2019 Conference Schedule

The Conference goes from 8:30 am to 2:30pm. Below is a detailed schedule of the day. Be sure to click on "more events" to see the full day's activities. We hope you can join us!

March 4, 2019

Conference check-in

8:30 am

A. Ray Olpin Union Building

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March 4, 2019

Conference check-in

Includes light breakfast

8:30 am

A. Ray Olpin Union Building

March 4, 2019

Welcome and Agenda

9:00 am - 9:30 am

A. Ray Olpin Union Building

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March 4, 2019

Welcome and Agenda


9:00 am - 9:30 am

A. Ray Olpin Union Building

March 4, 2019

Keynote Presentation

9:30 am - 10:30 am

A. Ray Olpin Union Building

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March 4, 2019

Keynote Presentation

9:30 am - 10:30 am

A. Ray Olpin Union Building

March 4, 2019

Breakout Session 1

10:40 am - 11:25 am

A. Ray Olpin Union Building

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March 4, 2019

Breakout Session 1

  • Beyond Retention: Deep Impact of Holistic Approaches to Peer Mentoring
  • I Will Remember You. Will You Remember Me? A Discussion on Student Deferment
  • Developing Community: Connect, Grow, Inspire
  • FYE as a General Education Requirement

10:40 am - 11:25 am

A. Ray Olpin Union Building

March 4, 2019

Lunch

11:30 am - 12:10 pm

A. Ray Olpin Union Building

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March 4, 2019

Lunch

Included with Registration

11:30 am - 12:10 pm

A. Ray Olpin Union Building

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Eric Amsel

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Canadian by birth but American by temperament, I grew up hanging around with Americans at McGill University in my hometown of Montreal. I completed my B.A. in 1979 and finally left Montreal on a Canadian Scholarship (OK, thanks Canada) to study at Harvard (M.Ed., 1980), Columbia (Ph.D., 1986), and Yale (Postdoctoral Fellow, 1985-1987).  I returned to Canada for my first academic job at the University of Saskatchewan (1987-1989) in beautiful Saskatoon. I later moved to Nyack, NY and taught at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie NY (1989-1996).  The Nyack-Poughkeepsie commute was about 65 miles each way, but I drove past West Point and other points of interest in the Hudson Valley.

I relocated to Weber State University in 1996 after falling in love with the west, the mountains, and Ogden. I now have on average a 1 minute commute (and I am still late for everything) living in a house surrounded by 10,000 foot peaks of Ben Lomond and Mt. Ogden, where the 2002 Olympic Downhill and Super G events were run. I am a stone's throw from the Olympic Curling venue where I practice the sport weekly. I spent a memorable 2002-2003 on sabbatical at Clark University, where I had Bernie Kaplan's old office, which looked out at the courtyard area where G. Stanley Hall began the American Psychological Association in 1892. While at Weber State University, I have been awarded the Lowe Award for Innovative Teaching, the Endowed Professor in the Social and Behavioral Science, John S. Hinckley Fellowship, the Carnegie/CASE Utah Professor of the Year, and the Presidential Distinguished Professor. I have been chair of the Psychology Department since January of 2006, and am very proud of the great success of the department