Message from the President/Superintendent & Tauzer Lecture
Greetings to all Faculty and Staff!
Welcome back to a new semester. It’s my pleasure to invite you to join me at the Spring 2015 Professional Development Activity day on Thursday, February 12.
This spring, our program theme recognizes our efforts at "Creating a Culture of Success" with workshops designed to give you tools to support your success and the success of our students.
Each of you, through your daily efforts, are an important part of facilitating our students' success. The Professional Development Committee and SRJC presenters have developed a program designed to support those efforts through professional growth. This spring's program, in response to your feedback, has been expanded to provide nearly 60 workshops covering a wide section of interests.
In addition to this extensive menu of workshops, one of the highlights of the Spring PDA program is the Brook Tauzer Faculty Lecture. This year the faculty being honored is Karen Stanley from the Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Department. I am looking forward to an engergetic and invigorating presentation!
I truly appreciate all of the dedication of our faculty, staff, and administrators. We all take great pride in being associated with one of the premier community colleges in the nation. This full day of professional development activities each semester is an important part of supporting the development and collegial collaboration of our college and a vital part in Creating a Culture of Success.
I look forward to seeing you on PDA day!
Brook Tauzer Faculty Lecture
The Brook Tauzer Faculty Lecture is the highlight of PDA Day each spring, and an honor for the faculty member selected to give it. The Tauzer Lecture is a long-time SRJC tradition (since 1987) named in honor of Brook Tauzer, who is an emeritus professor of history and former Vice President of Academic Affairs at SRJC. He worked at the college from 1955 through 1986.
The Tauzer Lecturer is an SRJC faculty member who has been selected for teaching excellence by a committee consisting of former Tauzer Lecturers.
Brook Tauzer 2015 Faculty Lecturer:
Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Department
2015 Spring Tauzer Lecture:
Choosing Wellness: Simple, accessible, and affordable choices for truly vibrant Health!
Americans are sicker than we have ever been in history, with most chronic diseases being diet and lifestyle-related. However, small changes to improve our wellness, made consistently, can lead to big results!
The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as “an active, dynamic process of change and growth, becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling, successful life.”
Benefits of optimal wellness include: being happier, more energetic and productive, increased cognitive function, decreased stress, less absenteeism, less risk of disease, depression, and early death.
Remember, you cannot take care of others or contribute much, unless you take care of yourself first - physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and socially.
Together, we will actively participate in reviewing wellness tips to achieve your own optimal health and wellness.
Wellness Resource Link