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Be Well Together Issue #12

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October 13, 2022

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Be Well Together Update

 

Be Well Together Update

 

November 7 Wellness Day 

The next Community and Wellness Day is November 7 and will feature Yoga of Immortals (YOI) with Ishan Shivanand, among other awesome events. Keep an eye on the calendar for new activities as they are added.   

ProjectConnect

Want to get to know students outside of your social group and help build community on campus? ProjectConnect is a fun, 6-session peer-led program in which participants discuss a series of thought-provoking questions, complete a mini connection project, and get together for a celebration. For more info on session dates and to register, click here

Be Kind To Your Body

Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

Location: Harrington balcony

Must pre-register

October 26 and November 3: COVID booster, flu shot, and all other vaccines

For more information on the on-campus vaccine clinics, go to the Student Health Services page here. For information on the bivalent COVID booster, go to the FAQs.  

Sex in the Dark Event

On Friday, October 28 at 6:00pm, join local sex and sexual health organizations in Unity Hall 5th Floor Career Corner for a tabling event. Students can speak with sexual health experts who will have a table full of sex supplies that you can take, keep, and learn from. At 7:00pm, there will be a 90-minute glow-in-the-dark sex-ed session designed to enhance knowledge, attitude, and behavior by way of promoting safe sex practices among WPI students. Learn more here   

What’s this about Monkeypox? 

Monkeypox has been spreading through the country since May and, while no cases have been reported at WPI, the Public Health Team has provided some basic facts about monkeypox to help inform and protect our community. Read more here  

Healthy Eating on a Budget 

On Wednesday, October 26 at 5pm, join staff from the CWB and Chartwells in Goat’s Head as they show how busy college students can eat healthily by using strategies for economic meal planning for the week. Learn more and register here

Helping You Find Balance

 

Community voices get real about mental health and well-being

"Always prioritize yourself over your academic success. You should be happy at WPI – pushing yourself too hard to excel in your classes is not worth it if your mental or physical health falters." —RJ Franzen ’24

 

Be Kind To Each Other

 

Kognito Update & Prize Winners

Change is always happening in our lives and the lives of those around us. Be prepared to recognize signs of distress and know what to say when someone needs help. Kognito training can help.  Haven’t had a chance to finish Kognito yet? The deadline has been extended to October 28. Log in to wpi.kognito.com with your WPI email and password to complete it today.  Opt-out option: Although we believe mental health and suicide prevention topics are important and that the Kognito program is an effective tool to address them, we want to acknowledge that the topic of mental health may impact people in different ways based on their life experiences. If you believe completing these modules will cause you undue distress, please fill out this Kognito Opt-out Request Form to opt out of participation. Big thanks to those who completed this important training by the September 30 deadline—prize winners are below! If you are a winner and have not collected your prize, email the CWB at cwb@wpi.edu.

First-Prize Winners: WPI Hoodie

Catie Coumounduros, Lucia O'Toole

 

Second-Prize Winners: Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

Pau Alcolea, Jack Ayvazian, Louis Ou, Chenxi Zeng

 

Third-Prize Winners: Superfan T-shirts

Robert    Belmonte, Nicholas Canning, James Carmody, Caleb Cress, Ethan Ford, William Garvey, Katherine Gilbert, Bekalu Habtemariam, Jacquelyn Hayes, Nicholas Heineman, Nathan Kessler, Peter Liehr, Xiaotu Ma, Kenneth Nguyen, Patrick Nieman, Gabriel Olafsson, Lori Ostapowicz-Critz, Thomas Piccione, Melanie Presseau, Hrithika Ravishankar, Amelia Sadlon, Samantha Simmons, Nikolai Tan, Mobin Vandadi, Abhiram Yammanuru

 

To access previous versions of this newsletter, click here.

 

Mental Health and Well-Being Resources

 

Center for Well-Being   |   SDCC   |    Student Health Services

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988 or 800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 Be Well Together   |   I’m Concerned About a Student form

 

This email is intended to be for informational purposes only and not to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you or someone you know is in imminent danger of suicidal action or other threat, call WPI Campus police at 508-831-5555 (or call 911 if off-campus) or seek emergency care at a nearby hospital.

 

Remember: we are all in this together.

If you have any questions or concerns about the initiatives or information listed here, please email bewelltogether@wpi.edu. Please note this email inbox is not monitored 24/7.