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ATMentors Monthly

Howdy Mentors!

[february]

In this month’s issue of ATMentors Monthly, make sure you read [What’s New with Mentors?] to catch up on our plans for 2011. Also, [Mark Your Calendar] with some dates and events occurring within the next few months. WHOOP!




[What’s New with Mentors?] Do you know someone that you think would be a great mentor for our Aggies? E-mail ATMentors@tamu.edu or have them submit the New Mentor Application online at http://mentors.tamu.edu We are adding helpful workshops to mention to students on Mark your Calendar page. Amplify is a program we have within the Office of New Student Programs. To see the full listing of workshops please visit: http://amplify.tamu.edu Have a great story about mentoring, testimonial, or just something fun (recipe, good book, etc.) you would like to share with the other mentors? Please email ATMentors@tamu.edu and tell us about it! It could be featured in a new section of ATMentors Monthly called Mentors Corner! Thank you to all the Mentors who took the time to vote for the Executive Committee this past month. We are getting things ready for meetings and will keep you informed and up to date on new topics and sessions.

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“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” -Mother Teresa

MEET YOUR NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE!

Dr. Carol Binzer Bonnie Bustos Dr. Fidel Fernandez Rebecca Hapes Margaret Langford Otis McGresham



Sam Murdock Dr. Bob Strawser Tim Sweeney Dr. Marisa Suhm Jill Vogel Jim Woosley


[Tips for February] This section contains hints and resources that will help you while mentoring.

Effective mentoring requires that everyone involved be committed to learning. Once you have determined your goals, you must also: Accept responsibility for your learning Be open to new ideas and ways of learning Communicate effectively Accept feedback and act on it Cooperate Be able to ask for help when you need it

How to become less tactical and more strategic Strategic thinking considers why a job is done. It involves thinking, planning, and actions. How to think strategically: Consider the big picture Recognize patterns and trends Honor priorities Anticipate issues Predict outcomes Have smart alternatives to fall back upon Deal with issues

Tactical thinking concerns how to get the job done: Knowing the hands-on skills necessary. Making sure strategic goals are met. Performing each task with quality and efficiency.




[Campus Highlight] This section contains helpful hints and resources that will help you while mentoring.

Department of Multicultural Services The Department of Multicultural Services mission and purpose is to “Develop Leaders for a Multicultural World”. They have many resources available for students:

Tutoring Services Reporting Hate Bias Enhancement of Life and Leadership Skills In-Sight: A Diversity Training Institute for Students Outside the Box: A Diversity Retreat What You Can Do: Creating a Community of Respect For more information, please contact the Department of Multicultural Services at 979-862-6000 or at DMS-Info@dms.tamu.edu

[Mark Your Calendar] Important Dates & Events

Februrary 1st Black History Month Kick Off Rudder Theatre 7pm-9pm February 7th Stress Management and Test Anxiety Workshop 12:45pm-1:45pm, Cain Hall B103 http://amplify.tamu.edu Februrary 14th Happy Valentine’s Day! February 15th Time Management and Procrastination Workshop 11:30am-12:30pm, Cain Hall B103 http://amplify.tamu.edu February 21st President’s Day



Have suggestions, comments, or an addition to the newsletter? Please e-mail ATMentors@tamu.edu or call 979.845.5826.

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