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Frostburg State University to Launch Student Health Initiative with AstraZeneca Contribution

Frostburg State University to Launch Student Health Initiative with AstraZeneca Contribution
Scott Cole
Public Invited to Join Free Afternoon of Health and Wellness Activities

On Sept. 5, Frostburg State University and fitness star Scott Cole will introduce a science- and wellness-centered initiative to promote health practices and education among college students and the local community, thanks to a $228,225 contribution from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.

FSU’s planned programming for “Creating Healthy, Informed, Lasting Lifestyles (CHILL),” includes preventative student health screenings, smoking and substance abuse prevention and the development of a variety of campus-wide-activities and educational outreach efforts that encourage exercise and nutrition.

“Health and wellness are a huge part of the important life skills students develop while they’re in college, and FSU is committed to expanding educational outreach in this area,” said FSU President Jonathan Gibralter.

On Sept. 5, national wellness expert Scott Cole leads a campus-wide workshop and discussion for students, faculty, staff and residents. Cole will talk to FSU audiences from noon to 1 p.m. in FSU’s Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, located in the Lane University Center. A 2-mi. campus-wide walk led by FSU’s health and physical education students follows Cole’s presentation at 1 p.m. A Wellness Fair featuring various FSU offices and organizations will be held in the Lane University Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The afternoon of health and wellness activities is free and open to the public.

Cole earned the title of National Aerobic Champion, starred in the top-selling “Abs of Steel” video series, and created DVD programs “Millennium Stretch,” “Discover Tai Chi” and “Get Fit America for Kids” (Winner of NAPPA Best Fitness DVD). Named one of the Top 5 Fitness Instructors in the world by IDEA, Cole has dedicated his life to increasing “wellness literacy” by giving talks and demonstrations throughout the world.

“We’re pleased to provide this kind of programming to our campus community and thank AstraZeneca for its support of our efforts,” said B.J. Davisson, FSU’s Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the FSU Foundation, Inc.

To learn more about CHILL, contact April Paul Baer, FSU’s Project Coordinator for University Wellness, at 301-687-3035 or by e-mailing For additional details on Cole and his success as a leader in health and wellness, visit For more information about FSU, visit

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