Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday Series, Spring 2018

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Experience a Yoga Class- January 24, 2018                     

*6 or 7 p.m., SLC Mind Body Room*

Samantha Cascardo, YogaFit Levels 1 & 2 Trained and Anna Crandell, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

Take part in a Yoga class (two separate classes are being offered) and experience, first hand, the benefits of this ancient form of mind/body activity. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing you can move in. Mats and all other required accessories are supplied; all you need to bring is yourself. Attendance is first come, first served and is open to the first 40 participants who show up for class.


SUNY Cortland Cupboard (food pantry)- January 31, 2018

*6 p.m., Interfaith Center*

Kaley Decker, Cupboard Intern; Rachel Ditch, Campus Minister;  Lauren Herman, Health Educator; Natasha McFadden, Assistant Director of the Cortland Fund; John Suarez, Director of ICE

Join us for dinner and to learn about the campus food pantry called the SUNY Cortland Cupboard.


Anti-Social / Social Media- February 7, 2018

*6:30 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge*

Lauren Herman; Health Educator, Kyra Newcombe and Adam Marino; Students

Did you interact with a person today? Not texting a friend but seeing someone in person and having a verbal conversation? More and more, our society is using smartphones as a safety blanket. We are going to brainstorm the potential effects and give tools to make conscious connections.


Free Hugs- February 14, 2018

*Noon - 3 p.m., Student Life Center Lobby *

Health Promotion Interns, Rachel Ditch and Shawn Allen, Campus Ministers, Interfaith Crew

Hugging someone can have many health benefits. Come find out what those are any get a hug if you would like. In addition, there will be information and goodies for random acts of kindness.


Andrea’s Voice: Silenced by Bulimia- February 21, 2018

*7 p.m., Corey Union Function Room*

Doris and Tom Smeltzer, Authors and National Speakers

This emotionally impactful and inspirational talk contains the lessons learned about eating disorders through a daughter’s tragic experience ending with a call to personal action via changed attitudes and behaviors. The Smeltzers' goal is to transform perspectives by promoting understanding without judgment and clarifying misconceptions. Through candid honesty, they reduce the stigma and shame felt by those affected by eating disordered behaviors. Ultimately their message is one of hope and possibilities.


Hazing Prevention Education Speaker- February 28, 2018

*7:30 p.m., Corey Union Function Room*


Hazing is a societal concern that impacts everyone. Come learn more about it and join us as we move to eliminate it from our campus.


Safe Spring Break Fair- March 7, 2018

*Noon - 3 p.m., SLC Lobby *

Health Promotion Interns; Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

Stop by our fair to check out how to be safe on spring break! Free items will be given away as well!


Networking with Introverts- March 21, 2018

*6 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge*

Meredith Morell, Career Counselor

Do you consider yourself to be an introvert? Does the thought of networking make you nervous? With the majority of jobs and internships coming from networking, being able to connect with others has become a critical skill in finding opportunities. This workshop will provide an understanding of why networking is important, how to make connections with others in person and online, some tips and tricks, and provide some stories along the way. Learn how to maximize your strengths and gain confidence in your ability to network!


Go Further with Food- March 28, 2018

*Noon – 3 p.m., SLC Lobby *

Health Promotion Interns, Andrea Hart, ASC

Whether it's starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further, by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help to reduce food loss and waste. Learning how to manage food resources at home will help you "Go Further with Food", while saving both nutrients and money.


Ending Rape: A Social Change Approach to Sexual Violence- April 4, 2018

*7 p.m., Corey Union Function Room *

Keith Edwards, PhD, Speaker, Consultant and Coach

This session will explore the realities of sexual violence, reframe the issues for proactive prevention, and all genders will be empowered to make positive change happen.


Life Hacks for Adulting- April 11, 2018

*6 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge*

Lauren Herman, Health Educator and Christopher Scagnelli, Academic Tutor

There are many aspects of being an adult that can be difficult. Come learn some “life hacks” to make the process of being an adult a little easier.


DWHigh: Beyond the Legal Consequences- April 18, 2018

*6 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge*

Page Dobbs, Health Professor and Marissa Whitaker, Substance Abuse and Prevention Education Associate

This presentation will entail conversations about the body’s response to marijuana and why these responses do not mix with driving.


Air Plants- April 25, 2018

*Noon – 3 p.m., Student Life Center Lobby*

Student Affairs Sustainability Committee, Health Promotion Interns and Green Reps

Learn what air plants are and the benefits then take a free air plant with you!


Free and Open to the Public ~ If you need any accommodations to fully participate in these events, contact Health Promotion at 607-753-2066.

Contact the Health Promotion Office

Lauren Herman
Health Educator

Diana McGee

Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-38
Phone: 607-753-2066