Plan your schedule for the student success conference

Time

Title and Presenter

Description

Location

 –Conferences with your teachers / counselors / advisorsMake appointments to see how you are doing and learn about strategies for success –
7:30Registration –All building entrances
8:00Dean’s List Recognition and light breakfastCome and enjoy some morning refreshments while students who made the Dean’s List are recognized by President Dr. JohnsCafeteria/Commons
8:30-9:20Sessions listed below – –
9:30-10:20Sessions listed below – –
10:30-11:20Sessions listed below – –
11:00-1:00Clubs, Campus Resources, Health Information, Community ResourcesCheck out the information tablesLower East Concourse
11:30-12:20Keynote Speaker: Ethical Decisions and Consequences

In today’s political and business environments, we are seeing the effects of unethical decisions on all our lives.  Our news feeds are showing us the BIG picture effects of these questionable decisions on our society.  Our keynote will give you a glimpse into the lives of three inmates from the Duluth Federal Prison Camp who made a series of unethical business decisions.  What effect did these decisions have on the personal lives of these men, their families, and their victims?  What led to the slippery slope, ethically, that resulted in their incarceration?  More importantly, how can we recognize those situations that might lead us to make poor (unethical) decisions in our personal and business lives?  Come and listen to the inmates’ stories and join in the open discussion to address these societal issues at a personal level.

There will be time for a question and answer session following their presentation.Cafeteria/Commons
12:20

Free Pizza & Bottled Water

2nd Floor near the Tutoring and Learning Center
1:30-2:20 Sessions listed below – –
2:30-3:20 Sessions listed below – –


NOTE: Evening classes resume immediately following the conference.

8:00 am

Dean’s List Recognition and breakfast (Coffee/Rolls) at 8:00 am. Classes will resume at 4:00 pm.

8:30 am Sessions

Avoid Default: Learn About Paying Back Student Loans

S2980

Jessie Anderson, LaNita Robinson, Kaitlyn Steffen, Samantha Weiler

Learn about student loan repayment including:

  • Repayment calculators
  • Payment plans
  • Consequences of student loan default
  • How to locate your loan officer

Student Satisfaction Inventory

S2960

Denise Mills-Lemire

This survey offers you the opportunity to report how satisfied you are with LSC and the services it provides. LSC administrators carefully review the results. (The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete).

Your Money, Your Goals

S2964
Becky Hagen Jokela
Explore money management skills to help you reach your financial goals! Learn about values, needs, & wants, SMART money goals. Also, review the importance of tracking your spending and creating a new spending plan, and more!

An Introduction to the MN GreenCorps Program

E2376
Chris Whaley & Kristi Heintz
This session will introduce the MN GreenCorps Program and show students paths they take in the Twin Ports to prepare for it. The MN GreenCorps Program is an AmeriCorps program run by the MN Pollution Control Agency with the goal of protecting and preserving Minnesota’s environment while training a new generation of environmental professionals. Anyone with an interest in environmental issues is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Healthful Eating

E2046

Shawna Weaver

This presentation looks at our typical diets to explore the potential consequences of what we eat.  It includes an introduction of the most common chronic diseases in the US and a discussion of what food choices are recommended by nutritionists and organizations (American Institute of Cancer Research, American Diabetes, World Health Organization, etc.)

Accounting/ Bookkeeping Advising Session

S2956
Lori Yecoshenko and Jeri Brysch

For current and future Accounting and Bookkeeping students, come get advising advice or simply come to meet your instructors. Bring a copy of your DARS report if you would like to help with advising for next year. *2-hour drop-in session*

Engage in Leadership – What is Your Personality Style?

E2370
Heather Grillo
Explore the 4 personality styles which drive behavior and communication. Discover your own personality style. Learn how to use this knowledge to become a leader in your professional and personal life.

What Classes Should I Register for Next Semester?  Open Lab with Advisors

E2048

Sherry Dalager and Karla Seymour

Don’t wait until the last minute. Be prepared.  Meet with an advisor in an open lab setting to help you select classes for next semester!

Do Your Own Taxes

S1971

Julia Cheng

Prepare federal and state tax returns and file electronically for FREE with help from Community Action Duluth.  You’ll create an account on www.MyFreeTaxes,com.  Bring 2017 income documents (like W2 and 1098T Forms), CRP(s), and social security cards of all dependents.

9:30am Sessions

Student Satisfaction Inventory

S2960

Denise Mills-Lemire

This survey offers you the opportunity to report how satisfied you are with LSC and the services it provides. LSC administrators carefully review the results. (The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete).

