Virtual Events for Staff

Join Us for Summer Staff Chats & Virtual Events

Let’s stay connected. Join these fun activities happening online.

The cover of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet

Virtual Book Club

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett



“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal

A story of absolute, universal timelessness …For any era, it's an accomplished, affecting novel. For this moment, it's piercing, subtly wending its way toward questions about who we are and who we want to be….” – Entertainment Weekly

From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

Book Club Kickoff - August 11, 2020 - 3 - 4 p.m.

Book Discussion - September 24, 2020 - 3 - 4 p.m.

Thanks to a member of our May book club for this great book suggestion!

A woman's hands, holding a coffee mug, in front of a laptop.

Carry On: Coffee and Conversation

Just because we are practicing social distancing doesn't mean we can't stay caffeinated and connected. Join us for casual conversation over coffee. Bring your weirdest mug.

July 27 2020 - 10 - 10:30 a.m.

July 27, 2020 - 10:30 - 11 a.m.

August 4, 2020 - 9:30 - 10 a.m

Jacqueline Hermida's headshot.

Mindfulness Meditation During Social Distancing

In coordination with D'adra Crump Executive Director of Human Resources, please join us for a special Tech Chat for Staff.

Presented by by Jacqueline Hermida P.D., LMHC, C-IAYT Director of Wellness

Join us for an interactive wellness workshop where we will explore how to effectively utilize the principles of mindfulness to reduce overall stress levels that have accumulated during COVID-19. By the end of this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of how stress accumulates, how to proactively work with stress, and how to best implement self-care strategies through the use of mindfulness meditation techniques. Take home practices will be provided to support you on the road to wellness.

August 20, 2020 - 1 - 2:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

Michelle Papajohn Amy Poland
V.P. for Information Associate Dean and Director of Online Learning
Technology Chief Information Officer
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice