CSU, Chico News

Introduction to Qigong Offered as Part of Contemplative Education Series

Date: 10-11-2010

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Margaret DuFon
English Department

The Faculty Initiative for Transformative Learning (FITL), a faculty learning community at California State University, Chico, is offering “Qigong: Intention and Attention” presented by David Philhour on Monday, Oct. 18, 5-6:30 p.m. in Selvester’s Café. The demonstration and practice session are free and open to the public.

Philhour is the coordinator of computing services for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. He has practiced qigong for 18 years. Qigong, said Philhour, is a mindfulness practice that decreases stress and increases energy and vitality.

FITL has been awarded a Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Impact Grant of $5,500 to implement the project titled “Transforming the Faculty, Campus and Community through Education in Contemplative Practice.” The project supports a program of speakers during the 2010–2011 academic year.

For more information on this speaker series, contact DuFon at 530-898-6151 or by e-mail at mDuFon@csuchico.edu.