No Fooling Fair

Students at the break

NO FOOLING FAIR

Monday, April 1, 2019
Paterson * Wanaque* Passaic* Online
Schedule

Online scams. Phishing emails. Phony websites. Unreliable news sources.
How can we know what’s fact and what’s fake?

Join us for the NO FOOLING FAIR, an all-day, college-wide event, and learn how to recognize and protect yourself from deceptive practices.

 

Enjoy fun and informative activities on all three campuses.
Learn more about how to:
 

 

  • Evaluate news reports critically
  • Recognize art forgery OR fake websites
  • Protect yourself from scammers
  • Understand how virtual reality is really used
  • Be an informed consumer

    and much more!

 

 

 
Presentations*  Discussions * Games * Posters

*Live broadcasts of special presentations from
the PCCC Theater in Paterson to Wanaque and Passaic

 

*Informative follow-up materials
will be available after April 1.

 

Get savvy. Stay safe. No fooling.

 

*This event is free and open to PCCC students, faculty, and staff.

 
Presented by the PCCC Library/Learning Resources Center

 


PATERSON

 
Title
Type
Time
Room
Facilitator
Learn
Description
Information Hub
Various
9:00am - 6:00pm
Broadway Lobby
Honors students / Librarians
about No Fooling Fair events
No Fooling Fair schedule, information, rotating diplays and interactive games
The Easiest Quiz of All Time 
Game
8:30am - 8:45am
A106
Elizabeth Pachella
how much misinformation we retain
This quiz demonstrates how much we think we know, is not accurate.  Try answering 8 multiple choice questions online.  There are no rules.  You are encouraged to check your facts before answering.  Because we think we know the answers, it’s very tempting not to double-check first.
Unlock Your Potential
Game
9:30am - 10:00am
Paterson Room
Jenna Corraro and Elizabeth Pachella
to collaborate, communicate and think critically
In a world where we are bombarded by constant information, it is hard to know what to trust and what is bogus. It has also become an art to budget our money when buying is so instantaneous. This escape room style activity is a fun challenge to increase your digital and financial literacy, as well as critical thinking and communication. Come collaborate with your friends.
Virtual Reality - It's for Real
Demonstration
10:00am - 4:10pm
E210 STEM Makerspace
Dennis Reer
• how virtual reality is used; visit environments and scenarios that might be impossible or too dangerous to experience
• about careers related to virtual reality
Students are introduced to Virtual Reality which has become part of a modern technology workbench. Students and staff are encouraged to experience V.R. through equipment located in the STEM Makerspace E210 under the guidance of the STEM staff. Demonstrations to be given every hour on the hour from 10 AM – 4 PM and by request.   
Literature Fact or Fiction: Who Has What It Takes to Be a Writer?
Presentation
10:00am - 10:20am
Writing Center
Matt McAteer
about a career in writing, as well as develop interest in classic and modern  literature
Come get inspired by authors whose first language is not English, who struggled with learning disabilities or mental health issues and other challenges. Students will get to answer “Fact or Fiction” questions relating to a few authors.
First, Fast, and Flawed
Presentation
10:20am - 10:40am
Theatre
Nina-Louise Alsbrook; online chat box moderator, Randy Jenkins
• to compare prior news reporting patterns to the ones currently in place
• to assess the implications of that pattern shift
• to identify what that means for how to utilize potential source materials
What good is news if it isn’t the most up to date, right?  Well, not necessarily.  In an effort to give everyone the fastest, most easily accessible content, the news sometimes has to sacrifice reliability.  This is a particular challenge for students and professionals relying on quality content from these sources.  Come find out how first and fast can also mean flawed, and what you can do to utilize these sources in an effective way for your purposes.
Managing your Digital Footprint and Digital Trail
Presentation
10:45am - 11:00am
M332
CIS Honors Students
how big your digital footprint is
Did you know that you leave a digital footprint behind every time you use the internet to make purchases, post messages, like and share pages on social media? Have you ever searched for something online and then all of the sudden saw ads about it everywhere? Maybe you were looking at flight tickets and now they appear in all websites you go to. In this session we will discuss what it means to have a digital footprint and a digital trail and will help you understand the importance of managing them.
Introduction to Reverse Image Search
Presentation
11:25am - 11:40am
A106
Elizabeth Pachella
to research the origin of a photograph
With today’s apps it is easy to copy, download and manipulate images. Photographs are copyrighted material.  If you want to use someone else’s image, you’ll need permission.  Have you ever wondered, if your image and likeness has been stolen to create a fake social media account? Learn how to use reverse image search to research the purported location and time of images found on the internet. 
