Faculty Flourishing Week 2021


Brought to you by YOUR Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

All Week


Virtual Walk/Run Mileage Challenge

·       Keep track of the miles you run or walk between November 12 and November 19. Log your miles by filling out this short form by 12:00 PM on Friday, November 20. The College/School with the most miles logged per participant (we'll add up the miles and divide by the number of participants), gets bragging rights as the runningest/walkingest College/School of Radford University!  

Appreciation Board in the Library (main campus)

·       Check out the whiteboard near the entrance of McConnell Library to see notes of appreciation from students and staff.


Tuesday, November 16

12:15-12:45    Faculty/Staff HIIT Fitness Class (Peters Hall Studio)

·      Join colleagues for a high intensity workout!  (**see the below for information on how to register for events in the rec center)

4-4:45 pm       Faculty/Staff Fun Run (Dedmon Center, main campus)

·       Join Heather and friends for a “no drop” (i.e., no one will be left behind) jog along the river.  Meet in parking lot “Z” (down at the Dedmon Center).  Register here.

4:30-5:30        Faculty/Staff BodyPump Fitness Class (Peters Hall Studio)

·      Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP™ gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more. (**see the below for information on how to register for events in the rec center)


Wednesday, November 17

All Day:           Faculty/Staff “Workout Wednesday” in the student rec center (main campus)

·       You’re invited to Workout Wednesday at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC)! In honor of Faculty and Staff Wellness Week, Radford University’s state-of-the-art recreational facility will be open to all university employees for free! There will be:

o   facility tours at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm

o   walking groups on the indoor track at 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, and 12:30pm

o   lunchtime pick-up basketball in the three-court gym

o   open recreation on all three floors (weight room, cardio machines, indoor track, pickleball, basketball, etc.)

o   a full schedule of group fitness classes including cycle, BODYPUMP, POUND, yoga, dance, HIIT, and more! 

·       Please bring your ONE card for building access! Questions? Email D.J. Preston, dpreston12@radford.edu

12-12:50 pm   BURNOUT! A Special Edition of the Podcast Lunch and Learn (Zoom)

·      Gather, listen, and actively reflect on the podcast episode, “Burnout is Everyone’s Problem.” This unique learning exercise will allow you to examine the issues of ‘burnout’ through group listening and actively engaging in a back-channel dialog via a live chat. The podcast we’ll listen to is “Burnout is Everyone’s Problem,” WorkLife with Adam Grant podcast. Burnout seems to be everywhere. But it's not inevitable. Come inside some high-pressure workplaces that have figured out how to fight exhaustion by redesigning jobs -- and changing cultures.  Register here.

1-3 pm             CITL Open House (McConnell Hall, main campus)

·       Join us in McConnell 270 for a tour of where the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning magic happens!  Explore virtual reality, make a craft, make a brief video, and enjoy some snacks and coffee/tea!  Door prizes!

5:30-6:30        Faculty/Staff Yoga (student rec center, main campus)

·       Join Angelina for a special session just for faculty/staff (**see the below for information on how to register for events in the rec center)


Thursday, November 18

All Day “Thank a Prof”

·       CITL colleagues will be sending notes of gratitude to individual faculty from students!  Thanks for all you do for your students, your colleagues, and Radford University.

10-10:50 am   Bullet Journaling (zoom)

·      Have you ever taken notes in a meeting only to lose them later? Have you ever reflected on an experience without writing it down, only to forget how that experience impacted your professional life? Bullet Journaling (BuJo) could be for you! Created by Ryder Carroll, BuJo is a way to be focused and productive in your personal and professional life. Intentional planning and reflection can help you become a better worker and leader. Bring a journal or notebook along with you (not required) to discuss the why and how of BuJo, while also exploring the materials you will need and the techniques you can use to get started. Register here.

12:15-12:45    Faculty/Staff HIIT Fitness Class (Peters Hall Studio)

·      Join colleagues for a high intensity workout!  (**see the below for information on how to register for events in the rec center)


Friday, November 19

10-12 am        Faculty Development comes to RUC

·       Join Heather Keith and David Halpin for bagels and coffee in RUC 1021.  Let us know what faculty development opportunities you would like to see at RUC, or just hang out and chat!

10-10:50 am   Greenhouse Tour (Reed Hall, main campus)

·      Spend a delightful hour with our amazing plant collection and enjoy a tour with Greenhouse manager Stephanie Huckestein.  Register here.


**To register for the HIIT, BodyPump, and Yoga classes, sign up using the Radford Rec app! You can download the app in your iOS app store or through Google Play. Use your Radford email to register. Once registered, open the app, select the “Peters Gym” widget on the second row, left side, then view all of the classes being offered that day. To sign up, select the class you’re interested in, select “join session”, check the box to sign the waiver, select the “next” banner, and then select the “sign-up” banner. Registration opens 24 hours in advance.