Fall 2020 Early Arrival Student Sessions

Arriving early on campus for the fall semester? Early arrival sessions have been scheduled to provide information, entertainment, and insight on the year ahead. Due to social distancing guidelines, some sessions have limits on attendance; therefore, please utilize the registration form to reserve your space for sessions you would like to attend.

 

Early Arrival Student Sessions Schedule

Date

Session Title

Description

Location and Group Limit

Monday, August 3

   

8:00 p.m.

Welcome Back Camp Fire

Residential Life Staff

This event offers a chance to meet new friends and socialize with campus RA’s.

· Gribble Fire Pit

· No Limit with Social Distancing and Masks

Tuesday, August 4

   

9:00 a.m.

Campus Walking Tour

Admissions Staff

This walking tour of campus will provide an overview of campus buildings and student service locations.

· Halliehurst Porch

· Limit of 20 with Social Distancing and Masks

11:00 a.m.

Knowing We Care

Angie Scott & Megan Walters

Learn about the role of Student Success and how the Campus Navigator can help You during this interactive session. In addition, you will learn how to notice and report fellow students of concern.

· Halliehurst Porch

· Limit of 20 with Social Distancing and Masks

1:00 p.m.

What is The Naylor Learning Center?

Mary Ellen Schubert

Derek Fincham

This session provides an overview of the Naylor Learning Center services, including how to access campus tutoring and writing support as well as support offered to students with learning differences.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 with Social Distancing and Masks

3:00 p.m.

What I Know Now Student Panel

Returning D&E Students

While attending this session, you will hear from upperclassmen on their experiences at D&E. This will include how they transitioned to college, how you can get involved in campus activities, and how to navigate the class life balance.

· Timms Lounge – Madden Student Center

· Limit of 30 with Social Distancing and Masks

Wednesday, August 5

   

9:00 a.m.

Morning Joe with Mary Jo

Mary Jo DeJoice

This informal meet and greet with coffee and pastries allows you to learn about the library and meet library staff, including the Assistant Director of Booth Library, Mary Jo DeJoice.

· Booth Library

· Limit of 20 with Social Distancing and Masks

11:00 a.m.

Psychological and Spiritual Health

Margaret Falletta

Rev. Laura Brekke

This session provides an overview of campus spiritual and wellness services and support. Learn how to deal with the emotions of college transition and campus life as well as how you can help your fellow students.

· Robbins Memorial Chapel

· Limit of 20 with Social Distancing and Masks

1:00 p.m.

College Terminology and How to Use a Syllabus

Derek Fincham

This session allows you to learn the lingo you need to know to succeed in the college academic environment. This session also addresses how to use a course syllabus to plan and complete assignments as well as succeed on course assessments.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 with Social Distancing and Masks

3:00 p.m.

Nature Walk

Mary Ellen Schubert

Take a guided or solo walk through the beautiful nature trails on the D&E campus.

· D&E Nature Trails

· No Limit with Social Distancing and Masks

6:00 p.m.

Golf Etiquette and Business Networking

Christopher Jones

Learn the basics of golf etiquette and how and when to talk business on the golf course.

· Meet on Halliehurst porch to travel to Elks Country Club

· Limit of 8 with Social Distancing and Masks

Thursday, August 6

   

9:00 a.m.

Morning Yoga

Kim Payne

During this relaxed guided yoga session, learn the basic Yoga poses and the benefits of Yoga for your mental and physical health.

· Augusta Dance Pavilion

· Limit of 30 with Social Distancing and Masks

11:00 a.m.

How and When to Talk to Professors

Carol Talbot

Taking advantage of out of class interactions with professors is a key to academic success. This session teaches you about how to use office hours effectively and how to communicate with your professors outside of the classroom.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 with Social Distancing and Masks

3:00 p.m.

Motivation and Time Management

Derek Fincham

Being motivated to succeed and managing your time in college is critical for academic success. Learn how you can use both external and internal motivation to drive your academic performance and increase productivity. This session will also provide an overview of time management and the tools you can use to manage your time while in college effectively.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 with Social Distancing and Masks

Friday, August 7

   

9:00 a.m.

Nature Walk

Mary Ellen Schubert

Take a guide or solo walk through the beautiful nature trails on the D&E campus.

· D&E Nature Trails

· No Limit with Social Distancing and Masks

11:00 a.m.

Goal Setting

Derek Fincham

This session provides an overview of goal setting and how to develop SMART Goals. During the session, you will develop both a short-term and long-term goal for the fall semester and how to assess the successful completion of these goals.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 With Social Distancing and Masks

1:00 p.m.

How to Use Online Tools

Dr. Crystal Krause

Dr. Hillary Wehe

This session will introduce students to the online learning platforms used at D&E. These platforms are used for both in-class and blinded courses.

· Science Center 400

Limit of 50 With Social Distancing and Masks

1:00 p.m.

