|National health, wellness expert to launch Healthy UND 2020 action planning process |
Jim Grizzell, nationally respected health expert, will explore the links between health and wellness and academic success at the University Wednesday, April 8.
He will speak at 10 a.m. at the College of Nursing, Room 102; at noon in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Reed Keller Auditorium, and at 3:30 p.m. in Gamble Hall, Room 3. The public is invited to attend any one of the three sessions.
"It is a special gift to have a real leader in health and wellness like Jim Grizzell on our campus," said Robert Boyd, vice president for student and outreach services.
Grizzell has more than 27 years experience in health promotion. He has worked with the U.S. Air Force, Chevron Oil Company, and Johnson & Johnson. He is an adjunct faculty for George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services and teaches online academic courses for Cal Poly Pomona.
His visit will support community-wide, comprehensive efforts to promote health and wellness.
"Through collaborative efforts, we can create a climate which promotes quality of life and a sense of well-being," explained Laurie Betting, assistant vice president for wellness.
Corissa Norton, student co-chair of the Healthy UND Coalition, said she was excited to have Grizzell come to campus to launch the Healthy UND 2020 action planning process.
"Students can't function at our best if we don't feel healthy and balanced," she added.
Jim Grizzell's presentations are sponsored by the office of the president, vice president for student and outreach services, Wellness Center, Student Health Services, University Counseling Center, Healthy UND and School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Community members who plan to attend the presentation may request a temporary UND parking pass by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.