Health awareness main goal of series
Feeling stressed or burned out from the semester already?
For students looking for a chance to relax and find out more about health-related topics, there is a solution. Peer Health Educators and Housing and Residence Life are teaming up this semester to offer the Wellness Series at 9 p.m. every other Wednesday night in the residence halls.
The idea developed to promote wellness on campus, senior Peer Health Educator Leeann Lokken said.
It will offer a wide variety of issues that relate to college students such as sexual health, bicycle safety, eating disorders and sexual assault said Sarah Harvieux, health educator at Student Health Services.
The series kicked off in Towers Hall on Jan. 30 where students learned components of good health. All of the dorms on campus will be sponsoring a session and providing refreshments. No sign-up is needed and any student is welcome to attend free of charge, Harvieux said.
All workshops will be interactive and conducted by students of the Peer Health Educators group. We also hope to have a guest speaker, or a panel of experts to speak, but it’s still in the planning, Lokken said.
The idea came about when a student from Peer Health Educators wanted to put together some sort of series of programs that would help students, yet be informal and on a regular basis, said Harvieux. This type of wellness series is new to the campus, as they have never done anything like this before, she said.
We hope students can learn something and benefit from what we’re doing. And hopefully have fun doing it, Lokken said.