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Day of Dialogue & Fall Institute Day

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Classes are suspended for the day and sessions are conducted to provide a valuable set of resources for students to assist and encourage them to be more thoughtful and timely in their academic and career planning.

The campus-wide Day of Dialogue for students, faculty, and staff features a series of workshops, panels and dialogues designed to introduce and expand our understanding, awareness, and skills to collaboratively address the political and social challenges of our time. Learn more about the Day of Dialogue.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Advising Sessions with Faculty

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Mandatory for Senior English Literature Majors - Old Mail 311
An overview of Senior Seminar (ENG 398) and its expectations; the culminating symposium; your questions about the future and more. Presented by English Department Faculty

Mandatory for Senior Creative Writing Majors - Old Main 315
An overview of Senior Portfolio (ENG 399) and its expectations; scheduling for Milk Route (our student reading series); your questions about the future and more. Presented by English Department Faculty

Study Abroad: How? Where? Why? - Kresge Hall, CFA
Hoping to study abroad? So many opportunities! With good planning, thoughtful research, courage and creativity, you could find yourself immersed in a term, semester or year of study off-campus, in the U.S. or abroad. This session explores the many study abroad opportunities available at Knox. Presented by Brenda Tooley, director of the Center for Global Studies

Interested in a Career in Education? - GDH 303
Intended for those students who are interested in teaching or an education related field but who have not yet a declared major. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided. Presented by Educational Studies Department Faculty

Post-Graduation Opportunities for International Students - Alumni Hall 300
Intended for international students on the F-1 visa and will cover opportunities available in the U.S. after graduation including OPT work authorization and how to transfer the I-20 to a graduate school. Presented by Rebecca Eckart, Associate Director of International Student Services

Preparing for Medical School and the George Washington University Early Selection Program (GWU) - Wilson House
Get your questions answered about short- and long-term academic planning for medical school admissions. Intended for first-years and sophomores. Presented by Mary Jane Shroyer, Pre-Health Coordinator, and Associate Dean Tim Foster

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dialogue 101 - Students-Lincoln Room; Faculty/Staff-Trustees Room
This session will either introduce or refresh our understanding of terminology and skill sets related to participating in dialogues.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Mandatory Study Abroad 2019-2020 Application Session - Kresge Hall, CFA
All students planning to participate in a Knox-approved or student-initiated study abroad program during the 2019-2020 academic year MUST ATTEND this session. You will learn about the application procedures and the critically important deadlines in early December and of February 1, possible matches between study abroad programs and majors/minors, and the pros and cons of the many semester options and how to research and apply for supplemental funding for travel costs (through national scholarship programs and program provider financial assistance). Presented by Brenda Tooley, director of the Center for Global Studies

Mandatory for Ed Studies Majors Planning to Student Teach in 2018-19 - GDH 303
This session is REQUIRED for anyone majoring in Educational Studies with Certification or who plans to student teach during the 2019-20 academic year. Those students who are scheduled to student teach in Winter 2019 do not need to attend. Presented by Joel Estes and Bart Arthur, Educational Studies Department

What to do after Knox: Grad School and Career Advising in Art and Art History - WAC 212
Important advice on how to search and apply to graduate programs in Studio Art and Art History. Discuss the variety of careers and professional opportunities open to students majoring and minoring in Art and Art History. Presented by Professors Lynette Lombard and Greg Gilbert, Art and Art History Department

The Medical School Application Process - Wilson House
An overview of the application timeline, the AMCAS and AACOMAS applications, the MCAT exam and general guidelines for submitting a competitive application. Intended for juniors and seniors. Presented by Mary Jane Shroyer, Pre-Health Coordinator

Archaeology at Knox - Old Main 315
Learn about opportunities to undertake archaeological research and new archaeology courses at Knox. Presented by Professor Danielle Fatkin, History Department

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Dialogue Session #1
Race - T. Fleming Fieldhouse
Socioeconomic Class - Lincoln/Skylight Rooms, Seymour Union

3:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Dialogue Session #2
Gender - T. Fleming Fieldhouse
Political Ideology - Lincoln/Skylight Rooms, Seymour Union

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Discussion for Day of Dialogue Participants - Lincoln/Skylight

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