Program for the 2010 PDI

Friday, January 8th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Donors, Alumni, Employers: Library Tools for Effective Background Research
Presenters:
Louise Feldmann,Jeff Bullington
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Library Computer Classroom 1
Description:
The CSU Libraries has many resources that are useful for information gathering related to development, alumni relations, and potential employers of CSU students. These tools can be used to research individuals, companies, organizations, financial information and industry trends and developments. The program will highlight Library databases and reference materials as well as some ‘free’ resources useful for these purposes.
Goals and Target Audience:
This workshop will provide an introduction, demonstration, and hands-on experience with these resources as well as further information on how the CSU Libraries can provide ongoing support to CSU affiliates in using them. Awareness of these resources for CSU staff and students is the primary goal. Target Audience: CSU staff from Development Offices, Alumni Relations, Career Services, and others that may be interested.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Best Practices for Creating Presentations
Presenters:
Yongli Zhou
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
166 Library
Description:
Are you heading to a conference or an important meeting to give a presentation? Are you concerned that files which are part of your PowerPoint may not play properly on other computers? Are you disappointed by the poor print quality of your poster that displayed perfectly on your computer screen? Have you thought about archiving your presentation? Then this technique-focused session is right for you. Including multimedia in a presentation can make it more interesting and effective. However, this is often tricky or frustrating. Problems include missing images, missing fonts, and videos which cannot be played when a presentation is displayed on computers other than the one used to create it. This workshop will demonstrate how to embed images of proper sizes and resolutions for visual presentation and printing; how to embed video and sound clips that will play on most computers; and how to create presentations that can be downloaded and viewed properly online. Hands-on practice creating basic images and video editing will be included as time permits. Software used in this demonstration includes: Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Acrobat Professional, and iMovie.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, students, and staff interested in learning how to utilize a variety of tools to create more effective presentations.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Got time for a heart attack? Who does! Discover how to prevent heart disease now!
Presenters:
Tiffany Lipsey,Gay Israel
Category:
Outreach
Date:
2010
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
Every year hundreds of thousands of American deaths are caused by cardiovascular diseases and events such heart attacks and strokes. These may be prevented with early detection and intervention. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills more people in the US than the next 6 causes of death combined. Unfortunately, the most common first symptom of CVD is sudden death. What can we do about a disease that seems to favor the surprise attack? The Heart Disease Prevention Program is designed to assess CVD risk factors and provide recommendations for lifestyle changes to enhance your length and quality of life. Come to this session and learn more about this valuable campus prevention program. This program is covered as part of the Preventative Care benefit for CSU Faculty and Administrative Professionals. Depending on your plan (Green, Gold or PPO), this program may be free!! The Heart Disease Prevention Program is housed in the Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory, which is a part of the Department of Health and Exercise Science.
Goals and Target Audience:
• Mechanisms of cardiovascular disease (CVD) • Prevalence of CVD in various populations • Risk factors of CVD • Brief review of research on various strategies to decrease risk • Lifestyle modifications to affect risk factors • Benefits of the multi-faceted Heart Disease Prevention Program (HDPP) • Tests and procedures used in the HDPP Target audience: Anyone at risk for heart disease