Loyola University Maryland- Pre-Orientation Presentation


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  • Outdoor Adventure Experience, a program within Recreational Sports, is offering Outdoor Adventure.
  • We take 80 students, in groups of 8-12 Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Kayaking, Rock Climbing, or Backpacking for 5 days and 4 nights.
  • The canoers will paddle in the Adirondacks of New York.The sea kayakers will paddle at False Cape Lookout in Virginia BeachThe whitewater kayakers will paddle in the Harper’s Ferry, VA area.The rock climbers will climb at Hidden Rocks, VA and Cooper’s Rock, WV and The backpackers will hike in Shenandoah National Park.
  • In a wilderness adventure trip, students will be away from traffic and city lights -They’ll see the stars every night - and will be miles from the nearest grocery store. - “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” Postal Carriers Motto - true for outdoor travel as wellBackcountry camping entails: - cooking most meals on camp stoves - sleeping on the ground in tents - learning new ways to stay clean and healthy as there are no showers - don’t worry: the leaders are well trained in how to stay clean and healthy.Bonding experience: -It is the distance from “civilization” and the lack of common conveniences that create an environment that allows the students to come together and work as a team to accomplish their goals; -these goals can be: - getting to the top of a ridge to see the lookout view - successfully completing a climb - canoeing through tough winds to reach that night’s campsite. - sea kayaking under the hot sun, while still having fun and staying positive.
  • Loyola students & Alumni: -All VOLUNTEERS– do not get paid, donate their time to train, prepare, and be in the field -leaders have gone through an intensive selection and training process -alumni return, usually after their senior year, for “one more Pre-O”Wilderness First Responder: - 80 hour, 9 day intensive medical training course -All leaders receive this training in their first year as OAE LeadersOver 800 hours of training offered every year -Evenings, weekends, Spring Break.
  • Designed for Beginners: Leaders will teach students everything they need to know about the activity, living in the backcountry, and working as a group.Challenge by Choice: The student decides how much and how far. All we ask, is that each student bring enthusiasm and an adventurous spirit: Be ready to have fun!
  • If your student does not attend the Outdoor Adventure Pre-Fall program, OAE does offer programs throughout the year.We will be at the Open House tomorrow.Thank you for your time.
  • Loyola University Maryland- Pre-Orientation Presentation

    1. 1. Fall 2011 Pre-Orientation Programs<br />New skills. New ideas.<br />New thoughts. New friendships.<br />
    2. 2. Who We Are & What We Do<br />We are…<br /> … Outdoor Adventure Experience<br />…ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) Services<br /> …Center for Community Service and Justice<br /> …Campus Ministry<br /> …Loyola Peer Education<br />We facilitate…<br />…connections with administrators<br />…connections with student leaders<br />…the creation of friendships<br />…community building on and off campus<br /> …early move-in<br />…access to campus resources<br />
    3. 3. Outdoor Adventure<br />Department of Recreational Sports<br />Introduction<br />
    4. 4. Our Trip Offerings<br />Canoeing<br />Rock Climbing<br />Backpacking<br />Whitewater Kayaking<br />Sea Kayaking<br />
    5. 5. Locations<br />Hidden Rocks, VA<br />Shenandoah National Park, VA<br />False Cape Lookout, VA<br />Harper’s Ferry, VA<br />Adirondacks, NY<br />Cooper’s Rock, WV<br />
    6. 6. Life in the Backcountry<br />Wilderness adventure trip<br />Backcountry camping<br />Bonding experience<br />
    7. 7. Outdoor Adventure Experience Leaders<br />Loyola students and alumni<br />Wilderness First Responders<br />800+ hours of training every year<br />
    8. 8. No Experience Necessary<br />Designed for beginners<br />…and an adventurousspirit<br />Bring enthusiasm…<br />Challenge by Choice<br />
    9. 9. Timeline<br />May 2011: Registration opens<br />Fri., July 15: Last day to cancel with a refund<br />Week of July 18: Students emailed their trip <br /> assignment<br />Sat., Aug. 27: Students move in<br />Sun., Aug. 28: Students leave for the field<br />Thurs., Sept. 1: Students return to Loyola<br />“The people I went on my Pre-O backpacking trip with are the ones that I still call my best friends. I would recommend EVERYONE to do the OAE Pre-O.”<br />
    10. 10. Come see us tomorrow at the Open House!<br />Fitness & Aquatic Center<br />410-617-5437<br />oae@loyola.edu<br />
    11. 11. ♦ Intercultural Exploration ♦ Service ♦ <br />♦ Academic Enhancement ♦ Cultural Awareness ♦<br />MulticulturalAwarenessProgram<br />Pre-Orientation sponsored by ALANA Services<br />
    12. 12. The Multicultural Awareness Program (MAP) is designed to assist first-year ALANA students in acclimating to campus life at Loyola University. Specific objectives of the program are academic enhancement, intercultural exploration, social adjustment and service to others.<br />
    13. 13. Academic Enhancement<br /> Students will attend sessions on study skills, time management & learn how to navigate campus.<br />
    14. 14. Intercultural Exploration<br />Participants will have the opportunity to share their beliefs about their individual cultural background, as well as engage others in cultural dialogue.<br />
    15. 15. Social Adjustment<br /> All MAP participants will be given a peer mentor, which will assist them in understanding the campus and discovering its many resources.<br />
    16. 16. Service to Others<br />“Men and women for and with others,” is a Jesuit principle woven into the fabric of Loyola. MAP participants will take part in a community service project. <br />
    17. 17. Participants will have the opportunity to:<br />Become acquainted with the resources available at Loyola<br />Have a better understanding of classroom expectations<br />Meet members of their class as well as other ALANA students via teambuilding & ropes course <br />Have the opportunity to explore Baltimore & Washington, DC (Past excursions include: The Inner Harbor, Latin Palace, Reginald Lewis Museum, Holocaust Museum, Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Cultural Tour of Baltimore)<br />Meet faculty and administrators<br />Have a GREAT time!!!<br />
