Workshop Registration

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

What the Internet Knows About You

Lars Newlander

Surfing the web, watching videos, shopping online, or socializing with friends; No one is interested in your online activities, right? Well, that might not be true. Usage information that you create on the Internet is highly valued. Every web page, every click, like or share is carefully monitored, recorded, stored and analyzed. If being monitored and tracked has you concerned, come find out what the web knows about you and how you can try to be more careful with your private information on the web.


The Joy of Wreath Making

Jessica Medina

In this workshop, learn creative ways to make a wreath for any occasion. Participants will be receive supplies and spend time making an embroidery hoop wreath to take home with them


Landscape Make-Over: Tips to Moving to Sustainable Landscaping

Dawn Truelsen

If you're contemplating a sustainable "make-over" for your home landscape, knowing where to start can be overwhelming. In this session you'll learn key tips -- from irrigation to plant and materials selection -- that will allow you to make confident, informed decisions whether you're doing the work yourself or finding a landscaper to do it for you.


Successful Time Management & Project Management Strategies

Kris Westcott

Start planning and get more done! Learn effective time and project management tools to help excel and maximize your potential, while also discovering additional tools to increase time skills to stay organized, keep a clear mind, and increase productivity in the workplace.


Secrets of Bold Leadership

Provost Lynnette Zelezny, Debbie Astone, Paula Castadio, Kathleen Scott

Hear personal stories and secrets to success from a panel of Fresno State’s top women leaders. Panelists will share insights about their own leadership journeys; tips to balance work, family and community; personal challenges; struggles and lessons learned. Through conversation, our panel will explore how successful women leaders empower, influence and inspire others. The session will include a question and answer session during which participants will gain instant coaching on their most compelling leadership challenges.


How to Be Your Best You

Theressa Gupton-Quarles

It seems impossible to be "your best you" all while juggling career, family, and a social life, but it can be done.  Learn 6 foundational principles to self-assess you, and to achieve your best you. 


10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

How to Make Your Phone Work for You

Orlando Leon & Mike Pronovost

The smartphone is becoming one of the most powerful tools in modern-day work and personal lives. It may be challenging to sift through 2+ million mobile apps to find the best ones to use.  Come hear about some favorite mobile work tools and personal tools from two Fresno State colleagues.  


PAINT: Taking the Time to Be Creative

David Hembree

Everyone is an artist. Taking the time to create opens new approaches to problem solving, communication and finding your authentic voice. We will take some time to paint together and talk about steps to foster creativity in our daily lives.


Utilizing Feng Shui in Your Office Space

McKenna Gould

A good feng shui design means a house or space is created with a good flow of energy in mind - it has an intelligent and nourishing flow.  Learn 9 principles of Feng Shui to increase creativity and flow in your workspace, as well as simple ways to update your space through interior design principles.


Got Anger, Hate, and Division? ... Let's Talk About It.

Kathie Reid-Bevington

The President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity (PCHRE) facilitates monthly discussions, open to the entire campus community, called “Conversations on Inclusion, Respect, and Equity.” This summer, those conversations will center around participants’ reading of a new book by Sally Kohn called The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity.This is a book that challenges readers to consider how they feel toward, and interact with, people who have opinions and beliefs diametrically opposed to their own. Join us for a preview of these timely discussions about the role we can each play to make the world – and our campus! – a better place.


Hidden Hiking Gems Close to Home

David Crabtree

Learn the ten essential items every hiker should carry, the seven principles of the “Leave No Trace” ethic code, basic day hiking equipment, directions to amazing local trail heads and what to expect along the trails.


Getting Dirty: A Look at Horticulture Therapy

Calliope Correia

We will discuss how plants and nature are used in practice to help people heal and encourage wellness. Why getting dirty makes us happy and bringing nature into even the most inhospitable of environments has a positive impact. You will create and get to take home a little piece of natural wellness. 


1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

VIP Luau (Open to service award recipients only)

In honor of reaching an important milestone in your Fresno State career, the STAR Day committee and members of Cabinet invite all service award recipients to attend a private reception.  Celebrate with fellow staff, participate in exclusive photo opportunities and share with fellow honorees accomplishments over the years.


Maximize Social Security in Your Retirement Strategy

Phillip Haslam & Joshua Felsenfeld

Explore why it could be better to wait to claim Social Security, and how claiming early can result in permanently reduced benefits. Discuss strategies to create a comprehensive plan designed to make the most of all your assets and benefits, and help you take the first step toward creating your plan.


Diffusing Conflict With Conversation

Amy Luna

We all face difficult and high-stress situations that, if not handled correctly, lead to increased conflict and escalating situations.  Join Amy Luna as she discusses critical communication strategies to effectively calm upset individuals and diffuse high-intense situations.



Innovation & Design Thinking

Rudy Sanchez

Unleash your creativity and innovation! In this highly interactive session, we will explore simple ways to use design thinking to enhance your creativity and innovation. We will explore your personal motivators and how to include others in the creativity process.

Finding Balance and Mindfulness Through Work and Breath

Allison Thurner

A quick view into easy meditation/breath work, finding mindful practices throughout the work day and some light yoga postures that can be done anywhere and at any time. 




Student Rec Center

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating