Calendar of events
Triathlon Training Seminar
3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, West Gym #33
Presenter: Jun Jeong, a graduating health/wellness minor, ACE personal trainer, athlete and motivator
What kind of lifestyle do you lead? If you consider yourself to be consistent, determined and persevering, or want to attain these qualities, triathlons may be up your alley.
1-3 p.m. Feb. 24, MarketPlace
6-8 p.m. Feb. 25, Hillside Commons, CIW Mohawk Hall great room, Mountainview APP-111, Lower Hinman dining hall and Newing/Dickinson C4 MPR A
3-4 p.m. Feb. 28, West Gym Lobby
The Eating Awareness Committee invites you to participate in a campus-wide initiative focused on promoting positive self-image. Join the EAC for a hands-on project titled "U R > UR Reflection." Attendees will have the opportunity to create a mirror to take home with them and view a video collection of admirable figures from campus that model a positive self-image. We are challenging our campus to see themselves as more than what is reflected in the mirror!
ACC at ACC: Academic Culinary Challenge
5-7 p.m. Wed., March 5, Appalachian Dining Center
Deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 26
Are you ready to get off the back burner and join in the fun? Help kick off National Nutrition month with the Academic Culinary Challenge at the Appalachian Dining Center (ACC at ACC)! Sodexo hosts a similar, student-centered "Battle of the Chefs" each fall but it's time to let our faculty and staff showcase their creative culinary side! Entrées will be centered on wellness ─ just one more link in the chain helping Binghamton achieve recognition as a healthy campus. Teams should be comprised of no more than four members. At least one team member will need to meet with their chef mentor prior to the event to review the rules and strategize. The winning team will get a catered lunch for up to 15 members of their department. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Communicating with your parents when your plans don't line up — Be a Better Bearcat
6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, Hillside Commons
Presenter: April Thompson, dean of students
Stress and anxiety can arise as you realize that your plans, interests and ideas don't match up with those of the folks who have the greatest interest in your life (and are often helping foot the bill for you to be in college). Join Dean of Students April Thompson to talk about how to best communicate and navigate in the changing relationship. She brings a wealth of knowledge both as a professional and as a parent of a college student herself.
Eat to compete
Noon-1 p.m. March 13, UU-108; two sessions
Presenter: Tim Wierman, nutrition educator
If you are trying to balance your nutritional needs, energy level and resources within a working lifestyle, this talk could be beneficial to you. Wierman is an expert in the field of sports nutrition, and speaks to youth and adults who are looking to maximize their diet. The Eating Awareness Committee and the Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program are collaborating to usher in nutrition and fitness information that is valuable and practical for faculty and staff. Light refreshments are available compliments of Binghamton University Dining Services by Sodexo. Pre-register by contacting Mary Ellen Niefer via e-mail, or call 777-6650.
Commit to Fit — Health Fair 2014
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March. 25, East Gym
Presented by Binghamton University Dining by Sodexo and Campus Recreation
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about local resources and gain access to important wellness information. Sodexo and Campus Recreation have partnered with Binghamton University departments, food vendors, and community businesses and organizations to provide students, faculty, staff and community members with an opportunity to browse vendor products, sample healthy food and drink, participate in exercise sessions, have blood glucose and blood pressure readings, participate in health screenings, enjoy a chair massage and more.
Yoga for relaxation — Be a Better Bearcat
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, CIW Commons
Presenter: Patti Dowd, program coordinator for wellness services and group exercise, Campus Recreation
With syllabi, cell phones, schedules and your social life demanding time and attention, stress and anxiety often take over. Don't let it get the best of you — hit the mat and give yoga a try. A few mindful deep breaths and you can align your body, stretch your muscles and relax your mind. Dowd's holistic approach to yoga will help you reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve heart function, and make you feel in control and at peace.