“Week Of Welcome” and the "WOW" factor at SCU

Southwestern Christian University annually welcomes new students to its campus with an event called WOW (Week of Welcome). The fall class of 2010 is no different in its arrival or schedule, but drastically different in its impact to the future of SCU. The 2010-2011 academic year promises to be a new and uncharted territory for the administration, faculty and staff of Southwestern! Not only is the WOW (week of welcome) event currently taking place on campus, the WOW factor is taking effect on campus as well. With Southwestern Christian University expecting it's largest undergraduate student populations since 1980, the administration is faced with a multitude of what they are calling, "good problems to have.” "With the influx of students coming onto campus, we are faced with parking issues, full dormitories and other logistical adjustments; however, we are facing these situations head on and could not be more excited to be dealing with them", said Dr. Huckeby, President of SCU. In addition to the exciting growth in undergraduate population, SCU is also opening its Tulsa location this fall as well as many other exciting initiatives including the establishment of the Life Coaching Institute in the Graduate program, the athletic program making the transition to the NAIA, the addition of degree programs, and the completion of multiple campus renovations and maintenance enhancements. "These are exciting times at Southwestern and this is only the beginning of what is to come. We will continue to do everything we can to promote the mission of the institution so students can impact their world for Jesus Christ”, said Huckeby.

The events of WOW week began on Saturday, August 7th. Many parents were able to participate in the activities on Saturday as they were encouraged to ask questions to a panel of SCU parents that already have students on campus. The events on Saturday were concluded with the President’s Convocation. Click here to read the text from the president's convocation to the incoming students and their parents.

Festivities will continue for students throughout the remainder of this week with various activities such as college success workshops, community service projects, and plenty of fun-filled activities for students, all of which are designed to incorporate the university motto of Scholarship, Spirit, and Service. WOW Week will continue throughout the remainder of the week with activities concluding on Saturday, August 14th. Students will then be given a day a rest on Sunday before the "real college experience" begins with classes starting on Monday, August 16th. For now, students are content with enjoying the fun of WOW Week 2010, which will hopefully be the forerunner to a great and exciting 2010-2011 school year.