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Upcoming Programs

The Upcoming Programs page lists information on a variety of programs taking place at Jefferson.  Programs are added to this page at the request of the sponsoring Jefferson entity. If you would like your event added, please complete the Request for Inclusion Form.

Denim Day

April 27th

Denim Day is a campaign to bring awareness to sexual assault. Wear your denim on April 27 th to bring awareness to sexual assault.

PLEASE NOTE:
In line with our mission, all Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) programs are only open to matriculated Jefferson students unless otherwise noted. Individuals attending OSLE events must present a valid Jefferson STUDENT ID.

For ticketed programs, please note that it is ONE ticket per matriculated Jefferson student. Tickets may not be transferred.  For ticketed programs where the student cancels after the posted deadline, does not pick up their ticket, or is a no show at the event, a $25 cancellation fee will be assessed.

For more information on any events sponsored by our office, please feel free to contact us at StudentLife@jefferson.edu or 215-503-7743 or visit us in Jefferson Alumni Hall, Suite 105.


Please be sure to also check out our Upcoming Humanities & Health Programs

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Location:
 Lubert Plaza, (Rain Location: JAH NE Common Area)
Sponsored by:
 SOTA - Student Occupational Therapy Association

Come to SOTA's Check out (OT) her Professions event to learn about how OTs work with a diverse clientele. You'll get a chance to roll the dice and see what fun activities OT has in store for you, and how we enable clients to do the things they do everyday! Get there early enough and you might just get a soft pretzel!

For more information contact Rebecca Schuck.   

The Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) is hard at work planning out some great programs for our students for the 2018-19 academic year.  As program details get confirmed, we'll be posting them on this page so be sure to check back often! 

Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Chipotle Mexican Grill (1200 Walnut Street, Philadelphia)
Sponsored by: 
Jefferson Elder Care in accordance with the Walk To End Alzheimer's Event

Contact Courtney Wagner 

Hi OT friends and faculty! 

There is a fundraiser happening at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Bring in the flyer that is attached or show from your smartphone or even tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

JANUARY

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location:
JAH, Atrium
Sponsored by: 
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division

Start your semester off right and join OSLE for a delicious hot lunch and an afternoon break filled with some of your favorite games.  We're serving up some hearty chili - with both meat and vegetarian options - alongside corn muffins and chocolate chip cookies.  Once you're done enjoying the food, challenge your classmates to one of these GIANT games: Connect Four, Flip Cup (with Jumbo Marshmallows), Jenga, Kerplunk, or UNO - or put your skills to the test in a Ping Pong match.  Join us for this fun kick-off event to the spring semester!

Unconscious Bias (1LC)
Presenters:
 Chris Miciek, MA and La’Verne Webb, MA
Date: 
Monday, January 7th 
Time:
 5:30pm-6:30pm 
Location:
 JAH, Eakins Lounge 
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division 
RSVP: 
Submit your RSVP

Managing unconscious bias is a vital step in building leaders that are innovative, dynamic, and inclusive. Identifying the biases that creep into our thinking, decision-making, communication, and interpersonal engagement helps us assess these perceptions and improve our actions and communications. This leads to clearer leadership. It also assists bridging social gaps by giving us not only awareness, but the tools, to alter how we perceive the actions and speech of others we want or need to engage.

Unconscious Bias (1LC)
Presenters:
 Chris Miciek, MA and La’Verne Webb, MA
Date: 
Tuesday, January 8th 
Time:
 12:00pm-1:00pm 
Location:
 JAH, Eakins Lounge 
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division 
RSVP: 
Submit your RSVP

Managing unconscious bias is a vital step in building leaders that are innovative, dynamic, and inclusive. Identifying the biases that creep into our thinking, decision-making, communication, and interpersonal engagement helps us assess these perceptions and improve our actions and communications. This leads to clearer leadership. It also assists bridging social gaps by giving us not only awareness, but the tools, to alter how we perceive the actions and speech of others we want or need to engage.

 

I asked. They said YES! Engaging Your Team Members (1LC)
Presenter:
 Colleen Dempsey, EdD, RT(R)
Date: 
Tuesday, January 22nd 
Time:
 5:30pm-6:30pm 
Location:
 JAH, Eakins Lounge 
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division 
RSVP: 
Submit your RSVP

Members of a team who share the same vision and work together towards achievement of a goal can be highly effective. These are highly engaged individuals of their organization. In addition to being effective at their work, these members may also contribute to high morale and increased performance of their duties. As emerging leaders, one must be able to understand and identify the knowledge and skills needed to be able to lead their organization towards positive goals and outcomes. This session will allow participants to gain a deeper awareness of others and the value of teamwork and employee engagement as related to exhibiting and supporting leadership behaviors.

