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January 2020

Family Swim and Climb Event

Date:
Saturday, January 25th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family Swim and Climb Events are free and held at the Student Fitness Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Lifeguards are on duty.  Parents/guardians are required to remain in the pool area while children are swimming.  Families are also encouraged to bring their own flotation devices. Children must securely fit in Campus Recreation's harnesses or you may bring a harness that a Campus Recreation staff member must approve.  Parents/guardians…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Bone Student Center 2nd Floor

Date:
Wednesday, January 29th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.  Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT).  SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Watterson Commons

Date:
Thursday, January 30th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.  Condoms and quit-smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT).  SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health and…

February 2020

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Watterson Commons

Date:
Wednesday, February 5th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.  Condoms and quit-smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT).  SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health and…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Bone Student Center 2nd Floor

Date:
Thursday, February 6th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.  Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT).  SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

Koru Basic Mindfulness Class

Date:
Friday, February 7th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally.  During this class, you will learn and practice various Mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.  This course meets once a week for four weeks and attendance at each session is recommended.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

Family Swim and Climb Event

Date:
Sunday, February 9th
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Family Swim and Climb Events are free and held at the Student Fitness Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Lifeguards are on duty.  Parents/guardians are required to remain in the pool area while children are swimming.  Families are also encouraged to bring their own flotation devices. Children must securely fit in Campus Recreation's harnesses or you may bring a harness that a Campus Recreation staff member must approve.  Parents/guardians…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Bone Student Center 2nd Floor

Date:
Wednesday, February 12th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.  Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT).  SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Watterson Commons

Date:
Thursday, February 13th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.  Condoms and quit-smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT).  SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health and…

Koru Basic Mindfulness Class

Date:
Thursday, February 13th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally.  During this class, you will learn and practice various Mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.  This course meets once a week for four weeks and attendance at each session is recommended.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

Koru Basic Mindfulness Class

Date:
Friday, February 14th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally.  During this class, you will learn and practice various Mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.  This course meets once a week for four weeks and attendance at each session is recommended.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Watterson Commons

Date:
Wednesday, February 19th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.  Condoms and quit-smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT).  SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health and…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Bone Student Center 2nd Floor

Date:
Thursday, February 20th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.  Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT).  SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

Koru Basic Mindfulness Class

Date:
Thursday, February 20th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally.  During this class, you will learn and practice various Mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.  This course meets once a week for four weeks and attendance at each session is recommended.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

Koru Basic Mindfulness Class

Date:
Friday, February 21st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally.  During this class, you will learn and practice various Mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.  This course meets once a week for four weeks and attendance at each session is recommended.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

Breastfeeding Support Chat ‘n Chew

Date:
Friday, February 21st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join pregnant, new, and seasoned mothers and their babies for a time of support and community.  Trish Wierenga will attend this hour long gathering to talk with mothers about how their breastfeeding is going, answer questions, and provide basic lactation consulting advice appropriate for the group setting.  Mothers may weigh their babies and do weighted feedings during this hour.  If further support is needed, a plan can be discussed.  Join us to share tips, ask questions, and lend support in…

Support for Nursing Mothers: Returning to Work and School

Date:
Friday, February 21st
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Attendees will learn about the how to's of breastfeeding your babies, the benefits to mother and child, as well as Illinois breastfeeding laws, Illinois State University policy, and explore how to successfully return to school or work as a breastfeeding mom.  These are free classes open to staff, students, faculty, and non-pregnant partners.  The class is led by Trish Wierenga, LCPC, who is a certified lactation consultant.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

Family Swim and Climb Event

Date:
Saturday, February 22nd
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family Swim and Climb Events are free and held at the Student Fitness Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Lifeguards are on duty.  Parents/guardians are required to remain in the pool area while children are swimming.  Families are also encouraged to bring their own flotation devices. Children must securely fit in Campus Recreation's harnesses or you may bring a harness that a Campus Recreation staff member must approve.  Parents/guardians…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Bone Student Center 2nd Floor

Date:
Wednesday, February 26th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.  Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT).  SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Watterson Commons

Date:
Thursday, February 27th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.  Condoms and quit-smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT).  SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health and…

Koru Basic Mindfulness Class

Date:
Thursday, February 27th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally.  During this class, you will learn and practice various Mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.  This course meets once a week for four weeks and attendance at each session is recommended.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

Koru Basic Mindfulness Class

Date:
Friday, February 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally.  During this class, you will learn and practice various Mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.  This course meets once a week for four weeks and attendance at each session is recommended.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

March 2020

Family Swim and Climb Event

Date:
Sunday, March 1st
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Family Swim and Climb Events are free and held at the Student Fitness Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Lifeguards are on duty.  Parents/guardians are required to remain in the pool area while children are swimming.  Families are also encouraged to bring their own flotation devices. Children must securely fit in Campus Recreation's harnesses or you may bring a harness that a Campus Recreation staff member must approve.  Parents/guardians…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Watterson Commons

Date:
Wednesday, March 4th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.  Condoms and quit-smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT).  SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health and…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Bone Student Center 2nd Floor

Date:
Thursday, March 5th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff.  Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT).  SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

Koru Basic Mindfulness Class

Date:
Thursday, March 5th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally.  During this class, you will learn and practice various Mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.  This course meets once a week for four weeks and attendance at each session is recommended.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

