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january

FitSpace 101: Equipment Orientation with Jenna

8:15 a.m. Mondays and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

It can be easy to stick with what you know. But that's not the way to get healthy and fit this spring. Get off that treadmill and get acclimated to all the equipment FitSpace has to offer including 60 new cardio stations, 20 free weight stations, a full circuit training line, and a new one-of-a-kind functional training zone. Our assistant director of fitness will walk you through all of the equipment we offer and show you how to make the most of your time in FitSpace. No membership required and no need to register. Meet at the FitSpace desk in proper athletic attire.


Core Health for Every Body

Presenter: Sarah Thompson

12 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 6 (one hour educational presentation)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 12 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21 (activity sessions)
Location: UUW 324

Core fitness is critical for overall physical strength and well-being. The National Institutes of Health estimate that 80% of people experience back pain during their lives. Proper strengthening and flexibility movements can help prevent and alleviate back problems. Sarah Thompson, Certified Exercise Physiologist and Lecturer in Health and Wellness Studies will lead a mini series of interactive workshops designed to help participants to learn techniques for improved posture and back health. January 6 from12:00-1:00pm will be the educational session and the half hour activity sessions will take place on January 12, 14, 19 and 21 from12:00-12:30 in UUW 324. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.


Spin with Patti 

7 a.m. Wednesday January 6, 13 and 20 in EG-22

Interested in a low impact, heart-pumping workout that will get your day going in a fun way? The 50-minute indoor cycling class will include different workout sections from the warm up, to climbs (hills), sprints, to a well-deserved cool down stretch. Cycle at your own pace and set your own resistance level to determine how challenging your ride is. Bring a water bottle and get there a few minutes early so the instructor can help set your bike up.


Intro to Kettlebells with Patti 

Noon Wednesday January 6, 13 and 20 in EG-106

Kick off the New Year with Kettle Bells, a dynamic strength training workout perfect for boosting your metabolism, building lean muscle, improving your balance, increasing your endurance and strengthening your core. All in one hour! Join the group and together we'll get happy, healthy and motivated as we learn the basics of kettle bells including swings, power clean, push press, figures 8's and more.


TRX Body Blast with Jenna 

4:30 p.m. Wednesday January 6, 13 and 20 in FitSpace

TRX Total Body Toning, a fast, effective total-body workout to build a solid core and increase muscular endurance. You'll see benefits from TRX suspension training no matter your fitness level (pro athletes to seniors). Because you're utilizing your own bodyweight to perform the exercises, you can adjust your position to add or decrease your resistance and personalize your workout to your comfort level. Join us in FitSpace to learn how to properly use the TRX Suspension Trainer, and get a workout unlike any you've tried before. Come prepared to exercise with workout clothes and sneakers. Class size is limited — register at the FitSpace desk or by e-mailing exercise@binghamton.edu up to 24 hours in advance.


Fitness Tech Talk 2016 with Jenna in EG-18

4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 7 in EG-18  

Today's fitness technology can make your routine easier, faster and more productive. These small accessories and helpful apps will track your fitness progress, help you recover from workouts quicker, analyze your nutrition, or simply make your time at the gym more fun! Our assistant director of fitness will run down the latest fitness gadgets on the market — such as the fitbit and the jawbone — as well as some of the best fitness apps to make 2016 your healthiest year yet. Whether you received a new toy over the holidays or are interested in getting something to help you stick to those resolutions, this class will show you how to implement these gadgets into your fitness routine.


Restorative Yoga and Meditation with Courtney  

12 p.m. Friday, January 8 in EG-24

Are you new to yoga or looking for a gentler, relaxing class? You've found it! We'll blend asana postures with relaxation techniques and restorative stretching to de-stress your mind and body. Restorative yoga is about slowing down, breathing purposefully, supporting your body, and letting gravity pull you deeper into the pose. And we'll end each class with a 10-minute guided meditation. Perfect for the beginner or more experienced yogis looking to deepen their practice.


Wake up workout: TRX with Jenna

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Monday, January 11 

Start your day right with TRX Total Body Toning, a fast, effective total-body workout to build a solid core and increase muscular endurance. You'll see benefits from TRX suspension training no matter your fitness level (pro athletes to seniors). Because you're utilizing your own bodyweight to perform the exercises, you can adjust your position to add or decrease your resistance and personalize your workout to your comfort level. Join us in FitSpace to learn how to properly use the TRX Suspension Trainer, and get a workout unlike any you've tried before. Come prepared to exercise with workout clothes and sneakers. Class size is limited — register at the FitSpace desk or by e-mailing exercise@binghamton.edu up to 24 hours in advance.


