Renowned architect and author Sarah Susanka would argue that there is a connection between a room and a personâ€™s mind.
And she will support this argument on campus tonight in her speech, â€œArchitecture of the Soul,â€ that will examine the question of how a personâ€™s surroundings affect the way they live their life and how that person can change their surroundings to reflect who they really are.
â€œShe took this premise of architecture and remodeling and applied it to how we make room for what really matters in our lives,â€ said Pam McCracken, communications director for the CSU Health Network.
Susanka was invited to CSU as the keynote speaker for the universityâ€™s â€œConnect Mind, Body, Spiritâ€ fair that takes place today from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Lory Student Center.
She is the author of eight books including â€œThe Not So Big House,â€ â€œHome By Design,â€ â€œThe Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Mattersâ€ and last year, she published â€œNot So Big Remodeling.â€
The acclaimed thinker is responsible for the â€œnot-so-bigâ€ and â€œbuild-better-not-biggerâ€ philosophy of todayâ€™s residential architecture.
She has been recognized across the country by numerous organizations including Newsweek, which selected her as a â€œtop newsmakerâ€ in 2000. She has even appeared on the â€œOprah Winfrey Show.â€
The fair, in its sixth year at CSU, consists of 15 â€œMind, Body, Spiritâ€ workshops from 2 to 6 p.m. in the LSC and a vendor fair in the main ballroom from 1 to 6:45 p.m.
CSU Health Network and Campus Recreation hosts the fair in order to enable better living for everyone, event coordinators said.
â€œBoth the Rec. Center and CSU Health Network know thereâ€™s a strong connection between body and mind, as well as spirit,â€ McCracken said. â€œAnd because both of us are here to serve students, part of what we want to do is give some information and education back to the students.â€
Admission to all events is free. For the complete fair schedule visit http://mindbodyfair.colostate.edu/default.aspx.
Staff reporter K.C. Fleming can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who: Renowned architect and author Sarah Susanka will present how a personâ€™s surroundings effect the way they live
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Lory Student Center Theater
various â€˜connect mind, body, spiritâ€™ fair events
*Admission to all events is free. For the complete fair schedule visit http://mindbodyfair.colostate.edu/default.aspx.
What: â€œCuriosity, Imagination and Transformation â€“ A Soul-full Play Shop Accessing Your Inner Creator with Katherine Skaggsâ€
When: 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: LSC, Rm 230
What: Student panel discussion, â€œConnecting Spirituality to the Earthâ€™s Environmentâ€
When: 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: LSC, Rm 228
What: Movie viewing of â€œLeap! Beyond Limits; You are the Hero of your own Ultimate Journey!â€
When: 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Where: LSC Theater