Deliberative Dialogue: “Is December Truly the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?”
CFT, Lamson 003
Careers & Communities Student Showcase of High Impact Learning Project
HUB Hage RoomAll are welcome to attend this presentation led by the students in Jayashree Arasu’s Career Exploration course.
Careers and Communities are intertwined. When professionals are invested in solving their community issues, we have a win-win situation of creating local jobs as well as nurturing a sustainable community. Come listen to our students who have researched about careers, which will help resolve some of the difficult, but current issues, surrounding our communities. This event is publicized as an example of a High Impact Learning Experience on PSU campus.
Help Transform the Holidays for Local Children
We’re looking for help wrapping up the Angel Tree Program, sign up to help us with the gift collection process, we’ll be collecting gifts on December 11-12th, and wrapping everything up on Friday evening. See below for dates, times, and links to sign up! Many thanks to everyone who is helping to provide gifts for approximately 300 children throughout our community!
Angel Tree Gift Collection: December 11-12th, Center for Transformation (Library 003) http://bit.ly/2B0uaxU
Gift Wrapping Party: December 15th, 4-7pm, Center for Transformation (Library 003) Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2AUknZY
Roots Leadership Retreat
Apply to be an Alternative Spring Break Advisor
The Alternative Spring Break Program is currently opening our search for ASB Trip Advisors this year! We are excited to be planning trips with a variety of focuses hurricane clean up, building homes, environment and habitat restoration, and community building. Please visit this link where a more detailed description of Trip Advisor responsibilities and expectations are included. The program is requesting that all applications be in by Thursday, December 14th. Please contact Casey Krafton, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Faculty Round Tables
We are in the process of attending faculty department meetings to discuss the roles of each member of the Center for Transformation and to solicit topics for an upcoming series of teaching & learning round tables. These faculty guided round tables will be open to all members of the PSU community and will be held bi-weekly in the CFT starting in the spring semester. We will cover a variety of topics based on faculty need and interest. To help keep everyone energized and happy, coffee and tea will be provided, feel free to bring a snack to share.
To help inform, guide and energize PSU’s transformation, we will be hosting a monthly speaker series. The series will begin in January and continue through the spring semester and beyond. Drawing both from within the PSU community and without we will invite speakers who are both informative and engaging. These speakers will discuss topics of immediate interest such as student retention, student engagement, and leadership models as well as broader areas of concern like open education and accessibility.
January Jamboree 2018 is our next big opportunity to come together as a community to share and learn from one another. This year’s Jamboree will take place on January 17-18, 2018, and will be themed around the book “The Undergraduate Experience.” We hope you are able to participate!
A Look Back
This Past Month in Student Programming
Our sincere thanks to Dr. Maria Sanders and Chris Lee for presenting our student workshops in the CFT this past month!
Dr. Sanders presented the Resiliency and Responsible Risk Taking Workshop on November 29th.
We are so proud of the 220 students who have engaged in high impact learning experiences and programming though the CFT this fall semester. We thank them for the positive contributions they have made throughout our broader community.
Happy Holidays from all of us at the CFT!