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February 12, 2019

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

All Day 02-10 Cuba: Alumni Trip to Cuba (Multi-Day Event)

ALUMNI TRIP: CUBA'S SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
February 10-15, 2019 

Travel to Cuba with Babson College!

Highlights
  • Engage in dialogue with members of the National Union of Cuban Jurists (UNJC) and the secretary of the Cuban Society of International Law, Dorys Quintana, where you will learn about her time spent drafting legislation outlining the rights of employees, new entrepreneurial businesses and new foreign investment policies.
  • Interact with members of El Proyecto Paloma, a project dedicated to providing support and empowering victims of domestic abuse and transgender youth through dance, therapy, film, and other art.
    Visit Finca Yondra, an urban organic farm, to discuss urban farming cooperatives and tour the farm and medicinal gardens.
  • Stroll through the cobblestone streets of Havana, and visit the Felix Varela Cultural Center and a graphic arts workshop to engage with professors and students from the Cuba Emprende Project.
  • Enjoy a performance by the Habana Compas Dance Company at its headquarters and talk with some of the performers after the show.
  • Meet with representatives of EspacioCuba, a real estate agency which was established in 2012 after a law was passed allowing the sale and purchase of properties between Cuban residents.
  • Spend time in the eco-community of Las Terrazas, an estate and nature reserve, a little more than an hour south west of Havana.
  • Experience part of Havana’s nightlife at Fábrica de Arte Cubano, a warehouse turned gallery and performance venue.
  • Visit one of Havana’s tobacco factories for a tour, and meet with cigar experts and rollers to discuss the economic importance that tobacco has played in Cuban history.
Questions? Call us at 1-800-556-7896.

Registration Coming Soon.  
LEARN MORE about this trip and other Babson Alumni Travel Programs. 

6:30 AM - 7:20 AM Wellness - Beginner/Intermediate Boot Camp
Boot Camp is a 50 minute, two day a week program designed to improve your cardio endurance, build strength and induce weight loss.  The personalized approach to group exercise makes the class fun and motivating in pursuit of results and your personal goals.  Instructor Craig Paris uses a variety of body weight exercises, resistance bands, agility drills, running, and plyometric training to activate multiple muscle groups and burn the maximum amount of calories during class. 

Please note that anyone participating in any of the Be Well@Babson programs must sign a waiver before beginning any program or activity.  Classes may fill up and are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  All of the Be Well@Babson programs are limited to Babson staff and faculty only and there are no exceptions that can be made.
Babson Campus
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER

Not sure what you next career move should be? Want a job that better matches your interests and strengths? Uncertain how to uncover and prepare for a future opportunity?

Finding answers to these and other important questions and taking action to make them reality, can seem daunting.

This two-session workshop gives you helpful and proactive ways to take control of your career, no matter what your current situation is. 

Attendees: Open to all employees
Dates & Times: Two parts – Tuesday Feb 12 and Tuesday, Feb 26, both from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Learning Format: In-person classroom with homework
Contact Person & Instructor: Guy Worrell, Senior Learning & Development Specialist, gworrell@babson.edu, or x5206

Babson Campus
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Wellness - “Come as You Are” Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a gentle exercise for body and mind.  With its roots in Chinese martial arts and traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi uses slow and gentle movements to build your balance, strength, flexibility and focus.  No matter your age or physical condition, you can practice Tai Chi.  Scientific studies support the effectiveness of Tai Chi in improving the lives of people with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis.  Most of all, Tai Chi is relaxing and fun.  So come as you are, in comfortable clothes, with flat-soled shoes.  You will learn the basic principles of Tai Chi as well as exercises and a short form you will be able to practice on your own. 

Please note that anyone participating in any of the Be Well@Babson programs must sign a waiver before beginning any program or activity.  Classes may fill up and are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  All of the Be Well@Babson programs are limited to Babson staff and faculty only and there are no exceptions that can be made.

Babson Campus
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Wellness - Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness Training teaches us to quiet our minds, focus our attention and dismiss distractions.  Join us for a one our training session where participants learn how to become mindful, take charge of their own well being, reduce stress and do their best work. Brooke Snyder will teach team members how their brain works, manage their own emotional mind, and how meditation can improve life in and out of the workplace.


