Staff Enrichment Days 2013

Brought to you by BAS and SSAC.

Register for the Staff Enrichment Days (formerly known as Spring Fling)!
Note: There are three brand new offerings noted below as “newly listed.”  These are not mentioned on the paper flyer posted at different locations on campus.
To choose up to three classes you would like to attend, see the instructions below. Registration is first come first served.  As appropriate, please check with your supervisor prior to signing up to make sure your work can be covered.

Register online!
1. Type in your Bowdoin User Name and Password.
2. Click on the Enter button.
3. Classes are listed under the "Open Session" box.
4. Click on the link to the class you're interested in to learn more about it. When ready, click on the "Sign up for this session" link.
5. You will receive a confirmation email and then a reminder email 48 hours before the class. Please save these should you need to cancel.

If a  class is no longer listed in the “Open Session” box this means it is full.  To be placed on a wait list e-mail HR. You will be contacted should a slot open up.

To cancel your attendance in a session:
1. Refer to the confirmation emails you received.
2. You will see a link at the bottom of the email to cancel the session by visiting "the signup calendar."

If you have questions or need assistance please call HR at x3837.


Tuesday March 19

8:30-10am Bowdoin’s Library and You: What the Library has to Offer Come to a tour, both physical and virtual, of the resources available to you at Bowdoin’s Library! Learn about our collections, from new to old. With Leanne Pander.

8:30-10am Fitness Training and You A beginner's guide to the Buck Fitness Center including a group discussion on sets and reps, machines vs. free weights, how much should I lift and an all-important orientation to the Buck Fitness Center. Certainly a class for the beginner or new to fitness person.  With Ken Saindon.

8:30-10am Basic Computing Are you new to using a computer or never used a computer before? This class will start with the basics of using a computer and the Internet to get to many of Bowdoin's online services including the Bowdoin web site, Bowdoin's email (webmail), HR for you, college event calendars, the Faculty Staff Digest and more! With Juli Haugen.

2pm-3:30pm Historical Tour of Campus To walk across the Bowdoin campus is to walk through the College's history. John Cross '76 answers your questions and tells stories about the buildings, markers, and personalities that created the campus landscape.  Meet in front of Massachusetts Hall.

2pm-3:30pm This Old House (Carpentry 101) Join Bowdoin’s own Mike Taylor for a lesson in the carpentry shop at Rhodes Hall. Mike will break the class into three smaller groups so everyone can get an idea of “how it’s done.”

2pm-3:30pm How to Run an Effective Meeting  How many meetings do you attend in a week? How many meetings do you organize and offer? Want to run more effective meetings? Come and gather some tips! Presented by Tim Foster.

Wednesday March 20

9-10:30am Tour of Special Collections and Archives (Hawthorne-Longfellow Library)  Richard Lindemann will present "trivia and treasures" from Special Collections and guide a tour of an ornate rare book room in Hubbard Hall that is seldom open to the public.

9-10:30am Ergonomics and What You Should Know to Stay Pain Free Alan Brown from MEMIC will give us tips on staying pain free in the work place. Learn to keep your work space ergonomically functional.

9-10:30am Consumer Credit Protection William Lund, Esq., Superintendent Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection, Class of '77, will cover scams, credit reports, avoiding debt, and more.

9-10:30am Home Energy Efficiency Home energy audits and home energy retrofits: investment-grade home improvements driven by building science. Presented by Curry Caputo of Sustainable Structures.

11am-12:30pm A Lifetime of Women's Sexual Health & Wellness (newly listed!) Let’s talk about sex.  No, really…participants will learn strategies for maintaining optimal sexual health and wellness throughout a woman’s life span.  Topics covered in this humorous and interactive workshop include the mechanics of sexuality, how hormones come into play and much more.  Join Lisa R. Marotto, MD and Stephanie J. Grohs, MD, both of Mid Coast Medical Group – Women’s Health Care.

