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The Instructional Design Center (IDC) invites you today to attend a session that will focus on common sense approaches to student engagement within the realm of online learning. Dr. Ryan Baggett, associate professor of homeland security, and Mikah Pritchard of IDC will take a look at different strategies and technologies for promoting engagement through announcements, discussion boards, grading feedback and more. The approach to engagement is to work smarter, not harder when building rapport and creating a sense of community within your online course.

Come to Commonwealth Building 1801 for refreshments and an interesting discussion or view it live via Zoom. Enter your first and last name and log in as guest. Click "More On This Announcement" below for the Zoom link.

Event Date: September 13; Noon
Location: Commonwealth 1801
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Nedim Slijepcevic, 622-4839
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This session will review metacognitive reading strategies that can be applied to textbook reading and provide practical approaches to course design that will help students read with purpose, retain information, and learn from textbooks more independently. Instructors are encouraged to attend the Developing Critical Readers through Metacognitive Strategies workshop prior to this session, but it can be taken on its own.

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Event Date: September 28; 11 a.m.-Noon
Location: Noel Studio Discovery Classroom (310D)

Contact Information: Russell Carpenter, 622-7403
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"I Come From" is a documentary that looks at incarcerated poets and playwrights who use the power of creativity to change their lives.

Director Robby Henson will attend and participate in a Q&A following the screening. John Fitch and Chad Cogdill, Department of Communication film concentration faculty, will moderate.

This film focuses on six incarcerated artists and came about through Henson's participation in "Voices Inside," a prison performance and writing workshop at Northpoint Training Center and other institutions in Kentucky. Incarcerated writers in the program have won national awards and their works have been performed at Louisville Actors Theater and New York City theaters.

The event is open to the public. Proof of attendance will be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Deborah Givens.

Event Date: September 20; 7 p.m.
Location: 108 Crabbe Library
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Dr. Deborah T. Givens, 622-6564


Join us each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in front of Turner Gate for Walkabout Wednesday. Each week we walk the path of the EKU Homecoming 5K, increasing the distance we walk each week to get you 5K ready.

Event Date: September 13; 12:15-1 p.m.
Location: Turner Gate
Cost: Free and open to EKU employees

Contact Information: Tammy Cornett, 622-8874
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Employees with medical benefits are eligible to work with a health coach through the new Viverae wellness portal.


Contact Information: Tammy Cornett, 622-8874
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Learn to teach the fastest growing group fitness phenomenon, POUND Pro Training, inspired by the energizing, infectious, sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.

Register and receive the official POUND Pro Training Guide, one free month of access to "The Label," CECs from the world’s top fitness accreditations, a Certificate of Completion and a set of Ripstix.

Register today at Poundfit.com.

Event Date: October 08; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Campus Recreation

Contact Information: Raylee Kirkland


Beginner, intermediate and advanced participants are welcome. Instruction will be individualized. Members of the class are asked to come to the first class meeting with one specific watercolor skill they wish to improve. For example, beginners may need to develop color mixing, shape description, brush handling, etc. Participants who are unsure of a specific watercolor skill in need of development should bring previous paintings for analysis. The goal of this class is to perfect the skills that underlie personal expression and creativity in the use of watercolor. Participants should bring their existing painting supplies. Class will meet Monday-Friday, Sept. 25-29.

Event Date: September 25; 5-7 p.m.
Location: Perkins Building
Cost: $75

Contact Information: Community Education, 622-1228
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Featured Dishes:

Loaded Fish Tacos
Southwest Chicken Tacos
Two-Bean Chili Soup
Spicy Grilled Vegetable Baguette
Mushroom & Swiss Burger
Spinach & Ricotta Pizza
Banana Pudding Parfait

Event Date: September 13; 10:45 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Upstairs Powell
Cost: $9.40

Contact Information: Jeremy Hacker, 622-5005
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