2013-2014 Gustavus/Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Grants! Posted on May 5th, 2014 by

The Kitchen Cabinet is pleased to announce the recipients of 2014′s Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Grants. The grant committee, along with partners from Coca-Cola congratulate the following initiatives:

Power Assist Ride Share Bike Research – Research Grant to study feasibility of a shared bike program on campus and viability of adding electric assist for uphill return to campus.

Chill out Mental Health Wellness Fair – Implementation Grant. Held November 14, 2013 at the St. Peter Community Center – Various wellbeing and mental health information booths and sessions – Several hundred Gustavus and St. Peter area residents attended.

Update Lund – Implementation Grant. Purchase additional light weights, resistance bands, jump ropes, stability balls, polymeric boxes, and Lebert Equalizer to be placed in public area outside formal weight room.

Turn Out the Light – Implementation Grant. Educational and signage campaign to promote turning out lights when vacating classrooms, public spaces, residence hall rooms, etc.,.

Wellbeing Fair – Implementation Grant. Wide variety of vendors and health professionals will present various dimensions of Wellbeing – broadly understood. Group Exercise Instruction, Message Therapists, Beverages and Healthy Snacks, Marketing Materials.

March Mission Nutrition 2014 – Implementation Grant. Primarily targeting the student athlete but not limited to this campus audience, the mission is to promote nutrition education specifically for those individuals in athletic training or performance conditions.
Arrive Alive Tour – Implementation Grant. The Gustavus Student Nurses Association Board (GSNA) would like to partner with Health Service to provide the unique experience for students to learn about the effects of distracted and impaired driving by bringing the Arrive Alive Tour to campus. The Arrive Alive Tour’s goal is to increase awareness among drivers about the dangers of driving while texting or under the influence of alcohol. In order to fully understand the risks, students will be given the opportunity to drive in a simulation while texting.
Stress Free Finals – Implementation Grant and Upgrades to Library – Along with the library, GNSA, Psi Chi, SAVE, and the Peer Assistants would like to offer a “stress-free finals” week for spring term 2014 that would include a number of events and.
Therapy Dogs, Message Therapists, Audio/video equipment and audio files,
Message Chair, Meditation Fountain, Meditation Cushions, Soft Lighting/fixtures, marketing materials, board games/activities, Healthy Snacks and Beverages.
Post-Impact: Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury – Implementation Grant. For Brain Injury Awareness Month (March) a session for students, staff, faculty, and the general community would provide information about the impact of a traumatic brain injury on daily life.
Take the Hill Triathlon – Implementation Grant – The project is a Triathlon, it will include a 500 yard swim, a 12.5 mile bike ride, and 5k run.

On behalf of the Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Grant Committee and with great appreciation for our funding partners at Coca-Cola, I thank the campus community in support of this exciting and novel approach to enhancing mission of the College through educational programs/projects and through mindful consideration of community wellbeing; broadly understood.

Steven Kjellgren


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