Care & Well-being

The pressures and expectations that confront humans are constantly changing, and can become all-consuming. Amid efforts to be fully present, show up for others, and integrate professional and personal, how do we devote time and intention to care for ourselves, both in community and as individuals? Through programs associated with Care and Well-being, The Commons and collaborative partners will explore the ways in which we can better understand the practice and components of care and well-being.

Questions for exploration include:

  • How do communities make space for individual care?
  • How does research on care connect to practice?
  • Can stigmas associated with stress be overcome? And associations with selfcare be reimagined?
  • Who has access to services and institutions that provide opportunities for care?
  • What is the relationship between social justice and care?
  • How are the concepts of health and well-being the same/different?
  • What does care look like beyond systems of Healthcare?
  • How do the expectations in higher education compare to those in other realms?
  • How is the university a fertile ground for addressing these ideas?

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, January 29, 2020 The Commons

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On January 29, the event will focus Care & Justice and feature an opportunity to learn about the relationship betweencompassion and social justice, some theories about the linkages between compassion and justice, and to try a few practices to support your own efforts. Led by Kelly Overstreet (Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs and Administration), Ward Lyles (Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs and Administration).

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

 

Of interest to:
Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, February 5, 2020 The Commons

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On February 5, the event will focus Mental Health & Self-Care and feature an opportunity to learn about the relationship between mental health and self-care, how to use self-care to help support mental well-being, and how to know when additional support is needed. Led by Julia Gaughan (Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center).

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.
Of interest to:
Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Care & Well-being, Coffee @ The Commons, Humans in a Changing Climate
10:00-11:00am Thursday, February 6, 2020 The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities 

Dr. Megan Horst is a professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Her research centers the intersection of food systems and planning, with particular focus on public policy and planning and food justice. She works with sustainable food systems, farmland conservation, and access to resource lands.

Coffee @ The Commons is presented as an opportunity for audiences to haveconversations with visiting scholars. Attendees should plan to participate in discussion.

This event is presented in conjunction with Dr. Horst’s public lecture, hosted by the Urban Planning Program in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Of interest to:
Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, February 12, 2020 The Commons
 

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On February 12, the event will focus on Slow Research and will explore notions of Fast and Slow in relation to pace, productivity, and pleasure in the academy. Led by Jamene Brooks-Kieffer (KU Libraries).

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.
Of interest to:
Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, March 4, 2020 The Commons

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On March 4, the event will focus on the Too Tired Project and its success at using photography as a coping mechanism for dealing with depression, featuring artist Tara Wray. https://www.tootiredproject.com/

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

 

Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Past Events

Care & Well-being, Public Event
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020 The Commons
Activity, Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019 The Commons
Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019 The Commons
Care & Well-being
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 The Commons
Artist Talk, Care & Well-being, Dialogue
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019 The Commons
Care & Well-being, Discussion
1:30-3:00pm Thursday, November 14, 2019 The Commons
Activity, Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, November 13, 2019 The Commons
Care & Well-being, Discussion
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 The Commons
Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, October 30, 2019 The Commons
Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, October 23, 2019 The Commons

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