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Fall Institute is Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Classes are suspended on this day so you have time to focus on academic goals and career planning. These sessions have been developed to provide valuable insights and resources for all students. Some departments and programs have mandatory sessions on this day. We have provided guidance regarding the target audience for each session, but you should feel free to attend any session that interests you.

Fall Institute Schedule for 2022 

2nd hour: 9:20-10:30 am

How to Prepare for Medical School - Alumni Hall, Lincoln-Douglas Room 115

For first-years and sophomores. Get started on the right track in your academic and co-curricular preparation for medical school. The early admission program at George Washington University will also be discussed.

Presenter: Lisa Harris, Director, Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study and Health Professions Advising

Educational Studies Major/Minor Information Session - GDH 103

For first-years and sophomores. This session is designed for students interested in majoring or minoring in Educational Studies. Come meet faculty and current Ed Studies students, and hear about our various programs.

Presenter: Jennifer McCarthy Foubert, Associate Professor & Department Chair of Educational Studies; Director of Teacher Education

German Study and Internship Opportunities - GDH 105

For first-years and sophomores. Come learn about the possibilities open to you in the German-speaking world. Opportunities abound in Germany and Austria for study abroad, internships in all areas from the arts to the sciences, and opportunities for professional development and graduate school after Knox. Many opportunities for study, internship and graduate school are funded; you can make money by going to Germany.

Presenter: Brandy Wilcox, Visiting Instructor of Modern Languages - German

Special Session:10:15-12:15 pm

3-2 Engineering and the Dual Degree Program at Washington University - SMC D113

Information about Washington University's Dual Degree Engineering Program will be presented as well as time for informal questions and answers about the program and pre-engineering planning.

Special Guest: James McDonald, Assistant Dean of Advising and Admissions, McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

3rd hour: 10:40-11:50 am

Serving Peace, Creating Friendships - The Journey of a Peace Corps Volunteer - Alumni Hall, Wallenberg Room 219

For all students. Join as we share stories about experiences in the Peace Corps as well as information about the application process and Coverdell Fellowship Program for Returned Volunteers. Also, hear from our Peace Corps Recruiter and past Peace Corps Volunteers. They will speak about how to become involved, how best to prepare for successful applications into the Peace Corps program, and where the Peace Corps can take you.

Presenter: Todd Heidt, Director, Stellyes Center for Global Studies & Director of the Peace Corps Preparatory Program at Knox.

Law School Admissions 101 - GDH 105

For all students. Thinking about attending law school? In this session we will talk about what pre-law at Knox looks like. What courses should you take while at Knox? When should you start thinking about law school? How does the law school admissions process work? What is the timeline for applications? How do I decide where to go to law school? This will be an informative presentation for students at any stage at Knox.

Presenter: Thomas Bell, Assistant Professor of Political Science; Pre-law Advisor

The Data Sciences at Knox -  SMC A-206

For first-years and sophomores. This talk will introduce students to some of the more interesting research activities centering on the data sciences at Knox. If you are interested in majoring in Data Science or in minoring in Statistics, come join us to learn about some options.

Presenter: Ole Forsberg, Associate Professor of Mathematics-Statistics; Director of Statistics Program

4th hour: 12:00-1:10 pm

Assessing Your Candidacy for Medical School - Alumni Hall, Lincoln-Douglas Room 115

For juniors and seniors. This workshop will provide an overview of what medical schools are looking for, help you assess your candidacy by identifying your current strengths and areas of opportunity, and help you feel better prepared to start your application in spring 2023. This workshop will allow time for you to ask questions and to work on an individualized assessment so it is recommended that you bring a resume draft and your laptop.

Presenter: Lisa Harris, Director, Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study and Health Professions Advising

Student Leader Selection  - Wilson House

For first-years, sophomores and juniors. Interested in applying for a wide variety of campus leadership positions for next year, including resident assistant, orientation leader, dare to care peer educator, admission ambassador, international ambassador, and more? Attend this session to learn more about the Student Leader Selection process! We will discuss an overview of the process, the timeline and requirements for this year, and the various leadership positions you may apply for during the Student Leader Selection process. Bring your questions and your friends!

