Jump Start Your Semester

Offered to all at the beginning of each semester: If you're looking for some new ways to implement positive study habits to kick off the semester, this is the workshop for you. We'll cover time management, study skills, and more! Come with your schedules and calendars, and we can get you on the right track for the spring.

Time Management Strategies 

Learn time-tested strategies to gain control of your time. Bottom line: attitude is key. This workshop will help you understand the myths and realities of procrastination, setting goals, getting organized, using a planner, and segmenting your time. There is freedom in structure!  To schedule, contact Betty Curry, bcurry@trinity.edu

Make It Stick! Smart Study Strategies

Did you know that we tend to be poor judges of when we are learning well and when we are not? Some study methods give the illusion of mastery but don’t lead to real learning of critical ideas that can be applied in other contexts. This workshop will cover the highlights of effective reading, retrieval practice (self-quizzing), and deep learning through the connection of new material to prior knowledge.  Based on Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A McDaniel.  To schedule, contact Betty Curry, bcurry@trinity.edu.  

Writing Strategies

A workshop on the writing process and strategies for producing your best work and avoiding common pitfalls in writing assignments.  To schedule, contact Jenny Rowe, jrowe@trinity.edu

Practicing Moderation and the Optimal Buzz; Alcohol & Drug Use in College

This workshop is to encourage students to identify opportunities to make informed and responsible decisions to avoid the negative consequences of alcohol and drug misuse. Campus policies and health data collected from Trinity students based on alcohol, marijuana and other drug use will serve as the context for this session. The session aims to provide motivation to change harmful substance use behaviors by exploring moderation techniques and substance-free alternatives. To schedule, contact Katherine Hewitt, khewitt@trinity.edu.

Exercise & Eating Healthy

Exercise and proper nutrition are necessary to help other health promoting behaviors take hold and work in sync.This workshop will review the difference between cardiovascular and strength training exercises. Campus physical wellness resources such as access to the fitness center, Swell Cycle station, and exercises tools will be shared. For nutrition, the session will include information on USDA Dietary Guidelines, serving sizes, Campus Dining resources, meal planning, healthy snacking, grocery shopping tips and more. To schedule, contact Katherine Hewitt, khewitt@trinity.edu.

Feeling Refreshed and Managing Stress

High levels of stress and insufficient sleep can impact students’ physical health, emotional wellbeing, and academic success. Short-term effects of sleep deprivation include decreased cognitive function, memory, performance, and alertness. Minimizing stressors, supporting healthy coping strategies, and improving sleep hygiene can help students balance academic demands with a healthy lifestyle. The Refresh Sleep Program, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, and other stress management resources will be presented. To schedule, contact Katherine Hewitt, khewitt@trinity.edu.

Mental Fitness; Managing Anxiety, Depression & More

Several Trinity students report anxiety and depression are major barriers to their academic success. Anxiety can surface in many realms of life-- social situations, relationships, body image, academics, the list goes on. Health data collected from Trinity students based on mental health issues will serve as the context for this session. This workshop will help you to better understand how negative thoughts can impact your feelings and behaviors. In addition, self-management skills to better manage anxiety, stress levels, depression and more will be provided. To schedule, contact Katherine Hewitt, khewitt@trinity.edu.

Tackling the Search

This workshop will cover the basic search process for internships, undergraduate research, and jobs. It will also show students the ins and outs of Handshake, the position posting site and CELCS resource center. To schedule, contact Laura Kalb, lkalb@trinity.edu.

Don't Cancel That Class!

Trinity faculty: Do you have a conference or personal conflict coming up and need someone to teach your class? We can help by providing a workshop!

Please consider letting one of our staff use that time to share useful strategies for improving study and self-care skills. We will be happy to come to your classroom and provide a presentation of your choice from a variety of academic success and wellness topics. Two weeks notice is preferred. 

Please contact the presenter listed to request a workshop that will meet the needs of your class. 

  • Betty Curry, Director for Academic Support
  • Becca Burt Steinbach, Academic Coach
  • Jenny Rowe, Director of Tutoring Programs
  • Katherine Hewitt, Wellness Coordinator
  • LadyStacie Rimes-Boyd, LRimesBo@trinity.edu