EAP Supervisory Training: Navigating the Tough Issues

Presenter: EAP Staff

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, January 11 in UU 124
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 in UUW B08
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 in UU 124

If you are a new (or seasoned) supervisor and want to know how the Employee Assistance program can assist you in your supervisory duties, this session will provide an overview of the Binghamton University EAP program and how best to make an appropriate referral. Did you know that on average, 25%-40% of a manager's time is spent on workplace conflicts? EAP is an effective resource to help in these situations. Topics of discussion will include identifying your responsibilities as they relate to performance management, work-place documentation and the positive use of EAP as a supervisory tool. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch. The extended time will give you the chance to answer questions you may have related to your specific needs. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program. (Class limit 12).


Core Health for Every Body

Presenter: Sarah Thompson

12 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 6 (one hour educational presentation)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 12 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21 (activity sessions)
Location: UUW 324

Core fitness is critical for overall physical strength and well-being. The National Institutes of Health estimate that 80% of people experience back pain during their lives. Proper strengthening and flexibility movements can help prevent and alleviate back problems. Sarah Thompson, Certified Exercise Physiologist and Lecturer in Health and Wellness Studies will lead a mini series of interactive workshops designed to help participants to learn techniques for improved posture and back health. January 6 from12:00-1:00pm will be the educational session and the half hour activity sessions will take place on January 12, 14, 19 and 21 from12:00-12:30 in UUW 324. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.


Pool Workout with Jacob

12 p.m. Tuesday, January 12 in the pool 

Kick off the New Year with one of the oldest and best workouts — swimming! You don't need to do laps to get a good workout in the pool. In this 50-minute class you will enjoy the benefits of strength, cardio, endurance and resistance training all at once, with zero impact. So come down and dive into the New Year the right way. This program is designed for intermediate level swimmers (not recommended for beginner or non-swimmers). Goggles are recommended but not necessary. Come dressed ready to swim. Meet on the Recreation Center pool deck.


Walk the Walk

12:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14 outside the Recreation Center, East Gym

Don't let the cold force you into hibernation. It's never a bad time to get out and get moving — just check the conditions, dress for the weather and plan your route. Then you can walk safely to all your destinations and keep up your walking routine all winter long! Join the staff of Campus Recreational Services as we discuss how to properly prepare for walking during the colder months as then walk the Brain during this lunch hour session! Our campus walking program can even keep you accountable on those frigid New York days. It's easy to join — we'll tell you how! The walk will leave the Recreation Center, East Gym at 12:10 p.m.


Core Health for Every Body

Presenter: Sarah Thompson

12 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 6 (one hour educational presentation)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 12 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21 (activity sessions)
Location: UUW 324

Core fitness is critical for overall physical strength and well-being. The National Institutes of Health estimate that 80% of people experience back pain during their lives. Proper strengthening and flexibility movements can help prevent and alleviate back problems. Sarah Thompson, Certified Exercise Physiologist and Lecturer in Health and Wellness Studies will lead a mini series of interactive workshops designed to help participants to learn techniques for improved posture and back health. January 6 from12:00-1:00pm will be the educational session and the half hour activity sessions will take place on January 12, 14, 19 and 21 from12:00-12:30 in UUW 324. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.


Restorative Yoga and Meditation with Courtney 

12 p.m. Friday, January 15 in EG-24

Are you new to yoga or looking for a gentler, relaxing class? You've found it! We'll blend asana postures with relaxation techniques and restorative stretching to de-stress your mind and body. Restorative yoga is about slowing down, breathing purposefully, supporting your body, and letting gravity pull you deeper into the pose. And we'll end each class with a 10-minute guided meditation. Perfect for the beginner or more experienced yogis looking to deepen their practice.


