Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Event: DAT Week this April

Participate in ASDA DAT Week, April 17-21
The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) invites you to join predental students nationwide in celebrating DAT Week this April.

During the week, national ASDA will host three webinars:

Vital Information and Tips for Taking the DAT (2017)
April 17, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members and non-members - Register now
Description: The Dental Admission Test (DAT) is an integral part of applying to dental school and can be a source of tremendous stress for predental students. This session is intended to provide valuable information so that students can feel as comfortable and prepared as possible before they sit for the test. The webinar covers general DAT information, tips for studying, common problems encountered by test takers, and the most frequently asked questions about the DAT.
Presenter:  Nicholas B. Hussong, BA, manager, test administration, American Dental Association

Study Methods for the Natural Sciences (DAT)
April 19, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members and non-members
Register now
Description: As dental students know, you can't fake your way through the Natural Sciences section of the DAT: either you have the knowledge on test day, or you don't. This session will go over methods of not only learning that information, but retaining it as well. You'll learn how to harness technology to study in the most effective and efficient ways, and will have the opportunity to ask high-scoring dental students for their advice.

Dissecting the DAT
April 20, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for 
ASDA members and advisors/faculty*; $10 for non-member predentals
Register now
Description: Don't let the DAT get you down! With a few simple strategies, several sections of the DAT can easily be broken down. This webinar will specifically look at two sections that are less familiar: the PAT and reading comprehension. Join our panelists as they dissect practice questions using common and lesser-known strategies. Panelists will also share general test taking tips so that you'll be prepared to dominate the DAT.

Opportunity: Apply to be a Peer Academic Leader by March 31st

Peer Academic Leader Application
Click the link above to apply!
Due March 31st

The Office of the Dean of Studies is excited to announce the Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) program, a new mentoring initiative that will pair rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with first-year students.

Selected students will be trained to offer advice and guidance to first-years (think: revealing the best study spaces in Butler, tips on how to find your niche in the campus community) and serve as role models, student leaders, and representatives of the College. For this inaugural year of the PALs program, the first-year mentees will be a small cohort of students who self-identify as First Generation and/or Low Income.

PALs will be chosen after a selective application and interview process, and will be compensated for their time. PALs must be, and remain, in good academic and disciplinary standing. PALs are expected to commit to being on-campus for both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters, with no commitment to study abroad, and they will be required to attend ALL training sessions and individual and group meetings. Once trained, PALs will be able to offer academic advising, refer on-campus resources, and share social and college life adjustment strategies to the younger students in their PAL group.

If you are someone who is discreet, respectful, professional, uses good judgment, maintains confidentiality, knows how to get a seat in the library during Reading Week, and wants to serve as a role model for fellow Barnard students to look up to, we encourage you to apply to be a PAL!

Peer Academic Leader Application Application deadline is March 31, 2017. After submission of the application, selected applicants will be contacted for an interview with the selection committee.