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Cedar Crest College Presents 9th Annual Conference on Health and Wellness: April 24

The Health Connection at Cedar Crest College will host its 9th Annual Conference on Health and Wellness on Tuesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Tompkins College Center (TCC). The theme for this year’s conference is “Global Health: Role of Women in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.”

Health & Wellness

The conference, which is open to the campus community, takes a holistic view of health and wellness by including activities and presentations that explore and promote the health of mind, body and spirit, as well as societal implications on wellness.

Cedar Crest faculty members John Cigliano, Ph.D., Sandra Leh, Ph.D., Wendy Rob, Ph.D., Micah Sadigh, Ph.D., and Suzanne Weaver, MSW, will give the keynote address based on the theme of the conference from 12-1 p.m. in the 1867 Room.
In addition, the nutrition department will host a hands-on program on experimental foods; art students from the CREATE (Community Related Experience in Art through Engagement) living learning community will present their “Make One Take One” community trading cards project; and communication students will host a program titled, “The Media Doesn’t Affect Me and Other Urban Legends: How Women (& Men) Are Influenced by Media Representations” (click here for full schedule of events).

Attendees also have the opportunity to learn about the science of health through additional student and faculty scientific research presentations and workshops, posters, blood pressure and other screenings, information tables, and more.
For information on the Health and Wellness Conference send e-mail to pafield@cedarcrest.edu.

About The Health Connection

The Health Connection at Cedar Crest College is a multi-pronged program dedicated to promoting the health of mind, body and spirit through education, experience and research. The goal of the program is to implement and evaluate interventions that are intended to transform our campus into a healthy community that will, in time, inspire other colleges and universities to reach for similar goals.

In 2006, The Health Connection was selected as the Gold Award winner in the category of Student Health, Wellness and Counseling by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). NASPA chose Cedar Crest's program from a national pool of program entries that included Silver Award winner New York University and Bronze Award winner Syracuse University. The award, given in recognition of the efforts that college campuses are making to encourage healthier lifestyle choices, was part of the annual NASPA Excellence Awards.