SALT Summer Discussions

Summer ’18 brings SALT members a discussion series instead of a Book Club.   This informal and intimate gathering of student affairs professional from throughout Penn is the perfect opportunity to exchange ideas.

SALT Summer Discussion Series #1: Coping Strategies for Living in a Chaotic World

Wednesday, June 27th | 12-1pm

Houston Hall (must enter on Spruce Street, near Beefsteak, due to construction), Room 301 Rein Family Room

Event Description: During the past several months, numerous tragedies throughout the country and the world have impacted the ways we view our lives, our families and those around us. Although we certainly have reasons to be stressed and worried, we can also encourage ourselves and each other to develop and implement coping strategies in the midst of these trouble times. Penn Senior Associate Chaplain Steve Kocher will facilitate a discussion regarding what those strategies can be and how we can incorporate them every day. This event will be similar to a SALT Brown Bag, so feel free to bring your lunch!


Podcast: This American Life Episode 581: Anatomy of Doubt 

Thursday, June 16 at 12 noon at the Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Facilitator: Ashlee Halbritter

This episode of the popular NPR program focuses on stories about doubting rape victims.


Book: Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Wharton professor Jonah Berger

Thursday, July 14 at 12 noon at the Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Facilitators: Irene Tan and Laura Neylan

What makes things popular? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral? Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious.


Movie: Citizen Kane

Thursday, August 4 at 12 noon at the Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Facilitator: David Fox

Citizen Kane, the 1941 Orson Welles classic, is this year’s Penn Reading Project. Watch the movie in advance and discuss it with SALT members. Learn more about the Reading Project