While many college students spend Spring Break at the beach or at home enjoying Mom’s cooking, more than 60 Wake Forest students are helping with community service projects across the country. As part of Wake Alternative Break, a program established six years ago, teams of 10-12 students are repairing playground equipment at the Cherokee Nation HeadStart program in Oklahoma, working with AIDS and TB patients in Washington, D.C., and completing an environmental restoration project at Blowing Rock Preserve in Florida. Students will return Sunday, March 14.
Roberta Lee, a physician with the University of Arizona’s integrative medicine program, will present, “Integrative Medicine: A New Perspective in Medical Care,” on Thursday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102. Integrative medicine brings together conventional and alternative medicine to stimulate the body’s natural healing potential. This free event is part of health and aging month during Wake Forest’s Year of Globalization and Diversity. Lee, an innovative internal medicine specialist, can also discuss preventative medicine, wellness, botanical medicine and mind/body medicine. Lee will be available for interviews.
The Global Health Forum will feature demonstrations of acupuncture, yoga and other healing traditions from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 18, in Benson University Center, Rooms 407 and 410. The forum will also highlight herbalogy, Tai Chi and the art of massage. This free event is part of health and aging month during Wake Forest’s Year of Globalization and Diversity.
Wake Forest freshman Melissa Poe learned recently that she will receive a Seventeen/Cover Girl Volunteerism Award for her years of dedication to protecting the environment. Poe will be presented the award in Washington on Tuesday, March 16, at a ceremony featuring First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and singer/actress Brandy. She is the founder of Kids for a Clean Environment (Kids F.A.C.E.), a non-profit children’s environmental organization with more than 300,000 members. Poe has won numerous awards since starting Kids F.A.C.E. at age nine. Last summer, she was declared a Disney “Eco Hero;” she is featured in an exhibit at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
SPRING BREAK IS MARCH 6-14
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