CAPS and GS Faculty and Staff Fall Advance

CAPS and GS Faculty and Staff Fall Advance
Date Saturday, September 10, 2016
7:45 a.m. - noon
Location Anderson Center (ANC) - View maps and directions
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Event Description

This year we will focus on Restoring Our Souls as we look at Psalm 23:13a: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul.” (NKJV)

Breakfast | 7:45-8:10 a.m. | Anderson Center Cafeteria

Opening Session | 8:10-9 a.m. Anderson Center Cafeteria

Student Testimonies and Plenary Session | 9:15-10:35 a.m. | Anderson Center Cafeteria

The Sabbath, rest, and restoration | Laurel Bunker, M.A., Campus Pastor and Dean of Campus Ministries

Many of our lives are packed with tasks and activities. Even God can be reduced to a checkmark on the to do list when we become overwhelmed. Physical, spiritual, and emotional rest bring restoration, but more important, rest imitates God and therefore brings honor to him. This plenary session describes the biblical basis and need for rest and restoration.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions | 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. | Locations Below

Daily tips for health and wellness | ANC210 | Mary Michener, Ed.D., Evaluation, Assessment, and Academic Resources 

Seeking physical health can sometimes feel as if it adds more stress to our mind and body than it eliminates, even though living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. This session describes simple, easy tips (and why they matter) that participants can begin implementing immediately to enhance physical health and includes time to share what is working for you since no single right way to be healthy exists. 

Mental health awareness | ANC212 Jennifer Nelson, Ph.D., Counseling and Psychology Program Director 

Sometimes it is difficult to detect if a colleague, friend, or family member is having a bad day or experiencing something more severe. And if the behavior suggests something beyond a bad day, it is even more difficult to understand how to respond. This session focuses on behavior that indicates/does not indicate concern and appropriate responses to keep those we love (and ourselves) mentally healthy.

A daily surrender restores spiritual fitness | ANC208 Dottie Haugen, M.Ed., Assistant Professor Emerita of Health and Physical Education 

Like physical fitness, spiritual fitness is the result of consistent exercise, strength training, and the self-discipline to engage in both daily. Unlike physical fitness, however, we can become stronger as we age if we take steps to finish the race strong (Philippians 3:14). This session focuses on the joy and discipline required in embracing spiritual fitness daily.



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