2014 Schedule

Click on the links below for more information about each session.

** Sessions denoted with a "UD" are highly recommended for Undeclared Students.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

8:00am-3:00pm: Check-in and Registration (LSC outside room 227)

9:00am-9:50am: Session Block #1

1A: Mindfully Managing Stress

1B: "I know what I need to do, but I can't seem to get it done" ... Motivation, Goal Setting, and Balance

1C: Party Smart: How to Host a Successful Party in Fort Collins

1D: Map My Life: Making a Meaningful Story of My Education (UD)

1E: Do Something!

10:00am-10:50am: Session Block #2

2A: Financial Literacy and U at CSU

2B: Education Abroad

2C: Housing Options After the First Year

2D: The Outdoor Program

2E: Are You Interested in a Career in Health Care?

11:00am-11:50am: Session Block #3

3A: Staying Motivated in College When the Going Gets Tough (UD)

3B: Research Inside Out

3C: Party Smart: How to Host a Successful Party in Fort Collins

3D: Prejudice Sticks

3E: Map My Life: Making a Meaningful Story of My Education

12:00pm-12:50pm: Session Block #4

4A: Connecting the Dots (UD)

4B: Research Inside Out

4C: Housing Options After the First Year

4D: Outsiders Within

4E: Are You Interested in a Career in Health Care?

1:00pm-1:50pm: Session Block #5

5A: Staying Motivated in College When the Going Gets Tough

5B: Education Abroad

5C: Housing Options After the First Year

5D: The Real Lives of Second Year Students: You WANT to Know! (UD)

5E: Financing Your Education with Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships

2:00pm-2:50pm: Session Block #6

6A: Staying Motivated in College When the Going Gets Tough

6B: Stress Less

6C: Who Am I & What's My Major? (UD)

6D: The Outdoor Program

6E: Business in the Front, Party in the Back: a Mullet's Guide to Professionalism

 

On Wednesday, February, 19, 2014, first-year students are encouraged to attend the Exploring Majors Fair in the Lory Student Center Theatre.

 

For questions or additional information, feel free to contact Orientation & Transition Programs, (970) 491-6011 or orientation@colostate.edu.

 

1E: Do Something!

Presenter:Hermen Diaz

Location:LSC Grey Rock Room

Description: There is more to do than watching reruns of Glee, lounging on your futon and checking Facebook every 15 seconds to see who ‘liked’ your status. Step into the world of Involvement. Want to learn to snowboard? How about learn to skydive? Want to hang with fellow political science majors? Come learn how to get involved on campus and live your college years to the fullest. During this session you will learn some practical ways to getting involved on campus. The opportunities that exist for students at CSU are abundant and sometimes it is hard to choose what to do, where to begin, or what to not do. This session will provide ways to find involvement opportunities and practical methods for choosing what are the best options to meet your personal, academic, and career goals so you can make the most of your time here at CSU.

5D: The Real Lives of Second Year Students: You WANT to Know!

Presenter: Year 2 @ CSU Second Year Programs Board

Location: LSC 230

Description: Join the Year 2 @ CSU Second Year Programs Board as they moderate a panel of students regarding their experience during their 2nd year. Learn how to make your second year at CSU great and hear it straight from other students.

2B: Education Abroad

Presenter: Aimee Jones & Chris Churma (Education Abroad)

Location: LSC 224-226

Description: Gain an understanding of the benefits of having an Education Abroad experience, the types of programs available, financial aid and scholarships, and much more.

6B: Stress Less

Presenters: Janelle Patrias (CSU Health Network)

Location: LSC 224-226

Description: Stress is the number one health issue impacting academic success and is a common state in which many college students find themselves in on a daily basis. This interactive presentation will help explain the dynamics of stress, what the common causes of stress are among college students, coping strategies, and how to use the mind/body connection to reduce stress. Handouts, discussion questions and a breathing exercise will be utilized to help the speaker and audience interact.

