Despite this unprecedented lifetime event and the challenges we face, we can believe the world will be familiar and less frightening again in August. Be encouraged, and excited, about what lies in your future, especially college. As you continue to make plans, know we are with you and here to keep you on track to enroll this fall.
We currently offer Hive Hangouts via a Webex connection for admitted first-year and transfer students. Register for an upcoming session and check out past session summaries below:
Hive Hangout: We are St. Ambrose
Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1 p.m. (Webex link to participate)
Are you wondering what you'll know about college in a few years that you'll wish you knew now? Need to know what to tell your friends back home about being a Bee? Want to chat about the many things you're nervous about as you ready to embark on this amazing journey? And, which of those you'll probably laugh about most when you're about to graduate college? Join a student-lead forum to find out the real truth about SAU. Molly Kramer, First-Year Admissions Counselor, will moderate.
Beyond these uncertain moments, your future is filled with promise and untold possibility. We hope that future is here at St. Ambrose and we're buzzing with excitement to chat with you.
At St. Ambrose you're free to explore, grow, and impact the world. Begin your journey by joining two of our students on a walking tour of the St. Ambrose campus.
Hive Hangout Summaries
A diverse university experience will open you up to the world and our's prepares every Ambrosian to succeed in the increasingly global workplace. With Fritz Dieudonne, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Paige Echele, Education Abroad Coordinator, and Cathy Toohey, International Student Advisor. Also, members of the Black Student Union and International Student Ambassadors Club. Allie Conklin, Director of First-Year Admissions, moderated.
- Recording of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Hive Hangout session (coming soon!)
With Beth Cook, Director of the Student Success Center, and Carrington Curphy, student tutor, along with Emily Rollins, Career Center Director, and Darcy Ratermann, recent graduate with an employment outcome success story. Haley Best, Assistant Director of First-Year Admissions, will moderate.
- Recording of Student Success, Student Careers Hive Hangout session
- Student Success Center resources
- Career Center resources
- Worker Bees video playlist: a sampling of tens of thousands of graduates who have successfully extended their journey into the workplace - a place where these Worker Bees continue to explore, question and seek.
Tammy Norcross-Reitzler, Director of Faith Formation, Kirk Kelley, Professor of Biology and Co-Advisor of Bridge Bible Fellowship, along with two students involved with Campus Ministry and the Bridge Bible Fellowship discussed how faith and service are integral to the SAU experience. Lisa Powell, Professor of Theology, discussed the applications of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the classroom and its commitment to challenging faith assumptions. Allie Conklin, Director of First-Year Admissions, moderated.
- Recording of Faith Learning Justice Hive Hangout session
- Faith - As a Catholic university, faith is an important part of the St. Ambrose University mission.
- Learning - In keeping with the academic tradition of St. Ambrose University, Campus Ministry aims to help foster within students a deeper understanding of their faith and learn about the impact faith can have in their lives.
- Justice - Justice and service is at the core of being an Ambrosian, and Campus Ministry helps students learn about justice needs, as well as to work for justice, be it in their local community, elsewhere in the country, or halfway around the world.
- Theology Department
Michael Vitalini, Associate Professor of Biology and General Education Director, along with Emily Kingery, Assistant Professor of English, and student Julia Hanacek discussed how SAU's foundational Liberal Arts help students think more deeply, communicate more sharply and make them more employable in the long run. Haley Best, Assistant Director of First-Year Admissions, moderated.
Julie Haack, Director of Financial Aid and Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, along with Greg Giestkemper, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Kati Freiburger, Director of Student Account Services explained how students will interact with Financial Aid and Bee Central offices in the course of their academic careers. Allie Conklin, Director of First-Year Admissions, moderated.
- Recording of the Dollars and Sense Hive Hangout session (coming soon!)
With Matt Hansen, Director of Residence Life and Assistant Dean of Students, along with staff member Zach Santos and Olivia McClintock, a student Residence Advisor. Allie Conklin, Director of First-Year Admissions, moderated.