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March

Thursday, March 11 – 12:00 – 1:00 pm – “Walking to Listen: Mindfulness for All from the Individual to the Community”

“Walking to Listen” author Andrew Forsthoefel discovered the power of mindfulness during his walk across the United States and often channeled mindfulness techniques to help him continue to put one foot in front of the other, even on the most challenging days. Being able to tune in to all that he was feeling and experiencing was critical to Andrew’s successful journey – both the physical one and the metaphorical one. So what exactly is mindfulness and how can it help us personally, professionally, and collectively? Shepherd University Counselors, Rhonda Jackson and Wendy Baracka, and Associate Professor of English, Dr. Christy Wenger, have studied mindfulness for years and will share benefits, background, and practical approaches for incorporating mindfulness techniques into your own life. Free & Open to the Public. Email shollida@shepherd.edu to request a Zoom link to attend this online event.

October

Wednesday, Oct. 14 – Author Talk / Virtual Q&A with Andrew Forsthoefel

As the featured event for this year’s program, author Andrew Forsthoefel will reflect on his 4000 mile journey, the practice of listening, and offer advice for college students from his own experience. This date (Oct. 14th) happens to mark the 9th anniversary of the day he began his walk back in 2011.   The event will take place virtually at 7:00 pm via Zoom, Facebook Live, and YouTube. Follow our Facebook page or look for details closer to the date to participate! Sponsored by the Shepherd University Foundation. Free & Open to the Public.