Sep
13
Wed
Start Now – Bones for Life
Sep 13 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

September 13: Start Now – Bones for Life

  • 9:00 – 10:15 am, FSM 204 (Off the Beaten Path)

Whether you are 16 or 60, start today to build strong bones for the future. Learn safe, gentle, weight-bearing movements that will challenge your bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance, coordination, posture, ease, and power in movement!

Start Now – Bones for Life
Sep 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

September 13: Start Now – Bones for Life

  • 9:00 – 10:15 am; or, 10:30 – 11:45 am, FSM 204 (Off the Beaten Path)

Whether you are 16 or 60, start today to build strong bones for the future. Learn safe, gentle, weight-bearing movements that will challenge your bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance, coordination, posture, ease, and power in movement!

Self-Care – Mid-Day Meditations -Mindful Breathing Meditation
Sep 13 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

September 13: Self-Care – Mid-Day Meditations -Mindful Breathing Meditation

  • Noon – 12:50 pm, FSM 200 (Balance)

Regular meditation practice can bring balance into a busy life by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression; improving focus and attention; and, reducing high blood pressure and risk of heart disease. Take a 50-minute meditation break and learn a new meditation technique each week!

Sep
14
Thu
Community Drumming
Sep 14 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

September 14: Community Drumming

  • Noon – 1:00 pm, Atrium (Connection)

Group drumming can reduce stress, rejuvenate, calm, and help develop right brain creativity. Drumming alone has healing power, but in a group, healing expands exponentially. For thousands of years, people have used the drum as a means of coming together to heal individuals and build communities. Drums provided and no musical ability required.

Free Screening of Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Documentary @ Glenn Massay Theater
Sep 14 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Vietnam War PBS, a documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, airs on Alaska Public Media TV this fall.

Ten years in the making, this immersive, multi-faceted narrative features personal testimony from many perspectives. This is the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film.

Join us for a community screening before the premiere. Hosted by Alaska Public Media, the event is free, open to the public, and does not require a ticket.

Share in the event and be part of the discussion led by the Alaska Humanities Forum following the hour-long special.

Sep
15
Fri
Fridays with Faculty
Sep 15 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Meet with Math faculty in SNOD 103 from 9am – noon.

Study with your peers from 8am – 3pm.

You can sign up in SNOD 103 or FSM 205 before the session begins.

 

Stay on Track – Research-Based Learning Skills
Sep 15 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

September 15: Stay on Track – Research-Based Learning Skills

  • Noon – 2:00 pm, SNOD 117 (Balance)

Do you read and re-read the textbook and still not remember what it says?  Come and learn effective, research-based strategies to make learning stick!

Sep
18
Mon
Mat-Su Monitor Meeting @ OLB 213
Sep 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Self-Care – Mid-Day Meditations -Guided Meditation
Sep 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

September 18: Self-Care – Mid-Day Meditations -Guided Meditation

  • Noon – 12:50 pm, FSM 200 (Balance)

Regular meditation practice can bring balance into a busy life by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression; improving focus and attention; and, reducing high blood pressure and risk of heart disease. Take a 50-minute meditation break and learn a new meditation technique each week!

Sep
20
Wed
Start Now – Bones for Life
Sep 20 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

September 20: Start Now – Bones for Life

  • 9:00 – 10:15 am, FSM 204 (Off the Beaten Path)

Whether you are 16 or 60, start today to build strong bones for the future. Learn safe, gentle, weight-bearing movements that will challenge your bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance, coordination, posture, ease, and power in movement!

Break for Art! – Alcohol Ink Painting
Sep 20 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

September 20: Break for Art! – Alcohol Ink Painting

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm , FSM 208 (Off the Beaten Path)

Come experiment with these highly pigmented painting inks on a variety of surfaces for easy and spontaneous art-making.

It’s true: 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body, regardless of artistic experience or talent.  Making art is good for the body, mind and soul.   Drop into the art studio to make a small project and take a stress break.

Start Now – Bones for Life
Sep 20 @ 10:30 PM – 11:45 PM

September 20: Start Now – Bones for Life

  • 10:30 – 11:45 am, FSM 204 (Off the Beaten Path)

Whether you are 16 or 60, start today to build strong bones for the future. Learn safe, gentle, weight-bearing movements that will challenge your bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance, coordination, posture, ease, and power in movement!

