Race to Finish Line: Spring 2016 Semester

With only 2 weeks left of the Spring 2016 semester (not including Finals Week), there is still enough time to come into the Learning & Writing Center for help! We advise that you not wait until it’s too late.
We also hope you take advantage of attending Tutorpalooza Friday, May 13th from 12-4pm in UC 4th floor.

On Tuesday, April 26th the first annual “Student Tutor & Staff Appreciation Ceremony” took place in McLaren. It was a joyful event where faculty, staff, and student employees were recognized for their hard work, professionalism, and passion for providing educational support to students attending USF and numerous academic sites in the surrounding San Francisco community.

Each program had the opportunity to shine a spotlight on a specific tutor, lead, or staff member who had demonstrated their commitment to the Learning Center’s mission. The Learning Center awarded a total of 10 students who definitively represented what their associated programs were all about. Be sure to congratulate the winners whenever you see them across campus. In addition, the Learning Center awarded a USF faculty and staff member for their support and involvement with the Learning Center’s programs and activities. The Center would not be where it is today without the support of its fellow USF community members.

A special shout out to all those involved with planning and hosting a success event! We can’t wait to see everyone at next year’s event:)

Congratulations to all winners!

America Reads Tutors: Thuy Tran & Nicole Rejer

FYIT Tutors: Lucas Pereira & Michaela Ruiz

Front Desk Leader: Jen Java

Peer Tutors: Joy Kim & Eliza Petrella

Project Success Coach: Megan Sykes

Supplemental Instruction Leader: Hannah Cole-Leathers

Staff Award: Marvella Luey

Faculty Award: Karyn Schell

LC Appreciation Award: Dr. Onllwyn Dixon

Below are some photo highlights from the event

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Here are the last Student Success Workshops for the remainder of the semester:

Academic

Finals are Coming: Are you Ready?

Thurs. 5/5/16 11:50am-12:40pm Harney 127

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Self-Care in Stressful Times

Tues. 5/3/16 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 251

Marijuana: What it Does and Why

Weds. 5/4/16 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Berman Room

Additional Events:

Academic:

Tutorpalooza

Fri. 5/13/16 12-4pm UC 4th floor

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Finals Midnight Breakfast

Fri. 5/13/16 10pm-12am Phelan Lounge

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DON[t] Stop Believing!

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We have approximately 5 more weeks til the end of the semester. This semester is definitely flying by but that does not mean you should let your grades suffer. Feel free to schedule appointments with both the Writing Center and with Peer Tutoring. Writing Preceptors and student peer tutors are extremely friendly and most definitely helpful!

 

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On April Fool’s Day our Program Assistant Angelo took on Front Desk staff member Derrick in a game of one on one. Both did a great job but in the end Derrick took the W. Thanks to all who came out to support!

 

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Advance notice that Tutorpalooza will be held on Friday 5/13/16 from 12-4pm on UC 4th floor!

 

Here are Student Success Workshops for the month of April.

Academic

De-Mystifying Research Papers

Tues. 4/19/16 11:50am-12:40pm Gleeson Library, Room 139

Oops, I did it again! How to avoid procrastination pitfalls

Tues. 4/26/16 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 251

Mind, Body, & Spirit

The Truth About Alcohol

Thurs. 4/7/16 11:50am-12:40pm Cowell 418

Recovery Realities: A Student Panel

Thurs. 4/14/16 11:50am-12:40pm Cowell 418

Uppers, Downers, All-Arounders

Thurs. 4/21/16 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 250

Career Planning & Life Skills

Ballin’ on a Budget (Yes, in San Francisco!)

Wed. 4/6/16 5:00pm-6:00pm Fromm Hall, Broad Room

Last Chance for Internships

Tues. 4/12/16 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Additional Events:

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Mountain Meditation Retreat

Sat. 4/9/16  Mt. Tamalpais

For details contact eaczarnikneimeyer@usfca.edu

April Action Day of Service

Sat. 4/16/16 7:30 am Location TBA

Earth Day

Thurs. 4/21/16 11:30am-1:00pm Gleeson Plaza

Relay for Life

Sun. 4/24/16 9:00am-9:00pm Negoesco Stadium

 

Have any questions? Feel free to stop by Cowell 215

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MARCH MADNESS 2016

Can you believe it’s week 6 of the semester already?! That means only 10 more weeks of the semester left and 2 weeks until spring break! While that is exciting news, please do not neglect your studies meaning it is a great time to come and visit the LWC for your upcoming midterms/papers. The Learning & Writing Center is great to refresh material with tutors or to get an extra set of eyes to look over your paper in order to boost your advantage towards a better grade before heading into break. If you would like to schedule a tutor appointment, feel free to go to TutorTrac located on your USF Connect student tab. If you would like to schedule a writing appointment, feel free to stop by or call the center and schedule your appointment with the lovely front desk staff.

