October/November 2009 Volume 1, Issue 2
T RiO Scoop!
A News letter for T RiOStudent Suppor t Serv ices Par ticip ant , SUNY C y
anton Facult and Staff.
TRiO Scoop! Special points of in-
> Midterm Grades avail-
A Newsletter for TRiO Student Support Services Participants, SUNY Canton Faculty able October 16th at
and Staff. noon
> Pre-scheduling is No-
Scholarship Funds Available for Spring 2010! vember 2-6
Over $20,000 is ex- ter, academic counsel- nounced late in the
pected in scholarship ing, mini computer lab, Spring semester and will
> November 19th—Last
funds for TRiO students laptop/calculator loan be pictured on the TRiO day to withdraw
for the Spring 2010 se- program. bulletin board outside
mester. of CC 235 and be fea-
Eligible students will be tured in the Spring edi-
Eligible students must contacted by their Aca- tion of the TRiO Scoop
be a current TRiO SSS demic Counselor early
participant, a PELL Grant in the Spring 2010 se-
recipient, maintain a mester. Eligible students Look for more details on
cumulative GPA of 2.50 will compete for the the Scholarship/Essay
or higher and must ac- scholarships in an essay contest early in the
tively use TRiO services. contest (topic to be an- Spring 2010 semester.
TRiO services include: nounced).
Math Lab, Writing Cen- Winners will be an-
Surviving Midterm Grades
The first half of the se- Seminar will be sched- midterm grades. Check
mester has flown by for uled for an appointment your SUNY Canton email Inside this issue:
students, faculty and during the next few between October 16-
staff. It’s unbelievable weeks. Freshman who 30th for your midterm Honor Societies 2
that it’s time for mid- are not enrolled in grade email. Returning
term grades. Midterm Freshman Seminar, students are encour- Tutoring 2
grades will be available please sign up for an aged to meet with their
on UCanWeb on Friday, appointment with Far- Academic Counselor, Star Student 2
October 16, 2009 at ren Davis in CC 233D. All but not required.
noon. appointments must be Pre-scheduling 3
completed by Friday,
All TRiO freshman are
October 30th. Study Skills Corner 3
required to meet with
their Academic Coun- Returning students will
selor to discuss midterm receive an email from TRiO SSS 4
grades. Students en- their Academic Coun-
rolled in Freshman selor regarding their Semester Dates 4
Page 2 TRiO Scoop!
Pre-Scheduling is Almost Here!
It’s almost that time, to your Academic Counselor Copies of the Academic
begin scheduling your (Brenda or Farren). We Catalog are available at the
classes for the Spring 2010 will keep a photocopy of Admissions Office in
semester. Pre-scheduling the code. If you lose your French Hall. Copies of the
week is Monday, Novem- code before the start of pre-scheduling form are
Pre-scheduling ber 2– Friday, November Spring classes you will available from your Aca-
6, 2009. then be able to get a copy demic Counselor.
week is Monday, from your Academic
November 2– Fri- The master schedule will Counselor. If you need help with the
be available on UCanWeb pre-scheduling process
day , November 6, beginning Monday, No- Make the most out of your including, preparing to
2009. vember 2nd. Schedule an pre-scheduling appoint- meet with your Advisor
appointment EARLY in ment by going prepared and/or scheduling the days/
the week with your advisor with your completed pre- times of the classes you
to schedule your classes. scheduling form, a copy of have chosen with your
Once you receive your the College Catalog and Advisor, please see your
registration code from your your questions/concerns. Academic Counselor.
advisor, bring that code to
Time for Tutoring!
Labs will have
Struggling this semester? Need help in a subject that tutoring lab for at least
alternate hours Didn’t like the looks of isn’t covered in a tutoring three hours per week. That
for Finals week your midterm grades? lab? You may request a way if you have a question,
Want to turn that ‘B’ into tutor for any subject that is
(Monday, a tutor is available to help
an ‘A?’ Then begin study- not covered by a tutoring immediately. Just be sure
December 7th- ing at the tutoring labs. lab by contacting the Tu- to login and out to get
Friday Tutoring labs are available toring Office at CC 233 or credit for your hard work.
in math, science, writing, 315-386-7392.
December accounting, business, com-
puters and veterinary sci- Right now is a great time
11th). Check out to begin studying/
ence. The tutoring lab
the updated schedule can be found completing your home-
schedule at online at: http:// work in the appropriate
www.canton. Star Student of the Semester!
edu/tutoring/ Josephene Mailu
This month’s Star Student Canton. Josephene also Spring 2009 semesters, is a
is Josephene Mailu. Jo- became CPR and AED member of Phi Theta Kappa
sephene is currently pursu- certified through the CPR International Honor Society
ing an A.A.S. degree in Certification program of- and recently received a full
Nursing. fered by the Davis Health scholarship through the
Center. SUNY Canton College Foun-
Josephene recently com- dation office!
pleted a six-week Certified Josephene has had several
Nursing Program (CNA) academic accomplishments We are very proud of Jo-
through St. Lawrence in the past year. She was sephene and her accomplish-
County Boces and spon- listed on the President’s ments while attending SUNY
sored by United Helpers of list for the Fall 2008 and Canton.
