Well-Being Talk Series
Join Campus Recreation during a four part Well-Being Talk Series where we take a look deeper into the four elements of personal well-being - Achievement, Purpose, Relationships, and Resilience. Stream live from the comfort of your home via Microsoft Teams! The speakers leading these sessions have engaged in activities, organizations, careers, and personal experiences that have contributed positively to their well-being. Learn from each of these speakers about why personal well-being is important in their life, and how you as a student can incorporate these different elements of well-being in a way that enhances your life. At the end of each session, there will be an opportunity for Q&A for students to connect with the speakers and ask questions that they may have.
Schedule of Speakers & Registration
|Name of Well-Being Talk||Date||Time||Speaker Name||Link to Join Virtual Broadcast|
|Fueling Your Sense of Achievement||March 10th||6pm - 7pm||Colleen Murnane||Join Live Broadcast|
|Instilling a Sense of Purpose||March 17th||6pm - 7pm||Nick Williams||Join Live Broadcast|
|Building Healthy Relationships||March 24th||6pm - 7pm||Yohannes Berhane||Join Live Broadcast|
|Developing Personal Resilience||March 31st||6pm - 7pm||Baron Miller, LCDR, CHC, USN||Join Live Broadcast|
Fueling Your Sense of Achievement
March 10th, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Colleen Murnane graduated from Ohio University in 2019 with her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology, with minors in psychology and biological sciences. She is currently a second-year Doctorate of Physical Therapy student at Ohio State University. Within the last 7 years, she has ran 8 full marathons and completed 2 half-ironman triathlons. While she is currently training for her first full Ironman later this year, she often reflects on her achievements both physically and mentally. The self-growth and inner peace that she has gained through endurance sports despite adversity continue to fuel her motivation to achieve.
March 17th, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Nick Williams is a play-by-play announcer in Cincinnati, Ohio and hosts a podcast called the Disappointed Fan where he talks about his running experience. He’s a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. After a breakup and some self-reflection during his last semester of college, Nick started his running journey. Running has given him a sense of purpose and a drive to become mentally tougher. He is passionate about communication, sports and helping people find their own purpose regardless of where it comes from. Nick hopes to connect to Ohio University students through an honest account of his highs and lows in running.
Building Healthy Relationships
March 24th, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Yohannes Berhane is a servant leader in the Greater Cincinnati area who values people over programs. He is an Ohio University graduate with majors in Geography: Globalization & Development and Global Studies: War & Peace with a minor in Political Science. Yohannes is passionate about serving people and developing leaders, helping people become the best version of themselves. He leads a life of constant relationship building through intentionality and listening, shattering boundaries that society places between ages, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses and genders. He is now on staff with Young Life: an international, faith-based youth mentoring organization in the Urban Cincinnati area.
Developing Personal Resilience
March 31st, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Baron Miller, LCDR, CHC, USN
Lieutenant Commander Miller completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego in February 1996. Sergeant Miller served as a SAR Swimmer and attended Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) school in Brunswick, ME before being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 2000. Baron was commissioned as an active duty chaplain in November 2010 after graduating the Professional Naval Chaplaincy Basic Leadership Course. In 2013 LT Miller received orders to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where he served as Deputy Chaplain and overseer of all Protestant ministries. Chaplain Miller checked into Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command in February, 2016. During his tour at MARSOC, he traveled to East Africa, West Africa, Europe, and throughout CONUS supporting the Raider mission as well as earning his FMF pin. Chaplain Miller executed orders to Navy Recruiting Command, district Columbus, OH in July of 2018. As a Chaplain Officer Program Officer he leads the Chaplain recruiting effort across 5 districts totaling 11 states.
"For most of us, resiliency is a skill, not a gift which means it can be developed. By leaning into and pursuing hardship, pain, and some suffering, the tsunami of life's difficulties are reduced to a ripple. Whether your interests are personal development, suicide prevention and awareness, or coaching others, my hope is our time together will reinforce the tools you already have to build upon the resiliency you already possess."
-Baron Miller, LCDR, CHC, USN
Contact Tony Gregory, Assistant Director of Well-Being & Fitness for assistance