Celebrate 50 Years
Center for Women and Returning Adults

FRIDAY, AUG. 23, 2013

5:30 - 7:45 P.M.


Are you returning to college to finish your degree after a long break? Are you starting college several years after high school? Are you juggling job and family responsibilities in addition to your college work?

Welcome to FLYING START – a free orientation program designed with the needs of “non-traditional” students in mind. To help you navigate the college experience, FLYING START combines a series of mini-workshops, a resource fair, and an opportunity to meet IPFW faculty, staff and other non-traditional students. Workshop topics include time management, tips for students taking college-level math courses, writing college papers, and understanding what faculty expect from students.

Join us at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23 in the Walb Student Union Ballroom. You’re invited to share a light meal with other incoming students, and attend a campus resource fair. From there, you’ll choose three mini-workshops based on your interests and needs. You’ll leave FLYING START with a flash drive filled with resources and information that you can use as needed. Free child care is also available for the children of IPFW students attending Flying START.

To register for the program, call 481-4140 or email CWRA Coordinator Julie Creek at creekj@ipfw.edu. Walk-ins are welcome to the Flying START program, but all children must be pre-registered for child care services.

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS: Enter the IPFW campus from the Crescent Avenue entrance, and park in the P2 parking garage, adjacent to the traffic circle. You may park in any space that is outlined in white. (Parking spaces marked with an “A” and outlined in blue are reserved for faculty/staff.) The Walb Student Union building is adjacent to the parking garage. Follow the “Flying START” signs to the Walb Ballroom.


5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Resource Fair/Light meal catered by Classic Cafe

Walb Student Union Ballroom

6:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Opening Program

Welcome by Julie Creek, Coordinator, Center for Women and Returning Adults

Remarks by: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs George McClellan

6:35-6: 55 p.m.

Workshop I

7 – 7:20 p.m.

Workshop II

7:25 – 7:45 p.m.

Workshop III


(All workshops will run concurrently during all three sessions in Walb Student Union meeting rooms. Choose the workshops that meet your needs. Exact workshop locations will be included in the program.)

  • Non-Traditional Student Perspectives on College (Panel Discussion)
  • What do faculty members expect from students? (Panel Discussion)
  • Writing College Papers
  • Sharpening Your Test-Taking Skills
  • Conquering College-Level Math Anxiety
  • Timeless Time Management Strategies
  • Computer Skills for Non-Traditional Students