Event Schedule

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017 AT WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

8:00 AM: On-site Check-In / Registration in Behnken Field House (HWAC)

8:45 AM: Breakfast and Event Welcome in Behnken Field House (HWAC)

9:30 AM: Sessions Begin


SESSION SET 1

9:30–10:10 AM


Financial Aid Session: You Can Pay for College  
LOCATION: Gore School of Business Auditorium

Financial aid can be a difficult process to navigate, but you are not alone! StepUp Utah is here to support you in navigating the financial path to college. From savings and scholarships to federal and state aid, there are a variety of ways to make your education affordable. 


Unmasking the Process for College Preparation
LOCATION: HWAC 354

Applying to college is not a process you undertake alone, but there are resources built to ensure your success. In this session, we explore how to pick the right classes in high school to be prepared for college and position yourself well for scholarships, how to access statewide resources in standardized testing for the SAT and ACT, and how to apply to colleges outside of your comfort zone.


Transitioning from College to Career: Strengths Training
LOCATION: Malouf 201

Students will begin their career exploration by identifying and exploring what their individual strengths are and ways to use those in college and their career.


SESSION SET 2

10:20–11:00 AM


Scholarship Session: Ask the Experts  
LOCATION: Gore School of Business Auditorium

Scholarships can be difficult to locate, comprehend, and apply for, making them easy to put off and forget about. Don’t let the confusion of scholarship processes hold you back. Scholarship experts will point you where to look and share tips on what makes an application stand out from the rest.  


High School and College Planning: Advocating for Your Education
LOCATION: HWAC 354

In Advocating for Your Education, we discuss opportunities available to you in high school and in college to create the educational experience you want. Topics include clubs; intramurals; planning ahead to graduate on time; academic and professional advisors; balancing responsibilities (i.e., work and school); and extracurricular opportunities such as Black Student Unions/Associations.


Transitioning from College to Career: Looking for a Great Career, Job Search/Résumé 
LOCATION: Malouf 201

Learn job skills to succeed in today’s competitive market. Get started with tips on the basics of personal presentation and crafting your résumé.


11:00 - 11:45 AM: College and Career Exploration Fair in Upstairs Behnken Field House (HWAC)

Noon - 1:00 PM: Luncheon and Keynote Speaker in Behnken Field House (HWAC)

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Classes Without Quizzes / Westminster Campus Tours / College and Career Exploration Fair


 

CLASSES WITHOUT QUIZZES SCHEDULE

Classes Without Quizzes are mini-classes on a variety of topics conducted by Westminster faculty. Join one of these half-hour classes before or after taking a campus tour and visiting the College and Career Fair.

CLASS: "Separate AND Unequal: The Myths of Integrated Schooling” 
LOCATION: Dick 109
INSTRUCTOR: Marilee Coles-Ritchie, PhD, Professor, Education, Westminster College

CLASS: “Preserving Crowns of Glory: Braids, Afros, Dreads—The Politics of Black Hair”
LOCATION: Gore 134
INSTRUCTOR: Nkenna Onwuzuruoha, Adjunct Instructor, Justice Studies, Westminster College

CLASS: “Health Disparities and Race: Beyond Socioeconomic Status” 
LOCATION: Dick 103
INSTRUCTOR: Han Kim, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Public Health, Westminster College

CLASS: “Study A Little Temperament” (1:30 PM Only)
LOCATION: Gore 133
INSTRUCTOR: Jen Simonds, PhD, Professor, Psychology; Co-Chair, Psychology Department; Director, WestARCHES Program, Westminster College

 

HEAR EXPECT THE GREAT'S FOUNDER, REV. FRANCE A. DAVIS, SPEAK ON STEP UP'S PODCAST:


WATCH EXPECT THE GREAT'S FOUNDER, REV. FRANCE A. DAVIS, AND 2017 EVENT CO-CHAIR DR. TAMARA STEVENSON ON KSTU: