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Introductory Training Workshop in Supporting Communication

Typing to Communicate: Developing Frameworks for Support and Learning to be a Facilitator Typing to Communicate is one method used in accessing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) equipment. This two-day workshop provides the opportunity to learn the techniques necessary to be a facilitator within the context of the principles common to all communication support approaches. We will discuss the “why” and “how” of typing to communicate, along with strategies for integration in school and community settings. ICI staff will work with participants to establish a plan for continued support after the zoom training. Out of an abundance of caution, this event is now on Zoom. Attendees will receive the links to attend closer to the workshop. Included in this workshop there will be an in-person follow up session for local attendees, and a remote follow up session for our of town participants. Fees: $100 per person. Payment can be done by mailing a check to the ICI or paying by credit card online. Typers can attend the workshop along with their facilitator free of charge; this would be helpful for hands on practice sessions. Workshop is 10 a.m-1 p.m. (eastern) both days.

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Visual Thinking Strategies

Join Amy Schmidt, Program Coordinator and Instructor in the Citizenship & Civic Engagement program at the Maxwell School, to discover Visual Thinking Strategies, a fun and simple way to engage students. This evidence-based method has been shown to increase critical thinking, observation, and evidentiary reasoning skills, while democratizing the classroom experience. You will utilize visual images to create inclusive, equitable, student-centered discussions. These techniques work in all disciplines. No prior experience is necessary! This session geared toward courses with 1-40 students.

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Up in Smoke (Smoking 101)

Participants will learn about smoking and the various methods such as cigarettes, e-cigarettes and cannabis. This presentation delves deeper into the various modes of consumption, chemicals, dependence, state and local policies, in addition to smoking safety. Dimension of Wellness: Physical Attend a workshop within each dimension of health and wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate!

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Decision-making

The Decision-making Workshop, offered by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities provides participants with the tools necessary to learn positive decision-making skills, based on ethics and morals. Additionally, students will have time to reflect on their decision-making and determine how to make this more congruent with their values. Dimension of Wellness: Intellectual Attend a workshop within each Dimension of Wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate!

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Staff Workshop: Enacting Equity-Mindedness

Presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, participants will learn the difference between equality and equity, how to build capacity, and explore a personal commitment to infuse equity-mindedness into individual and organization practice.

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How to Support a Friend Impacted by Sexual or Relationship Violence

This workshop will be a question and answer based session with information about support resources, reporting options and information for individuals to help support a loved one impacted by sexual or relationship violence. Dimension of Wellness: Emotional Attend a workshop within each Dimension of Wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate!

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Small Press Reading Series at Salt City Market

A reading by poet Iain Haley-Pollock followed by a generative writing workshop for adults and young people. Join Colgate University Libraries and Syracuse University Libraries at our Small Press Reading Series, in partnership with Write Out Syracuse. These evenings of poetry and community at Salt City Market will take place on three Tuesdays in October. Readers include Christine Kitano, author of Sky Country (BOA Editions, 2017) Kofi Antwi, author of Tidal Wave (Kattywompus Press, 2020), and Iain Haley Pollock, author of Ghost, Like A Place (Alice James Books, 2018). Attend one or attend all three. This series is made possible with generous support from the Central New York Humanities Center, Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, and Poets & Writers.

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Paychecks and Pastabilities

Join the Office of Financial Literacy to learn helpful information and tips about your paycheck! Topics include banking basics, budgeting, financial goal-setting, in addition to W2 and tax education. Dimension of Wellness: Financial Attend a workshop within each Dimension of Wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate!

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Nutrition Around the World

Travel with us on a virtual food journey as we explore cuisines, food customs, nutrition guidance and eating patterns around the globe. Additionally, attendees will learn about one of the most scientifically studied eating styles, shown to prevent chronic diseases. Dimension of Wellness: Intellectual Attend a workshop within each Dimension of Wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate!

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Carve for Charity

Students will have a chance to enter a pumpkin carving contest and be selected as a winner! Students must pay $5 to enter the contest and will receive a pumpkin and carving tools. Whoever carves the best pumpkin is the winner. The proceeds will be donated to Vera House Inc., a local organization dedicated to supporting those affected by domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse.

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Narcan and Opioid Training

This workshop will provide a brief overview of opioids and their impact on the body, as well as overdose rates. Additionally, attendees will learn about Narcan, a lifesaving opioid overdose reversal medication and how to administer it. Participants are eligible to receive a Narcan Kit. Workshop provided by trained Narcan facilitators. Dimension of Wellness: Environmental Attend a workshop within each Dimension of Wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate!

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Turkish Culture and Conversation Table

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs Middle Eastern Studies Program presents Turkish Culture and Conversation Table  Interested in learning more about the Turkish culture, language and meeting your fellow students? Please join us for a Turkish Table! All are welcome to attend (from beginners to native speakers). Led by: Göktuğ Börtlü, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) for Turkish Co-sponsored by Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics For more information or to request accessibility arrangements, please contact Havva Karakas-Keles, hkarakas@syr.edu.

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Bias Bystander Intervention: Recognizing, Reporting and Stopping Bias

It’s on all of us to be a part of creating an inclusive campus community. Please join us for a brief workshop where participants will discuss what bias is and review real-life, relatable examples. Students will learn about the importance and power of bystander intervention as well as practice techniques. Finally, students will learn about the STOP BIAS and hate resource on campus and how to report bias-related and hate incidents they experience, witness or hear about. Dimension of Wellness: Diversity and Inclusion Attend a workshop within each Dimension of Wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate!

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Sexy Bingo

This fun-filled workshop gives students an opportunity to learn about on-campus resources, in addition to information about sexuality, sexual health, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, communication, healthy relationships, responsible decision making and tips for a safer experience as a Syracuse University student. Dimension of Wellness: Social Attend a workshop within each Dimension of Wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate!

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SoulTalk: Imposter Syndrome

SoulTalk is a weekly gathering where students can discuss life’s big questions like purpose, mindfulness and belonging in a safe and judgement free environment. Student facilitators begin each session by introducing a topic and from there everyone is encouraged to engage in organic and respectful conversation. Each SoulTalk focuses on a different theme. Join us this week for an in-depth, student-led discussion. Workshop provided by SoulTalk facilitators. This week’s topic is Imposter Syndrome. Dimension of Wellness: Diversity & Inclusion Attend a workshop within each Dimension of Wellness to earn a graduation medallion and certificate!

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Rhythmic Connections: Community Drumming

Invest in your rhythmic development with this fun, no experience necessary, hands-on drumming event. Community drumming has long provided opportunities for flexing creative muscles to express improvisational music, realizing spontaneous community, and experiencing enhanced health and wellness. Join us in discovering your relationship to rhythm, both in yourself and with others. Jimbo Talbot of Drum Quest has been facilitating and supporting individuals and communities with rhythmic development for nearly 20 years. Drums and percussion provided. If you have your own drum or percussive instrument feel free to bring it along!

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