Below is a tentative list of the Information Workshop at Welcome Days from 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated) on Friday, August 24th.
10 Things Students Should Know Before Starting College
Location: BH 236
Description: Attending college is an exciting time of new friendships, growth and learning. Make the most of your time here with these tips for studying, healthy living and managing both your time and stress.
Presenter: Albert Angelo (Lecturer, Human Sexuality Studies & Health Educator, Student Health Services)
420 at SF State
Location: HUM 126
Description: Everything you need to know about marijuana at SF State including legal issues, changes in California law, medical marijuana, living in residence halls and more.
Presenters: Michael Ritter (Program Director, Preventative Education Programs (PEP)) & Patrick McFall (Judicial Coordinator, Residential Life)
Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative, Race and Resistance Studies
Location: HUM 119
Description: AMED is an academic program, research center and community connected initiative in the Historic College of Ethnic Studies. AMED offers state of the art introduction and in-depth study of Arab and Muslim communities and their ethnicities (non - Arabs, in Arab countries and non-Muslims in Muslim majority communities) and their diasporas.
Presenters: Rabab Abdulhadi (Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race & Resistance Studies; Senior Scholar, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED)), Loubna Qutami (Executive Director, Arab Cultural and Community Center and Graduate students in Ethnic Studies with AMED focus) & Jackie Husary (Vice President Arab Cultural and Community Center)
Ask about your Student Government
Location: HUM 129
Description: Associated Students Incorporated, (ASI) is your student government. Learn how to get involved with the ASI Board, committees and programs; and explore internship opportunities.
Presenters: Board of Directors (Associated Students, Inc.)
Avoid the Freshman 15
Location: HUM 582
Description: An interactive clinic that will present new students and parents with all available resources to stay healthy and active.
Presenter: John Penacerrada (Program Director, Village Fitness Center)
Campus Recreation Department: Something for Everyone
Location: HUM 579
Description: Discover the variety of recreation and wellness activities available on campus, including Intramurals and Group Fitness/Wellness class hours with basketball, weight lifting, cardio, swimming and other activities.
Presenters: Ajani Byrd (Director, Campus Recreation), Tina Rossi (Fitness/Wellness Coordinator), Ryan Fetzer (Campus Recreation/Intramural/Sport Club Coordinator) & Venice Adams (Campus Recreation/Facilities & Recreation Coordinator, Campus Recreation)
CockTales--Deconstructing & Re-examining Masculinity
Location: HUM 301
Description: This is a social justice workshop. Our hope is to inform and recruit young men in being allies against all forms of oppression.
Presenter: Ismael de Guzman (Prevention Education Specialist, The SAFE Place/Men Can Stop Violence)
Find out How to make Friends, Make Money & Make a Difference through Community Service Learning
Description: Discover how you can earn units, win awards and internships, build leadership skills, gain valuable professional experience, and make a difference through course-related community service.
Presenters: Perla Barrientos (Director of Community Service Learning, Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE)) & Bonnie Hale (ICCE Senior Program Coordinator, (ICCE))
Fun in the City
Location: HUM 386
Description: If you are new to the San Francisco Bay Area and have an interest in arts, culture, and other fun activities this workshop is a must for you. In this workshop you will become familiar with a variety of activities you can access as well as how to stay safe while having fun.
Presenter: Karla Castillo (Assistant Program Director, Prevention Education Programs)
Gator Athletics & You
Location: HUM 121
Description: This program is for those of you new Gators who want to learn about Gator Athletics. We'll show where all of our athletic events take place and you'll learn about our campus teams.
Presenters: Jamil Sheared (Student Services Professional and Spirit Coordinator, Athletics) & Larry Birello (Program Coordinator, LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Action, Development))
Get Connected with Associated Students Project Connect
Location: HUM 131
Description: Create a supportive academic network while you work toward your SF State graduation through Associated Students programs. Learn about free services and upcoming events, internship programs, our free Book Loan Service, and ASI Scholarships.
