Below are some extra credit opportunities for all of you to improve your grade. They are various events in which you can attend. The attachment may be hard to read in some sections. If you have any questions, please contact your peer mentors or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org). I will also post last minute extra credit events on the Information/Updates tab, therefore please check digication often to avoid loosing an opportunity.
- Times Talks: Prof Donaldson will continue to offer his weekly Times Talks, a current affairs conversation series. Times Talks occur every Tuesday starting 9/9, 1:40-2:40pm in L2.74. Light refreshments will be provided and students will receive a free New York Times paper.
- Weeks of Reading: As part of the Weeks of Welcome events, SASP peer mentors will be distributing 50 paper copies of the NYT each day (9/9 to 9/19, 1:30-2:50pm) on the NB Mezzanine. Students will also receive information about how to register for their free digital subscription.
- Murder Mystery Challenge: In collaboration with SASP, the library is once again offering this fun, team-based activity that introduces students to library services and basic research skills, including The New York Times historical archive. Groups of 2-3 students can sign up to participate any day from October 1 to October 17, during Community Hour (1:40-2:40pm). The first 20 teams to sign up will receive free lunch tickets. More information to come.
- NYT Columnist at John Jay: Sports columnist Bill Rhoden will speak on campus on an issue of justice in early November. More details coming soon.
- Peer-to-Peer Extravaganza (SASP): September 22, 1:40-2:40pm in 6.68. Students will learn about different aspects of life at John Jay while connecting with peer leaders.
- Get the Scoop: Ice Cream Social with Your Professors (SASP): September 30, 1:40-2:40pm in 6.68. Students will have an opportunity to connect with faculty and get tips from them on how to succeed at John Jay and beyond.
- Center for Career and Professional Development: The Career Center has created workshops to suit the needs, interests, and goals of our first-year students, including a general introduction to services, career assessments, resume development geared toward freshmen, professional branding through social media, and much more. Make an appointment and take advantage of their services.
- Get Ahead with Tutoring: On September 16, 2014 from 1:40-2:40pm in L2.85, students can meet with Learning Center representatives to hear how tutoring helps good students become great! Representatives from the Math and Science Resource Center (MSRC), the Modern Language Center (MLC), the Writing Center, and the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Support Centers for the Humanities & Social Sciences and Math & Science will give students an overview of what each center provides and how to best take advantage of these resources.
- Academic Advisement Center: The Academic Advisement Center will host an open house on September 29, 2014 from 1:40-2:40 in L.73. Students can connect with Academic Peer Advisors and explore academic advising as a resource for course planning and developing their academic interests. Important information about upcoming events, such as early advisement and registration, will be covered. Light snacks will be served.