Wellness Week begins with focus on mind, body and spirit


For Immediate Release
September 27, 1999

Media note: Friday's "Unstress Day" will be a great photo opportunity. Students will be in the mall area outside the McGlothlin Campus Center for fun and games beginning at 11 a.m.

"A week designed to encourage individuals to pursue life through spiritual, emotional and physical wellness," is what Abilene Christian University students and faculty are encouraged to do Sept. 27- Oct. 1, which has been dubbed "Wellness Week."

The highlight of the week is "Unstress Day" on Friday. Students will have the opportunity to experience fun, stress-relieving activities courtesy of the counseling center and health services. Students may choose to dunk their favorite faculty member, jump on a large trampoline, run up an inflated mountain or play laser tag in the mall area in the middle of the ACU campus.

The week begins with Dr. Tony Rector, on-campus physician, speaking in chapel on Monday and at a luncheon in the Hilton Room of the McGlothlin Campus Center on Tuesday. He will speak on "Taking Care of the Whole Person."

Wednesday's theme is "Maintaining the Mind" where staff members from the counseling center will be in the Hilton Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. providing information and videos on depression, stress and anxiety. The counseling staff also will be conducting educational training and screening for depression and anxiety.

Gwen Shamblin, founder of the Weigh Down Workshop will speak in Moody Coliseum Thursday at 7 p.m.

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