Public invited to URock RaP Colloquia series
Rockland — University College at Rockland will host a Fall RaP Colloquia series beginning Oct. 1. The public is invited to join URock faculty, students and staff to learn of subjects of interest to teaching faculty.
The series will open on Monday, Oct. 1 from noon to 1 p.m. with Shannon Kinney, founder and general manager of DreamLocal Digital with a session called, "From Facebook to LinkedIn and Beyond: Riding the Wave of Social Media to a Professional Future."
Shannon Kinney, a national social media resource with DreamLocal Digital will speak on the changes in social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn and how to harness these changes to help build a successful professional presence online. How is social media changing? How does the world find information now -- information about businesses and information about you? What is the distinction between social media for personal use and social media for professional use? How can you use social media to build a professional identity and find a job? Kinney will answer these questions and facilitate discussion in a one-hour presentation.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3 from noon to 1 p.m., associate professor of mathematics, Christine Legore, will discuss Carol Dweck's book Mindsets. Carol Dweck passionately espouses the importance of believing in a growth mindset in teaching and learning. After a brief presentation, Legore and attendees will consider the impact of positive and negative messages on the mindsets and how faculty and students might incorporate Dweck's insights into the daily practices.
The final session in the series, "Culturally - Appropriate Care: What the Youth are Saying" will be presented by Adjunct Professor, Kathleen Fox, PhD.on Thursday, Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. Fox who conducts research will lead a discussion of the results of a study of mental health needs among Mohawk young adults of New York State. Findings are that youth prefer their own traditions to current "Evidence Based Treatment", which they find to be stigmatizing and irrelevant.
The public is invited to any and all sessions in the series. University College at Rockland is located on the fourth floor of the Breakwater Building. Contact them at 596-6906 for more information.