It's Fall Y'all!

October 2017

Table of Contents

  • Fall Open House
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • Western Student Education Association Teacher Panel
  • FAFSA Information
  • Drop In Registration Help
  • Camp Eberhart
  • Tutoring
  • K Metro Transit Field Trip
  • TRiO FESP Abroad- A Message from Briana Klug

Fall Open House was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended!

TRiO FESP would like to extend a special thanks to Luna Z. and Kylie T. for providing their artwork to display this year! Keep up the great work ladies!

Upcoming Dates

  • October 1st - FAFSA Becomes Available
  • October 3rd - Priority Registration Requirements are Due
  • October 3rd - WSEA Teacher Panel
  • October 10th - Priority Registration Begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • October 10th - Drop In Registration Assistance
  • October 13th - Camp Eberhart Outing
  • October 20th- K Metro Transit Field Trip
  • October 23rd- Graduate and Professional School Fair 3-6 p.m. in Bernhard Center's
  • October 25th - Last Day to Receive 25% Refund for a Complete Withdrawal

Western Student Association Teacher Panel

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 6pm

Brown Hall, Room 3025

Come out to Western Student Education Association's teacher panel. Teachers of varying experiences and backgrounds are coming together to share their stories and tips for future teachers! Bring your questions, bring your concerns, and bring your friends! This is a great opportunity to get first-hand feedback from teachers in the field today!

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA will become available to you starting October 1st. The sooner you complete your FAFSA, the better!


Find the FAFSA here: https://fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm


Looking for helpful tips and tricks? Check this site out: https://www.nasfaa.org/fafsa_tips


Need help? Let us know!

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Drop-In Registration Help

ATTENTION ALL TRiO FESP PARTICIPANTS!


If you're having problems registering for Spring 2018 classes, please feel free to stop by TRiO FESP Central (computer lab) between 8 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm on October 10th for assistance. We are here to help!


Please note that drop-ins will not be accepted between the hours of 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.


Can't make it to the lab? Email your questions to coehd_fesp@wmich.edu. Make sure to include your WIN and the CRN of the class in your email!

TRiO FESP Camp Outing

When: October 13th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Camp Eberhart, Three Rivers

What: Team building, low ropes, high ropes, canoeing (weather permitting), and archery!


Get in touch with Harmony (harmony.m.williams@wmich.edu) if you haven't reserved your seat!

Need a Tutor? Let us know!

Stop into the TRiO FESP office to complete a tutoring request form in order to be matched with a fellow TRiO FESP student who can help you with your class.


Times and location are flexible; TRiO FESP tutors will work with you to determine the best tutor schedule for you.


If you have questions or concerns about note-taking strategies, how to study, time management, or overall classroom success, please reach out to a FESP Advisor so they can guide you in the right direction!

K Metro Transit Field Trip

The TRiO FESP staff has been receiving requests to learn how to ride the city bus in the Kalamazoo area. We want to make sure that each student has the option of taking advantage of the experiential opportunities in the community. We do not want transportation to be an issue when these opportunities arise.


Many of you may not have a vehicle on campus, so we want to extend our offer to see if you would like to learn to ride the city bus on Friday October 20th with a FESP staff member.


The time is to be determined as it depends on how many request(s) we receive, and the route we would like to travel.


If you are interested in learning how to ride the city bus, please RSVP to Harmony at harmony.m.williams@wmich.edu by Friday October 13th!

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TRiO FESP Abroad - A Message from Briana Klug

I had the opportunity to spend the summer at the University of Cambridge where I studied history, literature and English language roots. In my free time, I explored the historical city of Cambridge through its landmarks and museums. I also had the opportunity to take trips to London, Birmingham and Brighton, England. At the end of my trip, I spent a week in Ireland where stayed in Dublin and visited Belfast (where the Titanic was built), Cork and The Cliffs of Moher. During my study abroad trip I learned so much about history and culture in the United Kingdom and I met so many amazing friends that will last a lifetime. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am so glad to have had the experience.