Calendar of events
World Suicide Prevention Day
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday, September 10 in the University Spine
Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students? Help us raise awareness by participating in the second annual World Suicide Prevention day on campus. We will begin by inviting the campus to help us place 1100 flags outside in the group to represent the reality of the issue on campus. Campus groups will be tabling throughout the event and handing out suicide prevention materials and temporary semi-colon tattoos, which stand as a message of hope and courage and has become a symbol of suicide awareness. We will also have yellow ribbons to hand out, as yellow is the color of suicide awareness and hope, and some Red Zone t-shirts and buttons that focus on getting support.
World Trade Center Community-Wide Remembrance Event
Friday, September 11
Every year since the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, the Broome County United Way has coordinated a community-wide day of service in remembrance of those who died and those who risked their lives to serve others in need. Registration for the 2015 Day of Caring, taking place Friday, Sept. 11, is now open.
This year the United Way has set up 85 service projects, ranging from landscaping to painting to visiting nursing homes and much more.
Please consider taking part in this important community event. To register yourself or your group, go online. For questions about the event or registration, contact Joni Kaiser at the United Way at email@example.com or 607-240-2016.
Peaceful Practice Hike with Patti Dowd
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 16 in front of the East Gym
Experience a revitalizing blend of Qigong and hiking as you explore the natural beauty of the outdoors. Take time to breathe the fresh air, tap into your mindfulness, and become open to your place in nature. This class will introduce participants to Qigong, the ancient Chinese practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness to cultivate and balance chi, or "intrinsic life energy." The practice of Qigong involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with a slow repetition of fluid movements. Some people consider it an exercise, while others call it a meditation. Either way, Qigong is a great way to refocus and recharge. Bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. Meet in front of East Gym. 20 spots available.
Discover the River Trails Bike Ride with Birdie High
6 p.m. Tuesday, October 6 outside of the Outdoor Pursuits office
This course will help participants discover some of the great ways to safely commute between downtown and campus without hitting the parkway. The tour will start as participants head from campus towards downtown's Washington St. bridge. Cyclists will then ride up to Otsinango Park and back, with a quick stop for ice cream on the way (so bring your money)!
Registered participants will gather outside the Outdoor Pursuits office, side door
of the Rec Center, East Gym at 6 p.m. Participants can supply their own bike or rent
a bike from Outdoor Pursuits for $5. Helmets are required and local maps will be available.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early if you need to rent a bicycle. Group will
pass S. Washington Bridge statue at 6:30 p.m. if you would like to join up there.
Lifting 101 with Jenna Moore
12:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 in FitSpace
Join the FitSpace personal training staff as they take you through a lesson focused on learning the necessary skills for proper weight lifting. This class is offered as an introduction to proper form and technique for novice and intermediate lifters. In this class we will break down and cover lifts such as the squat, overhead press, and the stiff legged deadlift. Where proper athletic footwear and attire. 15 spots are available.
Aqua Circuits with the Aquatics Staff
12:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 18 in the Rec Center Pool
Come discover how to turn the pool into your circuit training playground! Our instructors
will promote cardio, muscular and flexibility development, while demonstrating how
to incorporate a variety of aquatic "toys" into your next water workout! This introductory
class will combine drills, station work and traditional aqua aerobics to show you
how to achieve a full body aquatic workout, cross training style. Swimming skills
are not needed, personal flotation devices are available for use if desired. A swimsuit
is required. Participants are asked to bring their own towel.
Introduction to Meditation with Liz Piliero
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 9 in Rec Center, EG-14
Despite enjoying habits that speed life up, at some point or another, we all tend to seek a space to slow down and connect to a deeper, more conscious source of power within ourselves. The practice of meditation can offer us this outlet and cultivate a perspective of compassion. In this session, I will introduce a few of the various forms of meditation and we will engage in interactive exercises to get at a basic understanding and experience of meditation that reaches beyond the mat. Everyone from first time beginners to regular practitioners are welcomed. 15 spots are available.