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NDNU Offers Alternative “Weekend College” for Adult Students

Belmont, CA, July 25, 2006 — Going to college on a Saturday may be the ticket to receiving a business degree in today's time-stretched society. Notre Dame de Namur University plans to launch a “weekend college” which will allow working adults to complete a bachelor's degree in business on Saturdays.

The Undergraduate Accelerated Business Program`s Weekend College is being established as the alternative to weekday evening courses that many returning adult learners cannot find time to attend. The BS degree provides students with the expertise and knowledge about critical business functions along with a strong liberal arts foundation to provide a balanced perspective in contemporary management and organizational issues.

“It's a way to make it easier for students who, for any number of reasons, are unable to attend class at night during the week,” says Karen Schornstein, NDNU's Director for Evening and Professional Studies Admissions. “For some it's a matter of where they live, for others work, travel or personal commitments make it hard to attend in the evening.”

All Weekend College students complete a series of required core courses and follow the same accelerated seven-week term as the evening weekday program students - it`s just on Saturday. Courses will be offered in the morning and the afternoon depending on the class. Most students will have completed at least 45-60 of the 78 lower division units and the majority of their general education courses completed prior to entering the Weekend College program. The first two weekend courses, Persuasion and Presentation. and Small Business Communications and Technology, start in September, 2006.

In addition to the five other degree completion programs and the traditional undergraduate school, NDNU offers 15 graduate degree programs and numerous credential and certificate programs including MBA, MSM and MPA, with some graduate courses being offered as partial online classes.

For information on applying to the Weekend College, please contact NDNU's Director for Evening and Professional Studies Admissions, Karen Schornstein at (650) 508-3599 or e-mail her at kschornstein@ndnu.edu.