Aug. 11, 2005
Morningside College will welcome freshman students to campus during their “Mustang Round-up” Orientation 2005, slated for Friday through Wednesday, Aug. 26-31.
Freshmen will begin moving into residence halls Friday at 8 a.m. and will be formally admitted to the class of 2009 during a matriculation ceremony to be held on Friday at 3 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue. The ceremony will open with a faculty and student processional where the new first-year students will enter through a faculty gauntlet. Morningside College President John C. Reynders will welcome the students and their parents to campus. A reception will follow the ceremony on the lawn in front of Eppley Auditorium.
Mary Johannsen, a junior from Davenport, Iowa, is the student director for Orientation 2005.
Ashley Wood, a junior from Webster City, Iowa, will be awarded a Jo Anne J. Trow Undergraduate Scholarship from the Alpha Lambda Delta national academic honor society for first-year students during the matriculation ceremony.
Tim Orwig, a 1980 graduate, will give a presentation to students on the history of the college on Friday at 8 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium. The evening will conclude with a movie and games in Buckingham’s Snack Bar, located in the lower level of the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave.
Freshmen will pick up their notebook computers from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Afterwards, students will be transported to Riverside Park in Sioux City to enjoy swimming and other outdoor activities. The day will wrap up with a dance at 9 p.m. held on the “M” outside Roadman Hall, 3600 Peters Avenue.
An all-campus worship service will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. on the “M,” followed by a brunch in the main dining room of the Olsen Student Center. The students will gather for a welcome picnic with the president on Sunday at 6 p.m., also in the main dining room of the Olsen Student Center. The day will conclude with an outdoor movie on Bass Field.
On Monday, students will purchase books and attend a presentation on how to make the most of the college experience. The day will conclude with a dance featuring the live band “CATCHpenny” sponsored by the Morningside Activities Council (MAC) at 5:30 p.m. on the “M.”
Other activities will include informational meetings for students and parents, choral auditions, residence hall meetings with residence life staff and orientation student assistants, and a show by comedian Brad Lowery on Wednesday at 8 p.m., sponsored by MAC.