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HUWC Event

Opening Ceremony
When: Tuesday January 17th 2017, 2:00-3:00pm
Where: ASRC 440/441
Guest Speaker: HUWC Team
Kicking off the happy new year and new term starts with a healthier you! The Healthy University Wellness Challenge welcomes returning and new program participants to come to our opening ceremony and learn about this year’s challenge, events, and prizes. Attendees will have the opportunity to win raffle prizes and participate in an optional tour of the Rec Center after the ceremony.

Initiatives for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR) Speaker Event
When: Friday January 20th, 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: PSU Market Center Building (MCB 316)
Guest Speaker: Dan Bihn
The Initiatives for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR), created in collaboration with the Center for Public Service and the Economics Department, aims to serve as an intellectual hub for students, scholars and practitioners to work on issues related to emergency management and preparedness and community resilience from natural disasters.

The ICDR is hosting guest presenter Dan Bihn, an engineer-storyteller who translates and communicates complex energy issues to nontechnical audiences through lectures, classes, and interactive eBooks. Through this presentation, Mr. Bihn hopes to inspire the audience by showing how Japan has responded to the Triple Disaster on 3/11/11 and how these impressive stories make sense for Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Come join us to learn how Japan is showing the world that Smart Energy can be disaster resilient, earth-friendly, affordable, and even fun.

The ICDR has asked that our participants RSVP to this presentation, so please do so here before the event.

Naturopathic Medicine and Exercise
When: Thursday January 26th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Neuberger Hall (NH) 454
Guest Speaker: Emma Neiworth Petshow
Naturopathic medicine focuses on treating the whole person, preventing disease, teaching our patients, and helping everyone become the healthiest versions of themselves. It is widely accepted that physical activity can decrease a variety of illnesses and conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and even depression to name a few. But what happens when you are trying to be active, but get injured or are “too sore” to go back out the next day? That’s where natural medicine can help. Learn how to utilize natural techniques to increase your tolerance to exercise, improve recovery times, and focus your exercises to maximize your health gains and improve your quality of life. Using naturopathic medicine modalities such as exercise prescription, nutritional/herbal supplementation, nutritional changes, and physical medicine techniques including massage, chiropractic manipulation, cupping, and more you too can become a natural athlete and take steps towards becoming the healthiest version of YOU!

Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Stress Workshop
When: Wednesday February 1st, 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union 333(SMSU)
Guest Speaker: SHAC’s Wellness & Health Action Team (WHAT)
The Wellness and Health Action Team (WHAT) is a team of six undergraduate peer health educators in the Health Promotion Department at the Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC). WHAT staff has the opportunity to talk with their peers about health and wellness topics that directly influence their academic and personal success. This workshop is custom-made for our Wellness Challenge and will address stress management and creating a positive mental attitude and will feature interactive activities and group discussions.

Every Moment, Kindness
When: Tuesday February 7th, 1:15pm-2:15pm   and   Thursday February 9th, 9:30am-10:30am
Where: Campus Rec Multipurpose Room (ASRC 440/441)
Guest Speaker: Konane Mookini
Join us as we practice being mindfully present in each moment.  Finding ourselves present, we may discover how to be kind with ourselves, in strength and compassion.  With this, we can explore our future without attachment and to review our past without judgment, in stillness and as we walk through our day.  In gratitude for who we are, we can choose how we affect those around us as well as the consequences of those choices.

On the first day of these two sessions, we will be considering the beginnings of our every day and how we encounter our daily activities. The second session will incorporate a way to reflect on how we have navigated our day, and how these experiences support our activities.

*Attending one session will award maximum points for the weekly total. Attending both sessions is completely optional, but participants who do attend both events will receive a prize incentive.*

Public Health Creates a Healthier You
When: Friday February 17th, 11:00am-12:00pm
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union 296(SMSU)
Guest Speaker: OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Dean David Bangsberg MD, MPH
Dr. David Bangsberg of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health joins us for an afternoon of wellness. Dean Bangsberg joined our campus as the inaugural dean of Oregon’s first urban school of public health in September. As the former director of Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School, he brings the experience and innovation needed to address Oregon’s social determinants of health. Please join us as we learn why public health is important and how you can get involved in local community health issues with Dean David Bangsberg MD, MPH.

Financial Wellness Center Presentation
When: Friday February 24th, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union 329(SMSU)
Speaker: Shawna Chambers
Shawna is the Manager of the Financial Wellness Center at PSU.  An alumna of PSU, she began working in SFS in 2010 after several years in higher education, banking, and social work. Not only has her previous experience blended perfectly to prepare her for the world of higher education, finance and student services, it's been the fueling foundation for the improvement projects on which she's collaborated at Portland State. Among them is the new Financial Wellness Center. Shawna can be frequently found giving presentations to parents, students and departments on a wide range of topics like "The 1-2-3's of Paying for PSU". One of her favorite responsibility is working with student employees; she was the winner of the 2016 Supervisor of the Year award.

This interactive presentation will cover topics relevant to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Shawna will cover student accounts, general financial aid, how to balance a budget, credit score, and how to improve credit. There will also be time for questions and answers, so come prepared with any financial topics you’re curious about. 

Closing Ceremony
When:  Thursday, March 2nd 9:00-10:00am
Where: SMSU 294
Guest Speaker: HUWC Team
Join the HealthyU Team one last time as we close the 2017 HealthyU Wellness Challenge. Join us as we celebrate the ending of another year of HealthyU. We hope the challenge was fun, encouraging and beneficial to your overall wellness goals.