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A Speaker Series is coordinated each fall to educate students on a variety of topics relevant to their lives. This series is coordinated through the Center for Student Involvement with financial support from the sponsors listed below.
The Fall 2013 Speakers Series is:
The Audacity to Heal: A Public Conversation about Surviving Sexual Assault by Scheherazade Tillet
Tuesday, September 3 at 7 p.m., ACC Warren Ballrooms
Sponsored by Center for Student Involvement, No More, the Student Association and College Auxiliary Services
The Audacity to Heal includes rare and never-before-seen photos and video footage from the award-winning multi-media performance, Story of a Rape Survivor (SOARS). SOARS’s creators, Scheherazade and Salamishah Tillet, discuss the role of the arts can play in ending sexual violence, the specific challenges that victims face when they want to break silence around sexual violence, and how secondary victims of sexual violence, such as family members, friends, and intimate partners, can become allies to sexual assault survivors.
Confessions of a Recruiting Director: The Insider’s Guide to Landing Your First Job by Brad Karsh
Tuesday, September 10 at 9 p.m. , ACC Warren Ballrooms
Sponsored by Center for Student Involvement, Career Development Center and College Auxiliary Services.
This is not the typical, humdrum resume and interviewing presentation! Be prepared for a wild ride where you will hear advice like you have never heard before. You may get plenty of resume suggestions, but rarely – if ever – do you hear from an actual Recruiting Director. Brad Karsh will tell real-world stories based on the more than 10,000 resumes he has read. These stories will blow you away!
This presentation is loaded with specific, tangible insider secrets that you can put into practice right away. You will hear why Recruiting Directors spend less than 15 seconds on a resume, and you will learn the seven pet peeves that will get your resume instantly thrown in the garbage can. You will even discover how to answer the toughest interview questions like, “What are your weaknesses?” and “Tell me about yourself.” Confessions of a Recruiting Director is the ultimate insider’s guide to navigating the hiring maze.
Be the Change You Want to Be by Jessica Pettit
Monday, September 23 at 9 p.m., ACC Warren Ballrooms
in recognition of National Hazing Prevention Week
Sponsored by Center for Student Involvement, Interfraternity Council/Inter-Sorority Association Hazing Prevention Committee, the Campus/Community Partnership, the Multicultural Alliance, the IFC/ISA Diversity Committee and College Auxiliary Services.
“But I am only one person, what can I do to solve a problem?” Be the Change You Want to Be will help you discover what you are passionate about and who is in your realm of influence so that you can tune negative voices out and make change you want to see in your world. Using a lens of social justice and diversity, Jessica Pettit will teach you four action items you can use that don’t cost anything, are super simple and can make a real difference in personal relationships and tough conversations. Come be motivated and inspired to be participants in your own change!
Eating Lunch in the Bathroom: The Psychosocial Damage of Bullying
by Robyn M. King
Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m., Yokum Hall 206
in recognition of National Hazing Prevention Week
Sponsored by Center for Student Involvement, Interfraternity Council/Inter-Sorority Association Hazing Prevention Committee, the Campus/Community Partnership and College Auxiliary Services.
Robyn King’s entertaining, interactive talk based on her upcoming book Eating Lunch in the Bathroom: The Psychosocial Damage of Bullying will change how you think about and react to bullying forever. A bullying survivor herself, Robyn has experience counseling both bullying targets and persons who bully. She uses this unique perspective and insightful knowledge to increase awareness of the long-term and detrimental psychosocial damage caused by bullying, and has developed a plan to do something about it. Her breakthrough prevention and rehabilitation program will open the door to reclaiming interpersonal civility on campus.
An Evening with a Holocaust Survivor
Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m., Hawkins Hall Giltz Auditorium
Sponsored by Center for Student Involvement and the Multicultural Alliance
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Multicultural Alliance are partnering to bring a survivor to SUNY Plattsburgh. Come hear this moving and memorable experience of listening to a survivor recount their stories of suffering, loss, and survival. More information about this presentation will be sent out closer to the date.
For more information about Student Involvement at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Cori Jackson, Director, Center for Student Involvement
Office Location: Angell College Center 110
Phone: (518) 564-4830