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WSC Wellness Fair Features Wealth of Health Information

Published: 4-7-2010 1:45 pm

WAYNE, Neb. (April 7, 2010) - The Wayne State College SHAPE Club will host a public forum at 7 p.m. April 20 in Gardner Auditorium and the Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 21 in the Student Center Blue Stem Room and the Atrium These events were made possible through a WSC Service-Learning sub-grant provided by the Midwest consortium for Service-Learning. There is no admission charge.

Dr. Richard Raymond, former Undersecretary of Food Safety at the USDA and Nebraska's former Chief Medical Officer, will join the Nebraska Medical Association, Nebraska Dental Association, and the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department for a public forum on "The Role of Public Health in Healthcare Reform" at 7 p.m. April 20 in Gardner Auditorium.

Raymond will be featured on KTCH radio at 9 a.m. April 21 followed by a presentation at the WSC Wellness Fair at the Student Center at 11 a.m. Raymond will  talk about career opportunities in the public health workforce in the U.S. and Nebraska. This year's fair theme is "It's Time For a Change."

"Our goal is to reach as many people with health and wellness information as we possibly can.  We hope to motivate people to lead a healthy lifestyle and change their old unhealthy habits,'' said Kris Hinnerichs, assistant professor in the Health, Human Performance and Sports department at WSC. "This includes being physically active, practicing healthy habits, and being a smart and nutritious consumer.  It requires positive decisions to improve the quality of life and overall well-being. This is a wonderful opportunity for the campus and community to come together with the common goal of improving the quality of lives in a fun and educational setting."

Service-Learning grants at WSC are part of a grant from the Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education (MCSLHE) made possible through the Corporation for National Service under the Learn and Serve America: Higher Education grant program.

For information: (402) 860-0568


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