Becoming an Educated Person
Dr. Jerry Frieman, Department Head and Professor of Psychology
The title suggests that education is a lifelong process. The focus is on the characteristics of educated people: being intellectually curious; thinking critically; being open-minded; being knowledgeable about history, current events, the arts and literature; reading for enjoyment and enrichment; and communicating effectively.
Conflict Management Training
Dr. Donita Whitney-Bammerlin, Academic Program Coordinator, Department of Management
All organizations, regardless of size and mission, experience conflict. Whether the conflict is personal, or systemwide, it can get in the way of positive progress and productivity. In this training we will define the nature of conflict, discuss its causes, and examine various ways of handling conflict. Particular emphasis will be placed on the initial step of resolution: embracing the issue(s). We’ll explore some of the causes and the consequences that it can have for both the individual and the organization. Ultimately this training is designed to help participants see conflict as something to be managed in order to have beneficial outcomes for all stakeholders.
The objectives for this training session are to:
1. Define the interpersonal conflict.
2. Explain the process by which conflict occurs.
3. Discuss the various modes of managing conflict.
4. Review the merits of stimulating conflict.
A Day in the Life of a Kansas State University Student
Blue Key students,Blue Key Senior Honorary
Through this presentation, the audience will learn what it is like to be a hard-working, dedicated, and engaged student at Kansas State University. Presented by current students, this presentation provides a great learning opportunity for those who would like to learn more about the academic and extracurricular lives of college students.
Financial Wellness: Creating Your College Financial Plan
Jodi Kaus, JD, CTFA, Director of K-State's Powercat Financial Counseling
Learn the financial strategies for making the transition to college successful. In this lecture, budgeting, understanding credit, managing student loans, and preventing identity theft will be covered to achieve financial success. By learning how to develop a college financial plan, students can be proactive in reducing stress while in college.
Finding the Right Fit: Making Sense of the College Selection Process
Dr. Emily Lehning,assistant vice president for student life and director of New Student Services
This workshop is designed for high school students who are searching for their college of choice. Students will discover a process to research and narrow their choices, while keeping in mind the important factors that will affect their success of “fit.”
Is There Life After High School?
Dr. Pat Bosco, Vice president for Student Life and Dean of Students
Make Yourself Shine
Kiley Moody, Coordinator for New Student Services
This presentation isdesigned for high school students to help them learn how to talk about and explain
their many experiences when applying for scholarships, internships, part-time jobs,
or other opportunities. Students are engaged in a variety of activities, and it is
important to be able to communicate the experience.
Stress Management: Have I Lost All My Marbles?
Dr. Donita Whitney-Bammerlin
In this training we will examine the sources of stress, discuss causes, and examine
various ways of managing stress. Particular emphasis will be placed on the initial
step of resolution: embracing the issue(s). We’ll explore some of the causes and consequences
that it can have for both the individual and the organization. Ultimately this training
is designed to help participants see stress as something to be managed for beneficial
outcomes to everyone in the workplace.
The objectives for this training session are to:
1. Identify sources of stress.
2. Explain the process by which stress occurs.
3. Discuss the various contributors to stress.
4. Review the strategies for managing stress.
Time Stress Management
Blue Key Students, Blue Key Senior Honorary
This presentation focuses on three main things. One will be stress itself and where it comes from. The second will be what specific things we find stressful in our lives, and to end we will spend some time exploring strategies for dealing with stressful situations.
Tips for Transfer: How to Get In, Fit In, and Stay In
Deana Core, Assistant Director of Admissions and Transfer Coordinator
This presentation will be helpful to community college students who are considering transferring to K-State and will focus on how to make the transition to the campus as worry-free as possible. Tips on the application process, financial aid application, transferring credits, settling in to a new campus life and advice about academic success will be covered. Transfer advisors and counselors would also benefit from the topics discussed.
The Value of Peer Mentoring
Jenna Brack, Learning Assistant Coordinator for K-State First
There are many documented benefits of peer mentoring in educational settings. Drawing on current educational research, this lecture describes several philosophical and pedagogical reasons for peer mentoring. The presentation can be tailored to both those interested in starting a peer mentoring program and for peer mentors themselves.