Welcome to seminar!

Taking care of business!

First-Year Symposium

Preparation for FYS:

  • Wednesday is a work day.
    • This includes pictures!
  • Wednesday, November 16, you will have a work day. Please submit a group photo and your PowerPoint in BlackBoard.
    • Upload the PowerPoint file AND a picture of the entire group together into your seminar BlackBoard by Wednesday, November 16, by 5 pm.
    • Only one member has to upload this for the entire group. This is for a grade and for attendance.
    • Your group will be provided with feedback and corrections to make. These corrections will need to be made and submitted in BlackBoard by Monday, November 21, at 3 pm.
    • Only one group member has to upload this. It will count for a grade AND for attendance.
  • Monday, November 28, we will have a practice run during seminar for FYS.

If you need an excuse for class on the day of FYS, let me know in advance, por favor!

The day of First-Year Symposium:

  • Please be in the UC Anchor Ballroom no less than 10 minutes before your time slot begins (the entire group!).
  • As a group, you will utilize a laptop or tablet and PowerPoint to present at FYS.
  • The group must provide their own laptop or tablet. Please make sure it is fully charged on the day of FYS.
  • Dress business casual!
    • No ripped jeans, short, or revealing clothing.
    • Wear comfortable shoes!
  • First-Year Symposium (your presentation and visits to other presentations) is worth 20% of your overall grade in seminar for the semester.
    • At any time during the day, you will need to visit 3 other presentations. When you decide to complete this is up to you. Plan ahead as the day ends at 3 pm and all of your forms must be turned in by 3 pm.
    • Forms will be available at the information table at FYS.
    • One presentation may be from within the triad.
    • Two must be from presentations outside the triad.

Final Portfolio!!!

  • You will complete a final portfolio in video format for seminar.
  • You must work in groups of 3 to 5.
  • Full assignment description will be ready later this week.
    • This will be sent out when completed.
    • We will further discuss this during class at a later date.


  • Get thee to SI Sessions! They are free!
    • M 5-5:50 pm, CI 113
    • W 2-2:50 pm, IH 162
    • F 11-11:50 am, OCNR 116
  • Historical Argument Essay WAS DUE Sunday, November 13
    • If you have not submitted your paper, you have 7 days to submit it late.
    • Each day is a 5% grade penalty.
    • Wednesday, November 16
    • Upload a group photo and your PowerPoint in BlackBoard for grade and attendance
    • Please submit your corrected PowerPoint for First-Year Symposium by 3 pm that day for attendance and a grade.
  • First-Year Symposium: Wednesday, November 30
  • COMM Persuasive speeches: November 28, 30, and December 2, 5
  • History Exam 3, December 12