Parent & Family Webinar-September 21st, 2016

2 Parents & Family Connection Newsletter -Summer 2016
Presenters
Dr. Paul Johnson
Bonnie Burckel
President
Carolyn Dennee
Parent of 3 students
Parent
Mines Athletics
Jessie Burckel
David Cillessen
Student/Class of 2017
Moderator of Webinar
Mines Police Department
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Parents & Family Webinar - September 2016

WELCOME, PARENTS & FAMILIES!
• Welcome to Mines!
• President Johnson Welcome
• Parent & Family Weekend
• Student Engagement & Success Opportunities
• General Campus Updates
• Parent Perspective: “Support the Struggle”
• Student Perspective: “In the Moment When...”
• Resources
• Q&A
• Closing Survey
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WELCOME, PARENTS & FAMILIES!
Dr. Paul Johnson
President
Parent
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PARENT & FAMILY WEEKEND
• November 4th-6th
• Free Pour Friday @ the Foundry
• Earth Materials Institute
• Geology- 30 minute tours
• Colorado Fuel Center
• 3-D printing lab
• President’s social
• Mines Little Theatre Presents Flowers for Algernon and Almost Maine
• Art on the Brix
• Football Game with Tailgate & Family Corn Hole Tournament
• Indoor Oredigger Classic Sprint Triathlon
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Student Engagement & Success
• Athletics
• Student Activities
• Homecoming
• Working On-Campus
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OTHER GENERAL CAMPUS UPDATES
• Construction
• 19th St. & 6 Ave
• http://www.cityofgolden.net/live/linking-lookout/
• Coors Teck
• Pedestrian Plaza
• Student Center & Traditional Hal Courtyard
Improvement
• Parking In Golden
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Parent Perspective: Support the Struggle
Bonnie Burckel
Parent
Suggested Reading:
Trust Mines
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Parent Perspective: Support the Struggle, continued
What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There by Marshal Goldsmith
Bottomline: The title says it al ! What worked in high school might not work now.
Putting into Practice: Plant this seed with your student ... “Have you thought that maybe...”
Mindset by Carol Dweck
Bottomline: There are fixed mindsets and growth mindsets; the best scenario for learning is to be
growth-mindset. Growth mindset says “I got this...”
Putting into Practice: Plant this seed with your student ...”Mines is tough...but...and you got this...”
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Parent Perspective: Support the Struggle, continued
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Bottomline: The 5 Love Languages are: (1) Words of Affirmation, (2) Quality Time, (3) Physical
Touch, (4) Receiving Gifts, and (5) Acts of Service.
Putting into Practice: What’s your young adult’s love language?
How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Bottomline: It’s our job to raise adults, not children.
Putting into Practice: We support the struggle by letting them handle the struggle.
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Parent Perspective: Support the Struggle, continued
Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Bottomline: Rumble with emotions...then write a new ending to your story.
Putting into Practice: All emotions are valid. The key is getting a grip on them when they grip us.
Trust Mines authored by ... you!
Bottomline: “What better place than Mines?” – Terre Deegan-Young
Trust Mines
Putting into Practice: Echo what Mines is already saying.
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STUDENT Perspective: In the Moment When...
Jessie Burckel
Student
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RESOURCES
RESOURCES, CONT.
Student Health Center
Center for Academic Services and Advising
http://healthcenter.mines.edu
http://casa.mines.edu
At some point or another, your student is going to catch a cold or not feel like themselves.
CASA isn’t just where your student will meet with their advisor to pick classes and a major, it’s where
Luckily, our Student Health Center has numerous options to help your student feel their
they can really take their learning to another level. In addition to advising services, CASA offers
best! In addition to typical health clinic services, there is also a Counseling Center (more
tutoring, supplemental instruction, study skills workshops, and much more. It’s also a great place for
on that below!) and dentist services. Appointments can be made via phone or online, and
studying if your student needs a place to work – students can access their study spaces after work
in many cases, students can be seen same day if they need to be!
hours by using their Blastercard!
When to encourage your student to contact us: If they are feeling under the weather, if
When to encourage your student to contact us: If they have a question about classes or degree
they have a pre- existing medical condition that needs follow up, if they think they may
progress, if they need a little extra support or help in a subject, if they’re looking to improve in any study
have an injury, if they need a check up or dentist appointment
skill
Counseling Center
Residence Life
http://inside.mines.edu/CNSL-home
http://residencelife.mines.edu
College is tough, and your student will probably feel stressed at some point. The Counseling
Center is located within the Student Health Center, and is staffed by 4 wonderful licensed
No surprise that we’re on the list of resources! Not only does Residence Life give your
counselors. In addition to individual conversations, the Counseling Center offers group
student a room, but we work to help your student with whatever they may need. There’s
therapy sessions where students can nd support from peers sharing similar experiences.
a few levels of staff to be aware of: our student staff (Resident Assistants, Community
Assistants, Hall Directors, and Community Directors) are full time students here at Mines
When to encourage your student to contact us: If they are feeling homesick, stressed, or
and live right along side your student to help them with their day to day needs; Residence
overwhelmed, if they need support, if they want to talk to someone con dentially
Life Coordinators are full-time professional staff that also live on campus and are available
to help with anything that comes up; our administrative team works extremely hard to
Student Activities Office
make sure that we are communicating with our students and parents/guardians, that our
facilities are up and running, and that all of the information out there is up to date; and
http://studentactivities.mines.edu/
our Leadership Team makes sure that the whole department runs like a well oiled machine!
Student Activities is not just where all the fun happens, it’s where our students grow into
leaders! SAO oversees all student organizations, Greek life, campus events, leadership
When to encourage your student to contact us: Questions about housing, feeling
development, and so much more! This is a great place for your student to nd a group of
overwhelmed or homesick, not knowing what of ce to visit with a specific question, or if
friends, get involved on campus, and take a much deserved break!
they just want to talk to someone!
When to encourage your student to contact us: When they’re looking to get involved with
something, if they have an idea for a campus event or student organization, if they want
to gain leadership experience
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RESOURCES, CONT.
CASA isn’t just where your student will meet with their advisor to pick classes and a major,
it’s where they can really take their learning to another level. In addition to advising
services, CASA offers tutoring, supplemental instruction, study skills workshops, and much
more. It’s also a great place for studying if your student needs a place to work – students
can access their study spaces after work hours by using their Blastercard!
When to encourage your student to contact us: If they have a question about classes or
degree progress, if they need a little extra support or help in a subject, if they’re looking
to improve in any study skill
CARE at Mines
http://care.mines.edu
Sometimes, your student may notice something about a friend or classmate that doesn’t
seem right, and they may talk to you about it. All of our students can help us reach out and
help others by reporting their concerns. Whether it’s noticing a change in sleep patterns
or that someone seems sad all the time, any small concern can lead to help. CARE allows
students, staff, faculty or even you to report worries online – at times anonymously if they
wish – and is a wonderful way to help others. The CARE website can be accessed anytime
at http://care.mines.edu
When to encourage your student to utilize CARE: when they are worried about someone,
when they notice a change in behavior, when they don’t know who to report information
to.
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CONTACT INFORMATION, Q&A, & SURVEY
Jenn Mazzotta
Carolyn Dennee
David Cillessen
Student Activities
Mines Athletics
Mines Police Department
mazzotta@mines.edu
cdennee@mines.edu
dcil ess@mines.edu
http://parentfamily.mines.edu/
Brent Wal er
Residence Life
bwal er@mines.edu
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