Posts Tagged ‘wellness’

SUNY Canton President to Host Inaugural President’s 5K Challenge

Monday, May 9th, 2011

SUNY Canton and local community members are invited to challenge the College’s president in a 3.1-mile race.

Dr. Joseph L. Kennedy, president of the College, is hosting the first ever ‘President’s 5K Run/Walk Challenge on Thursday, May 12 on the SUNY Canton campus. Runners will begin the race near the seating at the soccer field at 4:00 p.m. Those planning to walk will have a 4:05 p.m. start. The course will include a combination of grass and wooded trails throughout the campus.

President's 5K

“I have many responsibilities to the campus and broader community and one of them is to emphasize healthier ways to live,” Kennedy said. “There’s no better way to educate people on the importance of exercise than to actually run along with them. My hope is to get as many students, faculty and staff involved as possible and make this an annual race that everyone looks forward to participating in.”

The race is one of many events taking place at the College as part of the campus-wide Wellness Initiative, sponsored by the Student Affairs division. Kennedy, an avid runner, was an integral part of starting the Initiative, which has been put in place for students, faculty and staff to help encourage healthy habits that allow the mind, body and spirit to perform at their highest level.

The race is free and registration is encouraged but not required. The first 25 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. To register for the race, visit http://www.canton.edu/challenge/.

For more information, contact Lisa E. Colbert, senior staff associate, at 315-386-7327 or colbertl@canton.edu.

 

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“The Sky is NOT a Ceiling” Author to Speak at SUNY Canton

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Noted spiritual author and scientist Aileen O’Donoghue will be making an appearance at SUNY Canton to discuss her recently released book, “The Sky is NOT a Ceiling.” Her visit was made possible by the College’s Healthy Hops Wellness program.

O’Donoghue said she has searched for, and found, a peaceful solution to the everlasting conflict between science and religion in her own life and has described that journey in her book. “The Sky is NOT a Ceiling.” She details a rich mix of science, spirituality, and mysticism that goes beyond religion to a universe without limits.

The award-winning astronomer and associate professor of physics at St. Lawrence University will be presenting her findings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. Both events are free and open to the public.

O’Donoghue is a regular guest on National Public Radio and her work has been featured in national periodicals. She writes for Living Faith, and holds retreats and workshops across the country.

This is one of several college wellness programs offered during the fall semester. For more information, and for ways to get fit and live well, visit www.canton.edu/wellness.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

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Peace Garden Dedication and Wellness Program Kick-Off This Friday

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Healthy HopsSUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy will formally dedicate the Peace Garden and kick off the Wellness Program at noon on Friday, Sept. 25, at the Peace Garden’s location next to French Hall.

After unveiling the College’s wellness campaign, Kennedy will lead a walk around the major loop of Cornell Drive around SUNY Canton. The first 100 people to complete the walk will receive a free commemorative t-shirt.

“The walk was developed as a way to give people an incentive to get out and be more active,” noted Vice President of Student Affairs Daniel J. Sweeney. “We plan to have a campus walk every Wednesday starting at noon. Each week, a different campus celebrity will lead a walk around campus beginning at the Peace Garden.”

The College is also running a version of NBC’s hit weight loss show “The Biggest Loser,” with its own “The Biggest Rooser,” a weight reduction program with cash prizes. Other upcoming fitness opportunities include the Nicole Fleury Walk/Run this weekend

There are also several upcoming spiritual wellness programs during the month of October. For more information, and for more ways to get or stay fit and live well, visit www.canton.edu/wellness.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Wellness Health Fair, March 18

Monday, March 16th, 2009

rod_of_asclepiusMore than 15 community agencies will be joining together at the SUNY Canton Wellness Health Fair on March 18.

SUNY Canton’s Davis Health Center is sponsoring the Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Woodcock Conference Suites.

The college is holding the fair to educate students and North Country residents about healthy lifestyles and preventative measures. More than 15 representatives from area health care agencies will be on hand to demonstrate successful habits for a better, healthier life.

Free services include:

  • Blood sugar testing
  • Cholesterol testing
  • Blood pressure check-ups
  • Body fat testing
  • Nicotine cessation support

The Mobile Mammography unit from Canton-Potsdam Hospital will also be on campus for the day.

The Dental Hygiene program and the Lambda Eta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at SUNY Canton will also be helping with the event.

Contributing organizations include United Helpers, Natural Way, Nature’s Storehouse, North Country Adolescent Outreach, Renewal House, CAVA, Alzheimer’s Association, Planned Parenthood, Seaway Valley Prevention Council, Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country, North Country Children’s Clinic, Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, St. Lawrence County Stop DWI and Traffic Safety, and the Rochester Eye and Tissue Bank.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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