First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

FYE Success Series: Fall 2019

DRAFT: Dates, times, and descriptions subject to change.

Think Fast Trivia (8/22)

Thursday, August 22 at time TBA
Location TBD

Win a $200 in Amazon.com gift cards 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 prizes. You must bring your Eagle ID.

Sponsored by University Wellness Program

Sex Signals (8/26, 8/27, 8/28, 8/29)

Monday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in Neesmith-Lane Auditorium
Tuesday, August 27 at 3:00 p.m. in Williams Center Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in Neesmith-Lane Auditorium
Wednesday, August 28 at 3:00 p.m. in Williams Center Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in Neesmith-Lane Auditorium
Thursday, August 29 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in Williams Center Multipurpose Room

*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.

Sponsored by Counseling Center and the Sexual Assault Response Team

Growth Mindset with Trevor Ragan (9/11)

Wednesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Nessmith-Lane Auditorium

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

Jumpstarting Your Personal Finances with Peter Bielagus (9/18)

Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Nessmith-Lane Auditorium

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

Make Your Home Among Strangers with Author Jennine Crucet (10/9)

October 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center (PAC) Theatre

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

Beat the Blame Game  (10/9)

Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Nessmith-Lane Auditorium

 

Sponsored by Health Services

The Other 4.0 That Really Matters with Jullien Gordon (10/15)

Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Nessmith-Lane Auditorium 

 

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

Succeeding Through Struggle: Overcoming Adversity and Creating Opportunity with Dr. Nathan Palmer (10/29)

Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center (PAC) Theatre

This talk is for any student who is struggling academically (or in life) or who has ever felt that there isn’t a place for them in higher education. Students will be encouraged to creatively solve the problems they are facing. Students will learn how they can reframe struggle and come to see it as an opportunity to do the work that matters to them. Finally, students will hear all of this from a speaker who has earned a PhD despite having multiple learning differences, being a special education student, and struggling academically and financially throughout the entire process.

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

 

Sex Signals (8/29, 8/30)

Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Ogeechee Theatre
Friday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in Ogeechee Theatre
*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 . We recommend you arrive early to ensure you can get into one of these sessions. Attendance verification will be provided at the close of each show.

Sponsored by Counseling Center and the Sexual Assault Response Team

Growth Mindset with Trevor Ragan (9/12)

Thursday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Ogeechee Theatre

First-Year Experience

Getting Your Finances in Order with Peter Bielagus (9/17)

Tuesday, September 17 at 12:30 p.m.
Savannah Ballroom A

This is a workshop targeted towards non-traditional students, but all students are welcome to attend.

For almost a decade now, Peter Bielagus has been criss crossing the world, speaking with groups about how to secure their own financial future. Everyone can benefit from sound financial planning and Peter engages audiences of all backgrounds in ways to help them.

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

Jumpstarting Your Personal Finances with Peter Bielagus (9/17)

Tuesday, September 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Ogeechee Theater

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

Succeeding Through Struggle: Overcoming Adversity and Creating Opportunity with Dr. Nathan Palmer (10/2)

Wednesday, October 2 at 12:30 p.m.
Ogeechee Theatre

This talk is for any student who is struggling academically (or in life) or who has ever felt that there isn’t a place for them in higher education. Students will be encouraged to creatively solve the problems they are facing. Students will learn how they can reframe struggle and come to see it as an opportunity to do the work that matters to them. Finally, students will hear all of this from a speaker who has earned a PhD despite having multiple learning differences, being a special education student, and struggling academically and financially throughout the entire process.

Beat the Blame Game  (10/9)

Wednesday, October 9 at 12:30 p.m.
Ogeechee Theatre

 

Sponsored by Health Services

Make Your Home Among Strangers with Author Jennine Crucet (10/10)

Thursday, October 10 at 12:30 p.m.
Ogeechee Theatre

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

The Other 4.0 That Really Matters with Jullien Gordon  (10/16)

Wednesday, October 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Ogeechee Theatre

 

Sponsored by First-Year Experience

Last updated: 6/10/2019

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