Participating 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 has the answer!
For the very first time, the C.A.E. 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, and we’re working on adding a few more to the mix in the coming weeks.
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 and start signing up! Spaces are limited, so don’t delay!
Design Principles – February 25th, 5:15pm to 6:15pm, 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. Sign-Up: http://goo.gl/AkFqV2 (limit of 24)
Abstract Writing – March 3rd, 3:30pm to 5:00pm, Milne 105
Unsure of how to write a proper abstract for your GREAT Day project? This 90 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. Sign-Up: http://goo.gl/eUly1z (limit of 24)
Creating a Poster Using InDesign – March 4th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 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. Sign-Up: http://goo.gl/pCpt13 (limit of 40)
Creating a Poster Using PowerPoint – March 4th, 5:45pm to 6:45pm, 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. Sign-Up: http://goo.gl/QlChlH (limit of 40)
Creating a PowerPoint Presentation – April 1st, 5:00pm to 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. Sign-Up: http://goo.gl/jYVXSG (limit of 40)
For more information on future workshops, visit www.geneseo.edu/library/cae-workshops