ACU focuses on mental, physical, spiritual and relational wellness

For Immediate Release
Sept. 15, 2000


Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations
(915) 674-2692

Wendy Waller, Media Relations Specialist
(915) 674-2696

Abilene Christian University's Health Services will be sponsoring Wellness Week for the third year, Oct. 2-6.

Each day, a different aspect of Wellness will be addressed through speakers, brown bag lunches, performances and various activities.

Monday the focus will be spiritual wellness. ACU‚s acapella singing group, "The Light" will perform at 11:30 a.m.; Dr. Royce Money and his wife, Pam Money, will speak on "Nurturing Your Spiritual Life Amidst a Busy Schedule" at a brown bag lunch from 12-1 p.m.; and the Hilton Room of the Campus Center will be open for prayer and mediation from 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday's focus will be relational wellness. A brown bag lunch with a panel of guests will address relationship issues. At 1 p.m. ACU‚s step group "Shades" will perform, and at 1:30 p.m. La Shae Sloan, director of student multi-cultural enrichment, will speak on "Celebrating Multicultural Relationships."

Wednesday will focus on physical wellness. Jerry Bingham will speak at a brown bag lunch on health issues. Booths will be set up in the campus center concerning physical health.

On Thursday, the focus will be emotional wellness. Dr. Deanna Armstrong will speak on "Mood Swings: Contemporary Treatment for Depression and Bi-polar Disorder" at a brown bag lunch at noon. From 1-2:30 p.m. booths with information on emotional health will be set up, and there will be screenings for depression and anxiety.

Friday will be "Unstress Day." This day of fun and relaxation will include a dunk tank with selected faculty and staff members, a Veggie Tales Walk/Run for Fun where students are encouraged to dress up as vegetable and walk or run, and various other activities from 1-2:30 p.m.


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