New students arrive Aug. 23
August 18, 2008
New faculty, a renovated cafeteria and more beds in Huston Hall will greet students when they arrive on campus in the next week for the 2008-09 academic year.
New students are to arrive Aug. 23, and returning students are due on campus Aug. 25. Registration is Aug. 26, and classes begin Aug. 27.
Bryan will celebrate its opening convocation Aug. 26, with an address by Dr. D. Michael Lindsay, assistant professor of sociology at Rice University. Dr. Lindsay also is assistant director of the Center on Race, Religion and Urban Life at Rice University and a Rice Scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.
Four new full-time faculty members will bolster programs in biology, language and linguistics, exercise and health science, and education, while the Worldview Teams have a new director and assistant director, Dr. Cal White, academic vice president, reported.
Early in the summer the operations staff and contractors completed renovations to the cafeteria to better handle feeding a growing student body. They also converted rooms in Huston to hold three beds instead of two, adding a total of 14 spaces.
Director of Enrollment Management Michael Sapienza said a renewed focus on retaining students seems to have paid off, as returning classes at this point seem larger than in the past. Coupled with a good recruiting year, the college is anticipating another increase in enrollment this fall.