Monday, December 3, 2012

Take your brain out for a stroll

global connections icon Odds are, you're pretty smart. After all, you're not only a WSU student but also managing to complete your degree online while leading a full life.

But we think there’s still room left in your brain for new skills, new ideas, and even new diversions. That’s why we've launched Global Connections—an online source of information that can improve your life and expand your world.

We’ve got presentations planned on everything from music to beekeeping to beer-making. Check out the latest additions on the Global Connections website.

Here’s what coming up.

Today, Dec. 3, 5-6 p.m.
Race, Racism and Science. Professor of Comparative More...Ethnic Studies C. Richard King will explore the history of race and science from 1900-1950 in this kick-off event to the year-long common reading program. This will be a relaxed conversation on one of the many themes explored in the common reading text, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” but you don’t need to have read the book in order to enjoy this talk. (Repeated Dec. 4 and 5.)

Program Planning Series.
Learn to plan and execute successful programs and events. Students who complete all three webinars and a final project will be eligible for a paid position as a student event planner and will help plan a live program for students across the world. The next events in this series are:
  • 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 or 7 p.m. Dec. 13: “Developing a Timeline, Budget, and Venue Selection”
  • 11:30 a.m. Dec. 19 or 7 p.m. Dec 20: “Marketing, Delivery, and Support”

Determining Your Career Path. WSU career advisor Chris Miller will lead a four-part webinar series on finding and getting the job that best suits your interests. You can attend any or all of the series:
  • Career Path. A self-assessment of strengths, interests, and work values, then matching those to the world of work (career exploration and research).
  • Resume/Cover Letter helps attendees prepare for their job search.
  • Leverage is about strategic job searching and networking.
  • Interviewing helps you bring it all together and present yourself in the best way possible.
The webinar is offered between Dec. 10 - Jan. 15. For specific times and dates, please check the registration link. For more information, select this link
Seasonal Decorating Contest. Whether your holiday d├ęcor is refined or glitzy or full-on Vegas, you’re invited to enter our Seasonal Decorating Contest. You can enter in up to three divisions:
  • House Lighting (curb appeal)
  • Gingerbread House (anything edible)
  • Snoopy (everything else... dog house, bird cage, garden shed)
The deadline to enter is Dec. 15. Visit the Global Connections website for more information.

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