September 19, 2017

Registration Open for Mindfulness Meditation Course

Are you mind full, or mindful?

Our lives are often overly stimulated and harried. What would happen if we gave ourselves a few minutes each day to stop, and be fully silent and still – to meditate? Research has shown that the practice of mindfulness meditation can lead to a calm and focused mind. Such a practice helps to reduce stress, enhances self-awareness, and offers a greater sense of inner peace and connectedness with life.

UMW faculty and staff are invited to take a 7-week course at the Fredericksburg Campus on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies in Trinkle B-39.  The course begins Oct. 3 and meets weekly through Nov. 21. There will be no class on Tuesday, Oct. 17, due to Fall Break.

This course is led by certified instructor Bill Brooks and will answer the basic question: What are we doing when we meditate? Upon completion of this course, you will have the tools and experience needed to continue an independent practice of mindfulness meditation.

The course is $15 and registration is now open! Visit the Campus Recreation Registration Portal to sign up. Simply click “Log In” in the top right corner, then click the blue button that says “Sign in with your NET ID and Password,” and use your regular UMW CAS credentials to log in to your profile.

If you have questions about the Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course, email campusrec.umw.edu.

AIDS Charity Event this Saturday: Yoga for Freddie

UMW student April Wobken has put together an AIDS Charity event in honor of Queen’s late front man, Freddie Mercury. A one-hour yoga class will be led by Wobken, who has created a lively and beginner-friendly session to a series of Queen and Freddie Mercury songs. A donation of $5 cash is graciously collected at the door.

Queen was known for their hit songs Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, We Will Rock You, and We are the Champions. Freddie Mercury died of AIDS-related complications in 1991.  A lot of advancements have been made in medicine for HIV since then.

The proceeds go to Mercury Phoenix Trust to fund AIDS research and awareness. Freddie Mercury put his heart into his art and in his honor attendees of this event will be putting their hearts into rock ‘n’ roll and their yoga practice.

Wear yellow! Freddie often wore yellow on stage which represented his lively and energetic disposition.

After class there will be time to socialize with a guest speaker and learn more about the progress made in HIV prevention and treatment. For more information on the Mercury Phoenix Trust, please check out http://www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com

The class will be Saturday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. in Goolrick Dance Studio 4. If you plan on entering through the Fitness Center, please bring your EagleONE ID to show at the front desk.

Campus Rec, Dept. of Art & Art History Collaborate on Mural

Director of Campus Recreation Kelly Shannon wanted to do something in the Cycle Studio to make it more fun and inviting, and Erin Hill, a graduate assistant for Campus Recreation, proposed reaching out to UMW art students to paint the mural. Campus Rec reached out to the Department of Art and Art History and Chris Musina, Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing. Musina collaborated with the Campus Rec department, coordinated by Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness in Campus Recreation Brittanie Haas and his summer session of ARTS 105 Design Principles students to realize the mural.

Student Taylor Springer works on mural in Cycle Studio

Student Taylor Springer works on mural in Cycle Studio

Campus Recreation and Professor Musina spoke about ideas, quotes, look and images, and Musina then took that information back to his class and set about a project. In deciding to work specifically with his ARTS 105 students, Musina thought about how a project like this could apply key principles of art and design, while also giving the students a personal connection to a building on campus. The summer session of ARTS 105 was mostly STP students, and Musina thought it would be an exciting and powerful way to connect these students to the place they would be spending the next four years. The students spent a week drawing, planning and painting the mural that now covers the walls in the Cycle Studio. The mural, in bold color, contains inspirational quotes, buildings around campus and Fredericksburg, Sammy the Eagle, and other design elements.

Campus Recreation and the Department of Art and Art History invite you to stop by and view the amazing work of a group of talented UMW students.

Students involved: Aminah Abdullahi, Djius Bundick, Morgan DeMaria, Jason Fields, Mariah Howell, Krista Kendrick, Jenifer Kramer, Andy Lin, Ramon Owens, Alex Oylear, Andrew Savino, Keshyra Smith, Angela Sokpolie, Taylor Springer, and Ali Wylde-Gladbach.

