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Dinner with Direction

Dinner with Direction is a series that aims to expose students to course material in different degree programs to aid students through their journey in declaring a major/minor. Additionally, the series provides students with a sneak peek into electives they can take the following semester in a free and low-pressure environment.

The series will include mini lectures from faculty members from a variety of different UW departments along with a catered meal. Students will get the opportunity to listen and participate in an interactive lecture from a faculty member, ask questions in a comfortable environment, and meet with faculty members and Cowboy Coaches. Students can also get SOAR points for attending. 


Dinner with Direction Events

Thursday, Feb. 16th: Register here!

Thursday, March 23rd: Register here!

Thursday, April 13th: Register here!


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Dinner with Direction Speakers



Thursday, February 16th -- 5 p.m.

Our February 16th dinner and presentation is 3 Life Lessons From A Sunflower: Stand Tall and Find the Sun with Dr. Cecilia Aragón, Department of Latina/o Studies & Theatre and Dance. Visualize your highest self by setting short-term and long-term goals. Your highest self is a complementary version of yourself that guides you in life with wise decisions and more care. This is an interactive presentation by using techniques and tools of choosing positive affirmations, connecting with nature, finding mentors, practicing self-care and compassion, and visualizing success. This will help you achieve a sense of leadership, fulfillment, and purpose. Register here!





Thursday, March 23rd -- 5 p.m. 

Our March 23rd dinner and presentation is Aboriginal wisdom, the Universe Story, our land and our Walkabout with Dr. Paul Taylor, Guest Educator in the Honors College. Learn about Dr. Taylor's story and work with Wardmann Aborigial Elder, Yidumduma Bill Harney, the Yubulyawan Dreaming Project and his Wyoming Walkabout course. Explore the Aboriginal Creation Story; how it relates to the new Universe Story and contemporary science; how it relates to us, our land and our personal story, life journey, Walkabout. We will reach out and look inward; a “western” eye with an indigenous eye, “two-eyed seeing”. We will explore our “Sacred” and what it means to be human. Register here!





Thursday, April 13th -- 5 p.m.

Our April 13th dinner and presentation is Cuban Migrant Women and the Evolution of U.S. Cold War Refugee Politics with Dr. Melissa Hampton, Department of History. Discussing her research on gender and refugee resettlement, she will examine how gender influenced the reception and resettlement of Cubans who arrived in the United States during the Cold War. Examine the tension between treatments that stigmatized Mariel Cuban women from other, more "traditional" refugees. Drawing on a broad range of archival and media sources, explore how social perceptions and collective treatments of Cuban women reflected long-held suspicions of unaccompanied migrant women, including U.S. anxieties about immigration, the economy, national identity and politics, and the status of the American family and the welfare state. Were Cuban migrants worthy of national belonging and political asylum? Hampton's presentation will illuminate how Mariel women became centered in larger social, economic, and political debates of the the 20th century. Register here!



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