November 2023 Newsletter

More Days to Celebrate in November

Dia de MuertosThere are more celebrations in November than Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving.  There are some world celebrations, special celebrations, and a few wacky ones.  Here is a few of them for you to enjoy throughout the month.  Any day is an occasion to have cake, baked goods, or savory meals.

November 1 - Dia de Todos los Santos (All Saint's Day)
November 2 - Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
November 3 - Sandwitch Day
November 4 - Book Lovers Day
November 6 - National Nacho Day
November 7 - Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
November 9 - Chaos Never Dies Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 12 - Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
November 13 - Caregiver Appreciation Day
November 16 - National Fast Food Day
November 17 - Homemade Bread Day
November 20 - Absurdity Day
November 22 - Go for a Ride Day
November 23 - Thanksgiving Day
November 24 - Buy Nothing Day
November 25 - National Parfait Day
November 28 - French Toast Day
November 29 - Chia Pet Day
November 30 - Stay at Home Because You Are Well Day

Featured Tech Skills Course

Tech Skills

Artificial Intelligence Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction


This audio edition equips you with a fundamental, timely grasp of AI and its impact.


Breath and Health

take deep breaths

Have you ever experienced how altering the pattern you breathe improves your state of mind? Come experience the intimate link between our breath and our emotions. During the session, we will do some light gentle stretches and guided meditation. Come prepared to leave this 30-minute virtual session afresh, anywhere you are! 

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How To Get Your Child to College

Black Student Success

Our presenter, Gigi McGuire, Assistant Director of Student Outreach and Recruitment at CSUN,  has extensive knowledge of the CSU admission policies and procedures, and aims to share their knowledge with staff and faculty interested in helping their child get to college. There is a lot of information out there - we'll provide critical and timely information, dispel myths, and ensure you are equipped to help your child research, apply and successfully transition into the college of their choice. 

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Upward Bullying: Navigating Abusive Behaviors by People with Less Authority


This workshop explores how to mitigate the conditions that allow this form of bullying to occur and to get through it when it does. Participants will learn how to identify behaviors associated with upward bullying, how to engage leaders to address it, and how to use participants own power to re-orient bullying behavior toward shared goals. 

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Featured Soft Skills Course

Soft Skills

Cultivating Empathy and Connection

Empathy plays a key role in building strong relationships, resolving conflicts, and creating inclusive and collaborative environments. Leading without empathy can result in disengaged employees who feel stressed and undervalued. Fortunately, empathy is a skill that can be developed and improved over time with focus and practice, In this Leader Lab, you will meet with an overwhelmed team member who is stuggling with their workload. You will ask open-ended questions to gain an understanding of the situation and work together to both identify potential solutions and create an action plan to help them overcome their challenges.


The Lifelong Learner: Developing Your Intellectual Curiosity

curious kid

Curiosity is a powerful tool for personal and professional growth. Some believe that curiosity is a superpower. 

In this 90-minute course, we will explore intellectual curiosity and its importance in your personal and professional development and provide you with information and resources to become a lifelong learner. 

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Fueling for Success

Student Success

Join this engaging and interactive learning experience on how positive psychology can lead to personal and professional success. We will explore the happiness advantage principles that can help shift our mindset through positive psychology.

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Thanksgiving Jazz to Enjoy While You Work

CSU's Got Talent

Unstoppable Resilience

"Unstoppable Resilience: Avoiding Burnout and Discovering How to Flourish Instead" November 29 from 10:00 - 11:00 PM PT


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Upcoming Classes

Holiday Stress

Happy Holidays

Create a holiday season that is relaxed, fun and comfortable for you and your family. Learn to cope with the expectations, holiday blues and more.

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Preparing Emotionally to Transition to Retirement


Many people only think of things like relaxation and financial planning when they think of retirement. There is an emotional aspect to retirement that is important to explore as well.  Join Jessica Coats of Empathia to learn how to emotionally prepare for retirement.

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Tech Tips

ChatGPT Discussion at Cal Poly Humboldt

Watch this interesting conversation hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning about the impact that ChatGPT and Artificial Inteligence has on student learning.

Click here to watch the video.

Skillshops @ the Library

Upcoming Skillshops: