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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.
Conference Publicity Committee
- 3:00 pm
|1.” 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."
- 3:30 pm
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Session Summary: Federal Update
||Breakout session #1
|1. PLUS loans/E-signatures
Dave Olsen/Mike Johnson
|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
- 12:00 pm
||Breakout session #2
|1. Home Schooling – Jacque
|2. Loan Consolidation – Dave
|3. How to give an effective
John Garriques/Johanna Harper
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.
- 12:30 pm
- 2:30 pm
||Lunch & Business Meeting
- 3:00 pm
- 4:30 pm
||Breakout session #3
|1. Work Study/Student Employment
(Johanna Harper/Todd Milovich)
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
John Curl/Cristi Easton
to be determined by the local site committee
8:30 - 10:00 am
||Breakout session #4
|1. Demystifying Alternative
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
Session Summary: This is an
opportunity to discuss the current process for the In-State
10:15 - 11:15 am
||Breakout session #5
- Birds of a Feather
- 4-year schools - Johanna
- 2-year schools - Doug Horne
- Proprietary schools - Lisa
- Lenders - Shelley Pollock
- 11:45 am
Box lunches will be provided to go.
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
- Places to eat close to the University of Utah
- Foothill Village restaurants, TGI Fridays & Red
- 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