Region 5 Events for Summer 2018

Wichita and Arkansas City

June 4 – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Campus Visit to Barton County Community College in Great Bend
Students will visit with admissions, a student panel, student support services, and financial aid. They will also check out the dorms. This college offers successful transfer programs to 4-year colleges and universities, participates in Division 1 level athletics, and has a program for students seeking a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

June 6 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Campus Visit to Emporia State University
Students will visit with admissions, a student panel, student support services, and financial aid. They will get a taste of college life and check out the dorms in a rural setting. The university offers degrees in more than 80 courses of study through four colleges and/or schools: the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Library and Information Management, and The Teachers College.

June 7 – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Campus Visit to University of Kansas in Lawrence
Students will get a taste of this large public research university located in one of the largest college towns in Kansas. They will visit with admissions, a student panel, student support services, and financial aid. They will also check out the dorms. The University of Kansas is a large, state-sponsored university, with five campuses. The university offers more than 345 degree programs. The School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas was named the best in the Midwest and ranked 11th among all undergraduate architecture programs in the U.S in 2012.

June 12 to 14 – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Harry Potter Week at Wichita State’s Rhatigan Student Center
Students will examine the creative process and writing that went into the Harry Potter Book Series. They will be sorted into Hogwarts houses and create their core values and rules that their house will rely on. They will make props that will be used in their sketches on the final day. Students will outline what they will need to bring to college and design their dream dorm room at Hogwarts.

June 15 to 17
MO-KAN-NE Pre-College Student Leadership Conference and Campus Visit at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri
Students will gain leadership skills and learn to implement them at college and in the other areas of their lives. They will also tour the Avila campus.

June 19 to 21 – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
College Prep Week at Wichita State’s Rhatigan Student Center
This week focuses on preparing high school students for college. It covers expectations, time management, balancing life and academics, planning ahead, staying organized, and choosing the right classes. The students will also be introduced to career awareness that will cover more than twelve different fields. 

June 26 to 28  9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Spoken Word Week at Wichita State’s Rhatigan Student Center
Students will learn how to write a structured sentence, paragraph, and essay. They will explore different areas of creative writing and write poems.  Students will learn to deliver a speech that they develop and discover the rules of oral communication

July 10 to 12 – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fit Kidz at Wichita State’s Rhatigan Student Center
Students will learn relaxation techniques, how to live and eat healthy, how to be team players and how the benefits of overall fitness will help them achieve their college goals.

July 17 to 19 – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
STEAM Week at Wichita State’s Rhatigan Student Center
Students will have hands-on experience with engineering, science, and math. They will get practice working with others to accomplish a goal, which will prepare them for group projects in college.

July 24 to 26
Paradigm Boot Camp at Butler County Community College in El Dorado
Students will explore social skills, team building and leadership skills through the specialized Paradigm Shift curriculum. They will also experience living on a college campus for a few days. Butler, a two-year community college, is the second largest community college in Kansas.

July 31 to August 2 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Empowerment Week at Ark City Community Library and other locations
Life Skills at College – Students will reflect on life in preparation for college and what drives their motivation to attend college. Students will identify obstacles that might prevent academic success and prepare strategies to overcome those obstacles. Students will also examine smart goal making skills and learn that their situations and hardships do not define them because through hard work and determination they can succeed.