Presenter: Amanda Dermer, Assistant Director for Campus Life

Why and How to Study Abroad with Knox! - SMC A-201/A-202

For first-years, sophomores and juniors. Whether you are interested in exploring if study abroad is right for you, or you have already made up your mind, there will be information for you here. You’ll receive a brief overview of what study abroad can offer you academically and personally. The second half will focus on the nuts and bolts of the application. If you are planning on studying abroad in 2022-2021, this session is MANDATORY.

Presenter: Todd Heidt, Director, Stellyes Center for Global Studies.

5th hour: 1:20-2:30 pm

Archaeology: At Knox and Beyond - SMC A-205

For first-years, sophomores and juniors. Whether you are interested in going on an excavation, are thinking about becoming an archaeology minor, or are simply fascinated by the human past, join us at this exciting session to learn more about ways to get involved.

Presenters: Katie Adelsberger, Professor, Department of Environmental Studies Douglas and Maria Bayer Chair in Earth Science; Co-Director, Archaeology Program and Danielle Fatkin, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; Associate Professor of History; Co-Director, Archaeology Program

A Conversation with Golden Apple: The Role of Schools in Addressing Mass Incarceration and Community Disenfranchisement - GDH 104

For all students. Our goal for this session is to exemplify the conversations that Golden Apple Scholars have. This interactive session will look at a broad history of housing and education policies and their impact on our current school to prison pipeline. Through conversations, diagrams, and an unpacking of historical trends students will determine the role that schools and educators have played in community disenfranchisement and mass incarceration, as well as, how we can affect change.

This session is open to all students, but we want to acknowledge that first year and sophomore students are eligible to apply to be Golden Apple Scholars.

Presenter: Jordan K. Lanfair and Educational Studies Faculty

MANDATORY Meeting for Senior Creative Writing Majors -Reference Room, Seymour Library

For juniors and seniors. This session is designed for Senior Creative Writing majors (or juniors intending to graduate in fall 2022). Topics to be covered include: an overview of Senior Portfolio (English 399) and its expectations; scheduling for Milk Route (our student reading series); your questions.

Presenters: Nick Regiacorte,Director of the Program in Creative Writing; Associate Professor of English 

Monica Berlin, Associate Director of the Program in Creative Writing; Professor of English

6th hour: 2:40-3:50 pm

Graduate School and Careers in Art, Art History and Art Museum Studies - WAC 212

For juniors and seniors. This session will advise Studio Art, Art History and Art Museum Studies students on applying to graduate programs, internships and residencies as well as information on careers and professional pathways in art, art history and museums.

Presenters: Gregory Gilbert, Professor of Art History; Director, Art History and Art Museum Studies Programs

Andrea Ferrigno, Associate Professor of Art

Power of Experience Info-Session - SMC A-201

For all students. Power of Experience can provide up to $2000 to support experiential learning opportunities in your junior or senior year. Learn more about the program and application process during this info session. We hope to see you there!

Presenter: Lindsey Rogers, Power of Experience Coordinator

MANDATORY Meeting for Senior Literature Majors - Alumni Hall, Lincoln-Douglas Room 115

For seniors. Students who plan to take Senior Seminar (ENG 398) this winter should attend this session.

Presenter: Roya Biggie, Assistant Professor of English

Evening sessions: 6:00-7:30 pm

The Therapeutic Health Professions: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy Panel Discussion - Alumni Hall, Wallenberg Room 219

For all students. Learn about the various "therapy” professions: the differences between them, steps to take in your undergraduate years, how to apply, and what career paths are open to you as a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech therapist.

Presented by a panel of professionals from Northern Illinois, Washington University, and Fontbonne University.

A Conversation with Golden Apple: Digging Deeper into the Role of Schools in Addressing Mass Incarceration and Community Disenfranchisement - HOPE Center

For all students. Further discussion, looking at a broad history of housing and education policies and their impact on our current school to prison pipeline. Through conversations, diagrams, and an unpacking of historical trends students will determine the role that schools and educators have played in community disenfranchisement and mass incarceration, as well as, how we can affect change.

This session is open to all students, but we want to acknowledge that first year and sophomore students are eligible to apply to be Golden Apple Scholars.

Presenter: Jordan K. Lanfair and Educational Studies Faculty

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