As we’ve discussed in class, I am offering a bit of extra credit, to be applied toward your participation grade, for attending any of these activities this fall.  If you attend, you will send me an email with the name, date, and time of the event you attended and 2-5 sentences of reflection or response to what you experienced.

The events are clustered according to the series or office sponsoring them, so scroll through!

Speaker: Kristen Green

UMW Alumna Kristen Green, author of Something Must be Done About Prince Edward County– September 21, 7:30 p.m., ITCC Digital Auditorium  Kristen Green Flyer

Diversity Series

Click event for full listing of programs (some have details forthcoming).  Keynote speakers and performers of the Cultural Awareness Series are here.

Latino Identities Month, September 15-October 15

Gender and Sexual Minorities and Allies Celebration, October 14-24

Asian Cultural Celebration, October 25-30

Jewish Cultural Celebration, November 2-14

Native American Cultural Celebration, November 16-20

Speaking Intensive Workshops

Each student-led session will take place in ITCC 327 at 5:00pm, and includes refreshments.

Speaking Anxiety- Thursday, September 3

The majority of people have apprehension towards public speaking. This workshop will discuss the ways in which speaking anxiety manifests itself for different people and methods for combating anxiety. Tips and tricks for in-class presentations will be covered as well as ways to prepare in advance for public speaking.

Class Discussion- Monday, September 14

The class discussion workshop will emphasize best techniques for students to create a successful discussion environment. Topics will range from discussion apprehension to preparing for a discussion and how best to keep a discussion flowing and on topic.

Speech Basics- Wednesday, September 30

This workshop will go over the basics of public speaking, including types of speeches, structure, delivery, and speaking anxiety. Never given a speech in college before? Think you could use a little help writing and presenting your speech? This is the workshop for you!

Visual Aids- Tuesday, October 27

Visual Aids can be the most effective communication tool in your presentation, or they can be a distraction that stands in the way of delivering your message in a clear and productive manner. This workshop will provide a brief guide to the Do’s and Don’ts of Visual Aids and experience in correcting common and uncommon problems in many presentation formats including PowerPoint and Prezi.

Papers to Presentations- Thursday, November 12

Have a paper that you need to present? Not sure how you’re going to fit weeks of research and a 12 page paper into a 6 minute speech? Join a few cross-trained consultants from the speaking and writing centers for tips and tricks on turning your paper into a presentation! Come with your paper and we can help get you started!

Writing Center Workshops

*All workshops will be held in ITCC, Room 427.

  1. Friday Sept. 4th, 1-2pm: Transitioning to College Writing
  2. Monday Sept. 7th, 3-4pm: Paraphrasing vs. Plagiarism/Documentation
  3. Tuesday Sept. 22nd, 11-noon: Commas and Semicolons Made Easy
  4. Tuesday Oct. 6th, 2-3pm: MLA Made Easy
  5. Wednesday Oct. 7th, 4-5pm Passive Voice
  6. Wednesday Oct. 21st, 1-2pm: Paraphrasing vs. Plagiarism/Documentation
  7. Thursday Nov. 5th, 11am-noon: Commas and Semicolons Made Easy
  8. Friday Nov. 13th, 1-2pm: MLA Made Easy
  9. Monday Nov. 16th, 4-5pm: Passive Voice
  10. Tuesday Nov. 17th, noon-1: Paraphrasing vs. Plagiarism/Documentation
  11. Monday Nov. 23rd, 11-noon: Effective Editing And Revision
  12. Tuesday Nov. 24th, 1-2pm: Effective Editing and Revision

UMW Theatre

Noises Off-– September 24-October 4 (click for full info)

Avenue Q–November 5-22 (click for full info)

UMW Galleries

Jarod Charzewski: Rat’s Nest.  DuPont Gallery, opening 9/3

Joe DiBella: Breath that Fades Away.  Ridderhof Martin Gallery, opening 9/3

JFMC Human Rights Film Series

The Hand that Feeds (Click for full info)

Thursday, Sept. 17 | 6 p.m. | room 412, Lee Hall

HEART OF SKY, HEART OF EARTH   (Click for full info)

Tuesday, Nov.17 | 6 p.m. | Location TBD

Tuesdays with Title IX

Film Screening: The Hunting Ground— September 15 (click for film info)

ITCC Digital Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

 Title IX Talks with Dr. Leah Cox and Dr. Ray Tuttle–October 27

ITCC Digital Auditorium, 5:00 p.m.

The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault (Dr. Chris Kilmartin)– November 10

ITCC Digital Auditorium, 4:00 p.m.

Civility Series (One Campus, One Community)

“Anonymous Speech in the Age of Social Media: A debate about anonymous postings on social media and apps such as Yik Yak” —September 10

Lee Hall, Room 411, 6:30 p.m.

“Is American Culture Feminist Friendly? a forum on feminism, focusing on empathy and mindfulness” — October 15

Lee Hall, Room 411, 6:30 p.m.

“Cultural and Racial Intolerance: Whose Country Is It? A safe and interactive dialogue about race, culture, and religion”– November 11

Lee Hall, Room 411, 6:30 p.m.