Healthy Campus Summit

The Healthy Campus Summit was a success!  Thank you to all who attended. Check out the schedule from the event below.

 

Healthy Campus Summit
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

 

10 a.m.

Summit check in Old Union Hall

Register for the Summit and get your free giveaway – while supplies last.

 

Chair Yoga Session Old Union Hall

Put your mind and body in a state of readiness for the Summit through deep breathing and light stretching.

 

 

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Get involved in the HCI – Student Involvement Fair Tillman Lobby

Visit with multiple organizations that offer opportunities to become involved in various health-and-wellness-related experiences including internships, research and academic programs. Representatives will be available from: the Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC), Undergraduate Research Center, Campus Recreation, M-HOPE peers and Mental Health Certificate program, REACH peers, Health and Wellness Studies Department, Student Culinary Council, 20:1 Sexual Assault Prevention and Bystander Intervention programs and the Interdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Program (ITURP).

 

Fast and healthy lunch stop Old Union Hall

Don’t let lunchtime stop you from attending the Summit. Binghamton University Dining Services has prepared three delicious fast and healthy boxed lunch options. On the menu: Boar’s Head (lower sodium) turkey and sharp cheddar on a multigrain roll, Hummus, avocado, and roasted vegetable pita or Mixed green salad with grilled chicken. All options come with two sides. Lunches are $7. Order your lunch online before the Summit. Orders will be taken through October 1. Pre-ordered lunches can be picked up in the Tillman Lobby with your printed receipt. A limited number of boxed lunches will be available the day of event at Tillman Lobby Café for those that do not pre-order. If none of these sound good, bring your lunch or grab something from the Marketplace on your way!

 

Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) Old Union Hall

Binghamton University Dining Services has partnered with Binghamton University to become one of the first 20 colleges nationwide to commit to the Healthier Campus Initiative, a three-year pledge to complete at least 23 guidelines —developed by the PHA in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading nutrition, physical activity and campus wellness experts — around nutrition, physical activity and programming on campus. Check out the showcase highlighting some of the exciting changes under way on campus.

Thank you to Binghamton University Dining Services for sponsoring our in-room refreshments and hydration stations.

 

 

10:30 a.m.

Healthy Campus Summit welcome Old Union Hall

Johann Fiore-Conte, assistant vice president for health and wellness

 

 

10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Adolescent and college drinking:
Insights into contributors and consequences from basic research
Old Union Hall

Linda P. Spear, distinguished professor, Department of Psychology and director, Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center (DEARC)

Rates of binge drinking, alcohol abuse and alcoholism peak at 18-23 years of age, a time during which the brain is still developing. Studies using simple animal (rodent) models have shown that early-, mid- and late-adolescents/emerging adults show heightened sensitivity to desired alcohol effects along with a reduced sensitivity to aversive and intoxicating effects of alcohol that can serve as cues to moderate intake. These age-specific effects collectively may promote/permit elevated levels of drinking at this time. Basic science studies have further shown that among the lasting neural and behavioral consequences of repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence is a long-term persistence of these adolescent-like alcohol sensitivities, potentially contributing to the increased propensity for continued heavy drinking into adulthood.

 

Healthy Campus Agents panel presentation Mandela A

Moderated by Ada Robinson-Perez, assoc. dir., EAP
Sharon O’Neill, sr. assoc. dir., Residence Life

Each of us can be powerful agents of change in creating a healthier campus. The goal of the Healthy Campus Agents program is to recruit a volunteer “agent of change” for every department who will support the Healthy Campus mission. We currently have over 40 agents, but are looking for more! Come hear how four agents are implementing change in their departments — large and small.

 

The ABC's for Academic Success:
Healthy lifestyles towards achieving optimal academic outcomes
Mandela B

James Pitarresi, vice provost for student and faculty development and executive director, Center for Learning and Teaching
Paula Russell, sr. dir., Center for Learning and Teaching
Lisa Hrehor, director of health and wellness studies department
Lina Begdache, assistant professor, health and wellness studies department and adjunct professor, biological sciences

The session will present research-based strategies addressing the role of wellness in promoting academic success.

