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Transforming Hot Moments into Learning Opportunities, Part 3

Faculty are invited to participate in the two-hour workshops “Transforming Hot Moments into Learning Opportunities parts 1, 2, and 3.” Offered by the division of Faculty Affairs within the Office of Academic Affairs, the fast-paced workshops will offer a series of potential responses that participants choose and practice, peer to peer. Real-life scenarios from the college/school/department context will be employed. Interested faculty should attend! The intermediate sessions give faculty ways to frame the intimate conversations that happen in classrooms when discussing race, class, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexual and gender identity, as well as other pertinent topics. “We want people to continually engage in these learning opportunities around diversity and inclusion,” says Marie Garland, assistant provost for faculty affairs. “We want people to practice interactions and to practice responding to interactions that decrease equity and inclusion in a learning environment.” Developed by School of Education Professors Jeff Mangram and Melissa Luke, this professional development opportunity applies research-supported interpersonal group leadership strategies and focuses on responding to and transforming “hot moments.” “Hot moments are when someone says or does something that creates inequity or communicates less than full inclusion of all students in the learning space,” says Mangram. “This workshop empowers faculty members, as leaders in the learning space, to respond to these moments so they can right the ship and help students learn.” Luke adds that “by increasing the range of potential responses, faculty are more prepared to transform hot moments into learning experiences that center the well-being of their students.” These three workshops are inter-related but not sequential. They are designed so that faculty can attend starting with any of the three sessions and proceed with the remaining workshops. These workshops are part of the university commitment to professional development opportunities related to diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity offered throughout the academic year. Contact Jeff Mangram at jamangra@syr.edu and Melissa Luke at mmluke@syr.edu for more information about scheduling.

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Orange After Dark Paint Night

Celebrate the arrival of Spring sunshine with us and channel your inner Bob Ross this Friday night to create a gallery-worthy masterpiece of your own! We are excited to host Right Mind Syracuse in leading a step-by-step workshop for a Spring-inspired painting perfect for artists of all levels. Students can participate in person or pick up supplies to take home and participate virtually. Supply pick up will be from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, April 16th in the Office of Student Activities (Schine Student Center Suite 230). Sign up here to participate in-person (space is limited) Sign up here to participate virtually (space is limited) Valid SU ID and mask required to participate in-person. 

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Tie Dye with the LGBTQ Resource Center!

Come enjoy the springtime weather and tie dye your very own LGBTQ Resource Center t-shirt with us! Shirts and dye supplies will be provided. Shirt sizes S-4XL are available. Pre-registration is required, as capacity will be limited to support the Stay Safe Pledge.

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Sustainable Living with Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Inc.

Have you ever been interested in growing your own plant? We will go over presentations on the responsibilities of being a plant parent. We will be going over all of the essentials: planting, watering, etc. We will have a follow along at the very end, where each attendee will have their pot, dirt and seeds to plant their own new plant.

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Wellness Leadership Institute: C.A.R.E Speaks Presents: Stolen Narratives: Exploring Trauma’s Hold on Student Persistence

As Black students grapple with different forms of trauma—racism, sexism, xenophobia, etc.—while navigating their academic careers, they also face criticism regarding their moral character, work ethic, and overall life experiences. The long-standing debate of whether there is an achievement gap among Black students in American education perpetuates the stereotype of Blackness as deficient or inferior. However, this conversation fails to address the root of trauma. How do we discuss Blackness? How do we discuss issues of gender, class, faith, etc., without first discussing anti-Blackness? In this session, Robin Maxile, C.A.R.E graduate assistant, leads a discussion on the unrelenting hold trauma has on Black students and the importance of providing healing spaces that can restore their stolen narratives. Dimension of Wellness: Diversity and Inclusion Attend a workshop within each dimension of health and wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate! If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal, please visit the Barnes Center at The Arch website for additional information and instruction.

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Wellness Leadership Institute: Relationships and “Situationships”

What is cuffing season? How long is it? How can you be healthy during it? This discussion based program gives students the opportunity to explore the different points of view around the idea of cuffing season. Following, participants will be able to define cuffing season and incorporate aspects of healthy relationships into their definition. Workshop hosted by Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships and Sexuality (PEEHRS). Dimension of Wellness: Social Attend a workshop within each dimension of health and wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate! If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal, please visit the Barnes Center at The Arch website for additional information and instruction.

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Wellness Leadership Institute: Reduce Stress by Approaching Your Next Exam Mindfully

Stressed about an upcoming exam? This workshop is designed to help you use contemplative practices to prepare for tests you dread and to stay calm while taking them. Dimension of Wellness: Emotional Attend a workshop within each dimension of health and wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate! If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal, please visit the Barnes Center at The Arch website for additional information and instruction.

