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Classes & Workshops                 

"Let's Get MOVING Mondays"

Fall semester: Mondays starting September 9th – November 11th 2013 @ 7:00 pm (Witmer Clubhouse)   Spring semester:  Mondays starting January 13th- March 31st 2014@ 7:00 pm

Let’s Get Moving Mondays” will offer a variety of fitness classes each Monday night @ 7:00pm.  This is a great opportunity for you to try something new!

  • Zumba is a popular type of group exercise class that has grown in popularity in the recent years. This class incorporates a number of different types of traditional dances into a fun, group exercise class format. No matter if you want to improve your cardiovascular system, lose weight, improve your coordination, or boost your mood,
  • Yoga is a combination of physical poses and breathing and meditation techniques. The wellness benefits that come from yoga touch mind and body – not only is yoga relaxing, but it also helps develop your flexibility, strength, and balance. The emphasized breathing that comes with yoga often helps lung capacity and this deepening and lengthening of breath can stimulate the relaxation response. The specific meditation techniques that yoga uses helps quiet the mind, relieving the mind of stress in the process. Yoga poses safely stretch muscles and release built up lactic acid that causes muscle stiffness, tension, pain, and fatigue. “In one study, participants had up to 35% improvement in flexibility after only eight weeks of yoga.” Yoga can also build strength and increase endurance. Even the less vigorous styles can build strength, particularly in the upper-body.
  • Boot Camp mixes traditional callisthenic and body weight exercises with interval and strength training. It also includes various forms of skipping, jumping rope, and interval training that involves bursts of high intensity work. This is a great work out for EVERYONE!
  • Kickboxing combines elements of boxing, martial arts, and aerobics to provide overall physical conditioning and toning. Unlike other types of kickboxing, cardio kickboxing does not involve physical contact between competitors — it's a cardiovascular workout that's done because of its many benefits to the body.

The Dating Doctor

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 @ 7:00 pm (Fabiani Theatre)

Featured Guest: David Coleman

Would you love to hear some relationship advice?? The DATING DOCTOR IS IN!  David Coleman is the Dating Doctor and he has great tips and advice for how to form a healthy relationship.  The Dating Doctor is also very funny so even if you are in a healthy relationship you will surely be entertained!

RED WATCH BAND Training Program

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 @ 6:30 pm (Fabiani Theatre)

The mission of the Red Watch Band Training is to provide campus community members with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent student toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect.

Toxic drinking is an epidemic on campuses all across America. It means consuming so much alcohol the drinker passes out. But while "sleeping it off," the victim may be quietly dying. When you come right down to it, it's a problem that only students can tackle. The Red Watch Band movement is designed to end alcohol overdose deaths by teaching students how to handle alcohol emergencies and summon professional help.

Alcohol Awareness Week 2013

September 20th-September 27th, 2013

Participate in several educational yet FUN activities to see how alcohol can affect the body.  Whether you choose to drink or not, these activities will open your eyes!

“Drunk Obstacle Course”  Friday, September 20th, 2013 from 11 am-1 pm (UC Mall)
"Get Wacky Not Wasted Mocktail Party" Thursday, September 26th, 2013 @ 7:30 pm (Whitney Commons)

Presentation: "Maximize Your Buzz" Friday, September 20th, 2013 @ 8:00 pm  (Fabiani Theatre)

QPR Gatekeeper Certification Suicide Prevention Training

Wednesday, September 25th @ 5:00pm (Fabiani Theatre) or Wednesday, January 15th @ 6:30pm (Fabiani Theatre)
What is QPR? QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons. Meaning “Question, Persuade, and Refer”, QPR is 3 steps that anyone can be trained in to help save a life from suicide. After going through this “Gatekeeper” course, you will be able to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, as well as learn how to offer hope and how to get help and save a life. QPR is like CPR in that it is part of a “Chain of Survival.” The Chain of Survival elements include: Early recognition of suicide warning signs, Early QPR, Early intervention and referral, and early professional assessment and treatment.

Why QPR? “According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 1995, 10% of college students admitted to having suicidal thoughts during the 12 months preceding the survey….7% said they had made a suicide plan, 2% had attempted suicide at least once, and .4% had made a suicide attempt that required medical attention.” Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among the U.S. college-aged population. QPR will give a person the training to help individuals who may be contemplating suicide. Each student who successfully completes this course will gain a Certificate from the QPR Institute.

Trine University HEALTH FAIR

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 from 11am-1pm (University Center Mall)

Take this opportunity to see various companies and agencies in the community to share what is available in terms of health and wellness. You can have the opportunity to sign up for personal training, health and weight management programs, and blood pressure checks, strength and flexibility assessments.

Women's Health Initiative

Wednesday, October 9th @ 7:30pm (Fabiani Theatre) Featured Guest: Dr. William Smith and Cinamon Donley

Why is it important to learn about sexual assault?

  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.
  • College age women are 4 times more likely to be sexually assaulted.
  • Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
  • Approximately 73% of rape victims know their assailants.

