Sealaska Heritage Institute cancels Celebration 2021

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | Coronavirus | SoutheastSealaska Heritage Institute cancels Celebration 2021January 20, 2021 by Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska Share:Dancers with goose down Celebration 2016 (Photo courtesy of Brian Wallace)Southeast Alaska’s largest Native cultural gathering won’t be held this year.Celebration traditionally draws thousands of participants to Juneau to honor Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian dances, language and song.It’s normally held every two years. But the coronavirus pandemic forced the 2020 event to move online, and organizers hoped to hold a gathering this year.Now, the in-person event tentatively planned for June has been called off. That’s because the COVID-19 vaccine is not yet available for those under age 16, Sealaska Heritage Institute said in a statement Wednesday.SHI’s vice chair Albert Kookesh said the board of trustees didn’t want to put children at risk.“I mean, we’re talking 5,000 people here to come into one place in Juneau,” Kookesh said. “And we don’t know whether we can bring those kinds of people together, it might be irresponsible, as for trying to do that if the pandemic was still raging.”Kookesh said the board will revisit the issue to decide whether it’s safe to hold a Celebration event in 2022.Share this story:last_img read more

Interest in kelp farming is on the rise in Alaska, but the infrastructure is still catching up

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Business | Economy | Fisheries | Oceans | Southcentral | Southeast | State GovernmentInterest in kelp farming is on the rise in Alaska, but the infrastructure is still catching upMarch 18, 2021 by Erin McKinstry, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Sitka Share:Employees check a line ribbon kelp, or Alaria marginata, in March at Seagrove Kelp’s Doyle Bay Farm, six miles outside of Craig, Alaska. State regulations require kelp farmers to gather seed from at least 50 wild kelp species within 50 km of the farm to help protect wild kelp stocks. The farm grows ribbon, sugar and bull kelp. (Photo by Nick Jones/Seagrove Kelp)For years, Bret Bradford has lived the seasonal rhythm of a commercial fisherman. He spends summers gillnetting salmon out of Cordova, and in the winter, he looks for odd jobs around town.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/16KELP-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.When a friend asked if wanted to spend the winters growing kelp instead, he saw an opportunity for stable, year-round work.“I thought, man, how hard could it be to grow kelp?” he said.Bradford already has a boat and knowledge of the water. And the timing is perfect: kelp farmers plant seeds in the fall and harvest them in the spring, just before fishing season.And he’s not the only one jumping on the kelp bandwagon. Interest in kelp farming has been building in Alaska since the state’s first commercial harvest in 2017. Bradford is one of more than 40 aspiring kelp farmers that have submitted applications to the state since.But there’s still only a handful of farms producing a commercial crop. Mariculture advocates say that it’s not easy building an industry from scratch, or a market for it. Jumping into an industry still in its infancy isn’t without its challenges.“For me personally, the biggest challenge of anything that I undertake is dealing with the bureaucracy,” Bradford said.Bret Bradford on his fishing boat in Prince William Sound. Bradford is a commercial fisherman in the summer and is hoping to add kelp farming to his operation in the winter. (Photo provided by Bret Bradford/Blue Wave Futures)Before they can put lines in the water, kelp farmers have to apply for state and federal permits, which include opportunities for public comment. The whole process can take up to two years, and a lot of money, time and expertise that fishermen like Bradford may not have.Which is why he joined a collective of aspiring kelp farmers in Prince William Sound called Blue Wave Futures. Lawyer and fisherman Joe Arvidson handled the permitting process for all seven farms.“And I had no idea what to do and neither did they. And so, I just jumped right into it,” Arvidson said.In many ways, Blue Wave Futures is still just an idea. Only about half the farms are permitted, and none of them have kelp in the water for a commercial harvest.But they are trying to lay the groundwork for a stable industry in the region, answering questions like where they’ll get seed, where kelp grows best, and, most importantly, who will buy their harvest.“We don’t want to grow a bunch of kelp that we can’t sell, that we don’t have markets for, that we don’t have product development for, or even pilot projects that we can use it for to work on,” Arvidson said.A 40-foot container van holds a mobile seed nursery in Seward, Alaska. With support from the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery, the Nature Conservancy, and a Denali Commission grant, Blue Wave Futures built the nursery, where it grew kelp seed for seven different research sites in Prince William Sound. The collective plans to move the nursery to Cordova this summer. (Photo provided by Joe Arvidson/Blue Wave Futures)Since the state government established a mariculture task force in 2016, the group has been working to grow a shellfish and seaweed farming industry that makes 100 million dollars a year. But that goal is still a long ways off: aquaculture sales totaled just $1.4 million in 2019, according to NOAA.The interest in kelp farming is there. Lease applications nearly doubled last year, and a recent training by the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation and other partners attracted hundreds of participants. The foundation’s executive director, Julie Decker, said they’ve had interest from a diverse group of people, including commercial fisherman, subsistence users, tribes, Native corporations and people interested in making kelp-based products.But the infrastructure is still being built.“It’s not simple, and so people that are interested should be prepared for challenges,” Decker said. “You know, whenever you’re doing something new, it’s not necessarily all outlined and cookie cutter off the shelf. “Decker said one big hurdle is finding buyers for kelp. Blue Wave Futures wants to sell much of their harvest to Mat-Su farmers for fertilizer. Alaska researchers along with other partners are also looking at using kelp in biofuel, and Decker said they’re even hoping to attract a plant to the state to manufacture kelp-based plastics.“It could really open up the demand for farmed seaweed,” she said,  “which would allow for a lot more people to get involved with the industry and know for sure that they had a market.”Seagrove Kelp off Southeast Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island is one of just four farms that produced a commercial harvest in the state in 2019. The numbers for 2020 are confidential until all kelp farms report numbers to the state.Founder Markos Scheer said some of their product that aren’t for human consumption, like pet food and fertilizer. But they also sell to companies like Juneau’s Barnacle Foods, which makes a line of trendy kelp-based products like hot sauces and pickles.This is the farm’s second year growing commercially, and they have faced their share of challenges. Last year, herring spawned on some of their kelp, which delayed harvesting and reduced its quality.“You know, you come in with an expectation, if we do this, it’s gonna work this way,” Scheer said. “And then most often, we’re not entirely right. And we’ve got to change that, and we say well this worked and this didn’t, and there’s a bit of trial and error in the process.”Seagrove Kelp employees Melyssa Nagamine and Nick Whicker pull a line of ribbon kelp out of the water. (Photo by Nick Jones/Seagrove Kelp)But overall, business is going well. They’ve put in applications to add new sites to the 100-acre farm. Scheer hopes expanding will help reach new markets.“This is the kind of industry that could be a really significant leg on the economic stool for coastal Alaskans because you can do it in so many different places and do it viably,” Scheer said. “You know if we get the industry to a size that it needs to be, it’s gonna be a pillar of the economy for the next 100 years.”Scheer, like other seaweed enthusiasts, sees kelp as an answer to problems both economic and environmental. It soaks up excess carbon dioxide from the oceans and doesn’t require fertilizers or chemicals once it’s in the water. It could provide an alternative for fishermen during low salmon years in Southeast and other regions.But whether it will in fact fuel a billion dollar mariculture industry in Alaska is still unknown.Share this story:last_img read more

