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Week 5: Get Mindful, Get Moving

Week of Monday, April 27

We are now several weeks into the social distancing measures put in place due to COVID-19. It’s normal to feel restless, frustrated, and unmotivated during this time. That’s why this week’s Friar T.I.E.S. content is designed to help get you energized in mind, body, and soul.

John Rock – From adhesive tape to sleep pods: 30 years of caring for Friar student-athletes (Rebroadcast) 
Live now | Monday, April 27 

In this re-broadcast, John Rock, senior associate athletic director for sports medicine, shares the College’s commitment to all students, You Are Never Alone in Friartown, and discusses the ways PC supports Division 1 student-athletes and focuses on both mental and physical wellbeing.  

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Stay Smarter Longer with Dr. Thomas Guilmette ’78 
Noon ET | Tuesday, April 28 

Whether you’re a Golden Friar or caring for an aging parent, this is one session you won’t want to miss. Psychology professor Dr. Thomas Guilmette ’78 will discuss how you can keep your mind sharp while in quarantine. He’ll also review research on the normal and abnormal processes associated with aging and cognition and discuss interventions to enhance healthy cognition with increasing age.

Future Friars Music and Movement 
11 a.m. ET | Wednesday, April 29 

Dance teacher and former PC Dance Company member Bri Kimble ’02 will host a live children’s dance class on Zoom, suitable for ages 1-4. Grab you future Friar and get ready to dance!  

#FriarFriday Challenge: “Hooray It’s May” Virtual Friar 5K
Anytime | Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3  

Grab one of your old Friar 5K T-shirts (or any PC gear) and run a 5K along with the Friar family! Share a photo and the route that you’re running/walking and get ready to reunite for the annual Friar 5K during Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 2 – 4. Use the hashtag #Friar5K and tag @pc_alumni on Twitter or @provcollege_alumni on Instagram, and we may feature your posts on our accounts.  You can also join our Virtual Friar 5K Facebook event for more fun.  

Have a Friared-up Dance Party  
7 p.m. ET | Friday, May 1 

Enjoy your very own Friared-up dance party with former BOP member, WDOM host, and professional DJ Michael Splann ’19. We encourage you to bring your kids, wear black and white, and get ready to get down.  

Virtual Zumba with the Friars
Live at 10 a.m. ET | Saturday, May 2

Enjoy a workout with the Friar family. Brittany Price ’18, who taught the popular “Butts, Guts, and Groove” workout class while she was a student at PC, will host a 60-minute, all-levels Zumba class that will help you break a sweat and get you ready for your Saturday. As always: Wear your Friar exercise gear!

The Happiness Hour with Father Shanley
Noon ET | Monday, May 4 

As an extension of our “Get Mindful, Get Moving” week, this exclusive Friar T.I.E.S. offering will definitely bring you joy. Enjoy a Zoom meet-up with special guest College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80. Father Shanley will discuss one of his favorite podcasts, “The Happiness Lab.” Regularly ranked among the top podcasts in the U.S., “The Happiness Lab” examines the latest scientific research on happiness and practical tips on everyday wellbeing.

This session is open to everyone and participants do not need to be regular listeners to the podcast. 

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Train Like a PC Athlete 

PC Lacrosse alumnus Jak Wawrzyniak ’15 will share some of his favorite workouts and nutrition tips all week on the PC Alumni Instagram story.

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Check out the Human Flourishing Hub

Featuring eight hours of gentle waves on the beach and tips from an astronaut on self-isolation, this hub is a great place to spend some time

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