WELLU's Mission is to create a campus culture that promotes a lifestyle of health and wellness.
Are you interested in hearing about events, news, and hot topics from the WELLU more often than once a month?! If so, access http://css-wellness.blogspot.com/ to check out our brand new blog!
As one of our Benedictine Values here at The College of St. Scholastica, we take stewardship seriously. The value of stewardship asserts that, as a community, we utilize human resources responsibly by finding time for work, play, and prayer in daily life, which promotes physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. We encourage living out this value on a daily basis by taking care of the most valuable resource we have been given - ourselves. As educators and role models, we must model a culture of healthy living for our students and any new members of our community. Healthy living is not limited to physical fitness, but it also includes environmental sustainability, emotional balance, eating well, fiscal responsibility, physical health, and exploration of spirituality. The WELLU offers a variety of resources and activities that empower you to "Be a Steward of Your Health."
As peer educators, working in collaboration with The College of St. Scholastica community, Storm's Advocates are committed to actively supporting their fellow students in making life choices that positively impact their health and well-being. They are building a multicultural, multi-faith, Benedictine Community.
May's Student Health 101 magazine is now available! Check out the May edition of SH101 today at http://readsh101.com/css.html, and enter to win the drawing of $1,000 for checking out this month's issue. The May issue has some great articles including:
And if you missed it - be sure to check out the April issue, with... Power Up Your Plate, Beat the Stress Before Your Test, Run With Your Passion, The Social Web and more, at http://readsh101.com/last_css.html!
CSS Student, Kenzie Meagher
Graduating senior, Kenzie Meagher, sure knows what it means to live out a WELLU lifestyle! Although she first began attending St. Scholastica three years ago because the college offered fields she was interested in such as theology and religious studies, the small community and values integrated into student life are what have kept her here. Throughout her time at CSS, Kenzie has created a well-balanced life for herself by creating a routine, seeking out an accountability buddy, and making sure to take time for herself.
In addition to staying organized with school and work, Kenzie has established a regular workout routine. Activities such as running, playing volleyball, and participating in intramurals help her to maintain physical fitness. In terms of eating well, Kenzie seeks out healthy foods to eat a well-balanced diet. While her accountability buddy keeps her on track with her workouts, she also steers her clear of too many desserts! Her buddy even prays and attends mass with her to actively seek spirituality. Lastly, on top of her jam-packed schedule, Kenzie even manages to relieve stress by taking time for herself to silence her phone, sit peacefully, and just take a mental break.
In combination with all of her efforts, Kenzie found the time to attend many WELLU sponsored programs. These include Synergy Events about food portions as well as sugar in beverages, a discussion on mental health, and the tailgating party. Each of these activities helped Kenzie to recognize how she can be a steward of her health and to identify tips to help her carry a WELLU lifestyle into the future. As her journey with CSS comes to a close this spring, Kenzie encourages all students to take advantage of the programs and resources available on campus to learn more about living a balanced lifestyle. How will Kenzie spend her prize money of $500? She plans to put it toward St. John's School of Theology in pursuing a Masters of Divinity as well as treat her roommates and herself to a nice dinner on the town. Congratulations once again, Kenzie!
Find the Health & Wellness board under the St. Scholastica Pinterest board.
For further information regarding the WELLU, please contact Tad Sears at email@example.com.