Programs & Services - Spring 2016

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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Join us in opportunities to learn the myths and facts of eating disorders as well as how to help those struggling. Keep updated with news and information on our social media pages!

Feeding Confidence / What's Eating You? : Help those struggling by watching student presentations regarding the myths and realities of eating disorders and body image. There will be a chance throughout the presentations to ask questions anonymously to our panel of professionals!

Where: EDU 210

February 24 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

National Nutrition Month

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#SavorTheFlavor of eating right throughout the entire month of March! Learn through our many events how mindful eating can be tasty, fun, affordable, and rewarding!

Partners: UCO Healthy Campus, UCO Wellness Center, UCO Center for Counseling & Well-Being, UCO Peer Health Leaders, UCO Food & Nutrition Club

Campus Cook: Channel your inner cook and learn how to prepare nutritious meals that fit your lifestyle in our cooking classes.

Where: Human Environmental Sciences Kitchen

  • Wednesday, March 2 at 5 p.m. : BBQ Burritos with Grilled Peach Salsa: 
  • Wednesday, March 23 at 5 p.m.: Mastering Meal Prep 
  •  Wednesday, March 30 at 5 p.m.: Super-Simple Spaghetti Squash:

Reservations are required. Please email ucocampuscook@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Supermarket Smarts: UCO Peer Health Leaders and Dietetics students will teach you how to shop for the right foods, read food labels, and find the healthiest food in the market. 

Where: Walmart Neighborhood Market on 2nd street

Monday March 7 at 3 p.m.

Tuesday March 22 at 3 p.m.

Tour space is limited. Please email grocerytour@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

 

Health & Nutrition Fair: Learn all about health, nutrition and overall wellness from all our campus experts including the UCO Food & Nutrition Club, Exercise Science Club, Peer Health Leaders, and many more! 

Where: NUC Ballrooms

Thursday, March 10 from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Broncho Bites: Sink your teeth into an array of fresh fruits & vegetables and have some fun with our life size fruit & veggie photo booth!

Where: NUC Food Court

Monday March 28 & Tuesday March 29 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Self-Defense Seminar

Learn real-word techniques that every college student should know! Contact instructor Johnny Watley for more information: jwatley@uco.edu

Where: Wellness Center

Tuesday, March 8 from 6:15 p.m.- 8 p.m. 

Safe Spring Break

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We all look forward to Spring Break! Learn how to avoid common snags and stay safe so that you can keep having fun. We will cover road trip tips, sun protection, safe alcohol consumption, safe sex, and everything in between! Stay tuned for more details and updates on our social media pages.

Where: Blue Tent at Broncho Lake. 

Wednesday, March 9 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Central 5K

Join the entire campus community in benefiting the American Heart Association! Stay updated on details and news by checking our social media pages.

Where: Plunkett Park

When: Friday, April 15 at 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Khari Huff at khuff4@uco.edu

 

Be Mindful Week

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Finals got you down? We have the remedy for stressed out students! Join the Department of Wellness and Sport and the Center for Counseling and Well-Being as we engage in a new kind of finals week designed to encourage mindfulness in our students. Keep updated with all information and details on our social media pages!

Monday, April 25 :

  • Paint Out Your Stress : This fun and messy art therapy session will snap you out of your studying funk and give you a break to recharge and de-stress! Spots are limited. RSVP through OrgSync or by emailing kcavin@uco.edu

          When: 5:30 p.m.

          Where: Mass Communications, Room 216

Sunday, May 1 :

  • Dog Gone Stress : Fit some play time in between studying with the therapy dogs as they make their first appearance! These guys are experts on de-stressing.

          When: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

          Where: Chambers Library, 2nd Floor

  • Stretch Out the Stress : Enjoy complete mind and body relaxation with yoga and meditation for every experience level. Snacks will be provided!

          When: 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

          Where: Chambers Library, 2nd Floor

Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 :

  • Dog-Gone Stress : Since we can never get enough of our furry friends, they will be here two more days for everyone needing a study break!

          When: 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Monday and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday

          Where: 2nd floor of Chambers Library

The UCO Peer Health Leaders will be around campus all week handing out resources and promoting mindfulness activities that provide students with an energizing study break!

Partners for Be-Mindful Week include the UCO Department of Wellness and Sport, Center for Counseling and Well-Being, UCO Healthy Campus, Chambers Library, UCO Peer Health Leaders, OU Physicians, Active Minds and A New Leash on Life, Inc.

For more information on Be-Mindful Week, please contact Brittney Criswell, health promotion manager for the UCO Department of Wellness and Sport, at bcriswell@uco.edu or 405-974-2320.

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For more information about UCO Health Promotion please contact:

Brittney Criswell - Manager of Health Promotion

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