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Winter of Wellness 2023

Over the winter quarter, we will be highlighting all eight dimensions of wellness. This website will be continually updated as events are brought to our attention & developed. Please continue to check back and follow us on Instagram at Be Well Broncos. Engage with us & share your tips to care for yourself. 

Open each week of the quarter to see the events that are happening for the week & to learn more about the dimension of wellness. 

Wellness is a multidimensional process of achieving a healthy balance throughout one’s lifetime. SCU’s Wellness Model has eight dimensions of wellness and was created as a guide to help enhance our SCU community's pursuit of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Each of the eight dimensions is presented by an icon that will assist individuals in understanding how programs and events will help enhance their wellness.

Our commitment to well-being stems from "Cura Personalis"—the Jesuit value of "Care of the Whole Person." Whether you want to find resources to help you deepen in a particular practice of self-care, a mentor to talk with individually, or events that help you connect with other Broncos, there are so many resources available for you! Explore each aspect of the Wellness Wheel to connect and thrive.

This week's events include: 

Wednesday, Jan. 11 Wellness Tabling, SCDI next to Fresh Bites 10 - 1 p.m. - stop by our table for wellness giveaways, information about the Winter of Wellness, Campus Recreation, Cowell Center, Wellness Center, Food Insecurity, and many other resources to support your well-being. 

Wednesday, Jan. 11 Winter Involvement Fair Locatelli Center 7 - 9 p.m. 

Social wellness refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others. Our relationships can offer support during difficult times. Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing, and supportive relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around you.

This week's events to check out are:

Wednesday, Jan. 18  Wellness Tabling, SCDI next to Fresh Bites 10 - 1 p.m. - stop by our table for wellness giveaways, information about the Winter of Wellness, Campus Recreation, Cowell Center, Wellness Center, Food Insecurity, and many other resources to support your well-being. 

Thursday, Jan. 19 Tote Bag Making - Benson Palor B & C 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Stop by Benson and create a tote bag and meet new friends. This will be a casual event to promote social wellness. Supplies are limited. 

Thursday, Jan. 19 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Locatelli - Celebrate, meet and visit with minority undergrad and graduate students, faculty, and staff in engineering and STEM. . RSVP is required before Thursday, Jan. 12. 

Physical wellness promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. There are many elements of physical wellness that all must be cared for together. Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition, and mental well-being to keep your body in top condition.

This week's events to check out are: 

ALL Week long - Toiletry Drive for students in the Food Insecurity Program. Please donate toiletry items in green bins during Week 3. The bins are located on the 1st floor of the Benson Center and the Malley Center Lobby. The items will go to support students in the Food Insecurity Program. Items to donate: Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Hand Soap, Body Soap, Shaving Cream, Bar Soap, Deodorant, and all varieties of Feminine Hygiene products. Thank you for dropping off items to one of these bins this week. 

Wednesday, Jan. 25  Wellness Tabling, SCDI next to Fresh Bites 10 - 1 p.m. - stop by our table for wellness giveaways, information about the Winter of Wellness, Campus Recreation, Cowell Center, Wellness Center, Food Insecurity, and many other resources to support your well-being. 

Friday, January 27 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. - Nutrition Demo with Erin Pettygrove, RDN, CSCS & Julie Engberg RDN, at the Forge Garden; During this program, you will learn how to eat with a purpose, and the role the foods play for our bodies. This will be a cooking demo, and all students, faculty, and staff will learn how to make a meal with seasonal produce from the Forge Garden. 

 

 

Environmental wellness is an awareness of the interdependent relationships between people, plants, animals, and the other systems of the earth. Mindful of the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment maintaining a way of life that maximizes harmony with the earth and minimizes harm to the environment.

This week's events to check out are: 

Monday, Jan. 30 Nourish Night 6 - 7 p.m. at the Forge Garden (SCU Students only). Nourish Night is a weekly event hosted at The Forge Garden to support the physical and mental health of students while also addressing the problem of food insecurity at SCU. Each week, a group of students, called the Nourish Team, prepares a plant-based meal using ingredients from the garden. 

Wednesday, Feb. 1 Wellness Tabling, East Lobby Benson Center 10 - 1 p.m. - stop by our table for wellness giveaways, information about the Winter of Wellness, Campus Recreation, Cowell Center, Wellness Center, Food Insecurity, and many other resources to support your well-being. This week the Center for Sustainability will table with us to assist us in promoting Environmental Wellness. 

