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Orientation Day for New Students
Orientation Day for New Students

On Tuesday the 13th of February, Haigazian University welcomed new students for the spring 2007 semester, who underwent a thorough Orientation Program during one full day.
This Program is a university requirement, designed to helping new students make a smooth transition into all aspects of university life: academic, communal, spiritual and social, as it was clarified by the program Director, Dr. Berge Traboulsi.
After the Lebanese national anthem and the Haigazian Alma Mater, campus minister Rev. Nishan Bakalian warmly welcomed the new comers, assuring them they will get individual attention.
President Haidostian pointed out the values of Haigazian University shared among current students and graduates alike: Both are proud of their academic standing, acknowledge the warm and family atmosphere, and enjoy the vast space to actualize themselves.
The Dean of faculty of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Arda Ekmekji explained the concept of a University; a universal space that joins together people from different social, religious and cultural backgrounds. She stressed on the Liberal Arts Education in general, which endows the student with a horizontal education, global vision and wide panorama. Ekmekji pushed the students to make of their education a rich experience.
The Dean of Business Administration and Economics, Dr. Fadi Asrawi explained how Haigazian University prepares students to be the future leaders of society, by working not only on their skills but on them as a whole person.
The Student Life Director, Mr. Antranik Dakessian invited the students to be active members in the numerous clubs at Haigazian. This will positively channel students? energy, providing them with social and interactive skills.
During the whole day orientation, students had the chance to visit the library, the computer labs, listen to a lecture on counseling and self-awareness, and share a meal together.

Mira Yardemian
Public Relations Director
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