SUNY Cortland is hosting the Fall 2021 “Wellness Wednesday Series” featuring speakers, demonstrations, podcasts and other programs intended to encourage campus and community members to learn more about health and wellness.
Programs continue through the fall semester with topics including yoga, exploring outdoor activities, managing stress and social and mental health.
Sponsored by the Health Promotion Office, the series will take place on Wednesdays. The events are free and open to the public.
On Sept. 1, “Intro to Yoga” will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Student Life Center Mind Body Room or via Webex. Mia Teal, trained in YogaFit Levels 1 and 2, will lead this class that is good for beginners and advanced yoga practitioners. Comfortable clothing is recommended and in-person attendance is first come, first served to the first 25 participants who show up for class. In-person class will have yoga mats provided. Others can join virtually with their own towel or yoga mat.
Outdoor Pursuits staff will present “Explore Outdoor Pursuits” from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 8 in the Student Life Center. Participants will learn about what outdoor pursuits has to offer including upcoming trips and rental equipment.
“Assess and Address Your Stress” is an important topic to be presented by Director of Counseling and Wellness Services Carolyn Bershad from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15. in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge. Learn the impact stress has on the body and mind and how to effectively manage and cope with it.
A podcast titled “Healthy Friendships” will be posted on Sept. 22 on soundcloud.com/cortlandHPO. Kaitlin Flannery, assistant professor of psychology, presents this topic.
Wellness Day: Healthy Red Dragons will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the Student Life Center lobby. Counseling and Wellness Services, Health Promotion, Recreational Sports, SUNY Cortland EMS, Substance Misuse Prevention and Education and Wellness PEER interns will present wellness information.
University Police officers Steven Rolfe, Danielle Salisbury and Jenny Valentin will lead “Empowerment Self-Defense” from 4 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge. Learn basic self-defense techniques. Please wear clothes you can move in and athletic footwear for balance and stability.
On Oct. 13, SOGIE will host a discussion about mental health in the LGBTQ+ community. Join SOCIE committee members for “LGBTQ+ and Mental Health” from 3 to 4 p.m. in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge.
Join the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office staff on Oct. 20 as they lead a conversation about the lived experiences of multi-racial and multi-ethnic people. “All Mixed Up” will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge. AnnaMaria Cirrincione, director and Cyrenius Nelson, acting assistant director, will present.
Halloween can be a fun day and night, but “Don’t Let the Consequences Haunt You.” Visit the Student Life Center lobby from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 to learn the dangers of misuse and abuse of alcohol and drugs from Health Promotion, Substance Misuse Prevention and Education and Wellness PEER interns.
A podcast titled “Academic Success” will be posted on Nov. 3 on soundcloud.com/cortlandHPO. Katherine Bonafide, assistant professor of psychology, and Kate McCormick, assistant professor of childhood/early childhood education, will present.
Stop by the Student Life Center lobby between noon and 3 p.m. on Nov. 10 for free giveaways and information on how to “Party Smart with Us Before Cortaca.” Health Promotion, Substance Misuse Prevention and Education and Wellness PEER interns will be on hand to answer questions.
The “Great American Vape Out” on Nov. 17 is a national day that challenges people to stop using nicotine and tobacco. From noon to 3 p.m. in the Student Life Center lobby, Health Promotion, Substance Misuse Prevention and Education, Tobacco Free Zone and Wellness PEER interns will present tips on how to quit. And help beautifuy our campus by joining the campus clean-up.