JUNTA: Procrastination Prevention Study Hall
Do you tend to leave your work ’til the last minute? Need help and need to make time to get help? Come each day until your work is done, then no stress for the end of the quarter. Avoid the end-of-quarter sickness that takes people down during break, and enjoy the retreat fully! JUNTA Faculty Liaison and BA Student Advisor Sara Beth Lohre will be staffing these study halls.
Origin of JUNTA
Where did JUNTA come from? In 1727 Benjamin Franklin created the Junto, a group of “like-minded artisans and tradesmen who hoped to improve themselves while they improved their community.” The Junto was a discussion group for issues of the day; it subsequently gave rise to many organizations in Philadelphia.
In Fall 2013 a group of Antioch University Seattle students began a grant writing course as they began to envision professional projects, programs, and niches toward social justice. This group has since evolved into a larger mutual improvement support group.
Fall 2014 marked the first JUNTA retreat on Orcas Island where students shared experience, challenged understanding, and developed awareness of the group’s passions, aims, investments, and goals. Students of AUS are recruited through courses with Sara Beth Lohre and through peer relationships with JUNTA members. All AUS students and alumni are welcome to join us!