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Fall 2012 Wednesday Workshop Series - GAC 101 & 102 Freshman Seminar Required Workshops

August 30, 2012

 

 
‘Wednesday Workshop Series’
FALL 2012
GAC 101 and 102 Freshman Seminar
 Required Workshops
When:  Wednesdays from 1:30-2:20 PM*
Where:  DSS Auditorium

Week 3
9/12/12
In lieu of a Wednesday Workshop, all first year students are required to attend the Annual Student Convocation to be held on Thursday, 9/13/12 in the DSS Auditorium at 12:30.  Attendance will be taken at this event.  Attire is business casual.

Week 4
9/19/12
Keystone Honors Academy---Presented by Dr. Tara Kent, Keystone Honors Academy
In this presentation The Keystone Honors Academy program will be discussed.  Details including how to apply to the academy, scholarship opportunities available and other program benefits will be explained. 

Thursday, 9/20/12
University College Sponsored Workshop---Topic TBA

Week 5
9/26/12
NEW TIME!!!
WORKSHOP I---12:30-1:20*
“Why Can’t We all Get Along?”  Code of Conduct and Conflict Resolution---Presented by the Office of Residence Life and Housing.
 Conflict Resolution Workshop focusing on how to avoid conflict and resolve disputes through the use of Mediation and Conflict resolution techniques, appreciating differences and understanding diversity.
WORKSHOP II---1:30-2:20
Grades & Money---Presented by Ms. Michelle Burwell, Financial Aid Office. 
Need spending money? What are your options? A presentation on financial aid, refund checks and budgeting.  Mr. Johnson will also explain how many credit hours you will need by the end of your first year along with other important issues that may arise regarding your finances.

Week 6 
10/3/12
“What’s Your Major?”---Presented by Professor Marietta Dantonio-Fryer, Chairperson, Humanities and Communication Arts
Throughout the semester a series of presentations from academic departments will be designed and presented to assist students in learning more about their respective disciplines study, to understand the requirements to earn a degree in the major they have selected and to learn more about careers in their chosen field of study.  In addition these workshops will serve to assist undeclared students in selecting a major course of study by exposing them to information from various disciplines.
Humanities and Communication Arts
Center of Excellence in Communications Media, Fine Arts and Entertainment Arts

Week 7
10/10/12
University College Sponsored Workshop---Topic TBA

Week 8
10/17/12
NEW TIME!!!
WORKSHOP I---12:30-1:20PM *
ADJUSTING TO COLLEGE LIFE WORKSHOP---Presented by Dr. Kathleen Asbury, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
In this workshop students will be given helpful tips and tricks to surviving the first couple months in college. In addition issues surrounding the transition from high school to college will be explored and examined and ways to make the college years academically and socially successful will be discussed.
1:30-2:20 Town Hall Meeting---All students are encouraged to attend.

Week 9
10/24/12
NEW TIME!!!
WORKSHOP I---12:30-1:20PM *
Psychology as a Major---Presented by Dr. Rita Johnson, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Throughout the semester a series of presentations from academic departments will be designed and presented to assist students in learning more about their respective disciplines study, to understand the requirements to earn a degree in the major they have selected and to learn more about careers in their chosen field of study.  In addition these workshops will serve to assist undeclared students in selecting a major course of study by exposing them to information from various disciplines.
Psychology as a major: The many faces of psychology
This session will explore the requirements for a major and/or minor in psychology and explore some of the wonderful opportunities available for students pursuing this field of study.


WORKSHOP  II---1:30-2:20
"Courses, Majors, and Careers: Making Your Undergraduate Experience Count" ---Presented by Dr. Lynn Green, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
What do you want to be when you “grow up?” How are you going to make that decision?  How can your experiences at Cheyney -- both in AND out of the classroom -- help you choose the best possible career for YOU?  This session offers effective approaches to selecting your courses, major, AND extracurricular activities to best prepare you to achieve your future professional goals.  This will be a highly interactive session; be sure to bring your notebook/writing pad and pen/pencil!

