March 4, 2020
Make It a Meaningful March...

With a mild winter and spring approaching, the opportunities for promoting well-being expand. Be intentional to plan for self-care, social connectedness, and success. Have suggestions or feedback? Email rowanthrive@rowan.edu so we can make the Rowan Thrive initiative as impactful as possible.
JOIN US TONIGHT
Tonight's event is free and open to the public.
Save the date: Following this event, RTN will host it's 13th annual telethon on April 15 from 6 – 9 p.m. that will benefit To Write Love On Her Arms. Click here to donate today!
DON'T MISS OUT
Wednesday, March 4
6 8 p.m.
Recreation Center
Cost: $10 (for WOW shirt)

Learn how to lift weights safely and effectively. The program instructor will guide you along the way, improving your form and techniques, while teaching you new workouts that you can adapt whenever you come to the Rec or Fitness Centers for a workout. Only 25 spots available and walk-ups permitted. Individuals not able to afford the fee are welcome.
Friday, March 6
2 – 3:15 p.m.
Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom

Creating a well campus includes being an advocate willing to help and take action. Learn about QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) training, Green Dot, and how to refer others to available campus and off-campus resources.
Friday, March 6
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Pfleeger Concert Hall
*Student-only event

The opportunity to win $10,000 worth of prizes is back! Bingo will be in Wilson Hall and if we pack the house with at least 750 students by 10 p.m., the prize pool will jump from $1,000 to $10,000! Rowan undergraduate students only. No guests will be permitted tonight. Bingo begins at 10 p.m. #FillPfleeger
Thursday, March 12
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom (Window side)

The Women’s Center will host it's 5th annual Politics of Black and Brown Hair symposium to discuss the social, economic, and professional politics of black and brown hair. Black & Brown Hair, Intentional or Not, is both a social and political statement. Whether straightened, natural, or out of a bag, hair is both glory and contested bodily space. Join us for a day dedicated to black and brown hair, filled with conversations, panels, raffles, and more!
6th Annual Rowan Gives Day Thursday, March 5, 2020
Donate to a designation or participate in one of the dozen challenges!
SAVE THE DATE! 24th Annual Rowan Health & Wellness Expo at the Recreation Center
Weekly events
Bi-weekly Mondays 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Hawthorne Hall

SGA Senate March 9
Bi-weekly Mondays 6 – 8 p.m.
Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom

Bi-weekly Wednesdays 5 – 6 p.m.
Evergreen Interfaith & Spiritual Exploration Center
*Student-only event
All events are free unless indicated.
REFLECT
What's Your Biggest Regret?
(Nobody Wants To Admit The Worst One Of All) - by A Plus
DISCOVER
FINANCIAL
The SHOP: On – Campus Food Pantry & Resource Center

For students to thrive, it is essential for basic needs to be met for them to potentially succeed in and out of the classroom. Many students may not know that the SHOP can support their ability to have access to a variety of food or hygiene resources. Click on the video for more information.
EMOTIONAL
Start Fresh: 6 Tips for Emotional Well Being in 2020 by NPR

As a college student,  Katy Milkman  played tennis and loved going to the gym. But when she started graduate school, her exercise routine started to flunk. "At the end of a long day of classes, I was exhausted," Milkman says. "Frankly, the last thing I wanted to do was drag myself to the gym. What I really wanted to do was watch TV or read Harry Potter." What got her back to regular workouts was something she calls "temptation bundling." She resolved to indulge in her love of wizard-lit only while at the gym, by listening to audiobooks with earbuds. Read more.
WELL-BEING
Journalism Student Paves the Way as First Female to Commentate a Rowan Football Game on Radio

When Katie Francis, a junior  Sports Communication & Media  and  Journalism  double major from Swedesboro, New Jersey, discovered the campus  radio station  her sophomore year, she “knew it was a good path to take.” An email in her student inbox with the subject line, “Are you Rowan’s new voice in Radio?” inspired her to take a leap into an area of journalism she had never considered before. “I knew that, being a  transfer student , it might be difficult to meet people. So I signed up for training sessions for Rowan Radio,” she says. Read more.
SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK
Students check your email and participate in the confidential Healthy Minds Study (with a chance to win one of ten $100 or one of two $500 Amazon gift cards!)
This feedback provides a detailed picture of mental health and related issues. The purpose of the report is: to identify needs and priorities, benchmark against peer institutions, evaluate programs and policies, plan for services and programs, and advocate for resources.
BE SAFE
With spring break and other travel plans approaching, take an extra second to practice safe rideshare habits. If you use Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare services, there are a few specific safety tips from #WHATSMYNAME Foundation you should keep in mind to avoid dangerous situations. Before you get in a vehicle, ask "What's My Name?" and use S.A.M.I. (Stop, Ask, Match, Inform) to be safe. Read More.
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