Program for the 2014 PDI

Tuesday, January 14th

10:45 AM

Session Title:
"Introduction to Time Travel -or- How to Send Your Files to the Future"
Presenters:
Shea Swauger
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C146 Clark Building
Description:
Remember that paper you wrote in 1992? The one stored on a Floppy Disk? Chances are good that recovering that file will be difficult if you don’t have the right hardware and software. The same forces that made your files from the past hard to read now will eventually make your current files hard to read in the future. Come learn about how you can recover the past as well as how to preserve your digital files so that they last well in to the future.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is designed to inform a general audience with no previous background or experience as to the basic principles of digital preservation and recovery.

Wednesday, January 15th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Creating Service-Learning Action: Connecting your classroom with community
Presenters:
Margit Hentschel
Category:
Service Learning
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C146 Clark Building
Description:
This session will focus on service-learning as a form of active, engaged learning & teaching. Topics will include; 1)exploring your passion to align with service-learning opportunities, 2)examples of how to connect your classroom w/ local/global community partnerships, and 3)assessment tools for community-based research and publishing. This session will be facilitated as an engaged learning circle and will involve audience participation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any participant interested in campus/community service-learning programs, course curriculum development and experiential learning, and/or community-based research.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
A Calm Within Guided Meditation
Presenters:
Margit Hentschel,Deb Colbert
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
C146 Clark Building
Description:
Are you having trouble finding balance in your life due to work and life stress? Recent clinical research on mindfulness practices has shown benefits that may offer an increased ability to transform stress, improve mental clarity, and help with concentration. This session is designed to explore mindfulness meditation and supportive yoga breath for your daily life. Over the last 20 years, numerous studies have shown these practices to have multiple physical and mental health benefits, which contribute to an overall increase in well-being. The session will begin with an overview of these benefits, offer background on mindfulness and yoga breath practice, and engage participants in "hands-on" practice of these techniques. Audience participation will be invited in a "learning circle" format. A "start where you are" philosophy is embraced and no previous experience is required. Practice sessions will range from 5-15 minutes, followed with time to share experiences and learn from each other. For those interested in continuing a daily mindfulness practice, we’ll offer tools you can take with you. We look forward to sharing this workshop together with you.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to find balance from within that can be taken into everyday life. All are welcome.