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Hike on a Mission: Bagley Nature Area!

people walking on a path through trees

Get out into the fresh fall air and enjoy the fantastic colors of Bagley Nature Area. We'll stroll on the wood-chipped trails and explore basic history of the area as well as discover nature in its transition. You'll definitely have a better understanding of the place and the trails when we are done. (About 1.5 miles of walking)
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Meet: Just outside the main entrance to the Kathryn A. Martin Library
What to bring: Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also, feel free to bring binoculars (to see possible raptors migrating) and cameras.
Check out the video of our hike!

Managing our Anxiety about Student Anxiety

This webinar will cover some basic information about anxiety disorders including their definitions, symptoms, causes, methods of response, and treatement, as well as help staff delineate clinical and non-clinical roles.
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Place: Griggs Center
For presentation materials, contact the Office of Student Life

Lunch on a Mission: Come One, Come All to the New Superior Dining Hall!a food station in superior dining

Where can I find the Main Production Kitchen or order something from Catering? Where is the new Harbor Room in Superior Dining? What is Superior Dining?!  The answers to all of these questions and more will be provided at this session!The session will begin with a tour of Dining Services, and end at the Mongolian grill for some wonderful samples featuring our Executive Chef, Tom Linderholm.  You may purchase a full lunch if you desire for $8.59 and enjoy Superior Dining’s other areas.Date: October 28, 2016
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Meet: Just outside the main entrance of Superior Dining Hall (near the Splitrock Room)
Tour leader: Claudia Engelmeier, Dining Services

Lunch on a Mission: Who Are Our Students? Queer & Trans+ Students

Last year Susana Pelayo Woodward kicked off our "Who are our students?" series with a great session about Students of Color. This is the next session in the series!  This session will focus on queer and trans+ students in higher education and how emerging issues in the field relate to opportunities and initiatives at UMD. This presentation will consider trends in campus climate data, nation-wide student activism, and interpretations of better practices to encourage attendees to examine their own spaces and how they can combat homophobia and transphobia.Date: November 9, 2016
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Place: Garden Room
Presenter: Roze Brooks, Diversity and Inclusion
Video: 'Ask Me': What LGBTQ Students Want Their Professors to Know

Lunch on a Mission: Who Are Our Students? Students with Disabilities

Join us for a discussion focusing on students with disabilities at UMD.  Participants will get a snapshot of what the UMD experience might look like for a student with a disability.  We'll talk about national and local trends among college students with disabilities, frequently used accommodations, and common barriers encountered in the classroom and beyond.  This is a great opportunity to understand our students more deeply, and to use that understanding to improve our campus climate.

Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Place: Garden Room
Presenter: Emily Norenberg, Disability Resources

Lunch on a Mission: History of UMD

Join us for a discussion of the history of the University of Minnesota Duluth. In addition to a brief overview of the history of the University, Dr. Neil Storch will discuss student activism through the years, and compare and contrast staff and faculty roles today with the past.

Dr. Storch is well qualified to lead a discussion on this topic. To quote from his biography: "[Dr. Storch's] special interest in the history of UMD resulted in essays and numerous talks. With Ken Moran, the campus photographer, he produced a book, UMD Comes of Age: The First One Hundred Years and served on an all-university Advisory Committee for a book on the history of The University of Minnesota, 1945-2000."

Date: December 7, 2016
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Place: Garden Room
Presenter: Dr. Neil Storch, Professor Emeritus

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard (concepts from the book by Chip Heath and Dan Heath)

We've experienced a lot of change in Student Life and at UMD over the last several years! Join us for an interactive discussion about change inspired by concepts from the book

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Place: Griggs Center
Presenters: Jeremy Leiferman, Housing and Residence Life and Lisa Erwin, Student Life
Video: Dan Heath: How to Change When Change is Hard
Online Resources

UMD Student Alcohol and Marijuana Trends and Usage

There are a lot of stereotypes about college student drinking, but what does it really look like for UMD students?  Come learn about trends, statistics and everything else from "pre-gaming" to academic impacts from 3 people who work with our students first hand on these issues.

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Place: Split Rock Room
Presenter: Lauretta Perry, Health Services; Sean Huls, UMDPD; Katie Jackson, Student Conduct

Building Names at UMD - Who were Cina, Bohannon, Montague, etc?

Cina, Bohannon, Montague... who were these people for whom our campus buildings are named? Come learn the backstory and history of UMD through its buildings.

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Place: Garden Room
Presenter: Jeni Eltink, Kirby Student Center