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WMSURE Events 2012-2013

Fall 2012
Breakfast with Dr. Charity Hudley
Monday, August 27th
Student Commons
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Start not just your morning, but also your year off right with breakfast with Dr. Charity Hudley. Eat good food and talk about planning for the year! 

Lunch with Dr. Charity Hudley
Monday, August 27th
Sadler Center
12:00 - 2:00 p. m

Come have lunch and talk about planning for the year!  All W & M Scholars and WMSURE students are welcome.

Advisee Meetings
Monday, August 27
Tyler 220
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Advisees are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with Dr. Charity Hudley


WMSURE Class of 2016 First Year Orientation Meetings
Wednesday, August 29 or Thursday, August 30
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

This event is for first year WMSURE students. Pick the best evening for your schedule to find out information about te opportunities provided for WMSURE students, including research experiences. Get help and advice on your schedule for the year. Dinner will be provided.

WMSURE Opening Sessions
Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

This event is open to all students and faculty who would like to find out more information about the WMSURE program. Pick the best evening for your schedule to  come meet WMSURE faculty mentors and WMSURE students and find out information about the opportunities provided for WMSURE students, including research experiences and future workshops and events. This is your opportunity to find out if getting involved in WMSURE is for you! Dinner will be provided.

Opening Sessions Lunch and Remembrance
Tuesday, September 11
Campus Center
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come ask questions about WMSURE and remember those who were lost on 9/11/01.

Time and Energy Management Session
Thursday, September 13
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m.  - 7:00 p.m.

This workshop will focus on maintaining a healthy mind and body with strategies for managing school, work and extracurricular activities while emphasizing the maintenance of good health habits such as exercising and eating well. Dinner will be provided.

Time and Energy Management Lunch
Tuesday, September 18
Campus Center
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come discuss what we learned at the Time and Energy Management workshop with Prof. Charity Hudley. A great time for Q & A.

Faculty Workshop on the VA K-12 System
Friday, September 21
Location TBD
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Come learn more about the transition from VA K-12 to college from a structural POV.

Writing Across Disciplines, Dr. Jacquelyn McClendon
Tuesday, September 25
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Improve your writing! Regardless of discipline or major, we could all use some improvement with our writing skills. This workshop is designed to help you enhance your writing skills and is appropriate for majors of all disciplines. Dinner will be provided.

Family Weekend Reception
Friday, September 28
Tyler Hall 2nd Floor Lobby
4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a meet-and-greet with the co-directors of  WMSURE , Dr. Anne Charity Hudley and Dr. Cheryl Dickter) and showcase of research by WMSURE students. Refreshments will be provided. Tyler Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby.

Finding a Faculty Research Mentor
Tuesday, October 2
Campus Center

Join Dr. Charity Hudley for lunch to talk about finding your specific research mentor. Advice will be provided about how to figure out your research interests and ensure that you find the best faculty mentor to cultivate those interests and provide you with quality research experiences. Lunch will be provided.

A Conversation About Solo Status and Stereotype Threat at W & M
Thursday, October 4
Counseling Center
12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Warrenetta Mann and Patrick Hudgins of the William and Mary Counseling Center, and WMSURE co-directors, Dr. Anne Charity Hudley and Dr. Cheryl Dickter for a conversation on solo status and stereotype threat on the William and Mary campus. Students, faculty and staff are invited. Lunch will be provided.

Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Sunday, October 7
TBA and Phi Beta Kappa Hall

Join us for lunch and the matinee of the play, Joe Turner's Come and Gone!

Finding and Using Information in Swem, Dr. Christopher Howard
Thursday, October 11
Swem Learning Center, Swem Library
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Although most students have written response papers based on assigned readings, many do not have much experience with assignments requiring substantial outside research. This seminar will offer practical tips about what students should and should not do when writing a research paper. Bring a laptop!

Beating the New GRE
Thursday, October 11
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Representatives from Kaplan will be here to give you tips on how to best prepare for the new GRE.

