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Finish Strong Week 2020

Join us for Finish Strong Week: April 27-May 1

Finish Strong Week is a new tradition at SMSU that was developed by the Office of Student Success, part of the newly established Student Success & Advising Center, with the help and support of many offices/departments on campus. It's held every spring semester during the last week of classes. The mission of the program is to help students finish the semester strong by preparing them for finals, assisting students with stress relief, and to celebrate the end of the academic year. This year our programming has moved to VIRTUAL formats. Wherever you are, you can finish strong.

Events are FREE to SMSU Students. RSVP links are listed with the descriptions below.

We hope you find this information useful. If you still have questions, please contact the Office of Student Success at 507-537-7290 or email Doria.Drost@smsu.edu.

 

National Theatre Show
National Theatre is pulling a variety shows from their vault to show free on Youtube for one-week spans. This week they are showing Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night starring Tasmin Greig.
Hosted by National Theatre
https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre

‘The Show Must Go On’ Shows
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is showing full-length smash-hit musicals once a week for free on Youtube. Once released, musicals are available for 48 hours over that weekend.
Hosted by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and ‘The Show Must Go On’
https://www.youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon

Comedy Quarantine Comedy Show
Every night, @ComedyQuarantine is hosting live comedy shows on their Instagram page starting at 9:00PM with a variety of comedians.
Hosted by Comedy Quarantine
https://www.instagram.com/comedyquarantine 

12:00-1:00PM: The Power of Disability: Conversation with Al Etmanski

Join Al Etmanski, Peter Block, John McKnight and other social innovators in this Abundant Community Conversation about stereotyping of marginalized groups. The discussion centers around Al’s most recent book, The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving and Changing the World
Hosted by Common Good Collective
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-disability-conversation-with-al-etmanski-tickets-101492958170?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

3:00-4:00PM: Virtual Coffee Hour: SMSU Deans
Coffee Break with the Academic Deans Aimee Shouse and Raphael Onyeaghala. Please join the deans to ask questions about their roles, the academic programs in their colleges and anything else you would like to discuss. Our SMSU deans are very student focused and care about your success. They are eager to hear your questions.
Hosted by SMSU Administration
RSVP here to receive the ZOOM meeting link.

7:30-8:30PM: Dance Class: 20’s Charleston
Four-time World Champion Yuval Hod & Gypsy Juls teach new footwork weekly, with this week being the 20’s Charleston.
Hosted by All Swing Productions
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-dance-class-20s-charleston-tickets-101588090714?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
8:00-8:45PM BollyCardio with Rangeela
This 45-minute heart-pumping dance workout will keep you burning those calories while jamming it out to your favorite Bollywood songs!! Monika will guide you through a warmup, followed by high energy Bollywood cardio steps and finish with a stretching cool-down leaving you wanting more.
Hosted by Rangeela Dance Company
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-virtual-bollycardio-with-rangeela-on-saturdays-mondays-tickets-101373510900?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
9:00AM-4:30PM: Mustang Market BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
FREE non-perishable food and personal hygiene items available to SMSU students. A ‘little extra’ to get you through. Pick-up in BA161 by appointment only.
Hosted by SMSU Center for Civic and Community Engagement
http://Bit.ly/MustangMarketAppointment

10:00-10:30AM: Zumba with Dr. Nadia Carpanzano
This will be a half-hour dance, fitness, and FUN class! This addictively fun class is designed for those of all ages and all skill levels! Hosted and led by Dr. Nadia Carpanzano.
Hosted by Bolingbrook Events
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-zoom-zumba-w-dr-nadia-carpanzano-tickets-101696974388?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

11:00-12:00PM: Cooking with Chef Asata
Chef Asata Reid, Life Chef and founder of Feed the People, is on a mission to make healthy and delicious foods accessible and enjoyable for all ages. Together, students work alongside Chef Asata to create a nutritious and delicious dish - learning kitchen tips and nutrition facts as you go. Recipes include ingredients that are readily accessible and may already be in your pantry.
Hosted by Captain Planet Foundation
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-cooking-with-chef-asata-registration-101127384730?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
12:00-1:30PM: CDC: LinkedIn Strategies to Help You Launch Your Career
Join the Career Development Committee and the Association of Research Technology Professionals in this fun, action-packed online session, led by expert biomedical recruiter and consultant Shanna Landolt, you’ll learn: The biggest lie that LinkedIn is telling you and why you should do the exact opposite; How to express your personal brand on LinkedIn to stand out; The most common mistakes people make on LinkedIn that are costing you career advancement; How LinkedIn’s Relevance Algorithm works and how to use that knowledge to land in the top search results; How people are more likely to be referred for jobs by their second and third degree connections.
Hosted by SickKids Research Training Centre
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cdc-linkedin-strategies-to-help-you-launch-your-career-tickets-99068912785?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

3:00-4:00PM: International Coffee Hour
Join the International Student Services office for virtual coffee and conversation. Learn about what International Student Services does, ask questions, and connect with fellow Mustangs!
Hosted by SMSU International Student Services
RSVP here to receive the ZOOM meeting link.

