Fa l l 2 012 A D P N e ws l e t t e r Volume 2: issue 1 August/September Welcome to a new academic year in the ADP at Belmont Abbey College! We are looking forward to a new and exciting year. Please be sure and welcome the more than 150 new students and 20 newTHE NIGHT OWL faculty who have joined the ADP this semester. In addition to new students and instructors, the space on the Sacred Heart Campus has also expanded with the completion of the renovations to Mercedes Hall. The opening of Mercedes has increased the number of classrooms and study areas available to ADP students. Located on the first floor you will find a student lounge. Equipped with tables, couches, vending machines and wifi, this is a great place to study, grab a snack, eat dinner before class, or sit and chat with your friends. For those seeking a more spiritual atmosphere, there is a chapel on the first floor of Mercedes Hall. This beautiful chapel is open to students, staff and faculty of all faiths who wish for a place to pray or engage in quiet reflection. A computer lab and study area will open on the second floor of Mercedes Hall later this semester. Mercedes Hall As always, the ADP staff is here to assist you in all your academic endeavors. We hope you have a very successful year. Upcoming Dates Giveaway ∗ August 18 - New Student Orientation You’ve probably seen some of your fellow ∗ August 20 - 16-Week Evening and ADPI students with Belmont Abbey College Adult (Mon/Wed) classes begin Degree Program decals on their cars. Every ∗ August 21 - Day and ADPI (Tue/Thu) classes begin month we will be selecting one car with a ∗ August 25 - Weekend classes begin decal displayed to receive a prize from ADP. ∗ August 28 - Last Day of Add/Drop If you don’t have a decal on your car, stop by ∗ September 3 - Labor Day, no class the front office and ask for one. They’re ∗ September 11 - Last day to officially withdraw free! from an ADPI class with a “W” Student Services Feature: Ac a d e m i c R e s o u r c e C e n t e r The ARC, located in the lower- Students are encouraged to take a drop-in basis during the tutor’s level of the Abbot Vincent Taylor advantage of the tutoring services scheduled hours. Students can Library, provides a range of services provided by faculty and peer gain access to the current tutoring to facilitate students’ academic tutors across the academic schedule by checking their BAC success and pursuit of excellence at disciplines including English, email account or stopping by the Belmont Abbey College. The Mathematics, Accounting, ARC. Academic Resource Center offers Biology, Computer Science, If you have any questions space for tutoring, as well as spaces Business, Criminal Justice, regarding tutoring contact Sharon for individual and informal group History, Political Science, Allen at 704-461-6683 studying, and computer work Psychology, and Writing. or SharonAllen@bac.edu. stations. Tutoring sessions are offered on
Do you have friends or family members who could benefit from a Belmont AbbeyEducation? Have them fill out the form and drop it by our office. We can put themin contact with an Admissions Officer to start their journey to a new future.Name ________________________________________________________________________________Email ________________________________________________________________________________Phone ________________________________________________________________________________Street ________________________________________________________________________________AddressCity, State, ________________________________________________________________________________Zip ADP Office Hours I m p o r ta n t N u m b e r s Monday/ Tuesday / Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm ADP Office: 704-461-6666 Wednesday/Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm Financial Aid: 704-461-6718 Registrar: 704-461-6733 Business Office: 704-461-6715 Student Opinions Matter! ADP Success StoriesWhen you receive a survey link in your email, have you ever Have you recently received a promotion? Gotten a new job?wondered who was requesting the information and why the Received an award? Let us know your success stories and youinformation is needed? Will the feedback actually be utilized? could be featured in the next issue! Send a brief description ofWe realize that many students believe that completing surveys is your success story to email@example.com waste of time. In reality, student feedback is used to improvethe quality of both the academic and social experience ofstudents on campus.Did you know that the College has made many changes as aresult of suggestions and feedback provided by students takingsurveys? For example, students wanted more food options andthe College responded by expanding the grill options at HolyGrounds and adding smoothies! Another common frustration ofstudents is the cost of textbooks. The College responded byworking with vendors to lower the cost of textbooks by 9%,reducing the cost below many online sites. Additionally, theCollege bookstore expanded operating hours in an attempt tobetter serve ADP students. So, next time you receive a surveyrequest in your e-mail inbox, please take the time to completethe survey because your feedback is important. Without yourhelp these changes cannot happen. Let your voices be heard!