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Wil Alexander Wholeness Series

The Wil Alexander Wholeness Series (WAWS) carries the name of one of Loma Linda University’s well-known and best-loved educators, Wil Alexander, PhD. The series is dedicated to honoring Dr. Alexander’s legacy by shedding light on topics of wholeness, personal and professional development, care of creation, diversity, and service. WAWS workshops are held from 5:00 to 5:50 p.m., fall through spring quarters, in Damazo Amphitheater, Centennial Complex, unless otherwise specified.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend these free events; reservations are not required.

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Date Workshop Speaker Title Workshop Description Location Media

09/28/16
5-6 pm

Joel Fuhrman, MD Nutritional Excellence, The Most Powerful Medicine This presentation reviews the basic principles of nutritional excellence, and the features of a dietary portfolio to maximally lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reverse type II diabetes and heart disease, and lower the risk of dementia and cancer.  The effectiveness of a "Nutritarian" diet has been proven through research and case studies and can be incorporated into the busiest schedules. University Church

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10/19/16
5-5:50 pm
Featuring:
Kenneth Wright, PhD &
Brady Greer
A Plague of Angels: The Story of Typhoid Mary - A play by Mark St. Germain The story of Mary Mallon, an Irish immigrant and asymptomatic carrier of Typhoid Fever, who infected  many in the State of New York. This gripping account tells of faith tested in the face of loss. Damazo Amphitheater

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11/02/16
5-5:50 pm
E. Patrick Hoag, DDS, M.Ed; David Maupin, MBA, CFP From Redlands to the Roof of Africa: Taking Fitness to 19,341 feet Hear stories from three fearless professionals who took their life's journey of fitness and friendship to 19,341 feet as they hiked Mount Kilimanjaro.     Damazo Amphitheater

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11/16/16
5-5:50 pm

Carla Gober, PhD, MS, MPH A Certain Kind of Light: The Power of Story to Transform Lives A moving documentary featuring Dr. Wil Alexander, who dared to bring the art and science of story into every patient experience.  What can we hear if we really listen?     Damazo Amphitheater

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11/30/16
5-5:50 pm
Amy Hayton, MD, MPH Using Written Reflection to Make Meaning and Create Wholeness Reflective writing helps health professionals make sense of their challenging and beautiful experiences. This workshop will teach you the components of writing reflections, enhancing professionalism and personal wholeness. Damazo Amphitheater

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01/11/17
5-5:50 pm
Tony Valenzuela, DPT, EdD Living Our Mission: LLU Students Serve Loma Linda University students will share personal stories of service in our community. Damazo Amphitheater

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01/25/17
5-5:50 pm
Robert Sallis, MD Exercise and Brain Health: What's the Connection? This lecture will highlight the positive effects that exercise has on the structure and function of the brain and ultimately how it helps prevent and treat most common neurological and psychological conditions. Damazo Amphitheater

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02/08/17
5-5:50 pm
Larry Chinnock, DPT Credit Scores and School Debt: How They Affect Your Life This workshop will explore credit scores, how they affect purchasing power, and the advantages of early loan payoff.  Damazo Amphitheater

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03/08/17
5-5:50 pm

Glenn Russell, DMin International Sagas: Stories from the Edge The speaker will share stories from global humanitarian efforts, drawing from international friendships and personal spiritual discoveries. Damazo Amphitheater Download Flyer
03/29/17
5-5:50 pm
Bret Mahoney Thinking TWICE: The Five Elements of Quality Customer Service Learn about exemplary customer service elements through an interactive experience that includes:  Teamwork, Wholeness, Integrity, Compassion, and Excellence (TWICE). Damazo Amphitheater

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04/12/17
5-5:50 pm
Frank Randall, MD
& Praveen Injeti, MA, MFT, OT/L
Romeo and Juliet: How to Avoid the Drama Learn to cultivate relationships from a place of self love and security. Damazo Amphitheater

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04/19/17
5-5:50 pm
Roger Woodruff, MD Beating Burnout: Recreating Passion and Purpose This workshop will provide strategies for maintaining excitement and enthusiasm for your profession to avoid career burnout.  Damazo Amphitheater

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