Category Archives: Wellness Connection

Health Fair and Farmers Market October 6

Plan ahead to “Come on Down” to the annual Health Fair and Farmers Market. Enjoy free food samples and shop for fresh produce and other health related items from local vendors. Activities at the event are geared specially toward BGSU affiliates and this is a great opportunity to find all of your health and wellness related items in one location, and  on the BGSU campus!

Date: Tuesday, October 6
Time: 11 AM – 2 PM
Location: Bowen-Thompson Student Union | Lenhart Grand Ballroom
FREE and Open to Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Members
Accepting Cash, Credit, Falcon Dollars and BG1

Event Activities:
Interactive Health and Wellness Displays
Fitness Demonstrations
Free Health Information
Food Samples
Raffle Prizes: $100.00 Grand Prize

Sponsored By:
BGSU Recreation and Wellness
BGSU Dining
BGSU Human Resources
Falcon Health Center
Wood County Hospital

For More Information:
Terry Carver, 419.372.7487

Truth Campaign To Put Out More Than Just Cigarettes

The American Legacy Foundation has launched another Truth campaign to combat Big Tobacco in the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal, “The anti-smoking youth campaign is for the first time tackling social smoking, hookahs and flavored cigarillos in its marketing efforts as smoking habits among young adults shift away from traditional cigarettes.”  The campaign debuted a new spot called “It’s A Trap” during MTV’s Video Music Awards and also released another advertisement called “Finishers 2.0”, which can be seen below, during the Teen Choice Awards in April.

According to Wall Street Journal, the campaign “leverages social media star power and popular memes to highlight the dangers of light or intermittent smoking — say smoking a cigarette or two only during parties. A study published earlier this year in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that 25% of adolescents believe smoking on an intermittent basis poses little to no harm.”

The advertisement below is one of four that is being shown around on Bowling Green State University’s campus. With the Clean-Air Policy in place at BGSU since 2012, this will be another step in the right direction to end it with tobacco.

LaParis Grimes’ Story

LaParis Grimes, B.S. in Applied Health Science – Specialization in Public Health (2015)
Wellness Connection Attendant, Peer Educator, and Student Wellness Network Member

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It was great to work alongside people who share your passions and really love and care about what they do. Before I became involved with the Department of Recreation and Wellness I was not involved on campus at all. I was not a member of any clubs and never attended any events. I tended to hang out with a smaller group of friends that I met freshman year and that was it. When I became a part of RecWell all of that changed. I finally felt like I had a place where I really fit in. I met different types of people who were all brought together with a similar passion. It is very hard to not want to be a part of that. Most of my best memories of college involve RecWell.

The Department of Recreation and Wellness is a huge factor behind my professional growth and success as well. I was able to obtain an internship through the Wellness Connection that gave me experience with the process of program planning and marketing strategies. Through the Peer Education program I was able to overcome my fear of public speaking and work on my presentation skills with different audiences. I had the opportunity to attend and present at both regional and national Peer Education conferences. Also, through the Student Wellness Network organization I was able to gain leadership experience that was critical in getting my current position in Americorps VISTA after graduating.

Working for the Department of Recreation and Wellness has really taught me about the importance of building relationships with people. The staff at RecWell are some of the greatest people I’ve ever worked with. It never felt like work while I was there. This department goes above in beyond to care for their employees and bring them together for both learning opportunities and fun. It was great to work alongside people who share your passions and really love and care about what they do. There were so many people who mentored me and helped me make it through college and on to my next steps. I was overwhelmed by the amazing recommendations I received from some of the staff after working there. I made some great friends while I was there that I plan on staying in contact with as I transition through life.

All of these experiences have been critical in me finding Public Health and my love of health education. These things are huge reasons for me serving with Americorps VISTA. Without my involvement in RecWell I would not be where I am now or the person I am now. I thank the Recreation and Wellness Department for my accomplishments both during and after college. Leaving RecWell and all of the great experiences and relationships I built there was one of the saddest parts of graduation. I will always be grateful for my time there and all of the wonderful people I built some great memories with.

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Peer Education Training Weekend

Becoming a peer educator is a great way to get involved on campus, strengthen public speaking skills with presentations, and make new friends. It gives students the opportunity to learn from other students as well. Peer educators present on various wellness topics, including nutrition, body image, alcohol and other drugs and sexual health.

By completing the peer education intensive weekend training held in September or January, you can become a peer educator in one weekend long training session. A registration form is required to participate.

Enroll online:

Fall 2015 Schedule
Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

For More Information:
Faith Yingling

Forrest Creason Golf Course Welcomes Students

Forrest Creason Golf Course would like to welcome all students to Bowling Green State University with some great student specials!

– One FREE round of golf for all incoming Freshmen
– One FREE golf cart rental for all returning students

These offers are valid through September 4, 2015.
BGSU Student ID must be presented at the Club House.

Call for Tee Times: 419.372.2674
Book Online

For More Information:
Kurt Thomas, Director of Golf