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Spring 2013 Skill-Shops
The Swift Kick Skill-Shops are designed to give you additional strategies and/or information in areas that can improve your success this semester. All skill-shops are condensed into one convenient hour and jam packed full of useful information. Are you looking to improve your study skills, learn more about careers, or do you have questions about financial aid and scholarships? Either way, we have you covered! Sign up today!
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  • JANUARY
  • FEBRUARY
  • MARCH
  • APRIL
MONTH DATE/TIME/LOCATION TOPIC PRESENTER
January

Tuesday 1/22
4:30-5:30 p.m.
PS 107

What do you mean I’m on Academic Probation?
This session will explain how you can end up on academic probation, what happens if you fail to meet academic standards for a second semester in a row and how to get back in good academic standing. This brief introduction to probation will be followed by a question and answer session.
TBA
       
January Wednesday 1/30
5:30-6:30 p.m.
PS 107
Time Management
Are you having a hard time learning how to balance your time between work, school, family, and friends? In this session you will learn more about prioritizing, scheduling, and making conscious choices about your time that get you closer to your goals and dreams.
Shannon Eskam
       
January Wednesday 1/30
2:00-3:00 p.m.
PS 111
Write, Wrote, Written
This workshop will present ideas to help students think through a "how" and a "why" for written assignments. The presentation will offer tools for reading assignments prompts and basic elements for constructing an essay.
Julia Whyde
       
MONTH DATE/TIME/LOCATION TOPIC PRESENTER
February

Wednesday 2/6
2:00-3:00 p.m.
PS 111
OR
Wednesday 2/20
3:30-4:30 p.m.
PS 109

Scholarships: From Search to Submit
Do you need extra money for school but not sure where to look or how to apply? In this session the scholarship application process will be covered. This will include how to find them, how to apply and attach documents. Information on what committees look for will also be covered to help you create an essay that is sure to grab attention!
Lisa Goss
       
February Tuesday 2/12
3:00-4:00 p.m.
PS 109
Reading that Sticks
This session will focus on specific strategies to use while reading textbooks. When implemented, these strategies will help you not only RETAIN what you read, but also help you process and understand the information you are reading. As a bonus these strategies also help decrease test anxiety!
Leanne Sims
       
February Wednesday 2/13
5:30-6:30 p.m.
PS 107
Note-Taking Strategies
Do you ever get confused about what to write down? In this session you will learn strategies for picking out the important information in a lecture and maybe learn some new ways of recording that information.
Shannon Eskam
       
February Thursday 2/14
4:30-5:30 p.m.
PS 107
Test Taking: It’s about what you KNOW, not what you don’t
Do you study, study, study and still struggle to do well on exams? In this session you will get several tips on how to improve your test prep and test taking abilities. *Note - this session will not cover test anxiety. There are 2 separate sessions to address test anxiety later in the semester.
Leanne Sims
       
February Wednesday 2/20
5:30-6:30 p.m.
PS 107
Emotional Intelligence
In this session you will learn how to create your own happiness and peace of mind by understating your own feelings and how they get you off course or keep you on course.
Shannon Eskam
       
February Thursday 2/21
3:00-4:00 p.m.
PS 109
Motivation
This session will provide you with a formula for Motivation. You will learn how to identify your level of motivation, what makes up motivation and steps to take to increase your motivation.
Kim Byrd
       
February Tuesday 2/26
1:00-2:00 p.m.
PS 107
Tackling Test Anxiety
This session will talk about and demonstrate some basic anxiety reducing skills, as well as give helpful information on how to deal with anxiety before and during tests. Helpful for anyone who dreads tests or deals with anxiety in general.
Amy Kirkman
       
February Thursday 2/28
12:00-1:00 p.m.
BU 309
Stress Management
In this session you will learn ways to manage the stress that comes with juggling the many roles a student has. You will also learn a number of ways to reduce your stress on a daily basis.
Teresa Wallace
       
MONTH DATE/TIME/LOCATION TOPIC PRESENTER
March Tuesday 3/19
4:00-5:00 p.m.
PS 107
Tackling Test Anxiety
This session will talk about and demonstrate some basic anxiety reducing skills, as well as give helpful information on how to deal with anxiety before and during tests. Helpful for anyone who dreads tests or deals with anxiety in general.
Amy Kirkman
       
March Wednesday 3/20
3:00-4:00 p.m.
PS 109
Motivation
This session will provide you with a formula for Motivation. You will learn how to identify your level of motivation, what makes up motivation and steps to take to increase your motivation.
Kim Byrd
       
March Tuesday 3/26
12:00-1:00 p.m.
BU 309
Smart Goal Setting and Beyond
People say it’s important to set goals but has anyone ever shown you how? In this session you will learn a step by step system to create effective goals and increase your chances of meeting them.
Teresa Wallace
       
April Wednesday 4/3
3:00-4:00 p.m.
PS 109
Identifying Disability
Have you ever felt like school is more challenging than it should be? Have you ever wondered if you have a disability? In this session you will learn signs and symptoms of various disabilities and get a sense for whether or not you should seek out a referral or evaluation.
Brent Heuer
       
April Tuesday 4/9
4:00-5:00 p.m.
PS 107
Hathaway & Financial Aid
Have questions about federal financial aid (grants, loans and/or scholarships)? Are you worried about losing financial aid eligibility? Have you lost it but would like to earn it back? These questions and more will be addressed in this presentation and will be followed by a Q & A period.
Lizzy Hede
       
April Wednesday 4/10
12:00-1:00 p.m.
BU 309
What’s Right With You?
After a wild and windy Wyoming winter, it’s time to enjoy an emotional boost. This invigorating introduction to positive psychology and resilience will lift your spirits and brighten your steps into springtime. Learn how to dump the “Killer Ds” from your life; embrace adversity as an opportunity for growth; and celebrate your “Signature Strengths.” Come and revel in what’s right with you.
Teresa Wallace
       
April

Monday 4/15
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Roberts Commons Lobby
OR
Tuesday 4/16
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Physical Science Lobby

Advising Basics
Everyone is welcome! Especially useful for: first semester freshman, general studies students, exploring/undecided students. Outcomes: Become your own best advocate, become informed and prepared, figure out general education requirements, scrutinize the course schedule, shape your next semester class schedule.

Janet de Vries
(4/15 session)


Wes Bertagnole
(4/16 session)

       
April Wednesday 4/24
3:00-4:00 p.m.
PS 109
Resume Writing
Do you know what employers want to see on your resume? Can you write a cover letter that demonstrates your versatile skills and catches their attention? In this session you will learn more about how to prepare professional documents for professional positions. You don’t want to miss this one- your future depends on it!
Wes Bertagnole
       
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