Pillars of Perseverance

Monday, January 26, 2015
10:30am

Dr. Jane Wilson, Pillars of Perseverance [Murchsion Gym]

Jane Wilson, Westmont Education Professor, shares about practices of perseverance that build endurance, strengthen character, and bring hope when facing adversity.

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Practices of Faith [Willard Center]

Drop by during this time to cultivate your relationship with God––walk the Prayer Garden, read scripture or pray in a quiet space, or engage in a meditative video devotional.

7:30pm

Persevering through Suffering [Page MPR]

Hear from fellow students who have persevered through significant challenges.  Discussion hosted by Professor and Coach Russell Smelley.

9:30pm

Write My Worries Away [Residence Hall Lounges]

Unwind and learn techniques for getting worries/stressors off your mind. Hot beverages will be served.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
8:15am to 9:00am

Walk with a Prof [Prayer Chapel]

Practice caring for your body and calming your mind while strolling with a Westmont professor.

8:15am to 9:00am

Yoga [Armington C]

Kick start your day with a short Yoga session.  Beginners welcome!

12:00pm

Taking Stock [Founder’s Dining Room]

Grab your lunch and join us in Foundersfor an interactive session including a wellness inventory and a discussion of the latest research on factors that lead to enhanced well-being in college.

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Music and Reflection [Prayer Chapel]

Looking for some respite?  Drop by the Prayer Chapel for an unstructured time of reflection.

5:30pm

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7:30pm

Basketball [Murchison Gym]

Play is an important part of resiliency, so take a break and go support the Warriors!  Women play at 5:30pm.  Men play at 7:30pm.

9:30pm

How Do I Find Time? [Residence Hall Lounges]

Unwind and learn some effective time management skills. Hot beverages will be served.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
8:15am to 9:00am

Walk with a Prof [Prayer Chapel]

Practice caring for your body and calming your mind while strolling with a Westmont professor.

8:15am to 9:00am

Yoga [Armington C]

Kick start your day with a short Yoga session.  Beginners welcome!

10:30am

Stories of Perseverance [Murchison Gym]

Faculty and staff members will be highlighting God’s faithfulness through vignettes of perseverance from their own journey.

12:00pm

How Wellnes Impacts Resiliency [Founder’s Dining Room]

Grab your lunch and join staff from the health and counseling centers as we discuss how mindfulness, body image, and nutrition all contribute to resiliency.

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Practices of Faith [Willard Center]

Drop by during this time to cultivate your relationship with God––walk the Prayer Garden, read scripture or pray in a quiet space, or engage in a meditative video devotional.

7:00pm

Reel Talk: Saving Mr. Banks [KSC]

A film about the resiliency of Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) as they battle each other, and their own pasts, to make the 1964 film, Mary Poppins.Saving Mr. Bankswill make you laugh, cry and rejoice.

9:30pm

Where Am I Headed? [Residence Hall Lounges]

Unwind and establish some goals that will keep you focused and on track. Hot beverages will be served.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
8:15am to 9:00am

Walk with a Prof [Prayer Chapel]

Practice caring for your body and calming your mind while strolling with a Westmont professor.

8:15am to 9:00am

Yoga [Armington C]

Kick start your day with a short Yoga session.  Beginners welcome!

11:45am to 1:15am

Pause for Paws [DC Lawn]

De-stress with lovable dogs being shared by our very own community members.  It doesn’t get much better than this!

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Music and Reflection [Prayer Chapel]

Looking for some respite?  Drop by the Prayer Chapel for an unstructured time of reflection.

7:30pm

The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of #KONY2012: A Conversation with Invisible Children's Founder [KSC]

Jason Russell started Invisible Children with the intention to tell a story that would change the world. Come hear the story of how Africa's most wanted warlord became the most viral story of all-time, and how Jason spiritually survived.

9:30pm

Who Can I Count On? [Residence Hall Lounges]

Unwind and learn how to build/maintain intentional, meaningful relationships with others. Hot beverages will be served.

Friday, January 30, 2015
8:15am to 9:00am

Walk with a Prof [Prayer Chapel]

Practice caring for your body and calming your mind while strolling with a Westmont professor.

8:15am to 9:00am

Yoga [Armington C]

Kick start your day with a short Yoga session.  Beginners welcome!

10:30am

Jason Russell, You Are More Powerful Than You Think You Are [Murchison Gym]

Jason Russell is the acting Chief Creative Officer at Invisible Children, Inc.He led the company’s creative vision with an emphasis on the power of storytelling for 10 years. He believes that your life is bigger than your best dream for it, because God is the ultimate storyteller.

12:00pm

Q&A with Jason Russell [Founder's Dining Room]

Bring your lunch and engage in this unique opportunity to continue the dialogue with Jason in a smaller setting.