1st Gen

2nd Annual 1st Gen Trailblazer Symposium: We Are Here!

February 22-23, 2018

Brought to you by
the 1st Gen Faculty and Staff Association,
and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion






Schedule of Events




Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Day/ Time

Session Title Intended Audience Presenter(s) Location

Thursday,
1:00-3:50pm

Concurrent 1st Gen Workshop Offerings (see schedule)

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Workshops Below

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Workshops Below
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1:00-1:50pm

How to Plunge a Toilet: Giving Students the Tools They Really Need to Survive College

CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS

1:00-1:50pm Trailblazing the Path to Success through Undergraduate Research Opportunities 1st Gen Students Carolyn Masi, Pablo Suarez, Lorena Navarro Colusa 100A
2:00-2:50pm From 1st Gen Student to 1st Gen Professional; A Toolkit 1st Gen Students

Tasha Alexander, Brianna Ellis

SSC 150
2:00-2:50pm Today Decides Tomorrow: uplifting student narratives with the Chico Archives Toolkit (CAT) 1st Gen Students; 1st Gen Faculty/ Staff

Stefani Baldivia, Pam Kruger,
George Thompson

Colusa 100A
3:00-3:50pm Effective Learning Strategies: How to use your cognition to learn past the test 1st Gen Students

Gustavo Martir

Colusa 100A
Thursday,
4:00-6:00pm

Kick-Off Reception, Welcome and Comments by

Milton Lang, VP Student Affairs (1st Gen Chico State Grad)

1st Gen Students; 1st Gen Faculty/ Staff; 1st Gen Allies Milton Lang,
Vice President for Student Affairs

Talk in Colusa 100A

Reception follows in Selvesters Cafe

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Day/ Time Session Title Intended Audience Presenter(s) Location
Friday,
9:00-11:50am
Concurrent 1st Gen Workshop Offerings (see schedule) See Concurrent
Workshops
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9:00-9:50am Building Community: The Transformative Power of Storytelling for Enhancing Individual & Community Learning 1st Gen Students; PD for 1st Gen Allies

Stephen Caldes, Dani Fernandez

Colusa 100A
9:00-9:50am A First Step into Undergraduate Research with TRIO SSS 1st Year Students 1st Gen Students Megan Kurtz Colusa 100B
10:00-10:50am EOP 101: A History of Access & Opportunity for First-Generation College Students 1st Gen Faculty/ Staff; 1st Gen Allies Victoria Bass Colusa 100B
10:00-10:50am Ending Debt At Any Age 1st Gen Students; 1st Gen Faculty/ Staff Leah Slem, Tasha Alexander,
Pa Vue, Cathryn Carkhuff, and Ryan Schwab
Colusa 100A
11:00-11:50am Overcoming Obstacles to Studying Abroad 1st Gen Students; 1st Gen Faculty/ Staff; PD for 1st Gen Allies Maria Olson, Cecilia Lapolli,
Tasha Alexander,
Primavera Macias
Colusa 100B
11:00- 11:50am If your only tool is a hammer then every problem looks like a nail: Fixing First Gen problems with the right tools 1st Gen Students; 1st Gen Faculty/ Staff; PD for 1st Gen Allies Pablo Soto, Anna Flores Colusa 100A

Friday,
12:30- 
1:30pm

1st Gen Story Panel: Students, Faculty, and Staff 1st Gen Students; 1st Gen Faculty/ Staff; 1st Gen Allies Students, Faculty,
and Staff
Colusa 100A
Friday,
1:30-2:15pm
Strategic Action Round Table Discussion for 1st Gen Wildcat Community
1st Gen Students; 1st Gen Faculty/ Staff; 1st Gen Allies Students, Faculty,
and Staff
Colusa 100A
Friday,
2:15-2:45pm
Symposium Remarks by President Gayle Hutchinson (1st Gen College Grad) 1st Gen Students; 1st Gen Faculty/ Staff; 1st Gen Allies President Gayle Hutchinson Colusa 100A
Friday,
3:00-4:00pm

1st Gen Voices: Share YOUR story for our CSU Chico oral history

1st Gen Students; 1st Gen Faculty/ Staff
Stefani Baldivia, William Cuthbertson Selvesters 104
Friday,
4:00pm
Symposium Wrap-up and Closing 1st Gen Students; 1st Gen Faculty/ Staff; 1st Gen Allies Colusa 100A
Friday,
5:00-7:00pm
1st Gen Faculty and Staff Association Social 1st Gen Faculty/ Staff Faculty and Staff Parkside Tap House 115 West Third St.