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Courageous Conversations Event : Jordan Burnham

Jordan Burnham is a survivor of a suicide attempt during his senior year in high school. He will share his powerful story of fighting depression and finding recovery.

Jordan travels around the country sharing his incredible story of survival. He emphasizes that seeking help is not a sign of weakness and often leads to a successful recovery. He shares with students his ongoing physical and mental health recovery process, and what they can do to create healthier and more supportive communities.

Jordan is a nationally recognized mental health advocate who was one of the "2010 Best of Philly" and received the 2012 Emerging Humanitarian Award from the Asomugha Foundation. He has been featured in The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, and USA today, and he has appeared on ESPN's E: 60 and Outside the Lines, CNN, and Good Morning America.

Click here for the event agenda and handouts.

Presented by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research and the Active Minds Speakers Bureau.

RSVP using the form at the bottom of this page.

October 18, 2016
McDowell Formal Lounge

Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series

Note that workshop times, locations and descriptions are subject to change at any time. All workshops will be held in the Graduate Research Center in Bender Library unless otherwise noted. Updates will be posted here - so check back often!

You can RSVP to our workshops by emailing or filling out the form below. 

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Fall 2016 Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series

You can RSVP to our workshops by emailing or filling out the RSVP form below!

- Grant Writing for Graduate Students
Presented by Ashley Alexander, Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
This interactive workshop will look at the fundamentals of proposal writing in the context of a successful funding strategy. It will examine the process of matching a project to a potential funder's interests and presenting it in the most effective way.
October 10, 2016
4:30-5:30 PM
Library Room 115

- Speed Reading
October 11, 2016
4:30-5:30 PM
Library Room 115

- Fulfilling (and Excelling at) your Foreign Language Requirement Examination: Resources and Strategies
Presented by Gorki Cruz, Director, Center for Language Learning, World Languages and Cultures
We will start by looking at the current format of the exam and look at some samples. We’ll continue with a discussion about what is entailed by the exam and tailoring your prep efforts to address the exam’s demands. We will then utilize a standardized instrument so you can determine your foreign language experience and have a clear idea of where you stand in regard to the required proficiency. For those starting a new language or brushing up on a language, we will discuss strategies specific to language study as well as the resources here at AU.
October 12, 2016
4:30-5:30 PM
Library Room 115

- Graduate Students and Sexual Assault: What You Need to Know
Presented by The Wellness Center and OASIS (Office of Advocacy Services for Interpersonal and Sexual Violence)
This hour-long presentation will cover how to maintain your health holistically and with balance as a graduate student and our services and resources available to you. The workshop will also cover our advocacy services for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking; advocacy from OASIS is survivor-driven and intended to empower survivors to make informed decisions about their health, emotional well-being, and the adjudication process. Please join us for this informative and interactive presentation!
October 17, 2016
5:00-6:00 PM
Library Room 115

- Making the Most of Mentoring for Graduate Students
Presented by Marshay Hall, Project Assistant, Office of Graduate Studies
Are you a grad student looking to build a productive and professionally rewarding relationship with a faculty mentor? Then join us September 7 to discuss: what to look for in a Mentor, the importance of communication and expectations, discussing and handling differences. We’ll share worksheets, resources, and tools that will help make a mentoring relationship successful!
October 19, 2016
Library Room 115

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