Thrive @ Cornell

Newsletter Supporting Your Health and Well-Being

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Dear Community,

Welcome back! We hope you had a fun and restorative Spring Break! However, whether your break went as planned or not, we invite you to take a moment to breathe it in, let it out, and look forward.

There are four weeks left until the last day of classes, and now is a great time to set an intention for the rest of the semester. Pause and imagine, in one month from now...

  • How do I want to feel?
  • How do I want to have spent my time?
  • What might bring me a sense of meaning?
  • What's one thing I can learn to embrace or love about myself?

Then ask yourself:

  • What's one concrete step I need to take to get from here to there?
  • How might I cultivate willingness to do so?

Spoiler alert: It might involve stepping out of your comfort zone.

Wishing you courage, clarity, authenticity, and self-compassion as you author your own story this month. Cheers to this season of growth!

In community,

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

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Adopt a Growth Mindset

Your abilities are not fixed in the same way your height or your eye color are. You can grow your intellect and increase specific skills like reading comprehension or note-taking. Sometimes a poor test grade or critical feedback on a piece of work are the very experiences that can ultimately prompt gains in knowledge, and help you succeed. If you’re struggling and thinking “I can’t do this,” try adding the word “yet,” as in, “I can’t do this… yet.” Then, pause, breathe, and consider using a new resource if you need help. Find more tips at

Love Nature, Plants, Animals, the Outdoors?

Join the Nature Rx Club!

Are you thinking about pre-enroll for Fall 2022? The Nature Rx@Cornell program is searching for Cornell students from any field to enroll in PLHRT 4975, Leadership of the Nature Rx Club for the Fall, 2022 semester.

Required qualifications:

  • Previous coursework or concurrent enrollment in a leadership course
  • Previous participation in a Cornell club
  • Love of nature and the outdoors

Enrolled students may assume the roles of: president, vice-president, events coordinator, or communications manager. Each officer will receive two S-U credits for their participation. Prof. Don Rakow serves as the faculty advisor to the club and will meet regularly with club officers to help with event planning, managing challenges, and assessing effectiveness. In planning events, a strong emphasis should be placed on engaging students of all backgrounds. Questions? Contact Prof. Don Rakow (

Events This Week

Time Management: How are you Actually Spending Your Time?

Wednesday, April 13 from 2:00-3:00pm
Facilitator: Karen Williams, PhD
Register for the April 13 Time Management workshop

Would you like to find ways to have academic/work/life balance? Interested in finding ways to use your time efficiently? If so, participating in this workshop will help you identify your stressors, time lapses, and procrastination habits. Participants will also learn about ways to use their time wisely, manage their stress, and ways to have fun, even remotely.

I Belong Hair: Normalizing Natural Hair in the Workplace

Thursday, April 14, 2022 @ 5:00-6:00pm | Warren Hall Room 101

This 60-minute interactive workshop will tackle the discussion of beauty and belonging through the lens of Black women's natural hair in corporate America.

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Taste of Culture

Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 3:00-5:30pm | WSH Memorial Room (407)

Come stop by Taste of Culture, a free culinary celebration of the diverse languages and cultures of the Cornell community! Sample desserts from around the world and enjoy music, dance and more. This event will connect multilingual communities at Cornell in order to facilitate a greater understanding of community needs, service learning, and language justice issues.

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State of Black America

Day 1 | Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 4:30-7:30pm

Day 2 | Saturday, April, 16th @ 1:00-7:30pm

Goldwin Smith Hall Rooms TBA | Register via Campus Groups

Come join State of Black America, a two-day educational series designed to encourage conversation among all students. There will be a plethora of speakers and workshops including Activism 101, Allyship, Intersectionality, Conversations About Colorism, and Black Life on Campus. Food and refreshments will be provided on Saturday.

Asia Night 2022

Saturday, April 16 from 8:00pm-midnight in Ho Plaza
Free Admission

The Cornell Asian-Pacific Student Union (CAPSU) is proud to announce the return of in-person Asia Night! This year’s theme, CelebrAsian, highlights the diverse holidays and festivities across Pan-Asian culture and the traditions across the broad realm of East, South, and Southeast Asia. Join 28 APID/A organizations in discovering the infinite possibilities of performance, art, and food that can arise from a shared sense of Asian awareness and identity on campus.

Greek Freak Stroll Competition

Sunday, April 17 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Barton Hal

MGFC invites you to annual Stroll Competition and Showcase. Featuring special guest performances from SABOR LATINO, and PHENOMENON STEP TEAM!

EARS Peer Mentoring

Want to talk to a peer? EARS Peer Mentors are here to provide non-judgmental active listening, support, empathy, and help students get connected to resources. Stop by EARS Peer Mentoring on the 6th floor of Willard Straight Hall!
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Especially for Graduate & Professional Students

Art of India Event

Saturday, April 16 @ 6:00pm | Big Red Barn

Want to learn more about the art of India? Stop by for food, music, dance, and more!

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Plant Sale: Nature Up Your Space!

Wednesday, April 20th @ 11:30am-5:00pm | Big Red Barn

Come and join Hortus Forum for the plant sale featuring a spectacular selection of succulents and house plants!

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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:

Cornell Health:

24/7 Help: