Workshop Schedule

Spring 2018 REDtalks Schedule


Time Management in the College World

College students often find time management to be a challenge. This REDtalk will provide students with time management tactics to help them adapt to the college setting and excel academically.

Presenter: Meagan Cooper, LU Student
Date: Wednesday, January 31
Time: 2:00-2:45 pm
Location: Library, 6th floor


Gaining Global Competence: Opportunities at Lamar University

In our increasingly connected world, global competence is a skill that is both desirable and necessary to have. There are many ways to achieve global competence both on and off campus. This REDtalk will introduce students to all of the opportunities Lamar University has to offer.

Presenter: Brittney Crossley, Coordinator of Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
Date: Tuesday, February 13
Time: 3:00-3:45 pm
Location: Landes Auditorium, Galloway 101


Grit: You Can Do It!

This REDtalk will highlight the importance of "grit" in life through experiences of personal struggles and barriers.

Presenter: Dr. Jasdeep Pannu, Assistant Professor
Date: Wednesday, February 28
Time: 3:00-3:45 pm
Location: Library, 6th floor


Streamlining Math for an Efficient Graduation

Did you have to take beginner math classes because your TSI math scores were too low? Is your graduation being postponed because you have to add in extra semesters of basic math courses? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, QEP Wings of Success is here to help you! This REDtalk will focus on how this streamlining of basic math courses is effective, efficient, and how it will save you time and money.

Presenters: Raegan Minaldi, Natalie Sfeir, Hannah Meyer, LU Students
Date: Monday, March 5
Time: 1:00-1:45 pm
Location: Library, 6th floor


The Art of Embracing Disability: Succeeding Despite Stereotypes

Have you ever felt shackled by the label of disability thrust upon you? Are you open to ideas and strategies that help you inhibit the label of disability and live more freely as a student? Are you an ally in need of resources to help? If you struggle with these ideas, join me on this journey. As a Deaf person in academia, I used to struggle with these constraints placed upon me without my consent. Together, we can learn from our collective experiences to unpack disability as a label and succeed academically while dispelling stereotypes.

Presenter: Dr. S. Jordan Wright, Assistant Professor
Date: Tuesday, March 20
Time: 1:00-1:45 pm
Location: Library, Room 702


Why We Need to Talk About Alcohol

This interactive and engaging REDtalk will highlight what students really need to know about alcohol and how they can stay safe and prepared for any situation.

Presenter: Marie Culik, Health Education Specialist
Date: Wednesday, April 4
Time: 2:00-2:45 pm
Location: Library, 6th floor


Don't Fall for Fake News

With the volume and speed which information travels online, it is sometimes difficult to determine the good from the bad. The recent increase in false news stories following major events or regarding public figures or ideas have made this task even more challenging. This REDtalk will demonstrate how to identify and combat misleading and false news information encountered on social media and other online environments. Following the session you will be able to define "Fake News," identify its characteristics and environments, develop tactics for correcting misinformation and identify responsible information sharing behaviors.

Presenter: Michael Saar, Associate Professor, Interim Library Instruction Coordinator
Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 2:00-2:45 pm
Location: Library, 6th floor


Coping with Anxiety: Prevention and Intervention

This REDtalk will provide coping strategies, digital tools, and relaxation techniques that can be used for both prevention (before you feel anxiety) and for intervention (when you feel anxiety). Attendees will learn to distinguish between fear, worry, and anxiety.

Presenter: Pamela Comer, Graduate Assessment Director
Date: Wednesday, April 25
Time: 3:00-3:45 pm
Location: Library, 6th floor