Join the UHP BIPOC Collective!

Check out this message from the heads of the UHP BIPOC Collective!

New Program Alert!

We can all feel a little spread out in the UHP, especially with this virtual semester. If you would like to be a part of a new collective looking to engage and uplift POC in the UHP within a BIPOC centered space, then join them on Zoom every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 9-10 p.m. starting September 24th! Link can be found here and in their Instagram bio. Feel free to just show up but you can also fill out this interest form to RSVP. Also check out their website and Facebook group!

Painting with Bob Ross – and Claire and Mei!

UHPers, have you ever wanted to take up painting as a hobby? Well your chance is here! Join Peer Advisors Claire and Mei on Friday, September 18, at 6:30PM EST for a delightful evening of painting and Bob Ross. He’ll walk you all through all the steps to paint his Distant Mountains painting, all in his happy and soothing voice. And you don’t need to paint along if you don’t want to– if you’re just a fan of Bob Ross and enjoy watching him paint, you’re welcome to join regardless. Either way. sign up at the form below (past the materials list)!

Join the meeting here!

If you want to participate, you’ll need some materials! Here are the required materials for Distant Mountains:

  • Paints:
    • Liquid white
    • Titanium white
    • Phthalo green
    • Phthalo blue
    • Prussian blue
    • Midnight black
    • Dark sienna 
    • Van Dyke brown
    • Alizarin crimson
    • Sap green
    • Cadmium yellow
    • Yellow ochre
    • Indian yellow
    • Bright red
  • Brushes:
    • 2 inch brunch
    • Fan brush
      • 1 inch brush works too!
    • Mixing knife
  • Other:
    • Mixing plate/palette
    • Canvas 
    • Paint thinner

You can find most (but not all) of these materials in this art kit here. Also, check out your local art supply store! They’re sure to have everything you need.

UHP Trivia Night with PA Nicky – 9/14

That’s right folks, we’ve got a trivia night coming up! Come around the Digital Townhouse (ha, ha) and join Peer Advisor Nicky and Program Coordinator Josh for an evening of trivial fun! We’ll have teams, we’ll have questions, we’ll have a grand ol’ time. Join us on September 14 at 6PM EST at a Zoom link to be sent out as the day approaches. If you would like to drop in tonight, email and we’ll see if we can work something out.

If you signed up, you can join us tonight at this link:

And here’s the meeting ID and password, should you need it:
Meeting ID: 870 4720 6362
Passcode: 914545

Prove your intellectual omnivorousness with us, UHPers!

How to Be an Online Student Workshop

The recording of this event is located above, and you can find more tips here.

Transitioning to online learning is really, really tough. It’s a whole new way of learning, and we’re all learning how to do it at the same time! But we’re gonna get through it– and Professor Kung will help you to do so! Join her next Thursday, September 3, at 7PM EST to learn how to succeed in classes, talk about strategies, get questions answered, hear about what techniques have been shown to be effective in this strange and unusual realm of online learning. 

Come join us here on WebEx next Thursday! Hope to see you there!

Motivation Mondays!


Come join Director Kung and get motivated! This is a weird and extremely tough time, and a lot of folks are struggling with motivation – and that’s okay! We want to get behind you and push you forward in whatever way we can. You can come regularly and set specific goals (just like having a “workout buddy” can make it harder to skip going to the gym, having someone to check in with weekly can help with motivation and accountability!), or just come to spitball assignment ideas or chat.
So join us on Mondays from 4-5 PM EST at this link and get MOTIVATED!

Wellness Workshop with Dr. Jameta Barlow, Tamara Washington, and Saray Smalls

Wellness and self-care are really important things for all of us, especially right now. Stress and crisis impact our bodies and our brains, so the question becomes how do we take care of ourselves in these stressful moments? This workshop will cover the importance of self-care. A more detailed description of the workshop will be posted shortly. Join us on Wednesday, September 2, at 7PM EST, for a Wellness Workshop hosted by:

Jameta Nicole Barlow, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor. Women’s Leadership Program

Saray Smalls, MPH
Senior Health Promotion and Education Program Associate, Colonial Health Center

Tamara Washington, M.Ed, CA
Assistant Director, Office of Advocacy and Support

Please sign up below if you’re interested – RSVP encouraged, but drop-ins welcome. Either way, you can access the workshop this evening at this link.

Join us Monday 4/27 for a HSM Movie Night!

It’s 2006: Rihanna is calling S.O.S. (please) and it’s the Disney Channel movie premiere of High School Musical. Join us for a much needed throwback on our High School Musical movie night with Student Staff Ronnie and Program Manager Ben! One thing that will make this night extra special is, that’s right, it will be Ben’s first ever HSM viewing!!! Exciting!!!!

It will be on Monday, 4/27 at 7PM EST. 

Join us here:

See you there…

Virtual Front Office with Josh

Miss hanging out in the front office with Josh and the student staff, and probably Jared as they all do work? Well we’re replicating the same feeling here in the Digital Townhouse! Welcome to the Virtual Front Office– where you can drop by Josh’s WebEx room and just, like, hang out and do work with him and Jared. This will be on Wednesday afternoons throughout the rest of the semester, starting next Wednesday, 4/29, from 1-3 PM EST.

Josh’s active involvement in conversation cannot be guaranteed, though his presence can. Join us at

Virtual Reading Group with Professor Christov

Want to dive into a philosophical story of plague and bravery and determination in the midst of great collective suffering? Well join Professor Theo Christov on Saturdays at 2pm throughout the rest of the month to discuss Albert Camus’ The Plague with him and other UHP students. Sign up by Friday, April 10, at 5pm to join in on this journey! In order to sign up, send him an email at

Career Advice with Peer Advisor Nicky and Brianna

Worried about your career in the context of the Coronaverse? You and everyone else! But have no fear, Nicky and Brianna are here to give you resume and LinkedIn advice! Nicky will give a presentation on resume tips and tricks (and, if there’s time, can look over some individual resumes!), and then Brianna will give a presentation on LinkedIn and how you can use it to advance your career. This event will be hosted via WebEx this Friday 4/10 at 3pm here. Hope to see you there!

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