Published: Sept. 4, 2020

This week brings Suicide Prevention Week events, a law talk with Professor Heidi Brown, career fair and résumé workshops, an Education Abroad virtual expo, a paint by the numbers DIY Night and more.

Suicide Prevention Week 

There are a variety of events this week to learn about suicide prevention and how to help a fellow Buff: 

  • Sept. 8: Learn how to help a friend you're worried about with the help of our student Health Buffs at the Health Hut.
  • Sept. 9: Send messages of hope and start your journaling practice with wellness prompts.
  • Sept. 10: Attend the Ask the Question presentation to demystify ways to support other people while learning means of preventing suicide. Attending this session will help prepare you to act when you are needed most.
  • Download the powerful documentary The Ripple Effect to watch at your convenience, and register for the open discussion session on Sept. 11

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Tuesday Talk: Professor Heidi Brown

 5:30 p.m.  Zoom 
Pre-law Buffs: Join us for a talk with Professor Heidi Brown, tenured law faculty and prolific author at Brooklyn Law School, to gain valuable insight from her experiences. Even if you are not a law student but are interested in law, this is a great event to attend.

Résumés 101

 4 p.m.  Handshake
Join Career Services to learn best practices on how to create a killer résumé.


Wednesday, Sept. 9

Education Abroad virtual expo

Sept. 9–10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Zoom
The world still awaits! Learn about the adventure of a lifetime at the virtual Education Abroad Expo. You'll discover study abroad opportunities, global internships and research, and much more on hundreds of programs in almost 70 different countries—for all majors and all budgets! Register today.

Prepare for the Fair

 4:30–5:30 p.m.  Zoom 
Get ready for upcoming virtual career fairs! Discuss résumé and interviewing tips, how to prep for a virtual fair and virtual interviews and more.

Study Abroad students in Casablanca, Morocco

Study Abroad students in Casablanca, Morocco. Photo by Cory Smith.

Immigration: How To Talk About What Matters

 5 p.m.  Zoom
Join this virtual dialogue to learn and practice skillfully engaging in productive conversation on important topics with people in your life. Register here.

DIY Night: Paint by numbers 

 6 p.m.  Zoom
All you crafty Buffs out there: Join the Center for Student Involvement for DIY Night! Pick up the materials for a craft, then tune in to watch the virtual craft night together. Each participant will need to RSVP in advance and coordinate a time to pick up their craft kit from CSI (UMC 330). Limited to the first 15–20 students to register, so register now!


Thursday, Sept. 10

DSCC Netflix Party

 5 p.m. Virtual event
Netflix, chat and chill! Join us as we come together to watch movies/shows while participating in an online chat.

Zen Meditation

6 p.m. Zoom
Interested in learning to meditate? Looking to unwind at the end of a busy day? Already have a practice and hoping to find others who share your passion for zazen? Each week, senior instructor in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric and 12-year zazen practitioner Sigman Myoshin Byrd leads a meditation, sitting for 25 minutes, followed by a brief discussion. If you are new to sitting meditation, log on at 5:45 p.m.


Friday, Sept. 11

First Gen Friday: Lessons Learned the Hard Way

 Noon to 1 p.m.  Zoom
Learn how to really make college work from the people who know.

Fri-Yay Nights: Sunset yoga

 6:30–7:15 p.m. or 7:30–8:15 p.m.  Rec Center tennis courts 
Enjoy physically distanced sunset yoga on the rooftop tennis courts of the Rec Center! Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats. Space is limited, so register today.