share smiles during a sunny day on campus.
Hanhausen Milton Freshman Lecture, College of Arts and Sciences
program, established in 1997, brings nationally prominent scholars,
thinkers, and artists to campus to address all first-year arts
and sciences students. Speakers to date include Cornel West, Doris
Kearns Goodwin, Stephen Jay Gould, and Elie Wiesel. Nobel Laureate
Toni Morrison presented the 2001 lecture. Formerly known as the
Freshman Lecture, it was renamed through a generous gift from
Laura ’51 and Jack Milton ’51. The lecture is the culmination
of the Freshman Forum, with classes reading and discussing the
speaker’s works prior to his or her campus visit.
to the Advising Process, College of Arts and Sciences
Summer Faculty Advising Program allows incoming freshmen to learn about SU from
advisors via telephone and printed material. In many cases, students’ Freshman
Forum leaders become their faculty advisors. The Exploratory Student Program
assigns academic counselors to students who have yet to declare a major.
Teaching Initiative, Maxwell School
by a $4 million grant in 1992, this initiative focused on the improvement of
teaching and learning. Three new team-taught introductory courses were developed,
and have enrolled more than 5,000 undergraduates and involved more than 75 faculty
members to date. The grant also supported more than 300 graduate students preparing
for careers as teachers and more than 1,500 undergraduates in service learning