Category: wellness

Understanding “iDisorder” Technology Addiction and Overcoming Its Hold On Us!

All Faculty and Staff are invited to attend a workshop about ‘iDisorder,’ the psychology of technology addiction.

 Monday February 18th at4pm Esch Studio or 8pm in Esch/Hurvis Room

The 4pm workshop will be geared specifically to college faculty and staff with an opportunity to ask questions and the evening program is open to the Lawrence Community and the public.

Our speaker is Dr. Larry Rosen of California State University. He is a research psychologist, computer educator, keynote speaker and is recognized as an international expert in the psychology of technology. We will be addressing topics like:

  1. Getting high on Technology: Hooked on smartphones
  2. The ups and downs of leading a cyber life
  3. Communication 101: Safety and training behind the screen
  4. You only think you’re dying: When pain is just pain
  5. Does my profile picture make me look fat?
  6. Delusions, hallucinations and social avoidance-is technology making us appear schizo?

Here’s a sneak peek from his book “iDisorder-understanding our obsession with technology and overcoming  its hold on us:”

  “Many of us are on the verge of an iDisorder as our daily interactions with media technologies may be imbuing us with signs and symptoms of one of many psychological disorders, including narcissism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, attention-deficit disorder, social phobia, antisocial personality disorder, hypochondriasis, body dysmorphic disorder, schizo-disorders, and voyeurism… Luckily for us, our brains are constantly changing. Neuroscientists call this ‘neuroplasticity,’ which is basically a constant process of strengthening and weakening neural (nerve cell) connections in the brain as a function of our experiences…. Given that our brains are inundated with stimuli all day long and that the digital content currently available in our world is the equivalent to everyone in the world tweeting or blogging constantly for a century, neuroplasticity is a brain-saver.”

We hope you will join us on the 18th for a great discussion.

Sincerely, 

WELLU, Student Wellness Committee, LU Gaming Club, and the Psychology Student Organization

Register for “Tune into Stress” 6-Week Program by Feb. 4!

“TUNE INTO STRESS”
6-week personal program…
Register before Monday, Feb. 4
Runs through March 8

Identify your stressors in life and learn how to manage them!

Click here for details and registration.

All participants will be eligible for a prize drawing in March.  Prizes include: 

  • An overnight stay at the Copper Leaf Hotel
  • $25 towards dinner at the Bella Vita Ristorante (inside the Copper Leaf Hotel)
  • Two $25 gift cards to the Spa BenMarNico’s Salon (inside the Copper Leaf Hotel)

Wellness Fair Prize Winners

WELLU would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who braved the weather yesterday and attended the Wellness Fair.  Even with all of the snow, we had a great turnout and we hope everyone had the opportunity to learn more about the “Many Dimensions of Wellness”.

The following staff have won prizes and can pick them up from Erin Buenzli in the Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center:

–          Aromatherapy Gift Basket:           Nicole Schultz, Facility Services

–          ING golf putter, bag, cap:            Lisa Van Zeeland, Financial Services

–          Bon Appetit Gift Basket:              Nicole Buenzli, Admissions

–          Kwik Trip Gift Card:                    Linda Peeters, Conference and Summer Programs

–          Fidelity Bag:                               Erin Punzenberger, Human Resources

Invitation to Participate in QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Who:  Any LU Faculty and Staff
What: QPR Gatekeeper Training
Where & When: Warch Campus Center, Kraemer Room: Tuesday, Feb. 5th  from 11:00am-12:30pm

 QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. The purpose of the 1.5 hour “gatekeeper” session is to provide suicide prevention training and education to Lawrence University faculty, staff, and students. After taking this training participants will:

     * know what behaviors and warning signs indicate that someone might be at risk for suicidal behavior
    * know the risk factors involved in those who attempt or complete suicide
    * be able to effectively communicate with someone who might be at risk for suicidal behavior
    * know when it is advisable to and the procedures for referring a student to Counseling Services
    * know how to refer an LU employee to the Employee Resource Center, Inc.
    * know how to reach a mental health professional at Counseling Services in order to consult about someone who might be at risk for suicidal behavior
    * learn about local and national resources for suicide prevention, such as the National Suicide Prevention Hotline

To register, please click on this link by 5:00pm on Sunday, February 3rd and follow the instructions to let us know you plan to participate.

We hope you’ll take time out  to take part in this free, potentially life-saving training.  As of today, nearly 500 people (faculty, staff, and students) on our campus (and around 2400 people in the Fox Valley community at large) have participated in a QPR “gatekeeper” session.  If you have questions about QPR or this training session, please contact Julie Haurykiewicz.  We look forward to seeing many of you at one of these sessions and sharing this important information with you.

If you’ve already participated in QPR Gatekeeper Training and would like a “refresher,” you are welcome to attend a session again.

You’re Invited to Participate in QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Who:  All LU Faculty and Staff
What: QPR Gatekeeper Training
Where & When:  Warch Campus Center, Kraemer Room: Tuesday, Feb. 5th  from 11:00am-12:30pm

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. The purpose of the 1.5 hour “gatekeeper” session is to provide suicide prevention training and education to Lawrence University faculty, staff, and students. After taking this training participants will:

    * know what behaviors and warning signs indicate that someone might be at risk for suicidal behavior
    * know the risk factors involved in those who attempt or complete suicide
    * be able to effectively communicate with someone who might be at risk for suicidal behavior
    * know when it is advisable to and the procedures for referring a student to Counseling Services
    * know how to refer an LU employee to the Employee Resource Center, Inc.
    * know how to reach a mental health professional at Counseling Services in order to consult about someone who might be at risk for suicidal behavior
    * learn about local and national resources for suicide prevention, such as the National Suicide Prevention Hotline

To register, please click on this link by 5:00pm on Sunday, February 3rd and follow the instructions to let us know you plan to participate.

