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Seminars

InclusiveU seminars are open to all InclusiveU affiliated students including Access, OnCampus, interns, Campus Mentors and Peer 2 Peer Partners, and matriculated SU students. Seminars are offered one or two times per week and you are encouraged to attend as many different ones as possible.

There will also be occasional, one-time seminars offered by students throughout the semester – we’ll email students when those are added.

Spring 2020 Seminar Topics

  • Explore the Barnes Center (Mondays 3:00-4:00 PM) Join Sam Roux and Barnes Center staff in exploring all the Barnes Center at the Arch has to offer.  Areas of exploration include weight rooms, cardio equipment, pool, rock wall, eSports room, etc. with a focus on properly using equipment/space.  Bring your gym clothes!  *Attending with a mentor is recommended*. Facilitated by Sam Roux and Barnes Center staff
  • Health Matters 2 (Tuesdays 1:00-1:45 PM) Join Bud Buckhout and Jack Legg in using nutrition and basic exercises to achieve better health. This seminar will be a continuation of information learned in Health Matters (Fall 2019); however, students can register even if they have not taken Health Matters. We will use a fitness app to track eating habits and exercises. *Attending with a mentor is recommended*
  • Creativity in College – (Wednesdays 11:00 AM-12:00 PM) Creativity allows students to think in flexible and imaginative ways. There are a variety of ways to be innovative and express yourself through arts and crafts. In this seminar we will help students find the creative outlet they enjoy best by exploring several hands-on techniques. You don’t have to be an artist to attend! Facilitated by Karly Grifasi and Brianna Shults
  • Socratic Seminar – (Thursdays 11:00-11:45 AM) Dr. Yusuf Soule will lead weekly seminars that question the “answers” and “truths,” exploring different topics based on the interests of the students.  Photos and documents will be used to help students think deeply and learn to consider their own thought processes, also known as meta-cognition.  Students are expected to fully participate in the seminars.  Mentors are encouraged to attend with students.
  • Organize and Manage Your Time! (Thursdays 1:00-1:45 PM) Come learn some creative and effective ways to manage your time as a college student and stay organized with Jen and Dani! We will help you create and manage a schedule that is meaningful to you and easy to follow. We will also help you develop time management strategies! Facilitated by Jen Quinn and Dani Weinstein.
  • Writers’ Workshop (Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm): Get together with your peers to explore your creativity and writing talents. Engage in a variety of writing prompts and exercises to expand your writing capabilities and express your ideas. Feel free to use any form of writing that works for you! iPads, pencil and paper, smart phones, and other means of writing are welcome. Facilitated by Rexy Vachereau and Justina Fikert
  • Understanding Policy and Advocacy (Fridays 11:00AM-12:00PM) Join Daniel McMurray and Shannon Ryan.  Are you interested in politics? Do you wonder how the rules and policies are made in organizations, your city, your state, or your country? Come join this seminar to learn how you can become involved as a concerned citizen and change-maker. The seminar will also focus on disability policy, learning by video from professional disability advocate, Liz Weintraub.

Please note: Several instructors have specifically requested that mentors attend the seminars along with InclusiveU students.  Because of that, seminar enrollment will be capped at eight students. We will keep a waiting list for each seminar and release places as soon as they become available.

Registration for Seminars - Spring 2020

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Seminar Policies
  • Seminars will begin the week of January 27th, 2020.
  • If a student needs to miss a seminar, please text or email the instructor. Instructors will notify students by email if the seminar is cancelled for the day.
  • All seminars are cancelled for the day if (a) The Syracuse City School District is closed due to inclement weather, or (b) Syracuse University is closed.

Seminar schedule for spring 2020

Week 1: January 27th -January 31st
Week 2: February 3rd– February 7th
Week 3: February 10th– February 14th
Week 4: February 17th– February 21st
Week 5: February 24th– February 28th
Week 6: March 2nd – March 6th
Week 7: March 9th– March 13th
Spring Break: March 16th-20th NO SEMINARS
Week 9:  March 23rd– 27th
Week 10: March 30th– April 3rd
Week 11:   April 13th– 17th (LAST WEEK OF SEMINARS)
April 28th is the last day of spring classes at Syracuse University