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Wellness Week

September 19-23, 2022

Open to all College of Fine Arts students, staff, and faculty!

Learn strategies for cultivating your creativity, maintaining mental health, preparing for your profession, and sustaining your spirit.


Mat Pilates Classes with Gabriella Cunningham ’22 and Pilates Teacher Training Program Students

Both sessions in the new TCU Music Center’s Koonsman Orchestra Rehearsal Hall (MSC 124)

A room with people participating in a pilates class.

TCU students participate in a pilates class with other TCU students who are completing their Pilates Teacher Training.

9:30 – 10:20 AM RSVP Here

10:30 – 11:20 AMRSVP Here

Join SCCDance alumna Gabriella Cunningham and PTTP students in an all-levels mat pilates class. Participants are encouraged to dress in clothing that is comfortable and allows for movement of the body. While a limited number of mats will be available, please consider bringing your own mat.






Résumé Workshop with Melanie Coulson, Career Consultant for the College of Fine Arts

Fine Arts Building (FAB) 209

12:00 Noon – 1:00 PMRSVP Here

Join us for this interactive workshop to help you polish your professional résumé, including choosing the right formatting, proofreading, summary or objective statements, and compelling content. Participants are encouraged to bring a draft of their résumé or tablet/laptop to begin or edit their résumé. Snacks will be provided.

Yoga with Dr. Kristen Queen, RYT-200

Creative Commons Lawn (between the FAB-Fine Arts Building and TCU Music Center)

A woman in a yoga pose

Dr. Kristen Queen, RYT-200 demonstrates Reverse Warrior as part of TCU’s Yoga for Musicians class.

9:30 – 10:20 AMRSVP Here

Join Dr. Kristen Queen, Registered Yoga Teacher and Trauma-Informed Instructor, in an all-levels yoga class. Participants are encouraged to dress in clothing that is comfortable and allows for movement of the body. While a limited number of mats will be available, please consider bringing your own mat.






Healthy Habits for College Students: A Non-Diet Approach to Feeling your Best with Monika Saigal, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CDN

Zoom Webinar

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Monika Saigal is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, former professional dancer, and the founder of ms nutrition.

12:00 Noon – 1:00 PMRSVP Here

Join Monika Saigal, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CDN for an informative and practical online webinar about caring for your body during college. Learn to Nourish. Live to Flourish. An anonymous Q&A session will conclude this event. Monika Saigal is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, former professional dancer, and the founder of ms nutrition, PC, a New York City based nutrition counseling and consulting practice specializing in eating disorders/disordered eating, nutrition for dancers and performing artists, and a non-diet approach to health and wellness. Monika has over 15 years of experience providing nutrition counseling to dancers and performing artists in her private practice in Manhattan, virtually to clients nationally and internationally, and for eight years, as a Nutritionist at The Juilliard School. She has presented on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in dancers at multiple academic conferences nationally and internationally, including the International Conference on Eating Disorders, the Performing Arts Medicine International Symposium, and the past four Annual Conferences of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science. Monika has also been featured as a nutrition expert in dance publications such as Dance Magazine and Dance Spirit.


Tuning Your Inner Dialogue with Dr. Merideth Hite Estevez

Moudy North, 141

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Dr. Merideth Hite Estevez meets with a client for artistic coaching.

6:00 – 7:00 PMRSVP Here

This workshop helps participants build awareness and understanding of positive and negative thought patterns. You will learn more about encouraging self-compassion and work to adjust your mindset to lead to more supportive and productive self-talk. Oboist, Coach, Writer, and Speaker Dr. Merideth Hite Estevez inspires artists seeking a more joyful life. She has performed with top orchestras in the US and abroad, including the Met Opera and the PhillyPOPS, and has served on numerous faculties of universities and schools of music, most recently as Associate Professor of Oboe at University of Delaware. In 2020, she left teaching full-time to focus on managing her thriving coaching practice and her acclaimed podcast. Artists for Joy Podcast was an Award of Excellence Winner in the 2022 Communicator Awards and is in the top 2% of podcasts worldwide. Her first book, a guide for a joyful creative life, is forthcoming.

