2018-19 University Theme: Resilience
Like all systems, organizations, and environments, humans go through a stressful and often difficult change as they grow and develop. We experience setbacks in the form of loss, transition, trauma, illness and/or the inevitable trials of life. Being able to rebound and adapt well in the face of this adversity is a skill, or a collection of behaviors and choices, and it's called resiliency. Resiliency helps individuals, families, organizations and communities persist and even thrive amidst disruptions and stress.
Through the theme of Resilience, we hope to engage the entire community in efforts to explore and incorporate resilience in conversation, curriculum and programs in order to maximize the growth, development and optimal functioning of all. Together, we will explore how bolstering people’s capacity for resilience can help them endure over a lifetime in the context of an unpredictable and ever-changing world. Together, we will explore how resilience contributes to the well-being of individuals in our community across all seven dimensions of wellness and how behaviors, choices and activities drawn from each specific area (emotional/mental, physical, social, environmental, spiritual, occupational/academic and intellectual) impact the campus culture at WSU and everywhere our students travel.
Proposals are currently being accepted! Faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to submit applications by Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Application and more information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Charissa Eaton at CEaton@winona.edu.