Wake up workout: TRX with Jenna

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Monday, January 18

Start your day right with TRX Total Body Toning, a fast, effective total-body workout to build a solid core and increase muscular endurance. You'll see benefits from TRX suspension training no matter your fitness level (pro athletes to seniors). Because you're utilizing your own bodyweight to perform the exercises, you can adjust your position to add or decrease your resistance and personalize your workout to your comfort level. Join us in FitSpace to learn how to properly use the TRX Suspension Trainer, and get a workout unlike any you've tried before. Come prepared to exercise with workout clothes and sneakers. Class size is limited — register at the FitSpace desk or by e-mailing exercise@binghamton.edu up to 24 hours in advance.


Core Health for Every Body

Presenter: Sarah Thompson

12 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 6 (one hour educational presentation)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 12 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21 (activity sessions)
Location: UUW 324

Core fitness is critical for overall physical strength and well-being. The National Institutes of Health estimate that 80% of people experience back pain during their lives. Proper strengthening and flexibility movements can help prevent and alleviate back problems. Sarah Thompson, Certified Exercise Physiologist and Lecturer in Health and Wellness Studies will lead a mini series of interactive workshops designed to help participants to learn techniques for improved posture and back health. January 6 from12:00-1:00pm will be the educational session and the half hour activity sessions will take place on January 12, 14, 19 and 21 from12:00-12:30 in UUW 324. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.


Debunking Food Labels with Melanie Peranich, dietician for Binghamton University Dining Services by Sodexo 

12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 19 in EG-18

Grass fed, cage free, organic, all natural, low fat, fat free, gluten free, dairy free. It's enough to make your head spin, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming or confusing! Come find out common mistakes and misconceptions surrounding food labels and make your next trip to the grocery store a breeze.


Core Health for Every Body

Presenter: Sarah Thompson

12 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 6 (one hour educational presentation)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 12 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19 (activity sessions)
12 – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21 (activity sessions)
Location: UUW 324

Core fitness is critical for overall physical strength and well-being. The National Institutes of Health estimate that 80% of people experience back pain during their lives. Proper strengthening and flexibility movements can help prevent and alleviate back problems. Sarah Thompson, Certified Exercise Physiologist and Lecturer in Health and Wellness Studies will lead a mini series of interactive workshops designed to help participants to learn techniques for improved posture and back health. January 6 from12:00-1:00pm will be the educational session and the half hour activity sessions will take place on January 12, 14, 19 and 21 from12:00-12:30 in UUW 324. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.

feb

Mental Health Advocate Certificate Series

ONGOING EVENT

What?

The Mental Health Advocate (MHA) Program aims to empower students to seek help and create a supportive peer environment. The goal is to decrease feelings of isolation, promote a safe and healthy campus environment, and encourage discussion about mental health on the Binghamton University campus. 

How?

Students attend 5 different trainings at their own pace in 5 different areas. These areas include Suicide Gatekeeper Training, Stigma, Interpersonal Skills, Life/Personal Development Skills, and an Awareness area of their choice. Progress is tracked in B-Engaged. Once completed, students are awarded the MHA Certificate.

Im in! How do I get started?

Great! Email outreach@binghamton.edu to enroll in the program or with any questions you may have. We'll send you a welcome packet with a guide to get started, list of upcoming programs, and get you set up on B-Engaged. 


High Hopes Helpline 

Hours nightly from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. 

High Hopes Helpline will be reopening this Monday, February 1, 2016! High Hopes is a student run helpline for Binghamton University students. Hours will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The number is 607-777-HELP (4357).  It is not a line for crisis intervention, but is for a variety of things including loneliness, emotional events, information about resources, sexual health, issues around sexuality and gender expression, anxiety, stress, etc.


Laughing Yoga

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 in EG-14/18

With Patti Dowd, program coordinator and certified Laughing Yoga instructor.

As seen on the Oprah Winfrey show and CNN, Laughing Yoga is an exercise routine developed in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria in India and has spread across 100 countries. The concept of Laughing Yoga is based on scientifically proven evidence that the body cannot differentiate between voluntary laughter and spontaneous laughter-you get the same physiological and psychological benefits. Clinical research has proven the Laughing Yoga lowers the level of stress hormones (epinephrine, cortisol, etc.) in the blood. Laughter yoga is done in groups, with eye contact and playfulness between participants. Deliberate laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter. Although yoga can take many forms, it is most often associated with asanas, sun salutations and down dogs. Laughing Yoga doesn't include any asanas. It is just a light hearted way to blow off some steam, lighten your emotional load and have some fun.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


Seed Financial Group-Smart Consumer Academy Series

Workshop 1: Managing Personal Finances presented by The Seed Financial Group
12 - 1 p.m. Thursday, February 11 in UUW 324

This two workshop series will help provide insight to help you feel more in control of your finances and help you identify areas of improvement. In the first workshop (Managing Personal Finances) we will explore techniques to improve personal finances including working with a budget, setting savings goals, curbing bad spending habits and maximizing the resources you have to work with. The second workshop (Consumer Debt) will include identifying and understanding finance charges, paying off credit card debt more efficiently and improving your credit score. In both workshops, we will discuss action items that anyone can take to improve their financial situation. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.


