Intergroup Relations


Staff Chat with IGR's Danny Alvarez

For this edition of "Staff Chat", a regular feature where we share things you may not know about your favorite staff and faculty members, we sat down with staff member Danny Alvarez. Danny is a Student Life Program Manager. In his role, Danny teaches courses, manages the CommonGround team, co-organizes IGR's National Intergroup Dialogue Institute, and does several other projects for the division. We hope you enjoy learning about Danny outside of his work role!

Danny Alvarez

Reflections from IGR's Graduate Student Instructors

April 2015

For this article, we asked some of our Graduate Student Instructors (GSI's) for their end-of-year reflections on their work teaching IGR courses.

Jessica Joslin
Training Processes of Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation


Marketing Your IGR Experience

by Aaron Traxler-Ballew, IGR Alumnus

Some people say job searching or applying to graduate school is all about selling yourself. And if you're willing to think about yourself and your experience as something to be sold, this approach may work for you. I prefer a different metaphor: the generic novel.

That's right, getting a job or getting into graduate school is all about telling your story. You are the protagonist and the focal point. However, as with a lot of popular genres, people are only interested in your story if it follows a pretty generic script.

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Integrating IGR Skills Into Medical Field Experience

by Nicole Rixen, IGR Graduate Intern

When many people think about IGR, they immediately think about social justice. While it is true that IGR provokes us to think about social justice both on and off campus, I feel IGR provides so much beyond just understanding social justice. For example, when I talk with students, they tell me about all the skills and tools that they have gained and can use throughout their careers and lives.

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