Adawe Workshops, Events Enhance Classroom Learning

Posted by cservaes on June 19, 2012 in "Academic Programs", "Adawe LifePlan Center", Buddhism, Christianity, "Enlightened Faith", Hinduism, Islam, "The College" The Adawe LifePlan Center offered three workshop series during the spring semester, which served to help students deepen their faith, explore their identity and consider career and lifestyle options. The first was an Enlightened Faith series that taught students about the principles of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism. Reverend Bud McCluney led the first workshop, which asked the question, “What do I believe and why do I believe it?” The second, on Buddhism, featured a dharma teacher in the Korean Soen (Zen) Buddhist tradition. With a different topic each Tuesday, the series was offered in January and February. Offered in February and March, the Identity and Sense of Self workshop series was designed to teach students about diversity and cultural competency, as well as responsible political citizenry. One of the featured speakers was Dr. Tony Moore, president and CEO of Performance Leadership Group. Finally, a Career and Lifestyle series was offered by Career Services in April , with students receiving information on financial planning, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment, and personal benefits of volunteerism. In addition, students were able to participate in “mock interviews” (below) with business professionals and alumni in February, where they received valuable feedback about their interviewing skills. A career/job fair and an etiquette dinner, which provided students with a handson experience in proper dining etiquette, rounded out the Adawe offerings in the spring. In the fall, the Adawe LifePlan Center will put on a series of workshops about Academic and Intellectual Growth, with topics on the value of liberal arts and the upcoming presidential election.