Programs & Workshops

IU Southeast offers programs and workshops to help you live your best you.

Fall 2017

  • Common Good: 4-Week Online Practice

    October 16-November 10

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    Participate in Common Good to strengthen relationships, boost happiness, and brighten your world! This 4-week online practice will help participants tap into their powerful skills of:

    • Gratitude
    • Purpose
    • Effective Communication
    • and Self-Compassion

    Studies show a strong connection between these skills and our mental and physical well-being at work and home. Each week, participants will be introduced to a research-based practice that will help deepen these skills and your well-being.

    All IU employees, and their spouses, are invited to join us on this journey! Practicing is always better together, so consider inviting your spouse and co-workers to register, too!

  • Chair Yoga

    Wednesdays, Aug 23-Sept 27
    5:20-6:05 p.m.
    Ogle Center, Room 069

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    Awaken & Energize: Restorative practice that calms the mind and gently energizes the body.

    This 45 minute Gentle Yoga class will saturate your blood cells with fresh oxygen and revitalize spirit by deeply relaxing in postures (asanas) using a chair as support.

    Each week we will focus on one limb of Yoga, including: sense of integrity for all beings, loving ourselves, and spiritual observation of mindfulness.

    What to wear: Loose fitting clothes you can move and stretch in. Ladies might want to wear pants or longer dresses/skirts.

  • Walk and Talk

    Tuesdays, September 12-October 17
    Noon-12:30 p.m.
    Meet at the Clock Tower

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    This pilot program encourages people from different parts of campus to "walk and talk" to build a greater sense of campus community and health with others. You will meet with a group of fellow employees each week to take a short 10-15 min “walk and talk” break, as your schedule allows. You may end up meeting someone new or reconnect with an old friend!

    This program is brought to you in partnership with The Shyness Research Institute and the IUS Wellness Coalition.
  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes (formerly Diabetes Prevention Program)

    Wednesdays, September 13-December 20
    12:30- 1:30 p.m.

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    According to the CDC, 1 out of every 3 adults has pre-diabetes. Are you or your spouse at risk? Answer a few questions to find out here:

    "Prevent Type 2 Diabetes" is a proven program to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. If you're looking for the latest research and resources on your journey to preventing Type 2, this program is for you!

    In this program, you will learn small strategies that make a big difference in an expert-led, confidential, small-group setting. Examples of sessions in this 16-week program:

    • Simple lifestyle changes resulting in a healthy you
    • Food choices that make you feel great
    • How to take charge of what’s around you
    • Group motivation and individual mentoring

    Every day is a chance to live your best you! Register for Prevent Type 2 Diabetes today!

    Note: This program is intended for those who are pre-diabetic. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, visit

  • Tai Chi for Health

    Wednesdays, September 27-November 1
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Outdoors (Meet at Cafeteria)

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    Tai Chi for Health introduces the mindful, slower-paced movements and breathing of Tai Chi. The movements have been shown to:

    • Improve muscular strength, stability, and overall health
    • Release tension in stiff joints and muscles
    • Boost mental well-being through relaxation

    Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes/socks to class.

  • Beginner Self-Defense

    2 Options Available:

    Thursday, September 28
    Noon-2:00 p.m.


    Thursday, October 5
    6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Register by contacting Monica Burnwell-Wise, or 812-941-2648

    Join us for this interactive self-defense class! Learn how you can protect yourself and others around you. This class will focus on mindset, situational awareness, as well as how to avoid being a victim by using physical tactics to defend yourself if attacked. Please wear comfortable shoes for practice.

  • CPR & First Aid Training

    First Aid Classes

    • Thurs. 10-5-17/ 9am – 11am   UC 121
    • Mon. 10-16-17/ 9am – 11am  UC 121
    • Tues. 10-24-17/ 9am – 11am  UC 121
    • Wed. 11-15-17/ 9am – 11am  UC 121

    Pediatric and Adult CPR/AED

    • Tues. 11-7-17/ 8am – 1pm UC 122
    • Thurs. 11-9-17/ 8am – 1pm  UC 122
    • Mon. 12-18-17/ 8am – 1pm  UC 122
    • Tues. 12-19-17/ 8am – 1pm  UC 122

    Contact HR to register: Call 812-941-2357 or e-mail

    CPR training classes are offered through the IU Southeast Police Department.

  • How to Connect, Not Just Converse, with Others

    Tuesday, October 10
    Noon-1:00 p.m.

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    Successful conversation is the starting point of all relationships. Although by calling conversation “small talk,” we actually perpetuate the notion that it is trivial and unimportant. Further, it is the cornerstone of civility, as it enables contact, which discourages mistreatment of others. Many people think being able to make successful conversation is an innate talent. It is, in fact, an acquired skill. There is a structure and there are rules of engagement. Once individuals know the basic structure and rules for making successful conversation, connecting with others can become less intimidating. 

