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A wide variety of Lafayette student organizations and residential living groups will join the Bailey Health Center, Career Services, Counseling Center, Dining Services, and Landis Community Outreach Center in sponsoring events and presenting information as Lafayette celebrates its sixth annual Wellness Day 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Farinon College Center.

“Wellness Day highlights the fact that wellness is more than eating and exercising,” says Cindy Adams, health promotion coordinator. “It’s that you’re a multifaceted person with many dimensions of health.” Last year, close to 1,000 people visited Wellness Day and about 250 returned evaluation forms. A $50 prize and intramural points are incentives for student participation.

Wellness Day is scheduled in connection with National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.

Throughout the week the student organization LEAD (Lafayette Education on Alcohol and Drugs) will conduct activities from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farinon Center as follows:

Monday, Oct. 16 — Open LEAD meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 18 — “Mocktails”

Thursday, Oct. 19 – Students sign pledges to not drink and drive during the holidays. The pledges will be mailed to participants as a reminder before Thanksgiving Break

Friday, October 20, “Beer Goggles Obstacle Course”

LEAD provides educational programs to help members of the Lafayette community make responsible decisions regarding drugs and alcohol. Its week of activities kicked off Oct. 15 with a presentation called “Courage to Care” by Carolyn Cornelison, former director of special projects for the BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network.

Here is list of Wellness Day offerings slated for 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Farinon College Center and sponsoring groups, including key student organizers/contacts:

Emotional Dimension of Wellness

“Affirmation Notes,” Alpha Phi Sorority (Jennifer Fleming ’01, Philadelphia, Pa.)

“Personal Top Ten List,” People Educating About Self Esteem and Nutrition (Kerri Holick ’01, Brookfield, Conn.)

“Depression,” Delta Delta Delta Sorority (Meg Gallagher ’01, Weston, Conn.; Lindsay Gianacopolis ’01, Branford, Conn.)

Intellectual Dimension of Wellness

“Breast Cancer Awareness,” Panhellenic Council (Lida Terry ’02, West Hartford, Conn.)

“Date Rape Drug Quiz,” Coalition on Rape and Relationship Education (Jean Marie Ruddy ’01, Dunmore, Pa.)

“Tampon Awareness,” Association of Lafayette Women (Kira Stackhouse ’02, Easton, Pa.)

“Wellness Wheel,” Lafayette College Counseling Center (Madeline Langman, staff psycholgist)

Occupational Dimension of Wellness

“Career Games: Where Can a Liberal Arts Degree Take You?” & “What’s Wrong with this Resume?” Lafayette College Career Services Department (Janine Block ’94, career information specialist)

Physical Dimension of Wellness


“Strength/Conditioning,” Lafayette Women’s Rugby Team (Jaime Schwartz ’02, Marblehead, Mass.)

General Health

“Fighting Colds and Flu,” Bailey Health Center (Nancy Bio, RN)


“Designed by Nature,” Lafayette College Dining Services Department and the Wood Company (Joe Binotto, general manager)

“Healthy Snacking,” Student Government Association (Kim Rubenfeld ’03, Somerset, N.J.)

“Are Vegetarian Diets Healthy?” International Student Association (Soumya Chandramouli ’02, Bombay, India)

“Where’s the Fat?” Alpha Gamma Delta (Meredith Garmisa ’01, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Service Dimension of Wellness

“Halloween Cards for Orphans,” Delta Gamma Sorority (Catherine Swezey ’02, Leesburg, Va.)

“Decorations for Community Halloween Party,” Landis Community Outreach Center (Kathleen Houser, intern)

Social Dimension of Wellness

“Mocktails and Drinking Safely,” Lafayette Education on Alcohol and Drugs (Elissa Ebeling ’02, Mahwah, N.J.)

“The Knowledge Tree,” HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Now (Heather Rabinowicz ’02, Woodbury, N.Y.)

“Date Rape Awareness/Prevention,” Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and the Real Men of Lafayette College (Mike Baldoni ’02, Warren, N.J.)

Spiritual Dimension of Wellness

“Ask God,” Lafayette Christian Fellowship (John Kim ’02, Easton, Pa.)

“Matzah Ball Soup for the Soul,” Hillel Society (Dan Kauke ’01, Ridgewood, N.J.)

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