A.S. Update: National nutrition month, health services

by Jasmine Bermudez, Senior Staff Writer

The Associated Students Campus Life Council discussed health services and future San Diego State events at its bi-weekly meeting on March 1.

To kick off national nutrition month, SDSU Health Educator Tyler Rolling spoke to Associated Students Campus Life Council about Aztec Recreation, Health Promotion and Live Well Aztecs’ social media challenge.

It consists of taking a photo of a healthy plate of food and posting it on social media using the hashtags #AztecNutrition and #LiveWellAztecs. Participants will have the chance to win prizes.

Rollins also spoke to the council about her role as a health educator, which includes helping students navigate healthy food options on campus and making presentations about nutrition to SDSU student groups upon request.

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Andrea Dooley spoke about Student Health Services and the types of services it offers.

She said Health Promotion does outreach and preventative work. She said they offer peer health education programs and community resource specialists.

She said Counseling and Psychological Services offers individual counseling, group workshops, a wellness lounge and Baxter the therapy dog.

She said Student Disability Services supports students with visible and invisible disabilities and helps make accommodations they may need.

Community Service Commission, Student Support Commission and Aztec Student Union Board

Community Service Commission Chair Meghan Andrade said the theme for March is literacy and education.

She said the commission is thinking of ways to implement a book-sharing library on campus.

She said the idea is for students to take a book and leave a book.

Student Support Commission Chair Joey Lucero said they are planning a large-scale open house at the Malcolm A. Love Library. He said the event will probably take place at the beginning of next semester.

Aztec Student Union Board Chair Ellen Rydell said ASUB is working on ways to improve the SDSU Information Booth because it is not heavily utilized.

Spring Events

Recreation and Wellness Commission Chair Chris Thomas said Counseling and Psychological Services will have a workshop on March 6 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the Commuter Resource Center called “Your Life is Now: Intro to Mindfulness.”

Andrade said there will be a community service fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 7 in the Centennial Walkway.

Thomas said there will be a Live Well Late Night event called “Lights Out Strike Out” from 7 to 11 p.m on March 9 at Aztec Lanes. He said bowling will be free for SDSU students.

Miller said the Campus Community Commission is planning a residence hall mixer on 11 a.m. on April 6 in the Aztec Student Union Courtyard.  He said the event is for students to meet people they would not otherwise meet, and eat grilled hotdogs.