Groups & Classes
Edu 124 Career Planning
This one-credit graded course helps students make satisfying decisions regarding college majors and careers. Students explore career options by learning how their attitudes, beliefs, interests, skills, values, and lifestyle preferences blend with elements of certain occupations. For schedule and registration information, please consult the Campus Connection under the Education Department course listings.
Edu 123 Study Skills
This is a one-credit graded course that helps students develop skills necessary for successful academic achievement. Course topics include motivation, procrastination, time management, note-taking, textbook reading, test-taking, and stress management. For schedule and registration information, please consult Campus Connection under Education Department course listings.
Meditation for Stress Management And Improved Focus
Spring semester meetings Mondays at 3:00 through finals week (May 11th). Starting on May 18th, we will begin meeting at our summer time, Mondays at 2:00.
The Meditation Group offered by the Counseling Center is a chance to get together with others in the NDSU community to practice mindfulness meditation for increased awareness, presence, and well-being. The group, which has been ongoing since Fall 2001, is open to NDSU students, faculty, and staff, and is free of charge. All levels are welcome! Beginners can learn and practice meditation basics, while those more experienced with meditation can maintain their meditation practice in an informal group environment.
Mindfulness is a way of being that involves bringing awareness to the unfolding of present experience, moment-to-moment, with curiosity, openness and acceptance. Much more than a relaxation technique or concentration skill, mindfulness entails a way of being that can open the door to a whole new way of experiencing and responding to the inevitable "ups and downs" of life.
New members are always welcome, and no advance registration is necessary; feel free to show up any time during the semester if interested! Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and be sure to arrive on time since the door is locked once the meditation begins. Chairs and meditation cushions will be avalable, depending on preference. All sessions are held in the Counseling Center, 212 Ceres Hall, in the group testing room. (Note: Please stop to announce yourself at the reception desk before proceeding back to the room.)
It is not necessary to come to all the meetings in order to attend the group; you are welcome to attend whenever you can. Please note, however, that it is important to arrive on time when you come, as the door is locked promptly at the start of meditation to avoid interruptions.
Please keep watching this site for announcements of updates, cancellations and changes.
View our Meditation & Mindfulness Page, including general information, suggested readings and links to online audio meditations.
Recovery Support Group (alcohol and other drugs)
A free group, open to any NDSU student who has concerns related to substance abuse or dependence.
No registration needed-you may begin attending at any time.
Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 p.m., starting 1/29/15 in 212 Ceres Hall.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-7671 with any questions!
Graduate Student Support Group
Open to any NDSU graduate student. Group focus is to provide a safe place for students to meet one another, discuss challenges and struggles they may be experiencing while working in their graduate program or within the personal life, and to be able to build friendships and offer support to fellow graduate students across academic disciplines. If interested, please contact Amber Bach-Gorman at 231-7671 or by email at email@example.com.
If interested, please contact Amber Bach-Gorman at 231-7671 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.