Program for the 2011 PDI

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Living on a Reduced or Fixed Income
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Remember the days when you lived on a fraction of your income and had expenses that seemed to be the size of a mountain? Now, downsizing causes people to be concerned about how to live on a reduced income again. Retirement may also require people to live on less. In this session the presenter will cover six key steps to follow as you proceed to live on less, making ends meet.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Participants will learn six steps to follow to live on a reduced income. 2. Participants will leave with at least one activity to start to help themselves live on less. Audience: Anyone

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Moving Beyond Yoyo Diets
Presenters:
Margaret Graham
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
What makes people successful at stepping out of the vicious cycle of indulgence-guilt-deprivation with their food? Come and hear stories from people who released 40 or more pounds and sustained their change. Hear about people who used a variety of approaches (self-designed, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystems, 12-step, and more). What are the threads that run through these successes? And how can you apply what they learned to your own life?
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -give examples from real-life stories of people who have let go of at least 40 pounds and sustained their change -discuss patterns among the success stories -provide a framework of questions that allow attendees to apply the learnings to their own lives Target Audience: anyone who wants to change their eating habits

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Financial Readiness for Retirement
Presenters:
Frederick Weston
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
This seminar, sponsored by the Society of Senior Scholars, is about your readiness for retirement – specifically addressing the question “What can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life?” Stated alternately, as planning for retirement is near-completed or a work-in-progress, this seminar will address specifics for computing continuing income from both before and after tax sources. Problems and pitfalls will be discussed. Preparation basics for retirement will be emphasized. This seminar is vendor and product neutral.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Understand the dimensions of the question 'what can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life.' Targeted Audience: Anyone with an interest in understanding retirement planning basics.
Session Title:
Vegetable Gardening in Containers
Presenters:
Alison O'Connor,Carol O'Meara
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Join Alison and Carol to find out helpful tips and tricks for successful vegetable gardening in containers. Container gardening is a great way to have a productive garden in small spaces. Vegetable varieties, maintenance and how-to's will be shared, with plenty of photographs.
Goals and Target Audience:
All levels of gardeners would benefit from this class--participants can expect to learn helpful techniques for container gardening in Northern Colorado.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
A Calm Within Guided Meditation
Presenters:
Debora Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
Having trouble finding balance in your life? Does your mind race with so many responsibilities that you don’t know where to start? Are you jumping from one project to another constantly? Research into mindfulness meditation and body awareness has shown an increase in the body’s ability to handle stress, increase personal experience of empathy, activate areas of the brain used for decision making and attention, assist in time management, and have lasting positive effects on the immune system. Spend the next 50 minutes exploring some tools used in mindfulness and body awareness, relaxation techniques, and the benefits of stress management. This guided meditation will help you find ways to slow down and be in the moment rather than speeding through each day not knowing where the time has gone.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to find a balance that can be taken into everyday life. Targeted Audience: All are welcome

1:00 PM

Session Title:
ARTstor for Everyone
Presenters:
Naomi Lederer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
165 Library (CC#2)
Description:
This session will provide an overview of ARTstor, a Library database with over one million images. Images are "from outstanding museums, libraries, photo archives, scholars, artists and artists' estates, and photographers." ARTstor is of interest to more than art historians—for instance, science faculty might want to use ARTstor as an easy way to share images (.jpeg, .gif, .tiff, .bmp, .png) from their personal collections of microbes, tree bark, or forest landscapes. Plus it can be fun just to browse through the multitude of images. Session topics covered will include how to: search ARTstor; save images in groups; export into PowerPoint; add personal and instructor notes; image manipulation (sizing, etc.); exporting to Endnote; unlocking password-protected folders; and more. The entire session will be hands-on. The latter part of the session will be aimed at faculty members who want to share specific images with their students and will therefore cover topics related to uploading images from personal collections and how to share image groups.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal is for attendees to feel confident searching and using ARTstor. Audience is everyone at CSU, faculty and staff, although the part on sharing images is aimed at teaching faculty; others can search ARTstor for items of their own interest while those parts of the session are taking place.
Session Title:
Top 10 Behavior Problems In Cats and Dogs
Presenters:
Jennie Willis Jamtgaard
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Think your pet has the worst behavior imaginable? Chances are you aren't alone, and there is something to do about it! Come the how's and why's of some common misbehavior in our pet animals. Beginning with understanding your pet's motivation for that behavior, learn what changing that behavior looks like for you and your pet. A dog (or cat!)is never too old to learn new tricks, so even if it has been going on a while, it's not too late to expect that behavior can improve.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. To explain some common behavioral problems in light of the motivation(s) the animals feel to perform them. 2. To expel some myths as to why particular behaviors happen and what owners may have been told to do. 3. To provide listeners with a better understanding of how to change behavior in their pet.