I asked. They said YES! Engaging Your Team Members (1LC)
Presenter:
 Colleen Dempsey, EdD, RT(R)
Date: 
Wednesday, January 23rd 
Time:
 12:00pm-1:00pm 
Location:
 JAH, Eakins Lounge 
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division 
RSVP: 
Submit your RSVP

Members of a team who share the same vision and work together towards achievement of a goal can be highly effective. These are highly engaged individuals of their organization. In addition to being effective at their work, these members may also contribute to high morale and increased performance of their duties. As emerging leaders, one must be able to understand and identify the knowledge and skills needed to be able to lead their organization towards positive goals and outcomes. This session will allow participants to gain a deeper awareness of others and the value of teamwork and employee engagement as related to exhibiting and supporting leadership behaviors.

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location:
JAH, Atrium
Sponsored by: 
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division

Identity Day is a celebration of diversity and who we are.  

Join us for this community building event where we’ll have an assortment of delicious food, LIVE performances, and fun activities sponsored by our identity based student organizations and campus partners.

Participants can increase their understanding of various identities, the resources that exist, and ways to get involved.  

Students may also opt to participate in a special immersive activity highlighting the journey of women.  Those participating will also get to access a special dessert filled reflection area with Insomnia Cookies. 

FEBRUARY

NOTE: This event will also count towards the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate.  Students attending this program may earn dual credit towards both the Leadership LIVE Certificate and the Humanities & Health Certificate.

Special Event-  The Defamation Experience (2LC) 
Presenters:
 The Defamation Experience (http://defamationtheplay.com/
Date: 
Monday, February 4th 
Time:
 5:30pm-7:30pm 
Location:
 Hamilton, Connelly Auditorium
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division
RSVP: 
Submit your RSVP

NOTE:  All attendees must be registered for the Leadership LIVE program.  If you are not already registered, please take a moment to register before the event. 

As leaders it is essential to be able to communicate respectfully and effectively with others, understand one’s own biases, advocate for others, and effect change.  Take this unique opportunity to further develop and practice those skills through participating in this interactive experience which opens with a courtroom case that participants will not only witness but for which they will also serve as the jury. 

This nationally acclaimed interactive experience explores issues of race, class, religion, gender, and the law.  After witnessing the courtroom drama, participants will engage in a deliberation and facilitated discussion leading to a jury vote.  The Defamation Experience provides an opportunity to “engage in civil discourse about the most pressing issues of our day” and will challenge you to re-examine your perspectives and continue your personal growth and leadership journey.

 

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location:
JAH, Atrium
Sponsored by: 
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division

Help us share the love at this self-care and community building event.  Join OSLE for a lunchtime break filled with comfort food and activities to help you de-stress and boost your wellness.

Write a positive message - of joy, support, or gratitude - to share with others and we’ll thank you with an Insomnia Cookie!  Spend some quality time with the K-9 Therapy Dogs, make a Valentine’s Day card to brighten someone’s day, engage in some heart health activities with our student organizations or spread some love by making Boo Boo Bunnies for children in the hospital. 

How to Burn Bright Without Burning Out: Understanding the Connection Between Living and Leading Well (1LC)
Guest Presenter:
  Deanna Nobleza, MD
Date:
Monday, February 18th 
Time:
 12:00pm-1:00pm 
Location:
 JAH, Eakins Lounge 
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division 
RSVP: 
Submit your RSVP

The typical health professional’s lifestyle is demanding and depleting so it’s important for students to be proactive about their emotional health and well-being.  In this session, students will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of burnout and develop effective ways to tackle it (and better yet, prevent it).  Students will be introduced to the PERMA model of wellbeing, a theory of Positive Psychology, and will learn about a variety of self-care/stress management techniques to customize their own “coping toolboxes.”  Students will better understand how failure to attend to one’s own wellness can negatively affect one’s ability to lead, and how taking better care of oneself can allow you to be a more energetic, productive, and inspiring leader.

