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By Samantha Ruiz, Communication and Political Science ‘22
With the chaos of COVID-19, the Spring 2020 semester was thrown for a loop. Classes moved online, and students and faculty had to adjust quickly to remote learning, an unprecedented event in the university’s history. Even with this enormous bump in the road, the university still found ways to keep students involved while being away from campus. We’ve compiled some great ways to relax and learn new skills this summer, until we are able to resume in-person activities on campus.
1. Krannert Yoga Series
The Krannert Art Museum recognizes that with the stress both the pandemic and the transition to remote learning has caused, students still need time to wind down and relax. This is why they’ve created a virtual version of their weekly series where Jodi Adams guides the audience through a yoga lesson. Learn more about the series, find the schedule, and watch past sessions at Yoga at KAM: Virtual Edition.
2. Mindful Meditation Series
If yoga isn’t your thing, the Spurlock museum offers their Mindful Meditation series, 30-minute weekly sessions in which the group focuses on breathing and mindfulness. A great way to relax, connect, and reflect, this series offers both a live version and later uploads a recorded version for those who could not attend. Learn more about the live sessions, which are every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:00pm at Mary Wolter's Facebook page. . To watch previous sessions, visit the Spurlock Museum Facebook page.
3. McKinley Health Center Virtual Running Group
Running is one of the most popular and one of the easiest forms of cardio. While running by yourself can be overwhelming and lonely, especially for beginners, McKinley Health Center has a solution! Their running group has transitioned to a more virtual experience. Different workouts are posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and are perfect for all levels of experience! To learn more about the group, visit the McKinley Health Center Events Calendar.
4. Professional Development Series via Research Park
Looking to enhance your professional skills? Research Park created a series of virtual workshops to assist students in professional skill development such as identifying transferable skills, understanding what an employer wants, and understanding marketable skills. For students looking for an edge in resume building and interviewing, check these out! For the schedule and their corresponding topics, plus some other great events the Research Park holds, visit Research Park Events.
5. Spurlock Museum Online Exhibits