New in Campus Rec This Year

As the university continues to prioritize wellness, the Department of Campus Recreation is adapting to serve the requests of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our programs and services are evolving, so please take a minute to read about what is happening in Campus Rec this year.
 
Fitness & Wellness
Fitness Center: The facility is currently operating on Fall 2017 hours! See hours & a virtual tour here.
Group Fitness: Check out our 37 class group fitness schedule for free from August 28th-September 3rd. Beginning September 4th, a $10 pass will provide you unlimited access to the full schedule for the entire school year. See the fitness schedule here & purchase your $10 group fitness pass here
Personal Training: Looking for a trainer? See policies, prices, and register here
Private Fitness: Registration for Faculty/Staff Yoga and Eagle Fit is open! Read more and sign up here.
Courses: Registration is now open for the Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Course and free Personal Training Prep Course! Read more and register here.
 
Aquatics
Rec Swim Pool Hours: Fall 2017 hours begin Monday, August 28th. See tentative fall hours here
Swim Lessons: Learn to swim or improve your swim skills with Campus Rec! Registration for private and group lessons is now open.
**Faculty and staff: Please click “Log In” and use your UMW NetID and password to sign in. When registering children, please add them as dependents on your profile.
 
Sports
Intramurals: Purchase a $10 intramural pass and have the ability to play unlimited sports all school year long. Registration is now open for Eagle Dodge, Soccer, and Beach Volleyball. Make a team and sign up!
Student jobs: Become an intramural official! No experience is necessary. If interested, please attend the IM Soccer Officials Clinic on September 5th or 6th, 4-6pm, in HCC 307.
Sport Clubs: Students looking to join a sport club should attend Club Carnival on Ball Circle on August 30th from 5-7pm and/or contact a club officer. Contact information can be found here
 
Outdoors
Trips: Our first trip this year is a Sunrise Hike! Register here.
Rentals: Need outdoor equipment for your own adventure? See rentable items here!
Trip Leader Opportunity: Do you love the outdoors, want to go on trips at a discounted rate, and want to add more leadership experience to your resume? Be a trip leader! Attend the interest meeting on September 1st from 5-7pm in HCC 307.
 
Services
Showers: Goolrick Hall has showers in the men’s, women’s, and gender neutral/family locker rooms that all Eagles are welcome to use during operating hours.
Lockers: There are many different lockers available in the Fitness Center and Goolrick to store belongings in. Any small or medium size lockers are free to use, just bring a lock! Full-size lockers can be rented at the Fitness Center front desk. Items left in full-size lockers over the summer can be picked up in Fitness Center until September 6th, then they will be brought to Brent House.
Towels: Learn more about our new towel service here.  
 
Read more, register, or contact us!
Registration site: campusrec.umw.edu
**When using this registration site, students, faculty, and staff are asked to “Log In” with their UMW NetID and password.
Snapchat & Instagram: @umwcampusrec 

You’re invited to attend UMW Fitness Classes!

Are you and your colleagues looking for ways to be active during the summer months? Don’t forget that you have access to the Fitness Center, which includes free group fitness classes, strength and cardio equipment, and access to the Goolrick pool, locker rooms and basketball courts.

Since summer group fitness classes kicked off on May 22, the attendance has solely been faculty and staff. To get started, just stop by the Fitness Center with your EagleONE ID, check in at the front desk, and head to one of these beginner-friendly, but adaptable classes:

Mondays

12:15pm-1:00pm – Pilates & Yoga with Kelly

Tuesdays
12:15pm-1:00pm – Strength with Brittanie
5:30pm-6:00pm – Cycle with Erin

Wednesdays
12:15pm-1:00pm – Cycle & Strength with Kelly
5:30pm-6:15pm – Pilates with Erin

Thursdays
4:30pm-5:00pm – Cycle with Brittanie

All equipment is provided. If the group fitness classes have consistently low attendance, they will unfortunately be cancelled. We hope to see you soon!

 

Volunteers Needed for New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is coming up in June! We are in need of volunteers for each day of the six sessions to assist with answering questions, parking and directing students and their guests to the right locations. Last year New Student Orientation was a great success because of the UMW faculty and staff who volunteered!

Are you interested in helping? If so, please this online form by Sunday, May 28. Within a week of completing the online form, you will receive an email with a link to sign up for specific shifts. You are welcome to send this information along to any UMW faculty or staff in your department. It’s more fun to volunteer with a friend!

