BSU students participate in Laporte Health Fair

On February 21, three Bemidji State University seniors participated in the Laporte (Minn.) Health Fair. The fair educated K-12 students, family and community members on various health topics.

Amanda Lom, Rebecca Jerry, and Michelle Williamson of the BSU Lifestyle Educators attended the fair to present the health implications and high costs of tobacco use. They also highlighted Bemidji State’s Tobacco Free Campus policy.

An estimated 150 people visited the Lifestyle Educators table at the fair and prizes, including chocolates, t-shirts, cups and  toys, were awarded to those who by spun the “smokers roulette wheel.”

The Lifestyle Educators also collaborated with the BSU Admissions office and made available BSU recruitment materials for high school students.

For more information, please contact Jay Passa, health education coordinator with Bemidji State’s Student Center for Health and Counseling Services, (218) 755-2080.

Bemidji |56601| Amanda Lom, senior, community health intern

Austin |55912| Michelle Williamson, senior, social work
Cohasset | 55721 | Rebecca Jerry, social work

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Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling approximately 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding.

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