Creating an Academic Plan

Derek Fincham

Having an understanding of your academic strengths and weaknesses and how they affect your academic performance is critical. In this session, you will examine your past academic performance and how that can be used to improve future performance. You will lay out an academic plan for success for the coming semester and set realistic academic goals.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 With Social Distancing and Masks

3:00 p.m.

Dealing with Stress Through Meditation & Relaxation

Mary Ellen Schubert

 

Learn how to recognize stress in college and how to utilize mediation and mindfulness to deal with stress. You will learn meditation and relaxation techniques to assist in dealing with stress.

· Halliehurst porch

· Limit of 20 With Social Distancing and Masks

6:00 p.m.

Introduction to Highland Dance

Ellie McCutcheon

Gabby Pealer

This upbeat interactive student-lead session provides a brief history of highland dance while teaching the basic highland steps. You will also have the opportunity to meet the D&E Highland Dancers and learn about the highland dance program at D&E.

· Augusta Dance Pavilion

· Limit of 30 With Social Distancing and Masks

Saturday, August 8

   

1:00 p.m.

Tubing Trip

Mark Douglas

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon on the river with your fellow D&E Students. No tubing experience is required for this guided float trip on the Tygart River.

· Meet at Martin Field House/Memorial Gymnasium to Travel to the River

· Limit of 20 with Social Distancing and Masks

3:00 p.m.

Basics of Silk Screening

Woody Woodcock

D&E has a thriving creative arts program, and this session showcases our print lab programming. Learn how to set up and use a silkscreen and take away your own D&E t-shirt. 

· D&E Silk Screen Lab Myles Center for the Arts

· Limit of 8 with Social Distancing and Masks

6:00 p.m.

Basics of Silk Screening 

Woody Woodcock

D&E has a thriving creative arts program, and this session showcases our print lab programming. Learn how to set up and use a silkscreen and take away your own D&E t-shirt. 

· D&E Silk Screen Lab Myles Center for the Arts

· Limit of 8 with Social Distancing and Masks

6:00 p.m.

Introduction to Highland Dance

Ellie McCutcheon

Gabby Pealer

This upbeat interactive student-lead session provides a brief history of highland dance while teaching the basic highland steps. You will also have the opportunity to meet the D&E Highland Dancers and learn about the highland dance program at D&E.

· Augusta Dance Pavilion

· Limit of 30 with Social Distancing and Masks

Sunday, August 9

   

3:00 p.m.

Psychological and Spiritual Health

Margaret Falletta

Rev. Laura Brekke

This session provides an overview of campus spiritual and wellness services and supports. Learn how to deal with the emotions of college transition and campus life as well as how you can help your fellow students.

· Robbins Memorial Chapel

· Limit of 20 with Social Distancing and Masks

6:00 p.m.

Campus Treasure Hunt

Scott Goddard

Wonder & Grow: Mindful Nature Experience

D&E is often called a treasure in the mountains. This session helps you learn about this treasure while building new friendships with your fellow students. While participating in this session, your will complete team building and mindfulness activities while learning about D&E and its history.

· Halliehurst Porch

· No Limit with Social Distancing and Masks

Monday, August 10

   

9:00 a.m.

Morning Joe with Mary Jo

Mary Jo DeJoice

This informal meet and greet with coffee and pastries allows you to learn about the library and meet library staff, including the Assistant Director of Booth Library, Mary Jo DeJoice.

· Booth Library

· Limit of 20 with Social Distancing and Masks

11:00 a.m.

Learning How You Learn

Olivia Arbogast

This session provides an overview of learning styles and how to use your primary learning styles inside and outside of the classroom. While in the session, you will complete a brief learning style assessment and learn how this style affects your learning.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 with Social Distancing and Masks

3:00 p.m.

What is The Naylor Learning Center?

Mary Ellen Schubert

Derek Fincham

This session provides an overview of the Naylor Learning Center services, including how to access campus tutoring and writing support as well as support offered to students with learning differences.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 with Social Distancing and Masks

8:00 p.m.

Welcome Back Camp Fire

Residential Life Staff

This event offers a Chance to Meet New Friends And Socialize With Campus RA’s

· Gribble Fire Pitt

· No Limit with Social Distancing and Masks

Tuesday, August 11

   

11:00 a.m.

Knowing We Care

Angie Scott & Megan Walters

Learn about the role of Student Success and how the Campus Navigator can help You during this interactive session. In addition, you will learn how to notice and report fellow students of concern.

· Halliehurst Porch

· Limit of 20 with Social Distancing and Masks

1:00pm

Test Taking Strategies

Derek Fincham

College course assessments are a large part of course grading. In this session, you will learn about the varying test styles used in college and effective test-taking techniques for each style. You will also learn how to use past tests for future success.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 with Social Distancing and Masks

3:00 p.m.

History of Social Justice

Christopher Jones

Laurie Goux

Learn about the history of social justice in America and discuss what you can do to promote social justice at D&E.

