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Session I–Summer Lunch Series: Making Meaning for Graduate Students

Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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One event on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

What is meaning making?  According to Roger Kegan’s theory of meaning-making development, meaning making “is a conceptualization of how human beings make meaning of themselves, of others, and of their experiences throughout their life-span.” In this 3-week summer lunch series, you’ll have the opportunity for personal self-reflection through free writing and small group discussion that will be supported by short articles and readings on meaning-making and purpose of life.

All sessions will be held at the Graduate Student Center at 211A West Cameron Avenue from 12-1:30 pm on 3 consecutive Thursdays.  Please sign up for the series only if you’re able to attend all 3 sessions.  Lunch will be provided and REGISTRATION is required by Wednesday, May 31st.


Week 1 (June 1):  The past–Exploration of my Identity:  Who am I and where am I from?

Week 2 (June 8):  The present–Resiliency and Joy:  How does graduate school fit into my life’s purpose?  How can I sustain my passion for my work and build my resilience during challenging times?  What brings me joy and how does it fit into my academic life?

Week 3 (June 15):  The future–Hopes and Dreams:  What are my plans post-Master’s or post-Doctoral degree?

Can’t make it to the June series?  A second session will be offered on Thursdays in July on the 13th, 20th, and 27th from 3:30-5 pm.


Thursday, June 1, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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