A few weeks ago we kicked off our first monthly EdD in KIN virtual social event for the 2020-2021 academic year. As we all know, it is hard to stay connected with others in the current climate. We wanted to offer something lighthearted and fun for students and alumni to take a break and connect. This first event was “EdD Trivia Night,” which was organized and hosted by Jene’ Baclawski, a member of the 2018 cohort. After introductions and some time to “mingle,” students were randomly assigned to three teams to play four rounds of trivia: popular culture, adventures around the world, the kitchen sink, and UNCG EdD in KIN facts. After each round students were sent to their breakout rooms to discuss their ideas and submit their team answers using Google forms.
There was lots of laughter as Jene’ offered entertaining commentary as the MC. It was a great time for students to connect with one another, especially students from other cohorts and alumni. Some of the players had their children and pets in the background which helped the event feel more casual and open. Overall the event was a hit!
A student reflected that “the opportunity to chat with new people who have gone through or are going through a similar experience” was great. We appreciate Jene’ organizing and leading the social event. Attendees offered a few shoutouts to Jené for her effort and creativity: “Excellent work, Jene! Your thoughtful and playful attitude during the event made it really fun.”
Thanks for all your efforts in putting together this event Jene’! EdD students and alumni should keep an eye out for the October event coming soon – the EdD graduate assistants will be planning and hosting this event. If students or alumni have ideas or want to help host a future event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.