Reading Conference with Dr. Afua Copper
Friday, October 12
School of Education Professional Development Center

Dr. Afua Copper will be on campus to visit Colonial Williamsburg and the School of Education Reading Conference.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC & U) Lunch Preview
Campus Center
Tuesday, October 16
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come see the WMSURE presentation at the AAC & U conference.  We will be highlighting the birth and growth of the WMSURE program. Lunch will be provided.

AAC&U Conference Poster Presentation:  Access from Within: Creating the William and Mary Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience
Wednesday - Saturday, October 17 - 20
Baltimore, MD

The William & Mary Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience (WMSURE), in conjunction with William and Mary's community studies minor, provides research opportunities, workshops, and cohort building experiences with the goal of encouraging students from underrepresented groups, first generation college students, and students who have overcome adversity to consider graduate school.  The  audience is those who may be interested in starting a program including: administrators, instructional faculty, and professional faculty including:  admissions, counseling, diversity, financial aid, librarians, and academic support. Those looking to augment and institutionalize existing program such a McNair, Mellon, and Bonner Scholars programs may find the session particularly helpful.

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Tyrone Hayes, University of California Berkeley
Friday, October, 19
Commonwealth Auditorium

Take advantage of this opportunity to hear Dr. Hayes, an internationally recognized biologist.

Homecoming Poster presentation
Saturday, October 27
TBD

Research posters outside of Hulon-Willis Reception.  All WMSURE students are invited to present posters of their research or to come support the presenters. Friends and family are welcome.

Workshop on Immigration and Arizona's Policies
Tuesday, October 23
Campus Center
12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Professor Angela Banks, William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law will discuss immigration enforcement after United States v. Arizona and the issue of racial profiling.

The Stigma of Giftedness and Anti-intellectualism
Tuesday, October 30
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

This workshop will focus on how the stigma of being gifted and pursuing intellectual goals can exist in certain cultures and will provide strategies for dealing with overcoming this problem. Dinner will be provided.

Dr. Chris Howard, Government
Writing a Research Paper:  Strategy and Tactics
Thursday, November 1 (Rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy)
Swem Learning Center
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Although most students have written response papers based on assigned readings, many do not have much experience with assignments requiring substantial outside research.  This seminar will offer practical tips about what students should and should not do when writing a research paper.  Bring a laptop! Lunch will be provided. Please sign up here:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FindingUsingInfoinSwem101112

Election Day
Tuesday, November 6

VOTE!!!

Research Talk:  Dr. Anne Charity Hudley
Tuesday, November 13
 Campus Center; Marketplace Dining Area
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come hear previews of research talks that Dr. Charity Hudley will present at the ASHA and NCTE conferences and learn more about the Community Studies minor!   If you do not have a meal plan and need funding for lunch please sign up at  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BSYNJN5

The Merits of Revising: When, Why, & How" Workshop, Dr. Jacquelyn McLendon
Tuesday, November 13
Tyler 102
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

"Re-vising is re-vision --  seeing your paper again. Revising is more than correcting spelling errors, it's finding clarity of thought.  It could even be finding new thoughts you didn't have before you started the papers."

The above quote from Wikibooks online says it all--or almost all-- about the importance of revising.  This workshop will cover some ot the basics of the revision process, focusing primarily on Richard A. Lanham's "Paramedic" method as one practical way to accomplish good writing.

Professor of English and Africana Studies, Dr. McLendon's was the first chair of the Africana Studies department at The College of William and Mary.  Her research interests include 20th Century African American literature, especially literature of the Harlem Renaissance, women's literature and Black British literature.  Her current research and teaching interest is ecocritical literature, the relationship of literature and the environment.  Dinner is provided. Please RSVP  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BTLVNHV%20 so that we will know how much food to order for dinner. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the 13th.

Porch Talk, Dr. Warrenetta Mann
Sadler Center Chesapeake B
Friday, November 16
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Lemon Project Legacies Porch Talks: For generations, the front porch has been at the center of intergenerational exchanges-- grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, etc. have shared life lessons with the younger generation--in this setting. The Lemon Project, William and Mary Scholar Undergraduate Research Experience (WMSURE), the Counseling Center, the Office of Diversity and Community Initiatives, and the Center for Student Diversity have joined together to bring the Front Porch experience to the College of William and Mary.  Join us for the 2nd Lemon Project Legacies Porch Talk Friday, November 16th in the Sadler Center Chesapeake B from 12noon  until  2:00PM.  Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at https://forms.wm.edu/6728 so that we will know how much food to order for lunch. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the 16th.