Careers in Biological Sciences

E2022

Deanne Roquet and Terrence Wilcox

The area of biological sciences offers many, many job/ career opportunities that students may not think of as open to them. We will first present the myriad of possibilities, followed by a question/answer session responding to student interest.

What is SANE Nursing Anyway?    

H3211

Roxanne Frederick

Learn about the Duluth and Superior forensic nursing and advocacy response to sexual assault survivors in the hospital setting. Great information for those in nursing, EMT, and human service related courses.

Winning the Big Ones

E2316

Deanna G Keller

Learn strategies needed in order to make your scholarship application stand out. Presented by a 2015 PTK Scholar and 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Scholar.

What Do I Read Next? A #LSCReads Event!

E2024

Kayleen Jones, Kim Pittman, Jessica Korpi, Bridget Reistad and Kate Vo Thi

Ever feel like you are in a reading rut or want to try something new? Join UMD, Duluth Public and LSC Library staff to learn more about how to read outside of your comfort zone! Attend this fun, informal discussion to share your favorite books, use tools to find new reads, and add to your to-read list.

Healthful Eating

E2046

Shawna Weaver

This presentation looks at our typical diets to explore the potential consequences of what we eat.  It includes an introduction of the most common chronic diseases in the US and a discussion of what food choices are recommended by nutritionists and organizations (American Institute of Cancer Research, American Diabetes, World Health Organization, etc.)

Discover, Decide, Design

E2532
Sherri Johnson
How will you determine your college major? Do you know where your career interests lie? Have you accessed any resources? Gain perspectives on how to get started on deciding what you would like to study to prepare for your future career(s).

Success

S2941
Vinod Gupta
Success is a skill that can be learned. Some people are born with skill, others must learn it and work hard to grow it. If you know your passion and work hard to enhance it, you will be successful. In this class you will learn the basics of this skill. We will do some hands-on work to determine your passion. Please bring a bound notebook and something to write with to take some notes.

Hope and Grit: Keys to Academic and Personal Success

S2968
Marie Carter Brooks
Hope and Grit is associated with many positive outcomes, including better academic achievement, greater well-being, and even lowered risk of death. Hope does not relate to IQ or income. Come to this session to learn more about “hope” and “grit” to help you with academic and personal success. Assess your own “hope” and “grit” and take away ideas to increase these in your everyday life.

Snowshoeing – A Winter Hike

Info Desk by E Concourse
Steve Dalager, Tom Gustafson, Adrienne Dinneen, Cliff Koski
Let’s go. Snow or not- the LSC Physical Education Dept. will provide snowshoes (no experience required) or bring your own. If not enough snow, we will just hike (no flip-flops!). We might follow a deer trail or hike between the sheer walls of Miller Creek Canyon! It will be good fun. Meet at the information desk next to the E concourse by 9:30am.

Integrating Meditation into Your Life for Optimum Health

E2462
Karlin Krebs
Mindfulness meditation is practiced by individuals and in professional environments to decrease stress, improve well-being and coping, and to improve decision-making in complex work environments- to name a few. Come and hear a brief presentation on the benefits of meditation and then participate in a 25-minute session of “peace and rejuvenation of your mind. *Please bring a blanket or yoga mat*

Understanding and Navigating Health Insurance

E2380
Megan Halena and Alyssa Peoples
Curious about health insurance? Questions about MNSure, the Affordable Care Act, and local resources? Have health insurance, but not quite sure how to use it? This session is for you! Two local navigators, Megan Halena and Alyssa Peoples, will present on the above!

Do Your Own Taxes

S1971

Julia Cheng

Prepare federal and state tax returns and file electronically for FREE with help from Community Action Duluth.  You’ll create an account on www.MyFreeTaxes,com.  Bring 2017 income documents (like W2 and 1098T Forms), CRP(s), and social security cards of all dependents.

Test Taking Strategies, Not Just for Nursing Students

H3201

Nik Zhelev

Sooner or later we all take some sort of an exam/test/or quiz.  Don’t just answer the question with what you know about the subject.  There is more to it! NOTE: This is a 90-minute session.