Midweek Meditation with Dr. Mark Dennis and TCU’s Contemplative Studies

TCU Music Center’s Koonsman Orchestra Rehearsal Hall (MSC 124)
Man meditating on desk

10:00 – 11:00 AMRSVP Here

Join us for a guided meditation and breathwork with Dr. Mark Dennis, Professor of Buddhism & Asian Religions and Coordinator of Contemplative Studies and CALM Buddies at TCU. Benefits of meditation include reductions in stress and anxiety, and promotes emotional health, self-awareness, and attention span.


Performing Arts Health with Dr. James Aston and the Texas Center for Performing Arts Health

TCU Music Center’s (MSC) Van Cliburn Concert HallA man feels the face of a saxophonist

3:00 – 4:00 PMNo registration required

Join James Aston, DO for an informational session about the field of Performing Arts Medicine and the Performing Arts Medicine Clinic at UNTHSC in Fort Worth. Primarily providing focused care for musculoskeletal problems, the clinic is also affiliated with Greater Therapy Centers, providing comprehensive physical and occupational therapy services. A brief Q&A session will conclude the event.


TCU All Majors Career & Intern Expo with Center for Career & Professional Development

TCU Recreation CenterPerson handing a business card to another person

3:00 – 6:00 PMRegistration

Seeking a summer internship, full time job, or exploring career paths? Want to meet hiring and industry professionals? Need a new, FREE headshot for LinkedIn? You don’t want to miss this opportunity to interact with over 120 employers across more than 40 industries looking to hire YOU for January, Summer, or August 2023. Register at the link above or e-mail


College of Fine Arts Graduate Student Mixer

Rogers RoundhouseOutdoor restaurant at night with lights.

5:00 – 6:30 PMRegister ON or BEFORE September 19

School of Art and School of Music Graduate Students are invited to mix and mingle off campus with beverages and bites provided by the College of Fine Arts. RSVP on or before September 19 at the link above.

Coffee, Conversation, and Community for College of Fine Arts Students

People toasting their coffee cups.

Outside Moudy North, Under the Atrium

9:00 – 10:30 AM – No registration required

Meet students from across all 6 departments and schools of the College of Fine Arts. Whether on your way or between classes, stop by to grab a morning beverage and snack, chat, and enjoy fellowship with other TCU Horned Frogs performing and visual artists.




Counseling & Mental Health for Creatives with Dr. Eric Wood, Director of TCU’s Counseling & Mental Health Center

Zoom Webinar

Eric Wood, Ph.D, LPC, is the Director of TCU’s Counseling & Mental Health Center.

12:00 Noon – 1:00 PMRSVP Here

Join us for an informational session specifically for performing and visual artists with Eric Wood, Ph.D., LPC. He’ll share how he and his team provide psychological treatment and recovery services for all TCU students, including in the College of Fine Arts, with mental health or psychological concerns. An anonymous Q&A will take place at the conclusion of the event. In 2021, TCU’s center was ranked as #6 Best Counseling Services by the Princeton Review, and in 2022, we were ranked as #4 in Best Student Support and Counseling Services. Although, no system is perfect, TCU’s Counseling & Mental Health Center staff are committed to providing the highest quality of care possible and maintaining their recognized status as a leader in the field of college campus counseling.

Title IX and OIE at TCUWoman crying with shadow harassing her

Zoom Webinar

12:00 Noon – 1:00 PMRSVP Here

Grab your lunch, headphones, and join the team from TCU’s Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) for an informative webinar to hear more about the role of this office and their goal of supporting our campus community by ensuring all individuals have the opportunity to meaningfully engage in a learning and working environment that is free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. This includes Title IX reports on sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. The OIE is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive campus community by fulfilling the spirit of established equal opportunity laws and policies, building awareness and promoting the TCU’s mission of educating individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. An anonymous Q&A session will conclude this event.