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Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
(919) 962-2505 http://gradschool.unc.edu/gsc/

August 2019

IME Brotherhood of Success (BOS): Planning Meeting

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

At this meeting we will discuss how programming should look this year (potential topics, meeting structure, meeting locations). Last year, we discussed academic culture, self-doubt, and what success is among other topics. We want to plan a calendar of events that meets the needs identified at this meeting. Come prepared to discuss the following prompts regarding BOS: What did you enjoy about past events? What can be improved this year? What are some topics you would like to discuss this…

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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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IME Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe (SEA): Sister Circle…And We Back!

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Sister circles have been used in other contexts for black women to work through the ins and outs of their daily lives. We will continue that rich tradition here, to provide affirmation, validation, and support as we all work through this arduous journey called graduate school. The start of a new academic year is upon us once again so let’s get started off right! Join SEA for the first meeting of the semester as we welcome back both new and returning…

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IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

August 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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IME Fall Kickstart: Welcome Back

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Time to connect with old friends and meet new friends at this welcome-back event! We will have a chance to connect while enjoying a DESSERT BAR, 4-5pm, then you are off to continue the conversation at TOPO Backbar where IME will provide appetizers.   For planning purposes, MUST REGISTER  

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Global Grads: Academic Success Lunch and Learn

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

What do I need to know about the American culture and expectations in the classroom and research settings at UNC?  This Global Grads Information Session will include an overview of the Academic and Professional Development workshops and the PITAP (Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program) course.  Staff from the Writing Center (for ESL Courses/Groups) and University Library Resources will also present information about how their offerings can be of benefit to you.   GLOBAL GRADS INFORMATION SESSIONS (CONTINUED ORIENTATION FOR NEW…

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Global Grads Academic Year Kick-Off

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

Join us for an informal social as we kick off the Global Grads Initiative for the academic year! We're bringing together our new and current international graduate students for an evening of community building and networking (and some good food!). A brief welcome will take place at 5:00 p.m. REGISTER HERE

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September 2019

IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

September 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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Global Grads Tea & Conversation

September 5 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for a Global Grads Tea and Conversation to check in, get to know one another, and see how the semester is going!  We'll have tea, coffee, snacks, and sweets for you to enjoy.  Please REGISTER by Monday, September 2 so we know how much food to purchase. REGISTER HERE

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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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IME La Familia: Pan y Café

September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

We're inviting all Latinx students and friends to join us for this welcome (back) event! There will be various types of pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread) along with coffee and tea. We will also be brainstorming La Familia events for the semester. Bienvenidos a UNC - we look forward to meeting you! REGISTER HERE

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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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Global Grads: Culture Shock, Transition, and Building Community

September 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm

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

As a new international graduate student, coming to UNC to pursue your graduate studies already proves you have a tremendous amount of resilience.  But, how do you foster that resiliency when, at times, you experience culture shock, feel alone or homesick, or have had difficulty navigating the American culture?  How, and to whom, do you to reach out and ask for help?  How do you build your community?  Join us for this event to learn more about your own resiliency…

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IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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

September 12 @ 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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APIDA: Mapping My Racial Identity

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us as our very own Maria Erb leads us through creating our racial identity map, where we recall experiences in which we encountered or recognized ourselves in our racial identity. Dinner will be provided! 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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IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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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

Description and registration link coming soon!

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IME Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe (SEA) and Brotherhood of Success (BOS) Mixer

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The older we get, the more it seems everyone on social media is engaged, married, having babies, etc. What is it like being in relationships while in graduate school? How do you even get into the dating game while here? If you’re in a long-distance relationship, how do you juggle that with school? Join SEA and our brothers in BOS (Brotherhood of Success) as we come together to talk all things relationships. REGISTER HERE

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IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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October 2019

IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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Global Grads Tea & Conversation

October 3 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for a Global Grads Tea and Conversation to check in, get to know one another, and see how the semester is going!  We'll have tea, coffee, snacks, and sweets for you to enjoy.  Please REGISTER by Monday, September 30 so we know how much food to purchase. REGISTER HERE

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Global Grads: Communicating with Employers Part I The Interview

October 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Global Grads workshops focus on support for international graduate and professional students. This two part session will allow you to gain knowledge and practice in communicating with employers for your job search. Part I will focus on the interview about the types of interviews (phone, in-person, Skype) and how to prepare what are employers really asking how to use the STAR method to frame answers Register by September 27th. Lunch will be provided! (Please note: These workshops repeat some of…