As you may be aware, we have been offering QPR to individuals across campus for several years and have received very positive feedback on its usefulness.  If you have questions about QPR or this training session, please contact Julie Haurykiewicz.  We look forward to seeing many of you at one of these sessions and sharing this important information with you.

 

Coping with High Stakes Performance Anxiety Panel Discussion Jan. 22

Coping with High Stakes Performance Anxiety:

A Panel Discussion Sponsored by:
Committee on Teaching Development, Theatre Department, Music Department,
Center for Teaching and Learning, and Lifeline Project

Who: All LU faculty and staff are welcome
When:  3:15-4:15pm on Tuesday, January 22
Where: Shattuck 156 

What: Ever wondered how help a student perform his or her best in a high-stakes environment?  From tests to music/theatre performances to class presentations to athletic events, we all encounter occasions which require focused attention instead of a “freak out.”  If you want to know more about strategies to assist students (or even yourself!) in successfully managing these high-stakes situations, this panel discussion provides a great place to begin a dialogue, learn new ideas, and share your own expertise.  Light refreshments will be served!

Panelists:
Kathleen Fuchs, Lifeline Project Coordinator and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology
Julie Haurykiewicz, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
Karen Leigh-Post, Associate Professor of Music and Teacher of Voice
Kathy Privatt, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and James G. and Ethel M. Barber Professor of Theatre and Drama

 

Tis’ the Season to Stay Fit

Form a team of 3 people to join the Holiday Trimmings Club!

The goal is for you and your team to maintain your weight or even lose a little during this time of the year when we are surrounded by goodies.

 Call or email Erin Buenzli to schedule your confidential team “weigh-in” anytime from today through Wednesday, November 21 at 2 p.m.

“Weigh out” will be held the week of January 7 by scheduling with Erin Buenzli, x7190 or erin.buenzli@lawrence.edu.

If your team maintains for loses weight during this time, you will be eligible for the drawing.  Prizes include free 1 hour massages and gift certificates to downtown Appleton.

The Holiday Trimmings Club is open to all Lawrence students, staff and faculty.

Flu Shots Available!

REMINDER:

Flu Shot Clinics will be held in the Warch Campus Center, Hurvis Room on:

  • Monday, October 22           11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Monday, October 29           11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 30           7 – 9 pm

The flu shot is available to all students, faculty and staff including spouses/domestic partners and dependents over the age of 18.   Cost: $30 (cash or check only)

 –    No charge for employees/spouses/domestic partners/dependents over age 18 who are covered under the Lawrence University health plan.

 –    Students accounts will be charged.

 –    Faculty/staff/spouses/domestic partners/dependents over age 18 who have health insurance through other carriers will need to pay the vaccination fee.

 –    Students and those covered under other health insurance will receive a receipt which can be submitted to their health insurance carrier for reimbursement.

 –    It is recommended that employees contact their physician’s office for minor dependent flu vaccines since they will not be available at our clinics.

Contact Patty Leiker in Human Resources at ext. 6543 or Susie Muenster, R.N., in the Landis Health Center at ext. 6574,

if you have any questions.

WELLU Lunch and Learn on Wednesday!

 

Presents…

October Lunch & Learn

Think Pink!

Dr. Editha Krueger
Local Radiation Oncologist

Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives!

Wednesday, October 10
Noon-12:30 p.m.
Warch Campus Center Cinema

  • Breast cancer awareness give-aways (compliments of LU Health Services
  • Pink wristbands $2 (from LU men’s soccer)
  • Pink t-shirts $10 (from LU volleyball)
  • FREE educational handouts (compliments of American Cancer Society)
  • Pink lemonade and treats for all presentation attendees (compliments of Bon Appetit)

Plus…from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. you can…

Purchase a BLISS bracelet for only $20* and a Bliss package will be delievered to a local cancer patient.

*Regularly $45…special thanks to Dr. Krueger who is donating $25 for every bracelet purchased!

Smoking Areas on Campus – 2012-13 Update

Last spring LUCC approved a smoking policy for the student areas of campus, and the academic areas of campus have been smoke free for several years.  We are currently painting signs at entrance walkways to the campus as a reminder to our community and to inform others who use our campus.

 The signs on the walkways say:

Lawrence is a Smoke Free Campus Except in Designated Areas

To clarify, the designated areas are a smoking shelter that is being constructed in front of Ormsby Hall and a smoking shelter that is being constructed on the walkway between the Warch Campus Center and Trever Hall.  Smoking is also permitted on the patio behind the Viking Room during operating hours only.  Per legislation, all formal group and theme houses have the ability to designate a smoking area in cooperation with the Campus Life Office.

Smoking is permitted on public sidewalks, smoking is not permitted on Lawrence sidewalks or in Lawrence parking lots.

Please respect everyone in our community by observing this policy. Thank you!