Tag: Sober Students

ADHD Strategies

Procrastination is one of the chronic problems with those who suffer from ADHD. Psych Central associate editor, Margarita Tartakovsky, talked to some experts who also struggle with adult ADHD and reported on some strategies and solutions for dealing with this procrastination. Here is what she found: Set mini goals, rather than long-term goals Use technology and apps Focus on the end result and how good you will feel once you accomplish something Work on tasks for just a short period of time Utilize momentum: when things are going good, keep going My personal strategy: use the fun enjoyable activities (such as mountain biking) as a reward for accomplishing the tasks I don’t want to do Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U

Sober for Subway

Every year Colorado Mountain College puts on an Alcohol Awareness Week at its Spring Valley Campus! The Jaywalker U students will be sharing their experience strength and hope next Monday night at 7:00pm for the “Sober for Subway” student panel. Come enjoy some food and hear the stories of the sober students here at Jaywalker U! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Collegiate Recreation Centers

A 2013 survey by Nirsa: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation reports that 92 schools are planning on building elite recreation centers:  water theme parks and lazy rivers.  Recreation center users are evolving from sweat drenched body builders and athletes to students who are looking for a new social arena.  The new recreation centers are instrumental in marketing and retention, especially in the less elite universities.  Purdue and Michigan State report that students’ use of the gym has a positive correlation academically.  The theme parks are attractive and function similarly to grocery store marketing–get customers through the door and they will buy something.  Once you get a student to a rec center, they may start working out or join a fitness class. Themed recreation centers are becoming the social axis of many campuses. Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U

JWU Goals Group

Every week the men of Jaywalker U engage in a group to address personal goals that they have set and tracked during the previous week. Recovery principles ask us to participate in each others recovery by being supportive. This group provides a safe place for the men to ask for help in both setting and reaching these goals, and they do it together, as a team. The following list is what we focus on each week at JWU: 1. Recovery 2. Academics 3. Spirituality 4. Relationships/Family 5. Pre-professional 6. Household Duties 7. Health and Fitness As we ask for help, engage the support offered and follow through with our stated objectives we get closer every week to becoming the men we really want to be. This is the mission of our Goals and Accountability Group. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

JWU Colleges

Jaywalker U collaborates not only with Colorado Mountain College (CMC), but also works closely with Colorado Technical University (CTU) and Grand Canyon University (GCU).  The relationship with CTU and GCU lets Jaywalker U accept students on rolling admissions.  This means that not only do we have students start our program at the beginning of each semester, but we can also have students start our program mid-semester and take online classes through CTU and GCU. Classes at CTU and GCU start on a weekly and monthly basis.  This flexibility allows ours students the opportunity to take classes when they need as well as a variety of different classes. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

JWU StrengthsQuest

What are your strengths that will enhance your academic choices and propel you into the career that fits your strengths and feeds your spirit?  Each student at Jaywalker U will take the StrengthsQuest Finder and discover their top five strengths and how to apply those strengths to life today and in the future.  This concept is a different and exciting way to look at what already exists within an individual rather than focusing on a person’s weaknesses and trying to fix them or alter them.  By utilizing the inherent strengths a person possesses they are able to make decisions and build confidence by knowing themselves and then build on these assets in order to achieve academic, career and personal excellence. After students take the online questionnaire, they will better understand such things as how they prefer to study, how they best prepare for exams and how they relate to their…

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JWU Multi-pitch Climb

Recently JWU spent the day with Johann Aberger and two other expert rock climbing guides for what I thought was to be a short jaunt up Petit Blue.  The jaunt was indeed short, but the climb was long and challenging.  The focus of this outing was to face fear and move through it with courage, and for me, trust in our guide, Amos,  to whom I was attached with a climbing rope for three hours.  I have rocked climbed in the past, but past experiences did little to prepare me for the climb up Petit Blue.  It was a multi-pitch climb in which my climbing partner, Matt, was connected to me equal distance as I was to our guide.  When I use the term multi-pitch, I am using it lightly.  I did not count the number of pitches, but suffice it to say that a dozen would be an understatement.  Fear…

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29 Years

Jaywalker U Program Director, Janet DeMars, celebrated 29 years of sobriety yesterday! Janet has been with Jaywalker U for two years now and has been a tremendous help to the students as well as myself. Along with working individually with the Jaywalker U students, Janet also counsels students at Colorado Mountain College. After moving to Carbondale from Minnesota Janet rekindled her love for the outdoors. She picked up mountain biking and road bike riding the day she got here. Recently, she started racing road bikes across the state of Colorado. Last month she participated in a 100 mile road bike ride and rumor has she will be entering another one next month. Congratulations Janet and thank you for everything you do! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

RIDE CMC

Ride CMC – Fall 2014 Shuttle Schedule RIDE CMC is a shuttle service operating Monday – Thursday between CMC-Spring Valley, Thunder River Market (RFTA connection), CMC-Glenwood and CMC-Carbondale providing free transportation to classes for students. CMC student ID required to ride (or photo ID plus your class schedule) For information call 947-8200 Morning Route (Mon-Thurs) CMC Spring Valley CMC Glenwood CMC Carbondale Thunder River Market CMC Spring Valley 7:10 7:30 7:45 7:55 8:05 8:30 8:45 9:00 9:05 9:30 9:45 9:55 10:30  10:45 11:00 11:15 11:50 12:05p 12:20p 12:35p  Afternoon Route (Mon-Thurs) CMC Spring Valley Thunder River Market CMC Carbondale CMC Glenwood Thunder River Market CMC Spring Valley 3:00 3:15  3:30  3:55  4:10  4:20 4:30 4:45  5:00  5:25  5:40  5:55 8:30 8:45  9:00  9:25  9:40  9:55 Stop locations (Look for RIDE CMC sign) CMC-Spring Valley – front of Calaway Academic Building CMC-Glenwood – west side of GW Center CMC-Carbondale – front…

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2014 JWU Fall Orientation

Every semester the Jaywalker U students embark on a team-building/transformational trip where they not only work on themselves but also bond with their peers. For the second year in a row the Jaywalker U men headed to Steamboat Springs to explore their inner selves, get to know their peers, and spend some time relaxing and playing before starting the fall semester. We started the trip on Monday at Rabbit Ears Pass with local Carbondale life coach, Johann Aberger, for a day of hiking, climbing, team-building, and personal transformation. Throughout the day the students spent time looking at who they are and who they want to become all the while maintaining the principles of recovery and living a day at a time. At day’s end, Johann challenged everyone to look at their values, their passions, and to write a life purpose statement. After returning from the day with Johann, the guys…

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