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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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IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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DSS Lunch & Learn: Effective Communication with Your Mentor

October 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Effective communication is key to a successful mentor-mentee relationship. This workshop will provide participants opportunities to generate approaches that address communication challenges with academic mentors and strategies for assertive, clear communication. All graduate students are welcome to attend, especially those who have diverse identities (first-generation, racially/ethnically diverse, international, LGBTQIA, and military-affiliated). Students are also encouraged to sign up for the Effective Mentoring Series offered through the Professional Development Program. Sponsored by The Graduate School’s Professional Development program, Diversity and Student Success, and CIRTL at UNC…

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Global Grads: Culture Shock, Transition, and Building Community

October 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm

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

As a new international graduate student, coming to UNC to pursue your graduate studies already proves you have a tremendous amount of resilience.  But, how do you foster that resiliency when, at times, you experience culture shock, feel alone or homesick, or have had difficulty navigating the American culture?  How, and to whom, do you to reach out and ask for help?  How do you build your community?  Join us for this event to learn more about your own resiliency…

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CGSF: First-Gen Friday – October

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us Friday for free appetizers and socializing with first-gen grads. 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.

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IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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DSS Wellness: Navigating Conflict

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What do you do when you disagree with your partner, your friend, or your advisor? Do you dig your heels in? Do you run away? Do you stop in your tracks? Does it matter if there’s a power differential? Thinking about how you manage conflict – and how others manage conflict – can be critical in helping you figure out a reasonable path forward. When interacting in a professional setting, we are likely to run into misunderstandings and communication failures.…

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IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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APIDA: AFTEREARTH Viewing & Discussion

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As rising sea levels threaten the loss of their motherland in Hawai'i, the Philippines, China and North America, four women fight to preserve the volcano, ocean, land and air for future generations. Join your APIDA peers in a viewing and discussion of this insightful documentary. Dinner will be provided!

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DSS Wellness: Healthy Relationships Outside of Work and Academia

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Do you know what a healthy relationship is? Are you able to identify toxic patterns in your interactions? Do you find yourself attracted to people who are damaging to your wellbeing? Are you stuck in a dysfunctional family dynamic? Are you curious about how to take your good relationship to a deeper and more intimate level of satisfaction? How do you cultivate fulfilling relationships? If any of the above are of interest to you then this workshop is for you!…

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DSS Meaning-Making for Graduate & Professional Students

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 18, 2019

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

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 4-week 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…

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IME Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe (SEA): I KNOW I Can

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon that can make you feel like you don’t belong or that you are going to get outed as a fraud. Grad school definitely has its fair share of those moments and is something that feels different for everyone, so how do you deal with it? What are ways in which you have encountered moments of imposter syndrome but have overcome it? Are there certain aspects of your grad school career that seem to bring out…

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IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

October 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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November 2019

Global Grads: Communicating with Employers Part II Networking

November 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Global Grads workshops focus on support for international graduate and professional students. This two part session will allow you to gain knowledge and practice in communicating with employers for your job search. Part I will focus on the interview about the types of interviews (phone, in-person, Skype) and how to prepare what are employers really asking how to use the STAR method to frame answers Part II will focus on networking as a technique for meeting employers and conducting your…

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DSS Meaning-Making for Graduate & Professional Students

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 18, 2019

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

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 4-week 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…

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IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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Global Grads Tea & Conversation

November 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for a Global Grads Tea and Conversation to check in, get to know one another, and see how the semester is going!  We'll have tea, coffee, snacks, and sweets for you to enjoy.  Please REGISTER by Monday, November 4 so we know how much food to purchase. REGISTER HERE

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CGSF: First-Gen Friday – November

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Today is National First-Generation College Day! Join us for free appetizers and socializing with first-gen grads. 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.

