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Events and Activities

SSS Programming for Fall 2016

SSS New Student Welcome and Information Sharing

Facilitator: SSS staff
This is an opportunity for new SSS freshmen to meet other incoming students over pizza, become familiar with the wide range of services available through the SSS program, and learn more about the campus.
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 5:00-7:00 pm, Dakota (340) in Davies Center

Financial Planning
Facilitator:  SSS Academic Advising Coordinator
The costs of a college education keep increasing, but financial planning and budgeting can reduce your worry significantly, allowing you to focus more of your energies on learning.
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223 or
Thursday, Sept. 15, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223

Freshman Career Seminar

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator
This seminar assists students in exploring different majors and helps them learn about the skills and experiences employers are looking for in graduates.  All new freshmen should plan to attend one of the following sessions.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 3:30-5:00 pm, Ojibwe B (330B) in Davies Center or
Monday, Sept. 26, 3:30-5:00 pm, Ojibwe B (330B) in Davies Center
***Attendance is required for all first-year students in the SSS Program.

Life Savers:  Peer Suicide Prevention Training

Facilitator: Department of Social Work Faculty
This session will provide information to increase your awareness about suicide prevention so that you will know what steps to take when someone in your life seems to be suicidal.
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223 or

Thursday, Sept. 29, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223

SSS Open House

Facilitator: SSS Staff
Stop by the SSS office and chat with the staff, have some refreshments, and register to win door prizes.
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Old Library 2136

Practical Tips for Scholarships

Facilitator: SSS Academic Advising Coordinator
Many scholarships are available to students at UW-Eau Claire, but how do you locate them and write applications that get results?  Gain tips that could help you acquire additional funds for your education.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223 or
Thursday, Oct. 6, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223

Sophomore Career Seminar:  Professionalism 101

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator
Find out what employers expect from professionals in both formal and informal settings.  Students will learn how to dress, behave, and interact to make a positive impression in a variety of professional settings.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 5:00-7:30 pm, Dulany (122) in Davies Center or
Monday, Oct. 17, 5:00-7:30 pm, Dulany (122) in Davies Center
***Attendance is required for all second-year students in the SSS program.

Housing Alternatives

Facilitator: Deb Newman, Associate Director of Housing
Would it be best for you to live in a residence hall, an apartment by yourself, a house with friends?  Learn what factors to consider when deciding on a living arrangement and what questions to ask before you sign your name on the dotted line.
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223 or
Thursday, Oct. 13, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223

Registration and Degree Planning:  Making Every Course Count

Facilitator: SSS Academic Advising Coordinator
To graduate in the least amount of time, it is important to consider your entire degree program when you register for classes.  This session will provide practical advice on class registration and degree planning.
Wednesday, Oct 19, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223 or
Thursday, Oct. 20, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223

Adventures Abroad

Facilitator: Cheryl Lochner-Wright, International Education, and SSS students
Are you aware of the benefits of studying abroad?  Are you prepared to complete the application procedures?  Do you know the steps you need to take before leaving the country?  Learn from Cheryl Lochner-Wright and SSS students who have traveled abroad.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223 or
Thursday, Oct. 27, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223

What Professors Want:  Developing Positive Relationships with Faculty
Facilitators:  Ka Vang, UWEC Professors, and SSS Students
When you apply for scholarships, need recommendations for jobs, or want inside information about your field, it helps to know faculty members you can turn to.  Gain tips from students and professors on how to develop positive faculty relationships.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223 or
Thursday, Nov. 3, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223

Careers in the Helping Professions
Facilitator:  Andy Strowig, SSS Career Development Coordinator
If you enjoy working with the public and find fulfillment in helping others, there are many careers that would allow you to make use of your talent and passion.  Learn about the variety of careers in the helping professions.
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2:00-3:00 pm, Little Niagara (211) in Davies Center

Recognition Luncheon for Fall Graduates

Facilitator: Bruce Ouderkirk, SSS Director
SSS will host a luncheon for all program participants who are graduating in December in order to celebrate their achievement.  Certificates will be presented to all graduating students.
For Fall Graduates: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 12:00-1:00 pm, Dulany  (Heritage 122A) in Davies Center

5-Day Study Plan for Final Exams
Facilitator:  Ka Vang, SSS Tutoring Coordinator
Join those students who walk into their final exams with confidence.  This workshop will show you how to review your status in each course and make a final exam plan.
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223 or
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1:00-1:50 pm, Schneider 0223

Fuel Up for Finals

Take a break during finals to relax and have some treats. The SSS staff invites all program participants to stop by the SSS office for refreshments on the first day of final exams.
Friday, Dec. 16, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, in Old Library 2136