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Session I--Summer Lunch Series: Making Meaning for Graduate Students Return to listing


What is meaning making?  According to Roger Kegan's theory of meaning-making development, meaning making "is a conceptualization of how human beings make meaning of themselves, of others, and of their experiences throughout their life-span." In this 3-week summer lunch series, you'll have the opportunity for personal self-reflection through free writing and small group discussion that will be supported by short articles and readings on meaning-making and purpose of life. 

All sessions will be held at the Graduate Student Center at 211A West Cameron Avenue from 12-1:30 pm on 3 consecutive Thursdays.  Please sign up for the series only if you're able to attend all 3 sessions.  Lunch will be provided and REGISTRATION is required by Wednesday, May 31st. 


Week 1 (June 1):  The past--Exploration of my Identity:  Who am I and where am I from?

Week 2 (June 8):  The present--Resiliency and Joy:  How does graduate school fit into my life's purpose?  How can I sustain my passion for my work and build my resilience during challenging times?  What brings me joy and how does it fit into my academic life? 

Week 3 (June 15):  The future--Hopes and Dreams:  What are my plans post-Master's or post-Doctoral degree? 

Can't make it to the June series?  A second session will be offered on Thursdays in July on the 13th, 20th, and 27th from 3:30-5 pm.

  Location: Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Avenue
  Date: Thursday, June 01, 2017
  Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Sponsor: The Graduate School
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Maria Erb Maria.Erb@unc.edu