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Date: Mar 22, 2007
HOFSTRA CELEBRATES ANNUAL WELLNESS WEEK
Dating Advice, Drug Prevention, Exercise Health Awareness, Stress Management, Body ImageHofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University's 7th Annual Wellness Week, a week devoted to showing students how to be happy in their own skin, features seminars focused on dating, exercise, stress management, body image, breaking-up, the lesbian and gay community, and drug prevention.
"Wellness week programs provide students both information and the opportunity to discuss with one another healthy decision making strategies," said Sandra Johnson, Vice President of Student Affairs. "With these types of programs we are looking to speak to student interests in learning more about current social and health related issues."
The 7th Annual Wellness Week is sponsored by Hofstra’s Office of Student Affairs in conjunction with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and events will take place Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30, 2007 at Hofstra. This is the seventh year that Hofstra is providing its students with a week of wellness. The week is intended to confirm to students that the University’s focus is on them and in helping them to succeed both in their personal lives and in their academic careers.
The Wellness Week events are listed below and opened to the Hofstra Community only.
Monday March 26, 2007
5-6:30 p.m. Saltzman Community Services Center: Body Image. This is a support group for students dealing with body image concerns. Various topics will be discussed including accurate body appraisals, body acceptance, and impact of self-image on your life and well-being.
8 p.m. Monroe Lecture Hall: Can I kiss you? For over 15 years, Mike Domitrz has been inspiring students with his hilarious sense of humor and his truly unique approach to healthier dating and communication. Mike produces national initiatives resulting in revolutionary change in America's approach to dating, respect and intimacy.
Tuesday March 27, 2007
3-4:30 p.m. Saltzman Community Services Center: Stress Management. Are you feeling anxious or nervous? Worrying constantly? Unable to relax? Problems? This support group introduces individuals to ways to better manage their stress.
Destination Fitness at the Hofsta Recreation Center: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Abs Exercise Class, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Cardio Exercise Class, 8-9 p.m. Aerobics Aikido Exercise Class.
Wednesday March 28, 2007
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Mack Student Center: Wellness Week Celebration. Pick up information to have a safe Spring Break, get a free massage, enjoy a live DJ and free food, and meet Ed Mason the Vegan Body Builder.
6-6:30 p.m. 246 BDC Axinn Library: Crystal Methamphetamine: The Most Dangerous Drug in the World. This is an informative and interesting workshop designed to quickly educate the college community about Crystal Methamphetamine, a drug that has been sweeping the nation and threatens to be the most dangerous and addictive drug in the world.
Destination Fitness at the Hofsta Recreation Center: 5:15-6:15 p.m. Body Sculpting, 6:15-7 p.m. Flex and Tone Exercise Class, Ed Mason, The Vegan Body Builder at 6 p.m., and The Bench Press Competition at 7 p.m.
Thursday March 29, 2007
Destination Fitness at the Hofsta Recreation Center: 5:30-6 p.m. Abs Exercise Class and 8-9 p.m. Aerobics Aikido Exercise Class.
Friday March 30, 2007
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saltzman Community Services Center: LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender. This support group is for members of the LGBT community and allies.
5-6:30 p.m. Saltzman Community Services Center: Break-Up. This is a support group for students dealing with relationship break-ups and rejection.
Destination Fitness at the Hofsta Recreation Center: Personal Training available all week by appointment.
For more information on Wellness Week events please visit the website at www.hofstra.edu or call Student Activities at 516-463-6914.
For more information on the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services please visit http://www.oasas.state.ny.us/pio/press/pr-3-13-07.cfm.