Thrive @ Cornell
Newsletter Supporting Your Health and Well-Being
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
We have officially “sprung forward,” and with it brings longer days and perhaps corresponding changes in your thoughts, mood, and energy. While each new season brings about hope, excitement, and anticipation, it also involves changing and adjusting our routines, which can make us feel stressed, out-of-balance, or uneasy. Cultivating a willingness to acknowledge and take our uncomfortable feelings “with us," instead of avoiding them, is key to freeing up space to make meaning.
As we navigate the process of adjusting and moving forward this season, we invite you to take time to notice what you are thinking, feeling, and doing.
- Embrace what is working for you
- Get curious about what is not, and;
- Enjoy spending time with the people, places, and things that matter to you.
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Be Nice to Yourself!
Events This Week
Cultivating Equitable Mentoring Ecosystems
Tuesday, March 22 (CVM Center 1) or Wednesday, March 23 (G10 Biotech) @ 11 am-12:30 pm
Two In-Person Keynote Talks with Dr. Beronda Montgomery, author of Lessons from Plants. In this presentation, Dr. Montgomery will explore effective means of cultivating mentoring as a place of collaborative learning and reciprocal cultivation, that promotes the growth and success of all involved in the mentoring process.
The Limitless Possibilities of Being Queer: Speakers Panel with Dr. Shay-Akil McLean and Roc
This conversation/discussion will focus on the intersection of race, gender, sexuality and more. Dr. Shay-Akil McLean and Roc will share insights on challenging the narrative of ‘who gets to be in the LGBTQ+ community’—a narrative that often centers white and cisgender voices.
Body Talk: Pro Edition
Wednesday, March 23 @ 7:30 pm | live via Zoom OR join a live viewing party in the Kaplan Room (Bartels Hall)
A Panel with Track & Field Olympians Karissa Schweizer and Gabriela DeBues-Stafford. It's common for athletes to struggle with both how they and outsiders perceive their bodies. Join Karissa and Gabriela as they deconstruct ideas of athleticism and body image in a Zoom conversation or in the Kaplan Room (Bartels Hall) for a group viewing party.
Soup & Hope Series
This week's story features Zebadiah Hall, Director of Student Disability Services (SDS) at Cornell Health. A Chicago native, Zebadiah came to Cornell with his wife Leslie in 2019. Zebadiah and his staff employ a Civil Rights for Social Justice approach to their work, an effort centered on students’ lived experience and self-awareness. An advocate for the principles of universal design and inclusivity on campus, Zebadiah says these efforts “allow people to change the world with their ability while educating the world about their disability.”
Willard Straight Hall In the Sky
Come watch an artist creating balloon animals and giving them away. Make an ice cream float with free ice cream and soda. Take fun photos with your friends. Sponsored by the Student Union Board.
Especially for Graduate & Professional Students
Paint to De-Stress
Enjoy an evening of painting with the barn! Whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced painter come spend a relaxing evening at the barn. Drop in for a bit or stay for the whole time. Please sign up ahead of time and remember to bring $5 cash to cover the cost of your canvas, paint, and paintbrushes. This is a great opportunity to meet other grad students in an activity-based low-key environment and take a break from things for an evening.
LGBTQ+ Culture is Black Culture with Jade Fox
Join us for a discussion on the intersections of Blackness and Queer culture with entertainer and influencer Jade fox and a special presentation by Nik Martin and Drew Brown.
EARS Snack & Chat
Stop by EARS Peer Mentoring on the 6th floor of Willard Straight Hall anytime this week from March 20th to March 25th and enjoy free snacks, drinks, and other goodies! For an exact schedule of Peer Mentoring drop-in hours, please visit www.earscornell.org/peermentorschedule.
Big Red Rec Bingo!
Just like regular bingo, complete five consecutive squares which include wellness activities to earn bingo. HOWEVER, there are some extra rules for this contest:
Know Your Resources for Student & Campus Well-Being
While there’s 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
Campus Resource Highlight: Community Response Team
Current Hours: Wednesday- Saturday @ 7:00 pm-4:00 am
The Community Response Team (CRT) is an overnight resource serving on-campus students from 7pm-4am Wednesday-Saturday. CRT staff are compassionate and student-centered professionals who welcome an email, text, call or in-person visit at 103 Appel Commons: email@example.com, 607-253-2100.