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Check Out These Upcoming Events

Please see the following events of interest to faculty, and stay alert for other events that have not yet been scheduled. Also note the multiple events the Center for Faculty Development is hosting in November and December to allow faculty to de-stress and reflect.

Breathe Strong - An Introduction to SKY, Breath and Meditation. Dr. Sharan Asundi, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, will lead a workshop on SKY (Sudarshan Kriya Yoga), a breathing-based meditation that can help ease stress and anxiety. Participants can experience a simple breathing technique, followed by a guided meditation. You'll need a laptop or a tablet, a comfortable chair and a quiet space for yourself. Monday, Nov. 2, 10 to 11 a.m. (A second session, focusing on a different breathing technique, will be offered on Nov. 19.)

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 957 2515 6503 | Passcode: 378323


CFD Office Hours. Every Monday the Center for Faculty Development holds office hours to provide faculty support. Email cfd@odu.edu. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, and Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to noon.


Cultural Moments: Poetry With Luisa A. Igloria. The Center for Faculty Development presents a poetry reading by Dr. Luisa Igloria, Professor of English and Creative Writing and Virginia's Poet Laureate. Take 10 minutes to listen, reflect, and enjoy. Thursday, Nov. 5, 12:30 to 12:40 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 950 1551 8104 | Passcode: 931199


Online Women's Writing Forum. Remaining dates:

Friday, Nov. 6, noon-2 p.m. Host: Annette Finley-Croswhite
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Meeting ID: 325 037 3957 | Passcode: 101611

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-noon. Host: Tomeka Wilcher.
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Meeting ID: 224 107 0815 | Passcode: 143341

Thursday, Nov. 12, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Host: Ann Kumm
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Monday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-noon. Host: Kristin Heron
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Meeting ID: 928 2793 9716 | Passcode: Write

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Host: Amy Milligan
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Meeting ID: 946 0923 2668 | Passcode: 973646


Cultural Moments: Poetry With Remica Bingham-Risher. The Center for Faculty Development invites you to a poetry reading by Remica Bingham-Risher, director of ODU's quality enhancement plan and author of "Starlight & Error," "What We Ask of Flesh" and other works of award-winning poetry. Take 10 minutes to listen, reflect, and enjoy. Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 12:30 to 12:40 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 973 4092 9785 | Passcode: 256699


Confederate Monuments and Racial Trauma. With special guest Dr. Jonathan Leib, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science and Geography. The event is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and the Office of Faculty Diversity & Retention. Additional speakers include Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key and Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite. Dr. Sparkman-Key will open the event with personal insights; Dr. Leib will discuss the politics of landscape, place, and debates over Confederate monuments in a time heightened anxiety; and Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite will address post-traumatic slave syndrome (PTSS), trauma pedagogy and how to reduce student invisibility in our classrooms. Discussion to follow. Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 948 1757 2130 | Passcode: 110813


Breathe Strong - An Introduction to SKY, Breath and Meditation. Dr. Sharan Asundi, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, will lead a workshop on SKY (Sudarshan Kriya Yoga), a breathing-based meditation that can help ease stress and anxiety. Participants can experience a simple breathing technique, followed by a guided meditation. You'll need a laptop or a tablet, a comfortable chair and a quiet space for yourself. Thursday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 916 0720 0448 | Passcode: 907265


Yoga Workshop. Join (Jivani) Lisa M. Drago, Adjunct Yoga Instructor in ODU's Department of Human Movement Sciences. The session will include gentle yoga poses followed by guided relaxation, breath work and meditation. For props, participants should have a blanket and pillow or cushion (optional: yoga mat and yoga block). Participants should not practice on a full stomach. They should also have enough space to lie on the floor. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 980 8407 7463 | Passcode: 825995


End-of-Semester Celebration: Bring Your Pet to Zoom! Our pets often make appearances in Zoom meetings and classes. Come celebrate the end of the semester by "bringing your pet to work"! The Center for Faculty Development will host a Zoom Fest in which we encourage you to introduce your pet — or meet your colleagues' pets! Kids are welcome too. Friday, Dec. 11 at noon.

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 939 2290 3850 | Passcode: 078619

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