Workshops

UCC Virtual Workshops

  • Sign up is required in order to receive the proper Zoom link for each workshop. 

  • Zoom links will be emailed 10 minutes before the scheduled workshop.

 

Bring Your Support to the Table During COVID-19

Every Body deserves to bring their supports to the table, especially during times like the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday Feb 23, we will be hosting a conversation space to discuss how struggling with disordered eating behaviors can be difficult, let alone struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.This space will be an open place to strategize, problem solve, and create a plan that works for you. Take this time to share with others how to be kind to yourself and take care of your body, mentally and physically during the pandemic. Think of a nutrition style that is uniquely you. What is your signature nutrition style? Come to learn new ideas and share ideas that work for you! 

Date: Tuesday, February 23,  7:00 - 8:00 PM ET 

Facilitator: Alice Wasylowsky, M.A.

Location: Zoom (sign-up HERE, to received the Zoom link 10 minutes prior to the session)

 

DreamND Support Space

This confidential space is for DreamND students or students who are concerned about a family member's immigration status to talk with peers about worries about home, COVID-19 stress, academic stress, world issues, and any other relevant topics.  The virtual Support Space will be held in a drop-in format, where students can attend weekly or as often as their schedule allows.  Please contact the Office of Student Enrichment or the DreamND newsletter for the sign-up link.  The weekly secure Zoom link will be sent out 10-15 minutes prior to each meeting.  You only need to sign-up once and you will receive the link each week.

Dates: Mondays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET

Facilitator: Chris Conway, Ph.D. & Amanda Roth, M.A.

Please consult the DREAMND Newsletter or call the Office of Student Enrichment at 574-631-8639 for the Sign-Up Link

 

If Eating Disorders Don’t Discriminate, Why is the Recovery Community so Homogeneous?  Webinar 

On Thursday Feb 25, we will be screening the free webinar, “If Eating Disorders Don’t Discriminate, Why is the Recovery Community so Homogeneous?” Presented by Erikka Dzirasa, MD, MPH and Rebecca Eyre, LMHC, CEO of Project HEAL. This webinar will cover:  the dominant eating disorder narrative and why it exists through topics of: 

• the widespread damage that is caused by a narrow definition of who is affected by eating disorders,

• the true prevalence and patterns of eating disorders across demographics, and

• tangible steps for creating equity and parity in eating disorder treatment.

 

Facilitator: Alice Wasylowsky, M.A.

Date: Thursday, February 25,  7:00 - 8:00 PM ET 

Location: Zoom (sign-up HERE, to received the Zoom link 10 minutes prior to the session)

 

International Student Support Space 

Update (5/10/21): The International student space is currently closed for the rest of the semester. We are looking forward to seeing you all in the fall!

This space will provide a safe space for international students to process any issues that are unique to them in the acculturation process.  The group will also focus on supporting members in processing the impact of COVID, immigration issues, racism and xenophobia international students have encountered in the past couple of months.

Facilitators: Weiyang Xie, Ph.D. from the UCC & Amber Li from ND International

Dates: Mondays, 5:00 - 6:30 PM ET starting February 22  

 

 

Mindfulness-Based Skills for Handling Stressful Thoughts and Feelings (ACT)

Do you spend too much time trying to control your thoughts and feelings, or trying to "Just be happy"? Cultural messages suggest that we should be happy all the time, missing the full range of emotions that humans experience, including anxiety and painful emotions from time to time.  Avoid unnecessary suffering by learning to relate to your thoughts and feelings in a radically different way, freeing yourself to focus more on what really matters. This workshop will introduce you to mindfulness/acceptance-based skills that can help you live better.

Facilitator: Peter Barnes, Ph.D

 

1-Session Workshop

Friday, May 7 at 1-2pm ET

Location: Zoom (sign-up HERE, to receive the Zoom link 10 minutes prior to the start of the first session)

 

Rock the Talk: Effective Communication Skills for Enhancing Relationships and Getting What You Want

Are friends, romantic partners, parents, or roommates wearing you out? Do you need to be more assertive with them and learn how to set good boundaries but don’t know how? 

Join Dr. Josephine Dickinson for this workshop where you will be introduced to basic communication and assertiveness skills as well as boundary setting strategies that will help you manage your relationships more effectively so you can feel happier and healthier with the important people in your life.

Facilitator: Josephine Dickinson, Ph.D.

Date: Thursday, March 25, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Location: Zoom (sign-up HERE, to receive the Zoom link 10 minutes prior to the start of the session)

 

Stress Busters Workshop

Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress?  Do you feel like you don't have very many effective ways to reduce your stress?  Join us in busting through stress to find some relief! This workshop will help you identify healthy and unhealthy ways to cope currently and provide you with some additional strategies for reducing stress.

Facilitator: Amanda Roth, M.A.

Date: Thursday, March 25, 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET

Location: Zoom (sign-up HERE, to receive the Zoom link 10 minutes prior to the start of the session)

 

Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Conversation Spaces

Are you a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) major? Do you identify as female?  If so , this workshop is for you.  Women in STEM tend to feel more pressures to succeed and provide evidence of their abilities/knowledge because they are women in male-dominated fields.  This space is an opportunity for women in STEM to talk about challenges that their male counterparts do not face.  This semester, we will have separate conversation spaces for undergraduate and graduate students.  Conversation spaces in May are TBD.  

Facilitator: Alice Wasylowsky, M.A.

 

Undergraduate student dates:

Wednesday, February 17, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

Wednesday, March 2, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

Wednesday, April 7, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

 

Graduate student dates:

Wednesday, February 24, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

Wednesday, March 17, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

Wednesday, April 7, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

 

Location: Zoom (sign-up HERE, to receive the Zoom link 10 minutes prior to the start of the session)