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Health services events promote student well-being

The Penn State Berks Office of Health Services and the Health and Wellness Committee will sponsor three events that encourage student health and well-being.

A “Safe Spring Break Workshop” will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. Students will have the opportunity to enter the After Spring Break photo contest, where they choose one night to be substance-free, including tobacco. Contestants should submit a Spring Break photo of themself wearing the t-shirt from the workshop and include a short description of their experience and how they used the “Not Tonight” theme.

A complimentary prize (beach chair cell phone/iPod holder) will be awarded to all students who submit their photo and story. First-year seminar credit is available for students who attend the workshop and enter the contest. The deadline for submissions is March 13. Photos and stories should be e-mailed to Alice Holland at ARH16@psu.edu.

Finally, students can get in shape with the “Hoop Yourself Healthy” program, which consists of hula hoop exercise classes that burn fat, tone the body, improve flexibility, and elevate mood. Classes will be held from 4-5 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room on the following Thursdays: Feb. 7, 14, 28; March 14, 21, 28; and April 4 and 11. Participants should wear exercise attire and bring a hula hoop. Space is limited.

A “Sushi Etiquette” workshop will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Lion’s Den. This program will cover the ways, both proper and improper, to consume this popular food. First-year seminar credit is available for attendees.

For more information on these events, contact Health Services at 610-396-6075.

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