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New e-publication launched for first-year students

Wednesday, August 24, 2005
New e-publication launched for first-year students

By Michelle Strunge Moser, OU Writer


The freshman year is the most challenging year in college. But with the help of a new e-newsletter from New Student Programs, Oakland University’s freshmen are ahead of the game. Bear Essentials, launched Aug. 15, encourages the success of new OU students by helping them make essential connections during their critical first year. 


To ensure a smooth transition from high school to college, Bear Essentials delivers tips and resource links to each freshman’s OU e-mail account every other week. Each issue of Bear Essentials focuses on a different area of life at OU, from buying books and finding campus offices to understanding academic options and beating stress. The newsletter’s online format allows students to explore at their own pace and bookmark each issue for future use.


Additional topics include learning strategies, managing personal finances and campus activities. Important academic deadlines also are highlighted.


“While Bear Essentials is targeted toward incoming freshmen to help them make the successful transition from high school to college, many OU students, faculty and staff members also may find the resources and information helpful,” said Sara Crampton, coordinator for New Student Programs.


For more information, check out Bear Essentials on the New Students Web site or contact New Student Programs at (248) 370-4418 or