4E: Are You Interested in a Career in Health Care?

Presenter: Linda Stoddard (CASA)

Location: LSC Grey Rock Room

Description: This is an introduction to careers in health care and how the Health Professions Advisors will work with you to help you to gain the coursework and skills to become a competitive candidate for a graduate program.

6E: Business in the Front, Party in the Back: a Mullet's Guide to Professionalism

Presenter: Samantha Borrego (Access Center)

Location: LSC Grey Rock Room

Description: Learn how to walk, talk, dress, and think like a professional. This session will give you the tools to live as a professional in your everyday life. Don't wait until after graduation to be taken seriously; get the respect you want today.

6D: The Outdoor Program

Presenter: Andy Nelson (Campus Rec)

Location: LSC 230

Description: Want to get outside and enjoy Colorful Colorado? Come learn about ways you can get involved in the outdoors here at CSU! Whether you want to hike, climb, ski, paddle, - you name it, the CSU Outdoor Program is your connection to Colorado's amazing lands.

5C: Housing Options After the First Year

Presenter: Lindsay Mason (Off Campus Life) & John Malsam (Residence Life)

Location: LSC 228

Description: Spring semester is the time when students are trying to decide where they want to live next fall. Should they stay on campus? Or what about renting a place off campus? Perhaps their parents are thinking about buying a house in the community.

This session is designed to help students gather information about on- and off-campus housing options, from renting to owning a place; living in University housing; and important city ordinances and laws need to know about before moving into the community.

5B: Education Abroad

Presenter: Aimee Jones & Chris Churma (Education Abroad)

Location: LSC 224-226

Description: Gain an understanding of the benefits of having an Education Abroad experience, the types of programs available, financial aid and scholarships, and much more.

5A: Staying Motivated in College When the Going Gets Tough

Presenter: Darrie Burrage & Heather Landers (TILT Learning Programs)

Location: LSC 220-222

Description: By the time you are in the middle of your second semester of college, the honeymoon phase has probably worn off and you realize that this is a heck of a lot of work! How do students keep their motivation for three (or four, or five) more years of this? In this session we will reflect on some of the important reasons to stay engaged in your education, as well as think about what it takes to get the most out of your academic and social experience at the University. We'll also talk about how approaching your coursework with a growth mindset will help you do your best work academically, and how that translates to being successful in all aspects of your life, in college and beyond.

4C: Housing Options After the First Year

Presenter: Lindsay Mason (Off Campus Life) & John Malsam (Residence Life)

Location: LSC 228

Description: Spring semester is the time when students are trying to decide where they want to live next fall. Should they stay on campus? Or what about renting a place off campus? Perhaps their parents are thinking about buying a house in the community.

This session is designed to help students gather information about on- and off-campus housing options, from renting to owning a place; living in University housing; and important city ordinances and laws need to know about before moving into the community.

4B: Research Inside Out

Presenter: Mo Moreira (TILT)

Location: LSC 224-226

Description: Seeking an experience that might confirm you’re in the right major? Or have you always wanted to work closely with a faculty member? Undergraduate research comes with a lot of benefits. Regardless of your major, this workshop will describe the various opportunities you might have to participate in research from interests in history, English, and ethnic studies to engineering, chemistry, biology, and exercise science (just to name a few). Come get connected today!

4A: Connecting the Dots

Presenter: Jon Linn & Robyn Jeep-Ernst

Location: LSC 220-222

Description: Grab a chair, be ready for conversation, and join us to take a journey in to you. This session will get you out of your seat and learning more about yourself with small group sharing and conversations. We'll also take a trip to learn more about values and see how this can all connect with interests and pursuits (academic and career focused).

3E: Map My Life: Making a Meaningful Story of My Education

Presenter: Robyn Jeep-Ernst & Amber Paulson (CASA)

Location: LSC Grey Rock Room

Description: You probably could describe your dream life, and even possibly your ideal career. However, visualizing how your education and experiences at college connects to your dream future can be quite challenging. Our workshop will help you begin to “map” meaningful opportunities in your college experience, and reflect on the connections between your academic experiences and your future goals.

