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Fall 2018 Workshops & Cultural Events


Thursday, August 23rd  

SSS Orientation (Attendance Required) @ 4:30-5:00pm in O'Reilly 117

Friday, August 24th  

SSS Orientation (Attendance Required) @12:00-12:30 Room TBA


Tuesday, September 4th

Workshop: Building Your Study Schedule  @12:00-1:00pm in Hodes 150

Wednesday, September 5th

Workshop: Building Your Study Schedule  @12:00-1:00pm Room TBA

Friday, September 7th

Cultural Event: Art Westport Kansas City Festival @1:00-5:00pm *meet in TRIO Office, transportation will be provided*

Friday, September 14th

Workshop: NAIA Headquarters Career Visit and Tour @2:00-3:15pm *meet in TRIO Office, transportation will be provided*

Friday, September 14th

Cultural Event: Chicago (Broadway Musical) @8:00pm *meet in TRIO Office, transportation will be provided*

Tuesday, September 18th

Workshop: Where to Find Scholarships @12:00-12:30pm in Hodes 150

Wednesday, September 19th

Workshop: How to Write Scholarship Essays @12:00-12:30pm in the Library Classroom

Thursday, September 27th

Workshop: Step up Bystander Intervention @3:30-5:00pm in Hodes 150

Sunday, September 30th

Cultural Event: The Illusionists (Broadway Magic Show) @8:00pm *meet in TRIO Office, transportation will be provided*


Monday, October 1st 

Workshop: FAFSA Frenzy @5:00-8:00pm in the Hodes Center

Wednesday, October 3rd

Workshop: Managing College Stress @ 12:00-12:30 in the Library Classroom 

Thursday, October 18th 

Workshop: UMKC Graduate School Visit and Tour @ 1:00-5:00pm *meet in TRIO Office, transportation will be provided*

Tuesday, October 23rd

Workshop: Graduate on Time! Understanding your Degree Audit @ 12:00-12:45pm in Hodes 150

Thursday, October 25th

Cultural Event: Haunted House- The Edge of Hell @6:00pm *meet in TRIO Office, transportation will be provided*


Tuesday, November 6th

Workshop: Building Your Job Search @ 12:00-1:00pm in Hodes 150

Thursday, November 8th 

Cultural Event: First Generation Celebration @ 11:30-1:30pm in the Marian Lounge 

Friday, November 9th

Workshop: Edit or Create- Resume Open House 8:00am-5:00pm *come any window of time that works for you*

Sunday, November 11th

Cultural Event: KC Chief's vs. AZ Cardinals Football Game @12:00pm *meet in TRIO Office, transportation will be provided*

Wednesday, November 14th

Workshop: Career Fair @ 11:00am-5:00pm in the Marian Lounge

Friday, November 16th

Workshop: Easy Cooking @ 11:30am-12:30pm in the Carondelet Activity Center

Tuesday, November 27th

Workshop: Credit Card Basics @12:00-12:30pm in Hodes 150


Tuesday, December 4th

Workshop: Conquering Test Anxiety @12:00-12:30pm in Hodes 150

Wednesday, December

Workshop: Relaxation Session @ 12:00-12:30pm in the Library Classroom

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