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Fall Programming

Get involved with Student Support Services

Student Support Services offers a variety of programming. These events are geared toward helping students get to know each other better and develop skills to enhance their degree.

Fall Events

SSS New Student Welcome and Information Sharing

Facilitator: Faith Pawelski, SSS Tutoring Coordinator
This is an opportunity for new SSS students to meet over pizza, become familiar with the wide range of services available through the SSS program, and learn more about the campus.

Thursday, Sept. 2, 5:00-6:15 pm, South Dakota Ballroom, Davies Center 340A


Taking Care of Business: Financial Aspects of Starting College

Facilitator: Charlie Krula, SSS Academic Advising Coordinator
Financial management is a life skill best learned and practiced early in college. Learn how to anticipate your college costs, understand your financial aid, and manage your student account; plan and prepare for future expenses such as living off-campus.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387
Thursday, Sept. 16, 10:00-10:50 am, Phillips 387
Thursday, Sept. 16, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


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.

Thursday, Sept. 30, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Vicki Lord Larson 2136


Career Seminar: Career Planning for First-Year Students

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator, and ARCC Advisors
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:

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 3:00-4:30 pm,  ­­­Ho-Chunk Room, Davies Center 320E or 
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 3:30-5:00 pm, ­­­Ho-Chunk Room, Davies Center 320E
Attendance is required for all first-year students in the SSS Program.


Five-Day Study Plan

Facilitator: Faith Pawelski, SSS Tutoring Coordinator
Join those students who walk into their exams with confidence. This workshop will show you how to review your status in each course and make study plans for exams.

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387
Thursday, Oct. 7, 10:00-10:50 am, Phillips 387
Thursday, Oct. 7, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


Housing Alternatives

Facilitator: Housing Staff and SSS Students
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 a contract.

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 10:00-10:50 am, Phillips 387
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387


Adventures Abroad

Facilitator: International Education Staff 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 International Education staff and SSS students who have traveled abroad.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387
Thursday, Oct. 21, 10:00-10:50 am, Phillips 387
Thursday, Oct. 21, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


Career Seminar: Professional and Networking for Second-Year Students

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator
Professionalism and networking can be important in securing employment. Learn how to make a positive impression in professional settings and how to use formal and informal networks to your advantage.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4:30-6:30 pm, Dulany (122) in Davies Center or
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4:30-6:30 pm, Dulany (122) in Davies Center                     
Attendance is required for all second-year students in the SSS Program.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

Facilitator: Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Executive Director for Diversity and Inclusion
This is an opportunity to learn about the university’s programs, offices, initiatives, and training that focus on EDI issues. You will find out what you can do to improve the campus climate.

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387
Thursday, Oct. 28, 10:00-10:50 am, Phillips 387
Thursday, Oct. 28, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


What Professors Want: Developing Positive Relationships With Faculty 

Facilitator: UW-Eau Claire Professors
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. 3, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387
Thursday, Nov. 4, 10:00-10:50 am, Phillips 387
Thursday, Nov. 4, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


Registration and Degree Planning: Making Every Course Count

Facilitator: Charlie Krula, 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, Nov. 10, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387
Thursday, Nov. 11, 10:00-10:50 am, Phillips 387
Thursday, Nov. 11, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


Counseling Services at UW-Eau Claire

Facilitator: Counseling Services Staff
A staff member from Counseling Services will provide an overview of the mental health services available at UW-Eau Claire and will describe effective stress-management and self-care techniques.

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387
Thursday, Nov. 18, 10:00-10:50 am, Phillips 387
Thursday, Nov. 18, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


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 achievements. Certificates will be presented to all graduating students.

For Fall Graduates: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 12:00-1:00 pm, Dulany (Heritage 122A) in Davies Center


Managing Your Finances Today and Into the Future

Facilitator: Cooper Larson, Community Financial Education Coordinator, Royal Credit Union
Learn money-management strategies that will reduce your stress over finances. This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of credit cards and credit-building principles, along with advice on saving and spending, now and in the future.

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387
Thursday, Dec 2, 10:00-10:50 am, Phillips 387
Thursday, Dec. 2, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 222


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.

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Vicki Lord Larson 2136


 

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