February 12, 2003
Just as area elementary, middle and high schools have reported increases in absences due to illness, the “bugs” and viruses have found their way on to the Maryville College campus. Cydna Savage, director of student health services at Maryville College, reports that the health clinic on campus is busy – seeing lots of upper respiratory and gastro-intestinal illnesses.
How can students stay healthy? The answers are exactly what one might expect to hear on a college campus – information, testing and advice. The Maryville College Health Fair provides all three.
WHO: More than 10 health care and wellness providers will be on hand to answer questions, offer information regarding their services, recommend suggestions for care and provide free screening and tests.
WHAT: Annual Maryville College Health Fair
WHEN: Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Bartlett Hall Student Center, rooms 101, 102, 103
WHY: The purpose of the event is to offer information to the campus community regarding health issues as well as offer community providers a chance to interact with the campus.
INFORMATION: Photo/video ops include free seated massages by Core Institute of Massage, blood glucose testing by East Tennessee Medical Group, free hearing tests by Dr. Robert Adham and music medicine by the MindBody DeStress Clinic. Other providers expected include All Women’s Care Group, Blount County Health Department, Blount Memorial Hospital’s Emotional Health & Recovery Center and Mindfulness Stress Reduction Center, Tennessee Organ Donation and Blount Wellness registered dieticians.
Sponsored by the MC Health Clinic and Wellness Council, the fair is free and open to faculty, staff and students at the College.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2012 semester was 1,093.