Please note that anyone participating in any of the Be Well@Babson programs must sign a waiver before beginning any program or activity.  Classes may fill up and are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  All of the Be Well@Babson programs are limited to Babson staff and faculty only and there are no exceptions that can be made.

Babson Campus
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Wellness - Zumba
The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Originally created by Alberto “Beto” Perez in Columbia, Zumba® is a Latin inspired dance fitness class that combines interval training sessions with fast and slow rhythms to sculpt and tone your body while burning fat.  Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked.  Zumba® fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in every calorie-burning, body-energizing class.  This class is perfect for all fitness levels and no dance experience is necessary!

Zumba®Toning - For those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles!  It works by utilizing the challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba®Toning Sticks or light weights, which helps you focus on specific muscle groups, so you (and your muscles) stay engaged!  By using lightweight maraca-like toning sticks or light weights, Zumba Toning enhances sense of rhythm and coordination, while toning target zones, including arms, core and lower body.

So, join Dawn George, certified dance and Zumba instructor, as she leads you through the latest in fitness fun.  What are you waiting for?  Ditch the workout....join the party!
 
Please note that anyone participating in any of the Be Well@Babson programs must sign a waiver before beginning any program or activity.  Classes may fill up and are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  All of the Be Well@Babson programs are limited to Babson staff and faculty only and there are no exceptions that can be made.
Babson Campus
2:45 PM - 5:45 PM Community Action Program: Math Academy
Math Academy takes place at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Framingham, MA. Math Academy works with 4th grade students on math concepts through interactive and engaging activities.  

Tuesdays 2:45-5:45 pm. Babson students will leave campus around 2:20 pm and return around 6:10 pm. 

Manager: TBD

*If this Manager Position (paid) is of interest to you, please reach out to Christina Barry at cbarry@babson.edu.

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Community Action Program: Hoops and Homework

The Hoops and Homework Afterschool Program takes place at the Framingham Housing Authority at Pusan Road and Interfaith Road. A housing authority is section 8 housing, a state or federally funded program aimed to assist low-income families pay for rent. The Afterschool Programs focus on providing mentorship through after school homework help, as well as providing activities that are both safe and fun for the children who live at the Housing Authorities. 

Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 pm. Babson students will leave campus around 3:00 pm and return around 6:00 pm.

​Manager: Leigh Shippee

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Community Action Program: North Hill Senior Center
Provides high quality, innovative, and personalized services that enrich senior’s lives with opportunities for personal growth, wellness and fulfillment. They are committed to being an advocate and partner in promoting healthy aging for individuals and families within our surrounding communities.

This program takes place on Tuesday, 4-5pm. Babson students will leave campus around 3:45 pm and return around 5:15 pm.

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Shakespeare and the Law
Presented in partnership with McCarter & English, Shakespeare and the Law features staged readings of scenes from several of Shakespeare's greatest plays, all centering on a current and relevant theme.  The scenes are performed by local, state, and national lawyers and judges alongside CSC's professional actors.  Performances are interspersed with  a panel discussion by the participants about legal and political topics highlighted in the selected scenes featuring diverse perspectives from across the political spectrum.  This year's theme, "Belief and the Burden of Proof", examines a variety of Shakespeare's plays where either allegations against a person or group, or grounds supporting an action are put to the test.

$5/general admission
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

New England Conservatory
Plimpton Shattuck Back Box Theater
255 St. Boltolph Street, Boston, MA

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Off Campus
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Ixcanul
Directed by Jayro Bustamente

"Ixcanul" which means "volcano" in the Mayan language, refers both to the peak that overlooks the Guatemalan coffee plantation where the film is set and to the restless and ultimately eruptive emotion at the movie's core.  Focusing on the bonds between two strong indigenous women, a mother and a daughter, Ixcanul questions how, in all cultures, the powerful may prey upon the vulnerable.  Its message is urgent; for a society to be just, women must be empowered with the freedom to make decisions about their lives and futures. 

FREE Event
CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Presented by the Global Film Series      
Babson Campus

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