Department of Athletics
Women Living Well Seminar
Mind and Body Connection 2005
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.
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 speaker/discussion series aimed at providing a forum to educate, discuss, engage and encourage women in the Bryn Mawr College community to be knowledgeable stewards of their health care and well being. The series is open to all members of the College community.
Speakers talk about various issues ranging from nutritional needs at various ages, fitness, stress management, time management, and nutrition practices for 2005. The lecture lasts for approximately 40 minutes followed by a question and answer period that actively engages the participants in a discussion with the speaker and each other.
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 Resources
For Physical Education Credit
1. Attend each lecture
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. Balance is an important part of 'living well'. Discuss how the four speakers topics and content related to defining and creating a balanced life.
2. How does mindfulness and an awareness of all we do help to foster an attitude and lifestyle that support well-being?
3. Choose three speakers and topics and describe how they were connected and supported the premise of the other. What was the common theme?
(Meetings are Wednesdays from 12-1 in Thomas 110)
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 Instructions