Howard Payne University supporters make GivingTuesday a huge success

participated in Week of Wellness (W.O.W.) activities on campus. The week’s events featured a different emphasis on health each day, providing insight on beneficial physical, spiritual, mental and emotional practices. Highlights included health screenings, demonstrations, exhibits, games and drawings.

Teresa Cavitt, assistant professor of kinesiology and faculty/staff wellness director, organized the week’s activities.

“The goal of the Week of Wellness is to expose the HPU campus community to important health information,” she shared.

Throughout the week, health care checks and assessments were provided to personnel and students in collaboration with HPU’s Departments of Kinesiology and Nursing and Hendrick Health.

“In addition to the regular assessments of blood pressure, blood glucose, percent body fat and hydration, a sleep hygiene segment was added,” Cavitt explained. “Understanding the consequences of sleep deprivation is an important concept for faculty, staff and students.”

A mental health panel comprised of Brown County professionals was a timely addition to the slate of events. The panel included Jay Maddox, part-time university counselor at HPU; Breawna Ballard, part-time university counselor and adjunct faculty member at HPU; Leah Parker, mental health specialist at Brownwood Independent School District; and Billy Cash, college pastor at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church in Brownwood.

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