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september

World Suicide Prevention Day

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, September 10 in the University Spine 

Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students in the U.S., with 1,100 students falling victim each year? Please join the University Counseling Center, M-HOPE, the Dean of Students, and REACH in an event to raise awareness and start necessary conversations about this important topic on World Suicide Prevention Day.

On September 10th, World Suicide Prevention Day, we will be tabling on the Spine from 12-2 p.m. and putting out flags to recognize those individuals lost from suicide. We will be handing out several items, including yellow ribbons and semicolon temporary tattoos to anyone who stops by. The semicolon tattoo is a recent movement to highlight times when an individual may be considering committing suicide, but chooses instead to go on with life (parallel to the semicolon function in a sentence).

We are asking all staff to join us in raising awareness by wearing yellow, the color of hope, on September 10, 2015. Additionally, anyone who would like to come out to the spine and join us in raising awareness by helping to put out yellow flags is welcome.

For additional information or resources please click here or check out the International Association for Suicide Prevention https://www.iasp.info/wspd/ or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at https://www.afsp.org/.

Please join us, spread the word, and help make a change! Together, we can make a difference!


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 jkaiser@uwbroome.org or 607-240-2016.


EAP/University Police Presentation on Workplace Violence Prevention

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, UUW324; Presenter: Deputy Chief of University Police, Madeline Bay

Within our roles at Binghamton University, faculty and staff will face behavior that will challenge our ability to maintain an effective and safe work or learning environment. Learn how to predict, prevent and deal with these behaviors and learn about campus resources that can assist you with these issues. Our presenter will be Deputy Chief of University Police Madeline Bay. With many years of experience and a clear and easy communication style, she will demonstrate the best way to approach difficult situations. To register call 777-6362 or click the "register for workshops" link at http://uctd.binghamton.edu.


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.


Sign Up for the CHOW Hunger Walk

1 p.m. Sunday, September 20 behind the East Gym

The Greater Binghamton area is home to many people that struggle daily with food insecurity. The CHOW Hunger Walk, which takes place on the Binghamton University campus on September 20, 2015, is a meaningful way that you can do your part to fight hunger right here in your own backyard.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the Walk starts at 2 p.m.. The event starts behind the East Gym and the Walk itself follows the sidewalk all the way around the Brain. Following the Walk, food and drink are provided for all walkers and volunteers.

Please go to the CHOW website to learn more about the Walk and to donate. Think about getting a group of friends together and walking as a group, and please send the donation link to your family and friends so they can donate in your honor.

Also, volunteers are needed the day of the Walk for: setup, tear down, registration, crossing guards and walk marshals. Please see the CCE website to sign up for one of these volunteer positions. For more information, contact: cce@binghamton.edu.


Outdoor Yoga Class: Healthy Campus Week Event

5:15 p.m. Monday, September 21 at the East Gym track field

Come get your "OM" on at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 and be a part of Binghamton's biggest outdoor yoga class. Grab a friend or colleague and help us fill the Rec Center, East Gym track field with relaxation and meditation. Take a deep breath and strengthen your mind, body and spirit while discovering a healthier you! Our group of instructors will be on hand to instruct and assist participants in this easy to follow class — no yoga experience needed! If you have your own yoga mat or beach towel, bring it. We will have a limited number of mats available.


RU Green: Healthy Campus Week Event

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 25 at the Marketplace

The 2nd Annual "RU Green" will take place from 11:30 a .m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 at the Marketplace. Enjoy "green" specials, learn about their health benefits, talk with campus groups and organizations about health and wellness, take the B-Healthy Pledge, and enter to win a "green" prize.


Garden to Grill

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Monday, September 28 at the BU Acres Farm

This year BU Acres is celebrating another successful growing season with a cook out in the gardens. They will be grilling up what they have been growing this season, and giving tours of the gardens and orchard. Transportation will available from the Union through OCCT starting at 4PM wit the buses running every half hour. If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved, please contact Sean Cummings.

For more information, click here


EAP Supervisory Training: Navigating the Tough Issues

10:30 a .m. - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 30 in UU124; Presenter: Ada Robinson-Perez, LMSW, Associate Director of the Employee Assistance Program

If you are a new (or seasoned) supervisor and want to know how the Employee Assistance Program can assist you with supervisory duties, this session will provide an overview of our on campus program and the positive use of EAP as one of your supervisory tools.

Did you know that on average, 25-40% of a manager's time is spent on workplace conflicts? This interactive workshop will discuss identifying your responsibilities as they relate to performance management, work place documentation, consultation, constructive confrontations, and referral for EAP services.