How to Burn Bright Without Burning Out: Understanding the Connection Between Living and Leading Well (1LC)
Guest Presenter:
  Deanna Nobleza, MD
Date: 
Tuesday, February 19th 
Time:
 5:30pm-6:30pm 
Location:
 JAH, Eakins Lounge 
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division 
RSVP: 
Submit your RSVP

The typical health professional’s lifestyle is demanding and depleting so it’s important for students to be proactive about their emotional health and well-being.  In this session, students will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of burnout and develop effective ways to tackle it (and better yet, prevent it).  Students will be introduced to the PERMA model of wellbeing, a theory of Positive Psychology, and will learn about a variety of self-care/stress management techniques to customize their own “coping toolboxes.”  Students will better understand how failure to attend to one’s own wellness can negatively affect one’s ability to lead, and how taking better care of oneself can allow you to be a more energetic, productive, and inspiring leader.

MARCH

Am I Overreacting? (1LC)
Presenter:
 La’Verne Webb, MA and Guest Presenter: Don Trahan Jr, PhD
Date:
Monday, March 4th 
Time:
 5:30pm-6:30pm 
Location:
 JAH, Eakins Lounge 
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division 
RSVP: 
Submit your RSVP

This session will introduce the concept of microaggressions, which are behaviors or statements that can inflict insult or injury despite our intentions to the contrary. We will engage the students in activities to provide a better understanding of what microaggressions are and discuss how they can impact our work towards inclusion across difference. We will explore the many ways in which microaggressions can show up in daily life, and how we can disrrupt them and disperse their harmful and splintering effects.

Am I Overreacting? (1LC)
Presenter:
 La’Verne Webb, MA and Guest Presenter: Don Trahan Jr, PhD
Date: 
Tuesday, March 5th 
Time:
 12:00pm-1:00pm 
Location:
 JAH, Eakins Lounge 
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division 
RSVP: 
Submit your RSVP

This session will introduce the concept of microaggressions, which are behaviors or statements that can inflict insult or injury despite our intentions to the contrary. We will engage the students in activities to provide a better understanding of what microaggressions are and discuss how they can impact our work towards inclusion across difference. We will explore the many ways in which microaggressions can show up in daily life, and how we can disrrupt them and disperse their harmful and splintering effects.

 

Fostering Civility 
Presenter:
 Marybeth Pavlik, MSN, RN and Guest Presenter: Jeannette Kates, PhD, MSN, CRNP, GNP-BC
Date: 
Monday, March 18th 
Time:
 12:00pm-1:00pm 
Location:
 JAH, Eakins Lounge 
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division 
RSVP: 
Submit your RSVP

Treating one another with civility and respect is fundamental to establishing and sustaining healthy workplaces and fostering interpersonal relationships. Civility is essential to the development and ongoing success of highly-functioning teams and highly-effective organizations.  In this session, we will discuss what civility is and how it is reflected in actions.  Engaging in thoughtful self reflection of your behaviors is an important step toward improving your competence as a leader, colleague, and team member. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate their own levels of civility, strengths, and areas for improvement.

Fostering Civility 
Presenter:
 Marybeth Pavlik, MSN, RN and Guest Presenter: Jeannette Kates, PhD, MSN, CRNP, GNP-BC
Date: 
Tuesday, March 19th 
Time:
 5:30pm-6:30pm 
Location:
 JAH, Eakins Lounge 
Sponsored by:
 Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division 
RSVP: 
Submit your RSVP

Treating one another with civility and respect is fundamental to establishing and sustaining healthy workplaces and fostering interpersonal relationships. Civility is essential to the development and ongoing success of highly-functioning teams and highly-effective organizations.  In this session, we will discuss what civility is and how it is reflected in actions.  Engaging in thoughtful self reflection of your behaviors is an important step toward improving your competence as a leader, colleague, and team member. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate their own levels of civility, strengths, and areas for improvement.

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location:
JAH, Atrium
Sponsored by: 
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division

It's that time of the year when everywhere you go, sports fans are focused on college basketball.  What are we focused on? YOU! 

Join us for a fun stress-relieving event to get you through the mid-semester hump.  We'll have some yummy food and fun activities including our basketball toss competition games - go head to head with your friends and compete for prizes. 

We'll also have a bracket game of our very own with a special Jefferson twist to it - fill out the bracket for your chance to win prizes throughout the event.  Winning brackets will be announced at 11:40am, 12:10pm, and 12:40pm. 

And don't miss your chance to meet Jefferson's Mascot - Phil the Ram as he hangs with us at the event.  Come join us for our own version of March Madness!

Time: See session options below
Location
: Hamilton, 1st Floor Lobby
Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division
Ticket Distribution:
TBD

With the help of our teaching artist, you'll create your own unique masterpiece. Everything you need is provided: canvas, paints, and brushes.  Complimentary appetizers and snacks will also be provided at the start of the session.

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE TWO DIFFERENT SESSIONS BASED UPON YOUR SKILL LEVEL. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE APPROPRIATE SESSION.

Session 1: 4:00pm - 5:30pm (GUIDED PAINTING) - The 4:00pm session is for students who are new to painting or who just prefer a guided painting experience.  Our teaching artist will guide you through the steps to create your own version of the inspiration painting. 

Session 2: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (FREESTYLE PAINTING) - The 6:30pm session is for students that have some prior experience with painting, and who want to bring their own inspiration picture to paint.  Our teaching artist will walk around the room answering individual questions and providing direction for more advanced techniques specific to the inspiration picture you have brought.

Free tickets are available to current matriculated Jefferson students.   Please note that there is a max of ONE ticket per matriculated Jefferson student.  Please note the following important information.

Ticket Distribution Important Information

  • Please note that there is a max of ONE ticket per matriculated Jefferson student. 
  • There will be NO pre-registration.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis on TBD in JAH 105 (ticket distribution may end early if all tickets are given out).  Students must present their Jefferson STUDENT ID when claiming a ticket and their status as a current matriculated Jefferson student must be verified in the system.  Individuals for which we are unable to verify student status will not be issued a ticket.
  • If you are unable to attend the Ticket Distribution you may designate another student to pick up a ticket for you (please note tickets are NOT guaranteed).  To designate another student to pick up a ticket for you, please email that student directly from your Jefferson email account and indicate that you give them permission to pick up a ticket for you and list the event name.  You must include your full name AND campus key in the email.  Please note that we will NOT accept emails that do not follow the instructions noted nor will we accept emails sent directly to our office. 
  • Students attending the Ticket Distribution may pick up one ticket for themselves and a maximum of an additional one ticket for a matriculated Jefferson student that cannot attend the Ticket Distribution provided they show OSLE an email from that student giving them permission to do so (email must be sent from the Jefferson email account and follow the instructions noted above).  Students attending the Ticket Distribution may NOT pick up a ticket for more than one other student.

APRIL

Free tickets are available to current matriculated Jefferson students for the following events and may be claimed during Ticket Distribution:

  • Jefferson Day at the Phillies (for more details on the actual event, please reference the 4/28 listing on this webpage).
  • Wilma Theater Performance of "Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man" (for more details on the actual event, please reference the 4/25 listing on this webpage).

Time: 11:30am-4:30pm (NOTE: may end earlier if all tickets have been given out)
Location:
Office of Student Life and Engagement - Jefferson Alumni Hall, Suite 105
Sponsored by: 
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division

Ticket Distribution Important Information

  • Please note that there is a max of ONE ticket per matriculated Jefferson student. 
  • There will be NO pre-registration.  Tickets will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis beginning Wednesday, April 10th at 12:00pm (noon) in JAH 105 and will continue until tickets are sold out.  Students must present their Jefferson STUDENT ID when claiming a ticket and their status as a current matriculated Jefferson student must be verified in the system.  Individuals for which we are unable to verify student status will not be issued a ticket.
  • If you want to be seated with other students that you know, please ensure that you come as a group to the Ticket Distribution so we can give you seats next to each other.  We are unable to hold specific seats or accommodate other requests.
  • If you are unable to attend the Ticket Distribution you may designate another student to pick up a ticket for you (please note tickets are NOT guaranteed).  To designate another student to pick up a ticket for you, please email that student directly from your Jefferson email account and indicate that you give them permission to pick up a ticket for you for the Jefferson Day at the Phillies event.  You must include your full name AND campus key in the email.   Please note that we will NOT accept emails that do not follow the instructions noted nor will we accept emails sent directly to our office. 
  • Students attending the Ticket Distribution may pick up one ticket for themselves and a maximum of an additional one ticket for a matriculated Jefferson student that cannot attend the Ticket Distribution provided they show OSLE an email from that student giving them permission to do so (email must be sent from the Jefferson email account and follow the instructions noted above).   Students attending the Ticket Distribution may NOT pick up a ticket for more than one other student.