Premium / Supply chain radar: Gefco – another CEVA Logistics?

first_img Password* Premium subscriber LOGIN Email* LOGIN << Go back Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Please Login Forgotten your password? Please click here By Alessandro Pasetti 30/01/2019 Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium New Premium subscriber REGISTER Reset Your Password Just a quick and dirty update from me on Gefco today, as the French logistics company tries to lure investors in order to pull off a public market listing, possibly by the end of the first quarter.Troubled, but not that troubledGefco is not as troubled as CEVA Logistics was when its business was IPO’d in May last year, but just as its bankers are trying to make a final push to make the investment palatable and sell it in the primary ... Email* Resetlast_img read more

It’s only test tubes and mice, but Rubius Therapeutics hails first new data on red blood cell-derived cancer drugs

first_img By Adam Feuerstein April 2, 2019 Reprints @adamfeuerstein It’s only test tubes and mice, but Rubius Therapeutics hails first new data on red blood cell-derived cancer drugs Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Ruby Wallau for STAT What is it? Log In | Learn More STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. GET STARTEDcenter_img Biotech Rubius Therapeutics (RUBY) is revealing for the first time Tuesday preclinical data to support efforts to transform red blood cells into new types of drugs that attack cancer.Before today, Rubius was best known for going public with a $2 billion valuation despite zero drugs in clinical trials. There was also that creative re-imagination of its pipeline chart. The results unveiled Tuesday are still from experiments in test tubes and mice, but for Rubius CEO Pablo Cagnoni, they demonstrate that genetically augmenting red blood cells with molecules and proteins to stimulate the immune system is possible. What’s included? [email protected] Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Adam Feuerstein About the Author Reprints Tags biotechnologyBostoncancerdrug developmentresearchlast_img read more

