Session 3

Session 3:  July 23 - 29
  Time Workshop/Activity Presenter Location Description

Monday

July 24th

 

 

1:00 pm

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1:45 pm

Neag School of Education, Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Teacher Preparation Program 

Optional Activity

Mia Hines & Dominique Battle-Lawson, Academic Advisors, Neag School of Education GENT 142 Are you interested in a career in teaching? Come to this session to hear more about what our teacher preparation program has to offer, the benefits of becoming a teacher in the state of Connecticut,  and how to apply to this program once you are a student at the University of Connecticut.

2:00 pm

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3:10 pm

Making ‘Major’ Decisions – The Role of Values James  Hill, Ph.D., Director, UConn Academic Center for Exploratory Students Oak 110 In the course of our daily lives we make numerous decisions – what clothes to wear, what food to eat, what activity to pursue, when to study, sleep, play, eat, etc.  Most of these decisions are simple with minimal consequences, however, we often struggle with larger decisions – what college to attend, what major to pursue, what friend to spend time with, etc.  In making these larger or more ‘major’ decisions our values come into play.  In fact, research has shown that if ‘major’ decisions are made in congruence with our values we are happier and more motivated individuals.  In this workshop, we will explore our values and the role they play in our decision making process – using the backdrop of the college selection and college major selection processes.   Come ready to contemplate your values, and participate in some activities to help identify your key values and their impact on your decision making.  
Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship reSET  Oak 108 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship explores the challenges and benefits of using innovation and entrepreneurship to make a positive impact.  Topics of study will include innovation, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, benefit corporations and the support resources available.  Students will be encouraged to think about entrepreneurship from the perspective of profitability, and the potential for positive social and/or environmental impact.
Resume Writing Emily K Merritt, Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Center for Career Development Oak 111 In a competitive job market gaining a competitive advantage in resume writing will increase your chances of success. This presentation you will learn how to draft a resume, how to plan ahead by thinking about what you want your resume to look like in the future, and determine what skills you have gained so far and what skills you want to gain from future experiences.
Info Session and Tour Lodewick Visitors Center Lodewicks Visitor Center The Lodewick Visitors Center will provide a 30 minute info session followed by a guided tour leaders which will provide information about the admission process, our quality academic programs and campus life.

3:30 pm

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4:40 pm

Making ‘Major’ Decisions– Exploring Our Interests James  Hill, Ph.D., Director, UConn Academic Center for Exploratory Students Oak 110 Nature vs. Nurture – as individuals our personalities are shaped by our genetics (nature) and the environment (nurture).  We may have certain preferences that are intrinsically imbedded into who we are based on our genetics, but we also have extrinsically developed components of our personalities.  Each individual’s personality is unique, because of these two intertwined forces.  Our personalities come into play when making decisions about many things.  We might have certain inherent preferences, like working a group or alone, that guide our decisions.  We are also shaped by our interests that develop from our experiences, our family environment, etc. in who we are and how we might choose certain activities, roles, etc.  Interests – the more extrinsically shaped component of your personality will be explored in this workshop.    We will explore how interests can help us decide on an academic major, and the importance of extracurricular involvement (based on our interests) in skill development.  Come prepared to explore your potential interests, and to contemplate and discuss your personal journey.
Effective Interpersonal Communication  Sergeant Jayson Hyland, UConn Police Department  Oak 108

A core element of all healthy relationships and larger communities is communication. Being able to both relay and understand messages is absolutely essential to good, healthy communication.

This program provides a brief overview of communication methods, examples of both poor and effective communication, human communication methods, message delivery and barriers to effective communication. 

Values Workshop  Abigail Colburn, PCS Hall Coordinator, UConn Graduate Student Oak 111

Students will participate in an activity that will help them to define their core values. They will learn how these values and other life experiences impact decision making and interaction with other.  

Master the Art of Public Speaking Michael Mallory Jr., Founder - I'm So Education & UConn Graduate Student Oak 106 Public speaking can be intimidating, but it often is the deciding factor in upward mobility. This session breaks down the common fears and phobias of public speaking while having students perform activities that boost confidence.

Tuesday 

July 25th

5:00 pm

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5:45 pm

Zumba Class

Optional Activity

Brooke Dragon, UConn Recreation, Intern Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center Arrive 15 minutes early! Bring a towel and water.

