|11:00 am-12:30 pm||Winter Safety Tabling Event Thomas Commons|
OHP provides winter safety tips, distributes handwarmers to students.
|11:15 am-11:55 am||Meditation, Mindfulness, & Mind-Body-Spirit Allee Chapel|
Opens with breath and energy centered embodied practices (i.e. tai-chi or qigong) followed by guided and silent seated meditation. Enfolds insights from integrative health care and spiritual wisdom from age-old Buddhist, Christian contemplative, yoga, Vedanta, and other traditions. Typically ends with loving kindness meditation and/or Himalayan singing bowl sound healing. Led by certified teacher and chaplain. All welcome.
|11:30 am-1:00 pm||International Education Week Place of Language (Mark Ravenhair) MLK classroom|
Dr. Mark Ravenhair P. is a dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and Spiritual Leader. The son of a Toltec woman (of Mexican heritage) and an Apache/ Ogallala Lakota man, Mark speaks with insight into the complexities of Native American history regarding race, culture, and faith in order to help forge a path of healing and reconciliation for the Nation. Mark is the founder and director of Cedar River First Nations Community, A 501c3 Native American organization that in part pursues racial reconciliation through honest education, intentional conversation, and meaningful action. Marc also serves on the OSA Indian Advisory Council Board through the Iowa State Archaeologist Office, University of Iowa.
His tentative title is: "Rez Accents and Native Identity”
All are welcomed to attend!
|12:00 pm-1:00 pm||First Friday Lunch Hilltop Cafe|
First Friday Lunches are a casual opportunity for all faculty and staff to get out and eat lunch more regularly with other departments and those newer to the college. Look for reserved tables in Smith Dining Hall and sit by someone new and be entered into a drawing to win a Hilltop Cafe meal voucher (attendees are responsible for purchasing their own meal).
|3:00 pm-6:00 pm||Freewrite Friday Van Etten-Lacey House|
Drop by the Van Etten-Lacey House (408 3rd St SW) on Friday afternoons (Weeks 1-3, 3-6 p.m.) to write alongside others in a cozy, inspiring setting. Enjoy coffee, tea, and cinnamon rolls as you write from one of the provided prompts or work independently. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome. Contact Madeleine Koenigsberg (mkoenigsberg21) with questions or ideas for collaborations with your class, event, or organization. Everyone is very much welcome!
|3:00 pm||National Novel Writing Month Time Thomas Commons|
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is November, but the Block 3 class starts before then! Join us in Thayer or Lindquist to help meet that word count! Meet us on Fridays in the Van Etten-Lacey House for Freewrite Fridays that go longer and have cinnamon rolls for additional motivation. Anyone participating in NaNoWriMo is encouraged and welcome to attend!
|3:15 pm||Music Seminar Student Recital Ringer Recital Studio|
|4:15 pm-5:00 pm||Hip Hop Aerobics Fitness Class Dows|
Group fitness class combining hip hop, line dancing, and step aerobics with cardio exercise. Classes led by Tiyah Western and Hemie Collier.