Laois dual club unveil new jerseys

first_img Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp There was more of a mixed fortune in the hurling scene for the year – as they recorded an astounding victory over Camross in the first round of the senior championship, but just avoided relegation after defeating Ballyfin in the relegation playoff in late August.They managed to get to the junior hurling final, but a strong second half performance by Mountmellick saw them miss out on the chance to play in the intermediate grade for last year.Pictured at the presentation are:Paul Delaney (Carroll Quarries) and his son Luke, John Gaughan (Senior Hurling Captain), Monica Delaney (vice-Chairperson), John Ozenbrook (Secretary), Brendan Peters (Chairperson), John Stapleton (presenting cheque on behalf of Carroll Quarries), Ryan Mullaney (Junior B Football winning captain).SEE ALSO – Former Laois keeper Byron recalls why he hated Dublin in mid 2000s in new book Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Laois dual club unveil new jerseys Pinterest Previous articleLeaving and Junior Cert recipients honoured by Laois and Offaly ETBNext articleMy Club and I: Clare Conlon (Sarsfields) Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. This week Castletown unveiled their new jerseys, with Carroll Quarries recently announcing their intention to continue as main sponsors of Castletown GAA Club.Carroll Quarries have a long association with the club, who have had mixed fortunes in hurling and football this year.Castletown’s yearThey claimed back-to-back football championship crowns this year, cruising to junior B victory after conquering the junior C championship last year. Home Sport GAA Laois dual club unveil new jerseys SportGAA By Siun Lennon – 17th October 2018 Community WhatsApp Community Twitter Council New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

TSX surges 175 points

first_imgMalcolm Morrison Signs that major pillars of the global economy may be in better shape than thought, along with strong earnings reports, sent North American stock markets sharply higher on Thursday. The S&P/TSX composite index ran ahead 174.76 points to 14,486.83, as traders resumed buying stocks beaten down during the sharp retracement of the last few weeks after pausing Wednesday. But analysts have warned there is no assurance that markets have reached bottom in the course of this correction and volatility will be a factor for a while yet. “The market now is trying to settle at the new normal,” said Kash Pashootan, portfolio manager at First Avenue Advisory in Ottawa, a Raymond James company. “And the new normal is one where valuations are not deeply discounted, they`re fairly valued and the new normal is one where there will be month-to-month volatility.” The Canadian dollar gained 0.08 of a cent to 89.02 cents US. New York’s Dow Jones industrials jumped 216.58 points to 16,677.9, the Nasdaq was up 69.94 points at 4,452.79 and the S&P 500 index rose 23.71 points to 1,950.82. Buyers were encouraged after financial information company Markit said its composite purchasing managers’ index for the eurozone rose to 52.2 points in October from 52.0 in September. The index is a gauge of business activity across the manufacturing and services sectors and anything above 50 indicates expansion. A major reason for the decline on stock markets in September and October was worry about the state of the global economy and, more particularly, fears that the eurozone was about to slip back into recession. Also, HSBC’s preliminary version of an index based on a survey of Chinese factory purchasing managers rose to 50.4 from 50.2 in September. Caterpillar also helped lift marekts and its shares jumped five per cent as the heavy equipment maker reported third-quarter profit of $1.02 billion or $1.63 a share. Earnings ex-items were $1.72 a share, breezing past expectations of $1.33 a share. Caterpillar also posted revenue of $13.55 billion in the period, surpassing street forecasts of $13.37 billion. The Caterpillar report was especially welcome because “it’s a meaningful indicator of overall general economic activity and so that does fuel some optimism into the TSX,” Pashootan said. In other earnings news, Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) handed in adjusted earnings of $405 million or 78 cents a share — six cents below estimates and its shares fell 63 cents to $42.80. Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) was a market positive, up $1.70 or 6.5 per cent to $27.97 as the oilsands producer beat analyst estimates on several key measures in the third quarter, including cash flow per share at $1.30, 15 cents ahead of estimates. Operating earnings came in at 49 cents a share, eight cents better than forecast. The energy sector led advancers, up 2.3 per cent while December crude moved ahead $1.57 to US$82.09 a barrel after data showing U.S. inventories much higher than expected last week and a higher U.S. currency had pushed prices to a two-year low. The base metals component edged one per cent higher as December copper gained two cents to US$3.04 a pound. Financials and industrials also provided major support to the TSX. The gold sector also turned supportive, up about 0.25 per cent even as December bullion fell $16.40 to US$1,229.10 an ounce. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sectorcenter_img Keywords Marketwatch Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img

