Health and Counseling Center debuts new e-zine

The Health and Counseling Center recently released a monthly online magazine entitled Student Health 101. The magazine debuted during the summer with a special orientation issue.

Student Health 101 is a national program for administrators, students and parents. This online resource contains health and wellness articles, videos featuring students from various colleges and more. The magazine also includes a drawing to win $1,000.

For St. Edward’s University, there are six pages dedicated to campus events and information. The magazine contains articles with links to campus resources such as Residence Life, Student Life, Dean of Students Office, Campus Recreation and the Health and Counseling Center. The events featured in the magazine are not just those put on by the Health and Counseling Center.

The most recent magazine contains the event schedule for the Global Health and Infectious Disease Symposium as well as a link connecting students to more information about the event. The magazine includes information about Relationship Violence Awareness Month. From the page, students are connected to an event schedule and to tips on identifying red flags in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship.

“[The] monthly online magazine [is] designed to provide health and wellness information that is relevant to college students,” Pete Erickson, wellness and outreach services coordinator for the Health and Counseling Center, said.

There will be 10 monthly issues between September and June. Not included in the 10 is the orientation issue, which is specifically “designed to help freshmen make the transition to college,” according to Erickson.

Each monthly magazine is about 40 pages that include videos and student surveys. Every issue has articles on various health and wellness subjects. For every article, there is a corresponding video with a St. Edward’s student relating to the subject. Each video is conducted by a campus correspondent.

Some of the videos include interviews with students as well as various students demonstrating exercises and preparing healthy meals. The student interviews are produced by Jordan Overshoun-Hall, Patrick Dunlap, Kelly Urtiaga and Claire Stone  the Hilltopper Peer Health Educators.

The latest magazine featured interviews with six students. Each were interviewed on their thoughts on getting involved on campus. Campus correspondent Claire Stone conducted all six interviews.

Students can access the magazine either through the magazine’s Facebook page or on the magazine’s website. On the Facebook page, students can sign up for a subscription to the magazine. With a subscription, students can receive Student Health 101 monthly via their email.

The Hilltopper Peer Health Educators will have a kick-off pizza party on Ragsdale Lawn on Oct. 24 from noon to 2 p.m.