Student Rec Center/Evansdale Crossing
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Springle and Mingle with your colleagues to start the day. You can stick a note on the gratitude palm tree or write a letter of thanks.
|SRC Free Space|
Welcome and Retreat Kick-Off
Corey Farris, Dean of Students
|SRC Upper Courts 1 and 2|
|9:30 - Noon||
"Listen, Learn, Love" and get to know your Student Life colleagues.
"Are you smarter than Corey Farris?" Learn more about Student Life and test your knowledge. Staff members from departments within the Division of Student Life will be "tabling" so you can learn more and increase your awareness of Student Life programs and more.
|SRC Upper Courts 1 and 2|
|Noon - 1:00 p.m.||Lunch||Rec Center|
|1:00 - 2:00 p.m.||
Choose Your Training
Mental Health 101:
Current national and WVU-specific mental health trends and characteristics; effective listening skills; in-depth look at Carruth and CARE Team services; practice how to to safely intervene with students in distress. Presented by Carruth Center staff
Naloxone Training/Substance Safety
Learn to recognize signs of an opioid overdose; instruction and practice on using Naloxone; and info on how trainings and kits fit into WVU's overall substance safety efforts. Presented by Wes Thomas, WellWVU
Student Learning Outcomes
Data is critical. What's the best approach to gathering and using it to tell your story? Presented by Chris MacDonald
How to Attract, Train and Retain Student Employees
Learn how to engage and retain student employees; from the hiring to onboarding to demonstrating the benefits of student employment (networking, resume-worthy experience and more); encourage students to meet with Career Services. Presented by WVU's Career Services.
|See presentation location|
|2:15 to 5:00 p.m.
(See individual activities for exact time)
Choose Your Challenge
Group Exercise on Outdoor Fitness Court: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Self-paced workouts via an app or instructor led group fitness class. Facilitated by Brittany Brandt, Campus Roc's Fitness and Wellbeing Coordinator
Service Project and Tour at the new WVU Mountain Bike Trails: 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Join Adventure WV and Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative for a short service project at the new MTB trails near Mon General. Or, bring your bike and explore the trail system after project is complete. Facilitated by Nathan Harlan and Andrew Walker
Teambuilding at WVU Challenge Course: 2:45 - 5 p.m.
Walking tour of the facility, including conference center, yurts and team building structures. Plus, get a taste of programming on a low ropes course structure. Facilitated by Chad Baker
Pause, Rest and Restore: Shinrin-yoku and Ecotherapy: 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Invest in yourself! Experience Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and other eco therapy techniques that will leave you feeling refreshed and grounded. This facilitated experience will take place in WVU's Core Arboretum and involves light physical activity. You may walk or drive to the Arboretum; please wear closed-toe shoes. Facilitated by Marcedes Minana.
|See individual activities for location|
|5:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Optional Post Retreat Dinner/Social||Black Bear Burritos|