October 31 - The 7000 Mile Journey: Fulbright Experiences in South Korea
Professor Sang Yoon, JMU’s first two-time Fulbright Scholar, will discuss her experiences of both teaching and researching in South Korea. Professor Yoon embarked in cross-cultural exchanges through teaching graphic design at Hong Ik University in 2007 and at Kyung Hee University in 2013. In this scholarly talk, Professor Yoon will also share research from her 2007 study, “The Street Graphics of Seoul” and her 2013 study, "Making of Culture in Seoul Business Signboards." Faculty interested in a particular Fulbright project that featured cross-cultural exchange as foundational to the teaching and research process will find value in this scholarly talk.
- Appreciate the dynamics of cross-cultural exchange between JMU and Korean students; and
- Appreciate the opportunities and challenges of a Fulbright experience.
October 31 - Scholarly Writers' Lockdown
Location: Rose Library 3311
Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words. Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.Note: Consultations must be requested in advance by emailing email@example.com
This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:
- Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
- Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.
October 31 - Here to Help (H2H) Workshop
Location: Festival Conference and Student Center: Highlands Room; light breakfast will be served.
This workshop, followed by discussion, will introduce participants to the benefits that direct engagement can have with individual students as they face the challenges of balancing their academic careers and the other spheres of life as a college student. Learning from experts from the Health Center, the Office for Substance Abuse, and Counseling Services, will explore the many existing programs that help support students in lead successful lives on campus, and how faculty can serve as a referral point for students seeking these resources. Participants who join the H2H program will receive a sticker for their office door to publicize their participation in the program and their willingness to help students seeking resources.
After the H2H training session, faculty will be able to identify:
- Signs of distress in students and steps they can take to assist students
- Disruptive classroom behavior and develop an intervention plan to reduce its occurence
- A dangerous student
- Actions they can take to help mitigate risk
Amy Sirocky-Meck, Associate Director, Substance Abuse Prevention
Tia Mann, Assistant Director, Substance Abuse Prevention
David Onestak, Director, Counseling Center
Elizabeth Howley Assistant Director, Sexual Assault Prevention
Co-sponsors: Here to Help