Reflections, contemplation and harmony


Autumn@Adams "Health, Fitness, and Beyond/Salud, Buena Forma Física y Más," includes exploring meditation and inner peace. Events planned for Wednesday, September 11, include the Last Lecture, a temporary labyrinth, a food drive for the local food bank, and mindfulness meditation.

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Dr. Tracy Doyle

Last Lecture

Speaking from experience as professors, mother, musician, and women, Dr. Leslie Cramblet Alvarez, associate professor of psychology, and Dr. Tracy Doyle, professor and chair of music, will address the audience during the Last Lecture event of the 2013 Adams State University Autumn@Adams Week.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Adams State McDaniel Hall room 101. The discussion is free and open to the public. Free refreshments will be served.

Doyle titled her presentation, "The Long and Winding Road..." She said: "Our journey through life can be compared to traveling a road, sometimes straight and narrow, and other times, as The Beatles described it, 'long and winding.' We may not know why life takes us from one point to another, until looking in the rear view mirror, at which point it becomes crystal clear."

Alvarez said her talk, "The "Last" Lecture…or, hopefully, just-under-mid-career musings on life and lessons," will be in part autobiographical and address how she fell in love with psychology and became an educator even though she never wanted to teach. "I'll also talk about my life lessons so far and how I'm still developing as a person."

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Dr. Leslie Alvarez

Labyrinth and Meditation

Inner peace and meditation will be explored during the 2013 Adams State University Autumn@Adams Week. A temporary labyrinth will be imprinted on the south lawn of McDaniel Hall from September 9 through September 14.

Labyrinths have been used as spiritual tools across cultures since ancient times. The experience of walking a labyrinth may range from playful to profound. Done reflectively, labyrinths mirror the inner journey.

A "Labyrinth Walk of Abundance" will take place on Wednesday, September 11. The event will include a brief orientation and dedication of the labyrinth at 4 p.m. and throughout the day, the community is invited to nourish body and soul by bringing non-perishable food items to place along the path. Food will be donated to the local food bank.

A mindfulness meditation will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 through Thursday, Sept. 12, at the labyrinth.

McDaniel Hall is located on First Street, on the north side of campus near the stoplight. Parking is located east of McDaniel Hall. Adams State parking lots do not require permits after 5 p.m.

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Healthy Living Workshop

Do you want to work more vegies into your diet? Interested in learning an easy way to preserve the bounty of your garden or the farmers' market?

Join us for a Vegetable Fermentation Workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the Adams State University East Campus (formerly Evans Elementary) Kitchen.

All participants will prepare their own jar of fermented vegetables to take home. Suggested donation of $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please bring clean jars with lids, and/or your favorite vegetables if you like. We will also provide jars and a wide array of fresh produce.

The event is sponsored by Adams State AmeriCorps, the Local Foods Coalition and Empowering People through Food.

For a complete schedule of Autumn@Adams events, visit Autumn@Adams, or call 719-587-7827.