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Carissa Ruf
Nov 27, 2019

DeStress for Finals Week

Nov 27, 2019 by Carissa Ruf

As finals approach and the semester comes to a close, it is easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out. The Office of Health Promotion is here to help you with self-care and manage your stress to keep you physically and emotionally healthy through this stressful time in the school year. Come join us for a week of stress reducing events from Monday, December 9 - Friday, December 13. This year's events are travel-themed and events aim to educate students on healthy eating, sleeping and study hab...


Carissa Ruf
Nov 19, 2019

Safer Sex is Sweet Week

Nov 19, 2019 by Carissa Ruf

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Office of Health Promotion is hosting our annual Safer Sex is Sweet Week from Monday, December 2 - Saturday, December 7. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from HIV/AIDS. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Our goal is to provide you with resources and information on safer sex practices! S...


Marie Cascarano
Nov 8, 2019

Tips to Getting You Motivated and Back on Track

Nov 8, 2019 by Marie Cascarano

By Elena LyMbouras It's that time of the semester again. The mid-semester blues! It can be overwhelming-- registering for classes, assignments piling up, final projects deadlines, and a sleep schedule that is beyond out of control. Take a step back and breathe. You are not alone! At times, we all fall behind, and that's okay. If you are feeling overwhelmed, unmotivated, and you just don't know what to do to get you through the rest of the semester, read up on some of these tips to help get y...


Marie Cascarano
Oct 28, 2019

Have a Spooktacular and Safe Halloween

Oct 28, 2019 by Marie Cascarano

Halloween is a time for creative costumes, scary decorations, and fun parties. Getting dressed up and going out with your friends can be a lot of fun. Here are a few safety tips to make sure that you have a spooktacular and safe Halloween. Wear a functional costume. If you’re going to dress up, wear something that you can move in and be seen in. Be sure your clothing and shoes are comfortable and do not restrict your movement. Clothing that is too dark will make it difficult for motorists to...


Marie Cascarano
Oct 8, 2019

Do you have medications you don't need?

Oct 8, 2019 by Marie Cascarano

Do you know where to take them? Through our partnership with the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT), a permanent medication drop box is available at University Police Headquarters.  This location will be able to accept medications 24 hours a day 365 days a year for proper disposal. All items discarded will be destroyed with no questions asked. This program is designed to provide a safe place to discard old or unused prescriptions drugs that could be dangerous to others and harmful ...


Carissa Ruf
Oct 2, 2019

Mind Body Being

Oct 2, 2019 by Carissa Ruf

Struggle with negative body image? Join Mind.Body.Being on Thursdays from 2:30 - 4:30pm.  This seven (7) week series encourages group members to support one another in overcoming struggles with body image and food. It combines yoga, meditation and community building with the goal of developing a more compassionate relationship with food, body and self. Members will learn important skills for relaxation, connecting with one’s body and attending to its need for nourishment. Group Meets: Th...


Elena Lymbouras
Sep 30, 2019

Join us for Mindfulness Meditation Today!

Sep 30, 2019 by Elena Lymbouras

If Mondays have you stressed, visit the Drop In Center for Mindfulness Meditation every Monday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Whether this is your very first time meditating or you've been practicing for years, this space is for you! An experienced practitioner will guide you through mindfulness meditation practices and help you center yourself for the upcoming week.


Makena Wolcott
Sep 26, 2019

It's LIT at our Fireside Chats!

Sep 26, 2019 by Makena Wolcott

Join us for our Fireside Chats weekly workshop! They are on Tuesdays at 11am-12pm and Thursdays 1pm-2pm. We talk about anything and everything from school to our favorite movies to the meaning of life! Our Peer Advocates are there every week to facilitate conversation. We will also provide FREE tea, hot chocolate and cookies to help you relax and unwind. See you there!


Carissa Ruf
Sep 16, 2019

New Body Image Workshop!

Sep 16, 2019 by Carissa Ruf

Join the Office of Health Promotion for the Peer Body Project* - a body acceptance workshop to discuss our culture of unattainable beauty ideals and how those ideals affect us, with the aim to improve your personal body image and empower body image activists! This interactive, student-led discussion group for students impacted by feminine standards of beauty consists of two separate two-hour sessions. For a limited time, upon completion of both sessions, you will receive a $10 gift card. Si...


Makena Wolcott
Sep 12, 2019

Drop In Center Open Saturdays Beginning 9/21!

Sep 12, 2019 by Makena Wolcott

Visit us at the Drop In Center for free health resources (including safer sex supplies) and information, brief one-on-one peer consultations, and information on our workshops and programs! On Saturdays we host Saturday Crafternoons from 12-2pm where we provide various crafts for students to de-stress and relax. This event is free and all materials are provided for you. Below is a list of every Saturday we are open during the Fall 2019 Semester!* Saturday September 21 Saturday September ...


Marie Cascarano
Sep 6, 2019

Take a study break!

Sep 6, 2019 by Marie Cascarano

Did you know that taking frequent breaks when you are studying or doing school work actually helps you be more productive?  Research shows that taking a 15 minute break after an hour of studying or working on an assignment, can increase focus and productivity. Use these tips to refresh your mind and help you become more productive. Go outside. A brisk walk outside can do wonders to clear your mind, get your blood flowing, and help you loosen you up after being in one position for an extend...


Carissa Ruf
Aug 30, 2019

Health Promotion Weekly Workshops Fall 2019

Aug 30, 2019 by Carissa Ruf

Join the Office of Health Promotion this semester for our weekly workshops! All workshops are located at the Health Promotion Drop In Center. There is no cost to attend and all materials are provided for you; first come, first served. Workshops are subject to change. Follow us on HawkSync & social media to stay up to date, we post reminders and updates each week! All workshops begin the week of Monday, September 9. Mondays Mindfulness Meditation  Mondays 1pm - 2pm All are welcome to meditate...


Marie Cascarano
Aug 22, 2019

Be an Awesome Red Hawk!

Aug 22, 2019 by Marie Cascarano

Sharing good times with friends is great. But before you go out take a few minutes to review some tips from your fellow Red Hawks so you can come home safely. We want you to Be an Awesome Red Hawk! Red Hawk Tips We asked some Montclair State Red Hawks what they do before they party: Make sure your phone is fully charged before heading out. Use the buddy system. Make sure no one travels alone. Never leave a friend alone before, during or after the party. Never send a friend home alone....


Carissa Ruf
Jul 31, 2019

Final Day to Apply!

Jul 31, 2019 by Carissa Ruf

Today (Wednesday July 31) is the last day to apply to be a Peer Advocate! Be sure to get your application in today for a chance to join our team for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020! Learn more about being a Peer Advocate at Montclair State University and feel free to visit our website for frequently asked questions!


Carissa Ruf
Jun 19, 2019

Peer Advocate Application is Live!

Jun 19, 2019 by Carissa Ruf

Lead. Educate. Advocate. The Office of Health Promotion provides education, outreach and advocacy to enhance the health of all students. We are looking for students who have a passion for advocacy and bettering the campus community. Peer Advocates have a unique opportunity to be a part of change on Montclair State University’s campus. It is an outlet for students to use their creativity, passions and interests in order to better the campus as a whole.    What Do Peer Advocates Do? Peer Adv...