Accounting/ Bookkeeping Advising Session

S2956
Lori Yecoshenko and Jeri Brysch

For current and future Accounting and Bookkeeping students, come get advising advice or simply come to meet your instructors. Bring a copy of your DARS report if you would like to help with advising for next year. *2-hour drop-in session*

5 Minutes a Day to Better Personal Well-Being: The Power of Gratitude  

E2012
Troy Ertelt
A growing number of studies in psychological science have demonstrated the value of gratitude interventions, such as daily gratitude journaling. Participants will learn the scientific evidence for gratitude interventions and develop plans to implement gratitude interventions into their daily lives.

10:30am Sessions

Student Satisfaction Inventory

S2960

Denise Mills-Lemire

This survey offers you the opportunity to report how satisfied you are with LSC and the services it provides. LSC administrators carefully review the results. (The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete).

Healthful Eating

E2046

Shawna Weaver

This presentation looks at our typical diets to explore the potential consequences of what we eat.  It includes an introduction of the most common chronic diseases in the US and a discussion of what food choices are recommended by nutritionists and organizations (American Institute of Cancer Research, American Diabetes, World Health Organization, etc.)

The Music of the Vietnam

War Era  
E2024
Harry Cottrell
No war ever inspired so many songs concerning the war, both pro-war and anti-war. This session presents videos of the music and the connection with the history of the Vietnam War era. The presenter is a Vietnam Veteran and a political science and history instructor who has taught the Vietnam War History class.

Meditation – Finding Calmness in Your Busy Life

H3207
Rita O’Connell
There are many types of meditation. The simplest is focusing on breathing to calm yourself – anytime, anywhere, including just before a test! Others include music, visualizations, complicated poses, or movements. Come learn about the different types and try a simple one.

Do Your Own Taxes

S1971

Julia Cheng

Prepare federal and state tax returns and file electronically for FREE with help from Community Action Duluth.  You’ll create an account on www.MyFreeTaxes,com.  Bring 2017 income documents (like W2 and 1098T Forms), CRP(s), and social security cards of all dependents.

Bridge to Baccalaureate Program (STEM)

E2022
Terrence Wilcox

Bridge to Baccalaureate Program is an NIH grant, which allows community college students the opportunity to do undergraduate research in all STEM and science fields.

Education Abroad for Student Success: LSC’s France/Italy and Dominican Republic Programs

E2532
Paul Richgruber and Sue Shelerud
Educational travel offers avenues for personal growth and career opportunity. It can be a part of an education for life. Learn to swim in a global sea in France and Italy, or experience health-related service learning in the Dominican Republic, spring 2019.

Winning the Big Ones

E2316

Deanna G Keller

Learn strategies needed in order to make your scholarship application stand out. Presented by a 2015 PTK Scholar and 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Scholar.

IT Professional Panel

W1848
Vickie McLain
A panel of IT professionals from the local area will describe their job duties, careers, and best practices. They will also give participants information about skills that are needed to be successful in the current industry. Participants will have the opportunity to ask panelists questions about their jobs.

Apply to Graduate!

E2048
Kristin Randall
Are you finishing your degree this spring or summer? Come learn about and fill out the graduation application, ask questions regarding degrees and commencement, and have a records associate look over your Degree Audit Report. Come when you can – this is an open lab!

5 Minutes a Day to Better Personal Well-Being: The Power of Gratitude

E2012
Troy Ertelt
A growing number of studies in psychological science have demonstrated the value of gratitude interventions, such as daily gratitude journaling. Participants will learn the scientific evidence for gratitude interventions and develop plans to implement gratitude interventions into their daily lives.

Happiness


S2941
Vinod Gupta
Happiness is a skill that can be learned. Some people are born with skill, others must learn it and work hard to grow it. In this class, you will learn the basics of happiness. We will do some hands-on work to determine how to be happy. Happy people are fun to work with, they get faster promotions, make more money, and live healthy lives. Please bring a bound notebook and something to write with to take some notes.

12:30 pm FREE LUNCH

Come for lunch! Free pizza will be served on the second floor in the E building near the Tutoring and Learning Center.

1:30 pm Sessions

Student Satisfaction Inventory

S2960

Denise Mills-Lemire

This survey offers you the opportunity to report how satisfied you are with LSC and the services it provides. LSC administrators carefully review the results. (The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete).

Meditation – Finding Calmness in Your Busy Life

H3207
Rita O’Connell
There are many types of meditation. The simplest is focusing on breathing to calm yourself – anytime, anywhere, including just before a test! Others include music, visualizations, complicated poses, or movements. Come learn about the different types and try a simple one.

