Join Recognition, Insight, and
The Counseling Center on campus is offering two-part events designed to help students with managing stress, anxiety, and emotions; learning mindfulness skills that make a positive impact; and identifying what's most important to them and prioritizing accordingly. Learn more about these upcoming workshops happening in late April and early May.
Take Part in Community and Campus Day of Service
April 14; 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Students are encouraged to volunteer for the sixth annual Community and Campus Day of Service. The goal this year is to package 151,000 meals to donate to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Sign up for a 90-minute packaging shift.
The Effects of Study Drugs on Students' Health
April 16 and 20; 3 p.m.
Grainger Engineering Library, Room 433
Students who have personal concerns or who are concerned about friends using "smart drugs" for studying purposes are encouraged to attend one of these events, which will focus on the dangers of Adderall and other substances. The workshops will also go over effective study skills that students can utilize.
Talk to Focus on Instruction, Mentoring of Undergraduates
April 20; Noon
Education Building, Room 242
Speaker Harry Brighouse of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will discuss in this lecture how poor teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students at research universities—which he believes is prevalent—doesn't bode well for students, society, and higher education. Learn more...
Resilience Film Screening and Panel Discussion
April 25; 4-6 p.m.
Education Building, Room 2
The new documentary Resilience reveals that toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience chronicles these issues as well as a movement spawned by professionals in the education, medical, and social welfare fields who are determined to fight back. Learn more...