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Greetings from the Parents Association! I hope
that you and your family are well and looking forward to warmer
The Parents Association is here to serve you! Please contact me
with any ideas or suggestions for content you would like to see in
your student is on top of the process for securing on-campus housing
for the next school year! The entire process can be found on
the Residential Life website. Several
important deadlines are fast approaching.
Your student must complete five steps by Thursday, April
18 in order to participate in the Room Lottery:
up their Lottery Card on Thursday, March 28 in the
the $250 non-refundable housing deposit for Fall 2013.
any financial holds on your student account.
any judicial sanctions rendered in this academic year.
their cleared Lottery Card with the signed Room and Board
Contract along with his/her roommate's cleared Lottery Card and
signed Room and Board Contract to the Residential Life office
anytime from Friday, March 29 to Thursday, April 18.
The student's number in the Room
Lottery is determined by multiplying their Cumulative GPA by all
credits earned to date at Franklin Pierce (including credits from
other institutions that have been accepted by the Registrar).
The official Room Lottery will
take place on Thursday, April 25 in the Fieldhouse.
More details can be found on the Residential Life website.
Men's Basketball in the Elite 8
The Franklin Pierce Men's Basketball team is on its way
to the NCAA Division II Elite 8!
After a 57-52 triumph over Bridgeport in the NCAA East Regional
Championship, the team is headed to Louisville, Kentucky for a game
against the South Central Region champion, which will take place on Thursday,
March 28 at Noon.
The game will take place at:
Louisville, KY 40209
If you are in
the area, consider bringing family and friends over to Freedom Hall
to support the Ravens as they attempt to make it into the finals.
For those interested who cannot make it to the game, the championship
will be streamed online at www.ncaa.com, and is free of charge to
Learn more about our Men's Basketball Team.
48th Commencement Ceremony
Franklin Pierce University will
hold its 48th Commencement on Saturday, May 18,
2013. On that day we will celebrate the many accomplishments of
the Franklin Pierce Class of 2013.
Honorary degrees will also be awarded
at commencement. Our 2013 honorary degree recipients include:
Co-founder of Stonyfield
The first American to win an
Olympic medal in downhill skiing
'69, outgoing Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Franklin
Commencement is scheduled to
begin at 10:30 AM.
The New Hampshire College
University Council is hosting a job fair on Thursday, April 4.
The fair is open to all current Franklin Pierce students, as well as
to Franklin Pierce alumni. It's never too early for your
student to begin planning for what comes after they earn their
degree. Please encourage them to attend.
Here are the details...
NHCUC Job Fair
April 4, 2013
pm to 5:00 pm
of NH-Radisson Hotel
A list of employers attending the
fair can be found on the NHCUC website.
Make sure your student or alumni
takes full advantage of the resources available in the Lloyd & Helen Ament Astmann '69 Career Center.
This year's Academic Showcase will take place on
April 14 through 19, 2013. Academic Showcase is an opportunity
for our students to share their best academic work with the campus
community and the public. We hope you will join us in
celebrating the hard work of our students.
The College Reading and Learning
Association (CRLA) has granted Franklin Pierce University's Peer
Tutoring program Level 1 certification, giving the program
recognition as an internationally certified program. Franklin Pierce
has been developing and refining its Peer Tutoring program for years
and is honored to be counted among the colleges and universities that
have met the rigorous requirements necessary for receipt of this
CRLA praised Franklin Pierce's
program and particularly noted its well-developed training manual.
The Peer Tutoring program is run by Maureen Baptiste and Patti
Vorfeld of the Center for Academic Excellence.
Baptiste says, "We are so honored by this accomplishment and
look forward to the benefits of this program for both the students
and the University."
We Want Your Feedback
In the December 2012 edition of the Parents E-Newsletter, President
Birge asked parents to send us any constructive comments on how our
university is doing. Please take advantage of this opportunity
to help make Franklin Pierce a stronger university. The email
address to use is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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interesting news from our Rindge campus.
I hope you and your student are having a safe and
enjoyable spring break.
If you have ideas on how we can continue to enhance our
Parents Association, please call or send me an email with your
Dale S. Wheeler
Franklin Pierce University