First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

FYE Success Series: Fall 2018

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

Sex Signals (8/20, 8/21, 8/22)

Monday, August 20 at 7:00pm and 9:00 p.m. in Neesmith-Lane Auditorium
Tuesday, August 21 at 7:00pm and 9:00 p.m. in Neesmith-Lane Auditorium
Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00pm and 9:00 p.m. in Neesmith-Lane Auditorium

*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 Counelsing Center and the Sexual Assault Response Team

Follow Up Engagement Opportunities

Think Fast Trivia (8/23)

Thursday, August 23, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Williams Center Multipurpose Room

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

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Fresh Check Day (9/18)

Tuesday, September 18, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Recreation Activity Center

Fresh Check Day creates an approachable atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health. Fresh Check Day helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources and programs that exist on campus, in the community, and on a national level. During this fair-like event, there will be interactive booths, peer-to-peer messaging, free food, and exciting prizes and giveaways! One student will win a 32″ t.v.

Sponsored by University Wellness Program

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Jumpstarting Your Personal Finances with Peter Bielagus (9/19)

Wednesday, September 19 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

Follow Up Engagement Opportunities

RESCHEDULED! Succeeding Through Struggle: Overcoming Adversity and Creating Opportunity with Dr. Nathan Palmer (10/9)

Tuesday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Nessmith-Lane Auditorium
This event has been rescheduled to October 30th. See new event details.

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.

Follow Up Engagement Opportunities

The Key to Acing Courses, with Dr. Saundra McGuire  (10/16)

Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Nessmith-Lane Auditorium

For over a decade Saundra McGuire has been acclaimed for her presentations and workshops on metacognition and student learning. During this presentation, students will think about how they think and will walk away with the tools and strategies to improve their learning and success.

Sponsored by the Academic Success Center, the Center for Teaching Excellence, First-Year Experience, & University Housing

Follow Up Engagement Opportunities

Learning to Make Choices with Richard Hight (10/22)

October 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Williams Center Multipurpose Room

The choices you make will determine your immediate future and set you on the path for your life. Your choices will impact your career and financial security, personal and professional connections, as well as your health. You are expected to make wise choices – in life and work – however, you are not always taught how to sound choices. Wouldn’t it be terrific if you learned how to functionally observe and then make choices of value. This keynote will give you the basic structure to better understand the science and fine art of making choices. A distinction will also be made between a choice and a decision and how they are undeniably connected. There are three major driving forces in choice: Experience, Values, and Basic Personality. This keynote will teach you how these driving forces are affected by your views AND how to use them to your benefit.

Sponsored by Office of Leadership and Community Engagement

Follow Up Engagement Opportunities

The Hook-Up (10/24)

Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Nessmith-Lane Auditorium

The Hook-Up is based on the following learning objectives:

  • Provides an understanding of gender stereotypes and how they contribute to rape culture
  • Identifies the differences between a healthy hook-up, a regretted hook-up, and a sexual assault
  • Unpacks the importance and necessity of consent
  • Examines perpetrators’ use of hook-up culture norms, such as alcohol, to mask true intentions
  • Breaks through the myth that rape is really just a regretted sexual experience
  • Provides techniques for successful bystander intervention

Sponsored by Health Services

Follow Up Engagement Opportunities

New Date: Succeeding Through Struggle: Overcoming Adversity and Creating Opportunity with Dr. Nathan Palmer (10/30)

Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Nessmith-Lane Auditorium

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.

Follow Up Engagement Opportunities

Sex Signals (8/23)

Thursday, August 23 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Auditorium
*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 Counelsing Center and the Sexual Assault Response Team

Follow Up Engagement Opportunities

Succeeding Through Struggle: Overcoming Adversity and Creating Opportunity with Dr. Nathan Palmer (9/11)

Tuesday, September 11 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.

Follow Up Engagement Opportunities

Getting Your Finances in Order with Peter Bielagus (9/18)

Tuesday, September 18 at 12:30 p.m.
Savannah Ballroom A

This is a workshop targeted towards non-traditional students.

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

Follow Up Opportunities

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

Tuesday, September 18 at 2:00 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

Follow Up Opportunities

The Key to Acing Courses with Dr. Saundra McGuire  (10/17)

Wednesday, October 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Ogeechee Theatre

For over a decade Saundra McGuire has been acclaimed for her presentations and workshops on metacognition and student learning. During this presentation, students will think about how they think and will walk away with the tools and strategies to improve their learning and success.

Sponsored by the Academic Success Center, the Center for Teaching Excellence, First-Year Experience, & University Housing

Follow Up Engagement Opportunities

The Hook-Up (10/25)

Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Auditorium

The Hook-Up is based on the following learning objectives:

  • Provides an understanding of gender stereotypes and how they contribute to rape culture
  • Identifies the differences between a healthy hook-up, a regretted hook-up, and a sexual assault
  • Unpacks the importance and necessity of consent
  • Examines perpetrators’ use of hook-up culture norms, such as alcohol, to mask true intentions
  • Breaks through the myth that rape is really just a regretted sexual experience
  • Provides techniques for successful bystander intervention

Sponsored by Health Services

Follow Up Engagement Opportunities

Getting Your Finances in Order with Peter Bielagus (9/20)

Thursday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Room 107

WORKSHOP

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

 

Last updated: 10/12/2018

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