Balance Festival Schedule of Events

#FacultyFails: Stories of Resilience

Friday, April 22 | 7-8 PM

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Setbacks happen. What mattes is how you respond.

In this panel discussion facilitated by Ethan Stephenson, Director of Faculty Living-Learning Programs, faculty members Susan Daniel, Jed Sparks, Stephanie Thomas, and Connie Yuan share their stories of setbacks in personal and professional settings and how they moved forward.

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Houseplant Sale

Saturday, April 23 | 1-5 PM

Toni Morrison Multipurpose Room

Did you know that caring for a plant is also self-care?

The Cornell Botanic Gardens Horticultural Enterprises Team will be hosting a cash-and-carry plant sale. Stop by to see the offerings and adopt a new phyto friend (or two)!

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What Really Matters to Employers? Perspectives from Young Alumni

Saturday, April 23 | 1-2 PM

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Do you need that fourth minor? How many extracurriculars are enough?

In this facilitated discussion, young alumni from various disciplines (finance, tech, nonprofit, etc.) share their thoughts on what you need, what you don't, and the undergraduate experiences that have served them the most in their careers.

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Vision Boards

Saturday, April 23 | 2-3 PM

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Using crafts and online resources, explore your personal, academic, and professional interests and goals.

Through guided reflection exercises and conversations with Heather Fortenberry, Career Exploration Coach, and your classmates, discover your strengths and passions and have fun imagining your future.

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Understanding "Impostor Syndrome"

Saturday, April 23 | 3-4 PM

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Ever feel like your peers have things figured out but your own achievements are due to luck or some factor other than talent?

This workshop with Jess Perlus clarifies what the imposter syndrome is and isn't, and shares the latest research. Then we focus on understanding unintended consequences that may affect your career and health. The workshop's aim is to teach evidence-based skills so you can recognize and overcome these feelings of self-doubt.

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Meet the People - And Dogs* - of the Community Response Team

Saturday, April 23 | 4-5 PM

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Stop by and say hello to members of the Community Response Team! Learn about what they do and how they serve the North Campus Community.

You're welcome to explore a trauma sensitive breath and gentle movement practice with CRT member and Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator, Sandra Valdez-Lopes, RYT. Offerings will be 5-8 minutes in length from 4-5 PM, offered four times during the hour. Seated practices will be supported. All choices with one's breath, body, and presence will be supported. You're invited, if accessible, to explore what wellness and relief is available to you and then join the other members of the CRT for some pup play and wellness planning.

*Please note - dogs will only be participating if Cornell is at COVID status GREEN.

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Dinner & Conversation with Cornell Alumni

Saturday, April 23 | 5-6 PM

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Join Faculty in Residence for an informal dinner and conversation with some Cornell Alumni.

Registration is required and participation is limited to 10 students.

Please note: students are responsible for the cost of their own meals.

Register for this event here.

Hack Your Course Load: Tips from Advising on Scheduling for Success

Sunday, April 24 | 1-2 PM

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Advisors from CALS, CIS, HumEc, The Hotel School, and ILR share their tips on keeping your credit hours manageable and choosing the right courses at the right time in your academic career.

We'll spend the first part of the hour with a facilitated discussion. We'll then open the floor to student questions about course selection, credit hours, and balancing academics, social life, and your health and wellness.

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Guided Walk To Botanic Gardens

Sunday, April 24 | 1-2 PM

Toni Morrison Multipurpose Room

Join Garden Ambassadors for a guided walk to the Cornell Botanic Gardens Nevin Welcome Center.

Garden Ambassadors will lead participants from the Toni Morrison Multipurpose Room to the Nevin Welcome Center, and then walk back with participants to the Toni Morrison Multipurpose Room.

The Guided Walk will take place rain or shine.

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Manage Your Energy to Manage Your Anxiety

Sunday, April 24 | 2-2:30 PM

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Learn how managing your energy can assist you in managing your anxiety.

Shura Gat, Interim Associate Dean of Students & Director of the Women's Resource Center, will Walk participants through some simple exercises to ease anxiety and regain a sense of calmness.

No previous experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome to join.

Dress comfortably and come as you are!

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Cultivate Joy and Radiance

Sunday, April 24 | 2:30-3 PM

Toni Morrison Multipurpose Room

In just minutes a day, you can cultivate more joy and radiance in your life!

Hosted by Shura Gat, Interim Associate Dean of Students & Director of the Women's Resource Center, this program will explore how you can feel better, function better, and thrive!

No previous experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome to join.

Dress comfortably and come as you are!

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Guided Walk To Botanic Gardens

Sunday, April 24 | 3-4 PM

Toni Morrison Multipurpose Room

Join Garden Ambassadors for a guided walk to the Cornell Botanic Gardens Nevin Welcome Center.

Garden Ambassadors will lead participants from the Toni Morrison Multipurpose Room to the Nevin Welcome Center, and then walk back with participants to the Toni Morrison Multipurpose Room.

The Guided Walk will take place rain or shine.

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Get Grounded!

Sunday, April 24 | 3-3:30 PM

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Get Grounded and regain your sense of calm by connecting with your energies.

Shura Gat, Interim Associate Dean of Students & Director of the Women's Resource Center, will talk about what "being grounded" means. She'll also share some exercises and practical tips to help participants regain their sense of calm and connection.

No previous experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome to join.

Dress comfortably and come as you are!

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Meditation Workshop with Faculty In Residence Connie Yuan

Sunday, April 24 | 4-5 PM

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Wind down your weekend with a meditation workshop by Faculty in Residence Connie Yuan.

No previous experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome to join.

Dress comfortably and come as you are!

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