Summer ’18 brings SALT members a discussion series instead of a Book Club. This informal and intimate gathering of student affairs professional from throughout Penn is the perfect opportunity to exchange ideas.
SALT Summer Discussion Series #1: Coping Strategies for Living in a Chaotic World
Wednesday, June 27th | 12-1pm
Houston Hall (must enter on Spruce Street, near Beefsteak, due to construction), Room 301 Rein Family Room
Event Description: During the past several months, numerous tragedies throughout the country and the world have impacted the ways we view our lives, our families and those around us. Although we certainly have reasons to be stressed and worried, we can also encourage ourselves and each other to develop and implement coping strategies in the midst of these trouble times. Penn Senior Associate Chaplain Steve Kocher will facilitate a discussion regarding what those strategies can be and how we can incorporate them every day. This event will be similar to a SALT Brown Bag, so feel free to bring your lunch!
SALT 2016 Summer Book Club
To celebrate the University’s Year of Media, the SALT summer book club will explore different ways of getting information. We’ll read a book (of course!) but we’ll also listen to a podcast and watch a movie.
Podcast: This American Life Episode 581: Anatomy of Doubt
Thursday, June 16 at 12 noon at the Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk
Facilitator: Ashlee Halbritter
This episode of the popular NPR program focuses on stories about doubting rape victims.
Book: Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Wharton professor Jonah Berger
Thursday, July 14 at 12 noon at the Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk
Facilitators: Irene Tan and Laura Neylan
What makes things popular? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral? Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious.
Movie: Citizen Kane
Thursday, August 4 at 12 noon at the Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk
Facilitator: David Fox