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College of Arts and Sciences

2017 Week of Welcome College Kick-Off
Department Break-Out Sessions
Thursday, August 17

Anthropology: The Study of Human Diversity

Location: Anthropology Museum, College Hall
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Faculty and students will provide a hands-on introduction to the four fields of Anthropology — Cultural Anthropology, Linguistics, Archaeology, and Physical Anthropology — in the Department’s Museum located on the first floor of College Hall.

School of Biological Sciences (Biology and Zoology)

Location: Charles R. Conner Museum, Abelson Hall First Floor
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Welcome to SBS! Enjoy visiting the Conner Museum, where faculty are waiting to meet you and advisors will be available to help with any last-minute questions or concerns.

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Department of Chemistry Meet and Greet

Location: Fulmer 318
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Come meet current Chemistry majors and faculty. Learn about what Chemistry Club does and see some of the facilities you will be spending time in. Light snacks will be available.

Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies Meet and Greet

Location: Wilson-Short Hall Room 111
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Come join us for some yummy Ferdinand’s ice cream “grabbers” and cool gifts, meet our faculty, and learn about our exciting majors in Comparative Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies. We are your space for transformative knowledge, understanding, action and hope in an increasingly interconnected world!

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Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology

Location: Todd 320
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Learn about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of Criminal Justice, including program requirements and special opportunities for students to engage in internships, research, study abroad and much more!

Department of English
and Digital Technology & Culture Program

Location: Bundy Reading Room, Avery Hall
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From Papyrus scrolls to virtual reality, the English department and Digital Technology and Culture program work with text in many forms. Stop by our break-out session to mingle with current English and DTC students, faculty, and staff as you check out the possibilities to learn more about creating animation, publishing books, reading from Shakespeare to graphic novels, building websites, writing your own poetry or prose, learning how language works, and more. Try out our new virtual reality set-up and learn how to handle antique books from the MASC’s collection in the library. We have something for (nearly) everyone!

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Fine Arts: Creativity Kung Fu

Location: Fine Arts Foyer
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Fine Arts is the place. There is no place. Quite like this place. Anywhere near this place. So Fine Arts must be the place. Come by to see exhibits, spaces and meet artists. We will tell you how creativity can give every major a leg up. There will be art club, t-shirts and refreshments.

Celebrate International Languages and Cultures with Tomás, the Gnomie Homie!

Location: Thompson Hall, first floor
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Calling all Gnomie Homies! Join DFLC faculty, staff and current students for a language and culture fair and learn more about our majors, minors, scholarships, and study abroad opportunities! Enjoy a variety of foods from different cultures; tour our one-of-a-kind Language Learning Resource Center (LLRC); and enter to win a variety of prizes in our raffle!

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Department of History and Asian Studies Program

Location: Wilson-Short Hall 301
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You are invited to the Department of History to meet faculty and students from History and the Asia Program, take a tour of the department, learn about its scholarships and activities, and enjoy a few snacks.

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Location: Neill Hall 216
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Come learn about courses and degree programs in the Mathematics and Statistics Department. We will discuss opportunities to be involved in research, competitions, and outreach activities. In addition, there will be representatives from the Math Club, Actuarial Science Club, and the Pre-Teachers of Math Club. We will also talk about scholarships and student employment. Snacks will be served.

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Let Your Voice Be Heard: Making Music at WSU

Location: Kimbrough 115
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Meet the choral/voice faculty and students; learn a new song to sing with others; hear about auditions, our ensembles and student clubs, and other opportunities; and listen to a sneak preview of the upcoming performance of the musical “First Date” by current students! Open to all majors!

School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs: Philosophy and Political Science

Location: Johnson Tower 807
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Meet-and-Greet in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs!
This is a great opportunity to meet with faculty and academic advisors and to learn about many program opportunities, including the Mock Trial Team, Ethics Bowl, Education Abroad options, and much more!

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Mocktail Hour with the Department of Psychology

Location: Todd 311
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Meet and mingle with Psychology faculty, academic advisors and current undergraduate students involved in various Psychology related clubs and research. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions about the Psychology program of study, Psychology clubs and research opportunities.

Welcome to the Sociology Department!

Location: Wilson-Short Hall 201
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Come and meet fellow undergraduates, faculty, and advisors and learn more about department resources available to you. This is a great opportunity to learn about the program and how to get involved with other undergraduates and the Sociology Club, as well as connect with faculty! We look forward to welcoming you and touring you through the department.

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The School of the Environment Welcomes You to Earth Science, Environmental & Ecosystem Science, Forestry, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science

Location: Webster Hall Atrium
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Meet the School of the Environment faculty, students and clubs, and enjoy Ferdinand’s ice cream. After Clubs take you on a short trivia scavenger hunt through a few of our facilities, you will arrive for an ice cream social with SoE faculty & students. We will have a trivia contest and door prizes.

The Major Exploration Advising Program: Explore your Spark

Location: CUB Senior Ballroom
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Join the MEAP team as we discuss your journey into discovery. Come meet other exploring students, talk with advisors about programs and events, and ask questions about finding your academic home.

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Pre-PT/OT: Do more, think more

Location: CUE 202
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Pre-PT and OT students meet their specialist advisor and network with each other as they play the pre-health game: figure out the categories. This fun game involves teamwork and analytical thinking.

Pre-Vet Mythbusters

Location: CUE 230
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Pre-Vet students will explore fact vs. fiction in this conversational workshop.

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Pre-Pharm & Pre-PA: Making Hand Lotion with Vitamin E Suspension

Location: CUE 409
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Students will learn about basic compounding and walk away with their own sample of hand lotion.

2+2 Programs Meet and Greet

Location: CUE 419
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Meet and Greet other students in the 2+2 programs: Pre-Nursing; Pre-Speech and Hearing Science; and Pre-Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

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Pre-Med/Pre-Dental Meet and Greet

Location: CUE 319
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Meet other Pre-Med and Pre-Dental students and your new advisor.

For more information, contact Arlene Parkay at