Workshop Schedule

Fall 2018 REDtalks Schedule


Cultivating Emotional Health for Physical and Intellectual Benefits

Emotion is commonly regarded as irrational and unscientific, but emotionally healthy people are often physically fit and intellectually successful. This REDtalk will explore how emotional wellness is the ultimate basis of physical health and intellectual growth, especially when fostered through a life of truth, beauty, and goodness.

Presenter: Dr. Yasuko Sato, Associate Professor of History
When: Thursday, September 6, 3:00-3:45 pm
Where: Library, 6th floor


How to Manage Your Time in College

Time management is crucial for college success. Between academic, social, family, and work obligations, college students have many commitments and priorities to manage. After this REDtalk, students will leave with strategies that will empower them to take control of their time.

Presenter: LU Success Partners
When: Tuesday, September 11, 3:00-3:45 pm
Where: Library, 6th floor


Privilege and Diversity

Have you ever wondered what people mean by "privilege," or why there is all this emphasis on diversity recently? In this presentation, we will take you on a "privilege walk" where you can learn more about yourself, your privilege, how to celebrate diversity, and how both can enhance your time at LU and your life in the future.

Presenter: Dr. Laura Maddux, Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education; Ms. Gloshanda Lawyer, Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
When: Monday, September 24, 3:00-3:45 pm
Where: Library, 6th floor


Building Relationships with Faculty

Building strong relationships with faculty members is a crucial part of a student’s academic experience. Who better to ask how to build these relationships than the faculty members themselves? This REDtalk will emphasize the value of an academic community, highlight faculty members as invaluable resources, and explore how to navigate relationships with faculty members.

Presenter: LU Faculty Panel
When: Wednesday, October 17, 2:00-2:45 pm
Where: Library, 6th floor


You Booze, You Lose: Alcohol and Consent

In today's world, consent in relationships can be either cloudy or awkward to discuss. This interactive Healthy Cards REDtalk will discuss the relationship between alcohol and consent and how to avoid a potentially sticky situation.

Presenter: Casey Smith and Jori Wingham, LU Students and Peer Health Educators
When: Tuesday, October 30, 1:00-1:45 pm
Where: Library, 6th floor


Critical Think in the Era of Fake News

With information traveling so quickly and in such large quantities online, it may sometimes be difficult to determine the good from the bad. This task is even more difficult given the recent influx of "fake news" and misinformation in the aftermath of major events or targeting specific groups, individuals or ideologies. This REDtalk will demonstrate how to identify and fight against misinformation encountered in social media and other online environments. Following the session, you will be able to define fake news; how and why it spreads; identify its characteristics and environments; and develop tactics for reading information critically and combating misinformation.

Presenter: Mr. Michael Saar, Associate Professor; Interim Library Instruction Coordinator
When: Thursday, November 15, 4:00-4:45 pm
Where: Library, 6th floor


Fear and Loathing in Higher Education

College, like any major life transition, creates a complex soup of emotions for most people; excitement, but also fear and self-doubt. In this REDtalk, learn techniques to short-circuit the cycle of anxiety, avoidance, and failure and replace it with success and confidence.

Presenter: Dr. Amy Smith, Associate Professor of English; Director of Faculty Development
When: Wednesday, November 28, 3:00-3:45 pm
Where: Library, 6th floor