学生 create community (and laughter!) as they spend time with one another outside of class. Here's a look at some of the campus traditions that celebrate Bastyr's campus culture!
"The basic work of health professionals ... is to become full human beings and to inspire full human-beingness in people who feel starved about their lives," says Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
Brave Bastyrians mark the first day of Winter Quarter by running down the trail to Lake Washington and charging into the chilly water (see picture above). It's a way to jolt the immune system, catch up with friends after the holiday break and mark the start of the calendar year. 更多的.
Each January the Student 营养 Association organizes a fun-but-competitive cook-off modeled after the TV show Top Chef. Teams of two get an hour to prep, cook and plate a meal for judges, using a bag of whole-food groceries. Winners get bragging rights, and ticket sales go to Teen Feed, a non-profit that serves Seattle-area homeless youth. 更多的.
Oriental-medicine students and faculty mark the 中国新年 by inviting classmates to qigong and tai chi sessions and a festive banquet. A recent menu: Beijing homemade dumplings, 脆皮鸭, dry sautéed string bean, 盐胡椒鱿鱼, fish fillet in wine sauce, Shanghai-style noodles, eggplant in garlic sauce, 细香葱煎饼, 黄豆蛋糕, 孜然羊肉. 加甜点.
Talent / No Talent Show
Student Council organizes the Talent / No Talent Show each February, inviting members of the Bastyr community show off their talents, 或缺乏. Musicians, dancers, jugglers, comedians and filmmakers all take turns in the spotlight.
每年4月, Student Council designates a day to celebrate the campus and clinic community, planning events both goofy and 反映ive. 游戏, 免费的午餐, an afternoon off from classes, 一种艺术的房间, a clothing drive and a bouncy castle for kids all help us appreciate the Bastyr community. "The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis but rather the feeling of not belonging," says Student Council's Rolando Fulgencio, quoting Mother Teresa.
草 & 食品博览会
The limitless wonders of plants get the spotlight each June at the 草 & 食品博览会, a celebration of the Bastyr Medicinal 草 Garden and the many folks who tend it, study its plants, eat its crops and stroll in its pathways. 花园之旅, 营养的烹饪, acupuncture demonstrations, guest speakers and botanical experts — and the blooming garden itself — all help draw in a crowd of thousands.
学生 make the most of the sunny Pacific Northwest summers, fanning throughout the region to hike, 自行车, 爬, study in the wilderness, 沙滩上的研究, volunteer their skills, 反映, 聚会，派对, and harvest wild plants. See a collection of their summer postcards.
Revival: Restore the Vis
每年的八月, naturopathic students, alumni and friends gather for a weekend of camping to celebrate the healing power of nature — the vis medicatrix naturae. They eat delicious organic food, make new friends around the campfire, hear talks from elders in the profession, and enjoy sweat tents and hydrotherapy baths, all in the beautiful Cascade foothills. Revival is a student-led event not organized by the University.
Student Council makes sure everyone has a chance to get down and get to know each other with the First Friday dance 聚会，派对 each September. Free food, free beer, costumes, games, prizes, dancing, a DJ and a photo booth all add to the fun.