Sep
21
Thu
Mat-Su Monitor Meeting @ OLB 213
Sep 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Sep
22
Fri
Fridays with Faculty
Sep 22 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Meet with Math faculty in SNOD 103 from 9am – noon.

Study with your peers from 8am – 3pm.

You can sign up in SNOD 103 or FSM 205 before the session begins.

 

Sep
25
Mon
Mat-Su Monitor Meeting @ OLB 213
Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Sep
27
Wed
Let’s Talk: Strategies for Engaging in Difficult Conversations
Sep 27 @ 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

September 27: Let’s Talk: Strategies for Engaging in Difficult Conversations

  • 10:30 – 11:45 am, FSM 205 (Awareness)

How do we talk about critical issues like race, class, and gender relations with those who have differing opinions? How d we respectfully grapple with issues such as gun control, gay marriage, institutional racism, and climate change? Join us to learn several strategies to engage in civil,, but effective dialogue – even when others don’t agree.

Let’s Talk: Strategies for Engaging in Difficult Conversations
Sep 27 @ 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

September 27: Let’s Talk: Strategies for Engaging in Difficult Conversations

  • 1:00 – 2:15 pm, FSM 205 (Awareness)

How do we talk about critical issues like race, class, and gender relations with those who have differing opinions? How d we respectfully grapple with issues such as gun control, gay marriage, institutional racism, and climate change? Join us to learn several strategies to engage in civil,, but effective dialogue – even when others don’t agree.

Sep
28
Thu
Mat-Su Monitor Meeting @ OLB 213
Sep 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Thoughtful Thursdays – Parenting: Parenting with a plan
Sep 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

September 28: Thoughtful Thursdays – Parenting: Parenting with a plan

  • Noon – 1:00 pm, FSM 200 (Awareness)

Bring your lunch or dinner and join these foundational guidelines to build a positive, practical system in your home.

Sep
29
Fri
Farm to Table Cooking Classes, Asian-Inspired
Sep 29 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

September 29: Farm to Table Cooking Classes, Asian-Inspired

  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, MSC Cafe, (Off the Beaten Path)

We all know that Alaskan vegetables and other farm products are just fresher and taste better, but when we buy local, we’re also keeping jobs and money in our community. The Mat-Su is currently at the center of the locally-grown food movement, and here’s your chance to learn how to cook some delicious and nutritious dishes using fresh ingredients from right here in the Valley. Join us to cook (and eat) a new theme each class!

Onward and Upward! – Navigation
Sep 29 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

September 29: Onward and Upward! – Navigation

  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm, FSM 112A (Off the Beaten Path)

Have you ever been lost in the woods? If you have, you know it isn’t a fun experience. If you haven’t, we don’t recommend it. Please join us for a fun way to learn the essentials of navigation in the Alaska outdoors.

Adventure activities focusing on team work, creating authentic relationships, building self-efficacy, mindfulness, goal setting and more! Equipment will be provided for each session.  These are outdoor activities.  Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and bring water and snacks.

Sep
30
Sat
Math Cram Jam @ Snodgrass Hall
Sep 30 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Meet with Math faculty and study to help prepare you for exams.

Oct
2
Mon
Mat-Su Monitor Meeting @ OLB 213
Oct 2 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Oct
3
Tue
Take a Stand
Oct 3 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

October 3: Take a Stand

  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, FSM 208 (Awareness)

October is Domestic Violence Month. Drop into the art studio and take a few minutes to make a statement about respect and non-violence on a shirt! Then, hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of domestic violence.  Supplies, including t-shirts, provided.

Oct
5
Thu
National Depression Screening Day-Take the BDI
Oct 5 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

October 5: National Depression Screening Day-Take the BDI

  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Atrium  (Balance)

Depression is one of the most common mental health diagnoses in America. Many individuals may be experiencing depression and not realize the help that is available to relieve the symptoms and address underlying causes. Have you ever wondered if you could be experiencing symptoms of depression? Evaluate depression in your life by taking a five-minute, completely confidential survey.