All faculty, staff and retirees are welcome. Please register at http://uctd.binghamton.edu or 777-6382. For information contact arobins@binghamton.edu or 777-6655. Sponsored by EAP.

october

2015 Riverbank Cleanup

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, October 3

The Broome County Environmental Management Council (EMC) in cooperation with the Broome-Tioga Stormwater Coalition once again invites community groups, organizations and individuals to participate in the annual Broome County Riverbank Cleanup.

The Broome County Riverbank Cleanup is your opportunity to help keep the waterways beautiful. Over the years, during 28 Clean-up events, hundreds of volunteers have helped collect several tons of trash and debris from County waterways. The 29th Riverbank Cleanup will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 from 9AM-Noon. If you want to participate, sign up here. Participants must preregister by September 24th. The EMC will provide your group with supplies as available, arrange to have your trash picked up, and help you to select a location.

For more information, click here.


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.
(unlimited spots)


Suicide Gatekeeper Training

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 7 in the Tau Bearcat Club Room in the EC

Do you enjoy helping peers? Are you the person who friends come to in time of need? Or would you like to be that person? Interested in learning how to help your peers if they are in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors?

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the University Counseling Center and the Dean of Students Office will host a Suicide Gatekeeper Training for those interested in how they can help make a difference. Gatekeepers are individuals who are in regular contact with students and as a result of that contact, they are in position to assist in identifying and referring students in crisis to the appropriate mental health resources. With proper training, college students can be prepared to notice warning signs and properly respond to and refer a peer in need. We are offering this training to educate students to become the Gatekeepers who monitor and maintain a healthy campus environment.

If you are interested in taking part in the training, RSVP at the M-HOPE B-Engaged page. Space is limited to the first 60 students to RSVP. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Tau Bearcat Club Room in the Events Center. Pizza and desert will be provided.

Come out and learn how to make a difference within the Binghamton University campus. Together, we can make a difference and prevent deaths by suicide on our campus.

If you have questions, please e-mail LeAnna Rice at outreach@binghamton.edu.


6th Annual Community Opportunities Fair

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday, October 8 in the UU Mandela Room

Interested in community service, local internships, research opportunities, and FREE t-shirts? You'll find all of that and more at the 6th Annual Community Opportunities Fair!

Binghamton University's Center for Civic Engagement is gathering 75+ local nonprofit and community organizations, student groups and faculty members in one place to provide students with networking, collaboration and community engagement opportunities in all facets of community life. This is also your first chance to get the ever-popular and always FREE 2015 CCE t-shirt, so don't miss it! For more information, contact: cce@binghamton.edu.


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.


EAP Presentation on Work/Life Balance

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 in UUW 324; Presenter: Ada Robinson-Perez, LMSW, Associate Director of the Employee Assistance Program

For many people a sense of accomplishment is only attained if juggling multiple tasks and working excessive hours is regularly practiced. However, studies indicate that this lifestyle can actually decrease work productivity, lead to job burnout, increase physical and emotional health conditions and create distressed interpersonal relationships. During this lunchtime seminar, participants will learn how to define balance in their life by aligning priorities with purposeful meaning. Our presenter will help participants understand the effects of positive and negative stress and remind them to appreciate the power of play and laughter in daily living. To register call UCTD at 777-6362 or click on the "register for workshops" link at http;//uctd.binghamton.edu.


Planning for the Final Chapters: What You Need to Know – Three Part Series

Co-Sponsored University Retiree Services and the Employee Assistance Program

Part I: ADVANCE PLANNING FOR END OF LIFE and THE FIVE WISHES
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday, October 19 in UUW 324; Presenter: Action for Older Persons

Health care proxies, living wills, and advance directives will be discussed by the AOP staff using the "Five Wishes" format to assist in articulating end of life needs, wants and wishes. This program will include an overview of the services offered by AOP long with a brief introduction to the "The Big Book of Everything" organizer. Register at uctd@binghamton.edu or Corinna Kruman, Retiree Services 777-5959

Part II: FUNERAL INFORMATION
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 23 in UUW 324; Presenter: KURT ESCHBACH, Hopler and Eschbach Funeral Home

Funerals fill an important role for those mourning the loss of a loved one and a first step in the healing process. When it comes to final arrangements, shouldn't you make the decisions? In a supportive atmosphere, learn about the services a Funeral Director will assist with as well as about burial or cremation, cremation options and funeral expenses and assistance. Register at uctd@binghamton.edu or Corinna Kruman, Retiree Services 777-5959

PART III: GRIEFWAYS 101
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 29 in UUW 324; Presenter: Yvonne Lucia, RN, M Div