    About the Presenter
    Bernardo J. Carducci (Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1981) is a retired professor of psychology at Indiana University Southeast, where he taught classes on personality psychology and introductory psychology for 37 years. He is the director of the Indiana University Southeast Shyness Research Institute ( 

  • Personalized Nutrition Counseling

    Thursday, November 2
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    On campus
    Sessions usually last about an hour

    Schedule today by e-mailing

    What's a carb? How can I lose weight and still enjoy what I eat? Is my diet giving me all the nutrients I need?

    If you have questions about foods, we have the answer! Our wonderful registered dietitian (RD) can help you eat healthier with a one-on-one meeting in a judgment-free zone! Sessions include personalized nutrition education on any topic of interest, such as weight loss, heart-healthy eating, vegetarian/vegan diets, or whatever you're curious about. One-on-one nutritional counseling is free for full-time employees and their spouses by appointment.

  • IU Southeast Health Fair

    Tuesday, November 7
    10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    UC, Hoosier Room

    Save the date for the IU Southeast Health Fair! More details to come.

  • Mental Health and Wellness Series

    Sponsors include: Personal Counseling, School of Natural Science, School of Social Sciences, Pre-Med Society, Psi Chi, Biology Club, and Psychology Club 

    Mental Health & Wellness is an important topic for everyone, yet it is a topic many fear.  An interdisciplinary team of IU Southeast faculty and staff, in conjunction with local experts, offer presentations related to Mental Health and Wellness. These presentations are designed for all whether currently struggling or just wanting to know more about good mental health practices.  Please join us! Download the Mental Health & Wellness flyer here.

    For more information or if you need special accommodations, please contact: Beth Rueschhoff (Biology); Michael Day (Personal Counseling); Karen Richie (Personal Counseling)

    Mental Health "Pub" Trivia Night
    Tuesday, August 22
    5:30-7:00 p.m.
    IU Southeast, UC 127
    Wings, poppers, nuts, and drinks, plus prizes! Join us for fun and facts!

    Health Resource Fair
    Tuesday, September 26
    11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    McCullough Plaza
    Local community health-related agencies will have tables to share resources.

    Suicide Prevention: QPR
    Tuesday, September 26
    5:30-7:00 p.m.
    IU Southeast, UC 127
    How to recognize signs of potential suicide and respond effectively.

    Hit of Hell
    Wednesday, September 27
    5:30-7:00 p.m.
    IU Southeast, UC 127
    Powerful documentary that explores the use of opiates and heroin in our community, followed by panel discussion.

    Out of the Darkness Walk
    Saturday, September 30
    9:00-11:30 a.m.
    McCullough Plaza
    Suicide prevention pledge walk.

    Bystander Training
    Wednesday, November 8
    5:30-7:00 p.m.
    IU Southeast, UC 127
    Sarah Cramer, IU Sexual Assault and Prevention & Education Specialist, will lead a training on how to help stop sexual violence.


  • Tobacco Cessation

    Quit for Life Program

    Eligibility: Full-time academic and staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    The Quit For Life Program offers an integrated mix of support tools to help stop using tobacco products. The program is telephone based and accessible across all IU campuses. Participants have access to:

    • Five coaching calls with a “Quit Coach” to work with and set and reach a quit date
    • Nicotine replacement therapy (as needed)
    • One year of follow-up phone and web assistance

    Learn more about Quit for Life »

    Tobacco Cessation Prescription Benefits

    Eligibility: Anyone enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    IU employee medical plans cover 100 percent of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription and over-the-counter tobacco replacement products. Coverage is limited to a 180-day supply per covered individual per year. Covered prescriptions drugs include Chantix, Zyban (bupropion), and Nicotrol. Over-the-counter products require a prescription in order to be covered under the employee’s medical plan.

    These tobacco cessation resources are offered through Human Resources.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Eligibility: Full-time academic and staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    The IU Employee Assistance Program is a voluntary program that provides professional, confidential counseling to help individuals bring their life into better balance, when day-to-day activities are interrupted by stress. Common reasons to use EAP services include:

    • Depression
    • Stress and anxiety
    • Conflict in the workplace
    • Drug and alcohol abuse
    • Family and marital problems
    • Grief and loss

    Learn more about IU EAP »

    IU EAP is offered through Human Resources.

  • Weight Talk Program

    Eligibility: Full-time academic and staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    The Weight Talk Program helps participants learn the skills to achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life. The program lasts six months. Program participants will be part of a private, online community in which they:

    • Complete e-lessons of topics ranging from navigating difficult situations and mastering the art of eating well to rebounding from lapses.
    • Track progress (a computer-linked pedometer is provided which allows you to upload data)
    • Interact and share with others (members only) online

    Learn more about Weight Talk »

    Weight Talk is offered through Human Resources.

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