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Preparing for the Upcoming Election  

Young people, wearing masks, and voting in the election.At Seton Hall, we celebrate a diverse tapestry of ideas and perspectives that enrich the dialogue and academic discussion in the classroom. We are proud that our diversity stimulates innovative teaching and learning and believe that it prepares our students to live and work in a global society.

As we prepare for the upcoming election, the Center for Faculty Development and the Division of Student Services will host two community-wide sessions to provide opportunities for dialogue and discussion.

In this election season, tensions, anxieties, and stresses can have an impact on the teaching and learning environment, regardless of the subject area. This session will feature panelists who will speak to the unique classroom culture of this election year, faculty and student concerns, and strategies for addressing these concerns.

Date: Tuesday, October 27
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Pre-election event: "Classroom Culture in an Election Year" 
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  • Ms. Kaitlin Kehnemuyi, Asst. Professor, University Library
  • Dr. W. King Mott, Assoc. Professor, Political Science and Public Affairs
  • Ms. Emma Murphy, Graduate Student- College of Education & Human Services
  • Moderator: Dr. Mary Balkun, Professor, Director of Faculty Development

How do we come to terms with each other in difficult conversations? What are ways that was can agree to disagree with respect and civility? Our second session will feature panelists who can provide communication strategies for how to create open, honest and productive dialogue while engaging in conflict resolution tactics.

Date: Wednesday, November 4
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Post-election event: "Communication Strategies for Productive Dialogue and Conflict Resolution."
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  • Prof. Angela Kotsonis, Instructor, Communication and the Arts
  • Dr. Mary Kelly, Staff Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Dr. Juan Rios, Director of Social Work Program
  • Ms. Julia Nicolls, Student Government Association Representative
  • Moderator: Ms. Yolanda Jackson, doctoral student in College of Education & Human Services

Upcoming Events:

Living Room Conversations: Moving Forward Together is a two-week series of election-focused conversations for people to come together and share hopes and concerns, to process grief and anxiety, and to relate and build understanding even across political differences. October 26-November 9

Inspiration to IMPACT Conference: Inclusive Leadership

Date: Saturday, November 7
Time: 10 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. EST
Description: The Division of Student Services is excited to host our annual IMPACT Conference, focusing this year on a theme of Inclusive Leadership. This year's conference is meant to inspire action among students and encourage them to think critically about how they will seek to be servant leaders and global citizens, through stories of inclusive leadership and TED TalksStay connected and follow us on social media @hallstudents and using the hashtag. Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 5, 2020. Register Today!

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Categories: Campus Life , Nation and World

For more information, please contact:

  • Monica Burnette
  • (973) 761-9147
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