CPR/AED Training

Saturday, October 26th, 2014  @ 10:00 am & @ 12:00pm (Witmer Clubhouse) or Saturday, March 29th, 2014 @ 10:00 am & @ 12:00pm (Witmer Clubhouse)

Everyone should have Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training so that if administered within the first four minutes of  someone having a cardiac arrest, there is a good chance of the person’s survival. Learning CPR courses will always be an asset for someone.

Why Should I be Trained?

Many professions require that you be Certified in CPR and AED.  Take this opportunity to enhance your resume and most importantly be able to save someone’s life.

RAD Self Defense Class

Starting Thursday, October 10th or Thursday Nov. 7th from 6-9pm Students must take all 3 classes which run consecutively for certification.

Rape Aggression Defense System is one of the best women's self defense course available. RAD is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive self defense course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defensive training.

Why should I learn Self Defense?

The Rape Aggression Defense System is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assaults.  This class will provide participants with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.  The classes will be taught by Steuben County Sheriff Department.  Students will need to participate in all 3 classes to become certified.               

"Is this the Right Girl/Guy for Me?" Healthy Dating Workshop

Monday, October 28th @ 5:00pm (Fabiani Theatre)
Featured Guest
: Stacey Arnol-Pelliccia from CAVA (Community Anti-Violence Alliance)

Stacey Arnos-Pelliccia   from the CAVA (Community Anti-Violence Alliance) will teach people to learn to communicate more effectively in their relationships and to learn to avoid misunderstandings that could lead to allegations of sexual assault. In addition, Stacey will provide key strategies on how to get out of unhealthy relationships.

  • Fundamentals of healthy relationships
  • Dynamics behind unhealthy relationships
  • The cycle of violence
  • What constitutes “consent”
  • Issues surrounding date rape
  • The possible life-long consequences of sexting
  • How to prevent dating violence and date rape

Depression Out Reach Alliance (DORA) Awareness Program

Wednesday, November 6th @ 6:30pm (Fabiani Theatre) Wednesday, March 19th @ 6:30pm (Fabiani Theatre)

The DORA College Program is a one-hour, peer-based mental health wellness and suicide prevention program.

“Let’s talk about SEX!”  and ask any other questions you’ve always wanted to know!

Monday, February 19th, 2014 @ 4:00 pm (Fabiani Theatre)

What will I learn? Candace Kelly from the Ft. Wayne AIDS Task Force will lead this very candid but educational discussion along with our Trine University Nurse.  The mission of the AIDS Task Force in Northeast Indiana is to help improve the quality of life for men, women, and children with HIV and AIDS, to educate the community in order to decrease the incidence of HIV and STD infection, and to increase the public’s understanding of and compassionate response to HIV and Aids. Through this presentation, participants will be educated on basic HIV/Aids, information regarding substance use and its correlation with HIV, information about other STDs (including untreated STDs and the increased risk for HIV transmission), and risk reduction and behavior change. The risk reduction component focuses on identification of one’s own risk behaviors, decreased sexual activity when influenced by substance use, decreased number of sexual partners, increased condom usage, and increased knowledge of HIB.

Stress Management Seminar: “Let’s  Talk about STRESS!

Monday, November 18th @ 7:30pm (Best Hall 229)
Featured Guest
:  Pegi Boswell from The Santé Group
  Everyone experiences stress and sometimes of the year are more stressful than others… so come learn some great and fun strategies to “de-stress”!

Healthy Eating Seminar: "New Year New You in 2014"

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 @ 6:30 pm (Fabiani Theatre)
                   Helping you to improve eating behaviors for optimal physical and emotional health and rewrite those New Year diet resolutions with a refreshing approach.

This presentation will help you:

  • Identify the various factors that derail typical New Year diet resolutions.
  • Provide behavioral strategies to tame food cravings and non-hunger eating.
  • Provide nutrition tips and recipes to support eating well, not food restriction.
  • Introduce the concept of intuitive or mindful eating utilizing mindful "tasting."

It is time to get back to trusting your body, loving what you eat and practicing extreme self-care! It is going to be fun... so please join us!

Sexual Assault Prevention Workshop

Why is it important to learn about sexual assault?

  • College age women are 4 times more likely to be sexually assaulted.
  • Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
  • Approximately 73% of rape victims know their assailants
  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

What will I learn?

The sexual assault seminar will present ways to reduce your risk of sexual assault (through methods such as: avoiding dangerous situations, safe drinking, etc.). In addition, participants will learn things such as the types and effects of sexual assault, recovering from sexual help, and how to get help for him/herself or someone else who has been a victim of sexual assault.

Take Back the Night

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 from 6:30-9:00 pm Best Hall Lawn or Best 229 (rain location)

Take Back the Night is Trine’s annual march and rally to bring awareness to the societal ill of sexual violence.  This march and rally is very popular among our Trine students as it is an opportunity to take a stand against violence.

SAFE Self-Defense Class

Come learn some basic self-defense skills that would help prevent any attack.

For more details on the EMP events, please contact Megan Cook at or 260.665.4172.