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UWFox Hosts 'Return To Learn' Session

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If you’re interested in finding out how you can start working toward a bachelor’s degree, or how you can apply your previous college experience toward earning that elusive bachelor’s degree that you may have “put off” for awhile, then the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley’s “Return to Learn” session on Monday, July 25 could be just what you’re looking for.

UWFox is presenting two sessions in the Student Union; the first one begins at 4:00 p.m. and the second one starts at 6:00 p.m. While both sessions are free and open to the public, the campus’ Student Services Office is requesting that attendees pre-register prior to the sessions’ start.

Barb Byrum, Adult Student Coordinator at UWFox, explained why this “Return to Learn” session can be so helpful to individuals who have recently graduated from high school as well as adult learners. “A college degree is one of the best financial investments that a person can make,” she said. “According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the top seven job categories – including teaching, healthcare, and technology - that are predicted to grow faster than average within the next 10 years will require a college degree.”

Byrum emphasized that starting, or returning to, college does not require a student to Barb Byrum, Adult Student Coordinatorautomatically have a career path or academic major in mind. “For those folks who are unsure of the type of career, or degree, that they’d like to pursue, we’ll have information available on career assessments. And, for those who attend our session and are undecided about a career or academic major, at a separate appointment we’ll have a career advisor available to meet at no expense.”

The “Return to Learn” session offers more than an orientation into UWFox’s multi-faceted academic and degree programs. For example, representatives from UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, and UW-Stevens Point are scheduled to be in attendance and will be discussing their educational options and processes for enrolling in their respective degree programs.

UWFox representatives will be hosting the “Return to Learn” program and will be relate how their programs integrate with other programs in the UW System, and what the Menasha campus offers beyond the classroom experience. Campus tours will be available for those interested.

Byrum said, “We’re offering two ‘Return to Learn’ sessions on July 25, so that people interested can come at the time that’s most convenient for them. The earlier session begins at 4:00 and concludes at 5:30; the later session starts at 6:00 and ends at 7:30.”

To pre-register, call the UWFox Student Services Office, 920-832-2620, or email foxinfo@uwc.edu.

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is one of the 13 campuses that comprise the UW Colleges within the state-wide UW System, and specializes in the freshman-sophomore curriculum. The mission of the UW Colleges is to provide accessible, affordable and high quality courses primarily in the freshman/sophomore curriculum.

With a student body enrollment of nearly 1,700 students, UWFox now offers bachelor’s degree programs at the Menasha campus through collaborations with various baccalaureate campuses throughout the UW System, including a Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies Degree in Organizational Administration through UW-Oshkosh, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering through UW-Platteville. This fall, UW-Stevens Point will begin offering a degree in General Studies at UWFox. All classes in these programs are offered at the UWFox campus, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha.

UWFox is also home to the world-class Barlow Planetarium and the Weis Earth Science Museum, the state’s official mineralogical museum.

Posted 7/21/2005