KW1101 Orientation

Welcome to KWC Freshman Orientation 2013

August 24-27, 2013


To get a jump on college life, KWC freshmen report to campus a few days ealier than returning students -- we call this KW1101. You'll get settled into your rooms, laugh at some entertainment, learn about KWC culture and have a ton of fun getting to know a few hundred of your closest friends.


You'll be divided into KW1101 groups (each group will have a faculty/staff leader and two student leaders) for many of your activities. On this page, you'll find the KW1101 schedule, info on your summer reading assignment (yeah, you've gotta do a little work -- this is college!) and other resources.


We're excited about meeting all of you in a few short weeks. See you on campus!





When the Emperor Was Divine

KW1101 Fall 2013 Summer Reading Assignment

To be completed by Thursday, August 22, 2013


When the Emperor was Divine


Read the book, then download and type your answers to the 12 discussion questions by Thursday, August 22, 2013. You’ll find the list of questions at this link: 


Please email your answers to your faculty KW 1101 leader by Thursday, August 22, 2013. Be prepared to share and discuss your answers during your English class. If you have any questions, please contact your KW1101 faculty or student leaders.


KWC Online Bookstore

Follow this link to the KWC Online Bookstore.


How to order books & other materials.




PDP - Preparation for Life at KWC - Personal Development Plan

The Personal Development Plan is designed to help you identify your academic and career goals and includes the steps needed to achieve them. The PDP will help you to identify potential majors (if you are not sure), important skills you may need to develop in order to achieve your goals, and experiences such as internships, job shadowing, undergraduate research, practica or pre-service teaching that will prepare you to enter your life after KWC.  


Download the PDP by clicking on one of the links below (both PDF and Word versions are available), type in your answers to Step 1: “Creating Your Vision,” and Step 2 “Writing a Personal Vision Statement.”  Then email completed Steps 1 and 2 to your KW1101 faculty leader and your faculty advisor by Thursday, August 22, 2013.  You will complete Step 3: “Writing Your Development Plan” during orientation. Please be thinking about your academic, campus life, and career/interpersonal goals over the summer. 



Personal Development Plan -- PDF vesion


Personal Development Plan -- Word version




FOCUS TEST -- Preparation for Life After KWC

Take the FOCUS test. FOCUS is an online career and educational planning tool. You will need to register and create an account. It will take about an hour and can be broken down into shorter intervals as it saves your work. When you have completed all parts, choose Review and Print your Portfolio from the main menu, select all assessment areas, then print and bring it to orientation. The orientation schedule will indicate the time you will meet with your faculty advisor.


Directions for accessing the FOCUS system


How to use FOCUS




Panther Perspective

Panther Perspective Handouts

High School vs. College


Time Management


Mastering the College Syllabus


Class Preparation Checklist


Learning Style Preferences


How to Be Prepared for the Lecture




Parking Permits

Parking Destination: KWC

Cost: $25 per year




Email and PantherNet Directions

Need info on how to login to your KWC email and our campus network, PantherNet? Here ya go. These pdfs will also tell you how to connect your computer to PantherNet when you get here and a few of the ways you can use PantherNet.

Login to KWC Email and PantherNet (get started using your new email address and our campus network)

How to Use PantherNet (look up your advisor, find info about your schedule and classes, etc.)

If you still have questions, please contact our Help Desk at [email protected] or 270-852-3268. See you soon!





Check out these photos from Move-In Day, Opening Picnic and Ceremonies, Travelin' Max and the first couple days of the 2011 version of KW1101:






Have questions or comments? Contact Andrew Rash, Director of Student Life, or Leah Hoover, Associate Dean of the College.


Andrew Rash

Director of Student Life




Leah Hoover

Associate Dean of the College

[email protected]


KW1101 Leaders    

John Blackwell- [email protected]


Sarah Begley and Crystal Walker-

   [email protected] ; [email protected]

Randy Chapman- [email protected]


Joey Connelly- [email protected]

Leanne Faulkner- [email protected]


Donna Hanley- [email protected]

Evelyn Hiatt- [email protected]


Mason Horrell- [email protected]

Meredith Minister- [email protected]


Beth Thompson- [email protected]

Scot Payne- [email protected]


Matt Ruark- [email protected]

Deb Russell- [email protected]


Randall Vogt- [email protected]


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