Personal Enrichment Classes

In 2014, we offered 25 plus sessions including Intro to Yoga, Pasta Making, Breakfast Smoothies, Smoked Meats, Digital Photography, Last Pass, Hiking, Wine Tasting, Golf, CPR Training and an Arboretum Tour just to name a few.

Thank you to the faculty and staff who donated their time and expertise in presenting sessions for their colleagues: Lisa Adams-Verge, Ian Bower, David Burch, Duane Griffin, Carol High, Laurel Kopecky, Ryan LeBreton, Leanne Matullo, Kyle Murphy, Melissa Rycroft, Sarajane Snyder, Tony Stafford, John Testa, Kirsten Walter, and Matt Watkins.

We would also like to thank Lisa Golfieri in Admissions for helping set up the campus tours, Brian Kelly at the Golf Course to help set up the golf tournament, and Jamie Ritter in Events Management for helping us with the scheduling of all the events.

And finally, thanks to the department heads and managers for allowing their staff the flexibility to participate in wellness event held throughout Personal Enrichment Week.

The Bison Stampede

Approximately 300 faculty, staff, dependents and even a few students registered for the event, which concluded with a wellness fair, breakfast and door prizes. What a great way to start the week, and the weather was perfect! We did have to detour our route to compensate for many construction projects on campus, but we persevered and had lots of fun along the way.

Congratulations to the winners of this year's "Bragging Bison":

  • Michelle Beiler, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • John Hunter, Associate Professor of Comparative Humanities
  • Matt Lamparter, Director of Electrical Engineering Labs
  • Barb Martin, Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator
  • Alumni Relations won a Bragging Bison for having the greatest percentage of participation.

James Hamm was first across the finish line. As a student worker in facilities, he is not eligible to win a Bragging Bison, but we still want to brag about his accomplishment.

A special "thank you" goes out to everyone who helped make the Stampede a success:

  • John Bravman, for kicking off our event
  • The volunteers: Louise Baslick, Cindy Bilger, Terry Engleman, Beth Evans, Anne Faulk, Kerin Goecke, Lisa Hemrick, Bud Hiller, Jim Knight, Laurel Kopecky, Lisa Leighton, Ed Loftus, Leslie Moore, Kelly Pastuszek, Terry Williams, Lori Wilson and our student assistant: Sarah Porell.
  • The Events Management Office
  • Facilities
  • Parkhurst Dining
  • Jeff Ettinger, Corey Jones, Doug Lauver, and Jim Middleton from Public Safety
  • Sharon Campbell from Publications, Print & Mail (for our awesome T-shirt design)
  • And TIAA-CREF, for providing our Stampede t-shirts

Thanks and congratulations to all of our participants, as the event wouldn't have been such a success without all of you participating! And finally, thanks to the department heads and managers for allowing their staff the flexibility to participate in this wellness event as well as the events that followed during Personal Enrichment Week.

Staff Art Show

The week also included the Staff Art Show, displaying woodworking, quilts, paintings, and other art from faculty and staff throughout the week. The Art Show Reception gave people the opportunity to meet the artists while enjoying light refreshments. Pieces were loaned to the show by Jeff Campbell, Lina Ferrara, Owen Floody, Kelly Harris, Marie Jacob, Tony Lepley, Jamie Piperberg, Melissa Rycroft, and Kirsten Walter. Special thanks to the Library staff for allowing the Art Show to be displayed in the main floor of the Library, as well as providing space for the reception.

Post-Event Survey

Whether or not you participated in any of the week's activities, please take a moment to complete our brief survey. Your input will help us.

Take a Closer Look

On your mark. Get set, GO!

Approximately 300 faculty, staff, dependents and even a few students registered for the Stampede.

Alumni Relations had the greatest percentage of participation in the Bison Stampede.

Some stampedes happen at a more leisurely pace.

Nearing the FINISH line.

At the wellness fair.

Learning the benefits of planting native plants.

Evangelical Community Health provided a CPR demonstration.

Paddling on the Susquehanna River.

Learning how to make pasta with Kyle Murphy from Parkhurst Dining.

Kelly Harris at the Staff Art Show.

Jeff Campbell at the Staff Art Show.

Tony Lepley talks about a piece in the Staff Art Show.

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