September 30, 2020
“The Strive to Thrive newsletter intends to bring you well-being ideas, tips, events, information and ways to connect through all dimensions of well-being (physical, social, emotional, purpose, community, and financial). We hope that this new layout reminds you of all of the many ways to nourish, attend to, and elevate your well-being and the well-being of those around you.”

Feeling Fulfilled This Fall

“Well, I love fall. I like sitting outside because it reminds me that there is still so much that can’t be taken away from me. The cooler air, the smell of firewood, finally getting to wear sweaters…” 

My friend has only lived a college experience for not even four weeks when she shared her insight with me over a video chat. Even as a new student, her words felt like a sigh of relief for me, as a college student now entering the heart of my senior year. From what I understand, she has gone through a great deal of sacrifice - from her prom, high school graduation, and a proper closure to a chapter of her life. Yet there she was, telling me that there is still so much that cannot be taken away. 

It is exhilarating to be reminded that we have not been totally uprooted from life and what it has to offer. Life has been, and always will be an unceasing phenomena that will never fail to deliver new experiences, feelings, and connections. Whether we are on campus or at home, we will never be without the Rowan community along with the love and support it has to offer. We will never be stripped of the opportunity to learn something new. And we will never lose the experience to feel the changes of the seasons. 

“I inhale calm, I exhale qualm….”

- Abby Broschard '21

Be well,

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COMMUNITY
October 5 - 11
Each year for Homecoming, Rowan University is proud to host events to watch students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members from the surrounding communities all come together to celebrate what it means to be #RowanPROUD. Through traditions and new events, the week allows for celebration and fun. This year’s Homecoming will look at little different, but whether you’re on-campus or attending a virtual event - we look forward to seeing you!
PURPOSE
Increase your visibility and network with employers who are interested in obtaining information about you and to promote their organization's career opportunities.
Rowan University's annual Career Fair will take place on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. This career fair is inclusive to all majors at Rowan University and is a great opportunity for you to get an internship, part-time or full-time position in the field. Check out who is coming via ProfsJobs and plan who you are going to network with.
PHYSICAL
Campus Recreation is excited to open the Fitness Center on Victoria St. starting on Monday, October 5. The department has taken measures to meet or exceed the NJ guidelines to provide a healthy and safe environment. Access will be available for all students and Rowan employees that had an active membership in the spring. Protocols have been updated to ensure that our community stays as safe as possible. Please visit the Campus Rec website for information on what to expect and how to reserve workout times.

The Recreation Center will remain closed, however the Recreation Pool is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Monday, October 12, 2020. More information will be forthcoming on the website. Both facilities will open with limited hours​ and capacity in order to comply with the state's executive order. Limited in-person outdoor and virtual programming will continue to be offered and can be viewed on Proflink.

We know that exercise supports your physical well-being, but we also recognize the results can enhance your emotional and social well-being. Looking for something right now? Join the on-going Rowan Moves program or the Virtual Unified 5K Run (Benefiting Special Olympics NJ)!
FINANCIAL

Date: October 5, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Virtual Platform - Webex

Cash in on some invaluable financial knowledge from Ric Edelman, chairman and Founder of Edelman Financial Engines and #RowanPROUD member of the Class of 1980.

Tune in for a brief presentation about the keys to financial success and enjoy a highly anticipated open-ended session as Ric delves deeper into your specific questions about all things finance!
SOCIAL

Rowan University is your destination for world renowned productions of music, dance, theatre, and visual art events and programs. The College of Performing Arts, the College of Communication & Creative Arts, and Rowan University Art Gallery at Rowan produce a robust season of fine art exhibitions, recitals, operas, musicals, original choreography, literary readings, lectures, film screenings and more.
"Engaging in activities such as dancing, singing, visiting museums, and attending concerts provides an added dimension to how people can improve their physical and mental health." (The Arts Play an Important Role in Improving Well-Being, according to a WHO Report)
EMOTIONAL
F.A.M. is a network of Rowan University faculty and staff that fosters and advances the mental health and emotional well – being among self – identified students of color at Rowan University. 

Through this network, students will have the opportunity to engage in monthly U GOOD F.A.M. dialogues, while also having access to mental health liaisons for ongoing guidance, support and referrals to the Wellness Center if needed. 

Student Dialogues on 9/30, 10/28, 11/18, and 12/9 at 7:30 p.m. on Webex

Educational Sessions open to faculty/staff, administrators, students on 10/8 & 11/12 from 3 - 4 p.m.

For more information email: UGoodFAM@rowan.edu
CHAMPIONS FOR WELL-BEING
Exercise is Medicine Club (EIM) has supported well-being through various events and programs for students and the Rowan Community. In Fall 2019, EIM hosted the Inaugural RU Fitfest with proceeds benefiting the ALS Foundation in memory of retired professor, Dr. Theresa Cone. Along with the event and other donations, over $5,000 was raised in honor of the revered Health & Exercise Science professor and advocate for inclusive populations. This past year EIM partnered with the Nutrition Care Club and the National Wellness Institute to offer a virtual 6 week program called "Persevere".

Rowan Thrive is so #RowanPROUD to see various departments, faculty, staff, clubs/orgs, and students supporting the well-being initiative. In order to create a thriving community, we all have an individual responsibility to be proactive in our self-care, while supporting the care and well-being of others.
Strive to Thrive is a newsletter for the Rowan University community. Visit rowan.edu/thrive or contact rowanthrive@rowan.edu for more information.