11am-12:30pm Historical Tour of Campus To walk across the Bowdoin campus is to walk through the College's history.  John Cross '76 answers your questions and tells stories about the buildings, markers, and personalities that created the campus landscape.  Meet in front of Massachusetts Hall.

11am-12:30pm Pharmacy in Your Spice Rack There may be herbs and spices in your kitchen that can lower your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and regulate your blood sugar levels. Explore the medical benefits of common herbs and spices you  already have. With Peter Knight ND.

11am-12:30pm Security and Privacy When Using the Internet Bowdoin's IT Security Officer and Systems Consultant describes how to keep your identity safe while using the internet; a class you can't afford to miss. With Steve Blanc.

1:30-3pm Indian Cooking Learn to make a delicious, festive, full-course Indian Vegetarian meal at home. Recipes provided. Please be sure to bring your own take-home containers for dinner, beverage and dessert. With Mary Foye.

1:30-3pm Work-Life Balance: Ways to Restore Harmony and Reduce Stress Too much to do and not enough time?  Feeling guilty that you don’t spend enough time with loved ones or on the things you enjoy? Through a series of exercises, you will identify the key elements in your life and learn to use them to create a balanced lifestyle. With Deborah Bergeron CPCC, ACC.

1:30-3pm Meditation and Breath Relax and unwind! Unlock your energy centers with chakra meditation. A brief description of the 7 major chakras and components followed by a Chakra meditation to follow with discussion and feedback. With Mona Paschke.

Thursday March 21

8-10am: Skin Cancer Screening (newly listed!) Spending lots of time in the sun? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with more than one million new cases every year.  If you do not have a dermatologist, are often exposed to the sun, or have a suspicious growth or sore on your skin; this FREE screening is just for you.  Board Certified Dermatologist, Helge Riemann, MD will provide his services in collaboration with the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Cancer Society.  Because space and time is limited, registration is required and restricted to 80 individuals.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to complete a short health summary.  The screening involves a brief visual exam and focused conversation.  You’ll leave with a copy of the screening form and follow-up instructions. While you wait a DVD on skin cancer awareness, prevention, and early detection will be playing.  If you have any questions please contact HR at x3837.

8:30-10am iPad and iPhone Out of the Box
This session will cover just the basics of using the IPad including the parts, how to use the touchscreen interface and take a look at some of the applications that come with the iPad. iPads will be available to use for this session. With Juli Haugen.

8:30-10am How to Set Up a Book Group Sarah Brown will join us from Curtis Library to explain the different types of book clubs and how to set one up for you and your friends.

8:30-10am Eat to Beat Inflammation The latest research indicates that inflammation is the root of most of the chronic diseases of aging. New research links it to heart disease, dementia, and arthritis, as well as a host of other problems. Is your food plan on fire? Come learn the steps to cool it down! With Susan Fekety.

9-10:30am Fitness and You A beginner's guide to the Buck Fitness Center including a group discussion on sets and reps, machines vs. free weights, how much should I lift and an all-important orientation to the Buck Fitness Center. Certainly a class for the beginner or new to fitness person.  With Ken Saindon.

2-3:30pm Blood Pressure Screening (newly listed!) There are no early warning signs of high blood pressure. High blood pressure makes it harder for the heart to pump blood. When it remains undetected and untreated it increases your risk of having:  heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.  Jessica Loney, RN, MSN, Community Health Improvement Department at Mid Coast Hospital will offer FREE screenings, no appointment necessary.

2-3:30pm Walk-a-thon and Chocolate Reception at Farley Field House To celebrate the successful conclusion of our first annual Staff Enrichment Days, BAS/SSAC is organizing a fun walk-a-thon at Farley Field House for the benefit of Bowdoin staff in need.  The College has agreed to make a donation to the Bowdoin Staff Assistance Fund based on the number of laps we log on the Farley track between 2:00 and 3:30 pm.  It’s an opportunity to get together with friends and also make a meaningful contribution to a good cause.  Join us for one lap or several plus a delicious reception featuring decadent chocolate desserts.  A rewarding experience for all.