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Using Science To Change Behavior in Pets
Presenters:
Jennie Willis Jamtgaard
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
We love our pets... but chances are, we don't love everything they do! But in a world of misinformation on the subject, what can be done about that annoying behavior? How do we teach them how we would like them to behave? Come learn the science behind why certain training methods do and don't work, and how we can help our pets be the best companions for us while preserving the relationship we want to have with them. You will leave with a toolbox full of new ways to teach them, whether you have a dog, cat, horse, rat or bird!
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience: Interested pet owners and enthusiasts 1. Listeners will be able to demonstrate three ways of teaching a new behavior. 2. Listeners will be able to demonstrate three ways of stopping an old behavior that is not desired. 3. Listeners will be able to explain how the emotional side of training helps animals learn in some circumstances and hinders them in others.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Retirement: Living a Strong Life
Presenters:
Jacqueline Peila-Shuster
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
214-16 LSC
Description:
This interactive workshop, sponsored by the Society of Senior Scholars, will help you to examine and redefine meanings of, and attitudes about, retirement. It will also facilitate the exploration and identification of those activities and pursuits in your life that are affirmative and give you purpose, while encouraging you to contemplate how you might utilize them in your next life chapter. Since retirement is a transition, and not a point-in-time event, this workshop is beneficial for both pre-retirees and retirees. This workshop will not cover financial aspects of retirement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will: •begin the process of creating a new image of aging and retirement for themselves; •explore attitudes regarding the meaning of work; •participate in activities and discussions to define and clarify activities and pursuits that provide them with feelings of purpose, passion, and/or strength; and •discuss strategies and resources for continuing on with the work begun in this session This session is appropriate for anyone contemplating or in retirement.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
How to Be Media Savvy
Presenters:
Emily Wilmsen,Jennifer Dimas
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
The Department of Public Relations -Who we are and what we do (a brief introduction) -Where to find us -When to call us -What we need from you Reporting 101 -A day in the life of a reporter -What’s news -Deadlines Interview do’s and don’t’s -Preparing yourself -Deadlines -Followup -Your rights as an interviewee Q&A
Goals and Target Audience:
To further educate campus faculty and staff about the importance of positively representing themselves, their departments and their university in the media. To help faculty and staff understand how the media works, prepare them to have a positive experience with the media and educate them about their rights and responsibilities during an interview. Targeted audience is campus faculty and staff, particulary those interested in conducting interviews on behalf of their department/college.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Financing Long Term Care
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin,Kris Callahan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
The longer we live, the greater the chance that we may need long term care - - either in our own homes or in a facility. The costs of care can be mind-boggling. The presenters will discuss how long term care can be financed, including long term care insurance through the Colorado partnership program.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Participants will learn how long term care can be financed 2. Participants will consider how family communications can be facilitated regarding long term care decisions. Target audience: Individuals age 40+
Session Title:
Grenades, Flossin', Teen Moms, and Wizards: Engaging in Pop Culture to Better Understand Students
Presenters:
Renée Welch,Jordan King
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Current pop culture has increasingly more impact on today’s students. As faculty, staff, and administrators on a college campus, it is important that we recognize, understand, and reflect on what influences students so we better understand how to communicate and interact with students and help them learn and grow. Here are a series of questions we have been asking ourselves about pop culture influences: 1. GLEE is a TV show that takes an interesting approach to presenting current issues and societal challenges, often utilizing over-exaggerated stereotypes in its approach to humor and creating change. However, one wonders how the traditional college student interprets these messages - does it further perpetuate stereotypes or help break them down? 2. The Jersey Shore is an MTV production that follows a cast 20-somethings as they drink excessively, perpetuate gender roles, and approach confrontation in violent ways. Are students watching this show for its ridiculousness or are they hoping to be more like the cast of the Jersey Shore? What are students learning and taking away from watching this show? 3. Harry Potter & Twilight are both popular literature series that have been turned into movies. While Harry Potter has mostly positive messages, Twilight involves a principle character (a woman), whose entire being is focused on pleasing a man and wishing him to physically harm her (bite her). Are students consciously aware of these messages? What does this and the Jersey Shore tell women? What does it tell men? 4. Sports Center & Entourage are two of the most popular shows among college men, both of which focus on traditional definitions of masculinity. Do these impact men on campus? What lessons are they learning about what it means to be a man? Ultimately, it is important to acknowledge what factors are influencing student development and pop culture is no exception. Through this presentation which will utilize multimedia clips, theory on student culture formation and influences, opportunities for discussion, and tips for best practice, we hope to meaningfully reflect upon and consider what effect pop culture has on today’s college students and how we can utilize this knowledge to help students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: The goals of this presentation are: 1. Reflect on what elements of pop culture influence today’s students 2. Discuss how these influences impact students 3. Understand student culture theory 4. Realize the importance of university staff/faculty/administrators to intentionally engage in pop culture to better understand students 5. Takeaway ideas for how to navigate the intersection of student development and pop culture Audience: This presentation is for any staff, faculty, or administrator on campus who is interested in learning more about pop culture and its potential impact on undergraduate students.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
A Calm Within Guided Meditation - REPEAT SESSION
Presenters:
Debora Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
213-15 LSC
Description:
Having trouble finding balance in your life? Does your mind race with so many responsibilities that you don’t know where to start? Are you jumping from one project to another constantly? Research into mindfulness meditation and body awareness has shown an increase in the body’s ability to handle stress, increase personal experience of empathy, activate areas of the brain used for decision making and attention, assist in time management, and have lasting positive effects on the immune system. Spend the next 50 minutes exploring some tools used in mindfulness and body awareness, relaxation techniques, and the benefits of stress management. This guided meditation will help you find ways to slow down and be in the moment rather than speeding through each day not knowing where the time has gone.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to find a balance that can be taken into everyday life. Targeted Audience: All are welcome.

