Sessions

Session Block Time
Session Block 1 (Well-being Sessions) April 14, 2021, 2:15 - 2:45pm
Session Block 2 (Well-being Sessions) April 15, 2021, 9 - 9:30am
Session Block 3 (Educational Sessions) April 15, 2021, 9:30 - 10:20am
Session Block 4 (Educational Sessions) April 15, 2021, 10:30 - 11:20am
Session Block 5 (Educational Sessions) April 15, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30pm

Session Block 1 (Well-being Sessions)

April 14, 2021, 2:15pm - 2:45pm

Art from Studio-A
An Art Project with Studio A

Tara Youngborg and Jianna Howard (University of Maryland)

30 minute session

CEU: No

Studio A is showcasing a family friendly art project, Zentangles, as pictured above. All ages are encouraged to participate in this event. Here is a list of materials needed to participate in the session:

  • A piece of paper
  • Pen
  • A larger marker such as a sharpie (optional)
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Chair Yoga (All levels)

Tatiana Teixeira, Yoga Fit Certified Group Fitness Instructor (University of Maryland)

30 minute session

CEU: No

A RecWell Group Fitness instructor will lead this beginner-friendly yoga class designed to be done on a chair (without wheels). Whether this is your first yoga class or you are looking to expand your practice, this session provides an introduction to basic yoga poses, movement, and breathing techniques in a low impact setting. No experience or additional equipment necessary.

Sponsored by University Recreation and Wellness.

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Sharon L. Fries-Britt, Ph.D.
Keynote Follow-Up with Dr. Sharon Fries-Britt

Dr. Sharon Fries-Britt (University of Maryland)

30 minute session

CEU: No

Take advantage of this opportunity for a continued discussion of the issues raised by Dr. Fries-Britt during her keynote address. Bring your questions and comments for a lively and engaging conversation!

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Session Block 2 (Well-being Sessions)

April 15, 2021, 9 - 9:30am

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Student Affairs Affinity Groups

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30 minute session

CEU: No

The Division of Student Affairs convenes affinity spaces related to many diverse interests. Choose from one of seven groups to gather with during MSAC to build community with others who share an identity or interest.

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Meditation

Sarah Wilson (University of Maryland)

30 minute sessions

CEU: No

Join the University Health Center as we join together to pause, rest, and restore through an all-levels meditation. This session will lead participants through a breathing exercise and a gentle guided imagery practice. Nothing is required except yourself, but suggestions include pillows, blankets, eye masks, and/or anything else that will make your space feel especially comfortable for you.

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Ancestry 101 - Using Genealogy and Family Histories to Understand Oneself

Karlena Walker (University of Maryland)

30 minute session

CEU: No

Have you ever wondered what surprising stories your family tree holds? Join an Ancestry 101 session with an genealogy enthusiast sharing knowledge from 15 years of researching her ancestry. The session will include how to start researching, free resources, and tips to get you ready to discover your family history.

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Your Environment and Wellness

Andrea Crabb, Susan Gilson (University of Maryland)

30 minute session

CEU: No

A review of how space and environment impacts wellness.

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Session Block 3 (Educational Sessions) 

April 15, 2021, 9:30 - 10:20am

(some programs in this block are extended sessions, please note the length of each program)
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What’s Your Story? - Using Narrative to Foster Empathy and Cultivate Connection

Presented by N4

110 minute session

CEU: No

This session requires pre-registration. You will be invited to pre-register and sent a link after you have registered for MSAC.

Brought to you by the University of Maryland Counseling Center and the Stamp Student Union in partnership with Narrative 4

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Cuidando Nuestra Salud Mental: Consejos y Discusión

Maria Berbery, Marvyn Arevalo Avalos (University of Maryland)

110 minute session

CEU: No

Counseling Center therapists will provide a Spanish language session sharing mental health tips and creating an open discussion with participants. // Terapeutas del Counseling Center proveerán una sesión en español compartiendo consejos de salud mental y creando una discusión entre los participantes.

