4, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
Several unique opportunities are available to University
of Kentucky students through the Dean of Students
office to help build leadership skills and speaking
and presentation abilities.
Welcome Student Assistant - Would you like to help
new students ease their transition to campus life?
Would you like to encourage new students to participate
in social activities, academic programs and information
sessions? Would you like to help students expand their
circle of friends and form important connections with
other new students? If you answer yes to these questions,
this is your leadership opportunity.
of the student assistants include but are not limited
to: welcoming new students and their families to campus,
facilitating introductions and assisting new students
in making connections, disseminating accurate and
helpful information about campus life, and assisting
in the smooth running of the program. Fifteen students
will be selected for this role which begins on Friday,
Peer Instructor - UK 101 (for freshmen) and 201
(for transfer students) are academic orientation courses
that help improve student performance and retention.
The role of the peer instructor is to assist the faculty
instructor and guest presenters with facilitating
and teaching sessions.
include attending an in-service training (Monday,
Aug. 26, and Tuesday, Aug. 27), attending all classes
and interacting with students during class and out-of-class
CAUSE peer educator - Do you lead a healthy lifestyle?
Then join THE CAUSE (College Alcohol Use Student Educators)
and help educate your peers about making low-risk
drinking choices. The mission of THE CAUSE is to empower
students within the UK community to make safer and
healthier lifestyle choices, particularly as they
relate to alcohol. You will have the opportunity to
speak to student organizations and groups about how
to live a healthy life while at UK. If selected, you
will receive a $500 scholarship for each semester.
Ambassador Program - Five outstanding students
are chosen to represent and promote UK each year.
These students help with recruitment of new students
and travel to UK Preview Nights. They also assist
with Kentucky Welcome, Homecoming, alumni activities
and other events on campus where a UK student presence
speak to middle and high school classes, community
clubs and organizations about the University and college
life. Hosting students, student groups, parents, dignitaries
and other campus visitors also is part of their responsibilities.
for this position, applicants must be undergraduates
with a comprehensive and working knowledge of the
University. Strong, dynamic public speaking skills
must have completed at least 30 credit hours and have
a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Ambassadors must
have ample time available in their schedules and must
be flexible concerning night and weekend availability.
receive a scholarship with the understanding that
each recipient will be available on the average of
10 hours per week.
for each of these opportunities are available in the
Dean of Students Office, 518 Patterson Office Tower,
and must be returned by March 8. For more information,