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ACU students to focus on wellness

For immediate release
October 6, 2003

With busy schedules and stressful lifestyles students often need reminders about caring for their health.  To promote this awareness, Abilene Christian University provides an entire week dedicated to the topic -- Wellness Week, which will take place October 7-10 this year.

The theme for the week is “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” and will focus on the spiritual, physical, mental and social aspects of an individual’s life.

“I believe that Wellness Week is not just a program aimed at part of ACU but the educational program as a whole.  It is our duty to provide leadership for the ACU community concerning wellness issues,” said therapist Helen Marshall of the ACU counseling center.

Wellness Week will begin Tuesday with a brown bag luncheon after chapel in the Hilton Room. John Siburt, minister at Richardson East Church of Christ, will speak about spiritual and relational wellness.

On Wednesday, display booths will be set up in the Hilton Room providing educational materials about important wellness issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, finances and career choices.

Thursday, a therapist and nutritionist from Remuda Ranch eating disorder treatment center will be speaking in the Living Room of the Campus Center at noon, and the Abilene Sleep Clinic will be on hand to provide information on how to get a good night’s sleep.

The final day, Friday, will be “Unstress Day,” a day for students to relieve stress through fun activities.  Inflatables and other fun activities will take place outside Moody Coliseum from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Also, the Remuda Ranch staff will conduct an all day workshop on eating disorders from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Hart Auditorium.


If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Wendy Kilmer, media relations coordinator.

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