If you have any questions or concerns about signing up, please contact Brittanie Haas at bhaas@umw.edu or JoAnna Raucci at jraucci@umw.edu. Thank you in advance for supporting New Student Orientation!

Stay Active this Summer!

The Department of Campus Recreation is thrilled to offer a variety of programs to keep the Mary Washington community active, engaged, and productive this summer.

The Fitness Center and Goolrick pool will be open during peak times beginning May 16. Program offerings include a faculty/staff kickball league, a faculty/staff campus-wide walking challenge called “Mary Wash Moves,” personal training, private swim lessons, and a new group fitness class schedule. Details can be found on the Campus Recreation website.

If you have questions after viewing the website, please contact Assistant Director for Fitness and Wellness Brittanie Haas at bhaas@umw.edu.

SAC News

Chili Cook Off (and Cornbread Bake-Off): Come support your colleagues and vote for your favorite chili and cornbread on Thursday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom! Would you like to enter the contest? Visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/2017-chili-cook-off-entry-form/ to submit your name and contact information.

University Closed March 10: Remember that UMW will be closed on Friday, March 10, for Spring Break.

UMW to Hold 24-Hour Giving Day: UMW will hold its first Giving Day on Tuesday, March 14, a significant day in the University’s history as it marks 109 years since its founding in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women. During Mary Wash Giving Day on March 14, donors can make gifts at mwgivingday.com from midnight through 11:59 p.m. Gifts received during this time will celebrate the UMW spirit of giving back and help fill the gap, since funding from the commonwealth of Virginia accounts for just 25% of the University’s operating budget.

Faculty/Staff Fitness Class Registration Open: Registration for private fitness classes is now open for UMW faculty, staff and their sponsored guests. Sessions run from March 20 – April 21.  More information on classes is available on the Campus Recreation websitePlease contact Brittanie Haas at bhaas@umw.edu with questions.

Multicultural Fair Volunteers Needed:  The James Farmer Multicultural Center is seeking volunteers for the 27th Annual Multicultural Fair taking place on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students, faculty and staff can contribute in a multitude of ways by helping with set-up/take-down, serving as an MC for stage performances, helping to hand out programs and helping to keep our campus clean during the Fair.  Visit their website http://students.umw.edu/multicultural/fair/volunteering/ to complete the form and let us know you are interested in volunteering. If you have any questions, please email Ms. JoAnna Raucci at jraucci@umw.edu or call the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044.

March SAC Meeting: The next SAC meeting will be held in Lee Hall, Room 412 on Thursday, March 16th at 1:00pm. Our guest speaker will be Joni Wilson, Director of Landscaping & Grounds.  You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C. to attend – all are welcome!

#1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) In addition to the Excellent Eagle program, you can also recognize a colleague using HR’s #1 F.A.N. program. Did you experience exceptional customer service or awesome collaboration? If so, nominate the person or people involved in that experience. Complete the #1 F.A.N. form on the HR website, and your colleague will be able to choose a UMW spirit item as a token of appreciation.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!

 

Faculty/Staff Fitness Class Registration Open

Registration for private fitness classes is now open for UMW faculty, staff and their sponsored guests. Sessions run from March 20 – April 21:

  • YOGA – Mondays & Wednesdays – 12pm-12:50pm
  • EAGLE FIT – Tuesdays & Thursdays – 12pm-12:45pm
  • CIZE – Tuesdays & Thursdays – 1pm-1:45pm

More information and registration is available on the Campus Recreation website.

Please contact Brittanie Haas at bhaas@umw.edu with questions.

 

Mindfulness & Meditation Course Registration Open

Learn the practice of mindfulness in a 6-week course led by Bill Brooks, a certified meditation teacher through the Meditation Teacher Training Institute. This experience is only $15 and participants who attend five or more sessions will receive that money back in the form of a UMW bookstore gift card.

If you are interested, please register online soon. The group will meet on Tuesdays beginning Feb. 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Trinkle B-39, the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies. For questions about this course, please e-mail Brittanie Haas, assistant director of Campus Recreation, at bhaas@umw.edu.