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This Week’s Activity and Event Highlights

  • Title IX and Disability Services – “Safe Haven Tabling” Event
    Monday, April 15, 2024 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern time | Leever Student Center – Lobby
  • Center for Career and Professional Development – “Bite of Reality Financial Literacy Fair” Event
    Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Session I: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern time Session 2: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern time | North 103 – Register here
  • Campus Life – “Yankees Game Trip” Event
    Friday, April 19, 2024 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Eastern time | Sign up in Campus Life – Leever Student Center – Lower Level

Check Out the University Calendar for Everything Happening at Post!

Don’t miss out on any of the action – head on over to the Athletics website for upcoming competitions, season standings, stats, and links to game live streams. Don’t forget to tag your social media posts with #GoPostEagles – we’ll share our favorites on the digital screens around campus, on the official Post University accounts, and in this newsletter!

Photo of the Week

Online student Steven Markle wears their Honors Program fleece with pride!  They shared how appreciative they are of the support they have received from the entire Honors Program team and the opportunities they’ve provided.

All students are invited to attend!

SEEN: 2024 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

To view all photos from the event, check out this album on the University’s Flickr account.

“Bite of Reality Financial Literacy Fair”

The Center for Career and Professional Development is excited to host “Bite of Reality Fair”, an engaging and fun financial education experience, brought to you by Connecticut’s Credit Unions along with the United Way of Greater Waterbury and Savings Bank of Danbury.

This modernized fair will be accessible through the Bite of Reality app on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.  It offers you the chance to make real-life financial decisions, explore a variety of career options, and enhance your decision-making skills in a streamlined simulation.  There will be two drop-in sessions – from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The experience starts in North 103, and you will visit each of the ten stations as part of the interactive simulation.  Food and beverages will also be provided, courtesy of Savings Bank of Danbury.  We can’t wait to see you there!  Reach out to Center for Career and Professional Development at [email protected] with any questions you have.

Reflecting on the 2024 Solar Eclipse

By Faith Christian-Ferri, ’27, Communication and Media StudiesHonors Program

At around 3:00 p.m. on April 8th, the atmosphere of Post University’s Fleischer Circle was electric with anticipation as attendees gathered for the Great North American Eclipse watch party. Though Connecticut was not in the path of totality, students and faculty waited eagerly with eclipse glasses ready for the rare chance to witness a partial eclipse.  

The last American eclipse was seven years ago, in 2017. I missed it then, and was content to miss this one, too. I knew what an eclipse was, and what it looked like. I had seen pictures and videos already. If I could watch a total eclipse — the kind that makes the sky go dark and turns the moon into a giant, unblinking eye with an iris of heavenly light—I would be much more enthusiastic, but a partial eclipse didn’t seem like a particularly incredible sight. Still, I figured if the watch party was held right on campus, I might as well go. 

As soon as I stepped outside, the excitement in the air was palpable —and contagious. It was a little funny to see crowds of people grinning at the sky with their eyes hidden by silly-looking cardstock glasses. Of all the chatter coming from all directions, the phrases I caught most often were “Oh, my God,” and “Wow.” I wanted to see what they were seeing, so I awkwardly positioned a pair of eclipse glasses over my prescription lenses and craned my neck upwards.  

Then I understood. 

Maybe a better writer than I could describe that view in a way that would halfway do it justice, but I don’t think it’s possible to replicate an eclipse in any medium, because it’s not really about what you see with your eyes. All I saw was an orange crescent glowing against a pitch-black background. I could have Googled “partial eclipse” later and seen the exact same thing magnified in high definition. But you can’t capture that kind of feeling with a camera. 

When I stood in Fleischer Circle, facing the sun alongside dozens of other people —some I knew, most I didn’t —I felt completely and utterly human. I wasn’t weighed down by anxiety and self-consciousness. I wasn’t a college student with a hundred things to do and bills to pay and deadlines looming over my head. I was just a tiny human being of flesh and bone, faced with something far greater: the magnitude of the universe and the wonderous nature of existence. I thought, how lucky am I to be here, to be alive, to feel the cool air on my face and the ground under my feet and gaze at the great sun and moon as I have never seen them before?  

For a few moments, I was completely present, and overwhelmed with what could only be described as pure joy — unabashed, childlike joy. I laughed aloud and my voice melted with all the others around me, because I was only one of dozens in Fleischer Circle and millions in North America, and we were all experiencing the same extraordinary event together. 

Resource Spotlight: YOU@Post

Well-being is an active, on-going, and personal process.  YOU@Post is a resource specifically designed to help you build your personalized wellness and student success toolbox and keep you on track to reach your goals.  YOU@Post has many evidence-based resources across 20+ topic areas, including stress management, mindfulness, time management, academics, and making friends. YOU@Post makes it easy to learn more about the topics that matter most to you in one free and completely confidential place.  Check it out and begin exploring all that YOU@Post has to offer – log-in using your student username and password.