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Retention Program Registration

  • Register for our Fall Programs with the form below.
  • Check each program that you would like to attend.
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2012 Fall Programs

A.C.T.I.V.E  Freshmen Retention Welcome Dinner

This program will be held to introduce students to phases I & II of the A.C.T.I.V.E. program. Student will have the opportunity to meet other students in the program, the Graduate Assistants, and the staff of the Center for Multicultural Affairs. We ask that participants come hungry. (Social)      
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
      Location: Villanova Room

Fall 2012


Transitioning 101

Participants will learn tips to successfully adjust to the college environment, achieve academic success, as well as personal and professional growth (social and academic integration)  
     Presenters: Charisma Presley and GA's
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
      Location: East Lounge
      Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

This workshop is an interactive discussion on  out-of-classroom communication that takes place in the form of e-mails, and one-on-one meetings with faculty or staff.  Participants will learn about social etiquette in virtual communication and person-to-person encounters
      Presenters: Contact Ms. Nikki Hornsberry
                          and Ron Dukes
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
      Location: Haverford Room
      Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Personal Identity Development
Students will learn and understand the impact of culture (family upbringing, race, ethnicity, gender, family income, community, religion, body type, mental or physical differences, sexual orientation, etc.) on the individualís perceptions and
      Presenter: Dr. Terry Nance
      Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012
      Location: West Lounge
      Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Questioning Techniques
Students will learn some ways in which to verbalize what they do  understand and clarify what they do not understand.
      (Academic Integration)
      Presenter:  Nancy Kelley
  Monday, November 5, 2012
      Location:  Bryn Mawr Room Connelly

Coping With Test Anxiety
 Students will learn practical strategies to manage test anxiety.
 (Academic Integration)
      Presenter:  Nicole Subik
Tuesday December 11, 2012
      Location: West Lounge
      Time:  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Karaoke Talent Show
      Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
      Location: Good Counsel Lounge
      Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Winter Wonderland
      Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012
      Location: West Lounge
      Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


  1. Nicole Davis Personal Visit - make a personal appointment though email to Ms Davis
  2. Career Services Personal Visit - make a personal appointment though email to Mr. Grubb


Spring Kick Off
Come out and get a jump start on your spring semester. See friends that you have not seen, win prizes, and enjoy great food!
      Date:  Tuesday, January 15, 2013
      Location: Villanova Room
      Guest Speaker:
Tracking and Budgeting
Students will learn how to manage a budget. This is an interactive session on budgeting (including prioritizing expenditures), and balancing work commitments with academics and other aspects of college life. This session will also cover the idea of imaging (clothes, car, and jewelry, and faulty assumptions underlying imaging.
      (Social and Academic)      
Linda Coleman

      Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
      Location: East Lounge

Intimate Dialogue about Relationships
Students will learn to develop healthy relationships with a focus on self worth, boundary setting, boy-girl relationships, handling break-ups, coping with peer pressure, and decision-making.      
George James
      Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
      Location: West Lounge
Small Talk
This workshop is an opportunity for students to develop very useful communication and interpersonal skills. In spite of seeming to have little useful purpose, small talk  a ritual and a strategy for managing relationships effectively. It serves many functions in helping to define the relationships between friends, work colleagues, and new acquaintances.      
Dr. Qi Wang
      Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
      Location: West Lounge
Taking time out to care for yourself can remind you and others that you and your needs are important, too. Having a well-cared-for body can make you feel good about yourself and your life, and conveys to others that you value yourself. This can contribute to long-term feelings of wellbeing. Taking time to care for yourself regularly can make you a better caretaker for others. This is a hands-on, therapeutic workshop to teach you effective meditating skills and stress reducing techniques.
     (Establishing Identity)      
Hanna Lee
      Date: Monday, April 8, 2013
      Location: East Lounge

Come out and play the games that you played during grade school recess. Games like Dodge ball, red light/green light. Avoid the fitness center with pride today because you are sure to get a workout. (Social)
     Facilitators: Graduate Assistants
     Date: February 20, 2013
     Location: Alumni Gym

Come enjoy the end of the year with a BBQ. Food and games will be available to allow you the break you need right before finals start. Stock up on some good BBQ food and time with your favorite people on campus.
     Facilitators: Graduate Assistants    
April 25, 2013
     Location: McGuire Courts


   Every Student MUST Visit One of these Offices
  1. Career Services
  2. Study Abroad
  3. Internship Office
  4. Campus Ministry
  5. Student Development (Ralph Gigliotti)