I just saw all of our new freshmen gathered in The Recreation and Athletic Center. Each was given a medallion, the first time this has happened to a new group of freshmen at UIS. We think it will become a new tradition. The idea is for them to wear the medallion at their graduation ceremony in four years; it will always serve as a reminder of what they heard on their first day: the importance of going to class, studying hard, and having fun. The "having fun" really is important. How often people say, I had a great time in college. It's the total experience. Our new freshmen, the class of 2014, have a medallion to remind them of it.
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