Wandering in the Land of Oz: Health Services Holds First-Ever Health Fair

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Written by Rachael Cameron

“We are beyond grateful for the positive feedback and support and look forward to the next Health Fair,” said Seton Hill’s health service staff, “It wasn’t just an event; it was a big gathering to celebrate wellness and community.”

Located on the fifth floor of the Administration building, the school’s nurses and nurse practitioners work hard to ensure the health and safety of all full-time and part-time students. As such, Health Services is a consistently vital campus resource at Seton Hill.

In an effort to connect more with the student body as well as provide information to students on various wellness concerns, Seton Hill Health Services held its first-ever Health Fair.

The Health Fair’s The Wizard of Oz theme, took place on February 21st, from in Cecilian Hall. Students were encouraged to drop in whenever they were free during this time and the event was made up of many different demonstrations, guest speakers, and other activities to take part in.

Health Services also worked in collaboration with over twenty student organizations and clubs as well as a dozen local vendors, who had different tables and booths set up with free handouts, information, and more for the students to explore.

Marissa Urbanic, who ran a table at the Health Fair in honor of Project H.O.P.E., said that, “The health fair was a great experience to be involved in. Not only did it promote health and safety for the students but it brought people together and showed just how amazing the SHU community is when we work together.”

The raflle prizes included a gift card to Walmart, Fruits and Roots, or Sittay’s Mediterranean Kitchen; a grand basket from Valley Pool & Spa; a month of dance classes; complimentary instrument lessons; tickets to shows at the PAC; SHU merchandise, and more.

There was no cost for participation and according to registered nurse, Jacquelyn Greathouse, who was a major organizer of the event, of which “over 300 people” chose to participate.

The Health Services staff also commented “Seeing everyone engaged and excited about taking care of their health. It was incredibly rewarding. It’s moments like these that remind us why we’re so passionate about what we do and inspire us to keep spreading the wellness love!”

Seton Hill’s Health Services wished to extend a “thank you to everyone who had a table, who taught a class, who gave a demonstration, who donated, and who attended; we appreciate each and every one of you!”