Center for Faculty Innovation

FWWW: April 8-9 Programs

Mon, 8 Apr 2024 8:30 AM - Tue, 9 Apr 2024 5:00 PM

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As April is designated National Stress Awareness Month, the CFI and its partners are pleased to host the inaugural Faculty Wellness and Wellbeing Week. The week of April 8-11, there will be several opportunities for faculty to reflect on and focus on their wellness and wellbeing. 

In partnership with Balanced Dukes, Common Health, JMU Libraries, and Talent Development, the CFI has developed several programs designed for faculty to reflect and focus on wellness and wellbeing. 

This exciting collaborative effort provides full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and academic unit leaders with opportunities to focus on different dimensions of wellness and wellbeing.


Please refer to the Faculty Wellness and Wellbeing Week website for the full week's details and schedule.

All events require a registration and have a purple registration button at the end of each program announcement.

If this is your first time visiting the CFI Program registration page this semester, be sure to clear your browser cache/cookies and update your profile information (including updating your college/division and department) during the registration process!

You will be asked to sign in to the secure site using your JMU eID and password (through DUO).

Monday - April 8, 2024
Chair Yoga: Techniques for Home and Office

In collaboration with Talent & Development

Come join colleagues for a quick 20-minute session of chair yoga and learn strategies of rest and relaxation that you will be able to use at your desk.

Sessions will begin at 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Each session will also include a zoom option for those unable to attend in person. 

Light refreshments will be available.


Hybrid: The Union - Taylor 400 & Online via Zoom

Session 1

8:30 AM

Session 2

9 AM

Register by April 5, 11:59 PM 

Makery Tour and Mixed Media Painting

In collaboration with JMU Libraries

CFI is excited to present two opportunities to engage in wellness and wellbeing in Rose Library.

Start with a tour of the JMU Makery space on the first floor of Rose Library and learn about opportunities for personal and professional creative outlet.

Return in the afternoon for a relaxing hour of creating mixed media art using acrylic paints and regular household items. All art supplies provided! No prior art experience is necessary.

Light refreshments will be available.


Registration for the following events are separate. Space is limited.

Cancelled - Makery Space Tour

  • Rose Library, Makery Space - 1st floor
  • 10 - 11 AM

Mixed Media Painting

  • Rose Library 5308
  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM 


Register by April 5, 12 PM

Tuesday - April 9, 2024
Massage Therapy

In collaboration with Restorative Massage Therapy

Come join the CFI and experience rest and self-care through massage therapy. The CFI has partnered with Restorative Massage Therapy to offer massages from 10 AM to 2 PM for JMU Faculty. Light refreshments will be available.

Light refreshments will be available.

Facilitator: Joe LeBlanc, CHBS & CFI

Partner: Restorative Massage Therapy

  • The Union - Warren 256
  • 10 AM - 2 PM
  • Individual sessions last approximately 15-minutes each


Register by April 8, 11:59 PM

CFI programs will be canceled automatically if JMU is closed for inclement weather.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations or accommodations (e.g., dietary, disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in your account profile. You may also reach out to us at or (540) 568-4846.