing
residences and a wing was also opened for Trent students at Masters
College & Seminary (formerly Eastern Pentecostal Bible College).
also offered crash space this year, for the first time, for students who
showed up and had no place to stay. Five women and three men used this
space, which consisted of space in a lounge that could be locked and was
very secure. The women were in one lounge and men in another. This meant
the students could look for accommodation downtown without paying for
a hotel room," explains Ms. Oliver, who is happy with the overall
housing picture and how students are settling in.
Photo 1: Enthusiastic first-year Lady Eaton College students at the Great Race on Thursday, September 5. Left to right: Ashley Ylitalo, Connor Marsh, Brayden Hamilton-Smith, Noal Davies and Andrew Fhito.
Photo 2: Amiga Katrina Prodan gets 'pied' by one of her amigees at a carnival held at Traill College on Friday, September 6. Other events at the carnival included a dunk tank, basketball toss and live music.
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