6:00-7:30PM: Experience Essential Oils
In this online class we'll give you a foundation from which to be your exploration of how essential oils can help you care for your health and your family's health using safe, effective and affordable natural solutions.
Hosted by Denise Lionetti
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/experience-essential-oils-free-online-class-must-register-tickets-99858328950?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
7:00-8:00PM: Happy Hour Trivia
Join us for Trivia Happy Hour on the Big Bang Theory. There will be 3 rounds with 10 questions in each round- highest score wins. Weekly prizes will be announced at the start of the trivia. Teams can be individuals or families (whoever you're home with)
Hosted by Dream Homes in Minnesota Team with Derek Jones
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/happy-hour-trivia-via-zoom-tickets-101424264706?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
8:30PM: Ethan Bortnick Live Music Stream
At only 19 years old, Ethan Bortnick has used music to help charities around the world and has raised over $50,000,000 through music. He has toured the world and has now created a music live stream event to inspire, help, entertain and hopefully get everyones mind off of all the Negative things and remember the bright future ahead of us. During the livestream, Ethan will feature new music, Song Requests, Q/A, Special surprise Guests, stories, video chats and More!
Hosted by Ethan Bortnick- Live in Concert
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ethan-bortnick-live-music-stream-song-requestsqa-guests-music-more-tickets-100899350674?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

11:00AM-12:00PM: Virtual Coffee Hour: President
Coffee Break with SMSU President, Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya. Please join the President to ask questions about his role, the university, and anything else you would like to discuss. Our SMSU President is very student focused and cares about your success. He is eager to connect with students!
Hosted by SMSU Administration
RSVP here to receive the ZOOM meeting link.

1:00-1:45PM: Yoga With YBB
The practice of yoga is a great way to stretch out and move your body while promoting positive mind and body awareness. Through the support of yoga instructors, Kathleen Arnold and Natalie LaBuick, we encourage you to join us in a 45-minute yoga session. Sattva Yoga is the merging of two ancient paths, that of Hatha Yoga (Yoga of Physical Force) and of Raja Yoga (concentration, meditation and absorption)
Hosted by Yeg Boss Babes
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/virtual-yoga-with-ybb-tickets-100326328750?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
2:00PM: Resume Workshop
Learn how to set yourself apart from other candidates with our resume workshop. Topics include formatting your resume and cover letter, what to include on your resume, and tips on how to make yourself stand out to job interviewers.
Hosted by SMSU Career Services
Email SMSUCareers@SMSU.edu for a ZOOM link.
3:00-4:00PM: Virtual Coffee Hour: Provost and Dean of Students
Coffee Break with Interim Provost Teri Wallace and Dean of Students Scott Crowell.  Please join the Dean of Students and Interim Provost to ask questions about their roles, what is meant by academic and student affairs, the role of student government at SMSU, and other topics.  Our provost and dean of students care deeply about your success.  They look forward to connecting with you during the coffee break!
RSVP here to receive the ZOOM meeting link.
6:00-9:00PM: Dance Fitness Party
Come dance the stress and the pounds away to a mix of Latin, afrobeats, hip hop and R&B rhythms.
Hosted by LIT Dance Fitness
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-dance-fitness-party-tickets-91349463705?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
10:30-11:30AM: Virtual Cooking with Chef Asata
Chef Asata Reid, Life Chef and founder of Feed the People, is on a mission to make healthy and delicious foods accessible and enjoyable for all ages. Together, students work alongside Chef Asata to create a nutritious and delicious dish - learning kitchen tips and nutrition facts as you go. Recipes include ingredients that are readily accessible and may already be in your pantry.
Hosted by Captain Planet Foundation
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-cooking-with-chef-asata-registration-101127384730?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
11:15-11:30AM: Mindfulness Meditation
Join others in a group session to learn strategies and practice techniques for this evidence-based practice of Mindfulness Meditation.
Hosted by Johnson & Johnson Global Health Services
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindfulness-meditation-tickets-101756392108?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
2:00-3:30PM: Self Made Woman IGNITE YOUR LIFE
This IGNITE YOUR LIFE event is all about Making Connections and sharing knowledge, tips, skill sets, and resources from one woman to another to help all of us achieve our goals. We are honored and excited to have Cynthia Delaney, the Founder of Self Made Woman, join us. She will be focusing on how SMW is providing women opportunities for economic relief and financial prosperity in this Unique Season.
Hosted by Self Made Woman
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-made-woman-ignite-your-life-tickets-100643189489?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
4:00-4:30PM: Trivia with The Rosslyn BID
The game will be in an individual player format with 20 questions, and the top three scorers for each game will receive a digital gift card of their choice for either Target, Safeway, or CVS.
Hosted by Rosslyn BID
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-trivia-with-the-rosslyn-bid-registration-100832500724?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
10:30-11:15AM: “Films That Move” Curated, Short Film Screenings with Special Guests
Join us in screening 15-20 minutes of various short, dance-inspired, hybrid-style films followed by 15-20 minutes of critique and discussion by special guests from the industry.
Hosted by Experimental Film Virginia
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/films-that-move-curated-short-film-screening-with-special-guests-tickets-101148923152?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
3:50-5:00PM: Big Gay Virtual Sing Along
Calling all humans who suffer from a little known, acute condition called, SHOWTUNITIS, where you uncontrollably and spontaneously erupt into song and dance.
Join us for an hour-long connection fest where we will vibrate love, light, and all the songs you embarrasingly know the lyrics to. Broadway Showtunes, Disney, Madonna, Whitney, Barbara, Journey, Abba, Cher . . . the list goes on and on.
Hosted by Fearless Communicators
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-gay-virtual-sing-along-tickets-101147653354?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
5:00-6:30PM: Dance Around the World Series 
Join us for a 30-minute, guided-dance lesson on Bharatanatyam led by Juhi Chaudhari, followed by 1-hour dance social.
Hosted by mFlora
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dance-around-the-world-series-fridays-tickets-100569740802?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

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