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Seminars

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 September 6. All locations are TBD unless noted.

Fall 2022 Seminar Options

Advocacy in Inclusive Higher Education: Student voices are the most powerful way to make systemic change for inclusive higher education programs like InclusiveU. This seminar will focus on the ways students can advocate at the local, state and federal levels to make inclusive higher education more accessible to all who want to attend. You will hear from current InclusiveU students who attended summer advocacy workshops and get a chance to participate in upcoming advocacy opportunities. Mondays, 11am-12pm. Facilitated by Karly Grifasi, Brianna Shults and Micah Fialka-Feldman.

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 3pm-3:50pm 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.*

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 TBD, Tuesdays 3pm-3:50pm.

Personal Training Seminar: Develop your skills and knowledge of SU’s weight training and cardio equipment alongside Personal Trainers at the Barnes Center. Thursdays 3pm-3:50pm, meet Sam Roux at the Barnes Center. *This session will be capped at 10 students, with priority given to students who have not previously registered for the seminar.*

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 4-5pm.

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! Wednesdays or Thursdays, 10am-10:50am.

Let’s Talk Sports! Do you like sports of all kinds? Football, basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey, curling, tennis, all of the sports! Join me at this sports seminar to talk about the week’s happenings in the sports world. We’ll watch highlights from the week, talk about any news and make predictions for the upcoming week! Facilitated by Jen Quinn, Wednesdays, 3pm-3:50pm.

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, 10am-10:50am..

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 4-5PM or Thursday 4-5PM.

More seminars will be confirmed in the coming months. Register for seminars with times listed here:

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