First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

Presenters and Topic Areas

Many presentations and guest lectures are offered by various faculty and departments on campus. They are organized by topic area. Please use this resource as a way to organize your semester syllabus for FYE 1220. Due to the demand for these presentations, we encourage you to request them early! Note: Counseling Center policy requires faculty to be present when they present to classes.

Academic

Georgia Southern Student Conduct Code
Presenter: Office of Student Conduct
Contact: Zwisel Gandia at 478-0059

Academic Dishonesty
Presenter: Office of Student Conduct
Contact: Zwisel Gandia at 478-0059

Helping Students Succeed: An Overview of the Student Disability Resource Center
Presenter: Student Disability Resource Center staff
Contact: Anna Marie Reich at 478-1566

Georgia Southern University History
Presenter: Dr. Brent Tharp
Contact: Dr. Brent Tharp at 478-5444

Natural and Cultural history of coastal plain Georgia
Presenter: Dr. Brent Tharp
Contact: Dr. Brent Tharp at 478-5444

Programming related to current changing exhibits
Presenter: Dr. Brent Tharp
Contact: Dr. Brent Tharp at 478-5444

Adjusting to College

Adjusting to College
Presenter: Counseling Center Staff
Counseling & Career Development Center, at 478-5541
Instructions for making outreach requests

Depression
Presenter: Counseling Center Staff
Counseling & Career Development Center, at 478-5541
Instructions for making outreach requests

Relationship Concerns
Presenter: Counseling Center Staff
Counseling & Career Development Center, at 478-5541
Instructions for making outreach requests

Anxiety
Presenter: Counseling Center Staff
Counseling & Career Development Center, at 478-5541
Instructions for making outreach requests

Homesickness
Presenter: Counseling Center Staff
Counseling & Career Development Center, at 478-5541
Instructions for making outreach requests

Peer Mentoring
Presenter: Academic Success Center Staff
Contact: ASC Staff at 478-5371, http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/

Advisement/Registering on WINGS

Academic Advising
Presenter: FYE staff
Contact: Karen Deal at 478-3939

Choosing a Major
Presenter: FYE staff
Contact: Karen Deal at 478-3939

Choosing a Major
Presenter: Career Services Staff
Contact: Presentation Request Form

Choosing a Major
Presenter: Counseling Center Staff
Contact: Counseling & Career Development Center at 478-5541
Instructions for making outreach requests

Campus Safety

Sexual Harassment Prevention
Presenter: Joel Wright, Director of Equal Opportunity & Title IX
Contact: jpwright@georgiasouthern.edu at 478-5136

Active Shooter on Campus
Presenter: Danny Garrigus, Public Safety Investigator/Crime Prevention
Contact: Danny Garrigus at 478-5234

Cyber Crimes
Presenter: Danny Garrigus, Public Safety Investigator/Crime Prevention
Contact: Danny Garrigus at 478-5234

Illegal Drugs
Presenter: Danny Garrigus, Public Safety Investigator/Crime Prevention
Contact: Danny Garrigus at 478-5234

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
Presenter: Counseling Center Staff
Contact: Counseling & Career Development Center at 478-5541
Instructions for making outreach requests

Crime Prevention and Safety on Campus
Presenter: Danny Garrigus, Public Safety Investigator/Crime Prevention
Contact: Danny Garrigus at 478-5234

HIV: The New Epidemic
Presenter: Health Services Staff
Contact: LaShanda Johnson or 912-478-1732

Bystander Intervention Training
Presenter: Kim Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant- Dean of Students
Contact: Kim Brown at 912-478-3362

Careers

Introduction to Career Services/ CRC Tour and Scavenger Hunt
Presenter: Career Services Staff
Contact: Presentation Request Form

Career Planning
Presenter: Career Services Staff
Contact: Presentation Request Form

Communication
Presenter: Counseling Center Staff
Contact: Counseling & Career Development Center at 478-5541
Instructions for making outreach requests

Informational Interviews
Presenter: Career Services Staff
Contact: Presentation Request Form

Experiential Educational
Presenter: Career Services Staff
Contact: Presentation Request Form

Resume Writing
Presenter: Career Services Staff
Contact: Presentation Request Form

Interviewing Skills
Presenter: Career Services Staff
Contact: Presentation Request Form

Self Directed Search ($5 assessment)
Presenter: Career Services Staff
Contact: Presentation Request Form

Computers

Various computer seminars
Presenter: Henderson Library Staff
Contact: Ruth Baker at 478-7823

IT Services at Georgia Southern University
Presenter: Information Technology Services
Contact: Paul Reaves at 478-5429

Overview of Google Apps (for Students)
Presenter: Daniel Rivera
Contact: Daniel Rivera at 478-5130

Diversity

Presentation: Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies
Presenter: Joel Wright, Director of Equal Opportunity & Title IX
Contact: jpwright@georgiasouthern.edu at 478-5136

Understanding Diversity & Inclusion
Presenter: Multicultural Student Center
Contact: Takeshia Brown at 478-5409

Crossing the Line
Presenter: Vickie Shaw
Contact: Vickie Shaw, 478-5406

Environmental and Wellness Issues

Be Well, Do Well: How to Live Well in College
Presenter: Michele Martin
Contact: Michele Martin

Breaking Down the Stigma of Sexually Transmitted Infections
Presenter: Gemma Skuraton
Contact: Gemma Skuraton or 912-478-1283

Self Care
Presenter: Gemma Skuraton
Contact: Gemma Skuraton or 912-478-1283

The Cycle of Stress & Sleep
Presenter: Michele Martin
Contact: Michele Martin

Sustainability
Presenter: Center for Sustainability – Green Ambassadors
Contact: Center for Sustainability at 478-5895; Dr. Lissa Leege, Faculty Advisor at 478-0800

Financial Aid/Finances

Financial Aid Information
Presenter: Financial Aid Counselors
Contact: Kristie Sanders at 912-478-0300 to schedule a time for a Counselor to come present to your class.

