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From the President

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

New Campus Spaces for Relaxation, Meditation, and Prayer

I am pleased to announce the creation of two new spaces that will soon be available to the campus community. A temporary prayer and meditation room in Campbell Student Union 223A will open tomorrow for all Muslim students, faculty, and staff members. A larger, permanent space in Student Union 105H is being renovated and will be available at the beginning of the spring 2018 semester. Both the temporary and permanent prayer and meditation rooms will be available whenever the Student Union is open.

Weigel Wellness Center 223 will open as a tea room on Monday, November 6. This room will be stocked with self-help resources, games, tea, and healthful popcorn for those who wish to stop by during the day for a moment of rest, meditation, or relaxation. The room will also be used as a gathering place for the “Professional Soap Box” series that is being launched to provide an opportunity for students and professional staff members to come together and connect on a variety of issues. The series will include such topics as “Art of Mindfulness Meditation,” which is the opening workshop. The tea room will also be a meeting spot for Shinrin-yoku “forest bathing,” which includes meditative walks through Delaware Park. More details with dates and times for workshops will be announced at a later date. Faculty or staff members who are interested in hosting a workshop for students in the tea room should contact Rock Doyle, assistant vice president for health and wellness, 878-6711.

We hope that our students, faculty, and staff members find these new spaces beneficial and put them to good use.

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