Get educated about health, wellness

Health and wellnessArkansas Tech University’s Health and Wellness Center has expanded its event calendar, to include more opportunities for students to get educated about health and wellness.

“We were really hoping to engage them, so they would know that we’re here on campus, and they would know our faces, if they need us,” said Rebecca Gray, director of Health Services.

Each month will have a specific theme, to which the events will relate. Some of the themes follow various national awareness months.

“We tried to see what was recognized nationally each month and select programs that went along with that theme,” Gray said.

September’s theme is “Be Well,” and it features programs relating to wellness and body image, such as “Eating Disorder/Body Image Program” from 3-4 p.m. on Sept. 23 in Room 202 of BazTech, and “Yoga On The Lawn,” on Sept. 16 on the Bell Tower lawn. A specific time has not yet been announced for this event.
October’s theme is “Be Informed,” and it features mass flu clinics from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Oct. 1 in Room 203 of BazTech, and 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Oct. 7 in Room 204 of BazTech.

Depression screenings will take place 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Oct. 8 in BazTech Rooms 203 and 204 for “National Depression Screening Day.”

“Ask a Nurse,” will be featured in the Young Ballroom from 3-4 p.m. on Oct. 12, when students will have the opportunity to ask any questions they have about health and wellness.

At all of the events leading up to the program, students will be able to submit questions discretely by writing them down and putting them in a box. At the program, all of the questions will be read and answered.

November’s theme is “Be Sexy,” and it features programs related to safe sex and preventing sexual assault such as “Should We Talk Before We Touch? Preventing Sexual Assault Workshop” from 3-4 p.m. on Nov. 5 in Room 202 of BazTech, and “Wrap It Up: STD and Pregnancy Prevention Workshop” from 3-4 p.m. on Nov. 18 in BazTech Room 202.

There will also be a “Test Anxiety Workshop” from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 10 in BazTech Room 202.

“Our main goal is to keep students healthy, or bring them to a healthier state, that way they can succeed in their whole college experience,” Gray said.
For a complete, detailed listing of events, visit www.atu.edu/hwc.