Health Promotion Students Host Community Events

April 19th, 2006 by Adam

Plymouth State University students are putting their health education theory into action by presenting several health promotion programs in the Plymouth community. This month, students in Dr. Mardie Burckes-Miller’s wellness skills course are sponsoring a silent auction to raise money for eating disorders prevention and hosting a wellness fair held at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center.

The silent auction, held Friday, April 21 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Foster’s Steakhouse at the Common Man Inn, is open to the public. Items up for bid include gift certificates for the Mt. Washington Resort, Mill House Inn, dining, golf and more.

A wellness fair, held Sunday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center, will offer free health screenings, including cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose. Students will provide information on a variety of health and wellness topics at more than 20 exhibits. The fair is free and open to the public.

For more information about either event, please contact Dr. Mardie Burckes-Miller at (603) 535-2515.

Plymouth State University (PSU) is a regional comprehensive university offering a rich, student-focused learning environment for both undergraduate and graduate students. PSU offers 42 majors and 62 minors in programs that include education, business, humanities, arts, and natural and social sciences. The College of Graduate Studies offers coursework that promotes research, best practices and reflection in locations on- and off-campus as well as online. For non-traditional students, PSU’s Frost School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers working professionals opportunities to pursue an undergraduate degree by attending classes in the evenings, weekends and online. Located in a beautiful New England setting, Plymouth State University has been recognized as one of the “Best in the Northeast” by The Princeton Review.