Penn Graduate Student Center

Penn Theme

About Penn Theme

Each year, the Penn Provost’s office sponsors a series of events around a theme chosen by faculty, staff and students.  Past themes have included: Evolution, Arts & the City, Water, Games, and Sound.

2014-15 is the Year of Health.  During the year we will explore health, wellness, and welfare across many areas of our lives. What role does health play in defining our history and guiding our future? In our relationships and interactions with others? In technological development? In business? How does health differ throughout the world, both conceptually and physically? What are some of the ethical and legal questions health raises? Join us for events devoted to this fascinating topic. And let us know if you have ideas for events related to Health during the year!

Year of Health

Mindful Meditation

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Conference Room (Lower Level), 3615 Locust Walk

Join your fellow grad students for guided meditation with Sandi Herman of Campus Health Initiatives. Mindful Meditation sessions will be held every Thursday at 12 noon in the lower level meeting room in the Grad Center at 3615 Locust Walk. 

Visualizing a Calm and Productive End to the Semester

Thursday, May 07, 2015, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Conference Room (Lower Level), 3615 Locust Walk

Join us for a workshop in which we will explore using guided imagery as means of relaxation.  Guided imagery is a practice that uses breath and all the senses to take the participant on a mentally visual journey to a calming place or situation.  Use this method to relax the body and mind and to discover sources of inner resilience.  You will return to your academic projects with a more positive and focused attitude. No experience necessary.

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM-8PM Friday: 9AM-6PM Weekends: 12 NOON-6PM

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221
215-746-6868
center@gsc.upenn.edu