NSO Preceptorials

The following are recordings for some of Preceptorials that were held on August 26, 2020.

Welcome to the Penn Catholic Newman Center!

Meet up with Penn Catholic Newman students and ministry staff to discuss what the Newman Center is and does and what Fall ministry will look like. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

Learning From World Leaders: The Future of Human Rights in an Age of COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, an unending set of disruptions and shifts have exacerbated human rights crises around the world. This is an essential moment to reflect and discuss the way forward. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Perry World House Professor of Practice, will talk with students about the importance of centering human rights at a time of pandemic, the continuing need for accountability from governments worldwide, and what the future of human rights looks like. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

Virtual Mindfulness Workshop

In this workshop, we will explore the many ways that mindfulness may enrich our day-to-day lives. The session will include: • a brief introduction to the concept of mindfulness, and a discussion of ways in which we might cultivate present-moment awareness by formal meditation and through everyday activities; • a guided meditation that includes the practice of coming into the body, inviting relaxation, and treating ourselves with self-compassion and kindness; and • an opportunity for participants to share comments and ask questions. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

Russian/Soviet Movies

The preceptorial will include showing clips from some of the more famous Russian/Soviet movies and discussing the groups favorites. The session will be accompanied by a brief overview of the historical background behind each of the movies and a short history trip of movie making in the region. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

Make Your Mark: How to Write Your Penn Story

This preceptorial will help incoming students learn how to explore their interests and navigate their journeys at Penn. From the advice of experienced upperclassmen in the Penn Undergraduate Founders & Funders Association, students will learn how to ask the right questions, meet influential people, take advantage of the Penn network, and articulate their skills in the right way. It takes an open mind and a curious learner to build a personal brand. Students of any college are welcome to attend. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

Less Stress, More Success

Less Stress, More Success is an interactive workshop that equips students with a "mindset toolbox" of principles, strategies, and frameworks they can employ in their personal and professional interactions. Student speaker Derek Nhieu will be presenting this signature workshop as a member of TableTalk Penn. The workshop touches upon a wide variety of topics such as accountability, perspective, mindfulness, and purpose, to help guide students in leading happier, healthier lives. Are you ready to realize your potential? This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

Mutually Beneficial Partnerships: Introduction to Community Engagement at Penn

Netter Center staff and preceptorial participants will discuss what it means to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships with the community for collaborative real-world problem solving. Using Netter Center programs as case studies, the preceptorial will examine the difference between “service” and deeper democratic community engagement. Students will practice problem-solving learning and learn about ways to engage with West Philadelphia through academically based community service (ABCS) courses, work-study, and volunteer opportunities. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

The Giving Game

Learn about several charities, decide among them, and give real money from our funding pool to your top choice! When giving charitably, how do you decide where your money goes? Whether you already think about this topic deeply or are just starting to explore it, join Penn Effective Altruism for a live Giving Game! You’ll discuss nonprofits, debate which to support, and then direct money to those organizations based on the group’s conclusions. While this event will be recorded, only live participants will vote on where our funds are donated. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

One Body: Christian Community in the Midst of a Pandemic

Are you interested in finding Christian community at Penn? Come hear from a panel of students talking about their experience as a Christian at Penn and how different student groups have helped them grow in their faith. We will be having breakout groups so you can meet other students like yourself. We will have representatives from Christian Union, CRU, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir, Penn Catholic, Young Life, and more. Join us to learn how to get plugged into a ministry that could become your family at Penn! This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

Credit & Debit Cards | How To Finesse The System

Credit cards aren't as bad as you might think and are one of the best ways to earn perks such as cashback, free hotel stays, or even free flights. In this lecture, we’ll talk about your credit score, what credit and debit cards are, and how you can use them to your advantage. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

The Danger of a Single FGLI Narrative

In this preceptorial hosted by the Greenfield Intercultural Center, we will use autoethnographic storytelling as the theoretical approach to share First-Generation Low-Income (FLGI) experiences through conversations stemmed from the lived experiences in order to understand a larger social and cultural phenomenon. In autoethnographic storytelling, we combine principles of ethnography and autobiography together. The scope of conversation is focused on FGLI student’s pursuit of higher education and its impact on their lives. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

Let's Talkapella

This preceptorial will introduce incoming Penn students to the 15 groups that comprise ACK, or the A Cappella Council. Moderated by ACK Chair Henry Platt, this preceptorial will feature leaders from each of the 15 a cappella groups who will share about what their group has to offer. In addition, after the incoming students have heard from the group leaders, they will have the opportunity to ask questions, mingle, and add their names to a listserv that will provide them with information regarding auditions and events in the acapella community. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

Asian & Asian American Community Involvement in Get Out the Vote Efforts

Faculty, staff, alums, and students invite first-year and transfer students to engage on a thoughtful discussion around civic engagement work and Asian & Asian American get out the vote efforts on local, state and national level. The program is sponsored by Peter Van Do, Director of the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) at Penn and Lecturer in Asian American Studies and the Netter Center. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.

Socrates on College

Imagine if, after a sabbatical of some 2400 years, Socrates reawakened as your academic advisor: what wisdom might he have about how to go about getting an “education” here at Penn? In this NSO Preceptorial, we will reflect together on some of Plato’s writings on the conditions and ends of learning. Whether these issues have long bothered you or you’ve never considered them before, please join us for a convivial first seminar with Collegium at Penn. No prior reading required. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 26, 2020.