The Pursuit of Wellness
NDSU Wellness Center holds annual Student Wellness Fair
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 14:10
The wellness fair, hosted by NDSU Wallman Wellness Center, focused on spiritual wellness, as well as the other six dimensions: emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical and social wellness.
Students who attended the fair were given a Wellness Pursuit card, similar to cards in the Trivial Pursuit game. Each card had different colors and questions designated for each of the seven dimensions of wellness. Students visited each booth at the fair to try to answer the questions on their card.
This activity gave students the opportunity to learn about, or even get involved in the variety of religious and volunteer organizations on and off campus that were represented at the fair. Students were also able to play games and complete challenges.
Those who completed the questions on their Wellness Pursuit card were eligible to win prizes such as bikes, an iPod shuffle, kindle, spa kit and plenty more.
Every booth at the fair was dedicated to a specific dimension of wellness.
As the focus of this year’s fair, spiritual wellness was represented by the most organizations: NDSU Volunteer Network, Habitat for Humanity, United Campus Ministry, American Red Cross, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, United Blood Service, Students Today Leaders Forever, Circle K International, Campus Crusade for Christ and NDSU Lions Club.
Social wellness organizations included the Division of IT Security, Sexual Assault Prevention Programs and Campus Attractions.
Intellectual wellness organizations included ACE Tutoring & Quiet Study and Keep Your Mind Sharp.
Physical wellness was represented by several divisions within the Wellness Center, such as Massage Therapy, NDSU Student Health Service, American Student Pharmacists Association, Generation Rx, Dietician Janet Brown and Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program.
Environmental wellness organizations included Matbus, NDSU Extension-Food & Nutrition and NDSU Police.
Emotional wellness organizations included Counseling Center and De-Stress Booth.
The Student Wellness Fair took place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Memorial Union Ballroom.