The Fall 2015 semester has begun, and what an exciting season it is for us at the TECHniques Center! Every year begins with electricity in the air, and this year is no different. We are busting at the seams to share with you all the exciting things we have happening this fall:
- This week our department kicked off our annual State Employee Charitable Campaign. Each fall, we raise money for local, state, national, and international charities. This year, representatives from the Lubbock Boys & Girls Clubs and The Inside Out Foundation spoke to our department about how donations help them fulfill their missions. We are excited to see how much money we can raise this year! (Hint: last year we raised over 200% of our goal, so we have high expectations for this year!)
- Student Disability Services and TECHniques Center staff are busy teaching specialized sections of IS 1100: Raider Ready. This is our second year to teach this specialized “introduction to college” course that is especially designed for students registered with Student Disability Services.
- We will have a Family Weekend Open House on Friday, September 25 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Parents, if you are in town to visit, please feel free to stop by, see our space, and enjoy some refreshments!
- We celebrate two special weeks this fall: Disability Awareness Week and International Tutor Appreciation Week. Follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (techniquescenter) accounts for photos and updates of what we will be doing around our department and on campus for these events!
- We will have a Homecoming Open House on Friday, October 9 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Stop by for some sweets and to say hello if you are in town for the big game!
- Staff will continue to represent our program at major national conferences this fall, including the National Academic Advising Association, the National College Learning Center Association, and the College Reading and Learning Association.
- Our department continues its excellent relationship with Project CASE through the Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research. We welcome all the new students in our program who are part of this grant project!
As always, we love hearing from alumni, parents, and others who follow our program. Comment below with something you are looking forward to this fall!