Cal U Together Apart: Virtual resources and calendar of events, courtesy of Student Affairs. (June 25, 2020 edition)

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Cal U President Geraldine M. Jones crowned Homecoming royalty during halftime at the football game on Oct. 12, 2019. From left, Eric Townsend was crowned Homecoming King; Co-Queens were Maddie Rush and Cynthia Obiekezie.

Friday Night Live

7 p.m. – June 26 | https://www.facebook.com/degyentertainment/

Friday Night Live is back!  This Friday features Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with Dirk Miller, Blanco Brown, and Tyler from Neon Trees!  Tune in this Friday to get your music fix!

Documentaries

https://www.pbssocal.org/uncategorized/179-history-documentaries-you-can-watch-right-now-no-membership-required/

Well over 150 free documentaries available covering a wide expanse of topics!

Travel

https://www.getyourguide.com/magazine/the-world-at-home/

Travel the world from home!  Explore incredible experiences from around the world with a variety of virtual tours!

Knowledge

https://www.ted.com/playlists/171/the_most_popular_talks_of_all

TED talks are a great way to gain insight and knowledge about numerous topics!

Student Affairs offers resources to students affected by COVID-19 outbreak

If you are in need of resources related to food, basic utilities, mental health concerns, etc., please contact us at studentaffairs@calu.edu or call 724-938-4439. You can also visit one of these ever-growing, ever-changing online resources:

Pittsburgh area

Philadelphia area

Fayette/Washington/Greene area

Virtual resources available to students

Cal U Counseling Center Services:

The Cal U Counseling Center therapists are offering distance counseling for ongoing clients who are currently living in Pennsylvania (or whose state allows out-of-state practitioners).  For other students, the therapists are offering brief consultations to help locate other resources.  Students can call 724-938-4056 to leave a message, or email the therapists:  bonfini@calu.edu; golphin@calu.edu; or moeller@calu.edu.  In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 or your county’s emergency number.   For more information, visit https://www.calu.edu/news/announcements/view.asp?ID=22977.

The Student Association, Inc. (SAI)

SAI staff are working remotely from home.  We are available to answer questions via email.  Please email Nicole Arthur at arthur@calu.edu and she can direct your question to the appropriate staff member.

 

 

Cal U podcast, “The Vulcan Nation,” available on Spotify.

 

Cal U Alumni Podcast on Spotify:  http://ow.ly/Xszu50yNYoD

Cal Times FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CalUTimes

CUTV FB: https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaUniversityTelevision/

WCAL: https://www.facebook.com/91.9WCAL/

 

 

Planet Fitness “Home Work-Ins”

Health & Wellness

Planet Fitness Work-Ins| Daily live streams at 7 p.m. |https://www.facebook.com/planetfitness

Free Library of Planet Fitness Work-Ins – https://www.youtube.com/planetfitness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greater Washington County Food Bank

Food Banks:

The Greater Washington County Food Bank (GWCFB.org) is open and has increased operations. If you are out of work without pay, you are eligible to receive food sourced from the state and federal government from a food bank or food pantry in Pennsylvania. This includes service workers who are unable to get shifts or hourly wage employees of non-essential businesses that have voluntarily closed due to COVID-19 mitigation.

You will need to complete an application for supplemental food assistance, and signatures have been temporarily waived due to COVID-19. You will be asked to provide your household size and weekly income level as of the day you apply. Complete income guidelines can be found at agriculture.pa.gov. Please call (724) 632 – 2190 x 107 to verbally complete your Application for Supplemental Food Assistance, or complete online on our sign-up page.

Fayette County Community Action Food Bank:
https://www.fccaa.org/programs-and-services.jsp?pageId=2090611881251049973235630

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank: https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/get-help/

If you are needing food assistance outside of the areas listed above, please contact
Diane Hasbrouck at Hasbrouck_d@calu.edu.

Fraternity/Sorority Life:

PhiredUp is providing free online resources:
http://blog.phiredup.com/phired-up-provides-free-on-line-fraternitysorority-growth-education/?fbclid=IwAR2Q2XOhnxX0Dv7Lh0dwgaydWFwp7nl5Yt9E6_srFBIYSslIfFUEk42bZgc

Health and Wellness:

Allegheny Health Network: COVID-19 drive through virus testing information: https://www.ahn.org/news/03-18-2020/ahn-to-open-4-drive-collection-sites-covid-19-testing-throughout-western-pa

Library:
Internet Archive – Nonprofit library consisting of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

 

Meetings and Podcasts:
Virtual meeting tips: https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5bedc8521b35278d680e478b/5e7251d0760345bb15274d52_Virtual%20Meeting%20Tips%20(Phired%20Up%20%26%20TechniPhi%20FREE%20Resource).pdf

TEAMS also has some features that are helpful for video chatting or even instant messaging. The chat feature has been helpful for quick dialogue throughout the day with colleagues.
Here are two tutorials conference services has found helpful:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/microsoft-teams-video-training-4f108e54-240b-4351-8084-b1089f0d21d7

 

YouTube TEAMS instruction video: https://youtu.be/bK6ArmNdseo

Zoom Meeting Application and how to use the conferencing software.

https://zoom.us/download

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362413-How-Do-I-Schedule-Meetings-

Zoom meetings: https://calu.zoom.us

Email (web client) – https://outlook.com/calu.edu

Office 365 Online https://office.com

D2L: https://calu.desire2learn.com

Online Library Resources: https://library.calu.edu

Zoom background features using Canva: https://www.canva.com/ to jazz up your zoom meeting backgrounds.

 

Virtual workout classes includes a variety of fitness approaches so you can find the right option to stay healthy while staying home.

Recreation and Activities:

YMCA – Boot Camp Yoga – 60 FREE online classes. The classes are available at ymca360.org.
No membership is needed to access the classes.

eSports:
“Madden 20/FIFA 20 eSports Ladder Tournament on IMLeagues: “www.imleagues.com/cup

 

Virtual Fitness

Popsugar Fitness:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBINFWq52ShSgUFEoynfSwg

Beginner Bodyweight Workout:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L77b57erQ4M

Fitness Bender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L77b57erQ4M

Down Dog Fitness App: https://www.downdogapp.com/ (completely free until 4/1 or free until 7/1 for students/teachers if you sign up with your school account)

Beginner Flexibility Routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_xrDAtykMI

Yoga for Anxiety and Stress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJbRpHZr_d0

Yoga for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7AYKMP6rOE

Peloton App: https://www.onepeloton.com/app (free for 90 days)

MyFitnessPal Apps: https://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps

Virtual YMCA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGt_IpceP_xQhhCMCrut_A?app=desktop

blogilates: https://www.youtube.com/user/blogilates/playlists (Full length pilates inspired workouts you can follow along at home)

Sarah’s Day: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR7omILXQ3ZjPDLakbk_OWTFZFh3Odorh (Quick workouts designed to work up a sweat and burn fat)

Additional List of Free or Reduce Services: https://www.militaryspouse.com/news/free-services-during-coronavirus-quarantine/

Outdoor Recreation

Find the best place to hike near you: https://www.alltrails.com/us/pennsylvania

Various Parks and Trails in Washington County: https://www.co.washington.pa.us/164/Parks-Recreation (Some parks may be closed as a precaution)

Various Parks and Trails in Fayette County: https://www.fayettecountypa.org/538/Parks-Trails (Some parks may be closed as a precaution)

Venture Outdoors Walks: https://walks.ventureoutdoors.org/?addr=&view=tiles&elev=under100%2Cover100&type=paved%2Cunpaved%2Ctrail&leng=under1%2Cover1&prox=near%2Cmid%2Cfar