Breastfeeding Support Chat ‘n Chew

Date:
Friday, March 20th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join pregnant, new, and seasoned mothers and their babies for a time of support and community.  Trish Wierenga will attend this hour long gathering to talk with mothers about how their breastfeeding is going, answer questions, and provide basic lactation consulting advice appropriate for the group setting.  Mothers may weigh their babies and do weighted feedings during this hour.  If further support is needed, a plan can be discussed.  Join us to share tips, ask questions, and lend support in…

Support for Nursing Mothers: Breastfeeding 101 Class

Date:
Friday, March 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Attendees will learn about the how to's of breastfeeding your babies, the benefits to mother and child, as well as Illinois breastfeeding laws, Illinois State University policy, and explore how to successfully return to school or work as a breastfeeding mom.  These are free classes open to staff, students, faculty, and non-pregnant partners.  The class is led by Trish Wierenga, LCPC, who is a certified lactation consultant.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

Family Swim and Climb Event

Date:
Saturday, March 21st
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family Swim and Climb Events are free and held at the Student Fitness Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Lifeguards are on duty.  Parents/guardians are required to remain in the pool area while children are swimming.  Families are also encouraged to bring their own flotation devices. Children must securely fit in Campus Recreation's harnesses or you may bring a harness that a Campus Recreation staff member must approve.  Parents/guardians…

Koru 2.0

Date:
Friday, March 27th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally.  During this class, you will learn and practice various Mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.  This course meets once a week for four weeks and attendance at each session is recommended.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

April 2020

Koru 2.0

Date:
Friday, April 3rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally.  During this class, you will learn and practice various Mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.  This course meets once a week for four weeks and attendance at each session is recommended.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

Family Swim and Climb Event

Date:
Sunday, April 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Family Swim and Climb Events are free and held at the Student Fitness Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Lifeguards are on duty.  Parents/guardians are required to remain in the pool area while children are swimming.  Families are also encouraged to bring their own flotation devices. Children must securely fit in Campus Recreation's harnesses or you may bring a harness that a Campus Recreation staff member must approve.  Parents/guardians…

Koru 2.0

Date:
Friday, April 10th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally.  During this class, you will learn and practice various Mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.  This course meets once a week for four weeks and attendance at each session is recommended.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

Breastfeeding Support Chat ‘n Chew

Date:
Friday, April 17th
Time:
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Join pregnant, new, and seasoned mothers and their babies for a time of support and community.  Trish Wierenga will attend this hour long gathering to talk with mothers about how their breastfeeding is going, answer questions, and provide basic lactation consulting advice appropriate for the group setting.  Mothers may weigh their babies and do weighted feedings during this hour.  If further support is needed, a plan can be discussed.  Join us to share tips, ask questions, and lend support in…

Koru 2.0

Date:
Friday, April 17th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:  on purpose, in the moment, and non-judgmentally.  During this class, you will learn and practice various Mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness.  This course meets once a week for four weeks and attendance at each session is recommended.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

Support for Nursing Mothers: Returning to Work and School

Date:
Friday, April 17th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Attendees will learn about the how to's of breastfeeding your babies, the benefits to mother and child, as well as Illinois breastfeeding laws, Illinois State University policy, and explore how to successfully return to school or work as a breastfeeding mom.  These are free classes open to staff, students, faculty, and non-pregnant partners.  The class is led by Trish Wierenga, LCPC, who is a certified lactation consultant.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.

Family Swim and Climb Event

Date:
Saturday, April 18th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family Swim and Climb Events are free and held at the Student Fitness Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Lifeguards are on duty.  Parents/guardians are required to remain in the pool area while children are swimming.  Families are also encouraged to bring their own flotation devices. Children must securely fit in Campus Recreation's harnesses or you may bring a harness that a Campus Recreation staff member must approve.  Parents/guardians…

Nutrifest 2020

Date:
Friday, April 24th
Time:
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Navigating nutrition information and figuring out what to eat can be confusing.  Join Campus Dining Services, Health Promotion and Wellness, and other wellness organizations to celebrate healthy eating.  Enjoy food samples and cooking demonstrations while visiting with campus and community organizations.  No registration is needed.

May 2020

Family Swim and Climb Event

Date:
Sunday, May 3rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Family Swim and Climb Events are free and held at the Student Fitness Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Lifeguards are on duty.  Parents/guardians are required to remain in the pool area while children are swimming.  Families are also encouraged to bring their own flotation devices. Children must securely fit in Campus Recreation's harnesses or you may bring a harness that a Campus Recreation staff member must approve.  Parents/guardians…

Breastfeeding Support Chat ‘n Chew

Date:
Friday, May 15th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join pregnant, new, and seasoned mothers and their babies for a time of support and community.  Trish Wierenga will attend this hour long gathering to talk with mothers about how their breastfeeding is going, answer questions, and provide basic lactation consulting advice appropriate for the group setting.  Mothers may weigh their babies and do weighted feedings during this hour.  If further support is needed, a plan can be discussed.  Join us to share tips, ask questions, and lend support in…

Support for Nursing Mothers: Breastfeeding 101 Class

Date:
Friday, May 15th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Attendees will learn about the how to's of breastfeeding your babies, the benefits to mother and child, as well as Illinois breastfeeding laws, Illinois State University policy, and explore how to successfully return to school or work as a breastfeeding mom.  These are free classes open to staff, students, faculty, and non-pregnant partners.  The class is led by Trish Wierenga, LCPC, who is a certified lactation consultant.  Sign in to My Redbird Life to register.