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August 4, 2011

Week of Welcome greets students Aug. 19-26

Students arriving at the University of Louisiana at Monroe are in for a fun-filled first week.

Week of Welcome, held Aug. 19-26, is a great time for students to get to know their university, make new friends, and participate in the spirit of all things ULM!

WOW 2011, "Be you, Be unique, Be ULM," could be the university's best offering to date.

With a near record number of incoming students, ULM is poised to make a statement with this year's events.

Incoming freshmen are encouraged to participate in as many events as possible in order to better acclimate themselves with the ULM community.

Students will have a variety of events to attend including move-in mania, ice cream and karaoke, spirit day, and the PREP reunion, which brings summer PREP groups back together.

Freshmen aren't the only students who benefit from WOW. Returning students also look forward to yearly activities.

"Week of welcome helps me get back into the swing of things," said Beth Affatato, a senior history major from Monroe.

"It's wonderful to see so many students and staff gearing up for another year at ULM!"

WOW 2011 will also see some new events added to the schedule.

Yahzoo Amusements will provide the popular Zorb balls, which allow for a person to be placed inside and rolled down a 60-foot ramp.

Also making its debut will be Malone Stadium's new video board, which will show the WOW movie, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."

This will be one the first public uses for the video board.

Nathan Hall, Assistant Dean for Student Life and Leadership, believes that WOW officially rings in the new semester.

"I can't imagine starting a semester without week of welcome," said Hall. "The experience is great not only for new students, but for returning students and staff."

WOW Volunteers will be on campus throughout the week to answer any questions students may have.

Volunteers will be wearing white and maroon "Got Questions?" buttons.

Week of Welcome schedule

Friday, August 19
• Move-In Mania 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Residence Halls

• Lunch Social 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Student Union Bulding Ballrooms

Saturday, August 20
• BCM Freshman Fiesta 4-7 p.m. BCM

• PREP Reunion 6:30 p.m. Malone Stadium

• Football Scrimmage 7:30-8:30 p.m. Malone Stadium

• Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean- On Stranger Tides 8:30 p.m. Malone Stadium

Sunday, August 21
• Resident Meetings 5:30 p.m. Fant-Ewing Coliseum

• Game Night 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Activity Center

Monday, August 22
• Project 17 Lunch Social 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Quad

• Yahzoo and Water Balls 2-7 p.m. Bayou Park

• Fish Fry and Frisbees 5-8 p.m. Bayou Park

• Ice Cream and Karaoke 7-9 p.m. Wesley

Tuesday, August 23
• Campus Showcase 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Quad

• Lunch Social 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Quad

• Religion Forum 5:30 p.m. SUB Ballrooms

Wednesday, August 24
• Dunking Booth and more! 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Quad

• Make Wax Hands! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Quad

• BCM Steak-Out 12-1p.m. BCM

• Convocation march 4:40 p.m. Bell Tower

• Convocation 5 p.m. Coliseum

• Ice Cream Social 6 p.m. Fant-Ewing Coliseum

• Video Game Tournament 7 p.m. SUB Ballroom

Thursday, August 25
• Lunch Social and Live Music 11a.m.– 1p.m. Quad

• NPHC Block Party 6-8p.m. Bayou Park

• CCM's Concert on the Corner 6-8 p.m. CCM

• NPC Orientation 8 p.m. SUB Ballrooms

Friday, August 26
• Spirit Day 9:30– 11:30 a.m. Scott Plaza

• Volleyball Tournament 1 p.m. Sand Volleyball Courts

• Comedian Taylor Williamson 6 p.m. Stubbs 100

For more information, visit the Week of Welcome Web site at

For pictures and video from Yahzoo Amusements, visit

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