Department of Athletics
Women Living Well Seminar
Mind and Body Connection 2004
Students live, work and study in an all-inclusive world. As undergraduate scholars their lives are not separated by activities, events or issues and they move effortlessly, balancing their intellectual life with the demands of community living and a large variety of clubs and organizations which enhance their lives and learning. The mind-body connection is a powerful one. The ability to create a physical, emotional and intellectual environment that supports ones well-being, is paramount to good health. An enhanced wellness program servicing the broader campus community compliments a rigorous liberal arts education.
As a College devoted to realizing the full intellectual potential of women, one's well-being is central to the learning process. Knowledge and the opportunity to develop habits that encourage a lifestyle that supports physical, intellectual and emotional well-being is the primary goal the Women Living Well seminar. WLW is a five part series designed to increase one's knowledge and stewardship of one's well-being. The seminars are open to the entire College community and the cross-generational discussion and conversation that results from an open forum.
The format of the class will include a lecture on a particular subject that will encourage questions, conversation and discussion about the topic with the presenter. Time will be devoted in each class to a Q and A with the presenter about the topic.
During the week following the class, students will respond to questions on the website. Two responses will be required: the first, responding to the posted question, and the second, a response to or additional thoughts, based upon the group's e-responses. At the conclusion of the seminars, students will submit a 2 page paper online, responding to one of three questions posted. [Note: all responses posted on the web are in the public domain]
For further information, contact Amy Campbell, Director of Athletics and Physical Education.
Other Local Web ResourcesFinal Papers
(Meetings are Wednesdays from 12-1 in the Gateway Conference Room)
On-line Forum AreaReading and Posting to Forums:
Because of the number of people involved, we have set up three separate forums for the course. Students have been randomly assigned to the forums. You're welcome to read any or all of the forums, but please do your own posting in your assigned forum. To do so, click below on the name of the forum. Information about how to post will be provided there. You can similarly click on a name below to read other forums.
Weekly Forum Questions:
Final Paper Topics
Please answer one of the three questions. Webpapers must be posted by 5:00pm April 30 and a hard copy placed in Amy Campbell's box in Schwartz.
1. Professor Cassidy talked about the positive mental state and Dr Jones talked about positive and negative stress. How do these two important states interact, is it possible to move a student culture toward valuing a positive mental state and what would that realistically look like?
2. Living in community is a challenging responsibility, communities are defined by values, norms, rules, codes, expectations etc. Why do tensions exist in communities, how is that tension useful and when is it too challenging? What can be done to gain a sense of mutuality within a community without giving up your individuality?
3. We talked at the beginning of WLW about balance - Coach Law presented on fitness and how to think about fitness within a balanced life. Using each of the 4 sessions, how do they interrelate and what do they say about balance at Bryn Mawr. Is it possible to lead a life at Bryn Mawr that achieves some balance? How do you define balance?
Final Paper Instructions