Health fair aims to keep student interest thriving

Blood sugar testing, fitness tests and cholesterol screenings are some of the happenings going on at the 21st Annual Health Fair, sponsored by the Student Health Center.

Held in the Union Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., this year’s health fair will host 41 exhibits.

The University’s counseling center, BGSU’s Public Relations Student Society of America Debunkify campaign and a new group called the National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association are some of the organizations who will be on hand for people to talk their individual companies.

A PRSSA student, Kelly Bowman, junior, is attending the health fair to tell others about her involvement with the organization.

“I will going to the fair, and I hope to educate people with my involvement in the Debunkify campaign,” Bowman said.

Amy Sheldrick, coordinator of the health fair, said it’s the same set-up as a job fair.

“There will be different things going on-raffles, give-a-ways throughout the day,” Sheldrick said.

Other organizations and departments that are present today are: representatives from the University health insurance, an eye doctor and a few companies from the Toledo area.

“I am hoping that there will be more than just BG students, that people will come out to learn about our services,” said Stephanie Kartts, administrator for Bridge Home Health and Hospice.

They’re located at 1204 W. Wooster in Bowling Green, and their services are paid for by Medicaid and most other private insurance companies.

“We do not turn away anyone who is in need of hospice, we would like to help if you know of someone who is in need,” she said.

Another company who is new to this year’s fair is Small Smiles Dentist office, located in Toledo.

“We service to those people who are up to 20, since most dentists in the Wood County area don’t take Medicaid,” said Kelly Kowalski, representative from Small Smiles Dentist office.

“We are hoping to get our name out there and let students know that in case they need to see a dentist, one is in the area,” she said.