Our usual lunchtime seminars are on hold this semester as we are instead offering a different seminar series.  As part of the CEAS initiatives to address challenges associated with mental health, the Herbst Program is launching a new weekly seminar series, "Living Well Today."

The aim of the series will be twofold: to aid one another in understanding our students and to equip ourselves with the concepts and vocabulary to guide them.  It has become increasingly clear that the unique challenges our students face are likewise challenges for us, their teachers, advisors, and mentors.  By considering these challenges collectively, we will be better equipped to help them - and maybe even to live healthier lives ourselves.  To this end, the Herbst faculty will lead weekly conversations about texts of both contemporary and perennial relevance.  These texts will include analyses of current culture as well as timeless reflections on leading the good life.

Sessions will vary as the conversations draw us in different directions, but we anticipate covering topics like happiness, meaning and nihilism, civil disagreement and listening to others, purpose and hope in a negative world, social media, etc., and how each of these bear on the emotional health of our College community.


Schedule for Spring:


Friday, Jan. 24th, 12:00-1:00 PM, ECES 116 (General discussion about Anxiety)


Friday, Jan. 31st, 12:00-1:00 PM, ECES 116 - Students and Academic Stress



Friday, Feb. 7th, 12:00-1:00 PM, ECES 116 - Creating Art and Well Being

– Article from Science Dailyhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160615134946.htm

– Full study: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07421656.2016.1166832


(No meeting on Feb. 14th)


Friday, Feb. 21st, 12:00-1:00 PM, ECES 116 - Opening Paragraphs from Martin Buber's I And Thou (1923) 


Friday, Feb. 28th, 12:00-1:00 PM, ECES 116 - Guest Speaker:  Prof. Roselinde Kaiser, Dept. of Psychology, CU Boulder


Friday, Mar. 6th, 12:00-1:00 PM, ECES 116

Friday, Mar. 13th, 12:00-1:00 PM, ECES 116

Friday, Mar. 20th, 12:00-1:00 PM, ECES 116

(No meeting during Spring Break)

Friday, Apr. 3rd, 12:00-1:00 PM, ECES 116

Friday, Apr. 10th, 12:00-1:00 PM, ECES 116

Friday, Apr. 17th, 12:00-1:00 PM, ECES 116

Friday, Apr. 24th, 12:00-1:00 PM, ECES 116