In an effort to bring “Intensive Care" to our campus community during these challenging and unique times, The Center for Student Wellness and Counseling Services has collaborated with Human Resources, Sequoia Wellness, The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Student Services to bring you a week's worth of events to Celebrate Caring through- Connectivity, Communality, and Community... notice the "C" pattern?? So, we got Creative (yet another "C" word....) and have planned special "C" (care) events this entire week. These events are focused not only on caring for others but also on fun self-care activities.
Here is the lineup for the week’s events
Monday, Oct. 5: CLUE
Using the given prompts, students, faculty, and staff will be able to win prizes in the categories of Most Creative, Best Show of NEOMED Pride and Best Overall in our photo scavenger hunt.
Get your creative juices flowing and go take some pictures. Post them to your Instagram or Facebook story using #ICUweek2020 and @neomedstudents for a chance to win! Winners will be selected Friday, Oct. 9, at noon.
Please see Presence for official rules.
- Whale spotting in the wild
- The NEOMED torch lights the way
- It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood
- Every day we’re studying
- NEOMED eats
Sponsored by Student Services
Tuesday, Oct. 6: CARDS
Let someone know you are thinking about them with a postcard featuring Nate the Walking Whale! Look for the blue shoeboxes in the Library and on the table in the atrium outside Watanakunakorn auditorium. Postage will be provided for all completed postcards placed in the shoeboxes by the end of ICU Week.
Sponsored by The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Wednesday, Oct. 7: CALM
Catch a moment of calm today with Sequoia Wellness! Whether you are on-campus or home, these activities will have you feeling centered and serene in no time.
Virtual Restorative Yoga
Yoga Instructor, Michelle Pipenur, will be instructing a virtual yoga class from 10:15-11 a.m. via Zoom. This is a restorative class focused on relaxation and stretching to refresh and rejuvenate you for to take on the rest of the week.
Labyrinth Walking Meditation
Find your Zen-with a short break in your day- to walk the labyrinth in the atrium outside of the Watanakunakorn Auditorium. Read the inspiring messages written on the labyrinth as you make your way around the maze – symbolizing a journey to your own center and then back out into the world!
The labyrinth will be available all day.
Adult Coloring Pages
Use your creativity and a few colored pencils to color in one of these adult coloring pages. Take your pick, print, and watch the colors come together as you relax your stresses away. Show us your finished product! Post them to your Instagram or Facebook story using the hashtags #ICUweek2020 and @neomedstudents, or #SequoiaStrongTogether.
Sponsored by Sequoia Wellness
Thursday, Oct. 8: CATS AND CANINES
Pets are invited to join you for a virtual “Bring your Pet to Work/School” day. Set your pet’s photo as your virtual background and share with fellow meeting attendees.
Using #ICUWeek2020 and @neomedstudents, on Instagram, share a photo of your pet with your favorite story!
Sponsored by Human Resources
Friday, Oct. 9: COMMUNITY SOUND CHECK
Let's all tune in at the same time and conduct a campus-wide "sound check" by jammin' to the same uplifting song together. We want to see socially distanced dancing people!! Click on our Zoom link at 12:30 p.m. to hear our CSWCS RADIO station broadcast the most voted song to celebrate together. What song is it? It's a surprise and chosen by you.
Sponsored by The Center for Student Wellness and Counseling Services
Saturday, October 10: CINEMA
Come to the Midway drive-in at 2736 St. Rt. 59 in Ravenna and use your NEOMED ID to get in for FREE. The event is open to all students, faculty, and staff, with the choice of either family-friendly Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (PG-13) or for a more mature movie option Joker (R).
RSVP so we know which screening you plan to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sponsored by Student Services and NEOMED Student Council
Please contact either Ashley King, Student Services at 330.325.6732, email@example.com or Dana Whittlesey, Center for Student Wellness and Counseling Services at 330.325.6757 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
-Submitted by Dana Whittlesey