ALPHA ALPHA ACTIVITIES
Great American Smokeout - Cold Turkey Bowl (Canned Food Drive)
Thank you to all who have donated canned goods to support the Great American Smokeout - Cold Turkey Bowl that was held on Nov.20th on the campus of SIUC. ESG was a sponsor of the event which encouraged smokers to quit smoking cold turkey for the day. In addition to being sponsors, the chapter collected canned goods to be donated along with turkeys to families in need for the holiday.
Welcome Picnic 2013
Southern Illinois AIDS Walk
Several members of the chapter raised funds and participated in this years Southern Illinois AIDS Walk. Proceeds from the walk benefited the AIDS Holiday Project, which provides food, gifts, clothing, toys and grocery store gift cards for 150 low-income households impacted by HIV / AIDS in the 19 southern-most counties of Illinois.
American Public Health Association Conference Washington, DC
Several members of the chapter also attended and presented at the American Public Health Association conference in Washington, DC. This year's theme was - Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds & Bodies. APHA is always an excellent opportunity to network and see great posters and presentations.
Boys and Girls Club Flash Mob - Move Your Body
ESG members spent several weeks teaching children at the Boys and Girls Club the Move Your Body Flash Mob routine to promote physical activity among youth. The children recently performed the routine at an annual Hallowween celebration held in the Murdale shopping center parking lot. The Flash Mob was a success.
Monthly Chat 'N' Chews
Once a month ESG hosts a lunch discussion/presentation. This past Friday, November 18th from12-1pm in Pulliam 308, ESG a discussion was held with SIU doctoral graduates Drs. Emily Whitney and Michelle Pettit, Assistant Professors in the Department of Health Education and Health Promotion at UW-La Crosse. Faculty and students listened to experiences and advice given on transitioning from students to faculty after graduation. They also spoke on how to make yourself more competitive in your job search and what to expect in the process of working towards tenure. Please copy and paste link to watch the video: http://edtech-media.uwlax.edu/UWLMediaSite50/Viewer/?peid=196b861645844c3b9a46c381825eeb981d