Creating Caring Communities
 
S2956

Cindy Storm and Pat Michals (NAMI)

Learn about mental illness, the impact of negative attitudes, and the five things that each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. Helpful hints on how to talk about mental illness will be provided.

The Music of the Vietnam War Era

E2024
Harry Cottrell
No war ever inspired so many songs concerning the war, both pro-war and anti-war. This session presents videos of the music and the connection with the history of the Vietnam War era. The presenter is a Vietnam Veteran and a political science and history instructor who has taught the Vietnam War History class.

Table Tennis Tournament

Atrium
Steve Dalager, Bryan Stark, Paul Richgruber, and Nathan Bronk
Who wants to play some Ping-Pong! Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate (up to 24 participants). A tournament bracket will be created from whoever signs up prior to the start time. Preliminary games will be played to eleven. Semi-final and final games played to the traditional 21 points. The winner will be awarded the honor of LSC Grand Champion and be encouraged to try out for the Olympics! Sign up in the Atrium. *Starts promptly at 1:30pm.*

PTK 101

E2316
Deanna G Keller
What is Phi Theta Kappa? Explore the benefits of accepting membership in the honors society for 2-year colleges. Presented by PTK Alumni and advisor Deanna G Keller.

Discover, Decide, Design

E2532
Sherri Johnson
How will you determine your college major? Do you know where your career interests lie? Have you accessed any resources? Gain perspectives on how to get started on deciding what you would like to study to prepare for your future career(s).

Nursing Preceptorship Options

H3219
Sue Shelerud and Dorothy Rico
Nursing students! Come and learn about the opportunities and advantages of doing a preceptorship in an ICU setting or a wide variety of other options, with information to be presented on a new elective course option- starting fall of 2018.

CNA’s, LPN’s, RN’s, and more: Find out about becoming a Dialysis Patient Care Technician through LSC’s 1-semester Program

E2376
Mary Houglum and Karlin Krebs
Dialysis centers are prevalent and new centers open every day. Many of our citizens have kidney failure for a number of reasons, which requires them going to a dialysis center 3 times a week, every week. We need trained professionals to take care of these patients. The program is interesting, can be completed in one semester, and opens many doors. Additionally, the pay and benefits are good. This kind of job is open to CNA/HHA, LPN’s, and RN’s. A student interested in this program can also earn their CNA/HHA while going through the program. Please join us to learn more!

 

Cybersecurity and You

W1848
Vickie Mclain
What can you do to protect yourself and your information from a cybersecurity breach? What kind of opportunities are available in the field of cybersecurity? This group will describe ways you can protect yourself and your computer. This will also describe the types of opportunities in this field, and available scholarships.

Resumes, Cover Letters, and Other Important Stuff!

S2942
Natalie Bothwell
Are you ready to graduate or apply for a job? Come learn some tips on how to write an effective resume and cover letter to increase your chances to get your dream job.

2:30pm Sessions

Student Satisfaction Inventory

S2960

Denise Mills-Lemire

This survey offers you the opportunity to report how satisfied you are with LSC and the services it provides. LSC administrators carefully review the results. (The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete).

PTK 101

E2316
Deanna G Keller
What is Phi Theta Kappa? Explore the benefits of accepting membership in the honors society for 2-year colleges. Presented by PTK Alumni and advisor Deanna G Keller.

Creating Caring Communities

S2956

Cindy Storm and Pat Michals (NAMI)

Learn about mental illness, the impact of negative attitudes, and the five things that each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. Helpful hints on how to talk about mental illness will be provided.

Hepatitis C in 2018

H3211
Betsy Ingram-Diver
Come and hear about what is new with Hepatitis C! There are many new medications, and persons with this diagnosis can now be CURED! We will have a frank discussion about how this disease is transmitted as well.

Apply to Graduate!

E2048
Kristin Randall
Are you finishing your degree this spring or summer? Come learn about and fill out the graduation application, ask questions regarding degrees and commencement, and have a records associate look over your Degree Audit Report. Come when you can – this is an open lab!

Healthful Eating

E2046

Shawna Weaver

This presentation looks at our typical diets to explore the potential consequences of what we eat.  It includes an introduction of the most common chronic diseases in the US and a discussion of what food choices are recommended by nutritionists and organizations (American Institute of Cancer Research, American Diabetes, World Health Organization, etc.)

Resumes, Cover Letters, and Other Important Stuff!

S2942
Natalie Bothwell
Are you ready to graduate or apply for a job? Come learn some tips on how to write an effective resume and cover letter to increase your chances to get your dream job.