||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
UW-Eau Claire Wellness Fair
To be Held Feb. 17
MAILED: Feb. 4, 2000|
Aimed at helping University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students, staff and faculty attain and maintain health and wellness, the 11th annual wellness fair, "Winter Wellness," will offer information, entertainment and, among other things, a visit from Miss Wisconsin.
The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in various locations on the second floor of Davies Center.
More than 40 booths of exhibitors from campus departments and community organizations will present health-related information. A two-mile walk/run or three-mile roll along the Chippewa River Trail will begin at 12:15 p.m.
Student performers also will entertain and lead demonstrations throughout the day in the Tamarack Room. Performers and demonstrators will include Two to Tango Dance Club, Hwa Rang Do/Tae Soo Do Club, and Girl's Night Out.
Exhibit booths will be located in the Tamarack Room and the Skylight Lounge and feature a variety of health topics such as nutrition, sports medicine, physical fitness, chiropractics, acupuncture, body image issues and personal health emphasis. The booths also may cover topics related to winter wellness and health.
Mary-Louise Kurey, the reigning Miss Wisconsin, will lead an interactive presentation at 11 a.m. in the Presidents Room. Her presentation, "Brace Yourself for the Truth," covers her platform issue of sexual abstinence through character development. Kurey is a 1996 UW-Eau Claire graduate. She received a bachelor of music in voice performance.
Two major door prizes will be awarded as part of the fair. Eleven students will win a free lunch with Miss Wisconsin in the Heritage Room, Davies Center. Applicants must register in person at Student Health Service in the Crest Wellness Center by Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 4:30 p.m. Winners will be notified on Feb. 16. A Giant Upland mountain bike also will be offered as a door prize.
Beth Jansen-Bonde, wellness fair coordinator, said the fair will be a fun event, offering everything from health assessments to massages.
"It's an interactive, educational experience where students, staff and faculty can gain knowledge and insights regarding health and local resources available to them," she said.
Admission is free. For more information, contact Jansen-Bonde at (715) 836-2001.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Feb. 4, 2000