|Professional Growth & Success||Time Management Workshop||Time management is a skill that can be learned which involves techniques for prioritizing activities and using time effectively while eliminating disruptions and time wasters. The secret to effective time management lies in organizing and planning. Each person will plan their own week to harmonize with his or her unique requirements, inclinations and interests.||10/20/2017||4:10 PM||Williams Hall - Room 451||Did you find that you actually have more or less free time than you thought? How will you alter your schedule to compensate for this time gained/lost? ||N/A|
|Inclusive Leadership||Appreciation ≠ Appropriation||Because Halloween is fast approaching, this program provides students the opportunity to learn about different cultures, and how to appreciate them. It also highlights what appreciation is versus cultural appropriation. We will also offer the space for people of various cultures to share their experiences and beliefs about what cultural appreciation means to them.||October 20, 2017||5:30||UC 308||What have you learned about appreciating versus appropriating culture that you did not know before? Give an example of how you plan to appreciate culture, instead of appropriating it.||N/A|
|Maria Martínez-Cañas has redefined photography over her career. Never one to let other’s tell her what is and isn’t a photograph, Martínez-Cañas has experimented with layering, mixed media assemblages, photomontages, and fragmented forms and images. A leader in her field, her artwork has been driven by a search for identity and personal belonging after her family fled Cuba in the wake of Fidel Castro’s rise to power. As a member of the Cuban diaspora, Cubans living outside of Cuba, Martínez-Cañas shows her struggle and relationship with her heritage through her photography. Martínez-Cañas will be speaking on her art and inspiration in the LUAG Main Gallery. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions following the Gallery Conversation. A reception will follow in the LUAG Lower Gallery.||October 20, 2017||6 p.m.||LUAG Main Gallery||What events in your life have shaped you into the person you are today? How do you think Lehigh will influence you?||N/A|
|All Foundations||Emerging Voices Essay Contest||All first-year students have the opportunity to submit a reflection to The Lehigh Review, an entirely student-produced journal containing some of the best scholarly writing by Lehigh undergraduates. Everyone who submits a reflection will receive a 5x10 credit, and a lucky few students will have their reflections published in the journal (along with a monetary award), under the “Emerging Voices” section during the upcoming Spring semester. We are looking for submissions that are between 300-500 words. Please submit your prompts electronically in a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline of October 20th, 2017. You will receive notification, if chosen for publication, via email over the holiday break.||October 20, 2017||Ongoing||Via Email||Here are the prompts for this year:|
1. In Anand Giridharadas’ The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, we are challenged to re-conceptualize our understanding of not only what it means to be an American, but also who can exactly hold that classification proudly. To you, and using examples from the text, what does it mean to be an American in our current political and cultural moment? Is an American identity fluid? Stable? Ideal? What qualities best suit the idea of a “true” American and why did you choose them?
2. The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas raises the importance of forgiveness and redemption. For this prompt, think about how your notion of forgiveness was challenged, or supported through the actions of Bhuiyan’s quest to save the life of Stroman. You may also want to extend this beyond the ultimate result of that initial quest and direct your attention to the activism that finishes the book. If forgiveness is not appealing, you may focus on the redemption of Stroman through the text—challenging or supporting the reading of the possibility of his redemption at the end of his sentence on Death Row.
3. In Bruce Watson’s Freedom Summer, we are given a time-capsule picture of student engagement and activism during a boiling point of racial tension and intolerance. Watson asks us in the first few chapters of the text to understand what drove college students not much older than yourself to risk life and limb in the pursuit of justice. For this prompt, you should try to wrestle with that image of a student activist. Should students feel motivated to reach beyond their campus and degrees to right the wrongs of the society that they will shortly enter? Why or why not?
4. Building off of that last prompt, begin to test a thought experiment. What would happen if students and colleges, instead of going far away from the university’s community and the surrounding town/city/suburb that border the campus, focus their efforts and activism on the communities that are closer to home? What do you think some of these activism projects would look like? How could your incoming class support these efforts and then nurture the future activism of other generations of students that would come after you?
|Creative Curiosity||Garba||Garba is an Indian dance that is done in a large collective group. Come and learn the dance to be able to join and participate in a dance circle with other students. It's easy and fun and a great way to meet new people! Indian food will also be provided so you can explore the heart of Indian culture through music, food, and dance! Garba is part of a religious festival of 9 nights that is celebrated in India. Come and experience it!||October 21, 2017||9:30 pm - 1:00 am||Lamberton Hall Great Room||After experiencing all the music, food, and dance, how can you all reflect on the differences between American and Indian culture? Does it make you willing to go out and explore other cultures as well?||N/A|