Virtual Event Week in Review - Fall 2020

With the goal of engaging students in meaningful and thoughtful events that bring our community together virtually, Student Services with some help from student organizations across campus brought a week full of events to our students.

A total of 10 virtual events reaching over 150 students spanned over the week.

On Monday, students had the opportunity to learn their classmates native speech with a language learning event hosted by the Student National Pharmacy Association (SNPhA). The day concluded with a step-by-step drawing class where students were instructed by American Academy of Family Physicians - Family Medicine Interest Group (AAFP-FMIG) to create their very own Nate the Walking Whale with colored pencils.

The fun continued Tuesday with Dr. Boyle and Dr. Marchiano sharing their expertise and answering questions about students pursuing a career in Academia, hosted by the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) for our lunchtime speaker event. After a semester of weekly trivia, the night concluded with the Primetime Trivia Tuesday Championship, where students battled for the title of NEOMED Trivia Champion.

Our Whales Oversee student group hosted an Emotional Intelligence (EI) Workshop that kicked off our Wednesday activities, helping students identify their emotional competencies and begin thinking about how they can best use EI interact with others. We then empowered our student to paint their very own Bob Ross happy trees in a virtual whine and paint event sponsored by Student Services.

Continuing our creative endeavors, on Thursday, American Geriatrics Society - Geriatrics Interest Group (ASG-GIG) hosted a mason jar candle craft where students created the perfect fall decoration just in time for Thanksgiving. On Thursday night, students tried to figure out who is the traitor among us. Zoom was utilized to play the new hit mobile game, Among Us.

The week concluded with a speaker event hosted by Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group (PM & RIG). A 1994 graduate of NEOMED, Dr. Bina Mehta, spoke of her career in the medical field. The final event, hosted by the Muslim Student Association (MSA) was a Friday night game night using Jackbox Party Pack! Students joined in for some classic Fibbage, Quiplash, and many more favorites!

The busy week of events was a great way to bring students together and have some fun. Thank you to everyone who supported Fall 2020 Virtual Event Week!

-Submitted by Ashley King

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