FIGS

A First-year Interest Group (FIG) is a cohort of up to 25 first-year students who develop a community by taking two to four classes together. Students get to know their classmates by attending a weekly seminar facilitated by a peer mentor and staff member. The College of Education offers eleven different FIG cohorts, six in Applied Learning and Development, one in Athletic Training and four in Kinesiology and Health.

Esquelita Rock

Advisor: Jessica Silva
Peer Mentor: Allison Fuhrman
Classes:
  • UGS 018: FIG Seminar
  • UGS 303: U.S. Public Education: Promise & Peril
  • PSY 301: Introduction to Psychology
  • ALD 322: Individual Differences
  • NSC 306J: Science for the 21st Century

Lesson Planners

Advisor: Angie Martinez
Peer Mentor: Melysa Barth
Classes:
  • UGS 018: FIG Seminar
  • PSY 301: Introduction to Psychology
  • UGS 303: Modern Family
  • ALD 322: Individual Differences
  • NSC 306J: Science for the 21st Century

Magic Markers

Advisor: Michael Dean
Peer Mentor: Samantha Meiselman
Classes:
  • UGS 018: FIG Seminar
  • UGS 303: Life and Death Decisions
  • PSY 301: Introduction to Psychology
  • NSC 306J: Science for the 21st Century
  • ALD 320: Cognition, Human Learning, & Motivation

Magic School Bus

Advisor: Antoinette Hart
Peer Mentor: Faith Izuegbu
Classes:
  • UGS 018: FIG Seminar
  • PSY 301: Introduction to Psychology
  • NSC 306J: Science for the 21st Century
  • ALD 320: Cognition, Human Learning, & Motivation
  • UGS 303: Life and Death Decisions

Saved by the Bell

Advisor: Angie Martinez
Peer Mentor: Angela Bui
Classes:
  • UGS 018: FIG Seminar
  • UGS 303: Fitness for Life
  • PSY 301: Introduction to Psychology
  • F A 310: Arts Integration for Multidis

School House Rock

Advisor: Antoinette Hart
Peer Mentor: Thu-Ha Nguyen
Classes:
  • UGS 018: FIG Seminar
  • UGS 303: U.S. Public Education: Promise & Peril
  • PSY 301: Introduction to Psychology
  • ALD 322: Individual Differences
  • NSC 306J: Science for the 21st Century

Brains and Brawn

Advisor: Jason Gentry
Peer Mentor: Geovana Ponce
Classes:
  • KIN 310: Physiological Basis of Conditioning
  • KIN 312M: Management of Physical Activity & Sport Programs
  • PSY 301: Introduction to Psychology
  • UGS 303: Medical Ethics
  • UGS 018: First - year Seminar

Got Health?

Advisor: Heather Kear
Peer Mentor: Chelsea Sanders
Classes:
  • CC 306M: Introduction to Medical & Scientific Terminology
  • KIN 310: Physiological Basis of Conditioning
  • PSY 301: Introduction to Psychology
  • UGS 303: Medicine in the 21st Century
  • UGS 018: First - year Seminar

We Are KIN!

Advisor: Laura Mondino
Peer Mentor: Giovanna Alanis
Classes:
  • KIN 310: Physiological Basis of Conditioning
  • KIN 312M: Management of Physical Activity & Sport Programs
  • PSY 301: Introduction to Psychology
  • UGS 303: Medical Ethics
  • UGS 018: First - year Seminar

KIN Folk

Advisor: Richard Hogeda
Peer Mentor: Julia Jennings
Classes:
  • CC 306M: Introduction to Medical & Scientific Terminology
  • KIN 310: Physiological Basis of Conditioning
  • KIN 312: Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • UGS 303: Sleep: Are We Getting Enough?
  • UGS 018: First - year Seminar

Health is Wealth

Advisor: Jessica Silva
Peer Mentor: Kendall Connolly
Classes:
  • KIN 310: Physiological Basis of Conditioning
  • KIN 312M: Management of Physical Activity & Sport Programs
  • UGS 303: The Pursuit of Happiness
  • UGS 018: First - year Seminar

Transformers (Transfer students only)

Advisor: Elizabeth Campbell
Peer Mentor: Elizabeth Schram
Classes:
  • UGS 018: FIG Seminar
  • ALD 320: Cognition, Human Learning & Motivation
  • M 316K: Foundation of Arithmetic (Must have prerequisite)
  • NSC 306J: Science for the 21st Century

Prime Movers (Transfer students only)

Advisor: Jason Gentry
Peer Mentor: Kendall Connolly
Classes:
  • KIN 310: Physiological Basis of Conditioning
  • KIN 312M: Management of Physical Activity & Sport Programs
  • UGS 303: Fitness for Life
  • UGS 018: First - year Seminar

For more information on FIGS, please visit the First Year Experience website.

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Last updated on August 19, 2013