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Adaptive Spin University Recreation Staff

This class will be taught by integrating the Kranckcycle, which is an upper body erg that allows participants of all abilities to experience a spin class. 

Location: Chinoook 20

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 

two students using a stationary bike, one modified for accessibility

Yappy Hour: Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals for Self-Care

Presented by Davi Kallman, Ph.D. and Jaymie Vandagriff, M.S.

Location: Zoom

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

students smiling with an excited dog smile in focus

Changing the Fitness Game: Unified Fitness with Morgan Larche and Della Norton

You will need the following to be able to fully participate:

  • Open space
  • A jump rope, long piece of tape, or string
  • A ball
  • cones, bottles, tape, or markers

Location: Zoom

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

group photo of the Unified Fitness team

Using Mindfulness to Manage the Frustrations of Academic Life with Tomie Gowdy-Burke

After a brief explanation of the effects of mindfulness on the body, we will engage in several short mindfulness exercises believed to assist in overcoming distractions and procrastination, as well as handling the stress and anxiety students face in their daily lives. 

Tomie (Pronouns: she/her/hers) came to WSU in 2010 to teach composition, rhetoric, and professional writing for the English Department, but her background in mental health led her to work with the Access Center to develop the Access Writing program that offers students one-on-one faculty mentoring throughout their time at WSU. 

Tomie began practicing mindfulness more than five years ago; since that time, she has found the exercises can assist with focusing her attention, calming her stress, managing her anxiety, and perhaps most surprising, helping her overcome the demands of battling breast cancer. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits mindfulness, feel free to contact Tomie by email at or leave a message on her office phone at 509-335-2609. 

Location: Zoom

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Headshot of Tomie Gowdy-Burke. She is wearing a pink jacket with black and white patterned scarf.

The Weight of Water Movie Showing and Q&A

The Weight of Water is a story of a blind man balancing fear in the chaos of kayaking whitewater rapids . . . not to mention drowning, and the powerful desire to be free from a prison of darkness. He embarks, alone in his own boat, into the home of the most iconic whitewater in the world, the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. 

BUDDY LEVY is the author of the bestselling Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition; No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon, GERONIMO: Leadership Strategies of An American Warrior, and River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana’s Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon. His books have been published in seven languages. He teaches writing at Washington State University and lives in Idaho.

Location: Zoom

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM