Students, faculty gather for ACE weekend retreat

By Jerry Lawrence

Stressed-out adult continuing education graduate students who have questions they want to ask of faculty members, can escape to the 1992 Adult Continuing Education (ACE) retreat this weekend.

Z. Ahmad, an adult continuing education graduate student, described the retreat as a good opportunity for adult continuing education graduate students to “network with other students and faculty.

“It is very informal, but there also are formal workshops and seminars,” he said.

The retreat, which starts Friday afternoon, will be held at the NIU Lorado Taft campus in Oregon, IL. Sessions begin Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.

Planned sessions will include “Gender Issues, Human Resource Development, International Concerns, Comprehensive Exams, Getting Published, Multicultural Issues and Career Opportunities and Internships.”

Rick Orem, faculty chair of Adult Continuing Education, said that the retreat is “one of the highlights of the year for our graduate students because they get the opportunity to ask questions of faculty members who are all in one central location for the weekend.”

Orem said the retreats have been held for at least the last 18 years and that he expects about 120 students to take part in the retreat.

Ahmad said the retreat itself costs $15, but for students who want lodging and food the cost is $42. Transportation is not provided.

Students who want to take part in the retreat can call Ahmad at 753-1421 or Orem at 753-1448.