Cultivating Healthy Intimate Relationships presented by Richard Mattson

12 - 1 p.m. Friday, February 12 in UUW 324

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the patterns and processes that can lead to distress versus satisfaction in one's intimate relationship. We will discuss the efficacy of current treatments for relationship distress and practical strategies for fostering more productive communication with one's spouse and enhancing positive aspects of one's relationship. The workshop will mix lecture, discussion and question and answer formats. A list of referrals will be provided in conclusion on the presentation. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.


Seed Financial Group-Smart Consumer Academy Series

Workshop 2: Consumer Debt presented by The Seed Financial Group
12 - 1 p.m. Thursday, February 11 in UUW 324

This two workshop series will help provide insight to help you feel more in control of your finances and help you identify areas of improvement. In the first workshop (Managing Personal Finances) we will explore techniques to improve personal finances including working with a budget, setting savings goals, curbing bad spending habits and maximizing the resources you have to work with. The second workshop (Consumer Debt) will include identifying and understanding finance charges, paying off credit card debt more efficiently and improving your credit score. In both workshops, we will discuss action items that anyone can take to improve their financial situation. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.


Spread Your Light

5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 at the Peace Quad

To commemorate National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, join us for a symbolic vigil honoring those living with eating disorders. Find about how you can help spread your light and create more positivity in the Binghamton University community. 


Disordered Eating to Eating Disorders: How Eating Affects the Body, Mood, and Brain

6:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 in the Mandela Room 

We are bombarded by ways to diet, eat healthier, and live longer.  How do you navigate what is right for you?  Gluten free, Paleo, "eating clean" and low carbohydrate diets are all approaches that are being touted as ways be healthier, more fit, and lose weight. In this presentation Carolyn Hodge-Chafee discusses how the body responds to different approaches as well as how to determine what is best for you. The connection between food, mood, and brain will be explored.


Debunking Food Labels

Noon Friday, Feb. 26 in EG-TBD

With Melanie Peranich, dietician for Binghamton University Dining Services by Sodexo

Grass fed, cage free, organic, all natural, low fat, fat free, gluten free, dairy free. It's enough to make your head spin, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming or confusing! Come find out common mistakes and misconceptions surrounding food labels and make your next trip to the grocery store a breeze.

REGISTRATION: E-mail camprec@binghamton.edu to sign up.


Eating Disorders in Multicultural Populations

7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29 in UU120

Join Dr. Nikki Rollo and Dr. Norman Kim from Reasons Eating Disorder Center as well as a multicultural panel consisting of individuals from the campus community for a discussion of how eating disorders impact individuals differently. There will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions.

march

Mental Health Advocate Certificate Series

ONGOING EVENT

What?

The Mental Health Advocate (MHA) Program aims to empower students to seek help and create a supportive peer environment. The goal is to decrease feelings of isolation, promote a safe and healthy campus environment, and encourage discussion about mental health on the Binghamton University campus. 

How?

Students attend 5 different trainings at their own pace in 5 different areas. These areas include Suicide Gatekeeper Training, Stigma, Interpersonal Skills, Life/Personal Development Skills, and an Awareness area of their choice. Progress is tracked in B-Engaged. Once completed, students are awarded the MHA Certificate.

Im in! How do I get started?

Great! Email outreach@binghamton.edu to enroll in the program or with any questions you may have. We'll send you a welcome packet with a guide to get started, list of upcoming programs, and get you set up on B-Engaged. 


Identifying and Responding to Body Image and Eating Disorders in Adolescent and College Population 

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 in UU 120

The Eating Awareness Committee at Binghamton University will host Dr. Nikki Rollo and Dr. Norman Kim. national directors of Reasons Eating Disorder Center. Their presentation is designed to target first responders, those of us who are usually the first to see eating and body image pathology arise.


