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Seminars

InclusiveU seminars are open to all InclusiveU affiliated students including Access, OnCampus, interns, Campus Mentors and Peer2Peer 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.

Most seminars will begin the week of September 7th, 2020 and will continue online until the week of December 7th, 2020.

Please note:

  • the academic year begins on Monday August 24th
  • all on-campus classes end on Friday November 20th. Students will leave campus for the semester at Thanksgiving break
  • all classes will be online until the last day of classes, Tuesday December 8th . Seminars will end that Friday, December 11th.

Fall 2020 Seminars

Online Options:

Policy and Advocacy: It’s an election year and there are a lot of issues to talk about as you prepare to vote! Policy and advocacy are important every year, not just during election years. Your instructors, Sara and Micah, have done disability advocacy work in schools and the community. Come learn how to make the world a more just and inclusive place! Facilitated by Sara Jo Soldovieri and Micah Fialka-Feldman. Online Mondays at 3PM

Creative Methods of Communication: Creativity allows students to think and communicate in flexible and imaginative ways. There are a variety of ways to be innovative and express yourself through digital platforms such as Animoto, Canva, and through techniques like stop motion animation. In this seminar we will help students find different creative outlets to assist in expressing themselves in our virtual world. Facilitated by Brianna Shults and Karly Grifasi. Online Tuesdays at 10 AM

Health Matters: We will be exploring the importance of  using nutrition to achieve better health. With so many options for us to eat healthier we will explore ways to begin the first step to a healthier lifestyle. This seminar will be the first in a 2 part continuing in the Spring. We will use a fitness app to track eating habits and exercises. *Attending with a mentor is recommended*  Facilitated by Bud Buckhout. Online Tuesdays at 1:00 PM

Book Club: Like books? Like to talk about books? Join the online book club, led by Ellie Legg! Want to join, but not sure that you can keep up with the reading? We’ll make sure to connect students with an audio version of the books so you can listen and join in on the discussions. Facilitated by Ellie Legg. Online Wednesdays at 11 AM

Positive Choices: Positive Choices is an adult sexuality education program. It’s important for college students, especially those living away from home for the first time, to understand about sexual health and healthy relationships (romantic, friendships, work-related). This seminar is a combination of group discussion, Q & A’s, and individual thinking. Facilitated by Dee Katovitch. Online Thursdays 11:00 AM

Mindfulness: Mindfulness allows us to pay attention and focus on the present moment. Mindfulness can help people become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. Benefits of mindfulness include increased self-control, reduced stress-levels and an overall general well-being. In this seminar, we will explore different techniques and exercises on how to live a more mindful lifestyle. Facilitated by Bri Linton. Online Fridays at 2:00 PM

In-person Options:

Due to class size restrictions due to Covid 19, we will be prioritizing the enrollment of in-person seminars as follows.

  • First year students living on campus
  • First year commuter students
  • All other InclusiveU students

My Stories with Photography and Video: Join your friends in InclusiveU and Peer2Peer as we create pictures, videos, stories, art, songs, and much more.  This is a great way to create and share about your own experiences and the stories of your life. Facilitated by Beth Myers. Wednesdays 1:00 PM in Huntington Hall (Room tbd)

Positive Choices: (This seminar is mandatory for first year residential students!) Positive Choices is an adult sexuality education program. It’s important for college students, especially those living away from home for the first time, to understand about sexual health and healthy relationships (romantic, friendships, work-related). This seminar is a combination of group discussion, Q & A’s, and individual thinking. Facilitated by Dee Katovitch. Thursdays at 1:00 PM in Huntington Hall (Room tbd) 

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