health and wellness

Winona State University Health, Counseling and Wellness Services will present the following events the week of Nov. 3-7 in the Integrated Wellness Complex, room 138.

Healthy Mondays “Canine Companions” will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in the Well (IWC 138). Join WSU counselor Lynda Brzezinski to learn about the bond between humans and dogs, how this bond helps with such issues as anxiety, depression, stress and other health concerns, animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy. A therapy dog will also be available to give and receive love.

Fit Stop will present “FLU Kits” 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 4, near the entrance to the Fitness Center in the IWC. Stop by to learn tips to stay healthy this flu season and information about flu shots at an interactive resource table with WSU Health and Wellness Student Advocates.

Wellness Wednesdays will present “Career Planning 101” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in The Well (IWC 138). Learn about career planning and the importance of students’ planning their career while in college. This presentation will offer a demonstration on how to use Focus 2, a self-guided career-planning tool. Amy Meyer from career services will put on this event.

Health promotion programming aims to increase awareness, knowledge and skills to sustain a healthy lifestyle. These programs are designed to challenge and provide personal growth and development for all Winona State University students. Event sponsors include Health & Wellness Services , The RE Initiative and on Facebook:, Student Health & Wellness Advocates , HERS Practicum , Counseling & Wellness Services, Semcac Clinic, Public Health Club, SHAG, FAN Club, Outdoor Recreation Education Center and Fitness & Wellness Services.

For more information, email Health Promotion Coordinator Kate Hansen at