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August 2019

CGSF: First-Gen Friday – Welcome & Orientation

August 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for the first First-Gen Friday of the year! This will be an afternoon of yummy appetizers and good conversations with other first-generation grad students. New and returning students are welcome. We will also be sharing upcoming events you won't want to miss! First-Gen Fridays are a monthly social event for first-generation graduate students at UNC. Come out to enjoy the company of your first-gen peers from across the university, while enjoying free appetizers. This is a great chance…

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September 2019

DSS Wellness: Stress & Resilience (2-part series)

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 12, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Stress is your body's way of responding to demands and/or threats whether real or imagined and can be both positive as well as negative. Stress can also accumulate over time and start to have a significant effect on health and wellbeing.  When stress outweighs our resources, we find ourselves in a state of collapse. Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from stress. As a whole, resilience is a factor that can deflect the state of collapse and is a…

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CGSF: First-Gen Friday – September

September 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

First-Gen Fridays are a monthly social event for first-generation graduate students at UNC. Come out to enjoy the company of your first-gen peers from across the university, while enjoying free appetizers. This is a great chance to meet new people, share wisdom and advice as first-gen students, and unwind from the daily stresses of grad school. REGISTER HERE

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DSS Wellness: Introduction to the Enneagram

September 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

At a deep level the Enneagram tells about the relationship between personality and essence, or authentic spirit. This workshop will focus on a basic overview of the nine personality types as distinct aspects of human nature that can be found in all of us regardless of one's type. We will see how these nine types manifest in our lives, learn about the essential qualities of each type, identify the directions of disintegration and stress, and discover paths of transformation through healing attitudes that…

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DSS Wellness: Stress & Resilience (2-part series)

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 12, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Stress is your body's way of responding to demands and/or threats whether real or imagined and can be both positive as well as negative. Stress can also accumulate over time and start to have a significant effect on health and wellbeing.  When stress outweighs our resources, we find ourselves in a state of collapse. Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from stress. As a whole, resilience is a factor that can deflect the state of collapse and is a…

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CGSF: Navigating the Invisible First-Gen Grad Student Identity

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tate Turner Kuralt Auditorium (Rm 136), 325 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Join us for a diverse panel of faculty, staff, and students as they share their personal narratives as first-generation graduate students.  Come prepared to engage with the panel in meaningful discussion.  Lunch will be served immediately following the panel for continued conversation.  Co-sponsored by the Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS and the School of Social Work. REGISTER HERE

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DSS Wellness: Building on the Enneagram, Part 1

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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DSS Lunch & Learn: Finding a Mentor

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Finding a faculty mentor is key to a graduate student’s training, progress, and success. This workshop will prepare participants to identify key aspects of a mentoring relationship that they value, develop skills and attributes to succeed with different types of mentoring styles, and provide perspectives from a panel of current graduate students. Mentoring conventions in different academic disciplines will be highlighted through discussions and case studies. All graduate students are welcome to attend, especially those with diverse identities (first-generation, racially/ethnically…

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DSS Wellness: Building on the Enneagram, Part 2

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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October 2019

DSS Wellness: Communication Hits and Misses

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Do we fight, flight, freeze or fawn and what games are we playing when we engage? There are as many misunderstandings as there are attempts to communicate. Have you ever had a moment where you felt that you and another person were talking just past each other instead of with each other? Have you ever laughed at yourself because you completely misunderstood a communication? Have you ever asked a question and received every answer except the one you were seeking?…

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