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Health Services Calendar of Events, Spring 2017

New Program!!  “The Outpost”. The Medical Outpost is a drop-in program in the Kirby Student Center staffed by Health Services medical professionals.  The program is intended to conveniently address students' health questions and concerns; and to provide information about Health Services and referrals to HS as necessary. The Outpost will not be set up for exams or prescriptions.  Details:  The Studio, KSC;  Tuesdays, February 7- April 25; 11am-1pm; No appointment necessary. *The Outpost is informational, and is not set up to treat or fully evaluate medical symptoms

New Program!!  “Calm”.  Join us for brief relaxation sessions in the Library!  We will practice a different technique each week intended to help students actively de-stress.  Sessions are offered on Mondays from 2-3pm and on Tuesdays, 11am-12pm, though most sessions will last only 30 minutes.  Library 119. Starting Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 7th, and ending on April 24th and 25th. Just drop-in!  Tea and snacks will be available. Sponsored by Health Services, The Kathryn A. Martin Library, and Disability Resources.

New Program!!  Rising Above: Developing Resilience to Stress.  Self care is at the core of well-being and essential to success. Experience the transformative power of community as you join a group of other students who wish to learn skills to rise above various life stressors.  Meeting dates are March 30, April 6, 13, and 20, in the TV lounge (KSC 273B).  Times will be 1-2:30pm or 3:30-5pm, based on the majority preference of registrants.  Please register by March 22nd by calling 218-726-7913.  The series of 4 workshops is FREE for registered students! UMD Health Services Counseling and Disability Resources have teamed up to offer students this opportunity. 

New Program!! Breaking Away: Intuitive Eating Group.  Intuitive eating is a non-dieting approach to eating that honors your taste buds and your health. Sessions will help you explore thoughts/behaviors related to food, non-hunger eating, body image and societal expectations.  Wednesdays, Starting March 15th (Time and location t.b.a.). See our News & Events webpage for details.  Sponsored by Health Services and Dining Services.

Embrace,  a film screening and panel discussion.  Part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  Tuesday, February 28th, 5:30-7:30pm. Bohannon 90.  Sponsored by UMD Health Services, The Emily Program, UMD Dining Services and UMD Employee Wellness Program. View the trailer

 Let’s Talk.  “Let’s Talk” is a program that provides easy access to brief, informal, and confidential consultations with counselors from UMD Health Services.  Drop-in for support and resources – no appointment necessary!! Mondays 10am-12pm, and Thursdays 1-3pm in Kirby Student Center 361.

Grief Support Group. Every Wednesday evening.  The group will meet in RDC 301 (across from the dining center). Choose your group time, 4-5:30pm or 6-7:30pm.  Snacks provided.  Facilitated by Barb Titus,

Pet Away Worry and Stress monthly events!! 11am-1pm in the Kirby Student Lounge on select dates: Thurs, Jan. 19;  Wed, Feb. 15; Thurs, Mar. 16; and Wed, Apr. 26. The focus of PAWS is to decrease stress-levels in students, faculty and staff, with therapy animals. This collaborative event is sponsored by Animal Allies, UMD Employee Wellness Program, KUMD, The Kathyrn A. Martin Library, UMD Health Services, and UMD Wellness Collaborative, UMD Serve, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, and Kirby Student Center.

Wellbeing Wednesdays.  Wednesdays;  Look for the Wellness Advocates on campus delivering wellness tips, information and activities. To get involved, contact Akquaa,

AA meetings. Held weekly on campus during the academic year.  AA is on Wednesdays at 7:30pm, in KSC 361.

Bystander Intervention workshops.  What you say and do can make a difference at UMD!   Attend one of our Got Your Back!  presentations this semester to learn more: Wednesday, April 5th, 11am-1pm, in the Garden Room. Food provided.  Please register:

Northland Community Wellness Day 2017.  The 8th Annual Northland Community Wellness Day is on Saturday, March 25th, in the UMD Romano Gym and the Sports and Health Center, from 10am-2pm. Please visit our website: The event is a great opportunity to not only learn about wellness resources/services in our community, but to also network with local organizations and business for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities in wellness.

Habitattitude Pet Surrender event.  Wednesday, April 26th, KSC Lounge, 11am-1pm.  In conjunction with the PAWS event,  students will have an opportunity to surrender amphibians, reptiles and plants that they no longer want or can keep.  Sponsored by UMD PAWS, Animal Allies, Sea Grant, The Snake Pit and the World of Fish. See our News & Events webpage for details.