As we age, life losses accumulate. Even , "looked-forward-to" or positive changes such as retirement usher in a new way of being in the world. Grief is the highly personal response to change that we experience during times of loss and transition. Often, we are not provided with an in-depth understanding of the grief response, its meanings and what it encompasses. In this session we will explore current understandings of grief and will look at fresh approaches to navigating life after any type of loss. Register at uctd@binghamton.edu or Corinna Kruman, Retiree Services 777-5959

november

Healthy Eating on a Budget with Sodexo

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, November 6 in UUW 324; Presenter: Registered Dietician from Sodexo (TBD)

Eating healthy on a budget can be simple and enjoyable. With a little planning, you can be on your way to a more robust lifestyle that yields better health for you and your entire family. In this presentation, we will discuss simple strategies for eating well while saving money on your groceries. This includes planning, shopping and cooking tips that will stretch your food budget. To register call 777-6362 or click on the "register for workshops" link at http://uctd.binghamton.edu.


Apply to be a Volunteer Call Handler for the High Hopes Helpline

8 p.m. Sunday, November 8 in UU108

High Hopes is a student run organization in which trained students serve as call-handlers for the helpline. These student volunteers will assist peers on a variety of topics. If you are interested in mental health, and have a passion for helping others, please attend one of our information sessions and apply online by November 25.
Apply by November 25 on B-Engaged or here.


Fit, Fueled & Focused

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Monday, November 9 in the Tillman Lobby & Old Union Hall

Join the Eating Awareness Committee in highlighting campus resources to promote healthy lifestyle choices. Come and enjoy free healthy food samples, functional fitness meal planning and much more! See schedule of events here.


Apply to be a Volunteer Call Handler for the High Hopes Helpline

8 p.m. Tuesday, November 10 in UU108

High Hopes is a student run organization in which trained students serve as call-handlers for the helpline. These student volunteers will assist peers on a variety of topics. If you are interested in mental health, and have a passion for helping others, please attend one of our information sessions and apply online by November 25. 

Apply by November 25 on B-Engaged or here


Employee Benefit Fair

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, November 12 in the Mandela Room


Adderall presented by Lina Begdache

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, November 13 in the West Gym

Non-medical use of ADHD drugs by college students is rising as a study aid to increase focus and retention. This informational session discusses the biological effects of abuse on health, risk of addiction and mental health issues linked to the non-medical use of ADHD drugs.


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.
(10 spots)


Outdoor Adventures for Families

Noon - 1 p.m. Thursday, November 19 in UUW-325

If you and your family are looking for active options to explore within an hour of Binghamton, this is the workshop for you. Birdie High has a 20-year history with Binghamton University and is an outdoor enthusiast. At this workshop, from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in UUW-325, she will provide options that are both indoor and outdoor for children of all ages. Information on a range of activities will be included. Join us! To register call 777-6650 or e-mail Mary Ellen Niefer (EAP coordinator).


Heroin Epidemic presented by a panel of speakers

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, November 20 in the Old Union Hall

Binghamton University's Health and Wellness Studies Department is hosting a seminar on the heroin epidemic in Broome County. The seminar will be constructed of eight panelists and will discuss a variety of topics associated with addiction and the negative stigmas attached. There will be free refreshments and the event is open to the public.

For more information contact Kate Gitchell

december

Eating Disorders presented by Jennifer Wegmann

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, December 4 in the West Gym

This seminar will cover the basics of eating disorders and discuss the new diagnosis criteria in the DSM V


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.


Be a Glutton Without the Gluten

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday, December 10 in UUW 324; Presenter: Steve Palmer

Celiac disease? Are you wheat and gluten intolerant? This hour long talk with gluten-free pro Steve Palmer will give you basic information, food tips, and recipes for living a healthy, gluten-free life and making smart food choices that are easy on the digestion! To register call 777-6362 or click on the "register for workshops" link at http://uctd.binghamton.edu.


Ugly Sweater Run/Walk

Registration begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, December 13 at the Old Union Hall

Tis the season to be tacky! Support youth programs in Broome County. The race will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the Ugly Sweater After Party begins at 12:15 p.m. Stop by for food, games, prizes and free parking!

To register online, click here or download the registration form


Eldercare and the Aging Veteran: What Every Family Should Know

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 16 in UUW 324; Presenter: Mr. Leonard Sas, Broome County Veterans Counselor

This program is for families caring for veterans. It will provide information about VA benefits for vets and their surviving spouses. Nursing home and assisted living qualifications along with potential Medicaid impacts will be discussed. Come and join this discussion if you are caring for a veteran. It may provide you with appropriate resources for your needs. To register call 777-6362 or click on the "register for workshops" link at http://uctd.binghamton.edu.

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.


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.

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. 


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.


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.


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.

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.

Last Updated: 2/4/16