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Welcome Day: August 1, 2014

The LIS Fall 2014 Welcome Day for new students  is this Friday, August 1 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm with a meet and greet and coffee and pastries available at 9:30!  All new students are expected to attend either in person or online.

For students attending in person, the event will be held in Room 118 of the School of Education (SOE) building on the corner of Spring Forest and Stirling Streets (diagonal to  Yum Yum Ice Cream Shop) and across Spring Garden Street  from the Oakland Parking Deck.  The physical address is: 1300 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27412.

Parking is available in Walker Deck, accessible from Walker Avenue, Stirling Street, and Theta Street. An attendant is on duty & will accept cash, checks, Mastercard, and Visa. The attendant window is located on level 3 adjacent to the Stirling Street exit lane. Parking is also available in Oakland Deck but an attendant might not be on duty.  Campus maps and directions can be found here:

For students attending online, the event will be shared through Blackboard Collaborate.  Please use this link to join the session:    You are welcome to test out the link prior to Welcome Day.  Handouts and a survey for Welcome Day will be available for everyone in Google Drive

Collaborate enables real time discussions. During the session you will be able to ask questions, text, and participate in breakout sessions.  We will also be following comments about Welcome Day posted to Facebook.

Collaborate is a Java application and may initially take a few minutes to load into a browser window. Users must have a Java enabled browser. You should also make sure you have the latest version of Java installed prior to joining Collaborate.  Firefox is usually recommended but if you do have trouble, you might try a different browser.  You can check Blackboard Collaborate System Requirements here:

If you’ll be using a tablet or other mobile device to connect through Collaborate please visit this link for information:

If you haven’t already done so, please send your picture and bio info for our introductory slide show of new students to Mr. Touger Vang at

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Vang or Dr. Anne Akers at or call (336) 334-3477.

We look forward to meeting you on August 1st!

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