Calendar Highlights-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, July 25, 2016

Calendar Highlights

July 26:

Professional Development Workshop — Leadership Begins Within: Developing Self-Awareness and Engaging Reflective Practice. 9 - 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Gaining a deep understanding of yourself, your habits and your assumptions is an important part of building skills as a leader. This session identifies sources and strategies for building self-awareness, and explores the importance of reflective practice in leadership development. You will leave with an action plan/approach to increase your intentional reflective practice. Register online.

July 27:

Professional Development Workshop: Assert Yourself. 9 - 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Assertive communication is one of the most effective and diplomatic ways to deliver ideas, thoughts and opinions. This active workshop will provide participants with key strategies for communicating assertively while demonstrating respect for others. Register online.

Professional Development Workshop: Using Change as a Motivator. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., McKenna/Peter/Wright Room, Cohon University Center. Change is inevitable. For some that realization is a challenging concept. But change does not have to be something to fear and avoid. It can be a motivating and exciting experience. In this workshop, we will explore the impact change has on your motivation, identify how to stay motivated through change, and develop a strategy to use change a source of growth. Register online.

July 28:

Professional Development Workshop — Project Planning: Creating a Winning Plan. 9 - 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. So you are tasked with completing a project — where do you start? How do you set a timeline? How will you measure your progress? In this workshop, we will examine techniques to find answers to fundamental project-planning questions. You will learn to identify the various elements of a project plan and develop an action plan to foster the success of your project. Whether you have one project or many, this session will introduce project-planning strategies that will support you in your work. Register online.

Department of English Prospective Graduate Student Webinar. 1 - 2 p.m. Hear from CMU's Director of Professional and Technical Writing Programs, Necia Werner, and Associate Professor of English, Kathy M. Newman, who will speak about the English Department’s master of arts and Ph.D. programs. The assistant director of graduate programs will also be on hand to answer questions. Access is limited, so please register by July 21, 2016. Instructions on how to access the webinar will be sent by email after registration.

August 2:

OSHER@CMU presents The Hidden Treasures Of Korean Art and Modern Korea. 7 p.m., McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center. Immerse yourself in Korean culture! Enjoy introductory films showing Korea’s past and present achievements that are not well known to the world.  While the ancient artifacts from the first film will demonstrate the incredible devotion and perseverance of the artisans at that time, the second film will illustrate how such characteristics have transformed the country into the sixth largest export country in the world, e.g., Korea now leads the world in the IT, electronics, construction and shipping industries. The audience will receive traditional Korean refreshments. as well as complimentary books on Korea. The lecture is free and open to the public.  Registration is required. To register, email or call 412-268-7489.

August 17:

Mental Health First Aid. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Learn more and register

August 20:

Move-In Day. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. CMU welcomes the Class of 2020. First-year students will move into their residence halls. See the schedule.

President's Welcome. 4 - 5 p.m., Baker Hall Tent. President Subra Suresh will officially welcome the Class of 2020 and their families.

August 20-28:

First-year Orientation. Orientation is designed to make the transition to CMU easier for all first-year and transfer students. Orientation is a mandatory weeklong program organized by the Office of Orientation and First Year Programs and current Carnegie Mellon students to introduce incoming students to each other, the campus, academic life and the local community. Over 250 current students will welcome new students to campus and will work hard throughout Orientation to make sure it’s a memorable week and a great introduction to life at Carnegie Mellon. Learn more.


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