· Timms Lounge – Madden Student Center

· Limit of 30 with Social Distancing and Masks

Wednesday, August 12

   

9:00 a.m.

Journaling 101

Dr. Bill King

Taking time to reflect and record new experiences can be helpful during periods of transition. In this session, learn the benefits of journaling and take a very brief hike on the Urban Nature Trail.

· Halliehurst Porch

· Limit of 10 with Social Distancing and Masks

9:00 a.m.

Morning Swim & Water Aerobics

Mary Ellen Schubert

Take a solo swim or take part in guided water aerobics.

· D&E Pool

· Limit of 12 with Social Distancing and Masks while outside of the Pool

10:00 a.m.

Journaling 101

Dr. Bill King

Taking time to reflect and record new experiences can be helpful during periods of transition. In this session, learn the benefits of journaling and take a very brief hike on the Urban Nature Trail.

· Halliehurst Porch

· Limit of 10 with Social Distancing and Masks

11:00 a.m.

Dealing with Stress through Meditation & Relaxation

Mary Ellen Schubert

Learn how to recognize stress in college and how to utilize mediation and mindfulness to deal with stress. You will learn meditation and relaxation techniques to assist in coping with stress.

· Halliehurst Porch

· Limit of 20 with Social Distancing and Masks

1:00 p.m.

What I Know Now Student Panel

Returning D&E Students

While attending this session, you will hear from upperclassmen on their experiences at D&E. This will include how they transitioned to college, how you can get involved in campus activities, and how to navigate the class life balance.

· Timms Lounge – Madden Student Center

· Limit of 30 with Social Distancing and Masks

3:00 p.m.

Developing Your Career Plan

Christopher Jones

Find out why a career plan is a start to career success and learn how to develop a career plan.

· Career Services Office

Liberal Arts Hall Room 202

· Limit of 15 with Social Distancing and Masks

6:00 p.m.

Golf Etiquette and Business Networking

Christopher Jones

Learn the basics of golf etiquette and how and when to talk business on the golf course.

· Meet on Halliehurst porch to Travel to Elks Country Club

· Limit of 8 with Social Distancing and Masks

Thursday, August 13

   

9:00 a.m.

Morning Yoga

Kim Payne

During this relaxed guided yoga session, learn the basic Yoga poses and the benefits of Yoga for your mental and physical health.

· Augusta Dance Pavilion

· Limit of 30 with Social Distancing and Masks

11:00 a.m.

How and When to Talk to Professors

Carol Talbot

Taking advantage of out of class interactions with professors is a key to academic success. This session teaches you about how to use office hours and how to communicate with your professors outside of the classroom. 

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 with Social Distancing and Masks

1:00 p.m.

Notetaking Strategies and Techniques

Derek Fincham

Often students think they know how to take notes, but never analyze or consider how they can improve their preserved skills. In this session, you will learn about varying notetaking styles and how to take notes in college courses. You will also learn how to take notes while completing textbook reading assignments.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 with Social Distancing and Masks

3:00 p.m.

Rock Your Resume

Christopher Jones

In this interactive session, learn what you can do while in college to gain skills employers want. You will also learn how to develop a comprehensive resume.

· Career Services Office

Liberal Arts Hall Room 202

· Limit of 15 with Social Distancing and Masks

Friday, August 14

   

9:00 a.m.

Morning Swim & Water Aerobics

Mary Ellen Schubert

Take a solo swim or take part in guided water aerobics.

· D&E Pool

· Limit of 12 with Social Distancing and Masks while outside of the Pool

11:00 a.m.

College Terms and How to Use a Syllabus

Derek Fincham

This session allows you to learn the lingo you need to know to succeed in the college academic environment. This session also addresses how to use a course syllabus to plan and complete assignments as well as succeed on course assessments.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 With Social Distancing and Masks

1:00 p.m.

Creating an Academic Plan

Derek Fincham

Having an understanding of your academic strengths and weaknesses and how they affect your academic performance is critical. In this session, you will examine your past academic performance and how that can be used to improve future performance. You will lay out an academic plan for success for the coming semester and set realistic academic goals.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 with Social Distancing and Masks

3:00 p.m.

Learning How You Learn

Olivia Arbogast

This session provides an overview of learning styles and how to use your primary learning style inside and outside of the classroom. While in the session, you will complete a brief learning style assessment and learn how this style affects your learning.

· Albert Hall Room 118

· Limit of 18 with Social Distancing and Masks

6:00 p.m.

Black Student Union Meet and Greet

Laurie Goux

Christopher Jones

Enjoy a relaxed social event with current and new students. Learn about the D&E Black Student Union and how you can participate in this exciting student group.

· Timms Lounge – Madden Student Center

· Limit of 30 with Social Distancing and Masks

Remember, you must register in advance to attend any or all the sessions above.  Please take a moment to register now.