Tips on Tipping
Presentation
12:30pm – 1:00pm 
Paterson Room
Elizabeth Valverde
 to make more informed decisions regarding the use of gratuity
Many people are fooled into thinking that those in the service industry are making a standard minimum wage as well as receiving tips.  Some might think of tips as a "bonus" that is not terribly important, or that any amount left is generous. Actually, servers rely on these tips for income, because the minimum wage in the service industry is $2.13 per hour. Yes, you read that right! We will discuss simple ways to calculate tips in our heads, as well as using our phones to do the math; standard tipping rates, and how they vary.
Managing your Digital Footprint and Digital Trail
Presentation
1:00pm - 1:15pm
M332
CIS Honors Students
how big is your digital footprint
Did you know that you leave a digital footprint behind every time you use the internet to make purchases, post messages, like and share pages on social media? Have you ever searched for something online and then all of the sudden saw ads about it everywhere? Maybe you were looking at flight tickets and now they appear in all websites you go to. In this session we will discuss what it means to have a digital footprint and a digital trail and will help you understand the importance of managing them.
The Real Deal
Game
1:15pm - 1:30pm
Theatre
Student Govt. Assoc.; online chat box moderator, Ken Karol
how to ask questions effectively to discover the truth
This live game show is inspired by the classic television series “To Tell the Truth”.  There are three contestants. One is the real deal while the other two are imposters. Each panelist asks any question he wants before his time runs out. After the panelists ask their questions, you must decide who the real deal is.  Will the panelists or the audience be fooled?
Managing your Digital Footprint and Digital Trail
Presentation
1:40pm - 1:55pm
M332
CIS Honors Students
where and when you leave a digital footprint
Did you know that you leave a digital footprint behind every time you use the internet to make purchases, post messages, like and share pages on social media? Have you ever searched for something online and then all of the sudden saw ads about it everywhere? Maybe you were looking at flight tickets and now they appear in all websites you go to. In this session we will discuss what it means to have a digital footprint and a digital trail and will help you understand the importance of managing them.
Correlation and Causation: What They Mean and Why It Matters
Presentation
2:00pm - 2:30pm
M332
Kate Thurman and
Jeannette Lim
• what the terms correlation and causation mean
• how to be a more critical consumer of media that presents claims supported by statistics
• how data interpretation can have an impact on people’s everyday lives
Every day we are inundated with facts and statistical claims in the media, which can be overwhelming and confusing. Understanding the statistics behind these statements is important. This session covers two terms often encountered in the news – correlation and causation. A brief overview will be given. Also, real world examples will be discussed that demonstrate the consequences of uncritically examining claims supported by statistics. Time will be allowed for questions.
Phishing Scams - Don't Take the Bait
Presentation
2:30pm - 2:50pm
Theatre
IT Dept.; online chat box moderator, Randy Jenkins
how to protect your sensitive information or credentials from phishing scams
Phishing scams can happen when malicious organizations or people (also known as cybercriminals) present themselves as an entity you can trust, then try to trick you, or lure you, into providing them with your personal information. Phishing scams normally occur via email, websites, text messages, and sometimes, even phone calls. Cybercriminals will often pose as your bank or financial institution, your employer, or any other entity that you normally trust with your information. To protect yourself from phishing scams, you can learn about the methods these cybercriminals use and the signs that indicate you may be a potential victim.
Managing your Digital Footprint and Digital Trail
Presentation
2:45pm - 3:00pm
M332
CIS Honors Students
where and when you leave a digital footprint
Did you know that you leave a digital footprint behind every time you use the internet to make purchases, post messages, like and share pages on social media? Have you ever searched for something online and then all of the sudden saw ads about it everywhere? Maybe you were looking at flight tickets and now they appear in all websites you go to. In this session we will discuss what it means to have a digital footprint and a digital trail and will help you understand the importance of managing them.
Factitious Stories
Game
3:00pm - 3:20pm
A106
Elizabeth Pachella
how good you are at detecting fake stories
This quick online game presents 6 short articles for you to read.  There are 3 different levels of difficulty. The source of the article is available and you earn extra points for checking the source. You decide if you think it’s a real story or fake.  Play alone or with friends.
