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The First Year Program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney not only introduces students to their academic responsibilities at UNK but also fosters a sense of community and commitment. By combining academic content with other needs (e.g., study skills, academic expectations, social adjustment, personal welfare), this program better prepares students in liberal arts skills and values and grooms them to be highly effective and self motivated in any future endeavors and careers. Within the curriculum, numerous courses are designated "First Year" and deliberately develop the skills necessary to participate in the university's complex technological and academic world. Because the class size is limited to twenty-five students and faculty are assisted by Student Peer Leaders (upper class students), First Year students receive special attention that helps integrate them into academic, extra-curricular, and social aspects of the university community.

For more information contact:

Professor Kathryn N. Benzel, Director
First Year Program
Department of English
University of Nebraska-Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
Phone: (308)865-8294
email: firstyear@unk.edu.

08 Mar 2006