Thursday, 10/25/12
University College Sponsored Workshop---Topic TBA

Week 10
10/31/12
Power Campus Self-Service---Presented by Ms. Lataisha Johnson, Office of the Registrar
Students will be given a web presentation in order to assist them in using the system to access campus email, register for classes, view transcripts and much more.  This much needed presentation is not to be missed!

Week 11---ADVISING WEEK
SPECIAL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD THIS WEEK
DETAILS TBA
Week 11
11/7/12
Overview of the General Education Requirements---Presented by Dr. Chris Barnes,  Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Detailed review of the General Education requirements will be presented.  Relevant for all majors, this interactive presentation will address your questions and also demonstrate how to complete all graduation requirements within a four-year time frame.

Week 12
11/14/12
NEW TIME!!!
WORKSHOP I---12:30-1:20PM *
Safe Sex Workshop---Presented by Dr. Kathleen Asbury, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Students will be reminded of the importance of safe sex and the methods of protection. This workshop was created to answer any questions students may have about safe sex and inform them of protective options they have at their disposal. In addition the organization BEBASHI will speak to the students about AIDS and HIV Prevention. The mission of BEBASHI is to provide culturally sensitive health related information, direct service, research and technical assistance to the urban community.  
WORKSHOP II---1:30-2:20

Cheyney University Writing Center---Presented by Prof. Linda Taylor, Humanities and Communication Arts

This workshop will explain the kinds of services provided by the Writing Center and how visiting the Writing Center can benefit students. Focus will be on writing as a process and the importance of going to the Writing Center at all stages of the process. Frequent visits to the Writing Center can help students both produce better papers and develop their own writing process.


Week 13
11/21/12
No Wednesday Workshop Series this week---enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!

Week 14
11/28/12

NEW TIME!!!
WORKSHOP I---12:30-1:20*
The Global Fashion Industry---Presented by Dr. Vanessa Brantley, Presented by Dr. Vanessa Brantley, Program Coordinator- Fashion Merchandising and Management Program
THE GLOBAL FASHION INDUSTRY---From birth to death, apparel is a major part of a human being’s life.  In this workshop, students will be given an overview of the structure, career paths, designers, manufacturers, retailers and merchandise that make the global fashion industry one of the most powerful and influential industries in the world.
Using role play, games and simulations, students will be given the opportunity to engage in decision-making tasks that will help them better understand the nature and goals of the fashion industry.  By taking on the roles of fashion merchandisers, managers, entrepreneurs, celebrities and fashion stylists, students will determine what apparel is produced, how it is sold, at what price, and how it is worn.  This interactive workshop is creative, informative and tailored for fashionistas!

WORKSHOP II---1:30-2:20

 “What’s Your Major?”---Presented by Dr. Sakkar Eva, Department Chair and Dr. Adedoyin M. Adeyiga, Director of the B.E.A.R Project, Natural and Applied Sciences

Throughout the semester a series of presentations from academic departments will be designed and presented to assist students in learning more about their respective disciplines study, to understand the requirements to earn a degree in the major they have selected and to learn more about careers in their chosen field of study.  In addition these workshops will serve to assist undeclared students in selecting a major course of study by exposing them to information from various disciplines.  BEAR Scholarship for New and Current Students in STEM
will also be discussed.

Week 15
12/5/12
“How to Study a Foreign Language”—Presented by Dr. Patricia Montenegro, Humanities and Communication Arts

In this presentation you will learn ‘How to Study a Foreign Language’ by acquiring the following skills:
• Understanding the textbook method
• Associating spoken words  to their written forms
• Audiovisual and Internet learning materials
• Associating concepts with real objects, animals, people, etc.
• Memorizing words and expressions
• Applying learned language to real-life situations

Thursday, 12/6/12
University College Sponsored Workshop---Topic TBA
NOTE: 
• All first-year students must attend at least 7 workshops during the course of the semester.  This will count as 15% of their GAC 101 or GAC 102 course grade.
• In addition, workshop information will be listed on D2L (summary of the presentation and potential assignment/quiz) that can be completed in order to receive credit for those that cannot attend. 
• Please be aware that the only reason attendance will not be required is if written documentation is provided to a G & C faculty member regarding a legitimate time conflict.
• *All workshops are held on Wednesday’s from 1:30-2:20 unless otherwise noted.