Is This Even Real?
Workshop
CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS
A106
Jeni Lozauskas
how to tell if a website is truly credible or not
We will critically view a website about a specific species of animal. The website contains credible information upon a surface inspection; however, the answer may change upon a deeper inspection. Aspects of credibility on websites will be discussed. There will be time allowed for questions. 
Scams, Frauds, How to Spot Them and How Not to Lose your Money to Them
Presentation
CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS
M332
Robert Saunders
to recognize and defend yourself against scammers
During this presentation warnings or red-flags to help you spot a scam, ways to verify the legitimacy of a great deal and some classic scams will be shared. You will also learn how to avoid losing your money to a fraud and where to report scammers.
Phishing Scams - Don't Take the Bait
Presentation
5:40pm - 6:00pm
Theatre
IT Dept.; online chat box moderator, Ken Karol
how to protect your sensitive information or credentials from phishing scams
Phishing scams can happen when malicious organizations or people (also known as cybercriminals) present themselves as an entity you can trust, then try to trick you, or lure you, into providing them with your personal information. Phishing scams normally occur via email, websites, text messages, and sometimes, even phone calls. Cybercriminals will often pose as your bank or financial institution, your employer, or any other entity that you normally trust with your information. To protect yourself from phishing scams, you can learn about the methods these cybercriminals use and the signs that indicate you may be a potential victim.
Scams, Frauds, How to Spot Them and How Not to Lose your Money to Them
Presentation
CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS
M332
Robert Saunders
to recognize and defend yourself against scammers
During this presentation warnings or red-flags to help you spot a scam, ways to verify the legitimacy of a great deal and some classic scams will be shared. You will also learn how to avoid losing your money to a fraud and where to report scammers.
Chemical Misconceptions
Poster 
9:00am - 7:00pm
Library, Main campus
Dr. Henriette  Mozsolits
To dispel common misconceptions related to natural vs. man-made chemicals
It is common belief that all natural chemicals are good and all man-made chemicals are harmful. This poster will show examples of natural chemicals that are good for us, and some others that are just as harmful, or even more so, then some man-made chemicals and vice versa.
Emergency Preparedness Myths Debunked 
Poster
9:00am - 7:00pm
Library, Main campus
Rosalee  Cain-Francis
To learn about the importance of Emergency Preparedness
Disasters do not have a time-table, they can occur at any time, and at any place. It is very simple to prepare for a disaster. This poster will highlight some key points and facts about emergency preparedness and debunk a few myths. 
Scams, Frauds, How to Spot Them and How Not to Lose your Money to Them
Poster
CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS
Library, Main campus
Robert Saunders
Defenses against scammers.
How to spot a scam--red flags /  How to verify the legitimacy of an approach /  Some classic scams /  How to avoid losing your money to a fraud. /  Where to report scammers. 
Unechte Korrespondenz: Scams, Fake News and Frauds in History
Poster
9:00am - 7:00pm
Library, Main campus
Dr. Martha Brozyna’s Honors Western Civilization II Class
To provide the historicity of fake news and frauds.
If you think fake news is a 21st century phenomenon, guess again.  The publication of untruths and false information was so prevalent in earlier centuries, that the Germans coined a term for it in the 19th century – “unechte Korrespondenz” – which translates to “spurious correspondence.”  This poster board presentation will demonstrate examples of false information since the Renaissance and the reasons behind its proliferation.  It will include the wild tales of French kings’ mistresses to a 17th century Frenchman parading around as Taiwanese native to an 18th century Shakespearean fraudster.  
Radiation Facts & Myth Busters
Poster
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Broadway Lobby
Radiography Club/Radiography Department
To provide facts on radiation safety and resolve myths and misconceptions
People have mixed perceptions about radiation and radiation safety. This poster will provide facts about different aspects of radiation; what's safe and what is not; compare radiation dose between computed tomography and conventional x-rays and every day exposure to natural background radiation.
Do you know the role the TRiO Student Support Services serves on campus?
Poster
11:00am - 2:00pm
Broadway Lobby
TRiO Student Support Services Program 
To explain the Trio program
This poster will explain the history of TRiO Programs, services offered and benefits of joining the Student Support Services Program.    
 

Wanaque

 
Title
Type
Time
Room
Facilitator
Learn
Description
Is it a Forgery?
Exhibit
10:00am - 8:00pm
WAC Student Lounge
Mary Dajnak
how to tell if an artwork is a forgery
View an art exhibit of drawings created by students that are exact copies of master drawings. Each work will be accompanied with information on the characteristics that distinguish it from the masterpiece. 
Keto, Paleo & Gluten Free… Losing Weight Or Just Your Time And Money?
Presentation
noon - 12:30pm
W136
Andrea Smith
why carbohydrates are here to stay and keep you healthy
Find out where Keto, Paleo, & Gluten Free diets originated and who really benefits from them.  Learn how carbohydrates and their rainbow of colors create a delicious meal full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. 
Renting or Buying – The Advantages of Working with a Licensed Realtor 
Discussion
1:10pm - 1:30pm
W136
Art Weintraub
what a licensed realtor in NJ is legally bound to do for the person he represents
Whether you are looking for a place to rent or buy, a licensed NJ realtor must fully disclose some information.  Make your choice of where to live by getting information from an expert.  Time will be allowed for questions.
Credit or Debit?
Presentation
1:30pm - 1:45pm
W136
Khloud Kourani
the difference between credit and debit cards
How often are you asked "credit or debit?" when making a purchase? Is there a difference? What additional costs are incurred by using them?  What are the benefits? Come learn how to make an educated decision before pulling out your card to buy something.
The Easiest Quiz of All Time 
Game
12:30pm - 12:50pm
W110
Janet Varvara
how much misinformation we retain
This quiz demonstrates how much we think we know, is not accurate.  Try answering 8 multiple choice questions online.  There are no rules.  You are encouraged to check your facts before answering.  Because we think we know the answers, it’s very tempting not to double-check first.
First, Fast, and Flawed
Presentation
10:20am - 10:40am
broadcast to W104 
Nina-Louise Alsbrook; online chat box moderator, Randy Jenkins
• to compare prior news reporting patterns to the ones currently in place
• to assess the implications of that pattern shift
• to identify what that means for how to utilize potential source materials
What good is news if it isn’t the most up to date, right?  Well, not necessarily.  In an effort to give everyone the fastest, most easily accessible content, the news sometimes has to sacrifice reliability.  This is a particular challenge for students and professionals relying on quality content from these sources.  Come find out how first and fast can also mean flawed, and what you can do to utilize these sources in an effective way for your purposes.
The Real Deal
Game
1:15pm - 1:30pm
broadcast to W104
Student Govt. Assoc.; online chat box moderator, Ken Karol
how to ask questions effectively to discover the truth
This live game show is inspired by the classic television series “To Tell the Truth”.  There are three contestants. One is the real deal while the other two are imposters. Each panelist asks any question he wants before his time runs out. After the panelists ask their questions, you must decide who the real deal is.  Will the panelists or the audience be fooled?
Phishing Scams - Don't Take the Bait
Presentation
2:30pm - 2:50pm
broadcast to W104
IT Dept.; online chat box moderator, Randy Jenkins
how to protect your sensitive information or credentials from phishing scams
Phishing scams can happen when malicious organizations or people (also known as cybercriminals) present themselves as an entity you can trust, then try to trick you, or lure you, into providing them with your personal information. Phishing scams normally occur via email, websites, text messages, and sometimes, even phone calls. Cybercriminals will often pose as your bank or financial institution, your employer, or any other entity that you normally trust with your information. To protect yourself from phishing scams, you can learn about the methods these cybercriminals use and the signs that indicate you may be a potential victim.
Phishing Scams - Don't Take the Bait
Presentation
5:40pm - 6:00pm
broadcast to W104
IT Dept.; online chat box moderator, Ken Karol
how to protect your sensitive information or credentials from phishing scams
Phishing scams can happen when malicious organizations or people (also known as cybercriminals) present themselves as an entity you can trust, then try to trick you, or lure you, into providing them with your personal information. Phishing scams normally occur via email, websites, text messages, and sometimes, even phone calls. Cybercriminals will often pose as your bank or financial institution, your employer, or any other entity that you normally trust with your information. To protect yourself from phishing scams, you can learn about the methods these cybercriminals use and the signs that indicate you may be a potential victim.
Fact or Fiction: How to Spot Fake News
Poster
9:00am - 7:00pm
Library, WAC
Holley Cornetto
To help students learn to evaluate media and website content for accuracy. 
Poster divided into three sections: Fact / Fiction / Did you know? Fact section will have a hard copy of New York Times newspaper, and list websites and other reputable news sources. The fiction section will have an advertisement designed to look like a news article. Below this image will be a list of ways that you can tell the article is not real news.
The “Did you know” section will include Snopes.com for students who want to research further. It will also list common domains for websites along with a short description about what each of these abbreviations mean.
No Fooling: Topics in today's society
Poster
8:30am-1:30pm
and 5:00pm-8:00pm
Library, WAC
Nancy Hynes Lasek's CT 101 Critical Thinking Class 
To analyze topics in today's society
Posters analyze baffling topics in today's society; Russian Collusion in  the 2016 Election/fact or fiction;  Abortion Pros-Cons/Solutions; What fake news is and how to detect fake news.

