Student Housing launches sustainability microsite

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Student Housing has recently launched a microsite dedicated to sustainability which provides tips, guides, resources and information related to the department’s commitment to living green in 2016 (and beyond!)

The pages are full of information about what Housing is doing to promote sustainability and what YOU can do, too.

Sustainability Coordinator Rachel Harvey and Marketing Project Coordinator Callie Brazil brought this great new resource to life. 

Kudos to Student Housing for creating a great resource.

Housing Sustainability pages »

 

 

Giving Thanks

Welcome to our newest feature on the blog: Recognition Resources. At least once per
month we’ll provide an exclusive download for SA staff; typically the download will feature
thank you cards or similar methods of recognition.

In these tough budget times, it’s so important to let our staff know that we appreciate the
work they do. Since we don’t always have the budgets to provide recognition awards, praise too often goes unsaid. The purpose of this feature is to provide you with free printable tools to help spread the cheer and increase staff morale.

The first download is a set of flat thank you cards. Click on the thumbnail to download the
pdf, then print on cardstock or thicker paper. Cut them apart, write your praise and pass
them on. Then sit back and watch the magic of recognition.

Don’t worry; we’ll switch up the colors so they won’t always be so bold and neon.

Enjoy!

Weekly Yoga in the Park for Staff and Faculty!

Written by Zabie Khorakiwala

It’s 3:00 p.m. The day is almost through.

You realize you’ve been plugging away at the computer all day long with no glimpse of sunshine. You probably didn’t take a break and definitely weren’t thinking about the snacks you were having throughout the day. 

You need a break.
Time to re-energize!

Staff wellness is so important especially as we think of how it may impact our ability to serve the needs of the students we work with on a daily basis. This is why I created a free weekly yoga class in the park for faculty and staff.

Yoga allows us to consistently cultivate gratitude towards our own body – which is something we often neglect in the craziness of life. We’re always thinking about giving to others and we consciously choose to prioritize our own needs last.

In November 2011, I became a certified yoga instructor through Core Power Yoga because of my passion for the practice and its ability to heal the mind, body, and spirit.

Yoga in the Park is a way for faculty and staff on campus to take one hour out of their day every Friday to actually take their lunch break and give back to themselves; to take an hour to be present, breathe, and de-stress.

I hope you’ll consider joining us for this beginner’s level yoga class.

Meets every Friday12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
on the lawn behind the Career Center
(diagonal to the Dr. White Room of the Cross Cultural Center)

First-time attendees just need to sign a waiver and bring their own yoga mat*
*If you don’t have a yoga mat and need one, let me know by the Thursday prior to the class

For anyone who would like to be added to the yoga list for updates and inspirational weekly quotes, please e-mail me at zkhoraki@uci.edu.