The GCC Library is sponsoring a number of great student forums this week. Read about the two sessions and please encourage your students to attend. Instructors who refer students to attend on their own are encouraged to have students visit the library, where they will be given tickets. Instructors interested in bring an entire class, please email Renee Smith or Dede Elrobeh to make sure there is space. 

A Conversation in a Time of Change and Uncertainty

 Sessions held on Tuesday, March 7th, 10 – 11:00 am (SU104-C) and Wednesday, March 8th, 9 – 10:00 am (SU-104C). These sessions will cover the following information –

Learning to get involved and lead:

  • Library faculty will briefly address importance of staying abreast current reliable information.
  • Social science faculty will address importance civic education.
  • Student club representatives will address taking on leadership roles in the college community.

Communicating your needs/recognizing the needs of others:

  • Counseling faculty will address assessing your needs, expressing them in a healthy/productive manner and available support and recognizing the needs of others. Anthropology faculty will provide their disciplinary perspective on communicating and recognizing needs.
  • Kind campus campaign and leading with kindness.

Managing stress & anxiety:

  • Social sciences faculty will briefly address other challenging US historical episodes.  
  • Psychology faculty will discuss the health implications of stress and anxiety & relaxation tips.
  • Education faculty will speak to the impact negative emotions have on the classroom and academic performance.

The Art of Civil Dialogue

Sessions held on Wednesday, March 8th12 – 1:00 pm and 1 – 2:00 pm (SU-104C)Thursday, March 9th10 -11:15 am, and 11:30 – 12:45 pm (SU-104E)

Kirt Shineman will hold 4 different Civil Dialogue sessions. During these hands-on sessions, student will learn contextualized dialogue strategies, productive communication methods and effectiveness in persuasive discussion.

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