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    20. 20. Student Orientation to Service<br />Center for CommunityService and Justice <br />
    21. 21. What is S.O.S.?<br />Student Orientation to Service gives incoming students who are interested in community service a chance to explore their new home—Baltimore—prior to the start of classes. Along with a small group of their peers, student leaders and administrators, participants explore the issues, concerns, and realities of people who are materially poor and/or homeless. The experience includes discussions, activities and excursions into the city. <br />
    22. 22. The Experience Includes:<br />Service with people of all ages<br />Social activities<br />Reflections and discussions<br />Interaction with students, and administrators who are committed to community service and the pursuit of social justice<br />Input from experienced service providers<br />Selected videos and readings<br />
    23. 23. Why S.O.S.?<br />S.O.S. is the perfect way to become acquainted with the city of Baltimore and meet a select group of incoming students, administrators and student leaders who share your interest in serving others. S.O.S. is for you if you want to:<br />Begin or continue your involvement in community service<br />Learn about the many service opportunities available to you as a Loyola student<br />Experience the city of Baltimore as a community of real people<br />Begin to live Loyola’s motto: ‘Men and Women for and with Others’<br />
    24. 24. Important Information<br />Applications: Currently available online <br />Application Deadline: July 14th<br />Acceptance Confirmation: You will hear back by July 18th<br />Number of Participants: 13 <br />Cost: $80 due after you have been accepted into the program (Scholarships available if financial need is present)<br />Move in and Welcome Dinner: August 29th<br />Program Dates: August 30th – September 1st<br />Program Location: Beans & Bread Center in Fells Point<br />
    25. 25. Additional Information<br />Visit us at the Open House tomorrow to learn more about S.O.S. and all of the opportunities that the Center for Community Service and Justice has available<br />For questions about S.O.S., contact Margarita Dubocq at mdubocq@loyola.edu<br />or 410-617-5352<br />
    26. 26. Connections: An Experiential RetreatA Loyola Pre-Orientation program sponsored by Loyola Campus Ministry<br />
    27. 27. Hear it from someone else:<br />
    28. 28. What makes connections an “Experiential Retreat”?<br />EVERYTHING IN THE CONTEXT OF FAITH <br />Scavenger Hunt in the Inner Harbor<br />Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality<br />Morning Prayer<br />Evening Prayer<br />Morning of Service<br />Orioles Game<br />Teambuilding at a Low Ropes Course<br />Small Faith Sharing Communities<br />Bowling Night<br />
    29. 29. Connections Information<br />Applications: Currently available online <br />Application Deadline: July 14th<br />Acceptance Confirmation: You will hear back by July 18th<br />Number of Participants: 40<br />Cost: $125 due after you have been accepted into the program (Scholarships available if financial need is present)<br />Move in and Evening Prayer for Parents and Students: August 29th<br />Program Dates: August 29th – September 1st<br />Program Location: Both Loyola’s Campus and throughout Baltimore<br />
    30. 30. Pathways to Peer LeadershipA Loyola Pre-Orientation program sponsored by Loyola Peer Education, Alcohol & Drug Education Support Services and the Office of Student Life <br />
    31. 31. About Pathways to Peer Leadership <br />Pathways is designed for first year students to start off their Loyola career as leaders and peer educators, while acclimating to the Loyola and Baltimore Community. <br />
    32. 32. About Pathways to Peer Leadership <br />Pathways to Peer Leadership participants will complete the Bacchus Certified Peer Education training, a nationally recognized program. Students who complete this program will receive a certificate of completion. Modules of the training include: <br /> Understanding the power of peer education<br /> Strategies for change in high risk behavior<br /> Listening skills<br /> Responding and referral skills<br /> Intervention skills<br /> Developing inclusive peer education efforts<br /> Loyola resources, programming & presentation skills<br /> Group development and success<br /> Taking care of yourself. <br />
    33. 33. About Pathways to Peer Leadership<br />Pathways to Peer Leadership participants will have the opportunity to meet other student leaders, and administrators. Upper-class students will share their wisdom about peer leadership and how to make the best out of your college experience. <br />
    34. 34. About Pathways to Peer Leadership<br />Pathways to Peer Leadership participants will have the opportunity to explore Loyola and learn about the resources that are offered, as well as, explore the Baltimore Community, learning the transportation available and what the local communities have to offer. <br />
    35. 35. Students who participate in Pathways will: <br />Meet and develop relationships with student leaders from Loyola.<br />Meet and develop relationships with administrator from Loyola. <br />Meet and build relationships with first year peers.<br />Define healthy and balanced living as a college student and peer educator/ student leader. <br />Learn and practice techniques for listening effectively .<br />Learn the steps to take in responding to others and encouraging them to take action steps for change. <br />Be able to identify the successful components of student leadership and peer education groups.<br />Be able to identify the main ingredients to a successful program. <br />Increase confidence for being a peer leader/ educator.<br />Learn about resources at Loyola and where places are on campus. <br />Learn about the Baltimore Community.<br />
    36. 36. Pathways to Peer LeadershipProgram Logistics<br />Applications will be reviewed starting July 15th<br />Students will be notified of their acceptance by July 25th<br />Move In: Pathways students will move in Monday, August 29th, 2011 between 8:30am and 1pm.<br />Dates: Monday, August 29th - Thursday, September 1st<br />Cost: $135 (includes all meals, outing in Baltimore, full training, and certification at completion).<br />Questions: call Allie Pearlman Sax at 410-617-2928<br />
    37. 37. Questions?<br />