Check out the latest and greatest of this week’s Cal U Together Apart! This week we have an educational workshop, some happy little clouds, virtual amusement parks, and even something for your dog!
Sign up today by clicking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/serving-youth-who-are-homeless-and-unaccompanied-registration-113127776224
The Joy of Painting
Who doesn’t like some happy little clouds in their life?! The Joy of Painting by Bob Ross now has over 70 episodes available for your viewing pleasure!
Explore Disney Parks from the comfort of your home!
Virtual Rides – https://www.romper.com/p/while-disney-world-disneyland-are-closed-take-your-kids-on-virtual-rides-22622893?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=owned&utm_campaign=romper&utm_content=1584384902&utm_term=share&fbclid=IwAR3_FPMK0UatnsrvzYkAZIPioFtRGAmMG3g3peA3k-R_h595wbsuHEyemSw
More time at home means more time with man’s best friend. Take advantage of this time and teach your dog new tricks!
Cal U Wellness Services – resources to support your mental and/or physical health
University support services are still available to students during the remote learning period and ongoing throughout the summer. If you are looking for resources to support your mental and/or physical health, academic concerns, personal needs or conflicts, or any other issue serving as a barrier to your success, please contact Rachel Michaels, Director of Student Wellness Support Services at [email protected] Rachel can assist you in connecting with a variety of University support services on campus, as well as off campus resources.
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 [email protected] and she can direct your question to the appropriate staff member.
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/
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
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:
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 [email protected]
PhiredUp is providing free online resources:
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
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:
YouTube TEAMS instruction video: https://youtu.be/bK6ArmNdseo
Zoom Meeting Application and how to use the conferencing software.
Zoom meetings: https://calu.zoom.us
Email (web client) – https://outlook.com/calu.edu
Office 365 Online https://office.com
Online Library Resources: https://library.calu.edu
Zoom background features using Canva: https://www.canva.com/ to jazz up your zoom meeting backgrounds.
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.
“Madden 20/FIFA 20 eSports Ladder Tournament on IMLeagues: “www.imleagues.com/cup”
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/
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