GTL Newsletter #27

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“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the Autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte

GTL General Updates

This Week –
  • VIDEO GAME PARTY!! Coming soon, so stay tuned for more updates this month.
  • Linkers are starting regular working group meetings for better efficiency and focus.
  • Linkers Zhengyang and Steven have been working on the website and GTL flyers
  • Linker Chantal is working with a Learner this week on college-level humanities study and philosophy.
  • Mental Health Awareness! Linkers Annie and Rebecca are passionate about mental health and have created a mental health-related newsletter! 
  • The GTL Newsletter is looking for submissions!!
    • Send in blog posts, activities you’re involved in, poetry, art, interesting articles, cool opportunities; etc. Reply to this email with your ideas.  
  • LEARNERS—We’d love to hear from you about your experience with any GTL services you’ve been a part of! Respond to this email with anything you’d like to share ?
  • Monthly GTL Community Events — keep a lookout for monthly programming and events for Learners, Linkers, and the greater GTL community!!
    • Have suggestions or ideas about events you’d like to see? Let us know by responding to this email. 

Last Week – 

  • Linkers Maya, Lava, Chantal, Yukta, and Lee had a follow-up interview with a potential Linker.
  • Linkers on the Program and Service Development team met last week to discuss our GTL services and brochure.
  • Our Linkers attended the UCAN Internship Fair to recruit new Linkers. Great work everyone!
  • Linkers on the Marketing team also met last week.

GTL Service Highlight

Talent Boost – Club Builder

Explore your hobbies and passions with GTL’s Club Builder program!Whether you enjoy a book series or are looking to share your love for the arts, our Club Builder program focuses on the community aspect of Global Talent Link by creating spaces for everyone to indulge in their favorite pastimes. Like all of our Talent Boost services, we are excited to foster friendship and exciting activities together. 

Click on the picture or the hyperlink for more information! 

GTL Blog Spotlight

Coping with College Social Anxiety
by Maya Kaelei Lewis

Recognizing the Root of Anxiety

As we return to campus and resume our college life, a common issue many students may experience is immense social anxiety particularly while attending larger universities. The pressure to socialize leads to a self-inflicted expectation to be well-liked and have an active social life, therefore failure to meet these expectations creates a fear of failing at the college experience. Though we may acknowledge that our fear of going out of our comfort zones and speaking to new people is unfair to ourselves, many still avoid social situations or bear them with extreme discomfort. College social anxiety can quickly become an all-consuming issue that many students unfortunately experience, therefore it is vital to recognize the commonality of this shared reality in order to normalize discussions about social anxiety as a whole.
Click here to read the full article >>>

GTL Announcements

Video Game Party!

~coming soon~

Get ready for some more friendly competition and lots of laughs at our next GTL Video Game Club Event. More information coming soon.

Native American
Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! To honor Indigenous People past and present, GTL will highlight historical events and persons related to the legacy of Native people that continues to this day.  


Joy Harjo Becomes the 1st
Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

from NPR’s All Things Considered 

Poet, writer and musician Joy Harjo — a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation — often draws on Native American stories, languages and myths. But she says that she’s not self-consciously trying to bring that material into her work. If anything, it’s the other way around.“I think the culture is bringing me into it with poetry — that it’s part of me,” Harjo says in an interview with NPR’s Lynn Neary. “I don’t think about it … And so it doesn’t necessarily become a self-conscious thing — it’s just there … When you grow up as a person in your culture, you have your culture and you’re in it, but you’re also in this American culture, and that’s another layer.”

Harjo, 68, will represent both her Indigenous culture and those of the United States of America when she succeeds Tracy K. Smith as the country’s 23rd poet laureate consultant in poetry (that’s the official title) this fall. Her term, announced Wednesday by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, will make her the first Native American poet to serve in the position.

To read/listen click here >>>

Any comments, questions, or concerns?
Want to share your own blog or announce something to the GTL Community?
Please let us know by responding to this email!