Events for Students
The events listed herein are not necessarily managed or supported by the Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC) or WKU. This list includes events advertised by WKU as well as those parties external to WKU. Some WKU events may be considered swipeable events or may be worth Well-U credit. For more information about a certain event, please refer to the contact information in the event listing below.
Events with WKU
The Counseling Center Team at WKU is hosting a LGBTQIA+ support group this fall!
A message from Dr. Peggy Crowe to the WKU community about the LGBTQ+ support group for students this fall:
"This group is a supportive environment for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to develop deeper self-awareness and explore ways to maximize their WKU experience. Discussions are led by clinical staff in the Counseling Center and may include topics such as coming out, family, relationships, wellness, etc."
The support group will meet every Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 pm in Potter Hall Room 408. If you have any questions, contact the counseling center via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 270-745-3159.
Click here to view the LGBTQ+ Support Group Flyer for Fall 2019 (PDF).Open in New Window
A message from Dr. Masami Matsuyuki to the WKU community about the Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction group program for students this fall:
"I will offer two psychoeducational programs this fall as part of the Counseling Center’s outreach effort to promote our students’ psychological wellness. These programs are also set up as Well-U events thanks to the Preston Center. I’ve attached the flyers for more detailed information, including the links to register.
Psychological Skills for Helping self, Relationships, & Communication: This program is an adapted version of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for college students who are interested in improving their intrapersonal, interpersonal, and communication skills. Each session begins with a brief mindfulness/meditative exercise. The first half of the session is used for didactic teaching interspersed with self-reflection and group discussion. The second half of the session is used for applying the knowledge and practicing the skills relevant to the topic of the session (e.g., psychological application of dialectics, mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness). This group will meet for 5 sessions weekly on Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, in Potter Hall 408.
Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: This program is a shortened version of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for busy college students. We will learn about what mindfulness is and how mindfulness works, practice a number of mindfulness-based and meditative exercises, and commit to practicing mindfulness formally and informally daily over the month period together to build the “muscle” of mindfulness. This group will meet for 4 sessions weekly on Mondays, October 14, 21, 28, and November 4, in Potter Hall 408.
Please feel free to share the attached flyers with your students who may be interested in participating in these programs and have them contact me for any questions.
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Events in the KY Community
A message from Cameron Lewis regarding BGPR's adaptive sports program:
"Good afternoon everyone,
I hope this email finds you all doing well! With summer camp programs wrapping up for us here at Bowling Green Parks and Recreation, it is time for us to turn our attention back to our year-round programming, and boy is it an exciting time for Adaptive Sports here in South Central Kentucky!
Our Summer/Fall newsletter is included in this email, and we have some very exciting events coming up in the next few months. Our program has been in existence for right at 2 years now, which is very hard to believe. Now that we have rolled out recreational adaptive sports in this community, our focus over the next year will be to find ways to recruit individuals with eligible physical disabilities that could benefit from participating in competitive adaptive sports. At our Roundtable Event September 16th, we will be casting vision for our program and expanding on ways we plan to grow in the next few years.
In addition, we are excited to be doing a quick turn around and host once again the Bowling Green Invitational Tournament, which will now be held annually every September. The event will take place September 21st and 22nd this year. We are excited to be partnering with Warren County Parks and Recreation to host the event at the new Michael Buchanon Park Gymnasium. We encourage all of you to come on out and catch some of the action, and encourage those you know to do the same.
Although those are some of the highlights, we are excited for many more opportunities to establish Adaptive Sport South Central KY and Paralympic Sport Bowling Green as a premier adaptive sports program in this area of the state, and hopefully the region. Should you have any questions on how to get involved with any program we are offering, please do not hesitate to contact me at the information below. Thank you for your time, and have a great rest of your day!"
Cameron Levis,MS, CPRP, CARSS I
Special Populations Instructor
Bowling Green Parks and Recreation
“Focus on a person’s abilities,
not their disabilities.”
Click here to view the BGPR Adaptive Sports Newsletter.Open in new window
The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP), coordinated by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense, is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and select private-sector employers with highly motivated college students, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. For more information please visit the Workforce Recruitment ProgramOpen in New Window website. New applicants will be accepted in Fall 2020.