Workshop Schedule

Fall 2017 Workshops

Study Skills Series

The REDtalks Study Skills Series consists of three 30-minute workshops that will provide you with the tools needed to have a successful semester at Lamar University! Students can plan to attend 1, 2 or all of 3 of the workshops. Space is limited for these talks, so all students interested in attending must register.

Study Strategies That Work

Presenter: Ms. Rachel Hoover, Director of STAR Services and Rebekah Newell, Student
Date: Tuesday, August 29
Time: 12:00-12:30 pm
Location: Mary and John Gray Library, 8th floor, Spindletop Room

How to Use Your LU Resources

Presenter: Katie Brown, Student and Rebekah Newell, Student
Date:Wednesday, August 30
Time: 4:00-4:30 pm
Location: Mary and John Gray Library, 8th floor, Spindletop Room

Getting the Most Out of Your Time

Presenter: Ms. Kelly Williams, Coordinator of LU Success and REDtalks
Date: Thursday, August 31
Time: 2:00-2:30 pm
Location: Mary and John Gray Library, 8th floor, Spindletop Room

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How to Build a Super Brain

Are you excited about who you are, or do you allow fear and anxiety to control your life? Are you clear on what your purpose in life is, or are you rather unsure of yourself? This REDtalk will illuminate how you can develop a super brain, which assists mental and physical well-being and makes you feel life is awesome. We will find out how it is possible to cultivate a healthy, happy brain.

Presenter: Dr. Yasuko Sato, Associate Professor
Date: Monday, September 18
Time: 2:00-2:45 pm
Location: Library, Room 702


Gaining Global Competence: Opportunities at Lamar University

It is important in today's world to gain knowledge and understanding of other people, cultures, politics, and languages. This REDtalk will take a look at the variety of opportunities LU students have to gain global competence both here on campus and abroad.

Presenter: Brittney Crossley, Coordinator of Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
Date: Tuesday, October 3
Time: 2:00 - 2:45 pm
Location: Library, Room 702


Speak to Engage

Engaging, smart, timely presentations are necessary in the fast moving, information age we live in. Speakers and Communicators must be prepared with well researched, accurate, and "to the point" presentations. This session will focus on The 3 P's of Engaging Presentations: Your Purpose; Your Preparation; Your Presentation.

Presenter: Rachel Dubois, M.A., Instructor
Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 2:00 - 2:45 pm
Location: Library, Room 702


Breaking Down Barriers: Learning a Second Language and Culture

Knowing a second language not only makes you a more desirable employee, but it also provides a new lens with which to see the world. In this REDtalk, we will discuss the benefits of learning a second language, and you will learn language-learning hacks for the casual student or serious student.

Presenter: Ms. Caitlin Duerler, Instructor of French
Date: Thursday, October 26
Time: 2:00-2:45 pm
Location: Library, Room 702


Leading Out Loud

Have you ever been described as quiet, shy, or a loner; however, this does not describe who you are around your friends or family? Then you might be an introvert, and this presentation is for you! This REDtalk will help you identify whether you are an introvert or an extrovert and assist you in marketing your introverted personality traits if you are pursuing student leadership positions or student employment.

Presenter: Dr. Nechele McClinton, Assistant Director of Residence Life
Date: Thursday, November 2
Time: 2:00 - 2:45 pm
Location: Library, Room 702