Weekly WMSURE Workshops

WMSURE offers weekly workshops that include one-on-one and small group advising for students. All students are welcome to join us. Please register.
All workshops will be in the Ford Classroom in Swem Library unless noted otherwise. 

Our upcoming events are listed on the Events Calendar.

Fall 2017 Workshops

Students and faculty are welcome at all of our events. Food is provided at all events for those who register at least two days in advance. Please contact co-directors Prof. Cheryl Dickter, cldickter@wm.edu, and Prof. Natoya Haskins, nhhaskins@wm.edu, for more information. Also see www.wm.edu/wmsure for a description of our program, resources for students, and office hours. Note: the Ford Classroom is located in the Swem Library.

Date/Time/Location Workshop Description
August 28

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Blow 236

Open House for Incoming Scholars

First year students designated as William and Mary Scholars and/or PLUS Scholars are invited to meet one another, learn about WMSURE, and speak with WMSURE faculty advisors.

Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdWjMBbqYi6ilvL

September 6
Ford Classroom

Introduction to WMSURE

Join us for this information session about the WMSURE program. We will talk about the opportunities available for WMSURE students, including research experiences and future workshops and events.

Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4ZUSNjA03XzVmip

September 13
Ford Classroom

Time & Energy Management

This workshop will focus on maintaining a healthy mind and body. We will discuss strategies for managing school work and extracurricular activities while emphasizing the maintenance of good health habits. Staff from the Counseling Center and Dean of Students office will be panelists.

Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IVxur6YJxvkr77

September 20
Ford Classroom

Library & Study Skills

This workshop will provide information on maximizing your productivity for your classes and your research. WMSURE Library Liaison Natasha McFarland will present an engaging interactive session showcasing the full resources of the library. Chris Markiewicz (Dean of Students' Office), Prof. Jennifer Cross (Education), and Jackie Rodriquez (Education) will provide tips on developing efficient study skills to work smarter, not harder.

Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0j4PJlyr6gK52fP

September 27
Ford Classroom

Preparing for Graduate & Professionals Schools 

Whether you are a first-year student starting to think about graduate or professional school or an upperclassmen actively pursuing a degree, we’ll give you information on maximizing your chances of being a successful applicant while a student at W&M. Special guests Dr. Donna Jackson, Assistant Dean for Admissions at VCU School of Medicine, and Prof. Chris Howard (Government, Public Policy) will be panelists.

Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cIvOrS8x7AUZIvb

October 6
Ford Classroom

Lunch with Kwame Alexander

Join us for lunch with Kwame Alexander, a poet, educator, New York Times Bestselling author of 24 books, and recipient of the 2015 Newbery Medal for his novel, The Crossover. For more information, see: http://kwamealexander.com/

Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0IX9Dx2CpKrsXT7

October 11
Ford Classroom

First Generation Scholars

Learn about the successes and challenges of first-generation students, who are the first in their family to attend a 4-year college. How can first generation college students best enjoy their college experience and be successful? What is the best way for first generation college students to help family and friends from back home relate to college experiences? Join Professors Laura Heymann (Law School), April Lawrence (Education), and Ray McCoy (Kinesiology) to talk about these questions.

Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_extB40BKfYbC8nz

October 18
Ford Classroom


This workshop will feature experts from the campus Writing Center who will offer practical guidance about what students should and should not do when writing for courses and research. Bring a laptop! 

Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d7mCGPnGBtwjqK1

October 25
Ford Classroom

Faculty Research 

Learn about the exciting research that is happening on our campus. Professors Shantá Hinton (Biology), Monika Gosin (Sociology) and Irina Novikova (Physics) will talk about their research with undergraduates.

Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9NqbalbVMBsZ9Mp

November 1
Ford Classroom

Social Media 

This workshop will help you consider your use of technology and social media. Learn about academic social media outlets such as LinkedIn and about the specific resources that W&M provides. Bring your laptop as we’ll investigate your current social media presence in order to help you design and create online presences that reflect your interests and aspirations. Professor Stephanie Blackmon (Education), Travis Harris (American Studies, Africana Studies), and Erin Fryer (University Web & Design) will share their expertise.

Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eEb8JLcO0AxshzD

November 8
Ford Classroom

Underrepresented Scholars in the Academy Join us for a panel about the experiences of underrepresented students and faculty in higher education. We’ll discuss research and personal experiences and will present 

strategies for addressing challenges that scholars have faced. Professors Vivian Hamilton and Janise Parker will serve as panelists.      

Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_elYUcVafTTH37Df

November 15
Ford Classroom

Being a Happy Student

This workshop will help you examine the various emotional challenges that you may experience while at W&M. Join our panelists who will talk about how to manage these emotional challenges and strategies that will allow you to be a happy student from your first year through graduation.  Panelists will be Prof. Kelly Crace (Associate Vice President of Health & Wellness), Prof. Daniel Gutierrez (Assistant Professor, Education), Dr. Carrie Bailey (3 Little Birds Counseling), and Dr. Virginia Wells (Physician and Director of the Campus Health Center)

Please register at:  https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2rzv94uqkuPK4Lz

November 29
Ford Classroom

Racism, Solo Status, Stereotype Threat, & Microagressions

Join us for a conversation on racism, solo status, and stereotype threat on the William and Mary campus and beyond. Panelists will be Chon Glover (Chief Diversity Officer), Dania Matos (Deputy Chief Diversity Officer), and Oludamini Ogunnaike (Assistant Professor, Religious Studies).

Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eEcSCBIfZfdOWDr

December 6
Ford Classroom

End of Semester Celebration

Celebrate your accomplishments from the semester with WMSURE students and faculty!


Please register at: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b9oUXWwSPYBUvlP