Northland College invites public to take part in wellness seriesResidents of the Chequamegon Bay area are welcome to participate in wellness workshops provided at Northland College.
ASHLAND, Wis. – Residents of the Chequamegon Bay area are welcome to participate in wellness workshops provided at Northland College. The school’s Center for Wellness and Lifelong Learning offers co-curricular workshops on topics ranging from karate to resume development each semester. Sessions are designed to encourage participants to develop a well-rounded and balanced life. Each year, more than 100 workshops are provided that seek to enhance the ecological, spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, social, economic and vocational wellness. Community members are invited to participate alongside students and benefit from the teachings of Northland College faculty and staff, as well as community partners.
“Our need to learn over the course of our lifetimes is an essential part of what makes us human,” says Michele Meyer, Dean of Student Life at Northland College. “Taking a community wellness course at Northland College provides an opportunity to explore new activities and interests. It’s also a great way to connect with the college, our students and the community members who teach the courses.”
Around 1,000 registrations for wellness workshops were submitted at Northland in the 2010-2011 school year. Examples of workshops to be offered this fall include sessions on hunter safety, international travel, journaling and more. Community members can register by going online to www.northland.edu/community-wellness.
Wellness courses were instituted in 2009 as a graduation requirement for Northland students. The workshops are designed to complement one of the eight wellness components. In addition, people may submit a proposal for a wellness workshop to be offered during the fall, winter and May terms. Northland College hires qualified instructors based on education and experience in the subject taught.