 


PASSAIC

 
Title
Type
Time
Room
Facilitator
Learn
Description
The Easiest Quiz of All Time 
Game
11:00am - noon
PAC Room 102
Nicole Palmer
how much misinformation we retain
This quiz demonstrates how much we think we know, is not accurate.  Try answering 8 multiple choice questions online.  There are no rules.  You are encouraged to check your facts before answering.  Because we think we know the answers, it’s very tempting not to double-check first.
First, Fast, and Flawed
Presentation
10:20am - 10:40am
broadcast to Passaic Conf Rm
Nina-Louise Alsbrook; online chat box moderator, Randy Jenkins
• to compare prior news reporting patterns to the ones currently in place
• to assess the implications of that pattern shift
• to identify what that means for how to utilize potential source materials
What good is news if it isn’t the most up to date, right?  Well, not necessarily.  In an effort to give everyone the fastest, most easily accessible content, the news sometimes has to sacrifice reliability.  This is a particular challenge for students and professionals relying on quality content from these sources.  Come find out how first and fast can also mean flawed, and what you can do to utilize these sources in an effective way for your purposes.
The Real Deal
Game
1:15pm - 1:30pm
broadcast to Passaic Conf Rm
Student Govt. Assoc.; online chat box moderator, Ken Karol
how to ask questions effectively to discover the truth
This live game show is inspired by the classic television series “To Tell the Truth”.  There are three contestants. One is the real deal while the other two are imposters. Each panelist asks any question he wants before his time runs out. After the panelists ask their questions, you must decide who the real deal is.  Will the panelists or the audience be fooled?
Phishing Scams - Don't Take the Bait
Presentation
2:30pm - 2:50pm
broadcast to Passaic Conf Rm
IT Dept.; online chat box moderator, Randy Jenkins
how to protect your sensitive information or credentials from phishing scams
Phishing scams can happen when malicious organizations or people (also known as cybercriminals) present themselves as an entity you can trust, then try to trick you, or lure you, into providing them with your personal information. Phishing scams normally occur via email, websites, text messages, and sometimes, even phone calls. Cybercriminals will often pose as your bank or financial institution, your employer, or any other entity that you normally trust with your information. To protect yourself from phishing scams, you can learn about the methods these cybercriminals use and the signs that indicate you may be a potential victim.
Phishing Scams - Don't Take the Bait
Presentation
5:40pm - 6:00pm
broadcast to Passaic Conf Rm
IT Dept.; online chat box moderator, Ken Karol
how to protect your sensitive information or credentials from phishing scams
Phishing scams can happen when malicious organizations or people (also known as cybercriminals) present themselves as an entity you can trust, then try to trick you, or lure you, into providing them with your personal information. Phishing scams normally occur via email, websites, text messages, and sometimes, even phone calls. Cybercriminals will often pose as your bank or financial institution, your employer, or any other entity that you normally trust with your information. To protect yourself from phishing scams, you can learn about the methods these cybercriminals use and the signs that indicate you may be a potential victim.
Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors
Game
3:30pm - 4:30pm
PAC Passaic Room behind café
Nursing Student Organizaiton (NSO)
to identify common risk factors associated with developing CHD and discuss methods of prevention
Coronary Heart Disease is a result of an accumulation of plaque in the small arteries of the heart.  Heart attack and stroke often result from prolonged buildup of plaque. (cdc.gov, 2019)  So…Are you at Risk??  There are certain risk factors which increase our chance of developing coronary heart disease, such as our genetics, age, lifestyle, and environmental factors.  The good news is that CHD is preventable.  Join us for our CHD Risk Factor Game where you will not only take away information on how to prevent this disease but have fun in the process.   
Emergency Preparedness Myths Debunked 
Poster
1:00PM-6:00PM
PAC Library
Rosalee  Cain-Francis
To learn about the importance of Emergency Preparedness
Disasters do not have a time-table, they can occur at any time, and at any place. It is very simple to prepare for a disaster. This poster will highlight some key points and facts about emergency preparedness and debunk a few myths. 