Wednesday

July 26th

 

 

 

2:00 pm

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4:40 pm

Learning Community Innovation Zone (LCIZ) Cody D. Ryan, Program Assistant, UConn First Year Programs & Learning Communities NextGen Hall: LCIZ Taking place in UConn's fully equipped Learning Community Innovation Zone (LCIZ), participants will gain knowledge of  the various tools and equipment associated with a makerspace including 3D printers, a CNC milling machine, hand tools, a textile station, and an electronics station. This is an interactive, hands-on, workshop designed to help you learn and think differently while exploring the world around you.  Participants will experiment, imagine, make mistakes and adjustments to plans, and ultimately, discover where their imagination can take them while creating something they can take home.  Students participating in this workshop must watch a Safety Training Video prior to the workshop.  

2:00 pm

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3:10 pm

Tips for the College Application Essay Tom Deans, Professor, Director of UConn's Writing Center Oak 108 Crafting an engaging college application essay isn’t easy. This workshop will offer some coaching on which common traps to avoid and what kinds of approaches tend to work.
Success in STEM UConn Academic Achievement Center Oak 110 Specific study skills and reading techniques for succeeding in your Science, Engineering, & Math courses.
“VISION BOARD: I Can See My Future and It Looks Good!” Tashesha "Miss Divine Lady" Ricketts, Realtor, MSW, Daughters of Divine Destiny (D3) Academy, Inc.  GENT 140  Where do you see yourself in the future? Next month, next year or even the next ten years?! What is your dream job? Your dream life? Your dream income? Let’s plan it together by creating your VISION BOARD! Vision boarding is a creative way of setting goals and visualizing your dreams is a fun and artistic way.

3:30 pm

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4:40 pm

4 Strategies for Writing with Style Tom Deans, Professor, Director of UConn's Writing Center Oak 108 Most writing does its job sufficiently well, in workman-like fashion. But some prose, academic and otherwise, has a real pulse.  People like it rather than just tolerate it. We’ll cover 4 strategies—compression, old-to-new sequencing, tactical emphasis, and parentheticals—that can give your writing style more verve, more voice.
Hands on Drumming Craig Norton, Photographer and Musician Garrigus Lounge  This experience will take you on a musical journey, playing traditional songs from around the globe, creating our own rhythms, taking turns leading and experiencing improvisation, creative movement and dance. Participants experience many positive life skills including respect, leadership, teamwork, cooperation, listening, and communication skills as well as musical and cultural awareness. Native American, African, Caribbean and Latin stories, song and dance are all integrated in a participatory experience.
The Power of my Story Zulynette Morales, MSW (Community Organizing),Performing Poet & Visual Artist  Oak 109 Here's a secret: Everyone is a poet, because everyone has a story to tell.
In this workshop participants will be guided by an experienced spoken word artist in writing and sharing their story through poetry.

Thursday 

July 27th

5:00 pm

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7:00 pm

Taking Chances with Canvas

Optional Activity

Zulynette Morales, MSW (Community Organizing),Performing Poet & Visual Artist  Garrigus Lounge Join this fun-filled session where you will be guided in painting your very own master piece.

Friday

July 28th

2:00 pm

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3:10 pm

Graphic Novels in the 21st Century

Ty McNamee, PCS Hall Coordinator, HESA Graduate and now PhD Student at Teachers College

Oak 111

Book-length comics, better known today as graphic novels, detail stories of the past, present, and future. In this workshop, you will explore the history and concepts behind graphic novels, specifically through reading and discussing the 2014 adventure story Ms. Marvel. You will also get the opportunity to make your own graphic novel about a story in your life!

Pharmacy Compounding Practice Robin Bogner, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences PBB 230

Dr. Bogner and pharmacy students will help you to prepare a medicinal ointment in the School of Pharmacy’s Compounding Laboratory.  When there is no commercially available drug product for a particular patient’s need, pharmacists who specialize in compounding are called upon to make a suitable dosage using FDA approved drugs and other ingredients.  We will discuss compounding as a way to fill a gap in treatment for certain patients while making a compounded preparation that provides an example of a general chemistry concept.

Positioning the Most Important Product Kevin McEvoy, PhD, Assistant Professor-in-Residence UConn's Marketing Department Oak 109 Participants will be introduced to the concepts of differentiation and positioning. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and practice using these concepts. The focus will be on the personal development of each participant.
Exploring Multiple Intelligence Danielle DeRosa, Student & Staff Development Manager, Neag School of Education Oak 108 Learn more about the theory of Multiple Intelligences in a fun, hands on way!  This workshop will allow students to explore the different ways in which we are “smart” by traveling through stations that represent various domains of intelligence.  After completing the hands-on stations, students will have the chance to debrief their experience and make connections to their own learning styles and academic experiences.

3:30 pm

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4:40 pm

Closing Ceremony Pre-College Summer Faculty & Staff Student Union Theater  Close out the week with student recognition from faculty and staff.