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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Nov. 1, 2011

Wellness Services, student organizations sponsor ‘Live Your Life Week’

Northwest Missouri State University’s Wellness Services, along with Project Hope, the Psychology-Sociology Society, Peer Education and To Write Love On Her Arms, is inviting students to celebrate life with a series of activities to commemorate “Live Your Life Week,” Nov. 7-11.

Wellness Services staff and members of the partnering student organizations will be stationed in the J.W. Jones Student Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The week will culminate with “Poetry for Personal Power” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Student Union Living Room. During the event, students are encouraged to share their stories, poems, skits or songs about overcoming adversity and hardships. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three participants.

“It is a week designed to acknowledge hardships that we’ve lived through and how we overcome them as well as telling people about the resources we have available on campus when concerns arise,” said Jennifer Kennymore, health educator for University Wellness Services. “It is also meant to be a week of celebrating life, the connections we have, our goals and dreams.”

A complete listing of the week’s activities appears below. For more information contact Kennymore at jenken@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1348.

Monday, Nov. 7
“The M & M Connection with Project Hope” – Activities will demonstrate how individuals are connected through their experiences and serve as a reminder that individuals can reach out to help others who are going through rough times.

Tuesday, Nov. 8
“Fears vs. Dreams with TWLOHA” – Activities will help participants think about where they are, where they want to go and how they can get there. It is a reminder to dream big, take risks and live life without fears.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
“What’s the Buzzzz? with Bearcat Peer Education” – Activities will shed some light on the impact of improving sleep habits and how these habits affect various aspects of your life, including academics, relationships and social life. Some lucky participants will receive free sleep masks.

Thursday, Nov. 10
“Ink it Out with the Psychology-Sociology Society” – Participants will be encouraged to express themselves through writing. Inspirational quotes, fun stationary and other items will be provided in preparation for “Poetry For Personal Power” at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Living Room.

Friday, Nov. 11
“Hopeful Helpers: Meet the Counselors with Wellness Services” – Northwest has a variety of people trained to help students and employees. This is an opportunity to learn about them and walk away with some fun giveaways.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468