Past Lunch on a Mission Sessions

Previous Student Life: Lunch on a Mission! sessions are shared on this page. Several program descriptions include links to resources that are still available to staff in Student Life.

Pictured above is Tim Bates from RSOP, leading a hike in the Bagley Nature Area on campus.

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2019-2020 Lunch on a Mission Sessions

Topic Student Life Goal Area
Who are our Students? Student Veterans, with Corbin Smyth, Student Life and Andy Kimball, Environmental Health and Safety; Link to slides 1 & 2
Dealing With Aggressive & Overly-Involved Parents: Proactive Strategies For Creating Cooperative Relationships (Innovative Educators Webinar) 1 & 5
Bullet Journaling, with Brenna Hucka, Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution; Link to Prezi 5
Relating the Student Life Strategic Plan to Your Work, with Lisa Erwin, Student Life; Link to Prezi, Goal Alignment Worksheet (PDF) 5
Mental Health/Student Affairs Staff Burnout & Emotional Fatigue: Manage Complex & Increased Demands While Supporting Self-Care & Wellbeing (PaperClip Communications Webinar) 5
Leading from the Middle, panel discussion with Ana Hammerschmidt, Housing and Residence Life; Tony Cherro, Transportation & Parking Services; and Jessi Eaton, Kirby Student Center and facilitated Corbin Smyth, Student Life. 5

 

2018-2019 Lunch on a Mission Sessions

Topic Student Life Goal Area
Best Practices for Managing Departmental Social Media Accounts (StudentAffairs.com webinar) 4
How to Infuse Social Justice & Equity into Your Work (NASPA webinar) 2
Using Bulldog Mobile to Reach Students, with Corbin Smyth, Student Life and Ellen Hatfield, Career and Internship Services 1 & 4
Who Are Our Students? American Indian/Alaskan Native Students, with Rick Smith,  American Indian Learning Resource Center 2
Cultural Brokering: Insights Into Counseling/Advising Diverse Student Populations, panel discussion with Emily Norenberg, Disability Resources; Anna Gilmore, International Student Services; Cassidy Vena, AILRC; and Cheng Thao, Diversity and Inclusion and facilitated by Sherrill Yeaton, Career and Internship Services 2
Daring Greatly. with Lisa Erwin, Student Life; Dr. Brown's Ted Talks: The power of vulnerability and Listening to shame 5
Tips and Tricks for Hiring and Retaining Student Employees, with Carolyn Anderson, Dining Services; Ellen Hatfield, Career and Internship Services; Gina Pudlick, Kirby Student Center and facilitated by Corbin Smyth, Student Life 4 & 5
From A (alcohol) to ZZZZs - A data driven look at our student's health habits, with Jean Baribeau-Thoennes, Dori Decker, Lauretta Perry, Health Services; presentation slides 3
FMLA Information for Employees, with Kayleigh Karppinen, UMD Human Resources 5
Concepts from Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership by Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal, with Katie Jackson, Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution 5
Work Life Hacks: Simple, Smart, and Free, with Jonna Korpi, Sustainability; Link to Prezi 5
Resilience Training and Assessment: Cultivating Self-Compassion and Growth Mindset, with Dr. Marilee Bresciani, Professor of Postsecondary Educational Leadership at San Diego State University 1 & 3

 

2017-2018 Lunch on a Mission Sessions

Topic Student Life Goal Area
ACPA/ASHE Presidential Symposium on Racism, Recovery, and Social Justice 2
University Housing, Past, Present, and Future, with Jeremy Leiferman and John Schmidt, Housing and Residence Life 4
Busy is the Enemy of the Strategic (studentaffairs.com webinar) 5
The Struggle of Our Time: Free Speech and Inclusive Campus Environments, with Jeni Eltink, Kirby Student Center 2
Adventure on a Mission: UMD Farm!, with Dr. Randy Hanson, UMD Sustainable Agriculture Project 1, 3, & 5
Get Out! Biking in and Around Duluth, with Corbin Smyth, Student Life and Dr. David Worley, Health Services 3
Gen Z, with Sue Darge Lombardo, College of Education and Human Services Professions; Gen Z handout 4

 

2016-2017 Lunch on a Mission Sessions

Topic Student Life Goal Area
Hike on a Mission: Bagley Nature Area, with Tim Bates, RSOP 1, 3, and 4
Managing Our Anxiety about Student Anxiety (studentaffairs.com webinar) 3
Come One, Come All to the New Superior Dining Hall, with Claudia Engelmeier, Dining Services 3 & 4
Who Are Our Students? Queer and Trans+ Students, with Roze Brooks, Diversity and Inclusion 2
Who Are Our Students? Students with Disabilities, with Emily Norenberg, Disability Resources 2
History of UMD, with Neil Storch, Professor Emeritus 5
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard (concepts from the book by Chip Heath and Dan Heath), with Jeremy Leiferman, Housing and Residence Life, and Lisa Erwin, Student Life; online resources 5
UMD Student Alcohol and Marijuana Trends and Usage, with Laruetta Perry, Health Services; Sean Huls, UMDPD; and Katie Jackson, Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution; presentation slides 3
Building Names at UMD - Who were Cina, Bohannon, Montague, etc.?, with Jeni Eltink, Kirby Student Center; presentation slides 5

 

2015-2016 Lunch on a Mission Sessions

Topic Student Life Goal Area
Work/Life Balance, with Dr. David Worley, Health Services 3 & 5
Who Are Our Students?, with Susana Pelayo Woodward, Diversity and Inclusion 2
Cooking with a Garden Harvest, with Chef Tom Linderholm, Dining Services; recipe 3 & 5
Cooking with Lake Superior Whitefish, with Chef Tom Linderholm, Dining Services; recipe 3 & 5

 

2014-2015 Lunch on a Mission Sessions

Topic Student Life Goal Area
The Student Life Experience, with Lisa Erwin, Student Life; link to Prezi; discussion questions; session wrap up  4
Employee Wellbeing, with Jean Rodvold, Dining Services; Pat Trachte, Employee Health; and Trista Vucetich Anderson, RSOP; presentation; wellbeing handout 3
The Neuroscience of Happiness, with Michelle Stronach, Health Services; presentation; YouTube video: The Science of Happiness 3
Sustainability - What Can We Do to Contribute?, with Mindy Granley, Sustainability; presentation; handout 5

 

2013-2014 Lunch on a Mission Sessions

Topic Student Life Goal Area
Generation We, with Tim Chambers, Housing and Residence Life; Nathaniel Schultz, Student Conduct; and Lisa Erwin, Student Life; handout; resources 5
Crockpots and Microwaves: Thriving as an Introvert in an Extroverted Profession, with Jenis Eltink and Jessi Eaton, Kirby Student Center; presentation 5
The (Not-So) Secrets to Effective Employee Engagement, with Corbin Smyth, Student Life and Brian Lassiter, Performance Excellence Network 5
Writing Your Assessment Story, with Lisa Erwin, Student Life; handout 6

2012-2013 Lunch on a Mission Sessions

Topic Student Life Goal Area
Dealing with Bullies, with Lisa Erwin, Student Life; link to Prezi; discussion questions; wrap-up notes 5
The Culture of Immediacy, with Lisa Erwin Student Life; link to Prezi; discussion questions; wrap-up notes 5