SUNY Oswego’s First Annual Mental Wellness Conference: Speaker Spotlight

This Saturday, April 26th, join us for SUNY Oswego’s first annual Mental Wellness Conference! Leading up to the event, we want to let you learn a little bit more about our speakers. Today’s spotlight is on Geoff Baer

“Geoff Baer, a recent hire to the HPW Department, is currently teaching Wellness and Addiction classes as well as Emotional Wellness. Baer is certified as a QiGong instructor through the Center for Taiji/QiGong Studies in New York City, who conducts research along side Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital. Baer also teaches locally at North Coast Yoga and focuses on individual therapy in a Mind/Body/Spirit focus of self healing for injuries and other issues.”

Baer will be speaking on Alternative Therapies this Saturday at the MWC along with Jo Molascon in Campus Center room 201 at 1:45.

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The complete schedule for the day is below.

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11:30am-12:00pm

Meet and Greet –CC 132

12:00pm-12:30pm

Welcoming Keynote: Overcoming the stigma – Active Minds, Suz and Ashley CC 132

12:40-1:10pm

Session 1a Poster Presentations – Various Presenters CC 201

Session 1b Trauma – Dr. Wolford and Melanie Proper CC 132

 

1:15-1:40

Session 2a Understanding Legislation – Sociology Club, Adriana CC 201

Session 2b Wellness for you – Health Promotion and Wellness Club, Mike Lenardi CC 132

1:45pm-2:15pm

Session 3a Alternative Therapies – Prof. Geoff Baer, Jo Molascon CC 201

Session 3b DSM V and Insurance – Kelly LaBarge, Dr. Fiorini  CC 132

 

2:20pm-3:00pm

Closing remarks and social CC 132

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Today’s Random Act of Kindness Winners: Jai Lynn & Palexenia Babb

Palexenia is being recognized because “she put a penny on the ground face up for someone to find” for good luck.  Jai is being recognized for being kind enough to recognize Palexenia’s kindness.

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Do you want to win a prize too? Go.Do.Good. and have the receiver drop your Random Act of Kindness card at the Compass, Penfield, or Mary Walker’s drop box. We will draw a card everyday this week to recognize a RAK bandit and receiver to promote kindness, collaboration and trust in the spirit of our Community Incubator in partnership with the Counseling Services Center. Don’t forget to write in your full name so we can find you!

Lost your card? Go to a residence hall front desk or any drop box to get another card and pay it forward!

Today’s Random Act of Kindness Winners

Meaghan is being recognized because Dana said that when she feels sad or bad, “Meaghan always brings out the positive look on life.” Dana is being recognized for being kind enough to recognize Meaghan’s kindness. 
 
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Do you want to win a prize too?  Go.Do.Good. and have the receiver drop your Random Act of Kindness card at either Compass, Penfield, or Mary Walker’s drop box. We will draw a card everyday this week to recognize a RAK bandit and receiver to promote kindness, collaboration and trust in the spirit of our Community Incubator in partnership with the Counseling Services Center. Don’t forget to write in your full name so we can find you!

Lost your card? Go to a residence hall front desk or any drop box to get another card and pay it forward!
 

Now, Go.Do.Good!

SUNY Oswego Invites You to Go.Do.Good. in Oswego County

(Oswego, Feb. 2014) SUNY Oswego is bringing a warm front to the February cold spell and invites the community to celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Week.

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Feb. 10 – Feb. 14, those on SUNY Oswego campus and middle school students in APW, Fulton, Mexico, Oswego, Phoenix and Sandy Creek school districts will be receiving Random Acts of Kindness cards to Go.Do.Good. around our community. Businesses will receive a page of cards to print for their employees to join in the fun through an Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce email. A Facebook page, “Oswego Random Acts of Kindness” was created for all Oswego County community members to record the acts of kindness and pay tribute to the Go.Do.Good.-ers.

SUNY Oswego campus good-doers will perform a Random Act of Kindness, fill in their name on the card and leave it at the scene of the good deed with the receiver. The receiver will fill in their name and a description of the good deed and return the card to one of the designated drop boxes on campus. Both the giver and receiver will be entered in drawings for to win a prize. “And the fun doesn’t stop there;” says Tammy Elowsky, “at the drop box, the receiver can pick up a new Random Acts of Kindness card to

Go.Do.Good. for someone else. It’s all about paying it forward and building community.”

Each participating middle school will have its own way of recognizing these good-doing bandits at its

school. The community at large is invited to join in the fun, spread the kindness, and celebrate our

community by using the card printed here and just Go.Do.Good. Then, post the stories in Facebook

on “Oswego Random Acts of Kindness” and tell the community where it happened and tag who was

responsible. Spread the kindness fever!

This is an effort by the Office of Business and Community Relations in collaboration with the Counseling Services Center at SUNY Oswego, several Oswego County School Districts and the Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to promote collaboration, trust and the sharing of ideas to spark innovation as a part of the Thrive Community Incubator Initiative. For more information on Thrive, go to: www.oswego.edu/thrive.

To print your own Go.Do.Good. card to leave at the scene of a random act of kindness, join the Facebook page: Oswego Random Acts of Kindness and print the image there.

Why ‘Critical Social Justice’?

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Interesting commentary on creating conversations on social justice, something SUNY Oswego Civic Engagement has been dedicated to.

Originally posted on BreakingGround:

Amelia Meman, ’15, Gender and Women’s Studies (GWST), is Grants and Marketing Intern at UMBC’s Women’s Center, Co-Leader of Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL), and Director of Events with the GWST Council of Majors, Minors, & Certificates

[Cross-posted on the Critical Social Justice and Women's Center blogs]

Amelia MemanTo many, the words “Critical Social Justice” may mean little or maybe too much.

Is it a class?

A mode of thinking?

An event?

A movement?

To me, it is all of those things. It’s an introduction to an academic lens, a new way of thinking, a celebration, an ongoing effort, and my brainchild.

UMBC Spotlight_RevisedCSJ  came from my experiences as a student, a feminist, and an artist. I began to see all the gaps in social justice movements: the hierarchy of value associated with different forms of activism, the mainstream issues that take center stage and the issues…

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