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InclusiveU seminars are open to all InclusiveU affiliated students including Access, OnCampus, interns, Campus Mentors, Peer2Peer Partners, and matriculated SU students. Seminars are offered once per week and you are encouraged to attend as many different ones as possible.

Spring seminars begin the week of January 31st. All locations are TBD unless noted.

Spring 2022 Seminar Options

Exploring The Barnes Center: Join Sam Roux in exploring all the state-of-the-art Barnes Center at SU has to offer. Meet Barnes Center staff as they train you on using the weight room, cardio machines, climbing wall, eSports room, Pool, and much more. Mondays at 3pm at the Barnes Center. *This session will be capped at 12 students, with priority given to students who have not previously registered for the seminar.*

Adventures in Anime: That One Time I Was an InclusiveU Student in an Anime Seminar: Discussion and creativity in the realm of Japanese Anime. Topics include popular anime shows and culture, manga, and cosplay. Tuesdays at 1pm, facilitated by Jaime Gallardo.

Personal Training Seminar: Develop your skills and knowledge of SU’s weight training and cardio equipment alongside Personal Trainers at the Barnes Center. Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm, meet Sam Roux at the Barnes Center. *This session will be capped at 10 students*

Let’s make a conference! SLC 2022 Seminar: Did you know InclusiveU organizes a national student leadership conference every year? We want YOU to help us plan the next conference here in Syracuse in 2022! What do you think students around the country want to hear and learn about?  What fun events or activities should we add? After talking about these things, we will work through making your own proposal about a topic important to you! Facilitated by Katie Ducett and Sara Jo Soldovieri, Wednesdays at 2pm.

Inclusive Design: Explore ideas for entrepreneurship and innovation to enable and empower all people to improve quality of life, enhance independence and productivity, and ultimately benefit society. Facilitated by Zainab Safri. Wednesdays at 3pm.

Positive Choices: This seminar helps inform and give students confidence with their choices. This is a required course for students during their time at InclusiveU. This course will be taught by Michelle Cartino and other instructors from ACR Health. Over the course of the semester, instructors will be coming to in to talk about healthy relationships, boundaries, consent and sexual health. All of these topics will help you with your own personal goals as well as making positive choices! Choose Wednesdays or Thursdays 10am-11am.

Health Matters: Exercise and nutrition are important components in helping people to gain control over their health. Having health literacy skills helps people to share personal and health information with health care providers, engage in self-care and illness management, adopt new health-promoting behaviors such as exercising or healthy eating, and act on health related news. In this seminar, students will work to understand health and exercise, and how to make decisions about their own personal well-being. Facilitated by Jaime Gallardo, Thursdays at 2pm.

Current Events & Hot Topics: Chat about what’s going on in the world and local areas. Students will have the opportunity to discuss, understand, and explore local, national, and international current events. Students will stay up to date on current issues and trends. We will discuss the importance of finding trustworthy news sources and how to spot fake news. Please come, prepare each class with news stories to discuss! Facilitated by Jen Quinn, Thursdays, 3pm.

Community Service (where I live): Explore the definition of community service, identify various forms in the Syracuse community, and develop an action plan to assist what a group is in need of and support their need. During the seminar, students will problem solve, determine personal strengths, and communicate with an agency. This will allow each student to connect with a local agency as desired by personal goals and interest level. Facilitated by Michele Krak on Fridays at 10am.

Creative Art: Creativity allows students to think in flexible and imaginative ways. There are a variety of ways to be innovative and express yourself through a variety of arts, crafts, and projects.  In this seminar we will help students find the creative outlet they enjoy best. You don’t have to be an artist to attend! Facilitated by Marta Polosky, Fridays 11am.

Mindfulness: Students will participate in activities in a supportive-group environment that will allow for developing new skills to manage stress and create balance. Students will be introduced to some new practices such as short periods of meditation, yoga, mindfulness with eating, body-mind awareness and much more. These activities will allow you to “check in” with where you are at in the present moment. Facilitated by Bri Morgan & Micah Fialka-Feldman, Fridays 3pm.

(For residential students only) Life Hack: Living on campus can be fun, but it comes with responsibilities. For some of us, this is our first time with roommates, chores, and schedules. Together let’s explore these opportunities and challenges to learn for one another. Maybe you can help your friends learn something you already know. Facilitated by Bridget Fowler, Tuesday 5-6PM for Haven Hall, Thursday at 5-6PM for Watson Hall.

Registration for Seminars - Spring 2022

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