Stay Day: Session II

Session II: 1:15pm-2:30pm

Communicating with the Twitter Generation
Room 102
Sam Gordon, Campus Life & LeadershipProgram
In this Learnshop we will cover ideas, techniques, and tips to crafting effective messages to our very busy students. By creating efficient and effective communications we can cut down on student frustration while reducing professional workload. Topics covered will include: website tips, writing directions for complicated processes, and drafting email responses.

Mix Spontaneity with Strategy: Use Improv to Build a Positive Team
Building C Lounge (First Floor)
Annalyn Cruz & Emmanuel Lopez, Academic Services, Office of Student Development
Spontaneous! Fun! Positive! Energizing! These words describe the art of improv performance. Learn how to utilize basic improv knowledge, theory and practice to transform your organization and the students you work with into star performers. Discover your inner talent to lead center stage while also successfully supporting your ensemble backstage by attending this interactive and experiential workshop.  
One Drink Too Many: Alcohol in the Life of Berkeley Students
Room 203
Stacy Holguin, Residential Living, Office of Student Development
The presenter will provide an overview of data gathered through two major research projects providing insight into Berkeley student behavior and national trends. Participants will engage in discussion about perceptions and myths of student alcohol use and be introduced to the Berkeley Campus Alcohol Problem Prevention Committee’s (APPC) goals and resources. The presentation will conclude with a brainstorming session about cost effective alcohol programming and examine how participants can positively impact the Cal Community and improve the student experience and experiential workshop.  
We Belong Here Too: Advocating for Undocumented Immigrant Students
Room 104
Teresa L. Arriaga, Early Academic Outreach Program, Diana Castellanos, Residential Living, Office of Student Development, & Allan Creighton, University Health Services
The new Arizona anti-immigrant legislation and the Cal student strike this spring underline the profound personal and institutional barriers—and threats--undocumented students face in securing full, equitable college educations. Confusion and bias among university personnel about undocumented students’ legal status add to the challenges—linguistic, cultural, and economic among others—and outright discrimination most immigrant students face some time in their college careers. In this experiential workshop staff facilitators from Cal’s Immigrant Student Issues Coalition present a model through which advisors, academic counselors, students and faculty can become informed ally-advocates for undocumented students, supporting and facilitating their full inclusion in the college community.
Preparing International Graduate Students for Life @ CAL
Executive Dining Room
Harumi Quinones, Admissions & Student Services, Advanced Law Degree Programs, Berkeley School of Law
This interactive dialogue will focus on how we can better ease our International graduate students into life at CAL and will focus on sharing solutions to overcome some of the most common hurdles International students face.

Students in Transition
Room 204
Kim Guilfoyle, Haas School of Business, PhD Program, Meera Garud, Fall Programs for Freshman, Lorenz Valdez, Transfer Student Programs and Services, & Sabrina Soracco, Graduate Division
What adjustments do different student populations face during their first semester at Cal?  A panel of experienced advisors representing undergraduate, transfer, and graduate programs will present the transitions commonly faced by the students they work with.  There will be time for discussion and questions.  Participants in this session will learn about the academic and personal adjustments of different student populations, advising challenges and techniques, and will gain an understanding of personal and
campus resources.
Labors of Love: Students of color discuss service, activism and their undergraduate experience
Krutch Theatre
Lisa Walker, Multicultural Student Development
This panel will feature several students who are engaged in ethnic specific, cross cultural and multicultural projects through spaces like Multicultural Student Development (MSD) and the Multicultural Center (MCC), the Recruitment and Retention Centers and bridges, among others. These student leaders endeavor to improve our campus community while remembering and reaching out to the communities they call home. As a campus, we benefit from their efforts on everything from making Senior Weekend a success, to the ad hoc town hall events and demonstrations we witnessed this year in response to climate issues. Panelists will be asked to discuss the challenges of balancing academic demands and community needs. They will share how supported they feel by the campus in their work and what would they like for staff to know about their experience.