Calendar of events
FALL SEMESTER 2016
Join Campus Recreation for De-stress December!
Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Friday, Dec. 16
No membership required
We get it. Between exams, papers and presentations, your stress level is at an all-time high this semester. De-stress December is the perfect time to check out our stress-relief resources that will leave you feeling happier, more energized and more focused. It’s time to channel your inner champion and take on finals! View a full list of Campus Rec activities here.
Brought to you for De-stress December, a collaboration among offices across campus. See a full listing of activities and programs on the Dean of Students website.
"Light the World" with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America On Campus
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 outside the Library Tower by the fountain
Join the Alzheimer's Foundation of America On Campus, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, as we light the Library Tower teal to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease. Stop by to enjoy some free hot chocolate and learn about how to get involved with AFA On Campus! "Light the World" will start at our table outside the Library Tower (by the fountain)!
Self Defense/Personal Safety
Noon - 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 in UUW-324
Mady Bay, deputy chief of police with the Binghamton University Police, will discuss ways for participants to reduce their risk of becoming a crime victim and recognize potentially dangerous situations. She will also teach participants some basic physical self-defense skills. Both men and women are encouraged to attend. To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu.
Breathing, posture and meditation
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 in the Endicott Great Room
Special Guest: Sarah Thompson--Health and Wellness professor-science and application of exercise, nutrition--will be the expert on breathing and posture. Breathing: begin with how to properly breathe, belly breaths. Types of breathing:1. Relaxing- inhale for 3, hold for 4, exhale for 5 2. Energizing - inhale and exhale rapidly through nose3. Meditative - inhale for 1, exhale for 2, inhale for 3, exhale for 4-10 Origin of breath work discussed. Importance of breathing: stress, optimal bodily function, cognition, etc. Posture:-How to properly stand - plant feet on the floor, lift toes, weight in the arches of the feet, micro-bend the knees, engage the quads, tuck the tailbone, stabilize the core, roll shoulders back and down, palms facing towards the front wall, loosen the neck, reach through the crown of the head, elongate, place toes down if still lifted, feel grounded-Importance of posture: optimal organ functioning, confidence, muscle alignment, clear channel for breath and oxygen to flow, etc. Meditation- Power of the mind- We live in an external world- One type of meditation - clearing mind of thoughts- Purpose of meditation- to become an observer rather than emotional reactor to thoughts- Many types- do guided moon meditation- teach object focus, sitting up, laying down, and a few other types.
MHA Emotional Intelligence
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 in UUW 325
Emotional intelligence is one’s ability to recognize their own emotions and emotions in others, and effectively name and deal with them. People with higher emotional intelligence are often able to communicate better with other people and handle problems better in their own lives. Learn what emotional intelligence is and how to use it to improve your life and the lives of others, as well as what your emotional intelligence score is and how to improve it. This workshop fulfills the “Life Skills” category of the MHA certificate series.
Thank a Veteran: Thank you note-writing event
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Alumni Lounge
Show your gratitude and your #BingPride by joining the Alumni Association in writing thank you notes to our veterans.
Stop by any time between 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Alumni Lounge (Old O'Connor Hall 162) to grab a cookie and show your gratitude. The thank you notes will be given to our Office of Veteran Services to show our gratitude for those in our Binghamton University Community who have served our country.
MHA Suicide prevention gatekeeper training
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in UUW 325
Gatekeepers are individuals who are in regular contact with students and as a result of that contact, are in a 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. This training educates students to become the gatekeepers who help monitor and maintain a healthy campus environment. The workshop teaches the skills to help, and get help, to students who may be having suicidal thoughts or experiencing a crisis. This workshop fulfills the “Suicide Prevention and Awareness” category of the MHA certificate series.
Sponsored by: Mental Health Outreach Peer Educators
MHA Peer Referrals 101
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in UUW 325
Learn how to talk with peers who may be having a hard time and refer them to the appropriate resources on campus. You'll gain valuable interpersonal skills, as well as learn about some great resources on campus! This fulfills the category of "Interpersonal Skills" in the Mental Health Advocate certificate series.
MHA Mental health stigma
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 in UUW 324
Learn how to reduce stigma about mental health on campus, how to create a welcoming environment for the entire campus and about the University Counseling Center! This program also fulfills the Mental Health Advocate Certificate series category "Stigma and UCC Basics."
7:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in the Peace Quad
We’re hosting a sleepout along with The Binghamton Rescue Mission. We will be gathering on the Hinman Quad beginning at 7 p.m. We'll be learning more about homelessness and simulating a night out in the cold without shelter. There will be fire for warmth and of course residents have the option to go inside at any time, although it is encouraged to stay for as long as one can. There will be a guest speaker from the Rescue Mission early in the evening and a documentary later on. The goal of this event is to not only provide participants with new insights concerning homelessness, but also to inspire more contribution at the Rescue Mission and other homelessness charities.
MHA Anxiety and college students
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 in UUW 325
Anxiety is a common concern and emotion that all of us feel. But what happens when that anxiety is prolonged or is interfering with daily living? Come learn about common anxiety disorders, how they affect college students and some coping skills for anxiety. This workshop fulfills the MHA category of “Mental Health Awareness.”
MHA Stress management
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 in UUW 325
Finding it difficult to manage all the many pieces of being a college student? Wish you had a better grasp on managing your stress? Having a hard time practicing healthy habits (getting enough sleep, eating well, etc.) because of stress? Come learn some tips and tricks on how to better manage your stress in this interactive session. This workshop fulfills the "Life Skills" category of the MHA certificate series.
Free tobacco cessation classes available on campus
6–7:15 a.m. and 10–11:15 a.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 20
Binghamton University’s Tobacco-Free Policy will go into effect August 1, 2017, banning
the use of all tobacco products on campus property. To support faculty, staff and
students who wish to quit their dependence on tobacco products, the UHS Stay Healthy
Tobacco Cessation Program will offer a free, four-week program on campus once a week
on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 20 and ending Nov 10.
Learn tips on how to cope with nicotine withdrawal and develop a plan to quit. Participants enrolled in the classes will be provided with a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) coupon that they can redeem at a UHS pharmacy at no cost. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion at the final session.
There will be a choice of two class times:
• 6–7:15 a.m.
• 10–11:15 a.m.
All classes will take place in the Physical Facilities conference room. Register online through the University Center for Training and Development (UCTD) or call 607-777-6362.
You may also enroll in community classes at the UHS Stay Healthy site in the Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, by registering at 607-763-5092.
Contact the Employee Assistance Program for further questions via e-mail.
Women’s Health Series with Decker School of Nursing faculty
Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19
Cognition Changes Related to Menopause: “Where did I leave my...?” will be the topic of this session from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in UUW-325. Participants will explore the issues facing women with regard to mental health as they age. This will include understanding symptoms related to cognition, anxiety, depression and grief, while also learning effective coping strategies to attain a sense of wellness and relief. Register for this seminar online and select the “register for workshops” link.
Culture at Chenango: Pride Month
11:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18
The Multicultural Resource Center, in conjunction with Binghamton University Dining
Services, presents its second Culture and Food Series event for the semester, the
Pride Month Edition, from 11:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Chenango Room.
This event is cosponsored by the LGBTQ Center and Rainbow Pride Union. Stop by to
learn about LGBTQ history while enjoying recipes submitted by students in the LGBTQ
community. Sexual and gender diversity knows no borders. The menu includes a hot buffet
with vegetarian, pork and chicken entrees, special soups, a salad bar and a drunken
noodle station. Rainbow desserts and beverages are also on the menu.
For questions, contact Tanyah Barnes, MRC assistant director.
Flu clinic for faculty/staff
7-11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 13
Keeping employees healthy and productive can decrease healthcare costs and is important
for business. Those infected by the flu virus are at risk for missed work days, loss
of income and hospitalizations. Annual flu immunizations are the single best way to
protect employees from getting or spreading the flu.
The Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will co-sponsor a flu vaccination clinic with Rite Aid Pharmacy from 7-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Physical Facilities Conference Room.
Register with EAP via e-mail. There are no co-pays, but you must bring your insurance card with you. Self-pay is $25 if there is no insurance or if Rite Aid is not a participating provider for your insurance plan. Call 607-777-6655 with questions.
Join Weight Watchers at meeting week 1
Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12
The new Weight Watchers program helps you eat healthier, get active at your own pace and discover new ways to define success. It’s most personalized approach ever fits your life and is backed by real-time support. It focuses on you, not just a number on the scale. Week 1 starts at noon Wednesday, Oct. 12, in UU-120. For more info, contact Kathi Jesse.
Healthy Campus Summit
10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5
Join the Healthy Campus Initiative in the UU-Mandela Room and Old Union Hall for this free summit to learn about the impact a healthier campus can have on Binghamton University, its academics and you, personally and professionally. Multiple sessions will cover topics on creating a culture of health, current health behaviors, research initiatives and employee wellness.
Keynote by Megan Amaya, director of health promotion and wellness and assistant professor in practice at the College of Nursing at Ohio State University and the president-elect for the National Consortium for Building Health Academic Communities.