Under the leadership of Julene Pinto-Dcyzewski, assistant director of Residence Life, and Li Teng, committee chair and residence director, the Winter Workshop Committee welcomed back almost 80 community assistants from both the Indiana and Punxsutawney campuses on Wednesday, January 14.
The four-day, ongoing training is designed to continue to develop the already strong skills in this exceptional group of student leaders. Highlights included a religious panel moderated by Pablo Mendoza, with guests Rev. Joan Sabatino, Gerry Pfeffer, and Waleed Farag; a session helping community assistants understand how they can support veterans, conducted by Cory Shay, director of the Military Resource Center; an assertiveness session taught by Erick Lauber, Department of Journalism; and a session on how to apply to graduate school, conducted by graduate assistants from the School of Graduate Studies and Research.
The four-day training also included Project Linus, the annual service project which included raising $1,000, purchasing fleece, and making blankets for needy families. New this year was the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining’s sponsorship of a hunger banquet designed to remind the staff about issues of poverty and privilege.
Religious Panel Discussion, Winter Workshop 2015
Project Linus, Winter Workshop 2015
Hunger Banquet, Winter Workshop 2015