3D: Prejudice Sticks

Presenter: Carl Olsen & Kate Wormus

Location: LSC 230

Description: This dynamic and interactive session is designed to address the ways we receive messages about the groups we identify with most, using STICKY NOTES! The activity highlights many aspects of the way we are socialized and how that affects everyone. Come join us to explore the ways that prejudice sticks, whether we like it or not…

3C: Party Smart: How to Host a Successful Party in Fort Collins

Presenter: Emily Allen (Off Campus Life)

Location: LSC 228

Description: If you plan on hosting a gathering at your place, whether it is for 5 friends or 50, and want to avoid a costly citation this is the class for you! Party Smart (also known as Party Partners) is a class that is typically offered to those who have already received a noise or nuisance gathering citation and the feedback that we always hear is: I wish I had taken this class BEFORE I hosted my party! Now is your chance to learn (directly from a Fort Collins Police Officer and City staff) about important local codes and ordinances, good neighboring practices, and all of the other responsibilities of being a safe party host. Don’t wait to get a citation, learn how to be a good Fort Collins neighbor so that you can host many responsible gatherings...ticket free!

3B: Research Inside Out

Presenter: Mo Moreira (TILT)

Location: LSC 224-226

Description: Seeking an experience that might confirm you’re in the right major? Or have you always wanted to work closely with a faculty member? Undergraduate research comes with a lot of benefits. Regardless of your major, this workshop will describe the various opportunities you might have to participate in research from interests in history, English, and ethnic studies to engineering, chemistry, biology, and exercise science (just to name a few). Come get connected today!

3A: Staying Motivated in College When the Going Gets Tough

Presenter: Darrie Burrage & Heather Landers (TILT Learning Programs)

Location: LSC 220-222

Description: By the time you are in the middle of your second semester of college, the honeymoon phase has probably worn off and you realize that this is a heck of a lot of work! How do students keep their motivation for three (or four, or five) more years of this? In this session we will reflect on some of the important reasons to stay engaged in your education, as well as think about what it takes to get the most out of your academic and social experience at the University. We'll also talk about how approaching your coursework with a growth mindset will help you do your best work academically, and how that translates to being successful in all aspects of your life, in college and beyond.

2E: Are You Interested in a Career in Health Care?

Presenter: Linda Stoddard (CASA)

Location: LSC Grey Rock Room

Description: This is an introduction to careers in health care and how the Health Professions Advisors will work with you to help you to gain the coursework and skills to become a competitive candidate for a graduate program.

2D: The Outdoor Program

Presenter: Andy Nelson (Campus Rec)

Location: LSC 230

Description: Want to get outside and enjoy Colorful Colorado? Come learn about ways you can get involved in the outdoors here at CSU! Whether you want to hike, climb, ski, paddle, - you name it, the CSU Outdoor Program is your connection to Colorado's amazing lands.

2C: Housing Options After the First Year

Presenter: Lindsay Mason (Off Campus Life) & John Malsam (Residence Life)

Location: LSC 228

Description: Spring semester is the time when students are trying to decide where they want to live next fall. Should they stay on campus? Or what about renting a place off campus? Perhaps their parents are thinking about buying a house in the community.

This session is designed to help students gather information about on- and off-campus housing options, from renting to owning a place; living in University housing; and important city ordinances and laws need to know about before moving into the community.

4D: Outsiders Within

Presenter: Cynarra Tweed & Carl Olsen (Women and Gender Advocacy Center)

Location: LSC 230

Description: Students with marginalized identities already feel a sense of disconnectedness from campus groups and resources. CSU provides a lot of spaces and groups to alleviate some of those feelings, and yet many students of color, students with disability, and GLBTQ students do not find community within existing Cultural and Resource Centers. Join us for this session where we will explore this topic and ways that you can build a support network.

