FSDP: Healthy U

The Faculty and Staff Development Program offers a series of workshops to enhance our understanding of the expected, and unexpected, practices that can contribute to a healthy mind, body, and community.

(New) Center for Creativity: Blackout!

Presenter: Center for Creativity

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: The Workshop, University Store on Fifth (in-person workshop)

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Not a poet? Not a problem! In blackout poetry, you start not with a blank page, but with text from everyday life: a page from an old book, a newspaper article, junk mail. As a way to beat creative block, or a quick make break in your day, blackout poems are accessible, fun, and rewarding. Join us to learn how a Sharpie can be your new best creative friend.

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(New) Center for Creativity: Painting on Water

Presenter: Center for Creativity

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: Text and conText Lab, Hillman Library – 3rd Floor (in-person workshop)

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Paper marbling is a fun, meditative way to exercise your creativity where the focus is on the process. Choose colors, create patterns, and transfer them onto paper to make one-of-a-kind art, or transform them into bookmarks, cards, or endpapers for your own handmade book or other paper project. Join us to put a little swirl in your day!

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(New) Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

Presenter: Erin Commendatore
   Life Solutions

Date: Friday, June 10, 2022
Time: 12–12:45 p.m.
Location: Virtual – this workshop will be presented remotely using an online meeting platform. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date – please use the link below to register.

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Our beliefs, thoughts, and words greatly impact our lives. In this training, you will learn simple strategies to recognize and shift your thoughts, change limiting beliefs, and become more mindful of what you say so that you can improve your mood and live a more fulfilling life.

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Introduction to Mindfulness

Presenter: Erin Commendatore
   Life Solutions

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Time: 12–12:45 p.m.
Location: Virtual – this workshop will be presented remotely using an online meeting platform. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date – please use the link below to register.

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Mindfulness is a practice that has been found to benefit both psychological and physical health. In this class, participants will be introduced to the concept and practice of mindfulness, how it can help participants cope with stress and other difficult emotions, and how it can contribute to one’s wellbeing. Participants will have the opportunity to experience at least one formal mindfulness practice first hand.

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(New) Introduction to Journaling

Presenter: Cindy Grindel, Wellness Center Health Coach
   Wellness Center

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – this workshop will be presented remotely using an online meeting platform. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date – please use the link below to register.

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Writing is a tool that can help us cope with stress, grief, and other challenges in life. It helps us develop self-awareness and tap into our inner wisdom. In this workshop, we will offer tips for developing a journaling practice and explore a variety of journaling exercises. No writing experience is needed. We will spend some time journaling, so please come prepared with a pen and paper, or bring your laptop if you’d prefer to type.

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(New) Stress Less

Presenter: Monica Urbanski, Wellness Center Health Coach
   Wellness Center

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall (in-person workshop)

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Join us for the “Stress Less” workshop, which will help you understand the origins of your stress and provide a practical approach to improving your health and emotional well-being by reducing your stress.

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(New) Workstation Ergonomics

Presenter: Monica Urbanski, Wellness Center Health Coach
   Wellness Center

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall (in-person workshop)

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Set up your workstation to fit the work you do. See how proper office ergonomics can increase your comfort and result in a more efficient workday.

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