Invesco launches two income-focused ETFs

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Beatrice Paez Toronto-based Invesco Canada Ltd. announced on Tuesday that it’s adding two new income-focused ETFs to its lineup. PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Index ETF and PowerShares S&P Global ex. Canada High Dividend Low Volatility Index ETF will seek out low-volatility and high-yield stocks. Both ETFs are anchored by the same strategies, which screen for dividend yield and volatility. “Screening by dividend payment alone can expose investors to unwanted risk,” says Christopher Doll, vice president of product and business strategy wotj PowerShares Canada, in a statement. “The addition of a volatility screen helps mitigate the risk that a company’s dividend yield is due to falling share value.” These new ETFs are now available for trading on Aequitas NEO Exchange. Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Gallimore Writes to Permanent Secretaries on Behalf of the Disabled

first_imgGallimore Writes to Permanent Secretaries on Behalf of the Disabled UncategorizedAugust 15, 2008 RelatedGallimore Writes to Permanent Secretaries on Behalf of the Disabled RelatedGallimore Writes to Permanent Secretaries on Behalf of the Disabled FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Andrew Gallimore, has informed that he has written to Permanent Secretaries, asking them to recommit to the convention, of reserving up to five per cent of jobs in each Ministry for qualified persons with disabilities.“I believe that we have a responsibility as a people and as a Government, to make every effort to provide every opportunity for those amongst us who are the most vulnerable,” Mr. Gallimore said.The State Minister was speaking at the Early Stimulation Programme graduation and school leaving ceremony, held on August 13, at the Ministry’s North Street offices.He also urged the private sector to give opportunities, to persons with disabilities, once they have been properly trained to carry out their functions.“I am not talking about charity; I am saying to you, for any one of these children here, it may take them 10 hours to learn what another child who doesn’t have their disability would learn in 10 minutes. But if they are willing to make that effort, they must be rewarded when they complete that task,” the State Minister argued.Meanwhile, Mr. Gallimore implored parents not to compare their children with others, but instead, ” to work with them to be the best they can be. It doesn’t matter what that best is, as long as it is the best that they can be, that is all we must require of them.”“I assure you that the Ministry will be playing its part to advance the cause of persons with disabilities, and try to take that whole movement to a different level, to ensure that there is full participation,” Mr. Gallimore said.Forty two students, who participated in the Early Stimulation Programme, graduated at the ceremony.The Early Stimulation Programme is an extension of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities, that provides an assessment and early intervention programme for children with disabilities from birth to six years old.Clients in the programme are served from across the island, but the concentration of work is in the Kingston and St. Andrew metropolitan area, and Portmore.The programme offers services, such as: professional identification and assessment of developmental disabilities in pre-school children; formulation and implementation of specific intervention programmes catering to the individual needs of children, with the assistance of parents; providing home-based teaching, in order to minimise the need for institutionalised care; and providing a resource centre to other agencies serving young children by providing consultations, referrals, intervention programmes, and parent training.The programme targets children who are multi-disabled, intellectually challenged, mentally retarded, visually or hearing impaired and physically challenged, and children with behavioural problems; cultural familiar retardation; attention deficit disorder; autism; cerebral palsy; and down syndrome.center_img RelatedGallimore Writes to Permanent Secretaries on Behalf of the Disabled Advertisementslast_img read more

Statement from White House Press Secretary 12 December

first_imgStatement from White House Press Secretary 12 December The White HouseThis week, the United States designated Nigeria a Country of Particular Concern for severe violations of religious freedom. As President Donald J. Trump said to President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria when they met in 2018, the United States is deeply concerned by religion-based violence in Nigeria, particularly the killing and persecution of Christians. Tragically, since that meeting, millions of Nigerians have continued to live in fear for their lives, and several thousand have been brutally murdered because of their faith. Since taking office, President Trump has made it clear that his Administration will fight to defend and to advance the inalienable right to worship freely and to live in accordance with one’s faith, whether here in the United States or beyond America’s borders. Governments whose leaders have allowed perpetrators of vicious religious persecution to act with impunity pose a national security threat to the United States and the world. This week’s designation rightfully calls out the Nigerian government’s inexcusable lack of action to end faith-based violence. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, Government, house, Killing, Nigeria, President, press, religious, religious freedom, security, Trump, United States, violence, White House, worldlast_img read more

