Since 1999, UConn's FYE program has offered courses and services that foster student success, development, transition, and leadership. Through our course offerings, first and second year students at the University study and engage in exploration, learning, and research in small 19 seat seminar sections.
FYE course offerings are taught by instructors drawn from departments and colleges throughout the university system who are assisted by undergraduate peer mentors and graduate leaders, allowing our courses to become collaborative, community-based offerings for active and experiential learning.
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Storrs CampusMcMahon Hall ISSS Lounge, Rm 183
Join ISSS (almost) every other Tuesday from 3-4pm for our series called âInternational Chat.â This is a collaboration with Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) where we choose a different topic each week that is relevant to international students, scholars, and their families and have a somewhat structured chat to help people connect who are going through similar issues and to develop some strategies to deal with these. Each week, Dr. Amanda Waters from CMHS, along with ISSS will help to facilitate these conversations.
Our first International Chat is on Tuesday, September 12th at 3pm. Join us to share how you are doing, your observations about your first few weeks at UConn or maybe in the U.S., and learn some coping strategies to deal with any adjustment issues you may be having. We hope to have a panel of returning students who will share some advice on common questions or feel free to ask your own!
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusStern Lounge AUSTIN 217
Author Reading and Talkback with Stephen Clingman of University Massachusetts at Amherst
âBirthmark: Divided Vision & the Coming of Perspectiveâ
Professor STEPHEN CLINGMAN will read from Birthmark (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016), a memoir of divided vision in the divided world of apartheid South Africa. When Stephen was two, he underwent an operation to remove a birthmark under his right eye. The operation failed, and the birthmark returned. Clingman takes the fact of that mark â its appearance, disappearance, and return â as a guiding motif of memory. In a beguiling narrative set on three continents, this is a story that is personal, painful, comic, and ultimately uplifting: a book not so much of the coming of age but the coming of perspective.
Stephen Clingman is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts. He is also the author of Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary, which won the Alan Paton Award, South Africaâs premier prize for non-fiction.
Copies of Birthmark will be available for purchase and may be personalized at this open to the public event. Contact Barnes & Noble at Storrs Center to order your copy in advance. For Info about this event, please email Cathy.Schlund-Vials@uconn.edu .
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Storrs CampusWilbur Cross Reading Rooms
Career Night brings together students who have an interest in agriculture, health, environment, and related areas with employers in these fields. This event provides students with an opportunity to learn about career options in the majors they are pursuing. This event is open to all students at UConn