Time: 10:30am-1:00pm
Location:
JAH, Atrium
Sponsored by: 
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division

It's Jefferson's birthday week - what better way to kick off Spring Fling and celebrate than with an afternoon of cake and ice cream!

Come on over for this good old fashioned ice cream social and create your own ice cream sundae masterpiece.  Start with your choice of flavors among our ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sherbert options.  Then go over to our toppings station to load up on your favorites - cookies, candies, fruits, syrups, and so much more.

And don't forget to enter our raffle to win one of two $20 gift cards to the Franklin Fountain so you can enjoy a future ice cream social of your own.

Come with your classmates for a relaxing break from your studies or just stop by on your way to your next class - either way we hope to see you as we kick off another Spring Fling at Jefferson!   

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location:
 JAH, Atrium
Sponsored by: 
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division

Take some time to focus on your wellness and join us for a healthy start to the summer season! We'll be serving up black bean burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches for lunch plus some tasty sides. 

After you've grabbed lunch visit our Make Your Own Trail Mix station where you'll create a personalized mix and take away some tips for making the most of your on the go trail mixes.  Stop by our Make Your Own Herb Garden station, where you can take a free mini herb garden starter kit (choose from parsley, chive, or basil) and get some information on how to grow your own fresh herbs to enhance your meals. 

Plus don't miss live demonstrations of one of the latest fitness trends.  Some of our wellness oriented student organizations and campus partners will be onsite to facilitate self-care activities and provide you with some tips to increase your overall wellness. 

And don't forget to enter our raffle to win one of two $50 gift cards to Whole Foods to help you get started on or continue your own Healthy Living journey! 

Time: 7:45am-9:30am
Location: 
Jefferson Alumni Hall, First Floor Lobby
Sponsored by: 
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division

Join OSLE for a free “Cup of Joe” before class to start your day off right!

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location:
Lubert Plaza
Sponsored by: 
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division

Don't miss the biggest Spring Fling event of all - our Carnival! This is a great chance to get some fresh air and relax as you enjoy Jefferson's very own carnival on Lubert Plaza, complete with yummy food and fun games.  This annual tradition brings you a variety of delicious carnival food to satisfy your sweet tooth, and your salty tooth too. Enjoy pizza, corn dogs, hot dogs, falafel, mac n' cheese balls, water ice, pretzels, popcorn, watermelon slices, and more! 

And be sure to visit all of our carnival game stations which will offer you the chance to win a prize, such as the coveted "I [Heart] Jefferson" t-shirt, plus sunglasses, water bottles, snack items, and more.   Don't miss games such as Basketball Toss, Plinko, Fish Bowl, What Would Jefferson Say?, Bucket Ball, Bean Bag Toss, Giant Connect Four, and Hole in One Mini Golf.

Come on out and enjoy the Carnival!

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Wilma Theater located on Broad & Spruce Streets (address: 265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107)
Sponsored by: 
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division
Ticket Distribution:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:30am - JAH 105 (see 4/10 Ticket Distribution listing)

Join your fellow Jefferson students for a night out on Philly's "Avenue of the Arts" with a powerful performance at the Wilma Theater.

A comedy about your childhood being a Greek tragedy, this world premier by Kate Tarker, commissioned for the HotHouse Company examines the ways in which bad behavior is excused and concealed, using absurdism and traditions of clowning as a lens to tackle the timely subjects of sexual assault, incest, justice, and accountability.

Tickets must be claimed in advance - please see the 4/10 Ticket Distribution listing for additional details and important information on claiming a ticket.

Time: First Pitch - 1:35pm
Location: Citizens Bank Park
Sponsored by: 
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division
Ticket Distribution:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:30am - JAH 105 (see 4/10 Ticket Distribution listing)

Join OSLE for a day at the ballpark as our Phillies take on the Miami Marlins!

Tickets must be claimed in advance - please see the 4/10 Ticket Distribution listing for additional details and important information on claiming a ticket. 

SEPTEMBER

Time: First Pitch - 1:35pm
Location: Citizens Bank Park
Sponsored by: 
Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) - Programming Division
Ticket Distribution: TBD

Join OSLE for a day at the ballpark as our Phillies take on the Boston Red Sox!

Tickets must be claimed in advance - please see the [TBD] Ticket Distribution listing for additional details and important information on claiming a ticket.