How to Help a Friend: Adjusting to CU-Boulder

first_img Published: Oct. 14, 2014 Welcome to the second issue of How to Help a Friend (HHF). HHF aims to provide students with information and resources on a variety of mental health topics, and to interact with and support the CU-Boulder community through monthly events and articles in CU-Boulder Today.Adjustment is a universal process that happens whenever there is a big change in our lives. For many new students (and even returning ones) this means adapting to a new environment with a new set of demands and challenges. This is a process of trial and error, requiring us to learn by experience and from other people.Just as important as defining adjustment is defining what it is not: Adjustment is not a sign of weakness, incompetence, lack of intelligence or a mental problem. Adjustment is not a sign that you are not ready for college. Adjustment is not easy for most people, most of the time.Every adjustment experience is unique, but here are some general tips broken down into academic and social realms:Academic: Syllabi are indispensable— Read them, keep them, reference them. They can tell you how the class is structured, what the professor’s expectations are and when things are due. Plan ahead: Use a planner, calendar or scheduling app to record all due dates. Break it down:  Break down assignments into chunks and record your own mini-deadlines. This will help make potentially overwhelming assignments not as daunting and more manageable. Create structure: Living on your own means greater freedom, which can feel exciting and frightening at the same time. This is normal and to be expected. Establishing a routine can be a powerful tool in managing your time in a way that works for you.Social: Get to know your roommate: Take time to get to know them and set limits and boundaries to avoid conflicts. Connect: Many CU-Boulder students feel lonely at some time during the year. To counter this, find opportunities to meet new people. Invite others to exercise with you. Talk to at least one person in every class. Hang out in your residence hall. Eat dinner with hall mates. Join a student group. Look beyond stereotypes: Find friends who share things in common with you as well as friends who are different from you.For more academic and social adjustment tips, check out this page. Remember that these are just tips; don’t expect yourself to be perfectly adjusted and organized right away. It’s a process and it’s different for everyone. Talking about it, with your roommate, friends, RA, hall director, family member or counselor, can be helpful in sorting out how you’re feeling and what to do next. You’ll find that you’re surrounded by a lot of supportive people experiencing similar feelings. Lastly, give it time. Adapting to a new situation is difficult, so let yourself ease into it.Resources: How to Help a Friend – Want more information on adjustment or more topics? Worried about someone? This is a peer-to-peer resource to help students help each other. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – A free counseling resource for CU-Boulder students. CAPS offers six free individual therapy sessions per academic year and free workshops and groups. They have walk-in hours M-F, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. They are located at the Center for Community (C4C) in S440. Phone (24 Hour Line): 303-492-6766.  Adjustment Resources Psychological Health and Psychiatry (PHP) – PHP is a multidisciplinary university clinic including staff from the fields of social work, nursing, psychology, psychiatry and counseling. The clinic’s aim is to provide the highest quality psychological health services in a time-efficient, clinically sound and sensitive manner, so that no student is turned away from receiving care. Students who have purchased the CU Student Gold Health Insurance are seen in the clinic without additional payment. Students without the Student Gold Health Insurance may be seen on a fee-for-service basis. Call 303-492-5654 to schedule an appointment.CAPS Events/Groups: How To Help a Friend Get Together – Join us for tea and snacks. If you have questions about resources or just want to stop by to say hello, you can find us every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at the Foyer (near the Norlin Commons Information Desk) at the Norlin Library. The next How to Help a Friend Get Together will be on Oct. 21, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Norlin Library. Wellness Campaign – CAPS Wellness Campaign will be at Norlin on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 1 – 3 p.m. outreaching on the topic of alcohol and other drugs. This will be a great opportunity for you and your friends to come and get some information and free tea and cookies. Feel free to come by and spin the wheel and win CAPS giveaways.  Stress Breaks – Feeling stressed out? Overwhelmed? Stress Break is a relaxation program provided for CU-Boulder students by trained volunteers from CAPS. The volunteers provide quick tips in managing stress and then guide students through a relaxation exercise. Stress Break volunteers are available to come to residence halls, student groups, Greek chapters, classes, meetings, academic departments and anywhere that stressed-out students can be found. To request a Stress Break, please click here. Dr. Dorothy Moon will be in contact with you. Tai Chi – This class will utilize Tai Chi exercises as a way to release stress and increase a sense of calmness. It is intended to facilitate physical and psychological wellness, as well as to increase your awareness of how stress impacts your daily life, health and emotional well-being. Mondays from noon – 1 p.m., Sept. 8 – Dec. 8 in C4C room S350. Feel Good Fridays – Need a break? Want to unwind before the weekend? This drop-in group is an opportunity to be led through a powerful guided meditation to undo your stress, soothe your nervous system and feel good. Please arrive on time so the meditation is not disturbed – there will be no late admittance. You are encouraged to bring materials for your personal comfort and to aid in your meditation, e.g., yoga mat, small cushion or pillow. All groups will take place at the CU Art Museum Visual Arts Complex on Fridays from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m., Sept. 12 – Dec. 12. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more