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FSU Hires Project Coordinator to Guide New University Health and Wellness Initiative
09/15/2008

FSU Hires Project Coordinator to Guide New University Health and Wellness Initiative
April Baer was recently appointed as Project Coordinator for University Wellness at Frostburg State University, a position that will guide FSU’s science- and wellness-centered initiative. The new initiative, “Creating Healthy, Informed Lasting Lifestyles (CHILL),” was established to promote health practices and education among college students and the local community, and is funded by a $228,225 contribution from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.

“Frostburg State is unique in that professionals here from academia to student affairs encourage our campus community to make a positive stance towards a more holistically well life,” Baer said. “We have a great foundation as well as great potential for growth.”

As CHILL’s coordinator, Baer will organize wellness efforts across campus to create a working model to be utilized by college campuses across the nation focusing on biomedical and health initiatives; her long-term goal is make FSU known for its focus on health and wellness. During the fall semester, Baer is working with a Wellness Committee that includes B.J. Davisson, Vice President for University Advancement; Dr. Tom Bowling, Vice President for Student & Educational Services; Brady Health Director Mary Tola; Dr. Art Siemann of the Department of Health & Physical Education and Dr. Jesse Ketterman of Student Development to coordinate free wellness screenings this November, as well as to encourage existing programs to work together in communicating preventative messages of wellness.

Baer, from Benson, N.C., received her master’s degree in health communication from East Carolina University, where she spent the last six years building up student-centered leadership and wellness programs.

For more information about CHILL, contact Baer at 301-687-4311 or by e-mailing apbaer@frostburg.edu. To learn more about FSU, visit www.frostburg.edu. For more information about AstraZeneca, please visit www.astrazeneca-us.com.

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