Thursday, Feb. 2 Succulent Creations - Malley Center Lobby or outside main entrance 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Stop by the Malley Center and create a succulent to enjoy in your dorm room or off-campus apartment. Supplies are limited. 

Friday, Feb. 3 Farm Stand 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Student Only Hour, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Community Hour. The Forge Farm Stand provides affordable, Certified Organic produce grown in our ½ acre garden. The Farm Stand is a sliding scale and donation-based.  

Saturday, Feb, 4 Beginner Chicken Care Workshop 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join Isabelle Cnudde, founder of Clorofil a nonprofit micro-sanctuary for farmed animals, for a morning of education around keeping chickens! This workshop will include how to know if keeping chickens is right for you, how to set up a living area for them, what to feed them, and how to maintain a happy and thriving flock.

Occupational wellness is the potential to attain equilibrium between work and leisure time, handling workplace stress, and making good relationships with coworkers. Occupational work must be related to your interest and which gives you capability to show your talent, skills and unique gifts and capability.

This week's events to check out are: 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 Wellness Tabling, East Lobby Benson Center 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - stop by our table for wellness giveaways, information about the Winter of Wellness, Campus Recreation, Cowell Center, Wellness Center, Food Insecurity and many other resources to support your well-being. 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 Career Fair STEM - for more information visit the Career Center website

 

Emotional wellness inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength. It is important to be attentive to both positive and negative feelings and be able to understand how to handle these emotions.

This week's events to check out are: 

Wednesday, Feb. 15 Wellness Tabling, East Lobby Benson Center 10 - 1 p.m. - stop by our table for wellness giveaways, information about the Winter of Wellness, Campus Recreation, Cowell Center, Wellness Center, Food Insecurity, and many other resources to support your well-being.

Whether you are religious or not, your spirit matters! Being spiritually healthy expands your interior freedom. Cultivating gratitude, generosity, and resiliency will help you navigate any circumstance life brings your way. Deepen your own spiritual practice, and connect with the community.

This week's events to check out are: 

Wednesday, Feb. 22 Wellness Tabling, East Lobby Benson Center 10 - 1 p.m. - stop by our table for wellness giveaways, information about the Winter of Wellness, Campus Recreation, Cowell Center, Wellness Center, Food Insecurity, and many other resources to support your well-being.

Financial wellness is defined as effectively managing your economic life. Well-being is defined as having financial security and financial freedom of choice, in the present and in the future.

This week's events to check out are: 

Wednesday, Mar. 1 Wellness Tabling, East Lobby Benson Center 10 - 1 p.m. - stop by our table for wellness giveaways, information about the Winter of Wellness, Campus Recreation, Cowell Center, Wellness Center, Food Insecurity, and many other resources to support your well-being.

Thursday, Mar. 2 Spice Jar Making for the Bronco Food Pantry. Please join us on March 2nd in Benson Parlor B anytime between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to make spice jars for the Bronco Food Pantry. Spice jars will be provided to students who utilize the Food Insecurity Program. Stop by for 5 minutes or more to make spice jars for the Bronco Pantry- we appreciate your help doing this.

Intellectual wellness refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities. It is important to gain and maintain intellectual wellness because it expands knowledge and skills in order to live a stimulating, successful life.

This week's events to check out are: 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 Wellness Tabling, East Lobby Benson Center 10 - 1 p.m. - stop by our table for wellness giveaways, information about the Winter of Wellness, Campus Recreation, Cowell Center, Wellness Center, Food Insecurity, and many other resources to support your well-being.

We have made it through all eight dimensions, and we hope you have learned some things and realized that you can have some bad days, and it will all work out in the end. All eight dimensions work together to create the whole person or Cura Personalis. 

This week's events to check out are: 

Wednesday, Mar. 15 Wellness Tabling, East Lobby Benson Center 10 - 1 p.m. - stop by our table for wellness giveaways, information about the Winter of Wellness, Campus Recreation, Cowell Center, Wellness Center, Food Insecurity, and many other resources to support your well-being.

You made it to finals week and we have some activities to help you get through the week. 

This week's events to check out are: 

Wednesday, Mar. 22 Wellness Tabling, East Lobby Benson Center 10 - 1 p.m. - stop by our table for wellness giveaways, information about the Winter of Wellness, Campus Recreation, Cowell Center, Wellness Center, Food Insecurity, and many other resources to support your well-being.