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Founders Week 2018: Be Well in the Spirit

Monday January 29th

Wellbeing and Student Success in the Spiritan tradition 
Noon, Africa Room

Hear undergraduate students reflect on how Spiritan values help them develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed-academically, emotionally and spiritually.

In collaboration with the Center for Catholic Faith and Culture and Center for Teaching Excellence

RSVP is required

Fit Bash
4pm-7pm Power Center 2nd floor

The Fitness Bash is a wellbeing event featuring healthy eating demos/samples, body fat screenings, fitness demos, Q&A with a personal trainer, meditation practice, and personalized fitness prescriptions held throughout the Fitness Area of the Power Center.

Sponsored by the Power Center as a part of Founders Week

Tuesday January 30th

Founders Week Lunch - Blanket Making for Families in Appalachia
Noon, Africa Room

Join us for as we nourish ourselves both body and soul by breaking bread together and reaching out to others! We will be making blankets for families in the West Virginia region of Appalachia as well as hearing from those that have attended the Cross-Cultural Mission Experience there. Participants are asked to bring 1 yard of solid fleece and 1 yard of print fleece

RSVP is required

In collaboration with Spiritan Campus Ministry 

Evening of Flights
4:30pm-6:30pm, Africa Room

Join us as we hear from Spiritans about their flights around the globe while enjoying a Beer Flight and hors d'ouevrs! Tickets are $25 per person. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Spiritan Secondary School in Tengeru, Tanzania.

RSVP is required.

Wednesday January 31st

Midweek Mindfulness Meditation and Lunch
Noon, Africa Room

How often to we actually stop, breathe, and become more aware of ourselves? Take a break and join us for a quick lesson on what mindfulness is and how we can practice meditation as a way to center ourselves.

RSVP is required

Music and Wellbeing Around the World
7:30 p.m. PNC Recital Hall, School of Music

Enjoy an evening of music as we take a journey and explore how music and wellbeing are intimately connected in cultures around the world as well as the therapeutic value of music in our country.

RSVP is recommended

Held in collaboration with the School of Music.

Thursday February 1st (National Get Up Day)

National Get Up Day Student Dinner
6pm Africa Room

The theme for National Get Up Day "We all fall. It's how we get up that matters". Falling and getting back up is central to the story of our Spiritan founders as well as to many of our students on campus. Students are invited to listen as their peers share about overcoming obstacles on the way to fully thriving. DINNER INCLUDED. COST IS FREE.

Held in collaboration with the Division of Student Life

RSVP is required

Friday February 2nd (Feast Day of Libermann)

Mass for the Feast of Venerable Francis Libermann C.S.Sp.
Noon, Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Feast on Feast Days
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Duquesne Union, third floor

Stop by and receive a FREE walking taco as we celebrate the feast of Venerable Francis Libermann, C.S.Sp, co-founder of the Spiritans.

Held in collaboration with Freshmen Development.

Vespers
4:30 p.m. Trinity Hall

All are invited to attend this traditional evening prayer followed by a reception.

RSVP is required for the reception