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FSU’s CHILLVILLE Makes Sure Student Body is a Healthy One
11/19/2008

FSU’s CHILLVILLE Makes Sure Student Body is a Healthy One
Frostburg State University’s student body came out in full force for CHILLVILLE, a two-week series of wellness activities Nov. 3 through Nov. 12 at FSU, helping the University move forward on its goal to ensure a healthy campus community focused on wellness.

“CHILLVILLE was an amazing time on campus where many Bobcats came together to underscore the importance of balance and wellness in our lives,” said April Paul Baer, Project Coordinator for University Wellness. “We had over 600 people come to our various programs to learn how they can integrate wellness effortlessly into their daily routines.”

Over 100 students came out for FSU’s Student Government Association’s “Still CHILL and Ballin’ Dodgeball Tournament” Nov. 11. FSU students also took advantage of opportunities to learn more about their body composition, blood pressure and lipid screenings during “The CHILL Factors,” free biomedical screenings held Nov. 5, Nov. 6, Nov. 11 and Nov. 12. Over 300 students participated in “The CHILL Factors,” helping CHILL make substantial progress in reaching its quota of 500 student biomedical screenings.

“Our CHILL Factors biomedical screenings were a big hit among students. Three hundred and twenty-one students came out to have their blood pressure, body composition, blood glucose and lipid panel screened for free,” Baer said. “We will repeat this event again in the spring to show students the importance of knowing their baseline health information. Though you may look or feel healthy, it is always good to know exactly where your scores fall when it comes to your actual health.”

In addition to the dodge ball tournament and the biomedical screenings, CHILLVILLE also included the “CHILL ‘Burg Style’” Wellness Vendor Fair Nov. 4, which drew over 30 local and campus organizations to campus to present a variety of wellness topics. FSU’s Active Minds, a student organization, hosted two successful mental wellness programs Nov. 3 and Nov. 6 to empower students, faculty and staff to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

FSU’s CHILLVILLE was organized as part of “Creating Healthy, Informed Lasting Lifestyles (CHILL),” FSU’s wellness initiative established to promote health practices and education among college students and the local community. CHILL is funded by a $228,225 contribution from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP. 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.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu