Wellness at the CoRec is so happy to start a new year and share some of our new and exciting programs with you. Most importantly, Michelle, Matt and Reese Singleton will be welcoming the newest addition to their family; their son is due any day now. We are so thrilled for them and will welcome Michelle back to our office in late November. In the meantime, Haley Snell-Sparapany, our graduate student who is also a registered dietitian, will continue to see clients in the office.

We have another new addition to our Wellness Suite, and that is a new Mindfulness Room. This room was developed as part of our grant from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction and primarily funded from a student on campus. This student, Yan Wang, reached out to our office last spring after hearing that we were creating the space. A senior in industrial engineering and an international student from China, he wants to create a culture of positivity around campus. During our meeting with him last spring, he said he’d like a Mindfulness Room in every building on campus, “but for now, we start with one.” We hope that brings a smile to your face today.

The Mindfulness Room is FREE to patrons coming in the CoRec and is open during all hours that the CoRec is open. It is located just off the main hallway on Level 2 of the building. Patrons who use the space engage in meditation, relaxation, and mindfulness. We even have a light therapy box in the space! Stop by to see it the next time you are in the area. We love to show it off! Please continue reading to learn about some of our upcoming projects and programs as well as learning a little about our new staff. Boiler Up!

THe mindfulness room
The room is equipped with a sound machine, yoga mats, light therapy, & more. Open to all students at the CoRec!

WELLNESS MENTORING: Students can get expert help reaching their health and wellness goals by setting up a Wellness Mentoring session in the CoRec. Our trained Wellness Mentors will help students make the changes they want to see in personalized sessions that are goal oriented and focus on leveraging strengths. Students can set up a free session here.

MINDFULNESS CLASSES: We have a new series that helps students acquire the personal and professional skills of tapping into their inner strength and bouncing back from setbacks. The Failing Forward series helps reduce stress in the midst of adversity, boost optimism, and increase confidence when taking chances. Series begins Sept. 25. Students can learn more about this free series or register here. Look for the Failing Forward series under Mindfulness Classes.

ANNUAL WELLNESS EXPO: What’s better than free food and t-shirts?! Your students can get this and more that the Wellness Expo taking place Sept. 13 from 3-5pm in the CoRec Feature Gym. Students have the opportunity to learn about all of the services Purdue has to help you get healthy and well!

All cooking demos are $10. You can register at member services or fill out the online registration form here.

Meet our new cooking Instructors!

Abhishek Gupta- Strategy and Organizational Management
Aly Saalfrank- Family and Consumer Science
Leah Steinfeld- Family and Consumer Science

Meet our new grad assistant!

Cecilia Chapin started her first year as a graduate student this semester, enrolled in the Masters in Public Health program. She obtained her B.S. at Indiana-University Purdue-University Indianapolis, where she majored in biology and minored in chemistry and environmental health. As this is her first year at Purdue, she is very excited to be working with the Wellness Office and engaging with all the fantastic programs offered by the CoRec.

Meet our new wellness mentors!

Doug DeVries- Nursing
Ryan Witt- Kinesiology
Liam Rowe- Engineering & Technology Education
Cori Chatterton- Public Health

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