Event Archive

Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Self-regulation is the ability to manage our emotions and can be especially useful in moments of distress. This session will feature a guided practice in identifying emotions, self-monitoring, and managing thoughts, feelings, and behavior with an opportunity to build a plan for self-care and self-regulation. Led by professional mental health consultant and Social Welfare graduate student Amittia Parker.

Ways to Participate
Zoom:

https://kansas.zoom.us/j/988409975

Dial in by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 988 409 975

2:00-4:00pm CDT Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Log in on Tuesdays between 2:00 and 4:00pm CDT for accountability and quiet community as we transition Shut Up & Write to the digital realm. Feel free to share ideas and hellos in the chat box, while respecting the quiet space for working.

Ways to Participate
Zoom:
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/348426697

Dial in by phone:
+1 (346) 248 7799
Meeting ID: 348 426 697

Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm CDT Monday, April 13, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Consider this an extension of the monthly “Plant Parenthood 101” offered by Jungle House this spring. Learn best practices for keeping your house plants happy, and discover ways that interacting with plants contributes to mental health and well-being. With Rachel Guffey, co-owner of Jungle House Goods.

Ways to Participate
Zoom:

https://kansas.zoom.us/j/988409975

Dial in by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 988 409 975

Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Learn to use the mindfulness practice of gratitude to guide your choices and decisions, even in times of uncertainty. With Sami Aaron of The Resilient Activist.

Ways to Participate
Zoom:
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/988409975


Dial in by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 988 409 975

Discussion
2:00-3:00pm CDT Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Online
Co-sponsored by The Commons and the Spencer Museum of Art.

Faculty, instructors, graduate teaching assistants, and educators from all areas of study are invited to participate in University in the Digital Art Museum: Resources for Remote Teaching on Tuesday, April 7, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM via Zoom.

A tutorial and discussion centering on digital resources for remote teaching with Dr. Ashley Offill, Andrew W. Mellon Curricular and Digital Projects Coordinator, followed by a Q&A. Learn how to access the Curricular Resources Database, which brings together a variety of assignments and activities that incorporate the Museum’s collections. This University in the Art Museum event also invites participants to share ideas about developing online tools in partnership with the Museum.

https://kansas.zoom.us/j/930881555
 

For more information about the event email Kristan Hanson at academic@ku.edu.

To learn more about the Curricular Resources Database email Ashley Offill at aboffill@ku.edu.

 

Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm CDT Monday, April 6, 2020 Online
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Join us for a yoga session that targets areas most affected by sitting at a desk all day. Led by Sarah Sally Birmingham, yoga instructor at Be Moved Studios. No equipment is required, though a folded blanket or towel or cushion will be helpful for positions that involve sitting on the floor. Additionally, participants may find a yoga mat or blocks useful.

Ways to Participate
Zoom:
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/988409975

Dial in by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 988 409 975

Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Learn about ways to integrate structure into your daily life by actively identifying activities and behaviors that align with personal goals, as well as those that don’t. Address restlessness and anxiety-driven decision-making by developing a plan to put into practice. Led by Pamela Brown and Kyle Devlin of Better Self Nutrition.

Worksheet for the session: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RRjx70Baxn_uMvGQ_dyq7oPIGHRkl4eu/view?ts=5e7e659e

Ways to Participate
Zoom:
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/988409975

Dial in by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 988 409 975

Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm CDT Monday, March 30, 2020 Online / By Phone
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

A discussion and workshop around local food systems and access with grower and activist Pantaleon Florez (Maseualkualli Farms), followed by an introduction to the process of seed starting. Learn about local resources for growers and community gardens.

If you would like to plant seeds during the session, the following items will be helpful to have:

Soil

For starting seeds you will want to have a seedling mix. You can also use coco coir, a premade soil mix, compressed soil pellets, or a blend. I like to use a 50/50 blend of coco coir (Black Gold Brand) and a premade mix called Happy Frog (Fox Farm Brand). 

Seedling Trays

Hard plastic seedling trays work well. You can also reuse old plug tray flats, egg cartons, solo cups, paper cups, yogurt cups, and lots of other stuff you have around the house. We will discuss pros and cons of some of these as well as how to add drainage holes. You want seedlings to have at least 2-3 inches of depth to work their roots into. 

Optional: Domes

Keeping moisture and humidity in can really help your seedlings. Some companies sell seedling kits with compressed soil pellets and readymade domes. You can also use milk jugs, 2 liter pop bottles, or anything that is transparent that will give about 3-5 inches of room above the soil level. We will also discuss pros and cons of these!

 

Ways to Participate
Zoom:
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/988409975


Dial in by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 988 409 975
 

Coffee @ The Commons, Discussion, Framing the Dialogue, Public Event
10:00-11:00am CDT Friday, March 27, 2020 Online
Supported by the KU Photography Program, the Departments of Design and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, and The Commons.

In partnership with the Hallmark Lecture series, Lissa Rivera will host a Coffee @ The Commons conversation on The Evolution of Identity: Adaptation and Image in the Age of Photography.

Lissa Rivera is a photographer and curator based in Brooklyn, NY. Rivera received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, where she became fascinated with the social history of photography and the evolution of identity, sexuality and gender in relationship to material culture. ‘Beautiful Boy,’ Rivera’s latest project, takes her interest in photography’s connection with identity to a personal level, focusing on her domestic partner as muse.  

As a curator, Rivera strives to include traditionally underrepresented voices regardless of formal education or exhibition history.

Coffee @ The Commons is intended to provide a venue for conversation between interested members of the community and a visiting expert. In collaboration with departments across the University, The Commons identifies speakers who are on campus to speak about their research, and whose work applies broadly, with implications for many disciplines. Coffee @ The Commons is then an opportunity for more intimate dialogue with these visitors around a more specific topic within their body of work.

Ways to Participate:

Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/941700223
Meeting ID: 941 700 223

Dial in by Phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592 US
Meeting ID: 941 700 223

This event follows a Lecture, given at 6:00pm (CDT) on March 26 by Lissa Rivera. The lecture will be streamed via Zoom at: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/314270356
For more information on this event, see the Department of Design site: https://design.ku.edu/hallmark
.

 

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm CDT Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Online
Supported by the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and The Commons

Touch base with each other and discuss ideas for topics we might explore in this series through May. Attendees are encouraged to share a current favorite activity that engages care. 

Ways to Participate
Zoom:
https://kansas.zoom.us/j/988409975


Dial in by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 988 409 975
 

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