Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRiO grant program. Other TRiO programs that you may have heard of include Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Sciences, Veterans Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program. These programs were established to assist students overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. Each serves a slightly different population and many work in conjunction with one another to support students through varying portions of their academic careers. A full description of each TRiO program may be found on the Council for Opportunity in Education’s website.
Financial Management Workshop Tuesday, Dec 1, 1-2:30 pm, Laurel Room – Mountainlair. The ins and outs of budgeting and credit will be discussed. The sign-up sheet will be available in the SSS office on Tuesday, November 17th.
McNair Scholars Program Wednesday, Dec 2, 1-2 pm, Laurel Room – Mountainlair. Are you thinking about getting a PhD? Here is a great opportunity to learn more about our sister TRIO program, the WVU McNair Scholars program. We will have representatives from the program along with current students in the program available to answer all your questions about the graduate school process. The sign-up sheet for this event will be available in the SSS office on Wednesday, Nov 18th.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Wednesday, Dec 2, 7:30 pm, Creative Arts Center. See the renowned Moscow Ballet Company’s presentation of the Great Russian Nutcracker live at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets to this event are limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis – so be sure to get here early to claim your seat! The sign-up sheet will be available in the SSS office beginning Wednesday, November 18th at 8 am.
Graduation & Recognition Reception Thursday, Dec 3, 5-7 pm, Rhododendron Room – Mountainlair. Join us as we recognize our December graduates and celebrate the end of another successful semester. Dessert and punch will be offered and the graduate recognition will begin at 6 pm. The sign-up sheet for this event will be available in the SSS office on Thursday, November 19th. All students in the SSS program are invited and we hope many of you will come out to help us celebrate some of your fellow classmates reaching their goal of graduation!
Moving on & Moving out: Tips & Tools of the Housing process Tuesday, Dec 8, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 309 Hodges Hall. Are you currently hunting for a new apartment for next year? Come to our event to gather info on your search for your next home-away-from-home. The sign-up sheet will be available in the SSS office on Tuesday, Dec 1st. This is the final SSS event of the semester.
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