Freshman Orientation

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Welcome

7:30 a.m. Okey Patteson Auditorium (HSC North Room 1175)
Dr. Robert Wanker, Assistant Dean, Student and Alumni Affairs

Professional Meeting

8:00 a.m. Okey Patteson Auditorium (HSC North Room 1175)
Dr. Robert Wanker, Assistant Dean, Student and Alumni Affairs

Professionalism Assembly Rehearsal

8:30 a.m. Okey Patteson Auditorium (HSC North Room 1175)
Dr. Shelia Price, Associate Dean, Admissions, Recruitment and Access
Dr. Robert Wanker, Assistant Dean, Student and Alumni Affairs

Instrument Check In

9:30 a.m. Dental Simulation Lab (HSC North Room 1103)
Dr. Bryan Dye, Professor, Department Chair Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Bruce Shipe, Clinical Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Shelby Alexander, Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Dr. George Harper, Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Gary Cunningham, Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry

Laptop Instruction

11:00 a.m. Okey Patteson Auditorium (HSC North Room 1175)
Cathy Boyce, Academic Program Coordinator
Laura Roth, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology

(In order to receive your laptop at orientation, all requirements listed on the "action required letter" from academic affairs must be completed.)

Lunch

Noon Okey Patteson Auditorium (HSC North Room 1175)

Introduction to Advising

1:30 p.m. Okey Patteson Auditorium (HSC North Room 1175)
Dr. Elizabeth Kao, Professor, Restorative 
Dr. Robert Stuchell, Professor, Periodontics
Dr. Bruce Shipe, Clinical Assistant Professor, Restorative 
Dr. Doug McIntyre, Clinical Assistant Professor, Restorative
Dr. Gary Cunningham, Assistant Professor, Restorative

E-Books

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Okey Patteson Auditorium (HSC North Room 1175)
Andy Reavis, Vital Source

Pictures

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Neurology Hallway (HSC South near Room 1310)
Sunshine Wiles-Gidley, Director of Communications and Marketing

Picnic

5:30 p.m. Krepps Park (1235 Parkview Drive, Morgantown)
No alcoholic beverages permitted in park
Dr. Robert Wanker, Assistant Dean, Student and Alumni Affairs
Cathy Boyce, Academic Program Coordinator, Academic Affairs
Marilyn Powley, Administrative Assistant, Students and Alumni Affairs
Martha Sturms, Sr. Administrative Assistant, Office of the Dean
Patty Reed, Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs
Christina Phalen, Administrative Associate, Academic Affairs

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Breakfast

7:30 a.m. HSC North Room G119A
Breakfast with dental faculty

Orientation

8:40 a.m. Fukishima Auditorium (HSC Room 1901)
Dr. Robert Wanker, Assistant Dean, Student and Alumni Affairs
Dr. Michael Meador, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Dr. Foti Panagakos, Associate Dean of Research
Dr. Christina DeBiase, Associate Dean, Academic and Postdoctoral Affairs
(Academic Affairs will host a Freshman orientation session August 22, 2019 in HSC Room 2094.)

Behavioral Science Training

10:00 a.m.  Fukishima Auditorium (HSC Room 1901)
Dr. Dan McNeil, Clinical Professor, Dental Practice Management and Rural Health

Scavenger Hunt

10:45 a.m. Fukishima Auditorium (HSC Room 1901)
Dr. Shelia Price, Associate Dean, Admissions, Recruitment and Access

Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Fukishima Auditorium (HSC Room 1901)
Boxed lunch

Tips for Success in Dental School 

1:00 p.m. Fukishima Auditorium (HSC Room 1901)
Introduction to class officers

Laboratory Safety Information

2:00 p.m. Fukishima Auditorium (HSC Room 1901)
Shayna Boyles, Lab Safety and Training Coordinator, Environmental Health and Safety 

Emergency Protocol

3:00 p.m. Fukishima Auditorium (HSC Room 1901)
Dr. Phillip Nguyen, Resident, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Mindfulness Sessions for Dental Students

3:30 p.m. Fukishima Auditorium (HSC Room 1901)

Friday, August 16, 2019

(Parents are invited to attend all Friday functions.)

American Dental Association Success Seminar

8:00 a.m. Erickson Alumni Center (1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown)

Success Smart Start for Freshmen

This two-hour program that addresses financial issues, dental career options, and tips for success in dental school.  The agenda includes:

  • Career opportunities and income information
  • Postdoctoral training and specialty opportunities
  • Student loans, level of debt, and interest rates
  • Budgeting and managing finances
  • Stress and time management

Financial Aid

9:30 a.m. Erickson Alumni Center (1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown)

Mr. Eric Meadows, Senior Financial Aid Counselor 
Mr. John Bonasso, Financial Advisor, Luttner Financial Group

Greetings

11:00 a.m. Erickson Alumni Center (1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown)

Dr. Robert Wanker, Assistant Dean, Student and Alumni Affairs
Mr. Richard Stevens, Executive Director, West Virginia Dental Association
Dr. Dan Joseph, Past President, West Virginia Dental Association

Lunch

12:00 p.m. Erickson Alumni Center (1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown)

Introduction to Mentorship Program

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown)
Dr. Robert Wanker, Assistant Dean, Student and Alumni Affairs
Dr. Dan Joseph
Dr. Kerri Thomas-Simpson, Resident, Periodontics
Kyla Swearingen, Senior Class President

Professionalism Assembly Line up

2:30 p.m. Outside Okey Patteson Auditorium (HSC North Room 1175)

Professionalism Assembly

3:00 p.m. Okey Patteson Auditorium (HSC North Room 1175)

Dr. Shelia Price, Associate Dean, Admissions, Recruitment and Access
Dr. Robert Wanker, Assistant Dean, Student and Alumni Affairs

Professionalism Assembly Reception

4:00 p.m. Learning Center Commons