 

Micro-stretch break  

Before the next session starts, stretch your legs and take a deep breath. Don’t forget to check out the Student Involvement Fair or the Partnership for a Healthier America display, or grab a healthy lunch!

 

 

Noon–2 p.m.

Faculty/staff flu vaccine clinic, co-sponsored by EAP and Rite Aid UU-102

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.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by to receive a flu shot. Most insurance plans will be accepted with no additional cost to the employee. A small fee of $25 will be charged for those without insurance.

 

 

Noon–12:15 p.m.

ACSM Exercise is Medicine Month proclamation Old Union Hall

Brian Rose, vice president for student affairs

Join us as Vice President Brian Rose declares October “Exercise is Medicine” month at Binghamton University. Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) is designed to engage students, faculty and staff in ongoing efforts to improve physical fitness, health and wellness across campus by making movement a part of the daily campus culture and connecting University health and fitness professionals to impact student health.

 

The future of the Healthy Campus Initiative Old Union Hall

Brian Rose, vice president for student affairs

The Healthy Campus Initiative has evolved over the last three years and won the University recognition on both national and SUNY levels. But — there is still much work to be done. Vice President Brian Rose will share some thoughts on the strategic direction of the initiative in the years to come.

 

 

12:15–1 p.m.

Keynote address:
Best Practices in Building Cultures and Environments of Wellness in Academic Institutions: What Works!
Old Union Hall

Megan Amaya, director of health promotion and wellness, assistant professor in practice at the College of Nursing at Ohio State University and president-elect for the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities

Learn evidence-based and innovative strategies that help build cultures and environments that promote health and wellness in academic settings.

 

Micro-stretch break  

Before the next session starts, stretch your legs and take a deep breath. Don’t forget to check out the Student Involvement Fair or the Partnership for a Healthier America display, or grab a healthy lunch!

 

 

1:15 – 2 p.m.

Engaging Students in Wellness:
Lessons from Ohio State
Old Union Hall

Megan Amaya, director of health promotion and wellness, assistant professor in practice at the College of Nursing at Ohio State University and president-elect for the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities

Reaching students can be challenging. Learn what has worked at a large academic institution, and also engage in open dialogue on strategies and methods.

 

The Strategies of Wellness:
What a wellness program can do for you
Mandela A

Katherine J. Sack ’07, benefits & work/life administrator, Ithaca College
Cheryl Thomason, director, employee benefits & work/life, Ithaca College

By pulling together campus resources, the Ithaca College Wellness Program – Mind, Body, Me – has provided opportunities to advance not only employee wellness, but the health of our students and budgets. Mind, Body, Me focuses on implementing strategic programs that will create cost savings for the college’s benefits budget, enhance the student experience and improve the employees’ work environment.

Ithaca College is creating a culture of wellness for the campus as a whole. Participants will learn why wellness programs are instrumental in strategic planning for benefits budgets, campus advancement and student learning.

 

National College Health Assessment (NCHA):
Binghamton University's experience
Mandela B

Bridget McCane Saunders, associate director, health education
Chris Knickerbocker, director, Student Affairs Assessment and Strategic Initiatives

The American College Health Association – National College Health Assessment is a nationally recognized research survey that provides data about students' health habits, behaviors and perceptions. This session will discuss the hows and whys of Binghamton University's spring 2015 survey administration, how our data compares to the national norms and how the data will be utilized for Healthy Campus Initiative work.

 

 

2 p.m.

Closing remarks Old Union Hall

Johann Fiore-Conte, assistant vice president for health and wellness

Thank you for participating in the first annual Healthy Campus Summit. Your feedback and ideas are important to keep us moving in a positive direction. Be sure to complete evaluations for each session/speaker you attended. Additionally, a general summit evaluation will be e-mailed to attendees after the event.

Be sure to check out all of the Healthy Campus Initiative updates and resources at bhealthy.binghamton.edu and our Instagram page, @bhealthybing

 

Last Updated: 11/9/16