Programming and Resources for the 2020 Election

 

Campus Conversations and Community Care

election mindset

This election cycle is very important, and it affects everyone differently. The following events are offered as opportunities for the campus community to seek support and discussion. These events provide a chance to: learn and engage with the political process, seek wellness support and community care; and dedicate time to movement and mindfulness for the road ahead. Click here to read President Bolton's statement regarding the Nov. 3 elections.

Post-Election

Time
Event/Resource
Tue., Nov. 10, 7-8pm

Looking Back and Looking Forward – The 2020 Election and Beyond

Moderated by Erum Haider, Assistant Prof. of Political Science

  • Álvaro Corral, Assistant Prof. of Political Science: Who Voted, How and Why?– Examining Turnout and Exit Polls
  • Kent Kille, Prof. of Political Science and International Relations: Reconciliation: A Post-Election Peace Studies Perspective
  • Sid Simpson, Williams Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy: Well, What Now? Continuing the Fight for Social Justice after the Election

Click here to join the panel discussion.

Past Events (Archive)

Time
Event/Resource

Original Event:

Mon., Oct. 26, 7pm

 

Wooster in Politics 2020: An Alumni Panel Discussion 

Moderated by Matt Krain, Professor and Chair of Political Science

  • Wayne Cornelius ‘67, is Policy Advisor to VP Joe Biden and Distinguished Professor of Political Science, emeritus, at UC San Diego
  • Ryan Burgess ’93, currently serves as the Cabinet Secretary for Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
  • Patti Ross ’06, is a senior policy advisor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Adam Gillmor ’19, is a Legislative Aide in the office of State Senator Dave Burke (OH-26)

Click here to watch an archive of this panel.

Original Event:

Tue., Oct. 27, 5:30-6:30pm

What to Expect When You’re Electing—What to Know and Watch For in 2020

Moderated by John Valdez, Assistant Prof. of Political Science

  • Angie Bos, Prof. of Political Science: Why We Should Focus on the Electoral College
  • Denise Bostdorff, Prof. of Communication Studies & Halen Gifford ’21, Campus Election Engagement Intern: What We Should Know about Voting in 2020
  • Avi Muñoz, Assistant Prof. of Political Science: Competitive Congressional Races and the Balance of the Senate

Click here to watch an archive of this panel.

Wed., Oct. 28, 7-8:30pm

Local Political Action Teach-in: Anti-Racist Efforts in Wooster

Organized by Désirée Weber, Assistant Prof. of Political Science, in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students from the College of Wooster and community members.

Thur., Oct. 29, 8am

Resiliency in the Face of Uncertainty

Led by David Earley, Chrysalis Family Solutions*

Fri., Oct. 30, 8:30-9:30am

Resiliency in the Face of Uncertainty

Led by David Earley, Chrysalis Family Solutions*

Mon., Nov. 2, 9-9:15am

Mindful Minutes

Join us on Microsoft Teams for a short, guided morning meditation open to all of campus – students, faculty, and staff. 
 
Practicing mindfulness and regular meditation can increase your academic success, improve your mental and physical health, boost your sleep, increase your concentration, and add other health and wellness benefits. Mindfulness and meditation can also be a helpful addition to your self-care routine during stressful and difficult circumstances.
Want a reminder? Join the Team on Microsoft Teams and enter the codeyf3e9im. You can add Mindful Minutes to your calendars from within the Team on the General channel. In addition to getting regular reminders, by joining the Mindful Minutes team, you’ll be able to access mindfulness and meditation exercises, other self-care and contemplative practices, articles and app recommendations, and more! We hope this can be a hub for exploring and developing your own mindfulness and meditation practices, and sharing those tips and skills with others.
 
Have questions? Contact cdi@wooster.edu for more information. Mindful Minutes is a collaboration between the Center for Diversity & Inclusion & The Longbrake Student Wellness Center.
Mon., Nov. 2, 10am-12pm

Let’s Talk with Ray

Sun.-Tues., Nov. 1-3, 11am-1pm

Scot Care Pickups

Students can drop by the Lowry Center between 11am-1pm to pick up snacks and stress relief items

Tue., Nov 3, 10am-12pm

Let’s Talk with Crystal

Tues., Nov 3, evening

Virtual Watch Parties 

 

College Democrats Presents: Election Watch Party

When: 8:30-11:30pm EDT

(Archive) Inclusive Community Day, November 4

Every hour on the hour, we will be hosting virtual gatherings to sooth your soul, inspire creativity, and come together as a campus community.

Time 
For
Event/Resource

9am - 12pm

 

1-4pm

students

 

students

students

Let's Talk "Election Edition" with Crystal

 

Let's Talk "Election Edition" with Libby

Let's Talk "Election Edition" with Anne

9-9:15am

 

all campus

Mindful Minutes

Join us on Microsoft Teams for a short, guided morning meditation open to all of campus – students, faculty, and staff. 
 
Practicing mindfulness and regular meditation can increase your academic success, improve your mental and physical health, boost your sleep, increase your concentration, and add other health and wellness benefits. Mindfulness and meditation can also be a helpful addition to your self-care routine during stressful and difficult circumstances.
  
Want a reminder? Join the Team on Microsoft Teams and enter the codeyf3e9im. You can add Mindful Minutes to your calendars from within the Team on the General channel. In addition to getting regular reminders, by joining the Mindful Minutes team, you’ll be able to access mindfulness and meditation exercises, other self-care and contemplative practices, articles and app recommendations, and more! We hope this can be a hub for exploring and developing your own mindfulness and meditation practices, and sharing those tips and skills with others.
 