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Honors Societies: Why Join?
Honor Societies are more Alpha Epsilon National who are eligible for Chi
than something to put on Honor Society. Curriculum Alpha Epsilon will receive
your resume. They are a specific honor societies are notice during the Spring Applications for eligible PTK
way to meet new people, also available on campus. 2010 semester.
become involved on cam-
Inductees are due to Far-
pus and in the community Students are typically in- If you have questions re- ren Davis in CC233D by
and, in some cases, win vited to join an honor soci- garding Phi Theta Kappa October 19th.
scholarships. ety. Eligibility is based on or Chi Alpha Epsilon, see
high academic achieve- your Academic Counselor.
There are many honor so- ment such as an out- If you have questions re- Applications for students
cieties available on cam- standing GPA. Students garding a curriculum-
pus. The two most com- who are eligible to join Phi specific honor society, requesting fee waivers are
mon honor societies that Theta Kappa this semester please see your Academic due by October 9th to
TRiO students join are Phi should have received a Advisor or Academic
Theta Kappa International letter inviting them to join Counselor. CC233D.
Honor Society and Chi in early October. Students
Study Skills Corner: Test-Taking Techniques
By midterm exams you’ve successful on their 5. Begin a study group.
probably had at least one exams. Make sure that Study groups can help
exam in each class. Now you are keeping up on you clarify informa-
you have a clearer under- all of your assign- tion, anticipate exam
standing of the style of ments for every class. questions and review
Midterm grades are
exam your instructor uses. Use your planner or information. If you available on UCanWeb
One key piece in having a see your Academic don’t know anyone in
successful exam grade is Counselor to complete your class, ask your Friday, October 16th
knowing how to take an a Time Management instructor to announce
exam. Your Academic schedule. that you are looking at noon.
Counselor (Brenda or Far- for students to partici-
ren) can help you develop 3. Review your notes pate in a study group.
successful test taking-skills frequently. Actively You’ll be surprised
for your individual classes. review your notes for how many students
However, there are some at least 10-15 minutes are interested.
general test-taking skills per night for every
that apply to all classes. class Sunday- Your Academic Counselor
Saturday. This method can provide you with more
1. Know what to expect. will help you avoid specific test-taking tech-
What format will your cramming for exams. niques than provided in
instructor use? Multi- this article. For example,
ple choice? True 4. Begin ACTIVELY what’s the best method to
False? Essay? Match- studying for your study for an essay exam?
ing? Short Answer? exam at least one How can I study for exams
Knowing this infor- week in advance. where one question has
mation can help you Actively studying multiple parts? Stop in and
prepare for your means intensively see your Academic Coun-
exam. reviewing notes, flash- selor to help you prepare
cards and review for your upcoming exams.
2. Students who don’t questions. Clarify any
read the textbook, questions you have
don’t complete home- through the textbook,
work and/or don’t take tutoring lab or your
lecture notes, won’t be instructor.
TRiO Student Support Services?
What is it?
TRiO Student Support Who is eligible? Each How do they do it? TRiO DO NOT WAIT until No-
Services (SSS) is a fed- year, approximately 200 provides a variety of sup- vember 19th to withdraw
erally-funded TRiO grant new and returning stu- port services, including from a class.
program which provides dents who meet federal intensive assistance in
enhanced academic as- guidelines based on math, writing, study skills, Your Advisor or Dean may
sistance to eligible stu- first-generation college time management and not be available on that
dents. The aim of the student status, income academic counseling. TRiO date to sign your add/drop
TRiO program is to re- and/or documented participants take a 15 form.
tain its participants and disability are eligible. week, 1 credit hour course
have many continue (BASK 060: Freshman Add/drop forms are avail-
toward a baccalaureate Seminar) where all of this able at the Registrar’s of-
degree. is covered. fice, your Dean’s office or
from your Academic Coun-
Important Semester Dates
September 7th Last day to make up spring incompletes Brenda Miller
Senior Academic Counselor/
October 2nd Last day to make up Spring 2009 incompletes Assistant Director
October 12th-13th October Recess TRiO Student Support
October 14th Second seven-week courses begin CC 235
October 16th, NOON Midterm grades available on UCanWeb
Monday November 2nd– Friday, November 6th Pre-scheduling
Farren C. Davis
November 19 Last day to withdraw without penalty Academic Counselor
TRiO Student Support
November 25th—29th Thanksgiving Recess– No classes
December 4th Last day of classes CC 233D
December 7th-11th Final Exam Week email@example.com
December 16th, NOON Final grades available online
Note: All services, resources and information within is applicable and available to current
TRiO SSS participants only*