EAP Supervisory Training: Navigating the Tough Issues

Presenter: EAP Staff

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, January 11 in UU 124
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 in UUW B08
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 in UU 124

If you are a new (or seasoned) supervisor and want to know how the Employee Assistance program can assist you in your supervisory duties, this session will provide an overview of the Binghamton University EAP program and how best to make an appropriate referral. Did you know that on average, 25%-40% of a manager's time is spent on workplace conflicts? EAP is an effective resource to help in these situations. Topics of discussion will include identifying your responsibilities as they relate to performance management, work-place documentation and the positive use of EAP as a supervisory tool. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch. The extended time will give you the chance to answer questions you may have related to your specific needs. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program. (Class limit 12).


Aqua Jogging

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 in EG pool

Have you been looking for that high cardio workout without the high impact? Aqua jogging is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a cardio workout without the strain. With this 50-minute introductory class we will go over basic technique as well as complete an interval based aqua jogging workout. This program is for anyone who is interested in gaining knowledge about alternative aquatic exercises. Swim suit is required. Meet on the Recreation Center pool deck.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.

APRIL

Mental Health Advocate Certificate Series

ONGOING EVENT

What?

The Mental Health Advocate (MHA) Program aims to empower students to seek help and create a supportive peer environment. The goal is to decrease feelings of isolation, promote a safe and healthy campus environment, and encourage discussion about mental health on the Binghamton University campus. 

How?

Students attend 5 different trainings at their own pace in 5 different areas. These areas include Suicide Gatekeeper Training, Stigma, Interpersonal Skills, Life/Personal Development Skills, and an Awareness area of their choice. Progress is tracked in B-Engaged. Once completed, students are awarded the MHA Certificate.

Im in! How do I get started?

Great! Email outreach@binghamton.edu to enroll in the program or with any questions you may have. We'll send you a welcome packet with a guide to get started, list of upcoming programs, and get you set up on B-Engaged. 


EAP Supervisory Training: Navigating the Tough Issues

Presenter: EAP Staff

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, January 11 in UU 124
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 in UUW B08
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 in UU 124

If you are a new (or seasoned) supervisor and want to know how the Employee Assistance program can assist you in your supervisory duties, this session will provide an overview of the Binghamton University EAP program and how best to make an appropriate referral. Did you know that on average, 25%-40% of a manager's time is spent on workplace conflicts? EAP is an effective resource to help in these situations. Topics of discussion will include identifying your responsibilities as they relate to performance management, work-place documentation and the positive use of EAP as a supervisory tool. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch. The extended time will give you the chance to answer questions you may have related to your specific needs. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program. (Class limit 12).


Fueling your Body on a Budget

Noon Wednesday, April 6 in EG-TBD

With Melanie Peranich, dietician for Binghamton University Dining Services by Sodexo.

When you've got a tight budget, meal planning and grocery shopping has its challenges. And, when you're dedicated to eating healthy, it's even trickier. But eating healthy doesn’t always have to be expensive. Join Sodexo dietician Melanie Pernaich who will discuss tips and tricks to making healthy choices while staying within your budget. 

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


World Health Day FREE "Stories of the Mind" Film Screening

7 p.m. Thursday, April 7 in the Mandela Room

In honor of World Health Day, the Binghamton University Counseling Center and the Health Education department is excited to sponsor a FREE Stories of the Mind film screening for all students, staff, and faculty!

The award winning Mental Health Channel is coming to Binghamton University campus! We’re showing a collection of short documentaries featuring inspiring characters and heroic stories from across America. Our goal is to entertain, raise awareness, facilitate an open dialogue and help every individual realize their optimal mental health.

The night will include a sneak peak of the Mental Health Channel’s new series PBS Stories of the Mind, as well as other videos from Academy Award winner Ross Kauffman, Goro Toshima and other rising stars. We will then have some time to interactively discuss the films and mental health among college populations.

The event will bring together students, faculty, administrators and on-campus organizations, to coincide with the national PBS premiere of Stories of the Mind, and other film screenings at over 50 universities across the country.

There will be free popcorn and snacks!

We hope to see you there!


