Incorporating Mindfulness into Student Affairs Practice

Seawolf Howls

Conversation Café 2015 also included four Seawolf Howls. Seawolf Howls are 10-minute talks grounded in the Student Affairs core themes contributed by UAA faculty and staff that provide colleagues an innovative look at topics near and dear to student affairs and UAA.

Watch the Seawolf Howl “Thriving Through Change” presented by Cathy Ewing and then click on the links below to watch the other Seawolf Howls.
Incorporating Mindfulness into Student Affairs Practice
Kerry DavisKerry Davis

Thich Nhat Hanh once said “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” However, if we’re bogged down in our silos, we might miss these moments…these opportunities. How can we care for our workplace responsibilities if we can’t care for ourselves? Compassion for our colleagues, our students, and the work we do starts with compassion and caring for ourselves. Consider becoming more focused, more creative, and more connected to the work you do through the practice of mindfulness.

Kerry Davis is the office manager for the Department of Residence Life, serves as a SafeZone trainer and is co-advisor of The Family, UAA’s LGBTQA+ student club. She has previously worked as an adjunct faculty member with the CIOS and English departments at UAA, and at the Chugiak-Eagle River Campus teaching courses in business writing, office procedures, creative writing in 4 genres ,and intermediate non-fiction; and as a staff member with both Student Media and Student Activities. When not at UAA, Kerry enjoys spending time with her friends, practicing yoga, writing, and taking long walks with her partner and their dogs. Kerry was recently accepted into a 200 hour professional yoga teacher training program and will begin her 10-month training in August 2015, during which she hopes to integrate her therapeutic intent and yogic principles into her daily work at UAA.

Incorporating Mindfulness into Student Affairs Practice

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