will welcome freshman students to campus during Orientation
2004, “Unleash the Stampede,” Saturday through
Tuesday, Aug. 21-24.
Freshmen will begin moving into residence halls Saturday at
8 a.m. and will be formally admitted to the class of 2008
during a matriculation ceremony to be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday
in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
Mariah Laver, a Morningside senior from Harlan, Iowa, is the
student director for Orientation 2004, and Tricia Slump, a
junior from Henderson, Iowa, is the student assistant director.
A group of some 20 current students will be available to help
the freshmen get moved in.
The matriculation ceremony will open with a faculty and student
processional where the new first-year students will enter
through a faculty gauntlet. Morningside College President
John C. Reynders will welcome the students and their parents
The students will be addressed by Dr. Bruce Forbes, professor
and chair of religious studies, who will discuss what it means
to be a United Methodist-affiliated college; Esther D’Agrosa,
assistant professor of music, who will discuss the relationship
between first-year students and their academic advisors; and
Morningside Student Government President Andy Eberhardt, a
senior from Sioux City, who will encourage the students to
get involved in campus activities. Joel Weyand, director of
admissions, will then formally deliver the entering class
to Dr. William Deeds, vice president of academic affairs and
dean of the college; and Terri Curry, vice president of student
services, who will welcome and charge them with what it means
to be a student at Morningside.
a junior from Indianola, Iowa, will be awarded a Jo Anne Trow
Undergraduate Scholarship from the Alpha Lambda Delta national
academic honor society for first-year students during the
A reception for
the new students and their parents will follow the ceremony
in the Helen Levitt Gallery, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
An all-campus worship
service will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. in Eppley Auditorium.
Freshmen will pick up their Gateway Solo® notebook computers
in the lower level of the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters
Avenue, on Sunday at 2 p.m. The students will gather for a
picnic with the president on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the clock
tower in front of the Waitt and Poppen Apartments, 3500 and
3510 Peters Avenue.
A picnic at the
Anderson Dance Pavilion on the riverfront will be held at
11:30 a.m. on Monday.
An all-campus picnic
for students, faculty, and staff will be held in the Olsen
Student Center cafeteria on Tuesday at 5 p.m. The picnic will
be followed by a dance featuring the live band “Bottle
of Justice” sponsored by the Morningside Activities
Council (MAC) on the “M” next to Roadman Hall,
3600 Peters Avenue, at 6 p.m.
will include informational meetings for students and parents,
meetings with residence
life staff and orientation student assistants, and a tiki
torch party and dance sponsored by Morningside’s Acacia