 


ONLINE

 
Title
Type
Time
Room
Facilitator
Learn
Description
First, Fast, and Flawed
Presentation
10:20am - 10:40am
Nina-Louise Alsbrook; online chat box moderator, Randy Jenkins
• to compare prior news reporting patterns to the ones currently in place
• to assess the implications of that pattern shift
• to identify what that means for how to utilize potential source materials
What good is news if it isn’t the most up to date, right?  Well, not necessarily.  In an effort to give everyone the fastest, most easily accessible content, the news sometimes has to sacrifice reliability.  This is a particular challenge for students and professionals relying on quality content from these sources.  Come find out how first and fast can also mean flawed, and what you can do to utilize these sources in an effective way for your purposes.
The Real Deal
Game
1:15pm - 1:30pm
Student Govt. Assoc.; online chat box moderator, Ken Karol
how to ask questions effectively to discover the truth
This live game show is inspired by the classic television series “To Tell the Truth”.  There are three contestants. One is the real deal while the other two are imposters. Each panelist asks any question he wants before his time runs out. After the panelists ask their questions, you must decide who the real deal is.  Will the panelists or the audience be fooled?
Phishing Scams - Don't Take the Bait
Presentation
2:30pm - 2:50pm
IT Dept.; online chat box moderator, Randy Jenkins
how to protect your sensitive information or credentials from phishing scams
Phishing scams can happen when malicious organizations or people (also known as cybercriminals) present themselves as an entity you can trust, then try to trick you, or lure you, into providing them with your personal information. Phishing scams normally occur via email, websites, text messages, and sometimes, even phone calls. Cybercriminals will often pose as your bank or financial institution, your employer, or any other entity that you normally trust with your information. To protect yourself from phishing scams, you can learn about the methods these cybercriminals use and the signs that indicate you may be a potential victim.
Strictly Online
Various
3:30pm - 10:00pm
Not applicable
• how much misinformation we retain
• how good you are at detecting fake stories
• to recognize and avoid phishing scams 
A small suite of online games, readings and videos will be available on the No Fooling Fair web site for you to interact with at your convenience.  You'll have a chance to experience some of the same games that have been played on campus as well as access to some new material.
Phishing Scams - Don't Take the Bait
Presentation
5:40pm - 6:00pm
IT Dept.; online chat box moderator, Ken Karol
how to protect your sensitive information or credentials from phishing scams
Phishing scams can happen when malicious organizations or people (also known as cybercriminals) present themselves as an entity you can trust, then try to trick you, or lure you, into providing them with your personal information. Phishing scams normally occur via email, websites, text messages, and sometimes, even phone calls. Cybercriminals will often pose as your bank or financial institution, your employer, or any other entity that you normally trust with your information. To protect yourself from phishing scams, you can learn about the methods these cybercriminals use and the signs that indicate you may be a potential victim.