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Wellness Wednesday series begins Jan. 26


In keeping with a university priority of well-being, each semester SUNY Cortland offers weekly encouragement to the campus and community to pursue a lifetime of good health.

The Spring 2022 “Wellness Wednesday Series” will be a mix of in-person programs and podcast episodes “Take 10 for You” that become available on Sound Cloud and Twitter.

Programs continue through the spring semester with topics that focus on fitness and healthy eating habits, mental health, hazing, having a safe spring break and substance abuse prevention.

Primarily sponsored by the Health Promotion Office, the events are free and open to the public.

A Spring 2022 Wellness Wednesday poster listing all the events can be found at the Health Promotion Wellness Wednesday webpage.

Events include:

  • On Jan. 26, Zumba instructor Mia Papakonstantis will offer “Zumba for Fitness” from 6 to 7 p.m. Participants will experience a beginner-level Zumba class and should dress in loose, comfortable clothing.
  • On Feb. 2, stop by “Manifest Your Future: Creating Vision Boards” between noon and 3 p.m. in the Student Life Center. Counseling and Wellness Services, Health Promotion, Tarot readers and Wellness PEER Interns will assist as participants set goals by creating a vision board.
  • Lauren Scagnelli, health educator, will present ways to communicate and respond to situations in a productive way to avoid conflict on Feb. 9. “Stop the Beef” will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge.
  • Listen to the podcast “Black Hair Affair” when it is released on Feb. 16 on Soundcloud.com.
  • On Feb. 23, registered dietitian nutritionist Andrea Hart, Nutrition From The Hart, will present “My Relationship with Food” from 7 to 8 p.m. in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of their own food relationship as well as strategies to foster a healthy relationship with food.
  • “Hazing Prevention Education” is the topic for March 2, with a speaker to be announced. Hazing is a societal concern that impacts everyone. Join health promotion from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Corey Union Function Room to learn more and help people understand why it is unacceptable.
  • A “Safe Spring Break Fair” will be held on March 9 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Student Life Center lobby, complete with free giveaways.
  • On March 23, “Celebrate A World of Flavors” with Regina Ludovico, Cortland Auxiliary Services, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Student Life Center lobby. Learn how to spice up your food and embrace global cultures, cuisines and inclusivity. Free samples will be provided.
  • “Managing ‘Stage Fright’: Techniques to Cope with Public Speaking Anxiety” is the topic on March 30. Public speaking regularly tops the lists of people's most common fears — but it’s also a skill valued by employers. From 5 to 6 p.m. in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, Michael Turner, director of The Writing Center and Christina Knopf, associate professor of communication and media studies, will help participants identify and understand the cause and form of their apprehension and list tools to help manage it.
  • On April 6, stop by the Corey Union steps between noon and 3 p.m. for five minutes to make a s’more and learn about consent.
  • On April 13, Laurel Harte-Westover, campus minister, and Wellness PEER interns present “Spiritual rest” from noon to 3 p.m. in the Student Life Center lobby. Learn what spiritual rest is and activities to feel restored.
  • On April 20, Marissa Whitaker, substance abuse prevention and education associate, presents “DWHigh: Beyond the Legal Consequences” from 6 to 6:30 in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge. This presentation will include conversations about the body’s response to cannabis and why these responses do not mix with driving.
  • “Grow Your Own Vegetable Plant” when you stop by Corey Union steps between noon and 3 p.m. on April 27. Health promotion and Wellness PEER interns will share the benefits of growing your own vegetable plants and how to care for them. Then plant one and leave with a free vegetable plant.

For more information or accommodation to attend an event, contact Lauren Scagnelli, health educator, in Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-38, or at 607-753-2066.