WHAT IS A BROWN BAG SESSION?
Come join us for a Brown Bag Lunch Series throughout the year. Generally once a month from 12:15 to 12:45 in a room in the Morris University Center (MUC), the Office of Human Resources and Educational Outreach offer a Brown Bad Lunch Session to all university employees. We suggest grabbing lunch in the MUC or bringing one from home and coming to hear about the topic covered by the featured presenter. At these lunches you will be informed on a variety of topics covered by highly skilled and trained presenters. Each Brown Bag Session includes 30 minutes of presentation and a 15 minute question and answer portion to ask the presenter about the topic covered. Also, you can see information about the upcoming session and even register for that even. Mark your calendar and get signed up as seats do fill up quickly. So grab your lunch and a friend to join us and the featured presenter at the next Brown Bag Lunch Session!
HOW TO RESERVE A SEAT?
REGISTER HERE for upcoming Brown Bag Sessions, you may also contact LaToya Scroggins in the Office of Human Resources at 618-650-2127 or Cheryl Brunsmann in Educational Outreach at 618-650-3209.
Know someone interested in being a Brown Bag Session Presenter? CLICK HERE to refer them to us!
Have a topic idea you would like to see covered in a session? CLICK HERE to suggest a topic!
FUTURE BROWN BAG SESSIONS
October 24, 2013 - "Alzheimers"
November 12, 2013 - "Conflict Resolution (Personal)"
November 14, 2014, 5 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. - "Conflict Resolution (Work)"
February 13, 2014 - "Chronic Disease Management"
April, 29, 2014 - SIUE Summer Camp Showcase
RECAP OF PAST BROWN BAG SESSIONS
July 2013 – “Food Addiction”
This Brown Bag Session was present by Educational Outreach and focused on how the brain really can become addicted to food. Employees learned that some foods, especially highly palatable foods (sugar, fat, salt) and trigger pleasure centers in the brain just as some addictive drugs do. Dr. Erik Kirk and Martha Place helped us determine when we can tell when we are full so we do not keep eating to the point of feeling sick. Many people lie about what they have eaten because they feel guilty. We learned at this Brown Bag Session that if you are one of these people you need to slowly become less reliant on food helping you and try to use something else to please yourself, like exercising.
May 2013 – “New to Medicare”
In this Brown Bag Session employees were able to learn more about life on the Medicare program. This session was not only for employees who will be new to the program, but also employees that may have family members on the program and simply wanted to learn more about Medicare. Presenter Chris Fulton informed attendees on how the program works and also supplemental coverage, including prescription drug plans. Employees found this session very informational for themselves and possibly helping loved ones better understand the ins and outs of the Medicare program.
April 2013 – “SIUE Sumer Camp Showcase”
During the April Brown bag Sessions employees were able to view a panel of the summer camp programs offered by SIUE to local children. Employees had the opportunity to walk around and ask questions to the variety of program directors and leaders. SIUE offers summer camp programs in seven different areas including art, engineering, and sports. Employees could find out at this Brown Bag what summer program best fit their child.
April 2013 – “Tuition Waivers”
At this April Brown Bag Session employees learned more about one of the great benefits at working on campus. Employees, their spouses, and their dependents are all eligible for tuition waivers at any state school in Illinois. LaToya discussed everything covered by tuition waivers and the items not covered. Spouses and dependents are eligible to receive a tuition waiver covering fifty percent of the tuition, while employees are eligible to receive a tuition waiver covering one hundred percent of tuition.
February 2013 – “Raising Children Other Than Your Own”
The February Brown Bag Session discussed the difficulties of raising children other than your own. Many minors in the state of Illinois are raised by grandparents, another relative, or may be in foster care. If you are raising a child other than your own, you are not alone. At this session employees learned about the vast number of support agencies and resources available to those who raise children. Also, the session brought in people who are in similar situations and allowed those people to discuss how they have surpassed the difficulties they have faced.