SWO FACTOID OF THE MONTH
SPOTLIGHT ON PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Don’t Cancel that Class!
Recently, SWO communicated this message to several academic departments on campus: “Don’t Cancel That Class!” We’re asking faculty and teaching assistants to contact us if they need to be away from the classroom but don’t want to cancel. SWO and CAPS staff are available to be instructors for the day and present on health topics of interest to Purdue students. If you’d like more information on “Don’t Cancel that Class!” contact us at email@example.com.
Lunch and Learn
This semester, SWO has scheduled several Lunch and Learn Programs for special groups on campus to share and discuss data from our Purdue Wellness Survey, as well as SWO programs and services to address the identified student health issues. If your group or office would like more information about hosting a Lunch and Learn Program with our staff, please contact Nancy Maylath, SWO Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
During November, approximately 15 students from HK 135 job shadowed SWO staff. Students attended a staff meeting & educational programs, developed marketing materials, and prepared safer sex and cold/flu kits. If you have students who would like to job shadow our staff members, let us know!
SWO staff members Tammy Loew and Miriam Brown – far left and far right –with students Raven Williams and Rachel Englebert
DATA SHARING - EATING HEALTHY
In the 2013 Purdue Wellness Survey, 60% of students living in University Residences reported that they were very confident or confident in their ability to eat a healthy diet. In addition, 90% of undergraduates reported eating fruit in the past 3 days.
Dr. Nancy Maylath, SWO Director, is the survey’s principal investigator and can answer questions about the survey by phone 765-494-9559 or e-mail.
FOCUS ON COLLABORATION – DIVISION OF RECREATIONAL SPORTS
The Student Wellness Office is pleased to collaborate with Tricia Tort, Associate Director of Fitness and Wellness, in the Division of Recreational Sports. Our collaboration with Tricia involves planning educational programs with SWO staff for presentation at the CoRec, teaming up with our dietician Michelle Singleton to conduct nutrition and cooking programs in the Demonstration Kitchen, and being involved with the Campus Improvement Team to address high risk drinking. Tricia also co- chairs the Healthy Campus Coalition with Nancy Maylath, the director of SWO. Thanks for being such a great collaborative partner, Tricia!