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The newest addition in the LWC is our “I AM” Bulletin Board in order to promote diversity.

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We also have fun facts posted on our whiteboard so come in and join in on the fun or share your own fun facts!

This week’s fun fact is No word in the English language rhymes with month, silver, purple, and orange! If you have a fun fact that you would like to share come

Student Success Workshops  for the month of March:

Academic

Excelling in the American Classroom

Thurs. 3/31/16 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 252

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Recovery Realities: A Student Panel

Weds. 3/9/16 5:30-7:00pm McLaren 251

I Heart Consent Workshop

Thurs. 3/10/16 11:50am-12:40pm UC 411/412

Marijuana: What it Does and Why

Weds. 3/30/16 5:30-7:00pm McLaren 250

Career Planning & Life Skills

Alumni Panel and Job Search Preparation for International Students

Thurs. 3/3/16 5:30-7:00pm McLaren 252

LinkedIn 2.0 – Beyond the Profile

Tues. 3/29/16 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Berman Room

Additional Events:

Mind, body, & Spirit

Spiritual Exercises Silent Retreat

3/12/-3/16/2016 Presentation Center, Los Gatos

For details contact eaczarnikneimeyer@usfca.edu

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WELCOME BACK DONS!

The LWC would like to welcome you back for Spring semester 2016! The center has been very lonely without its hardworking students. We are excited for your return and we wish you a great Spring semester!

Below is some valuable information for new and returning faces:

Hours of Operations

The Learning Center

Mon-Thurs 8:30am-8pm

Friday 8:30am-5pm

The Writing Center

Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm

Friday 10am-5pm

Drop in hours

Mon-Thurs 1-4pm Gleeson Library in the New book section

Check us out at:

www.usfca.edu/lwc

follow us on:

instagram: usflwc

twitter: ldubc

facebook: Learning & Writing Center at USF

blog: https://learningwritinglwc.wordpress.com/

Events offered by the LWC, Career Services, CAPS, and more:

Student Success Workshops are a series facilitated by USF faculty and staff members. They are interactive, informal, and FREE seminars designed to help you learn strategies to achieve your academic goals and get the most out one’s USF experience. Here are our workshops offered for the month of February:

Academic

Taking Noteworthy Notes

Tues. 2/9/16 11:50am-12:40pm Cowell 418

Test Taking Tips and Tricks

Thurs. 2/18/16 11:50am-12:40pm Cowell 418

What’s TIME got to do with it?: Managing your Midterms

Tues. 2/25/16 11:50am-12:40pm Cowell 418

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Health Care 101

Tues. 2/2/16 11:40am-12:40pm McLaren 251

The Truth About Alcohol

Thurs. 2/11/16 11:50am-12:40pm Cowell 212

Healthy Relationships

Tues. 2/23/16 11:50am-12:40pm UC 411/412

Marijuana: What it Does and Why

Weds. 2/24/16 5:30-7:00pm McLaren 252

Career Planning & Life Skills

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Weds. 2/17/16 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Berman Room

Navigating a Career Fair

Tues. 2/23/16 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Maraschi Room

 

Additional events to look out for:

Study Abroad Fair

Thurs. 2/12/2016 11:30-1:30pm Gleeson Plaza

LGBTQQ Undergrad Student Retreat

2/19-2/21/2016 Camp Cazadero

For details contact eaczarnikneimeyer@usfca.edu

Ignatian Pilgramage Men’s Retreat

Sat. 2/27/2016 Muir Woods

For details contact eaczarnikneimeyer@usfca.edu

Hearts on Fire-Graduate Student Retreat

Sun. 2/28/2016 Mt. Tamalpais

For details contact eaczarnikneimeyer@usfca.edu

 

Check back soon for more updates from the LWC!

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It’s the Final Countdown…

With only 2 weeks left of the Spring 2015 semester (not including Finals Week), there is still enough time to come into the Learning & Writing Center for help! We advise that you not wait until it’s too late.

We also hope you take advantage of attending Tutorpalooza Friday, May 15th from 12-4pm in Cowell 417 and 418.

Here are the last Student Success Workshops for the remainder of the semester:

Academic

Finals are Coming: Are you Ready?

