April 02, 2007

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University will host the second annual spring Wellness Fair Wednesday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kenneth Langone Athletics and Recreation Center at Bucknell University.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of Athletics and Recreation Services and the Office of Community Health Promotion.

This year's Wellness Fair will feature numerous vendors, organizations, health screenings, equipment and/or skill demonstrations and group fitness classes. Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately to participate in the demonstrations and/or classes. Radio station WQKX-94KX (94.1) will provide a live remote from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

More than 40 organizations participated in last year's fair, aimed at promoting fitness to the Bucknell campus and community.

Expanded offerings

Pualani Spurlock, assistant coordinator of Recreation Services at Bucknell, said, "We are excited to offer the Wellness Fair for the second year in a row to Bucknell and area communities. We are looking forward to expanding our offerings while diversifying the activities. And we hope our efforts will be well received by the communities."

Tracy Shaynak, director of Community Health Promotion at Bucknell, said, "The Wellness Fair is being held in a larger venue this year. This will allow more space for vendors and activities and allow us to welcome a larger number of area community members to the event."

The Office of Recreation Services at Bucknell is dedicated to the enrichment of the total person by recreating the individual's physical, cognitive and social life while enhancing the educational experience. It strives to educate the Bucknell community in establishing and leading healthier lifestyles by increasing quality of life throughout adulthood with daily physical activity.

The Community Health Promotion office works to improve the collective and individual health of Bucknell students by increasing the awareness of the importance of good health, supporting positive behavior change, empowering individuals to seek wellness and balance in their lives, facilitating positive organizational and cultural change, and working to integrate wellness throughout the campus community. 

Posted April 2, 2007

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