FEBRUARY 21, 2020
Welcome to the first Rowan Thrive newsletter! 

Whether you have 30 seconds or three minutes, we have events, articles and links to resources to help build your well-being at Rowan and beyond. Join. Discover. Thrive!
VIDEO: Rowan Thrive dedicated to well-being
Rowan University students and staff tell about ups and downs and how Rowan Thrive is creating a culture of well-being.
Monday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall

Kevin Hines is an award-winning brain/mental health and suicide prevention activist and speaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. He is one of only 34 to survive a fall from the Golden Gate Bridge, and the only one to regain full physical mobility. Today, Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives and encouraging others to seek help and spread empathy by spreading the message of hope and sharing his story.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
10 a.m. – noon
Chamberlain Student Center 144

Pre-registration highly encouraged! This training aims to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
7 p.m.
Esbjornson Gym
Cost: Free to first 100 Rowan students with ID, $5/student, $10/non-student

Cheer on the thriving and nationally ranked Women's Basketball team as it competes for the NJAC title!
Wednesday, Feb. 26
4:30–5:30 p.m.
James Hall 1115

The 12 Step program provides guidelines for the best way to overcome an addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The group provides support, encouragement and accountability for people who genuinely want to overcome their addiction.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
5–7 p.m.
Evergreen Interfaith & Spiritual Exploration Center

February 2020 is Rowan's inaugural Interfaith & Spirituality Month! Celebrate the multitude of holidays, traditions and events that recognize and celebrate people across the globe.
Saturday, Feb. 29
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Chamberlain Student Center Pit
*Student-only event

Learn to live your best life with activities inspired by each “leaf” of the Rowan Thrive initiative. Enjoy DIY piggy banks, yoga classes, inflatables and more, including wellness tips throughout the night! 
Friday, March 6
2–3:15 p.m.
Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom

Learn about QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) training, Green Dot and how to refer others to campus resources.
Weekly events
Mondays from 2–3 p.m.
Wellness Center Training Room
*Student-only event

Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
Evergreen Interfaith & Spiritual Exploration Center

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Chamberlain Student Center
*Student-only event
Fridays from 10–11 a.m.
Parking Lot D

Fridays from 10 a.m. – noon
Wellness Center
*Student-only event

Fridays from 11 a.m. – noon
Wellness Center
*Student-only event
All events are free unless indicated.
Rowan Thrive: Campus community comes together to promote well-being

Campus leaders at Rowan University have developed an initiative to help students address the feelings of loneliness, fatigue and anxiety that affect many college-aged students. It’s called  Rowan Thrive . Read more.
Rowan Blog: Well-being

Written by Roxy Urso, senior Biology major: Over and over again it has been stressed to college students to practice good mental health, to have a strong mindset in the chaos that is the world of academia. Topics of a person’s wellness and well-being are constantly thrown in with these ideas to make it sound like these topics are no more than mental health. However, people often forget that a strong mental well-being is hard to achieve without all elements of well-being having their own presence. Read more.
Lindsay's Corner: Runaway spending

This is the month that most people say they start to get a bit of cabin fever. As the winter months continue, spending more time indoors is common as are dreams of warm vacations. The winter blues can creep in, influencing some to seek relief through one means of comfort...shopping! Whether it’s online or in person, practical items or things just for fun, shopping can fulfill an emotional need during times when one is feeling down. However, this can lead to stress once the monthly credit card statement comes. Read more.
Resolutions don't last. Build habits instead in 2020

When January 1 rolls around we all have a mindset of “Out with the old and in with the new;” and make resolutions to match. It’s hard not to feel excited about the possibilities and opportunities to come. However, if your New Year’s resolution did not last, you’re in good company. Read more.
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