to address freshman class
UNM President Louis Calderas first wishes was to address
the 2003 fall freshman classa wish that will be fulfilled
at UNMs 2003 fall Freshman Convocation on Wednesday, Sept.
3, beginning at noon, in the Student Union Building ballroom.
Caldera recently told the Board of Regents that UNM is expecting
a record number of freshmenabout 3,200 of themon
its campus this fall. He said he wants to talk to UNMs
incoming freshman class about why theyre here and
what they ought to be trying to get out of this education.
students, their parents and faculty are being invited to the
convocation, said Dr. Peter White, dean of University College,
whose office helped organize the event. The UNM Strategic
Plan has, as one of its objectives, that we would have a freshman
convocation. President Calderas wish to have it this year
fits in nicely with that objective, he said.
President Calderas address will be the focal point
of the convocation. Although the program is still being finalized,
others expected to attend are UNM Student Regent Andrea Cook,
Associated Students of UNM President Jennifer Onuska and Faculty
Senate President Beverly Burris.
White said, will help set the right environment for welcoming
freshmen to this academic institution, adding that it
will also serve to strengthen the undergraduate mission
of the University. It provides another opportunity for Academic
Affairs and Student Affairs to collaborate in setting the proper
tone for intellectual and social engagement on campus.