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Attention Recruits!!!

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This year's "Back to Basics" training will be full of information and fun! The conference will be held at the historic Fort Douglas on the University of Utah Campus May 12 - 14. Overnight accommodations are being provided at the University Guest House. Please make your reservations soon to secure a room.

Additional conference information and an agenda are available in this newsletter. Hope to see you there.

"At ease!"

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Boot Camp Agenda

Wednesday 5/12
1:00 - 3:00 pm Opening Session
1.” Welcome Welcome Welcome”
Todd Milovich & Local Site Committee

2. Keynote - Theresa Martinez (see Spotlight)
University of Utah Officers Club
The title of her talk is The Uses of Body Language: From Paralanguage, to Proxemics, to Artifacts. "Did you know that many people actually become territorial about public parking spaces and so tend to pull out of these spaces slower than is necessary? Have you ever considered how one phrase can take on very different meanings depending on the tone in which it is said? Do clothes really make the man or woman or is it actually their cars? And what is it about the color purple? This talk will delve into the nuances of non-verbal communication from how we use tones of voice, to how we use personal and public space, to what the things that surround us tell us about ourselves and others."

3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm Federal Update
*Jacque Straub
Session Summary: Federal Update
  Free Evening
Thursday 5/13
8:30 -10:00 am Breakout session #1
1. PLUS loans/E-signatures
Dave Olsen/Mike Johnson
2. Scholarships
3. Back to Basics: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Financial Aid (mini neophyte session) – John Curl/Cristi Easton
4. High School Counselor Perspectives
various SL area counselors
10:30 - 12:00 pm Breakout session #2
1. Home Schooling – Jacque Straub
2. Loan Consolidation – Dave Feitz
3. How to give an effective presentation
John Garriques/Johanna Harper
Session Summary: Would you like to hear some tips on how to be an effective presenter? Interested in learning some fun things to use for your next presentation? This session will look at some things you need to know to be best prepared and also take a look at some creative ways to use power point and other types of media.
12:00 - 12:30 pm Break
12:30 - 2:30 pm Lunch & Business Meeting
2:30 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 4:30 pm Breakout session #3
1. Work Study/Student Employment
(Johanna Harper/Todd Milovich)
Session Summary: This session is for anyone who handles campus based work study, student employment and/or community service programs. Todd Milovich from Utah State and Johanna Harper from Westminster will facilitate the conversation, and we hope it will be a meaningful way for those of us who work with students in this capacity to share experiences, and even discuss what we have found that works and what does not. Topics for discussion could include student/supervisor handbooks, training and more. Whether you are new to these responsibilities, or have been working with these programs for years, this session is for you.
2. UHEAA Update
Jon Hazelgren/Michael Nemelka
3. Everything You Don't Want To Know About Financial Aid (mini neophyte session)
John Curl/Cristi Easton
  Evening Program to be determined by the local site committee
Friday 5/14
8:30 - 10:00 am Breakout session #4
1. Demystifying Alternative Lending/credit
Shelley Pollock
Session Summary: Students are looking for additional funding to meet the rising costs of education; they often turn to alternative loans. How can you, the financial aid professional, guide students so their debt burden remains manageable? Learn new terminology, the statistics surrounding borrowing of alternative loans, what to look for in an alternative loan program, and the questions to ask to assist students in finding the alternative loan program that meets their needs.
2. Tax Returns/Verification – Sue Perschon
3. When Schools Collide, When Schools Collude: Consortiums – Cedra Jensen
Session Summary: This is an opportunity to discuss the current process for the In-State Consortium Agreements.
10:15 - 11:15 am Breakout session #5
Birds of a Feather
  1. 4-year schools - Johanna Harper (Moderator)
  2. 2-year schools - Doug Horne (Moderator)
  3. Proprietary schools - Lisa Oakes-Cales (Moderator)
  4. Lenders - Shelley Pollock (Moderator)
11:15 - 11:45 am Closing session
Box lunches will be provided to go.

Furlough Possibilities

The Guest House at the University of Utah offers convenient access to shopping, dinning and many fun activities. The Guest House is located just south of Primary Children's Hospital. There is a TRAX station within easy walking distance.

Things to do close to the University of Utah (less than 2 miles)
  • Go to the Hogle Zoo.
  • Fine Arts Museum on campus.
  • Natural History Museum on campus.
  • Tour Fort Douglas.
  • Visit Red Butte Gardens
  • Shop at Foothill Village.
  • Shop downtown via TRAX.
  • Shop Trolley Square via TRAX.
  • Shop at Gateway via TRAX.
  • Visit "This is the place monument"
  • Hike or bike the shoreline trail.
  • Golf at two courses, the University course or Bonneville Golf course.
Places to eat close to the University of Utah
  • Foothill Village restaurants, TGI Fridays & Red Butte Café
  • Ruth's Diner up Emigration Canyon
  • Trolley Square Restaurants via TRAX, Spaghetti Factory, Hard Rock Café, Dessert Edge Brewery
  • Market Street Broiler, 13 th East and 150 South.
  • The Pie Pizzeria, 1320 East 100 South.
  • There are many other restaurants in downtown Salt Lake that can be accessed by TRAX.

To start the UASFAA Conference off on a fun note we are holding a Golf Tournament at the University Golf Course prior to the start of the conference. This event will stress having fun. It is being sponsored by the associate members so there will be no cost to participants. We will play nine holes starting at 8:30am, Wednesday, May 12 th. We will be done by 11:30am before the conference starts. People interested in playing golf should contact, John Garrigues at 801-485-5208.

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