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Wellness Week to help ACU community "raise the bar" in pursuit of personal best

Abilene Christian University's annual Wellness Week, beginning today, is offering opportunities for students, faculty and staff to focus on overall health and wellness.

The week will include activities, guest lectures and exhibits focused on spiritual, emotional and physical health. Unstressed Day, featuring a wheelchair basketball game, dunk tank, rock wall, obstacle course and other stress relieving games and activities, will conclude the week Friday.

"We want Wellness Week to empower students, faculty and staff to make healthy decisions in all aspects of their lives," said Helen Marshall, counselor and outreach coordinator for the ACU Counseling Center.  "Wellness takes many forms in spiritual, emotional and physical capacities, and we hope Wellness Week can assist in educating the ACU community to nurture each part of their health."

For more information about Wellness Week, contact the ACU Counseling Center at 325-674-2626 or visit


Wellness Week 2006 Schedule – "Raising the Bar: Pursuing Your Personal Best"

Tues., Oct. 3
Brown Bag Luncheon
"Disability Awareness:  Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports"
Larry Evans, West Texas Rehabilitation Center
Evans was electrocuted and is now in a wheelchair. Hear his amazing story.

Wed., Oct. 4
Spiritual/Emotional Day
"Pursuing Wholeness, Hope and Peace"
Information will be available about depression, anxiety, stress and relaxation, and relationships and how they shape the mind and attitude. Booths will be set up in the Campus Center.  Free massages will also be offered.

Thurs., Oct. 5
Physical Day
"Pursuing a Lifestyle of Wellness"
Facts and information will be available in the Campus Center about healthy eating habits and nutrition. Blood pressure and hearing checks will be administered. A martial arts and bike demonstration are also scheduled.

Fri., Oct. 6
Unstressed Day
"Relax and Enjoy the Fun"
This day will feature a dunking tank, rock wall, bouncing boxing, twister, bungee run, Velcro wall, an obstacle course and other activities in the mall area outside the Campus Center. Wheelchair basketball, featuring Larry Evans, will be played in Moody gym.