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Fall Wellness Series Offered for Campus, Community


Students can stay informed on current health and wellness issues through SUNY Cortland’s weekly “Wellness Wednesday Series,” which will include speakers, discussions and exhibits intended to help students adjust to college life.

Sponsored by the Health Promotion Office and the Student Development Center, the series will take place each Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, unless otherwise noted. The events are free and open to the public.

On Aug. 30, students can meet people and play some games during a “Getting To Know You” get-together led by Lauren Herman, health educator, Eve Mascoli, assistant director of recreational sports and Kevin Makarewicz, graduate assistant of recreational sports.

Counseling and Student Development staff members will present “13 Reasons Why Not” on Sept. 6. Whether or not you have seen the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” join in a discussion about the warning signs of suicide, how to help a friend and more.

A “Dark Chocolate Meditation” will be led by Auxiliary Services Corporation Nutritionist Andrea Hart on Sept. 13. While eating dark chocolate, participants will learn how nutrition and stress can be related, what foods help distress and the importance of mindful eating.

Guest speaker Lorin Phillips will present “Life Doesn’t Come with a Sober Sister (Brother, Designated Driver)” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20 in the Corey Union Function Room. Phillips is an educator looking to start critical conversations about hazing, alcohol abuse, confrontations and, above all, the importance of accountability of all members of campus organizations.

On Sept. 27, learn how we can leverage our privilege to help promote social justice initiatives for a more equitable society in this program called “Becoming Superhuman: Using Your Advantages For Good.” AnnaMaria Cirrincione, director of Multicultural Life and Diversity, and Lauren Herman, health educator, will lead the discussion.

Noralyn Masselink, English Department professor and author of books on relationships will present “When Love Hurts: Why Do We Stay and What Can You Do?” on Oct. 4. Learn how relationship abuse comes in many forms, and "breaking up" or "getting out" isn't as easy as others may think. This talk is for anyone in a relationship that is not what it should be or for those who know of someone who is. Masselink, a survivor, will speak about what it takes to break the "ties that bind" and what you can do to help yourself or a friend.

On Oct. 11, a panel of students, faculty and staff will present “I Didn’t Realize I Was ______Phobic” at 7 p.m. in the Exhibition Lounge. Panel members will talk about their experiences in realizing they had internalized stereotypes of LGBTQIAP.

Health promotion interns will present “Rx Prescribed for You” from noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the Student Life Center lobby. Learn how misusing a prescription can have more consequences than people think and about the laws and physical effects of prescription misuse. Also, learn where anyone can dispose of un-used medications.

“Discover Your Learning Preference” with the ASAP staff on Oct. 25. Participants will take a quick online assessment and break into groups to develop techniques about taking in information.

Counseling and Student Development Staff will present “Netflix and Chill or Catch Feelings?” on Nov. 1. They will deconstruct what hooking up and dating means and make recommendations on how to communicate when two people have different expectations.

From noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 8 visitors to tables in the Student Life Center lobby will learn how to “Party Smart With Us Before Cortaca,” presented by health promotion interns and Substance Abuse Prevention and Education.

The annual “Great American SmokeOut” is an opportunity to quit smoking. On Nov. 15, health promotion interns and Auxiliary Services Corporation Nutritionist Andrea Hart will offer suggestions and support to quit from noon to 3 p.m. in the Student Life Center lobby.

A poster list all the Fall 2017 events can be found at the Health Promotion Wellness Wednesday Series page. and on the Campus Life page of myRedDragon.

 For more information or accommodation to attend an event, contact Lauren Herman, the College’s health educator, in Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-1 or at 607-753-2066.