Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday Series, Fall 2019

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

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A Taste of Rec Sports

Aug. 28, 2019
6 p.m. and 7 p.m., Student Life Center
Christopher Gutierrez, Graduate Student and Indoor Cycling Instructor and Gianna Pino, Zumba instructor

Doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or advanced- try out Indoor Cycling or Zumba for free. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing you can move in. Attendance is first come, first served. Indoor Cycling at 6 p.m. is open to the first 30 participants. Zumba at 7 p.m. is open to the first 25 participants.

Turning Conflict into Communication

Sept. 4, 2019
6 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Carolyn Bershad, Director of Counseling and Wellness Services and Lauren Scagnelli, Health Educator

Conflicts occur in everyday life. They may result from a roommate not cleaning their side of the room or a group project in which the work-load isn’t shared fairly. Learn more about how you react to conflict, your communication style, and how to effectively communicate about conflict with others.


Sept. 11, 2019
7 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Panel of students

Students will share their experiences living with a disability, what struggles they face and how it has positively impacted them.

4 Stages of Drinking

Sept. 18, 2019
7 p.m., Corey Union Function Room
Mike Green, National Speaker

As a recovering alcoholic with over 38 years sober and also a prevention specialist in the area of drugs and alcohol, Mike Green "Greeny" uses a combination of alcohol addiction and education when addressing the college audience.  The majority of his program is in the area of prevention and incorporates all aspects of drug and alcohol education which relates to everyone in the audience from non-drinkers to the addicts and includes the drinkers with "risky behaviors".


Wellness Day: Healthy Red Dragons

Sept. 25, 2019
Noon – 3 p.m., SLC Lobby
Wellness PEER Interns; Health Promotion; Healthy Campus Initiative; Andrea Hart, Nutritionist; Rec Sports; Counseling and Wellness Services; SCEMS

The Healthier Campus Initiative invites you to join us to assess your wellness with a variety of activities. Free water bottles will be given to those who complete the stations.

Empowerment Self-Defense

Oct. 2, 2019
7 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Frank Dalton, Steven Rolfe and Danielle Salisbury; University Police Officers

Come learn some basic self-defense techniques to make you feel empowered. Please wear clothes you can move in.

Mom and Dad, I Have Something to Tell You

Oct. 9, 2019
7 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Panel of PFLAG

Parents with children that came out and adults that came out will share their perspectives and experiences.

Habits for Success

Oct. 16, 2019
6 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Abby Thomas, Director of Advisement and Transition and Kaitlin Flannery, Assistant Professor of Psychology

What are your habits? Are you making decisions that have a positive impact on your success?  Join us as we explore habits for success, both in and out of the classroom. Identify personal goals and how to access resources to assist you in being successful. Learn how Starfish Cortland can help you stay connected to your instructors and academic advisor and reach out to others when you need it most. 


Let’s Talk About Race

Oct. 23, 2019
6 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Multicultural Life and Diversity Office

Come share your thoughts, feelings and emotions about race in the United States and improve your capacity to engage race issues regarding intergroup communication, understanding and relations.

Don’t Let the Consequences Haunt You

Oct. 30, 2019
Noon – 3 p.m., SLC Lobby
Wellness PEER Interns, Health Promotion and Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

Halloween can be a fun day and night. Join us by going through activities that help you stay safe later that night by learning the dangers of misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Candy will also be provided.

It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health

Nov. 6, 2019
7 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge
Missy Ftolfi, Area Director of the American Suicide Foundation

Mental health issues are a very real and growing problem among college students. We want to make sure that those struggling know they are not alone. There are many resources available to help.

There will be a film designed to raise awareness about mental health issues commonly experienced by students. By featuring real stories and experiences, It’s Real conveys that depression and other mental health conditions are real illnesses that can be managed through specific treatments and interventions. It encourages students to be mindful of the state of their mental health, to acknowledge and recognize when they are struggling, and to take steps to seek help.

Party Smart with Us Before Cortaca

Nov. 13, 2019
Noon – 3 p.m., SLC Lobby
Wellness PEER Interns, Health Promotion and Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

Know your responsibilities and rights around alcohol, drugs and sex. Learn how to party smart before, during and after Cortaca. Free giveaways will be provided!

Great American Vape Out

Nov. 20, 2019
Noon – 3 p.m., SLC Lobby
Wellness PEER Interns, Health Promotion, Tobacco and Nicotine Advisory Committee and Tobacco Free Zone

The Great American Vape Out challenges people to stop using nicotine and tobacco. Take this opportunity to quit for the day or help someone you know quit. You can also help beautify our campus by helping in a campus clean-up.

Contact the Health Promotion Office

Lauren Scagnelli
Health Educator

Sherri DeWitt

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