Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday Series, Spring 2020

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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Gentle Yoga

January 29, 2020          

6 p.m., SLC Mind Body Room

Mia Teal, YogaFit Levels 1 & 2 Trained

Doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or advanced- try out gentle yoga. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing you can move in. Yoga mats are provided. Attendance is first come, first served and is open to the first 40 participants who show up for class.


Intro to Meditation

February 5, 2020

6 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge

Robyn Forster, Kathryn Gallup, Jennifer Talarico; Senior Counselors

Come learn the benefits of meditation and gain experience in different guided practices. Guided exercises will include dark chocolate meditation, stress relief meditation and loving kindness meditation. Participants will leave with resources to begin and maintain practice on their own.


The Latest Trends in Nutrition

February 12, 2020

5 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge

Olivia Trumino, Graduate Assistant for Kinesiology

            You may have heard of current trends in nutrition such as the Keto Diet, Paleo Diet, Intermittent Fasting, etc. Learn about the pros and cons as well as the importance of fueling your body with healthy foods. We will also explore the importance of incorporating different food groups and the daily recommendations needed to strive for well-balanced healthy eating.


A Survivor’s Perspective on Trauma and Recovery

February 19, 2020

7 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge

Lisa Hamp, Professional Mental Health Speaker

Lisa Hamp is a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting that took place on April 16, 2007. Unsure how to deal with the post-traumatic stress, she internalized her feelings and developed into an eating disorder to cope. Eight years after the shooting, she sought counseling and began her recovery.

In her raw and powerful presentation, Lisa shares her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, an eating disorder, and infertility to help others who may be struggling with mental health issues. She is an advocate for trauma survivors and provides concrete advice on finding your new normal after trauma. She discusses the importance of self-care, the benefits of counseling, and shares what you can do to help someone struggling with a mental health disorder.


Hazing Prevention: Sweating the Small Stuff

February 26, 2020

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

Lorin Phillips, National Speaker

Lorin shines a light on interactions that lead to the pain, embarrassment, and alienation associated with hazing.  She approaches a difficult topic with grace and honesty.


Strokes: Awareness, Signs and Symptoms

March 4, 2020

6 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge

Dr. Jorge Eller, MD -endovascular neurosurgeon from Crouse

This presentation will educate students and the community about the many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of strokes. It will also cover the importance of recognizing potential signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance of timely accessing care.


Safe Spring Break Fair

March 11, 2020

Noon - 3 p.m., SLC Lobby

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!


Eat Right, Bite by Bite

March 25, 2020

Noon – 2 p.m., SLC Lobby

Andrea Hart, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

National Nutrition Month®, celebrated each year during March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.


Spirituality, Religion and You

April 1, 2020

6 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge

A panel of students

Join us for a panel discussion of the intersection between religion and spirituality.


Creating a Culture of Consent

April 8, 2020

7 p.m., Corey Union Function Room

Keith Edwards, PhD, National 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.


What’s the Worst That Can Happen?

April 15, 2020

6 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge

Marissa Whitaker, Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Associate

You might not think it is big deal to get caught with a fake ID or marijuana, but for many students, breaking these laws can have lasting consequences. Alcohol and drug violations can impact your financial aid, career options, and future life choices. We will take a look at the worst case scenarios and the ripple effects involving alcohol, drugs, and the law.

Contact the Health Promotion Office

Lauren Scagnelli
Health Educator

Rose Ryan
Office Assistant

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