First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

FYE Success Series, 2016

Think Fast Trivia: 8/23
Tuesday, August 23, 7:00 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room
Win a $200 cash prize by showing off your knowledge with this fast-paced and competitive game show. Trivia topics include music, pop culture, and alcohol and drug-related facts. Only currently enrolled students are eligible to play and win a cash prize. Please bring your Eagle ID. Note: space is limited. Please arrive early to guarantee a spot.Sponsored by the Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs
Sex Signals: 8/29-9/1

Monday, August 29, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30, 3:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31, 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 1, 3:30, 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 September 3 for the alternate assignment.

Sponsored by Counseling and Career Development Center

State of the University: 9/7

Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 p.m.
Russell Union Ballroom

Please join President Herbert at his first address to Georgia Southern students. His address will highlight the university’s accomplishments during the past year and outline the challenges and goals for the coming year to the campus community. First-year students in particular are encouraged to attend, as this event can help to clarify the expectations of the university community. In addition, the opportunity to ask questions directly to University Administration enhances the overall university experience for all students.

Sponsored by Student Government Association

Up In Flames: 9/13

Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center

Up in Flames is a fire safety fair designed to give students the opportunity to connect with various partners around campus and Statesboro that are in some way related to fire prevention or response. Through a variety of exciting and interactive modules, students have the opportunity to use a fire extinguisher, identify prohibited residence hall items that could cause a fire, go through an obstacle course in firefighter gear, and identify types of burns and preliminary treatment, among other things. The event concludes with the opportunity to watch a model residence hall room go “up in flames.” Units are built so that students can observe the effects of a fire with no sprinkler system, and a similar fire when a sprinkler system is in place. Don’t think that sprinkler systems save you from getting charged though! There’s water damage to think about!

Sponsored by University Housing

Major in Success with Patrick Combs: 9/20

Tuesday, September 20, 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

Majors Fair: 9/22

Thursday, September 22, 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

Jump Start Your Personal Finances with Peter Bielagus: 9/27-29

Tuesday, September 27, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 29, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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

Money management problems are now the number one reason students drop out of college. Many that do graduate often find themselves with so much debt, that their career choice cannot support the payments.

In this interactive program (yes, students are encouraged to use their cell phones during the presentation) Peter serves up a bunch of “start now” strategies that help students manage their debt, control their spending, protect their identities and increase their credit scores, all without ever getting a credit card.

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

Increasing Diversity Competence with Maura Cullen: 9/27

Tuesday, September 27, 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


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

Last updated: 9/9/2016

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