|U2 announces enrichment sessions|
The University Within the University (U2) announces the following sessionsfor enrichment.
Grammar: Some Common Errors
Nov. 13, 1 to 3 p.m., Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center, Idea Lab.
Many people will judge you by the quality of your writing and your speaking just as they may judge you on how appropriately you dress. Grammar evolves over time. Some might argue that it devolves. Many customs that were followed carefully even a few generations ago now are ignored or violated deliberately. However, unless you actually want to try to be a “trend-setter,” you probably should try to follow the standard rules and customs of writing. This presentation is based on the assumption that you do want to write everyday documents in an acceptable and correct manner and that you would like help to avoid making many very common and glaring errors that may embarrass you. Presenter: Don Piper.
Beyond Regulations: Supporting International Students during Cultural and Academic Adjustment
Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., International Centre.
This workshop will address some of the common challenges that international students may face. We will discuss the resources and recommendations that we give to students during international student orientation and related programs. We will also provide faculty and staff with tools for empowering international students who may be struggling with the new environment. Lunch will be provided by the International Centre. Presenters: Anne Ekkaia and Shannon Jolly.
Beyond the Shoebox—Financial Records Organization
Nov. 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Memorial Union, River Valley Room.
Learn what to keep, for how long, and where. Helpful hints and a step-by-step guide to organizing your financial records will give you peace of mind and security. Presenter: Marybeth Vigeland, The Village Financial Resource Center and the United Way Financial Stability Grant.
But I’m Just Too Busy!...
Nov. 17, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Wellness Center, Classrooms 120 and 121.
Too busy for what? To exercise? To eat well? To take time for yourself? We will show you how to make healthful choices a part of your day. You will leave this interactive session with a customized office workout that fits your space. Come and get motivated to make a lifestyle change. Presenters: Stefanie Meyer and Emily Spicer.
Wellness and You!
Nov. 19, 2 to 3 p.m., Wellness Center, Classrooms 120 and 121.
The Wellness Center is a place for all UND employees and allows all members to build and live a wellness lifestyle. Join us for a tour of WELLNESS and learn the benefits of creating a healthier you. This session will allow you the opportunity to learn more about the services and programs available through Wellness Center membership and will show you how easy it is to create a successful exercise program. You'll also get information about who can use the Wellness Center and steps you can take so some of your family members and friends can sign up for membership too. The Wellness Center doesn’t want just you living a wellness lifestyle; they want others you care about living it too. Wellness and You is sure to give you the tools you need to jump start your way into building a healthier you. Presenter: Carrie Herrig.
‘BaFa BaFa’ Cultural Simulation Exercise
Nov. 20, 1 to 3 p.m., Swanson Hall, Rooms 10-12 and 17.
‘BaFa BaFa’ is a cultural simulation game that teaches participants a great deal about cultural differences, assumptions, and misunderstandings. This activity increases cultural awareness and sensitivity among participants, and assists employees, students, and professionals from all areas in working with diverse populations. Presenters: American Indian Student Services staff. Registration deadline is Nov. 13.
If you’re interested in having a departmental or joint departmental ‘BaFa BaFa’ workshop, contact Keith Malaterre, American Indian Student Services by phone at 777-4292 or e-mail to email@example.com.
-- Denis MacLeod, U2 Coordinator, University Within the University, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-0720