Presenter: Mario Flores (Director, Project Connect, Associated Students)
Get into the Creative State of Mind
Location: HUM 474
Description: This quick and informative session will help you to get involved in the arts both on and off campus. Did you know that our campus holds hundreds of events each semester – most of them are free? Did you know we have 3 Art Galleries here? Find out about arts related student organizations and ways you can get involved – the arts are for all.
Presenters: Todd Roehrman (Associate Dean, College of Liberal & Creative Arts) & Sandra Halladey (Co-Chair of Student Life Arts & Culture Committee)
Getting Connected: Finding Community for LGBTQ Students
Location: HUM 285
Description: Find out how to meet other students and begin developing community on campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students and their allies.
Presenters: David Rourke (Operations Planning Specialist, University Property Management) & Lexi Adsit (Peer Educator for Prevention Education Programs)
Location: HUM 279
Description: Greek Life Panel Representatives from SF State's diverse group of fraternities and sororities will provide information on the University's Greek life.
Presenter: Monolito Twyman (Greek Life Coordinator, LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Action, Development))
How to Find a Part-Time Job
Location: HUM 115
Description: Get assistance in finding part-time employment on and off campus along with other career and professional development strategies.
Presenters: Jack Chau (Employer Relations & Events Coordinator, Career Center) & Mariko Hingston (Career Counselor, Career Center)
Leadership + Getting Involved = Success at SF State
Location: HUM 127
Description: Interested in joining or starting a student organization? Want to learn about student government? Learn about how to get involved and connected on campus.
Presenters: Sarah Bauer (Director, LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Action, Development)), Rafael Martinez (Advisor, LEAD) & Student Leader Panel
Music Ensemble Information Table
Location: HUM 477
Description: The School of Music at SFSU offers a variety of Ensembles, all of which are open to the general student body, staff and community members.
Presenters: Martin Seggelke (Director of Wind Ensembles) & Cyrus Ginwala (Orchestra Conductor, Associate Professor of Music, School of Music and Dance)
Housing Installments and Financial Aid Disbursements, Payment Options
Location: HUM 217
Description: Discussion will include the Financial Aid Payment Plan, Financial Aid Disbursements and the federal Direct Loan process for student and/or parent PLUS loan programs.
Presenters: Karen Neal (Resident Financial Services Coordinator, University Housing) & Terry Ramirez (Assistant Director, Student Financial Aid)
Parents Understanding the Transition to College: What to Expect
Location: HUM 384
Description: Parents, here's what you need to know as your students adapt to the demands and challenges of college life. This workshop will be helpful to parents with students taking medications and with chronic illness.
Presenter: Derethia DuVal (Director, Counseling & Psychological Services/ University Psychiatrist, Student Health Services)
Preparation for Law School
Location: BH 247
Description: Get an overview of the different courses and subjects you will want to take for law school.
Presenter: Martin Carcieri (Associate Professor, Political Science)
Reducing College Anxiety Through Meditation
Location: HUM 277
Description: Demonstration of relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety and stress.
Presenter: Taghi Amjadi (Clinical Counselor, Counseling & Psychological Services Center)
Richard Oakes Multicultural Center (ROMC)
Description: A program that provides a collaborative and supportive environment that promotes, includes and affirms the human and intellectual heritages of all people. Learn more about how to participate and plan events at the ROMC, collaborate with other organizations and meet staff here to assist you.
Presenter: Dr. Francine Shakir (Richard Oakes Multicultural Center (ROMC))
Student Success Program: Make University Life Work for You
Location: HUM 281
Description: Learn strategies to make the most of your life as a student, both personally and academically.
Presenter: Dina Redman (Program Coordinator, Student Success Program and Associate Professor, School of Social Work)
Study Abroad 101: How to Make It Happen!
Location: BH 226
Description: Learn how Study Abroad can earn SF State units for regular tuition with financial aid.
Presenter: David Wick (Coordinator, Study Abroad Services, Office of International Programs)
Yes is a Sexy Word
Location: HUM 286
Description: Feeling empowered to make decisions about your sexual needs is important. Practice communication skills and learn ways to stay safe when making decisions that are right for you.
Presenter: Coordinator, The SAFE Place (Coordinator, The SAFE Place, Prevention Education Programs)