Innovative Methods and Techniques to Integrate Tobacco Use and Dependence Treatment into Clinical Practice

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, April 8 

If you are a health care clinician, counselor or support staff, you have most likely advised patients to quit tobacco. Frustration and discouragement often occur as clinicians engage in cessation counseling, particularly when patients struggle with quitting. This teaching day will motivate YOU, the clinician, and give you the resources you need to implement the clinical practice guidelines. 

Free training to anyone that counsels tobacco users. Registration information will follow.

Program presented by the CNY Regional Center for Tobacco Health Systems at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in collaboration with the Binghamton University Interdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Program (ITURP) and Care Compass Network.

For more information, contact:
CNY Regional center for Tobacco Health Systems at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
(315) 250-1305 or Cheryl.Gero@sjhsyr.org 


EAP Workshop on Assisting Children with Grief presented by Sarah Hopkins

12 - 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in UUW 324

Please join Sarah Hopkins, LMSW Lecturer from the School of Social Work Department to discuss children's needs when grieving. Sarah will share with you what she has learned about children's grief from working with this population for ten years in a hospice setting. Grief is not one size fits all, and often children are the best teachers on how to manage this difficult stage. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.


National Walking Day

Noon on Friday, April 22 in front of the Admission Center

Grab a few friends or colleagues and show your spirit at our Green Day Friday walk in honor of the American Heart Association's National Walking Day. We'll meet at noon on Friday, April 22 in front of the Admission Center for a brief warm up with Patti Dowd, program coordinator for Campus Recreation. Then lace up your sneakers and hit the sidewalk for a 1.3 mile walk around the brain at your own pace.

This event is brought to you by the University walking program Steps to B-Healthy. If you're not yet signed up for Steps, find out more at the B-Healthy website. Then register and start logging your miles to win prizes every month.

Stress: Friend or Foe? 

3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 in Old O'Connor Hall room 264
3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 in Old O'Connor Hall room 264
3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 in Old O'Connor Hall room 264
Living a rich, dynamic and fulfilling life means learning and growing by seeking out and meeting life's challenges. This one time, 90 minute workshop is designed to help participants better understand and enjoy the benefits of stress (e.g. increased motivation, improved concentration) while minimizing the negative impact that the stress response can have on our physical and emotional well-being. Specific stress management skills will be discussed and handouts will be provided. 
RSVP to (607) 777-2772. Space is limited to 12 participants per session so reserve your spot today! 
 

Your Child's Learning Environment: How to maintain positive relationships in challenging situations presented by Beth Kurkoski

12 - 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 in UUW 325

Advocating for your child is a critical and important component of parenting. It can encompass many settings and take on many different challenges. The quality of our relationships that serve in our child's learning environment are determined by how we interact and address our child's needs. This presentation will include techniques for establishing and maintaining collaboration between families and schools. In addition to understanding and overcoming barriers that interfere with effective communication, Beth Kurkoski who serves as a Training Specialist with the Parent Technical Assistance Center and who has served as a Parent Mentor Advocate, will highlight effective communication strategies and discuss the services that are available to parents in the community. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.


Stress: Friend or Foe? 

3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 in Old O'Connor Hall room 264
3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 in Old O'Connor Hall room 264
3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 in Old O'Connor Hall room 264
Living a rich, dynamic and fulfilling life means learning and growing by seeking out and meeting life's challenges. This one time, 90 minute workshop is designed to help participants better understand and enjoy the benefits of stress (e.g. increased motivation, improved concentration) while minimizing the negative impact that the stress response can have on our physical and emotional well-being. Specific stress management skills will be discussed and handouts will be provided. 
RSVP to (607) 777-2772. Space is limited to 12 participants per session so reserve your spot today! 

may

Mental Health Advocate Certificate Series

ONGOING EVENT

What?

The Mental Health Advocate (MHA) Program aims to empower students to seek help and create a supportive peer environment. The goal is to decrease feelings of isolation, promote a safe and healthy campus environment, and encourage discussion about mental health on the Binghamton University campus. 

How?

Students attend 5 different trainings at their own pace in 5 different areas. These areas include Suicide Gatekeeper Training, Stigma, Interpersonal Skills, Life/Personal Development Skills, and an Awareness area of their choice. Progress is tracked in B-Engaged. Once completed, students are awarded the MHA Certificate.

Im in! How do I get started?

Great! Email outreach@binghamton.edu to enroll in the program or with any questions you may have. We'll send you a welcome packet with a guide to get started, list of upcoming programs, and get you set up on B-Engaged. 