Have questions? Contact cdi@wooster.edu for more information. Mindful Minutes is a collaboration between the Center for Diversity & Inclusion & The Longbrake Student Wellness Center.
10am all campus

Relaxation and Restoration Yoga Flow

Led by Laura Sirot, Associate Professor of Biology and yoga practitioner

11am all campus

[Previously Recorded]

Wooster in Politics 2020: An Alumni Panel Discussion 

Moderated by Matt Krain, Professor and Chair of Political Science

  • Wayne Cornelius ‘67, is Policy Advisor to VP Joe Biden and Distinguished Professor of Political Science, emeritus, at UC San Diego
  • Ryan Burgess ’93, currently serves as the Cabinet Secretary for Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
  • Patti Ross ’06, is a senior policy advisor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Adam Gillmor ’19, is a Legislative Aide in the office of State Senator Dave Burke (OH-26)

Click here to watch this panel

12pm all campus

[Previously Recorded]

What to Expect When You’re Electing—What to Know and Watch For in 2020

Moderated by John Valdez, Assistant Prof. of Political Science

  • Angie Bos, Prof. of Political Science: Why We Should Focus on the Electoral College
  • Denise Bostdorff, Prof. of Communication Studies & Halen Gifford ’21, Campus Election Engagement Intern: What We Should Know about Voting in 2020
  • Avi Muñoz, Assistant Prof. of Political Science: Competitive Congressional Races and the Balance of the Senate

Click here to watch this discussion (note: you will need a Wooster login to view)

11-11:50am & 12-12:50pm staff and faculty

Group Gathering

12 pm Led by Angela Earley, Chrysalis Family Solutions* (Staff and faculty should check their email for information on how to join this gathering.)

1pm all campus

Moving Meditation Yoga Flow

Led by Zach Sharrow, Science Librarian and registered yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance RYT200)

2pm all campus

Grounding Meditation Break

Join Religious & Spiritual Life for a meditation and mindfulness session, focusing on holding space for grounding, rest, and self-love. This session is open to all—no matter your experience with meditation or your religious, secular, or spiritual background/tradition.

 

*If you are on campus, at any point during the day, you’re also invited to use the outdoor prayer labyrinth (located near the Ebert Art Building and the tennis courts) for meditation, prayer or reflection. You can refer to the PDF or contact Erin Guzmán with questions about using the labyrinth.

 

Led by Erin Guzmán, poetry-loving chaplain and advocate for brave-spaces

3pm all campus

Walk for Unity (Details TBD)

Led by Provost Lisa Perfetti and Athletic Director Amy Williams

4pm all campus

Project Breathe

Led by Rachel David, Health Education Coordinator (LSWC) and yoga and mindfulness teacher

5pm all campus

Mindful Movement

Led by Beth Muellner, Professor of German, and certified yoga instructor

6pm all campus

Crafting for Justice

No matter your level of experience with crafting, activism, or craftivism, join us for Crafting for Justice. During this session, we will connect with our own creativity through mindfulness practice, reflect on crafting with intention, and practice together. Come with whatever you have, whether it’s pen and paper or a current craft project. We will also give some options for channeling your creativity into online spaces.

7-8:30pm  all campus

“You Are Still Enough” Part II

A CDI sponsored event led by William Washington, Licensed Professional Counselor

Thur., Nov. 5, 9am-12pm

 

Thur., Nov. 5, 1-4pm

students

 

students

students

Let's Talk "Election Edition" with Crystal (Book)

 

Let's Talk "Election Edition" with Libby (Book)

Let's Talk "Election Edition" with Anne (Book)

Fri., Nov. 6, 8-8:50am

staff and faculty

Group Gathering

Led by Angela Earley, Chrysalis Family Solutions* (Staff and faculty should check their email for information on how to join this gathering.)

Fri., Nov. 6, 9am-12pm

Fri., Nov. 6, 1-5pm

students

staff and faculty

Let's Talk "Election Edition" with Libby (Book)

Let's Talk "Election Edition" with Anne

Fri., Nov. 6, 9-9:15 a.m. all campus
Mindful Minutes
Join us on Microsoft Teams for a short, guided morning meditation open to all of campus – students, faculty, and staff. 
 
Practicing mindfulness and regular meditation can increase your academic success, improve your mental and physical health, boost your sleep, increase your concentration, and add other health and wellness benefits. Mindfulness and meditation can also be a helpful addition to your self-care routine during stressful and difficult circumstances.
  
Want a reminder? Join the Team on Microsoft Teams and enter the codeyf3e9im. You can add Mindful Minutes to your calendars from within the Team on the General channel. In addition to getting regular reminders, by joining the Mindful Minutes team, you’ll be able to access mindfulness and meditation exercises, other self-care and contemplative practices, articles and app recommendations, and more! We hope this can be a hub for exploring and developing your own mindfulness and meditation practices, and sharing those tips and skills with others.
 
Have questions? Contact cdi@wooster.edu for more information. Mindful Minutes is a collaboration between the Center for Diversity & Inclusion & The Longbrake Student Wellness Center.

* Wooster’s Employee Assistance Program (individual appointments are also available to employees or household members, www.chrysalisfamilysolutions.com, call 330-439-5651 for an appointment and let them know you are seeking services through The College of Wooster EAP.