2013-2014 Professional Development Events

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Legal Issues in Higher Education

  • Jan 20, 2014 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Dow 641

Legal Issues in Higher Education
Linda Schutjer, JD

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An Introduction to Tai Chi

  • Jan 23, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Memorial Union Building Alumni Lounge

Larry Wall, DCSW, Counseling Services

Michigan Technological University

Tai Chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. It is a unique form of exercise that can help maximize health, avoid injury and improve the quality of life. Tai chi can . . .

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Mentoring Millennials - Reading & Discussion

  • Feb 11, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion Conference Room

Reading: Spotlight on Leadership: The Next Generation Mentoring Millennials

 

 Viewing of a brief video (Pew Survey on Millennials)

 

Please register to obtain the reading packet from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

 

http://webprofessionals.org/millennial-generation-a-pew-survey/

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Taking Sleep to Heart

  • Feb 11, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Administration Building - Room 404

Dr. Jason Carter, chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Michigan Technological University

 

Healthy eating and exercise has been promoted for years; sleep is the third pillar of health. Some studies indicate 70 percent of adolescents are sleep deprived. Other studies draw connections to asthma, diabetes, and increasing chances for strokes and heart attacks. It is also known that alcohol use negatively impacts sleep apnea. This session will focus on the health risks associated with poor sleep habits and what types of behavioral interventions we can do to combat its negative effects.

 

Taking Sleep to Heart Slideshow

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CDI Social Justice Lecture Series: "I thought they sent an engineer?"

  • Feb 15, 2014 11:35 AM
  • SWE Event

Dr. Amy Freeman, Assistant Dean of Engineering Diversity

 

The Pennsylvania State University

 

Dr. Freeman is co-PI on the NSF-sponsored Toys’n MORE grant and currently manages several retention programs targeting over 2000 women and underrepresented technical students at all levels of the academic and career development pipeline. (Dr. Freeman will also be presenting at the Society of Women in Engineering Regional Conference being held on Tech’s campus.)

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Developing a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Webinar

  • Mar 04, 2014 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion Conference Room

Preview a webinar by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

http://vimeo.com/17944890

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Strategic Budgeting and Resource Alignment

  • Mar 13, 2014 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Administration Building, Room 404

Mary Ellen Stevens, Director of Administration and Resource Planning, Student Affairs 

Michigan Technological University

 

Learn about the quiet, somewhat mysterious yet magical world of our University's accounting and finance system, as well as, how we can better utilize the tools and resources we have to continue to launch towards our strategic goals. This is a basic overview that is sure to enlighten and capture your inner "numbers" self.

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Mediator Training - Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP, Community Dispute Resolution Services 5 Day Program

  • Mar 17, 2014 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wadsworth Hall

Have you ever wanted to be trained as a Mediator?  If yes, you could make a real difference!

 

The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP), Community Dispute Resolution Services Program is seeking individuals who would like to make a difference in their community. This training is made possible by Michigan Tech. 

 

UPCAP Dispute Resolution Services Program provides mediation services in Delta, Menominee, Schoolcraft, Gogebic, Iron, Dickinson, Ontonagon, Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. Disputes involving everything from workplace to neighborhood disagreements to divorce and parenting time issues as well . . .

Working Student Roundtable Discussion

  • Mar 26, 2014 10:00 AM
  • MUB Alumni Lounge A

Working full time, taking classes and living life can be a challenge. The student affairs and advancement professional development team is hosting an informal gathering for staff and faculty to discuss and share how they are balancing their work life and student schedule. Staff who are interested in taking classes are invited to attend to hear how Michigan Tech employees balance both a work and student schedule. 

The roundtable session will be held on . . .

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Smoking Cessation Luncheon

  • Mar 27, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Campus Cafe Annex, Wadsworth Hall

You won't want to miss this informational session provided by Dr. Mariana Perinot MD and Joan Suits FNP from Aspirus Keweenaw.  Dr. Perinot and Joan Suits will demonstrate and educate on both holistic and conventional ways to quit smoking.  This will be an interactive presentation full of smoking cessation options and lunch will also be provided to all who attend.  Open to all students, faculty, and staff.

 

RSVP to Whitney Boroski at wmborosk@mtu.edu

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Campus Labs: Intro to Baseline webinar

  • Apr 02, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Admin 201

On Wednesday, April 2, Campus Labs will offer their beginner level Introduction to Baseline seminar. This seminar provides a comprehensive introduction to the website, developing an assessment plan and an overview of the many resources available. 

We have reserved Admin 201 for the April 2 offering of the Introduction to Baseline seminar. 

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CDI Social Justice Lecture Series: Richard Blanco

  • Apr 04, 2014 7:00 PM – 09:00 PM
  • East Reading Room, Van Pelt & Opie Library

Canceled Due to Weather

Poet Mr. Blanco holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Creative Writing and has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and various conferences and venues. Richard was the 5th Poet in U.S. history given  the honor to write a poem for a Presidential Inauguration. On January 21, 2013, he read “One Today” as an honorary participant in the official ceremony.  

 

Public Reading and Book Signing

 

(Richard Blanco is the featured guest for National Poetry Month Coordinated by the Humanities Department.)

 

Click here for the . . .

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Your Work Connections: In the Office or On the Go

  • Apr 09, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • MUB Alumni Lounge

- Noon to 1PM -


Maybe you're out of the office fundraising or simply booked with meetings and can't get back to your office, either way this Lunch and Learn is for you. On Wednesday, April 9 at Noon, in the MUB Alumni Lounge, the Student Affairs Technology Advance Committee will provide some quick tips on how to stay connected.

The team will address using your office phone (yep--you can do easy things not to miss that important call), setting up portable hotspots, and tackling video conferencing (it's easier than you think). All . . .

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Book Discussion Group

  • Apr 25, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • MUB Alumni Lounge B

This semester's book is Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson. (The book is available on Amazon here.)The dates for the discussion groups are Friday, April 25 at 11am, and Tuesday, April 29 at 4pm, both in MUB Alumni Lounge B. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend one of these discussions. 

Happy Reading!

 

If you have any questions, contact Susan Sullivan - susulliv@mtu.edu

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Book Discussion Group

  • Apr 29, 2014 4:00 PM – 05:00 PM
  • MUB Alumni Lounge B

This semester's book is Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson. (The book is available on Amazon here.)The dates for the discussion groups are Friday, April 25 at 11am, and Tuesday, April 29 at 4pm, both in MUB Alumni Lounge B. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend one of these discussions. 

Happy Reading!

 

If you have any questions, contact Susan Sullivan - susulliv@mtu.edu

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Professional Development Day 2014

  • May 20, 2014 12:00 PM – All Day
  • Multiple Locations

A day of opportunities provided for faculty and staff to improve their technical skills and knowledge through technology training sessions. The sessions are led by Michigan Tech faculty and staff and provide development in a learning-centered peer-to-peer environment.

 

For more information visit the Professional Development Day website.