Brad Provines, coordinator
of College Survival Skills, explained that the seminars are “designed
to help students maximize their academic potential and help them
adjust to the college lifestyle.” The five seminars run
throughout September and October and range from learning to
cook in minimal time to learning how to relax.
These College Survival Skills seminars are not only for freshman.
Students of all classes are encouraged to attend. “The
courses try to give information that’s practical and that
the students can use later in life,” Provines said. The “Creative
Study” seminar is aimed for those students who have trouble
maintaining school and work, as well as their personal lives.
It is intended to help students develop a successful schedule
and manage their time.
Students who find it difficult to relax and find the pressures
of college courses and homework upsetting, can attend the “Stress
Management” seminar. This workshop teaches students techniques
they can use in stressful situations such as before a test or
the night before a presentation. Provines noted that the “Stress
Management” seminar is held around midterm time, and it
is to the student’s advantage to attend. All are held
in UB 211.
At the end of every seminar, evaluation forms will be handed
out for suggestions on future topics such as, “Personal
Self- Defense,” a topic being considered for the spring
HPU advisors will be conducting the one-hour seminars, Provines
said. He added that it is a great way to meet the advisors
as well as make friends, both domestic and international.
If students cannot attend a particular seminar, they can
always pick up a packet of written information at the Advising
Everyone is welcome, and some instructors even give extra
credit points for students who attend.
There will even be free refreshments.