Program for the 2010 PDI

Friday, January 8th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Opportunities for Undergraduate Students to Pursue Nationally Competitive Scholarships
Presenters:
Heather Esterday
Category:
Advising Students
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
This session is designed to provide an overview of the work done by the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarship Programs at CSU. It will provide faculty, staff and graduate students with information on the most commonly applied for national scholarships, including eligiblity criteria, so that they can inform their undergraduate students. In addition, we will discuss what makes an applicant competitive.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience is faculty, staff, and graduate students. Goal is to make them more aware of the nationally competitive scholarship opportunities that exist, so that they may share the information with their undergrad students.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Container Gardening: Cool Pots for a Hot Summer - REPEAT SESSION
Presenters:
Alison Stoven O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Unravel the mysteries of planting attractive containers for patio gardening. Leave with design tips, maintenance techniques and new varieties to withstand hot Colorado summer days. Many photos illustrate ideas for design to suit taste from formal to casual.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals of this presentation are to educate novice and advanced gardeners on the benefits of planting in containers. Audience: all interested gardeners

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Fundraising Event Evaluation: The Overlooked Asset
Presenters:
Allison Robin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2010
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Don’t gauge another special event solely on its attendance and money-making abilities! You’re ignoring a wealth of participant information that can help your college or unit make money and grow its programs and services, especially in these tough economic times. Learn how to build real sustainability via event evaluation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: To equip participants with the tools needed to capture feedback, increase participant satisfaction levels, identify problem areas, attract new sponsors, and more. Targeted Audience: event coordinators or individuals whose job requires them to plan and execute fundraising events

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Creative and Critical Thinking Tips and Tools—Incorporate in your _____ (class, work, service, etc.)
Presenters:
Barbara Wallner
Category:
Critical Thinking
Date:
2010
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Tips, tools, and activities to incorporate into your instruction, lab setting, service, etc. Interactive and hands on, go away from this session with a few new ideas to make you think more/be creative and innovative and help you encourage others to also think more/be creative and innovative (21st Century Skills!)
Goals and Target Audience:
All ages…professors, instructors, grad students, staff, etc. To help all of us be think more, be more creative and innovative. Activities, tips, and tools to facilitate this attempt to incorporate 21st Century Skills into everything we do!