Brandi TenEyck carves a pumpkin at a workshop in the Rathskellar.
Last year this terrifying spector haunted the halls of Kendall Green. Will he reappear? Keep your eyes open for him and other unusual creatures today and don't forget to stop by the haunted Mary Thornberry Building this evening for thrills and chills! Happy Halloween!
A panel of professionals share insights on networking, preparing for job interviews, dressing for success, addressing accommodations, and more tips for employment- and internship-bound students at an October 13 presentation entitled Career Soup. The event, hosted by the Career Center, was moderated by Erin Fisher (standing, left), a career consultant in the department, and featured (from second left) Barbara Nehrir, business development coordinator for Administration and Finance; Anthony Napoli, case manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Civil Rights; Fred Weiner, executive director of program development for Administration and Finance; and Derick Eng, recruitment and alumni affairs manager with the program City Year in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Alvin Darden, dean of the freshman class at Morehouse College of Atlanta, Ga., gives his presentation "Strengthening Pathways That Lead to College Success Among African American Males" on October 16 in Foster Auditorium. Invited by the Keeping the Promise for Educating Black Deaf Males program within the newly-created Office of Diversity and Equity for Students, Dr. Darden shared his philosophy on effective retention initiatives. Morehouse is a historically black all-male college, and Darden drew on his years of experience as a student there and later as an administrator in his talk. In forming retention programs, he said, one must consider the changing international context. “A global society offers so many opportunities for us,” Darden said. “You must know how to positively interact with diverse populations.” Familiarity with many cultures, races, and languages will work in students’ favor in this new multinational community. So rather than try to blend in, he urged, students should value their unique cultural traditions. A positive sense of self and pride in one’s background is a strong foundation to develop the necessary skills to persist and succeed.