Wed. 5/6/15 5-6pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Marijuana: What it Does and Why

Tues. 5/5/15 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Additional Events:

Academic:

Tutorpalooza

Fri. 5/15/15 12-4pm Cowell 417 & 418

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Finals Midnight Breakfast

Fri. 5/15/15 10pm-12am Market Cafe

For this semester’s community outreach, the LWC volunteered with a new project at the Ecocenter located at Heron’s Head park! We cleaned the park and removed invasive plants from the area, restoring the natural habitat to the animals that live around it! We feel great making a difference no matter if it’s big or small! Afterwards we ate lunch at Slow Club. Here are some pictures documenting all the great fun we had that day

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Lastly, the LWC would proudly like to acknowledge the 2015 Graduates: Olive, Zach, Dylan, & Antonio! Thank you grads for all your hard work, we will miss you!

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The Learning & Writing Center staff wish you the best of luck on your upcoming finals! We also hope you have a fun & safe summer! See you all next Fall:)

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

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“If you’re reading this it’s NOT too late” … to make an appointment with the Learning and Writing Center !

We have approximately 6 more weeks til the end of the semester. This semester is definitely flying by but that does not mean you should let your grades suffer. Feel free to schedule appointments with both the Writing Center and with Peer Tutoring. Writing Preceptors and student peer tutors are extremely friend and most definitely helpful!

Special Shoutout to February & March’s Staff Spotlight:

February:

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March:

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Thank you staff for all your hard work & dedication!

Here are Student Success Workshops for the month of April.

Academic

De-Mystifying Research Papers

Tues. 4/14/15 11:50am-12:40pm Gleeson Library, Room 139

Mind, Body, & Spirit

The Truth About Alcohol

Thurs. 4/9/15 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 251

Interfaith Dialogue Lunch

Thurs. 4/9/15 11:50am-12:40pm  University Ministry, Romero Room

LGBTQ Alphabet Soup Workshop

Thurs. 4/16/15 11:50am-12:40pm University Center 402/403

Uppers, Downers, All-Arounders

Tues. 4/21/15 11:50am-12:50pm McLaren 251

Self-Care in Stressful Times

Thurs. 4/30/15 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 251

Career Planning & Life Skills

Meet the Startups

Wed. 4/22/15 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Xavier Chapel

Additional Events:

Mind, Body, & Spirit

April Action

Sat. 4/11/15 for details contact: um@usfca.edu

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MARCH MADNESS

March has quickly approached and we are approximately 3 weeks away from spring break! While that is exciting news, please do not neglect your studies, meaning it is a great time to come and visit the LWC for your upcoming midterms/papers. The Learning & Writing Center is great to refresh material with tutors or to get an extra set of eyes to look over your paper in order to boost your advantage towards a better grade before heading into break. If you would like to schedule a tutor appointment, feel free to go to TutorTrac located on your USF Connect student tab. If you would like to schedule a writing appointment, feel free to stop by or call the center and schedule your appointment with the lovely front desk staff.


More information about some of the great programs that the LWC offers:

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1) Academic English Support (AES) tutor – this tutor is a Masters candidate in the TESOL program at the School of Ed — she works with international students (grad and undergrad) on general study skills: note taking, test taking, time management, public speaking, communication with professors, brainstorming for papers (any further help needed with writing should be received through the Writing Center). International students can sign up for an appointment through TutorTrac (https://tutortrac.usfca.edu)

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2) English Speaking Buddies for International Students (ESBIS) — this is a drop-in session every Thursday (11:50am-12:40pm) at the Learning & Writing Center that provides international students (grad and undergrad) the opportunity to practice their English in a casual setting. The AES tutor and LWC Assistant Director are present at these weekly drop-in sessions. We talk about current events, any challenges they may be experiencing, hobbies, cultural traditions/events, etc. Come eat snacks and practice your English!

 

Student Success Workshops for the month of March:

Academic

Speaking with Confidence and Presenting with Style

Thurs. 3/26/15 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 251

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Recovery Realities: A Student Panel

Tues. 3/10/15 11:50am-12:40pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Hazards of Hook-Ups

Thurs. 3/12/15 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 250

I❤ Consent Workshop

Tues. 3/31/15 11:50am-12:40pm McLaren 252

Marijuana: What it Does and Why

Tues. 3/31/15 5:30-7:00pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Career Planning & Life Skills

Alumni Panel and Job Search Preparation for International Students

Tues. 3/3/15 5:30-7pm Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Additional Events:

Mind, body, & Spirit

Women’s Retreat

Sunday 3/8/15 for details contact um@usfca.edu

Health Fair

Thurs. 3/24/15 11am-2:30pm McLaren 252

Wishing you an early fun and safe spring break!

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