2A: Financial Literacy and U at CSU

Presenter: Eleni Beaty (Student Financial Services)

Location: LSC 220-222

Description: We will provide financial literacy tips and guidance for financing a college education. We'll review next steps for financial aid and scholarships for year 2 @ CSU as well as address how to manage a financial aid refund when living off campus and how academics/credits impacts financial aid and scholarship eligibility. We'll also provide interactive tools in determining student loan repayment.

1D: Map My Life: Making a Meaningful Story of My Education

Presenter: Robyn Jeep-Ernst & Amber Paulson (CASA)

Location: LSC 230

Description: You probably could describe your dream life, and even possibly your ideal career. However, visualizing how your education and experiences at college connects to your dream future can be quite challenging. Our workshop will help you begin to “map” meaningful opportunities in your college experience, and reflect on the connections between your academic experiences and your future goals.

1C: Party Smart: How to Host a Successful Party in Fort Collins

Presenter: Emily Allen (Off Campus Life)

Location: LSC 228

Description: If you plan on hosting a gathering at your place, whether it is for 5 friends or 50, and want to avoid a costly citation this is the class for you! Party Smart (also known as Party Partners) is a class that is typically offered to those who have already received a noise or nuisance gathering citation and the feedback that we always hear is: I wish I had taken this class BEFORE I hosted my party! Now is your chance to learn (directly from a Fort Collins Police Officer and City staff) about important local codes and ordinances, good neighboring practices, and all of the other responsibilities of being a safe party host. Don’t wait to get a citation, learn how to be a good Fort Collins neighbor so that you can host many responsible gatherings...ticket free!

1B: "I know what I need to do, but I can't seem to get it done" ... Motivation, Goal Setting, and Balance

Presenters: Demetrios Godenitz (CASA)

Location: LSC 224-226

Description: We all enter situations with expectations, and often our expectations do not match reality. Or, we know what we need to do, but cannot make it happen. Why? Something interferes!!

This session will explore expectations, obstacles that block our goals, the concepts of motivation versus will, and how setting goal setting can enrich your college experience (personal & academic).

6C: Who Am I & What's My Major?

Presenter: Demetrios Godenitz (CASA)

Location: LSC 228

Description: Are you interested in some self-reflection and learning more about decision making? We'll take time to look at decision making and consider ways you have made past decisions. We will then explore and record interests, abilities, and skills and consider how these inform possible majors.

1A: Mindfully Managing Stress

Presenter: Janelle Patrias (CSU Health Network)

Location: LSC 220-222

Description: Are you struggling to get a handle on your stress? Is stress interfering with your studies? Perhaps you are ready to learn about mindfulness? Mindfulness is a way to train ourselves to be in the present moment with more attentiveness, awareness and acceptance. Learn how mindfulness can help you cope with stress and begin to restore a balanced sense of health and well-being by applying simple mindfulness principles.

5E: Financing Your Education with Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships

Presenter: Mary Swanson

Location: LSC Grey Rock Room

Description:

Provide financial literacy tips and guidance for financing a college education. We'll review next steps for financial aid and scholarships for year 2 @CSU as well as address how to manage a financial aid refund when living off campus and how academics/credits impacts financial aid and scholarship eligibility. We'll also provide interactive tools in determining student loan repayment.

6A: Staying Motivated in College When the Going Gets Tough

Presenter: Darrie Burrage & Heather Landers (TILT Learning Programs)

Location: LSC 220-222

Description: By the time you are in the middle of your second semester of college, the honeymoon phase has probably worn off and you realize that this is a heck of a lot of work! How do students keep their motivation for three (or four, or five) more years of this? In this session we will reflect on some of the important reasons to stay engaged in your education, as well as think about what it takes to get the most out of your academic and social experience at the University. We'll also talk about how approaching your coursework with a growth mindset will help you do your best work academically, and how that translates to being successful in all aspects of your life, in college and beyond.