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Centering The Collective: The Power & Importance of Racial Affirming Spaces on College Campuses

Kimberly Y. Campbell, Ph.D., Shealyn Blanchard Ph.D., Victoria McNeil-Young M.S., Nelson Zounlome M.S.Ed. (University of Maryland)

110 minute session

CEU: Yes

This presentation will highlight the unique mental health challenges faced by Black college students and culturally responsive interventions used to promote wellness through groups offered by the Counseling Center. Specifically, the presentation will share intentional strategies informed by Africentric principles and group theory practices.

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Introduction to Restorative Justice for Community Building and Conflict Resolution

Léna Crain (Denison University), Nicole Garcia Diaz (University of Maryland)

50 minute session

CEU: No

Restorative justice promotes healing and equity by centering the voices of those harmed, in contrast to approaches to addressing discord that neglect community voice and healing. Participants will learn about restorative philosophy and practices, how RJ promotes community and addresses discord, and ways to implement RJ in policy and practice.

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Session Block 4 (Educational Sessions) 

April 15, 2021, 10:30 - 11:20am

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Working with Health Promotion & Wellness Services to Promote Wellness through the Pandemic and Beyond

Sarah Wilson (University of Maryland)

50 minute session

CEU: No

As a global pandemic continues to take its toll on college campuses, a coordinated approach to wellness is necessary. Join the University Health Center’s Health Promotion & Wellness Services team to examine current and upcoming trends in wellness, learn about HPWS’s service offerings, and apply public health strategy to coordinated interventions.

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Hear Our Voices, Learn Our Stories: Race, Gender, & Disability on Campus

Malia Witherspoon, Alysa Conway, Adith Thummalapalli, Anaya Truss-Williams, Juhi Narula (University of Maryland)

50 minute session

CEU: No

We talk too little about the intersection of race, gender, and disability on campus. This panel provides an opportunity for BIPOC students with disabilities to tell their stories and present their perspectives in an interactive forum. We hope this panel moves this much-needed conversation ahead at UMD.

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Session Block 5 (Educational Sessions) 

April 15, 2021, 11:30 - 12:30pm

Student Affairs - Maryland Student Affairs Conference
Antiracism is Wellness

Natalie Taylor, Laura Bent (University of Maryland)

50 minute session

CEU: No

In this session, we will define racism, antiracism, and wellness. We will then demonstrate how being antiracist impacts our overall wellness and the wellness of our community. Finally, we will provide examples of continuing education that may be useful in persevering along this journey.

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How Are They Doing It? BIPOC and First-Generation Student Academic & Career Success Panel

Pamela Allen, Nelson Zounlome (University of Maryland)

50 minute session

CEU: No

Engage with BIPOC and first-generation students who are succeeding academically and becoming prepared for a desired career. Learn how they were impacted, navigated, and strategized while encouraging and inspiring their own.

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Individual Factors and Students’ Experiences of COVID-19: Implications for Student Affairs Professionals

Yu-Wei Wang, Tiana Cruz, Munjireen Sifat, Sara Abdelwahab, Israel Abebe (University of Maryland)

60 minute session

CEU: Yes

 

We will present findings from the 2020 University New Student Census (UNSC) and follow-up surveys with students who completed the 2016 and 2019 UNSCs. We will examine the overall pandemic impacts on students and how sociodemographic, contextual, and intrapersonal factors may diminish or worsen the pandemic impacts on individual well-being.

 

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Antirracismo es Bienestar

Jorge Herrera, Jairo Cruz (University of Maryland)

50 minute session
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CEU: No

En esta sesión, definiremos el racismo, antirracismo y bienestar. Nosotros demostraremos cómo ser antirracista puede crear un impacto sobre nuestro propio bienestar y el bienestar de nuestra comunidad. Finalmente, proporcionaremos ejemplos de educación continua que pueden ser útiles en perseverar en este viaje.

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