Getting Involved

Sorority and Fraternity Membership
Presenter: Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
Contact: Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, 478-5185

Learn. Serve. Lead.
Presenter: Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement
Contact: Sean Payne at 478-1435

Getting Involved
Presenter: Office of Student Activities
Contact: Memory Littles, Assistant Director, at 478-7270

GA Southern Spirit and Traditions
Presenter: Office of Student Activities
Contact: Memory Littles, Assistant Director, at 478-7270

International Programs
Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
Presenter: Office of International Studies
Contact: Danielle Smith at 478-7968 or Office of International Studies at 478-0332
Leadership

What is Student Government Association and How can it help you?
Presenter: Executive Board Member or Senator of SGA
Contact: Dylan Johnson: 478-0655

The Challenge Course – Team Building and Leadership Development
Presenter: CRI Professional Staff
Contact: Dave Rector, Southern Adventures, 478-5436

Conflict Resolution
Presenter: Counseling Center Staff
Contact: Counseling & Career Development Center at 478-5541
Instructions for making outreach requests

Stress Management
Presenter: Counseling Center Staff
Contact: Counseling & Career Development Center at 478-5541
Instructions for making outreach requests

Learn. Serve. Lead.
Presenter: Office of Leadership & Community Engagement
Contact: Sean Payne at 478-1435
Student Health

Breaking Down the Stigma of Sexually Transmitted Infections
Presenter: Gemma Skuraton
Contact: Gemma Skuraton or 912-478-1283

Be Well, Do Well: How to Live Well in College
Presenter: Michele Martin
Contact: Michele Martin

Group Fitness: Putting variety, fun, and accountability into your routine
Presenter: CRI Staff
Contact: CRI Staff

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
Presenter: Nicole Withers
Contact: Nicole Withers at 478-2462

Alcohol and Other Drugs – Reducing your risk
Presenter: Nicole Withers
Contact: Nicole Withers at 478-2462

Alcohol Education, Public Safety, and Crime Prevention
Presenter: Danny Garrigus, Public Safety Investigator/Crime Prevention
Contact: Danny Garrigus at 478-5264
*FYE 1220 faculty who are interested in combining four or more classes together for a program on alcohol education should contact the Health Education Office at 478-1732.

Get Fit! – Everyday strategies to incorporate exercise into your daily life
Presenter: CRI staff
Contact: CRI Staff

The Benefits & Basics of Yoga: How yoga can improve your overall well-being
Presenter: CRI staff
Contact: CRI Staff

Student Media
Student Media and College Life
Presenter: David Simpson
Contact: David Simpson at 478-0069
Study Skills

Test Anxiety
Presenter: Counseling Center Staff
Contact: Counseling & Career Development Center, at 478-5541
Instructions for making outreach requests

College Survival Study Skills
Presenter: Academic Success Center Staff
Contact: ASC Staff at 478-5371, http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/

Goal Setting
Presenter: Academic Success Center Staff
Contact: ASC Staff at 478-5371, http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/

Learning Styles
Presenter: Academic Success Center Staff
Contact: ASC Staff at 478-5371, http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/

Note Taking
Presenter: Academic Success Center Staff
Contact: ASC Staff at 478-5371, http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/

Preparing for Exams
Presenter: Academic Success Center Staff
Contact: ASC Staff at 478-5371, http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/

Reading Effectively
Presenter: Academic Success Center Staff
Contact: ASC Staff at 478-5371, http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/

Take Control of Your Academic Future
Presenter: Academic Success Center Staff
Contact: ASC Staff at 478-5371, http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/

Time Management
Presenter: Academic Success Center Staff
Contact: ASC Staff at 478-5371, http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/

Information on Writing Center
Presenter: Writing Center Staff
Contact Information: Dr. Michael A. Pemberton 478-1383, http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/writingc/

Time Management
Time Management
Presenter: Academic Success Center Staff
Contact: ASC Staff at 478-5371, http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/
Tours

Tours of the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University
Contact: Kathy Tucker at 478-1507

Tours of Center of Art and Theatre
Contact: Jason Hoelscher, Gallery Director & Assistant Professor of Art
478-2788

Tours of the Georgia Southern Museum
Contact: Dr. Brent Tharp, Museum Director at 478-5444

Tours of the Performing Arts Center
Contact: Stacie McDaniel, Director at 478-0830

Tours of the Russell Union
Presenter: Russell Union Staff
Contact: Marcya Barreiro, Assistant Director of Facilities and Event Staff at 478-1520

Tours of the RAC
Presenter: RAC Staff
Contact:  CRI Staff

Tours of Student Media
Presenter: Haley Clark
Contact: Haley Clark at 478-7459

Tours of the Center for Wildlife Education and Lamar Q. Ball, Jr. Raptor Center
Contact: Center for Wildlife Education and Lamar Q. Ball, Jr. Raptor Center Administrative Coordinator at 478-0831

Last updated: 11/20/2017

First-Year Experience • P.O. Box 8145 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-3939 • fye@georgiasouthern.edu