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A&S | Maxwell Workshop: Navigating USAJOBS

Students, are you interested in pursuing one of the many exciting, challenging and rewarding careers in the Federal Government? This session will provide participants with information on the USAJOBS website, the official job site of the Federal Government.  Participants will learn how to navigate the site and search for jobs, to include tailoring their search to particular types of jobs, to include Pathways positions. There will be an overview on how to post your resume on the site, as well as how to navigate the application process. Event is hosted by the Undergraduate Office of Academic and Career Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Black Box Players Mercantile Night

Black Box Players Mercantile Night is a two hour event of four merchant vendors, two student organizations, and live performances. An evening of supporting artists, associating with the student body, and engaging with Syracuse University organizations. We hope to see you there!

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Wellness Leadership Institute: Conquer Procrastination by Tackling Assignments Mindfully

Feeling stressed? Delaying starting or finishing a big assignment? This workshop is designed to help you use contemplative practices to make concrete plans to tackle the assignment you have been postponing. Dimension of Wellness: Emotional Attend a workshop within each dimension of health and wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate! If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal, please visit the Barnes Center at The Arch website for additional information and instruction.

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A&S | Maxwell Workshop: Writing Your Federal Resume

Students, are you interested in pursuing one of the many exciting, challenging and rewarding careers in the Federal Government? This presentation will provide participants with information on how best to write a resume that highlights strengths and accomplishments.  You will learn what information to include on your resume, tips to market yourself  and how to describe your experience.  Participants will leave this session armed with information to craft an effective Federal resume. Event is hosted by the Undergraduate Office of Academic and Career Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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2021 iSchool Virtual Road Trip

On April 22-23, you’ll get to chat with alumni, listen to company presentations, and learn about internship and job opportunities.

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BioInspired Project Management Series: Project Execution

The BioInspired Graduate & Postdoctoral Professional Development Program is excited to continue our workshop series on Project Management, a valuable set of skills for scientists and engineers in the lab or any professional setting. Scientists and engineers routinely use aspects of project management without even realizing it, but these skillsets can be honed and used intentionally to enhance the successful execution of experiments, writing projects, and collaborative efforts. Besides helping you more thoughtfully navigate your current projects at Syracuse, project management is an important, marketable skillset for future employment. In this workshop series, industry professionals from Ichor Therapeutics (Lafayette, NY) will present four workshops and a panel discussion to introduce and refine concepts of Project Management. Workshops include: Managers in Technical Projects:  Previously held on March 31 Project Execution:  Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 3:30-4:30 PM RSVP Link Leading Collaborative Teams: May 27 at 3-4:30 Stakeholder Management (June TBD) Panel Discussion (July TBD) After attending four of these five events, you will earn the Project Management badge from the Professional Development Program, which can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile. Workshop #2:  Project Execution This talk will address the successful execution of a project. Workflows will be examined and contrasted across academic and industry settings, including comparisons of project execution within an academic lab and interdepartmentally across a multidisciplinary industry lab. Lines of communication, communication styles and decision-making will be discussed with a dialogue on multiple approaches. Case studies will be used to highlight these situations as well as to discuss project roles, realms of autonomy for project execution, and communication on responsibilities. Presenter Bio: Forrest Wright earned his PhD in Pharmacology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2017. In early 2018, Dr. Wright joined the team at Ichor Therapeutics, first as a research scientist in the Department of Biological Sciences, and since then as a research scientist and operations manager in the Department of Animal Sciences. He now manages a technical and scientific team of 9 staff and oversees the execution of as many as 10 simultaneous, separate client projects in various stages from planning through execution and close-out.

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Learning and Relationships in (and Beyond) Our Courses presented by Peter Felten

Decades of research demonstrate that student-faculty and student-student interactions are primary factors in student learning and equity in higher education. Our courses — whether face-to-face, online, or something in between — can and should be relationship-rich environments that enhance learning, motivation, and belonging for all students. This interactive session — based on nearly 400 interviews with students, faculty, and staff from across the country — will focus on practical, research-informed approaches to cultivate educationally powerful student-faculty and student-student relationships in our courses. Peter Felten is professor of history,  executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and assistant provost for teaching and learning at Elon University. Peter has published six books on higher education, including (with Leo Lambert), Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020). He has served as president of ISSOTL, the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and also of the POD Network, the U.S. professional society for faculty developers. He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and a fellow of the Gardner Institute, a foundation that works to advance equity in higher education.

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SOURCE: A Guide to Resumes: Research Experiences

Participating in research is an impressive accomplishment. In this workshop, we will go over the steps to describe your research on your resume and make it understandable to the masses. Our goal is to teach you how to craft bullet points for your resume focusing on research experiences, but also giving you the tools to apply this to any other accomplishments.

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