Leadership Fun.

Jenice Meyer and Ann Miller were facil­i­ta­tors at Wednesday’s Lead­er­ship Sem­i­nar, “What is Cit­i­zen­ship,” a fun dis­cus­sion of the rewards and respon­si­bil­i­ties of being part of a community.

Meghan O’Toole-Gott orga­nizes the Lead­er­ship Sem­i­nars as part of her intern­ship with Cam­pus Life. She arranges the date, picks the topic, and gath­ers the facil­i­ta­tors, but doesn’t dic­tate how the indi­vid­ual nights are run. The sem­i­nars are by design just an hour long – just a lit­tle break in a busy schedule.

When asked why she picked the topic of cit­i­zen­ship, Meghan responded, “This is an intense tran­si­tional period while in school. When you fill out your taxes, you don’t put down “dish­washer” under occu­pa­tion, you put down “stu­dent.” Then you go out into the world as an adult with respon­si­bil­ity in the community.”

The ses­sion began with Jenice Meyer (of Aca­d­e­mic Ser­vice Learn­ing) going over def­i­n­i­tions of what a cit­i­zen is and the many ways of being an active part in the give-and-take of your com­mu­nity. Ann Miller (Assis­tant Dean of Stu­dents) fin­ished up the evening with a white-board talk about the dif­fer­ent lev­els of involve­ment that are avail­able to some­one par­tic­i­pat­ing in a vol­un­teer organization.

Next Wednesday’s topic is the his­tory of Supe­rior, led by War­ren Ben­der, alder­per­son for our fair city, and our own Lynn Williams, direc­tor of mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions. All they would say is, be ready to be sur­prised by what you don’t know about Superior.

Jas­myn Marten and Meghan O’Toole-Gott at Wednesday’s Lead­er­ship Seminar.

Image cour­tesy of Kirsten Scheid — The Stinger
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