Open house and health fair features entertainment, prizes

September 08, 2008

University Park, Pa. -- University Health Services (UHS) and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will host an open house and health fair for students on Wednesday (Sept. 10). The day-long event will take place in the new Student Health Center located off Bigler Road, adjacent to the Bank of America Career Services Building and across the street from the outdoor swimming pool.
 
The student health fair will highlight services available in the new facility and feature resources and demonstrations on important student health topics such as nutrition, physical activity, sexual health, alcohol, stress and sleep.
 
There will be several dance performances by Penn State dance clubs throughout the day. The Swing Dance Club will perform on the plaza between the Student Health Center and Career Services from noon to 1 p.m., the  Ram Squad will perform on the plaza from 4:15 to 5 p.m.
 
Students can enter to win health-related prizes, including a WiiFit with a WiiSport, and gift certificates redeemable for free massage, fitness classes, Rapid Transit merchandise, produce at the Cellar Market and bike tune-ups at Mount Nittany Wheelworks.
 
Healthy snacks will be available as well as handouts and giveaways related to student health.
 
Building tours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.
 
Wednesday evening, students can stop by the Student Health Center’s Health Promotion lounge and knit or crochet a “condom critter”—a small stuffed animal with a front pocket and secret compartment to store condoms. The free pattern comes from Nikol Lohr’s offbeat knitting book Naughty Needles. Students should bring a skein of chunky yarn and a half-skein of cotton yarn with size US 15/100 mm and US 5/3.75 mm needles, if possible. However, the pattern is easily modified for other yarn and needle sizes. Condoms, dental dams, embellishments will be provided. Some yarn and needles will be available for students who don’t have their own supplies.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009