The Hostess with the Mostess®: the Dramaturge as Dinner Host, Professor Artisia Green
Thursday, November 29
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

On the Literary Managers and Dramaturges of the Americas website, Sarah Ollove, freelance dramaturge and member of LMDA writes that, “Philip Himburg at Sundance likened a good dramaturge to a good dinner party host: someone who introduces people sure to be great friends, asks questions sure to engage folks in sparkling conversation, steps in to move the party along when it stalls, and steps back when everything's running smoothly.”

This is, by far, one of the most appropriate descriptions of a dramaturge ever written.  As such, this WMSURE workshop will expand on this quote by exploring the concept of dramaturgy, the role of a dramaturge and what it means to be a “good dinner party host,” as well as the dramaturges’ career (including professional associations). Students will also learn about current research opportunities (for THEA 411 practicum and/or program credit) for Spring 2013 under the direction of Prof. Green. Food will be provided. Please sign up here so that we know how much to provide:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ProfGreentheatretalk.  

Semester-end Lunch
Tuesday, December 4
Campus Center
12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the end of the semester with your fellow WMSURE students!   If you do not have a meal plan and need funding for lunch please sign up at   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BPRSTF2

Spring 2013

The Imposter Syndrome, Prof. Artisia Green
Thursday, January 24
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join Professor Artisia Green in the first workshop of 2013! Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP at  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TN2R5TG

Lawrence Jackson Visit
Tuesday, Jan 29
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Blow Hall Room 201

Dr.  Jackson, Professor of English and African-American Studies at Emory University will talk about his new book, My Father's Name.  Samanthe Tiver '11 will discuss her community organizing experience in Danville, VA. Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FCVNF5L

Research Talk: Dr. Cheryl Dickter, Psychology and Neuroscience
Thursday, Jan 31
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Dickter will talk about her research which is focused on stereotypes and prejudice, and lies at the intersection of social psychology and neuroscience. Dinner is provided. Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FC6TWD6.

Preparing for Summer Grants, Fellowships, Internships, and Programs Workshop
Thursday, February 7
Swem Writing Center
5:00 - 7:00 pm

This workshop will help you apply for internal and external summer grants and fellowships by providing the necessary tools for your applications. We will talk about how to find funding opportunities for your research and how to find advisors to support your work. Lisa Grimes will describe the role of the Charles Center in funding student research. She will provide information about a number of different internal student awards, will describe the process of applying for the grants, and will answer your questions about summer funding, research, honors, and the Monroe program. Students who have been successful in securing grants in the past will also give advice about grant writing, with a focus on writing an internal grant. Finally, we will provide tips on writing and preparing your applications. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FCSQR68

The Stigma of Giftedness and Anti-intellectualism
Tuesday, February 14
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

This workshop will focus on how the stigma of being gifted and pursuing intellectual goals can exist in certain cultures and will provide strategies for dealing with overcoming this problem.

Dr. Tracy Cross holds an endowed chair, Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, and is the Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary. He has published well over 150 articles, book chapters, and columns, made over 200 presentations at conferences, and has published four books. He has edited five journals in the field of gifted studies (Gifted Child Quarterly, Roeper Revie w, Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, NAGC Research Briefs) and is the current editor of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted. He is currently the President of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Dr. Jennifer Riedl Cross is the  Director of Research at The Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Marry.  Her area of specialization is cognitive and social processes, with an emphasis in gifted studies. Her research focuses on the social environment of schools and the development of attitudes, particularly those regarding social structures. Over the past two decades, she has been assistant or managing editor for major research journals in the field of gifted education, including Gifted Child Quarterly, Roeper Review, and presently is managing editor for the Journal for the Education of the Gifted.  Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CQHRCZH

Choosing Your Major
Thursday, February 21
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

