I cannot believe we’ve reached the end of the fall semester here at Stony Brook! The first four months of my time here has flown by and while I have tons of things to reflect on over the Holidays, the one thing I may have enjoyed the most has been the Coffee with Cole sessions. They filled up so quickly that lots of people got left out, so I decided to schedule another batch for the spring semester — oh, and did I mention I really liked them?
I’ve been enjoying the Coffee with Cole sessions I’ve been doing every few weeks … so much that I intend to extend them and open some more up (so look for an invite). Since I can only do so many and that space is limited to five guests I decided to add a new channel to connect. I created an open group in the Stony Brook Yammer space called, “Coffee with Cole.” Please feel free to join the group and leave comments, post questions, or suggestions. I am subscribed to the group via email, so I should see everything that gets posted there. Join the conversation!
I haven’t updated this space in quite some time and for that I am sorry … my intention is maintain a space that encourages engagement and discourse and that only happens when someone starts the conversation. So while I haven’t been great at writing here I have been spending a ton of time talking to people all over campus in real time. One of the things that has come out of those many conversations is the need for me to be available for all sorts of formal and informal get togethers. I was talking to a few colleagues the other day and I mentioned the idea of having small group discussion opportunities over coffee every now and then.
With that I’ve decided I’d book some time at the Hilton Garden Inn on campus and just do some small group conversations over coffee … it pains me to call it, “Coffee with Cole” but that’s what it is. So, if you are interested in an opportunity to just get together and talk, sign up!
The idea is for six of us to just have a chance to hang out and talk. I’ve booked the following days from 8:30-9:00 in the morning to get together:
- Nov. 6
- Nov. 20
- Dec. 4
- Dec. 18
If you want to be a part of it, just click the link below and sign up — it is first come first serve. I’d hate to sit and drink coffee alone … no one wants to see that. If it works I’ll keep pushing the idea and schedule more dates. I hope to see you there!