Five things you missed in December (and what you can do in January)
1. Cocoa & Connect
Over hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies, the Center of Excellence for Women & Technology hosted a Dec. 3 workshop on how to best use LinkedIn over winter break to connect with professionals. Attendees discussed how to use LinkedIn “alumni tool” and offered suggestions on how to ask for informational interviews. The center will host a limited number of students for a Women’s Reception with Employers Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. To be notified when the application is open and learn of other opportunities, sign up for the center’s email list.
2. Free Mindfulness Workshops
The use of mindfulness-based techniques is linked to a reduction in anxiety, physical symptoms of pain, and depression. It has also been shown to enhance relationships and to reduce distress. Hosted earlier in the month on Dec. 3 and 9, these weekly, one-hour Mindfulness Workshop sessions at the Wells Library will resume Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the IQ Wall in the Wells Library and Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at CAPS on the fourth floor of the IU Health Center.
On Dec. 4, Union Board hosted an #Adulting event to answer some of life’s great questions: How do you learn to cook on a Ramen budget? What’s the most civil, respectful way to navigate political differences in and out of the classroom? And what are you wearing to the interview? On Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 4-8 p.m., join My Sister’s Closet to find an affordable answer to the last question. Image consultants will be on hand to help students find professional suits and accessories.
4. Campus Kitchen Community Meal
On Dec. 4, students were invited to a free meal created from would-be food waste from IU Catering & IU Dining. Want to get involved in food rescue? Consider joining Campus Kitchen at Indiana University and learn to reduce food waste and food insecurity on campus.
5. Toe-vember with United Way
Did you miss out on decorating new socks for donation to United Way? Join Bloomington’s first ever Freezefest community celebration Jan. 6-11! The celebration includes a “Chilly” Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Mill. To participate as a chef in the cookoff, register online by Dec. 17. Tickets are $10 for attendees with all proceeds benefitting United Way of Monroe County.
5 Things You Missed In December
By: IU Corps
Tuesday, December 17, 2019