STEM Café — Board Game Renaissance: Leveraging Virtual Connections in a Time of Physical Distancing

With the holidays approaching, you may be wondering how to connect with friends and family both at home and far away. At the same time, however, many of us have rediscovered games — both in-person and virtual — as a way to build genuine connections and create a sense of spontaneous togetherness.

At the next STEM Café, learn how games can build family cohesion; relieve stress; teach strategizing, goal-setting and other important cognitive skills; and provide entertainment. Get tips for strengthening social connections through virtual gatherings and gain a greater appreciation for the thoughtfulness and intention that go into the creation of contemporary board games.

Speakers:

Paul Booth, Ph.D., Professor of Media and Cinema Studies, DePaul University.

Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Counseling and Counselor Education, Northern Illinois University.

Dial-In Information

Register at go.niu.edu/boardgames. You will receive a link to login to the event.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops, Community Events

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public

Website

http://go.niu.edu/stemcafe

Cost

Free

Group
NIU STEAM
Department
Center for P-20 Engagement, Counseling and Consultation Services, NIU Outreach, Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development, STEM Outreach
Hashtag

#STEMCafe

Contact Name

Judith Dymond

Contact Email or Phone

jdymond@niu.edu

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