The University of Wisconsin-Superior celebrates the grand opening of the Pruitt Center for Mindfulness and Well-Being at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Room 3117 of Swenson Hall.

"First and foremost it shows the commitment that UW-Superior has made to promoting and advancing mindfulness and well-being," said Randy Barker, interim director of mindfulness and well-being at UWS. "The Pruitt Center will be a community where individuals can learn, experience and reflect on ways of enhancing their personal and professional well-being to live their lives with greater meaning and purpose."

Made possible through a gift and support by Becky and Doug Pruitt, the mission of the center is to promote and enhance the science and practice of mindfulness and well-being for students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities.

"The Pruitt's generosity and commitment to the university, education and well-being is inspiring. The Pruitt Center will position us to continue our mission of outreach and impact on our community in a unique and meaningful way," Chancellor Renee Wachter said.

The Pruitt Center will become a gathering hub, serving to provide mindfulness and well-being resources and expertise, learning projects, and personal and professional development activities utilizing a multidimensional framework that recognizes a diverse population within campus and the surrounding region. The center will also focus efforts on establishing partnerships and collaboration across campus and the greater community.