ATU Faculty and Staff Well-Being Series Debuts

All Arkansas Tech University faculty and staff are invited to participate in events and classes as part of a new ATU Faculty and Staff Well-Being series.

Dr. Erin Clair, associate professor of English and director of college operations in the ATU College of Arts and Humanities, is chairing the Faculty and Staff Well-Being committee. The initiative is housed in the ATU Office of Human Resources in partnership with The Joy Project in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Ongoing programs of the Faculty and Staff Well-Being initiative during the fall 2019 semester are:

  • Gentle Yoga for Stress Relief, 2-2:50 p.m., each Monday, ATU Department of Public Safety
  • Meditation Series for Faculty and Staff, 2-2:30 p.m., each Friday, Rothwell Hall room 138

Remaining specialized sessions include:

  • Therapeutic Writing Techniques, 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, Witherspoon Hall room 126
  • Panel Discussion with St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Physicians, 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, Witherspoon Hall room 126
  • Fall Leaves Walk, 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, Petit Jean State Park Cedar Creek Trail
  • Golf Day, time TBD, Saturday, Nov. 23, Russellville Country Club
  • Stress-Relieving Kickboxing, 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, ATU Department of Public Safety

Faculty and staff who attend 10 events/classes will be entered in a drawing for a Garmin Vivoactive 3 smart watch.

Additional incentives include drawings for a full-spectrum lamp to reduce seasonal affective disorder and a T-shirt print by Neal Harrington, ATU professor of art.

For more information about the ATU Faculty and Staff Well-Being initiative, send e-mail to