Check back for information about programs coming up during the 2017-2018 year!

Seasonal Affective Disorder information table and resources, Wednesday 1/24, 11:15 am - 12:45 pm in the Commons.

Hygge by the Fireplace: Pronounced “hyoo-guh”, hygge is the Danish concept of creating intimacy and coziness: a sense of comradery, conviviality, and contentment all rolled into one.  Put down your smartphone and computer, have a hot beverage, and gather around the fire with friends and music. Thursday 1/25, 6 - 8 pm in the Thomas Commons. Co-sponsored by the Health Center, Chaplain, and Intercultural Life. 

Stress Free Zone: De-stress with crafts and games! Co-sponsored by Artbox LLC., Thursday 2/1, 11:15 am -12:45 pm on the Orange Carpet. 

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

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The RAD Basic Self-Defense Class for Women is generally offered once each semester.  If you have a group of women who'd like to take the class at another time, it may be possible to arrange an additional class.  Some important information:  the program consists of 12 hours of instructional training and simulation and participants must complete at least the first 9 hours of instruction in order to complete the class, participation fee is $25, the minimum class size is 6 participants and the maximum is 12.  For more information contact Brenda at x4292 (319-895-4292) or Officer Gehrke (319-895-6141).

Previous programs

Oh Snap! Tips for Going Home Over Winter Break, Wednesday 12/13, 11:15 am to 12:45 pm on the Orange Carpet

Mental Health Wellness Week, Nov. 13-17:

What Can I Do: How to Recognize and Help When Someone is in Distress, Tuesday, November 14, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm and 3:15 to 4:15 pm, Stockholm Room. 

Stress Free Zone,
Thursday, November 16th, 11:15am-12:45pm, on the Orange Carpet; Sponsored by the Counseling Center, Art Box, LLC, and Psi Chi.

NO FOMO Friday!
To wrap up Mental Health Wellness Week, the Counseling Center challenges you to put aside Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, etc., for a NO FOMO Friday! FOMO (fear of missing out) is what you experience when you compare your life to others’ highlight reel on social media. -Want to know more? Learn more about FOMO and tips for changing your smartphone use.

Pet Therapy

Monday, October 23, 11:15 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.; dogs on the OC, cats in Shaw, snake in Thayer, and donkeys in the ped mall (near Allee). Sponsored by the Counseling Center, Spiritual Life and Residence Life.

Stress Free Zone

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 21 on the OC. Sponsored by the Counseling Center, the Homecoming Committee, and Art Box LLC

Amani Community Services information table

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, September 13 in the Thomas Commons; Questions? Visit Amani Community Services

Stress Free Zone

Wednesday, May 3, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., on the OC; Sponsored by the Counseling Center, Student Life, Chaplain & Spiritual Life, Residence Life, the Health Center, & Art Box LLC

Pet Therapy

Monday, April 10, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Dogs on the OC, Cats in Shaw, & donkeys on the Ped Mall; Sponsored by the Counseling Center, Residence Life, and Psi Chi

SASC Problem Gambling Information Table

Fri., March 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Thomas Commons; Questions?  Contact the Substance Abuse Services Center at 319-294-1599.

Love Your Body Wellness Fair

Mon., Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., on & around the OC; sponsored by the Health Center, Counseling Center, and almost 20 other campus departments & local wellness-related businesses

Stress Free Zone

Tues., Jan. 31, 11:15am-12:45pm, on the OC, Sponsored by the Counseling Center & Art Box LLC

Stress Free Zone

Thurs., Dec. 15, 11:15am-12:45pm, on the OC; Sponsored by the Counseling Center and Art Box LLC


Monday, Dec. 12, 7-9pm ("Hygge" -pronounced "hoo-ga"- means to make things cozy, to create well-being, connection and warmth; it's a feeling of belonging to the moment and to each other); Sponsored by the Health Center, the Counseling Center, and Intercultural Life

Mental Health Wellness Week

Nov. 14-18:

Pet Therapy

Mon., Nov. 14, 11:15am-12:45pm, Dogs on the OC, Cats in Shaw; Sponsored by the Counseling Center, Residence Life, & Psi Chi

What Can I Do:  How to Recognize and Help When Someone is in Distress

Thurs., Nov. 17, 11:15am-12:15pm, Stockholm Room of the Commons

RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Basic Self-Defense Class for Women

9/8, 9/9, 9/15, 9/16, 9/22, 9/23; Sponsored by the Counseling Center, Campus Safety, and the MVPD.

Stress Free Zone

Mon., Sept. 26,11:15am-12:45pm,on the OC; Sponsored by the Counseling Center and Art Box LLC