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Spring 2017 Events

Welcome to the Semester Social: Game Night Thursday, January 19, 5 – 7 pm, Mountaineer Room, Lair. Join us for some friendly competitions with fellow SSS participants or just stop by to catch up with us. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Craft Night Tuesday, February 7, 5 – 6:30 pm, Kanawha Rm, Mountainlair. Sign-up sheet is available Tuesday, January 31st. Show your creative side and get crafty with Kylie and your SSS friends! Craft project TBA.

Grad School Prep Seminar Series Weekly Sessions February 20- March 17. Each session will be 90 mins. in length Days/location will be announced at a later date. See your SSS Counselor to sign up before Friday, January 27. This 3-part workshop will prepare you for the graduate school application process. Topics include: finding the right school for you, personal statements, financial aid, and more. Highly recommended for sophomores and juniors considering grad school!

National TRIO Day of Service: Empty Bowls Monongalia Saturday, February 25, 1 – 3 pm, Mylan Park Community Center. Help us celebrate National TRIO Day by volunteering at the Empty Bowls Soup Luncheon that benefits food insecurity programs in our community. Transportation will be provided. If you are interested in participating in this event, see your SSS counselor immediately to sign up.

WV TRIO Student Leadership Conference Friday, March 10 – Sunday, March 12. We will leave Morgantown March 10th at 3:30 pm and return on March 12th at 2 pm. The conference takes place in Flatwoods, WV. Transportation will be provided. This three-day conference will provide students with opportunities to develop and refine their leadership skills, network with other TRIO participants from around the state, and learn valuable skills for personal and professional growth. The deadline to sign up for this event is Friday, February 10th.

Community Service Event: Caritas House Sweets for the Sweet Saturday, March 25, 7 – 10 pm, Erickson Alumni Center. Sign-up sheet available in the SSS office Friday, March 17. Caritas House is a local non-profit agency which provides comprehensive support services to the homeless and individuals with HIV/AIDS. Join us in assisting with their annual dessert-competition fundraiser.

Relax Your Mind: Stress Management Program Wednesday, March 29, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, Mountaineer Room, Lair. Sign-up sheet will be available in the SSS office Wednesday, March 22. Learn how to better manage the stress you experience as a college student.

Theater Performance: The Pirates of Penzance Thursday, April 6, 7:30 pm, Creative Arts Center. The sign-up sheet will be available in the SSS office on Thursday, March 30. Performance by the WVU School of Theater & Dance. Spaces are limited.

End of Year Reflection Picnic Thursday, April 20, 5 – 7 pm, Cooper’s Rock State Park. The sign-up sheet will be available in the SSS office Thursday, April 13th. First-year students who participated in the Fall service learning class and Peer Mentors will enjoy an evening around the campfire for reflection, food, and friendship. Transportation available if needed.

Cultural Trip: Tygart Flyer Train Excursion Saturday, April 22, 9 am – 5 pm, Elkins, WV. Come and celebrate the end of the semester with a 4-hour train excursion on a diesel powered locomotive. Our trip will run from the Elkins Depot to the High Falls of Cheat, an 18 ft waterfall in one of the most pristine regions of WV. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Indicate your interest in this trip to your SSS counselor by Friday, March 3.

Graduation & Recognition Banquet Friday, April 28, 5 – 7:30 pm, Gold Ballroom, Lair. The sign-up sheet will be available on Friday, April 21st. Dinner & Recognition program. Guests $10.