This workshop will assist first  and second year students in their decisions to choose an academic major at W & M.  Representatives from the W & M Career Center and Academic Advising will lead this workshop and provide a presentation outlining how to select your major with  your future career or graduate programs in mind.  There will also be a question and answer session with these individuals as well as with current juniors and seniors who have selected their majors.  Dinner is provided. Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FJQ28PF

Research Ethics
Thursday, February 28
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Charity Hudley will discuss how to best prepare your human subjects forms for summer research and will explain why ethics is such a critical aspect of the research process. You are encouraged to bring your faculty mentor with you to this presentation. Dinner is provided. Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FQV6KCJ

Graduate School Workshop
Thursday, March 14
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with information regarding the process of selecting and applying to graduate programs.  We will focus not only on research-oriented graduate degrees, but also professional degrees as well. This workshop will focus on the different aspects of the application process and provide you with information about what admissions committees are looking for. We will talk about how to prepare and improve the Statement of Purpose; how to secure the best letters of recommendation, and how to prepare for standardized tests.  We will also discuss other aspects of the graduate school application including transcripts, work experience, research experience, and the curriculum vitae/resume.  A rough timeline will also be proposed to help you prepare for applying to graduate school throughout your four years of college.  Finally, we will conclude with a discussion of how to pay for graduate school, including various options of loans, grants and fellowships.In addition to faculty mentors, W & M undergraduate and graduate students will share their advice and talk about what worked for them in preparing successful applications to graduate programs.  Dinner is provided. Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FQJMH6P

Faculty Workshop on Solo Status and Stereotype Threat
Friday, March 15
York Room Sadler Center
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Warrenetta Mann and Dr. Patrick Hudgins of the William and Mary Counseling Center, and WMSURE co-directors, Dr. Anne Charity Hudley and Dr. Cheryl Dickter to continue the conversation on solo status and stereotype threat on the William and Mary campus. Come learn more about these topics and how you can mitigate them for your students. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FJPTYH2

The First Generation College Experience, Dr. Christopher Ball 
Tuesday, March 19
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

If you did not grow up  in a family culture where attending college was the norm, college can be a daunting, uncomfortable and unsuccessful experience.  How can first generation college students better enjoy their college experience and be successful?  What is the best way for first generation college students to deal with pressures from family and friends from back home who cannot relate to your experience?  What should professors, parents and others know in order to lend support instead of adding to the pressure as first generations student strive to achieve their goals?  If you have had any of these questions as a first generation college student or as someone who wants to support one, join Dr. Ball on March 15th.  

Dr. Ball is a cognitive psychologist who conducts research on memory and decision making.  Professor Bass was a first-generation student in his home country of Australia, and is currently collaborating with colleagues at VCU on the college experiences of first-generation students. Professor Ball is also the proud head coach of the women's rugby team at The College. Dinner is provided. RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FQXS73G

Finding Prosperity: Personal Financial Management and You
Thursday, March 28
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

What does prosperity mean to you? Many people chase the mighty dollar and forget about family, community and joy.  Join Jeff Southard and get tools for beginning to answer that question. Southard  has worked in the financial education arena for the past fifteen years  and focuses primarily on consulting with schools to build and implement financial education programs.  He  presents at various conferences and workshops on financial literacy topics and has presented at many different colleges and universities; for a credit counseling agency; and also for one of the nation's largest credit unions.  This session will focus in on financial habits that can help you to set goals to reduce stress and put you on the path that’s important to you. Learn about establishing credit and how to plan for graduate school.  Also, don’t miss the chance to receive one of the following giveaway items:

  • Laptop backpack
  • Palm support mouse pad
  • Laminator
  • Adjustable footrest
  • Suze Orman – The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke 

Please RSVP at  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FWY55DC

Resumes, Cover letters and Interviewing:  Skills for Success, Professor Paul Bhasin
Thursday, April 11
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

This collaborative workshop will focus on how to succeed in the increasingly competitive job market (including academic professions). Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FWHKJFY

Planning for Graduate Admissions Tests
Tuesday, April 16
Swem Writing Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

This workshop will focus on providing strategies and tips for studying for and taking graduate admissions tests.  Faculty and students will give pointers and information about preparation.  Materials will be distributed. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FS7WY7W