Thrive @ Cornell

Newsletter Supporting Your Health and Well-Being

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Dear Community,


Spring is a time of renewal and re-awakening of the senses. The many falls on and near campus are rushing - have you stopped to smell that fresh air yet? Birds are coming out of their winter nesting spots and sharing their songs. Sunsets can easily be viewed from Libe Slope and offer gorgeous moments of awe and wonder.


As researcher, academic, and author Brene Brown states in her latest book, Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience - "Awe and wonder are essential to the human experience." Why, you might ask? Cultivating awe and wonder is shown by research to increase compassion, kindness, generosity, and perseverance, and to improve mood. This week's newsletter edition offers information and opportunities we hope might inspire awe and wonder for you.


In community,


The Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell Health
part of Student and Campus Life at Cornell University


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Cornell Lifted 2022馃巿

Cornell Lifted is an annual event where students can personalize messages to friends, staff, and professors. The recipient will be greeted with a massive display of balloons with their note at the Arts Quad on the last day of classes (May 10th). Come lift some spirits!


Submit a message of gratitude here (form closes on May 1st)

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Events This Week

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Special Dining Event on West Campus TODAY April 26th

Tuesday, April 26 | See dining room options below


The dietetics students of NS4880 Applied Dietetics in Food Service Systems are excited to invite you to their annual special dining event. Three West Campus dining rooms will be serving a unique menu along with themed entertainment and decorations.


Your options for dinner are:
Keeton House Dining Room: Grown-up versions of kid's menu classics, from nachos to hot-dogs
Cook House Dining Room: Woodland-inspired menu, featuring boar ribs, salmon burgers, s鈥檓ores, and berry crumble!
Rose House Dining Room: Greek-style dinner, serving a build-your-own pita station, Greek fries, baklava, and more!

Move Your Body to Support Finishing the Semester Strong!

In addition to reducing stress, improving mood, and supporting physical health, exercise provides important cognitive benefits that could make your scholarly efforts a little less taxing.

Need a swim test?

Intended for seniors graduating in Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.


Students may "just show up" for one of these swim test offerings:


  • Friday, April 29 from 10:00am-12:00pm @ HNH pool
  • Friday, May 6 from 10:00am-12:00pm @ HNH pool
  • Thursday, May 12- TBA
  • Friday, May 13- TBA


(Please note: Dates and times subject to changes)


Swim Test Requirements

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Homestretch Calendar and Finals Study Plans

Use a homestretch calendar to finish strong! You can download a word or pdf version. Check out the Finish Strong page for tips and strategies on how to prepare for finals, create a study schedule, manage your time and stress, overcome procrastination, and advice from fellow students!


Great job with all of your hard work so far this semester! We鈥檙e so close to the end of the semester, now it鈥檚 time to access the resources you need to finish strong. You may want to check out the Guidelines for Creating a Study Schedule to make your study more efficient and the Five Day Study Plan to plan when and how to study for exams.

land Acknowledgements as Metaphor: Allyship and Land Back Movements

Thursday, April 28, noon to 1:30 pm - Register

Part of the 2021-22 Virtual Building Allyship Series


This session will dive into the performative aspects of land acknowledgements and how land-grant universities such as Cornell have a responsibility to move beyond these statements for Indigenous communities. Shifting the focus from acknowledgment to action, speakers will discuss ways students, non-Indigenous communities, and institutions can localize allyship. Learn more.


*The capitalization of land vs Land is intentional in both the title and description.


The Building Allyship Series is a collaboration of the Graduate and Professional Student Diversity Council and the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE).

Fuel Your Body to finish the Semester Strong!

An Introduction to Intuitive Eating


Thursday, April 28, 3:30-4:30 pm
Register for the April 28 workshop (after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop.)


This workshop is free and open to all students and will introduce what Intuitive Eating is, what it is not, who it's for, and how one can start incorporating some or all of its principles in to one's day.


Facilitated by Cornell Health nutritionists Christina Figueroa, MS, RDN and Lauren Nickerson, MS, RDN, CDN

Especially for Graduate & Professional Students

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Happy Hour with the Jewish Graduate Student Association

Tuesday, April 26, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

路 Join us to celebrate the end of Passover and unwind!


Sustainability Trivia Night

Tuesday, April 26, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

路 No registration required! Just show up, with or without a team!


Knitting Group

Wednesday, April 27, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

路 All skill and interest levels are welcome. Free supplies at the Barn or bring your own!


Destressing with Dogs

- Friday, April 29, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

路 Come by the Big Red Barn, pet some dogs, and join in on other destressing activities. No sign-ups required.


Beer Release at TGIF: Big Red Cranberry Sour

Friday, April 29, 4:30 p.m.

路 New beer at the Barn! This sour recipe was developed collaboratively between Cornell alumni and Big Red Brewing, a graduate student organization at Cornell.

Weekend Event

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Rhythms of China

Sunday, May 1 @ 7-9 pm | Alice Statler Auditorium

Purchase tickets here


Illuminations and Amber Dance Troupe are proud to present their annual dance showcase, Rhythms of China. The showcase will feature various styles of Chinese dance, including classical, folk, and contemporary dance, as well as guest performances from other groups on campus. A portion of the proceeds for this event will be donated to Project Hope at Cornell, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to provide educational support for children in rural China.

Know Your Resources for Student & Campus Well-Being

While there鈥檚 much you can do to take care of yourself, there are many resources available to help support your mental and physical health and well-being.


Please reach out to any of the resources below for information and support, and encourage your friends to do the same.

Mental Health at Cornell website: mentalhealth.cornell.edu

Cornell Health: health.cornell.edu

24/7 Help: mentalhealth.cornell.edu/247-help