College of Arts & Sciences Building Bridges

Conference Agenda

8-8:30 a.m.

Registration and coffee/rolls
8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony

Mr. Gene Thin Elk, Director, Native American Student Services and Conference MC

Overview of Conference and University Welcomes
Mr. Gene Thin Elk
Dr. Jésus Treviño, Associate Vice President for Diversity
Dr. Randy Quevillon, Chair, Department of Psychology
Dr. Barbara Yutrzenka, Director, Clinical Psychology Program, Department of Psychology

9 a.m. 
Introduction of Keynote Speakers Jason "Smoke" Nichols and Melissa "Mimi" Nichols 

Dr. Beth Boyd, Professor, Clinical Psychology Program and Director, Psychological Services Center

Jason "Smoke" Nichols and Melissa "Mimi" Nichols
present "Pathways to Purpose: Personal Testimony"

10 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m.
Jason "Smoke" Nichols and Melissa "Mimi" Nichols
present "Pathways to Purpose:  TEAM Building"  
11:30 a.m. 
Lunch & USD Information Fair
Participating departments and organizations are listed in the program packet.  Students may earn extra door prize tickets by visiting the Info Fair booths.
1 p.m. 
Jason "Smoke" Nichols and Melissa "Mimi" Nichols
present "Pathways  to Purpose:  The Leader Within"
2:45 p.m. Closing Activity and Closing Ceremony
Mr. Gene Thin Elk
3:15 p.m. Door Prizes
Winning tickets will be posted and prizes may be selected at the registration table at the end of the conference.  
3:30 p.m.
USD Campus Tours - Office of Admissions
For more information, visit the Admissions booth at the Info Fair  
6:00 p.m. Native American Alumni Dinner & Program
Building Bridges Conference attendees are invited to attend the Alumni Dinner 

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