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Puppies and Kittens Help Students De-Stress!
Health and Wellness Studies faculty Lisa Hrehor and Jen Wegmann surprised students in their Stress Management courses with a visit from rescued puppies and kittens on the last day of the fall 2015 semester.
When Every Dog's Dream volunteers Audrey Woerter and Liz Bunzey walked in with the animals, a quiet discussion rapidly turned into a high-energy smile fest as the students quickly scooped up the two puppies and two kittens for snuggling and selfies.
The rescued animals who visited the University to help the students de-stress were two four-month-old kittens; Polly, a two-and-a-half-
month-old Beagle mix; and Leroy, a seven-and-a-half-month-old hound mix. Based on the smiles on the students' faces, the surprise was a big hit!
These adorable animals and many others are rescue by Every Dog's Dream Rescue Inc. This all-volunteer organization is headquartered in Greene, N.Y., and operates an adoption center within the Petco on Harry L. Drive in Johnson City. Visit the rescue center's website at everydogsdream.org.
Fighting the Freshman 15!
HWS faculty member Jennifer Wegmann discusses the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and what Binghamton University is doing to promote that.
Check out Kaitlin Voellinger's Bowl Half Full website at www.bowlhalffull.blogspot.com where you will find recipes, cooking videos and more. Kaitlin was one of the first students to pursue a Health and Wellness Studies minor! She uses her passion for food and cooking along with her creativity and what she learned in our classes to create her website. Check it out and comment!
Award Winning Student and Faculty Member
Research Assistant Professor Lina Begdache, PhD, CNS-S, received the Outstanding Dietetics Student award from the New York State Dietetic Association in May 2014! Great work, Lina!
Adjunct Lecturer Wins American Red Cross Real Heroes Award
Matthew Gawors, an adjunct lecturer in the Health and Wellness Studies program, was lifeguarding for the community's Master Swim Program in the early morning on August 2, 2013, when a community member and triathlete experienced an unexpected medical emergency in the pool. With the assistance of other swimmers, Matt coordinated a successful water rescue and transferred the swimmer from the water to the pool deck where medical care was provided. Due to Matt's actions and professionalism, this incident had a happy ending! Kudos!