Health Awareness Week Fair and Speakers

The Nursing Student Association will host the Health Awareness Week Fair and two guest speakers. This year’s theme is “Think Safe, Drive Safe.”

Additionally, nursing classes will host other events throughout the day. The rural public health students will conduct free HIV/STI testing in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms, and students in the mental health class will have poster presentations in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

Health Awareness Week Fair
12-4 p.m.
March 28
Student Union Building Alumni Room

There will be various booths addressing topics pertinent to driving, including alcohol and driving, texting and driving, sleep deprivation and driving, aggressive driving and vehicle emergency kits.

Health Awareness Week Speakers
7-8:30 p.m.
March 28
Student Union Building Activities Room

Two speakers from the ThinkFirst Missouri Program in Columbia will discuss their personal experiences. Penny Anderson was involved in a car accident at 17. As an unbuckled passenger, she sustained a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis from the waist down. Chad Burton fell asleep at the wheel and was in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. He suffered a traumatic brain injury that resulted in left-sided paralysis.

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