LGBTQ Youth: Identity Center of Binghamton Presentation by Staff from the Identity Youth Center

12 - 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 in UUW 325

The Identity Youth Center staff will facilitate a discussion on the importance of support systems for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The conversation will include a brief overview of sexual orientation and gender identities, information on the Identity Youth Center's services and suggested resources in the Southern Tier for LGBTQ individuals and their families. This workshop is sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.


Healthy Hike

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4
Meet in front of Mohawk

Get healthy, get happy, while hiking! Hiking is good for the body and the mind. Come step into the woods and boost your mood. The fresh air, nice views, the sounds and smells of nature-all have a positive impact on combating the symptoms of stress and anxiety. “Being in nature in ingrained in our DNA and we sometimes forget that” states Gregory A. Miller, PhD and president of the American Hiking Society. Research shows that spending time in the outdoors also increases attention spans and gets those creative juices flowing far more than sitting. Hiking works our bodies as well, burning calories, improving balance, lowering risk of heart disease, boosting bone density and improving blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Plus the trails are softer on the joints than asphalt or concrete. Come join us for a healthy, happy hike. All levels welcome.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


Stress: Friend or Foe? 

3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 in Old O'Connor Hall room 264
3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 in Old O'Connor Hall room 264
3 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 in Old O'Connor Hall room 264
Living a rich, dynamic and fulfilling life means learning and growing by seeking out and meeting life's challenges. This one time, 90 minute workshop is designed to help participants better understand and enjoy the benefits of stress (e.g. increased motivation, improved concentration) while minimizing the negative impact that the stress response can have on our physical and emotional well-being. Specific stress management skills will be discussed and handouts will be provided. 
RSVP to (607) 777-2772. Space is limited to 12 participants per session so reserve your spot today! 
june

Aqua Jogging

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 in EG pool with Jacob Rasmussen

Have you been looking for that high-cardio workout without the high impact? Aqua jogging is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a cardio workout without the strain. With this 50-minute introductory class we will go over basic technique as well as complete an interval based aqua jogging workout. This program is perfect for anyone interested in learning about alternative aquatic exercises. Swim suit is required.  

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


Take a Deep Breath and Thrive, Introduction to Mindful Breath 

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 in EG-24 with Patti Dowd

Have you been looking for that high-cardio workout without the high impact? Aqua jogging is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a cardio workout without the strain. With this 50-minute introductory class we will go over basic technique as well as complete an interval based aqua jogging workout. This program is perfect for anyone interested in learning about alternative aquatic exercises. Swim suit is required.  

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


TRX Circuit

Noon, Wednesday, June 15 in EG FitSpace with Jenna Moore

You’ll see benefits from TRX suspension training no matter your fitness level (pro athletes to seniors). Because you’re utilizing your own bodyweight to perform the exercises, you can adjust your position to add or decrease your resistance and personalize your workout to your comfort level. TRX Circuit will deliver a fast, effective total-body workout that will help build a solid core, and increase muscular endurance in only 45-minutes. Join us is FitSpace to learn how to properly use the TRX Suspension Trainer, and get a workout unlike any you've tried before. Come prepared to exercise with workout clothes and sneakers. Class size is limited to eight.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


Freestyle Swim Strokes

Noon, Wednesday, June 22 in EG Pool with Jacob Rasmussen

The fastest and most familiar of all four competitive swim strokes, freestyle is is also a great way to improve your fitness. This one-hour clinic is designed for novice-level swimmers looking to master basic stroke mechanics and learn a few new ways to enhance your pool workout. It will also help intermediate- to advanced-level swimmers who need to clean up their technique.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 Laughing Yoga

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 in EG-18 with Patti Dowd

Although yoga can take many forms, it is most often associated with asanas, sun salutations and down dogs. Laughing Yoga though is a unique, light-hearted way to blow off some steam, lighten your emotional load and have some fun. As seen on the Oprah Winfrey show and CNN, Laughing Yoga is an exercise routine developed in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria in India and has since spread across 100 countries. 

The concept of Laughing Yoga is based on scientifically proven evidence that the body cannot differentiate between voluntary laughter and spontaneous laughter — you get the same physiological and psychological benefits. Clinical research has proven the Laughing Yoga lowers the level of stress hormones in the blood. Your deliberate laughter will soon turn into real and contagious laughter. 

