Faculty & Staff Well-Being Events Spring 2020


Faculty & Staff Well-Being Events

Spring 2020


3-16-20 COVID-19 Update: In-person Faculty & Staff Well-Being Events are suspended until future notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. To keep our safe distance, while also continuing to help our faculty and staff de-stress (especially during this time of anxiety), Erin Clair will post videos weekly to her YouTube channel, located here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQORVTXdYart-x4ftsdGmVQ. She will post Gentle Yoga videos on Wednesdays, and a meditation practice on Fridays. Check the schedule page for links to events that are hosted remotely.


Weekly Offerings

  • Weekly Walking Group, Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30am at the greenhouse classroom north of campus (led by Jim Collins)
  • Gentle Yoga Series, Wednesdays at 3:15-4:00pm in Hull 122 (Led by Erin Clair)
  • Meditation Series, Fridays at 2:00-2:30pm in Rothwell 138 (led by Erin Clair and Santoshi Nandivada)
  • Biofeedback Lab Hours for Faculty/Staff, Fridays from 11:00am-1:00pm at ATU Health and Wellness, Doc Bryan 119 (for half-hour reservations, call 479-968-0329; walk-ins welcome)(led by Kristy Davis)


Monthly and Bimonthly offerings

  • ATU Faculty/Staff lounge hours, twice monthly in the College of Business lounge, Rothwell 455:
  • Monday, January 13, 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Thursday, February 6, 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Monday, February 17, 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Thursday, March 5, 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Monday, March 16, 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Thursday, April 2, 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Monday, April 20, 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Thursday, May 7, 11:00am to 1:00pm 
  • Monthly Book Club on Happiness, last Monday of every month from 2:30-3:30pm in RCB 435 or by WebEx. (led by Erin Clair) (Click here to join by WebEx.)
  • January 27: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (ISBN 9780062888747)
  • February 24: Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner (ISBN 9780446698894)
  • March 30: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert (ISBN 9781400077427)
  • April 27: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams (ISBN 9780399185045)
  • Support Group for new parents, interest meeting on January 29 at 12:00pm in RCB Lobby (Led by Jessica Mongeon)

One-TIMe Events

  • Hour-long classes at the Russellville Aquatics Center on Friday, January 31 at 3:00 pm and Friday, April 10 at 3:00pm (taught by Robin Dalton)
  • Parenting Support Group, Wednesday, February 5, 12;00-1:00 pm, Baz-Tech 202
  • Class on Intro to Enneagram, February 20, 5:00-6:30pm, RCB 147 (led by Beth Gray)
  • Black Sabbatical performance at Old Bank, February 28, 8:00 pm (This rock band is comprised of ATU faculty members David Blanks, Nate Chapman, Neal Harrington, and Gregory Michna)
  • Star-Gazing Talk on Mt. Nebo, March 12, 8:00pm at Sunset Point (led by Jeff Robertson)
  • Emotionally Intelligence Workshop, April 6, 1:00-2:00pm, RCB 134 (led by Delton Gordon)
  • ATU Bike Ride, April 8, 5:30pm, meet in front of Doc Bryan (the side facing Tucker Coliseum) (led by Craig Witcher)
  • Cooking Class (taught by Susan West), April 16, 5:00 pm, location TBA. There will be a $10 fee for this event to cover costs.

Ongoing Offerings

  • ATU Faculty/Staff Virtual Lounge Facebook Group. To join go to the ATU Well-Being Facebook page. Page description: “This group is sponsored by the ATU Well-Being Committee and serves as a place to stay informed about events and resources that serve the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of ATU faculty and staff.” Private group restricted to current ATU faculty and staff.

Certificate and Recognition Program

  • Description: Faculty and staff can earn recognition certificates by completing specific portions of the ATU Well-Being Program. These certificates can be included in yearly evaluations, etc.
  • Designations:
  • ATU Well-Being Advocate: attend 5 well-being events or classes in a semester
  • ATU Mindfulness Specialist: Attend 8 classes in the Meditation Series and/or the Faculty/Staff Yoga Series in a semester
  • ATU Well-Being Leader: Teach an ongoing class or series or serve on the Well-Being Committee