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.

Questions? Contact Lizzie Rios lrios@llu.edu (ext. 83378) or Yolanda Martinez ymartinez@llu.edu (ext. 43787).

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Date Workshop Speaker Title Workshop Description Location Media
10/18/17
5-5:50 pm
David Sobel, MD, MPH Happiness & Health: Enriching Life with Healthy Pleasures Learn how scientific evidence suggests that doing what is pleasurable, from sensory delights to selfless pleasures, from optimism to laughter, pays off twice: immediate enjoyment and better health. Centennial Complex, Damazo Amphitheater

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11/01/17
5-5:50 pm
Annie O'Neil, Film Producer Phil's Camino: A Short Film about a Long Walk For years, Phil dreamt of walking the 500-mile ancient pilgrimage route across Spain, El Camino de Santiago. Although at first this was an unattainable dream due to stage-IV cancer and weekly chemo treatments, Phil found that the rhythm of walking presented "healing" in a way never before experienced. Centennial Complex, Damazo Amphitheater Download Flyer
11/15/17
5-5:50 pm
Barbara Hernandez, PhD, MFT Nurturing Wholeness in Relationships Dr. Hernandez will discuss the impact of relationship quality on social, emotional and physical health. Tools will be provided for enriching and understanding close relationships. Centennial Complex, Damazo Amphitheater

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11/29/17
5-5:50 pm
LLU All-school Panel Teamwork in Action: A Powerful Story of Interprofessional Collaboration Hear the true story of the interprofessional collaboration of a medical team who saved the lives of two young car-accident victims. Centennial Complex, Damazo Amphitheater

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12/06/17
5-5:50 pm
Alessandra Sorace, Vocalist The Beauty of Christmas: A Concert by Alessandra Sorace In celebration of the Christmas season, join Alessandra Sorace in a musical journey back to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Centennial Complex, Damazo Amphitheater Download Flyer
01/10/18
5-5:50 pm
Adam Arechiga, PsyD, DrPH, MA Anxiety and Loneliness in Graduate School This lecture will focus on the common issues of anxiety and loneliness that can arise during graduate school. The attendee will learn practical ways to help manage these issues so that graduate school can be a successful experience. Centennial Complex, Damazo Amphitheater

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01/24/18
5-5:50 pm
Danny Handysides, DrPH, MPH, CHG The War on Weed: Ethical, Legal and Medical Issues of Marijuana This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of this contemporary social issue. Attendees will understand the dangers and potential therapeutic benefits of marijuana use. Centennial Complex, Damazo Amphitheater

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02/28/18
5-5:50 pm
Pastor Chris Stanley Finding and Connecting with a Community of Faith This lecture will explore the benefits and challenges of choosing, belonging and integrating into a community of faith in a personal and fulfilling manner. Centennial Complex, Damazo Amphitheater

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03/7/18
5-5:50 pm
Henry Garcia, PT, DPT, OCS Childhood Obesity: Challenges We Face This workshop will discuss challenges related to childhood obesity and offer promising strategies to address this problem facing our children. Centennial Complex, Damazo Amphitheater

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04/11/18
5-5:50 pm
Wes Youngberg, DrH, MPH, FACLM Insulin Resistance of Brain and Brawn: Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease This lecture will highlight major factors that combine in unique ways to elicit Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease. It will include strategies that prevent and support the reversal of early forms of Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease. Centennial Complex, Damazo Amphitheater Download Flyer

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