Resiliency and Responsible Risk Taking

The Center for Transformation was pleased to feature Dr. Maria Sanders this past fall when she facilitated the Resiliency and Responsible Risk Taking workshop for students. We invite you to view the recording of this session to learn strategies in breaking through the fear of failure and  taking healthy risks in efforts to achieve your goals and live your best life.

TED Talk Tuesday: Finding a Way to Do More With Less

A talk by Brad Hurtig

May 1st, 2018  12-1pm

in the Center for Transformation, Lamson Library, 003

At a young age, a devastating accident resulted in the amputation of both of Brad Hurtig’s hands. In the blink of an eye, the perception he had of himself was changed forever. No longer was he a star athlete at his local high school. No longer was he a hands-on person. Through an inspirational coach, Brad was able to realize that he could accomplish more than he ever perceived possible. Often times the perception of self is the most difficult one to change.

Brad is a speaker that travels the country to talk to people about overcoming obstacles and finding a way to do more than you believe you are capable. Speaking from his own personal experience, Brad inspires others to realize their full potential.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Careers & Communities

May 14th, 2018  11am-1:30pm

HUB Hage Room

A showcase by the students in Jay Arasu’s Career Exploration course, in collaboration with the Center for Transformation.

All are welcome!

Careers and Communities are intricately linked with one another. To sustain our communities, we need professionals from various walks of life come together, collaborate and problem solve. The students in my Career Exploration class reflected on some of the pressing issues in our society to identify how various professionals address these issues locally and nationally.

Through this process, they also explored the career pathways they could choose in the future to be a successful professional who leverages his/her profession to transform the society around them.

For more information, please contact: Jay Arasu,