Find out more »

DSS Meaning-Making for Graduate & Professional Students

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 18, 2019

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

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 4-week 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…

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IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

November 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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DSS Wellness: Listening to Your Body

November 15 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Do you know that emotions are felt as sensations in your body? Your body also keeps a score of everything it has felt. Imprints of your experiences are stored in muscular and physical structures. What experiences has your body been carrying? What is your body trying to tell you? Can you tell? Body awareness can be cultivated with practice and awareness. Join us to learn more! This is an exploratory workshop. Participants will learn about 1. Body memories and trauma…

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APIDA Friendsgiving Potluck

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

In the spirit of the holidays, the social committee would like to invite you to a Friendsgiving potluck! Friends, significant others, and families are welcome. We are *working on* providing some staples,  but we ask that everyone bring a dish to share too. We know it's a busy time for everyone, so store-bought or homemade, an hour or 15 minutes - we'd love to see you! Hope you can join us for some relaxing social time in the midst of a busy…

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DSS Meaning-Making for Graduate & Professional Students

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 18, 2019

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

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 4-week 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…

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IME Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe (SEA) Sister Circle: The Check-in

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As this semester comes to a close, it’s important to acknowledge not only the things that we could have done differently, but also the things that you absolutely SLAYED! What are you grateful for this semester? Who are you grateful for? This sister circle will be a space for us to talk about the random things on our minds, gain advice from others, share stories, discuss the other things we’d like to see for the next year, and give strength…

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IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

November 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

November 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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December 2019

IME: Writing Wednesday & Coach’s Corner

December 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

8:00am – 5:00pm WRITING SPACE: Join us in this space every Wednesday. A quiet space & time to focus on writing. We will have drinks and breakfast snacks. Plus, your peers will be here to keep you focused and productive. **Join us in this creative, peer environment and form a PRODUCTIVE HABIT**           Coach Candace is back this semester! This Fall I will be trying out drop-in coaching. I will be available at 1pm in the…

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Global Grads Tea & Conversation

December 5 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for a Global Grads Tea and Conversation to check in, get to know one another, and see how the semester is going!  We'll have tea, coffee, snacks, and sweets for you to enjoy.  Please REGISTER by Monday, December 2 so we know how much food to purchase. REGISTER HERE

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DSS Wellness: Mindfulness Meditation

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Have you ever driven your car somewhere and arrived at your destination only to realize you remember nothing about your journey? Or eaten a sandwich and suddenly it hit you that you don't recall what it tasted like or what the textures were? Have you ever walked to class and did not register the trees, or scenery or smells or sounds of what you passed by? If you can relate to any of these, this workshop is a must attend…

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CGSF: First-Gen Friday – December

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

Join us Friday for free appetizers and socializing with first-gen grads. 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.

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January 2020

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

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, January 23, 2020

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

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, January 23, 2020

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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DSS Wellness: Communication Hits and Misses

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 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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February 2020

DSS Wellness: Navigating Conflict

Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What do you do when you disagree with your partner, your friend, or your advisor? Do you dig your heels in? Do you run away? Do you stop in your tracks? Does it matter if there's a power differential? Thinking about how you manage conflict - and how others manage conflict - can be critical in helping you figure out a reasonable path forward. When interacting in a professional setting, we are likely to run into misunderstandings and communication failures.…

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DSS Wellness: Healthy Relationships Outside of Work and Academia

Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Do you know what a healthy relationship is? Are you able to identify toxic patterns in your interactions? Do you find yourself attracted to people who are damaging to your wellbeing? Are you stuck in a dysfunctional family dynamic? Are you curious about how to take your good relationship to a deeper and more intimate level of satisfaction? How do you cultivate fulfilling relationships? If any of the above are of interest to you then this workshop is for you!…

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DSS Wellness: Listening to Your Body

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Do you know that emotions are felt as sensations in your body? Your body also keeps a score of everything it has felt. Imprints of your experiences are stored in muscular and physical structures. What experiences has your body been carrying? What is your body trying to tell you? Can you tell? Body awareness can be cultivated with practice and awareness. Join us to learn more! This is an exploratory workshop. Participants will learn about 1. Body memories and trauma…

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March 2020

DSS Wellness: Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Have you ever driven your car somewhere and arrived at your destination only to realize you remember nothing about your journey? Or eaten a sandwich and suddenly it hit you that you don't recall what it tasted like or what the textures were? Have you ever walked to class and did not register the trees, or scenery or smells or sounds of what you passed by? If you can relate to any of these, this workshop is a must attend…

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DSS Wellness: Enneagram & Instincts

Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 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 is the second part to the introduction to the Enneagram workshop offered last semester. We will dive deeper into the nine personality types and introduce instincts. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. More details to come! REGISTER HERE

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