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.

july

 How to Battle

Noon, Wednesday, July 6 in EG FitSpace with Jenna Moore

Are you ready to make some serious waves and battle it out with your team to win! Battle ropes are the hottest trend in fitness equipment. We will show you how to properly utilize and incorporate this equipment into your fitness routine. Battle ropes combine strength and explosiveness to activate and integrate all the major muscle groups for a complete and total body workout, with an emphasis on core stability. Class size is limited to 10. 

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 Unwind in the Woods

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 meeting in front of the EG with Patti Dowd

Come step into the woods, unwind and let the stress disappear. The fresh air, nice views, the sounds and smells of nature all have a positive impact on combating the symptoms of stress and anxiety. “Being in nature in ingrained in our DNA and we sometimes forget that” states Gregory A. Miller, PhD and president of the American Hiking Society. Research shows that spending time in the outdoors also increases attention spans and gets those creative juices flowing far more than sitting. Hiking works our bodies as well, burning calories, improving balance, lowering risk of heart disease, boosting bone density and improving blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Plus the trails are softer on the joints than asphalt or concrete. Come join us for a healthy, happy hike. All levels welcome.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


 Aqua Jogging

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 in EG pool with Jacob Rasmussen

Have you been looking for that high-cardio workout without the high impact? Aqua jogging is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a cardio workout without the strain. With this 50-minute introductory class we will go over basic technique as well as complete an interval based aqua jogging workout. This program is perfect for anyone interested in learning about alternative aquatic exercises. Swim suit is required.  

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


Spin and Strength

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 in EG-22 with Patti Dowd

Interested in a low impact, heart pumping, workout that is both fun and effective? Try an indoor cycling class. Set to rockin’ music, you are sure to break a sweat and strengthen your legs as you cross the finish line with the team. This 50-minute class will include different workout sections from warm up, to climbs (hills), sprints, and finally a well-deserved cool down stretch. Don’t worry if you’re not a spin pro — the instructor will encourage and guide you through every section. Everyone cycles at their own pace and sets their own resistance levels. Bring a water bottle and arrive a few minutes early so we can help you set up your bike.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.

august

TRX Circuit

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 3 in EG FitSpace with Jenna Moore

You’ll see benefits from TRX suspension training no matter your fitness level (pro athletes to seniors). Because you’re utilizing your own bodyweight to perform the exercises, you can adjust your position to add or decrease your resistance and personalize your workout to your comfort level. TRX Circuit will deliver a fast, effective total-body workout that will help build a solid core, and increase muscular endurance in only 45-minutes. Join us is FitSpace to learn how to properly use the TRX Suspension Trainer, and get a workout unlike any you've tried before. Come prepared to exercise with workout clothes and sneakers. Class size is limited to eight.

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.


Assist and Accessorize your Swim 

Noon, Wednesday, August 10 in EG-22 with Jacob Rasmussen, program coordinator

Pool accessories and equipment can be amazing aids in your swim workouts. This clinic is designed to introduce swimmers of all ability levels to the proper usage of pool equipment (i.e. boards, floats, pulls, etc.), and teach you a few trick of the trade that will make your workouts more enjoyable. This class is designed for intermediate swimmers. Come dressed and ready to swim. 

REGISTRATION: Our Find your Fit classes are open to all current students, faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff must register through the University Center for Training and Development while students should send an e-mail to camprec@binghamton.edu.

september

Running with the Goats Charity Fun Run/Walk

10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 in the Tilman Lobby UU

The 5th Annual Running With the Goats Run raises funds to purchase Galla goats, a more profitable and nourishing breed, for the Maasai, an impoverished tribe in Kenya. 

Join us in inspiring the Binghamton community as we get fit and have fun in this walk/run around the brain while supporting a good cause! Open to all skill levels! Course is 2.6 miles.

Register by Sept. 2 to ensure your T-shirt. The cost to participate is $15 for family members and $10 for current Binghamton students.

If you have questions, please call 607-777-2000 or e-mail mappel@binghamton.edu.

Sponsored by Enactus Coins for Change, Dickinson RA's and B-Healthy.

Registration Deadline:Monday, September 12, 2016 7:00 a.m. (CST). Register online here.

 

Last Updated: 7/13/16