Aaaand…. ACTION!

2015.ActionThe day has arrived! Be on the lookout around campus for our teams who have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit, and post a 3-minute video using a set of elements provided on the GIFF website.  Follow @GeneseoInsomnia on Twitter for the latest news or check out the Facebook page.

Teams are competing for prizes against other SUNY Geneseo students in an attempt to create the most witty, interesting, and creative video. This is a chance for students of all talents to flex their creative muscles and demonstrate their skills, whether they be writers, actors, videographers, or editors. Submissions are judged blindly by a panel of Geneseo faculty and staff. Videos will be shown during a special  award event at the conclusion of GREAT Day, April 21, 2015, at 6:30 pm.

Workshop: Mendeley: PDF Management and Automatic Bibliographies

Mendeley for PDF management and automatic bibliographies

Mendeley for PDF management and automatic bibliographies

Learn how to use the free program Mendeley to assist with your research. Mendeley can organize article PDFs on your computer and automatically generate bibliographies and in-text citations. Web syncing allows you to access your articles from everywhere and collaborate with other Mendeley users. Workshop participants should sign up for a Mendeley account and install the desktop program prior to this workshop.

Please bring your laptop computers.

Tuesday, March 31st
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Milne 104

See www.mendeley.com
Instructor: Bonnie Swoger – Library Faculty, Milne Library

Workshop: Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Digital Content

Fair Use?

Fair Use?

Can you be sued for using an image you found online? Is writing fan fiction legal? When you get inspired by something you read online and create something new from it, do you own it? After discussing scenarios, attendees will appreciate the fine line between fair use and copyright infringement, and will recognize the difference between student and professional behavior.

Monday, March 30th
2:30 – 3:30 pm
GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114

Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard – Library Faculty, Milne Library

Workshop: Open (free!) Educational Resources for Teacher Candidates

GOLD.OERYou’ve just graduated from college. What are you going to do now? If you are like other graduating seniors, you may be overwhelmed and frustrated knowing that you no longer have access to the myriad paid resources offered by your campus library. How will you continue your research, plan for your lessons, or find professional development opportunities? In this workshop, an education librarian and practicing teacher will share some of the strategies and resources gleaned during their personal experiences with teaching and learning. Students will walk away with a plethora of resources and specific examples of how to use them. Students are required to bring a lap top to the workshop.

Thursday, March 26th
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Welles Hall 24 

Instructor: Michelle Costello – Education & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

Workshop: Using iMovie to Create Winning Video

GOLD.iMovieLearn how to use iMovie to spice up your video for YouTube, PowerPoint, DVD and more! This class will teach you the basics of video ingestion, how to trim your footage, add transitions and effects as well as how to share your video with the world.

Wednesday, March 25th
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Brodie 239

Instructor: Joe Dolce – Computing Information and Technology

Get Your Teams Together!

2015.RegistrationClosingClose of registration for the 2015 Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival is getting close. Don’t miss out on all the fun! Get your team together and register onthe Geneseo Insomnia Film Fest website.  Once you’re signed on, start planning for Friday, March 27th, when SUNY Geneseo students will compete to create the best 3 minute video, within a 24 hour window.  That’s right! You’ll write, shoot, edit, and post in a single day.

All videos will be shown and awards presented on the evening of GREAT Day (April 21st). Insomniacs are encouraged to invite friends and family over the age of 18.

Remember, you must be registered no later than March 18th to participate. Get more info and check out last year’s winning videos on their Facebook page for updates!

Workshop: Finding Images and Sound Clips

GOLD.SoundImageAn introduction to finding and using images, visual and audio media. We will survey Flickr, image search engines and other free image resources, as well as databases available via Milne Library.

Wednesday, March 11th
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Milne 104

Instructor: Tracy Paradis – Library Faculty

Workshop: Online Emerging Technologies for Creating Multimedia Content

OnlineEmergingThe interactive tools available on the web are becoming just as popular as many of the computer software applications installed on our computers. This workshop will look at and demonstrate some web tools that can help you deliver your content more effectively. Examples include: Prezi, Animoto, bubbl.us, Wordle, Poll Everywhere and more.

Tuesday, March 10th
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Milne 104

Instructor: Steve Dresbach – Technology Instructor, Milne Library

Help available for GREAT Day Projects

390x240xGREATday-blog1.jpg.pagespeed.ic.f9hBSGLeelParticipating in GREAT Day is a significant honor, but it can also be an intimidating experience.  A lot of work goes into papers, posters, and presentations, and students want their work to stand out in a good way.  But what is one supposed to do if he or she doesn’t know how to design a good poster or write a proper abstract?

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) has the answer!

For the second time, the CAE is working with staff and faculty across campus to bring you a series of workshops designed for first-timers and GREAT Day veterans alike.  We already have five workshops scheduled and ready to go.

So if you really want your GREAT Day project to stand out for all the right reasons, take a look at what we’re offering!

GREAT DAY WORKSHOP SERIES, SPRING 2015

Abstract Writing
Wednesday March 11th, 4:00-5:00pm, Milne 213

Unsure of how to write a proper abstract for your GREAT Day project?  This 60 minute workshop will help you through the process.  After some brief instruction, you will have the opportunity to write your GREAT Day abstract with guided help from some of SUNY Geneseo’s best writing tutors.  Taught by Gillian Paku and Writing Learning Center tutors.

Design Principles
Monday March 23rd, 5:00-6:00pm, CU 319

Graphic design is hard.  This workshop keys in on three fundamental elements of design (spacing, color, and text) to help you draft a memorable and effective GREAT Day poster.  Taught by Kristen Fuest.

Creating a Poster Using InDesign
Wednesday March 25th, 5:00-6:00pm, Milne 104

InDesign is a versatile design program you can find on pretty much every public computer on campus.  However, many SUNY Geneseo students are unfamiliar with it.  Come learn the ropes in this one-hour workshop and turn that amazing GREAT Day poster idea into a reality.  Taught by Steve Dresbach.

Creating a Poster Using PowerPoint
Thursday March 26th, 5:00-6:00pm, Milne 104

It’s not just for presentations!  When it comes to creating GREAT Day posters, PowerPoint is a friendly and familiar alternative for students who don’t necessarily want to learn a brand new program.  Taught by Steve Dresbach.

Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
Tuesday April 7th, 5:00-6:00pm, Milne 104

Just about all of us have used PowerPoint before, but despite your relative familiarity with the program, there’s probably a lot of really neat features you never knew about.  Learn how to make your GREAT Day presentation stand out with this sixty minute workshop.  Taught by Steve Dresbach.

Workshop: Organize Your Web Research With Diigo

Get digitally organized!

Get digitally organized!

No longer do you need to print web pages to highlight and take personalizes notes! Diigo is a powerful research and collaboration tool that can help you save, organize, and share what you discover on the web. Students will learn how to save, annotate, tag and share their favorite sites while creating their own personal archive. Students are required to bring laptops to this workshop.

Tuesday, March 3rd
2:30 – 3:30 pm
MacVittie College Union Hunt Room

Instructor: Tracy Paradis – Library Faculty