First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

FYE Success Series: Fall 2017

NOTE: Fall 2017 events are still being added. All events will be finalized by June 1.

Sex Signals: 8/28 – 8/31

Monday, August 28, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 29, 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30, 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

*All events are in the Nessmith-Lane Building Auditorium, room 1915. Each performance is 90 minutes.*

This unorthodox, humor-facilitated presentation examines dating, sex, gender stereotypes, sexual assault and bystander intervention. The program includes audience participation and contains explicit language and content. The presentation is limited to the first 350 people only. We recommend you choose multiple presentation times and arrive early to ensure you can get into one of them. Attendance verification will be provided at the close of each show.

The program or an alternate requirement is required for all FYE 1220 students. Students who have concerns about attending Sex Signals should see their FYE 1220 professor prior to the August 28 for the alternate assignment.

Sponsored by Counseling and Career Development Center

Stand Up for Your Dream with Colin Ryan: 9/19 – 9/20

Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

*All performances are in the Nessmith-Lane Building Auditorium, room 1915*

The key to your freedom is the way you manage your money. Full of hilarious stories, cutting edge research, and crowd participation, Colin’s talk will discuss:

  • Making money, borrowing safely, and spending smarter;
  • Developing healthy money values in a consumer culture;
  • Understanding our behavior and emotion around money;
  • Adopting the surprising habits of the rich; and
  • Where to go in your community for good financial guidance.

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

Majors Fair: 9/21

Thursday, September 21, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Russell Union Ballroom

Thinking of changing majors? Want to learn more about how to get involved in your current major? Drop into the Majors Fair anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on September 22 to confirm your current major, explore major options and network with faculty.

Students will have an opportunity to meet with faculty, students and advisement professionals from the many departments and schools across campus in one central location.

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

Increasing Diversity Competence with Maura Cullen: 9/26

Tuesday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Russell Union Theatre

Dr. Maura Cullen has been referred to as being the best there is at simplifying the complex issues of diversity in an entertaining and educational manner. Since 1987, Dr. Cullen has been capturing the hearts and minds of people with her dynamic seminars and speaking engagements throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Maura is considered one of the foremost authorities on issues of diversity and leadership having worked with over 500 organizations with audiences ranging from 8 to 8,000 people.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Center

Major in Success with Patrick Combs: 10/3

Tuesday, October 3, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center

Come take part in an event that is a fun and interactive way to learn how to be successful in life! Patrick Combs is a career coach and best-selling author that travels coast-to-coast teaching college students how to Major in Success. The book, appropriately titled Major in Success, provides information regarding which types of involvement will benefit students most after college. It also points out ways to become a dedicated student in order to make your college experience easier. Patrick discusses the importance of the “unassigned homework.” What “unassigned homework” do you plan to start this semester to get ahead in your career?

Sponsored by Career Services

Metacognition: The Key to Acing Courses, with Saundra McGuire: 10/30

Monday, October 30, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

All students who are admitted to college have the ability to ace their courses.  However, most students did not acquire effective learning strategies in high school, and resort to memorizing information just before tests. This strategy usually yields poor results, with students earning grades much lower than their ability.  This interactive workshop will introduce students to cognitive science based learning strategies that help all students experience meaningful, transferable learning, resulting in A’s in their courses!

The Success Series is sponsored in part by the Georgia Southern Parents Association


Last updated: 5/22/2017

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