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Student Academic Success Sessions

The Student Academic Success Sessions are supplemental education programs designed to impart the necessary academic skills to attendees through one hour, engaging, professionally presented workshops.

Fall 2014 Session Schedule

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Starting the Semester on the Right Foot
August 26, 4 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Tyler Phelps, Assistant Director, Office of Academic Advising

Learn to balance the responsibilities you will face as a college student and gain skills that will position you for a strong start to the semester

Motivation for Success
September 3, 5 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Vicky Dean, Assistant Director, University Housing

Becoming motivated is the first step to success. Find strategies to build on your strengths and make the most of your college experience!

Pitfalls of Procrastination
September 8, 5 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Jessie Vosseller, Academic Advisor, Office of Academic Advising

Learn to recognize and combat the causes and negative consequences of procrastination. Receive tips to help you develop new habits

Overcoming Homesickness
September 16, 3 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Cathy Passananti, Assistant Director, Morris University Center

Starting college can be tough. Receive tips on balancing relationships at home with your new life at SIUE to overcome homesickness.

Getting Involved on Campus
September 24, 4 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Michelle Welter, Associate Director, Kimmel Student Involvement Center

Learn how to get involved on campus through fraternities and sororities, academic clubs, intramural sports and more.

Navigating the Academic Process
September 29, 4 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Ian Toberman, Academic Advisor, Office of Academic Advising

Learn to navigate the academic processes of SIUE and find the critical information you need to know about advising, registration and more.

Test Anxiety
October 9, 3 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Jessica Ulrich, Interim Director, Counseling Services

Develop effective study habits and find the strategies to feel prepared for exams. Learn skills to conquer test anxiety that many college students experience.

Healthy Balance in the College Atmosphere
October 15, 4 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Riane Greenwalt, Director, Health Service

Students are expected to have both a personal and professional life in college. This session will help you learn to balance both realms.

Academic Success (Study Skills & Time Management)
October 21, 5 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Kevin Thomas, Director, Office of Retention and Student Success

Learn to overcome stress, develop study habits and prioritize your work so you can meet deadline and success academically.

How to Read in College
October 27, 3 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Connie Dake, Instructor and Speech Center Coordinator, Instructional Services

Reading expectations are much higher in college. Learn to make strategic decisions about how to read, comprehend and retain material

Career Exploration
November 4, 4 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Susan Seibert, Director, Career Development Center

Still searching for a major or career path? This session will help you explore your options and answer questions about majors and careers

Inside Success: Everything You Want to Know!
November 10, 5 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room Special Speaker

This session will feature a mock interview in which the interviewee will address common student questions.

Transitions Within the University
November 19, 5 p.m.
MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Tyler Phelps, Assistant Director, Office of Academic Advising

Learn about changing majors and navigating the system to change your courses and stay on track to graduate!

Finals Preparation
December 1, 4 p.m.
MUC Maple/Dogwood Room
Connie Dake, Instructor and Speech Center Coordinator, Instructional Services

Get ready to tackle the most stressful week of the semester! Learn to study effectively and prioritize to ensure a succesful finals week. Being prepared will help you earn the grades you have worked for.

Get ready to tackle the most stressful week of the semester! Learn to study effectively and prioritize to ensure a successful finals week. Being prepared will help you earn the grades you have worked for.


Students must arrive on time in order to attend.
Sessions are open to all students.
For questions, please contact the Office of Retention and Student Success at (618) 650-5930.
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