Thursday, February 6, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Horn Auditorium, Room 106
College of Business
How do you get the most out of college? How do you become a highly creative and productive individual after college? How can you make the most of your special skills and abilities?
Dr. Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Students Do, will help you explore who you are now and who you want to become. It’s all about you! Learn what people like Stephen Colbert to Jeffrey Hawkins did during college to become the successful people they are now.
(Provided by Co-Sponsor, Office of First Year Initiatives)
Make the most of the program by participating before, during and after in several ways:
What the Best College Students Do: Conversation Cafe
The Office of First Year Initiatives and the Porter Society are sponsoring a three-part series of conversations about What the Best College Students Do. Free lunch and conversation! Learn more here.
Extra Credit for A&S; Gen 101 & 102
For some students, extra credit can be earned for attending the event! Check with your instructor!
Residence Hall Bulletin Boards
Have you seen this event on bulletin boards in your halls? Talk to your RAs about What the Best College Students Do and learn more on your floors!
President, Best Teachers Institute, Ken Bain spent much of his academic career at Vanderbilt, Northwestern, and New York University, before becoming provost and vice president for academic affairs, and professor of history and urban education (National Center for Urban Education), University of the District of Columbia. In the 1970's and early 80's he also served as director of that school's University Honors Program.
His book What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2004) won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society, and has been one of the top selling books on higher education. The book’s sequel, What the Best College Students Do, has also become an international best seller. Dr. Bain has won four major teaching awards.
Our fantastic steering committee represents offices and student organizations around campus that have been integrating What the Best College Students Do into training and events. Contact staff and advisors to learn more!
Katie Adamchik, Director of Advising and Student Services, A & S Advising
Amanda Allen, Student
Luis Arduz, Student
Mariam Ba, Student
Tierney Bates, Director, Cultural Center
Luke Buckman, Assistant Director, A & S Honors Program
Brian Buford, Director of LGBT Center and Assistant Provost for Diversity
Josh Collins, Graduate Student
Dwayne Compton, Program Director, CEHD
Danielle Hall, Student
Allison Hebert, Student
Stephanie Henry, Student
Samantha Judie, Student
Cathy Leist, Executive Director, REACH
Amy Lueck, Graduate Student
Kathy Meyer, Coordinator of Student Leadership/Service, Student Involvement
Ryan Moran, Student
Katie Partin, Coordinator, First Year Initiatives
Lindsay Peters, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning/Ideas to Action
Tony Robinson, Coordinator, Cardinal Covenant
Michelle Rodems, Program Manager, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning and School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
Austin Schwenker, Student
Spencer Scruggs, Student
Shannon Staten, Director, Housing and Residence Life