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Be an Untouchable: Think! Innovate! Create! to meet workforce needs of the 21st Century
Presenters:
Barbara Wallner
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
How can you or those you work with or train be an "untouchable"? What new ideas/new career areas can you support/train people for/be a part of - in the new, new world of the Flat, Hot, and Crowded Earth (Friedman, 2009, 2007)? What can you practice/do differently to remain "untouchable"?
Goals and Target Audience:
Any interested person in the workforce today who wants to stay gainfully employed, live a healthy and rewarding life, contribute to the well-being of others, prepare others for careers we aren't even aware of now...according to Friedman, would be interested in this session! I, as an instructor, am hoping to raise awareness, activate prior knowledge, and empower individuals to become "untouchable"!

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Building Your Personal Archive
Presenters:
Linda Meyer
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203 Library
Description:
What types of materials should you save to document your own history, and what are the best ways to preserve them? This session will provide ideas to answer these two questions, and will explore a variety of approaches to begin or continue the process of building a personal archive.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session offers helpful information for those who want to collect documents, photographs, news clippings, electronic media, and memorabilia related to their lives. Participants will learn methods for evaluating, creating, organizing, preserving, and sharing their collections.
Session Title:
How to Parent and Work Without Losing Your.....Mind
Presenters:
Jen Aberle, Ph.D.,Kim Grubbs,Jen Johnson,Alexis Kanda-Olmstead
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
228 LSC
Description:
Inspired by the lived experiences of four working mothers on campus (faculty, administrative professional, and state classified), this session will explore the concept of balance by identifying key challenges and strategies to navigating working parenthood. Specifically, we will discuss self-advocacy at work and at home, negotiating work and childcare, leveraging support systems, and living our values as parents and professionals. This is intended to be an interactive session where both presenters and participants can share stories, laugh, and learn from each other. Join us as we create solidarity with other working parents who juggle life in two worlds, striving to be fully present in both.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for working parents at CSU. Goals include: -Normalizing the working parent experience -Identifying strategies for balance -Creating community among working parents

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Financial Aid 101 & Financing a College Education
Presenters:
Connie Jaime-Lujan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
The first half of this session will cover the basics of applying for financial aid, general financial aid information, and financial aid programs such as work-study, loans, and grants. The second half of this session will provide information and resources that will assist employees in financing a college education for them or their dependent(s). It will include information on determining college costs, available resources including financial aid, College Opportunity Fund, Tuition Scholarship Program for Eligible Family Members of CSU Employees, the employee study benefit and scholarship tips.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any employee who is seeking information on financial aid and financing a college education.
Session Title:
Financial Readiness for Retirement - REPEAT SESSION
Presenters:
Frederick Weston
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
220-22 LSC
Description:
This seminar, sponsored by the Society of Senior Scholars, is about your readiness for retirement – specifically addressing the question “What can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life?” Stated alternately, as planning for retirement is near-completed or a work-in-progress, this seminar will address specifics for computing continuing income from both before and after tax sources. Problems and pitfalls will be discussed. Preparation basics for retirement will be emphasized. This seminar is vendor and product neutral.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Understand the dimensions of the question 'what can I generate from my assets as monthly income for the rest of my life.' Targeted Audience: Anyone with an interest in understanding retirement planning basics.
Session Title:
Practical Strategies for Improving Critical Thinking
Presenters:
Lorie Smith
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
Life isn't getting any simpler, is it? At work and at home we are faced with issues and problems that could benefit from the application of critical thinking. This session will address some practical strategies for acquiring or improving critical thinking skills to help you better address the everyday challenges you face.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: Provide attendees with basic critical thinking strategies Audience: General