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Learn your health numbers at assessment sessions

The first step to a healthier lifestyle is knowing where you stand. With this week’s free Health Risk Assessments, everyone covered by the BGSU medical insurance plan can learn this important information.

The assessments, which take only about 20 minutes, include a finger stick test for cholesterol and glucose; measurement of height, weight and blood pressure, and calculation of body mass index. You will get your results on the spot and receive handouts with additional information.

All results are confidential. Everyone who participates will save $47 on their 2009 health care contribution and be entered into a WellAware drawing for a number of prizes.

All sessions will be held in Rooms 1, 2 and 3 of the College Park Office Building. Assessment hours are:
• Tuesday (Feb. 24) from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday (Feb. 25) from 5-9 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Thursday (Feb. 26) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30-7 p.m.

Appointments are required. Call Human Resources at 2-8421 to schedule one.

Celebrate girls and women in sport

BGSU will celebrate the athletic achievements of girls and women this Saturday (Feb. 28) in honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Thousands of sports educators, coaches, athletic directors, recreation directors, sponsors, students and parents across the country are showing their support this month.

In its second annual event, BGSU has invited more than 1,500 women letter-winners and former coaches back to campus for a day of activities celebrating women in sport.

The day gets under way at 10 a.m. in the Sebo Athletic Center with the following sessions:
• Women, Fitness and Nutrition, with Dr. Cathy Cantor, volunteer team physician
• Forward Falcons: Women’s Sports at BGSU 1914-82, with Dr. Janet Parks, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of human movement, sport and leisure studies, and retiree Ann Bowers, formerly of the Center for Archival Collections
• Beijing, Paralympics and a Silver Medal, with BGSU Head Volleyball Coach Denise van de Walle

At noon, the BGSU women’s basketball team takes on Kent State University. All women letter-winners in attendance will be recognized at halftime. Tickets to the game are available at 2-0000.

Call 2-2401 by Wednesday (Feb. 25) if you plan to attend.

‘The Trojan Women’ portrays bitterness of war

Euripides’ timeless play about war and its impact, “The Trojan Women,” will be presented by the Department of Theatre and Film Thursday-Saturday (Feb. 26-28).

Performances of the adaptation by Brendan Kennelly will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee Saturday in the Joe E. Brown Theatre, located in University Hall.

Though rooted in ancient drama, Euripides’ play is equally relevant today as it asks powerful questions about war—those who wage it as well as those who are left to deal with its consequences. “I think the play is about the victims of war: women, children,” says director Hephzibah “Nicky” Dutt, a doctoral theatre major from Orange City, Iowa. “They’re left with painful memories and dreams that have nowhere to go.”

Dutt and the cast have used the lyrical nature of the play’s language to create a linguistically and visually poetic performance, designed to convey the heartbreaking nature of the story in a beautiful and evocative style.

Single tickets are $12 for students and other adults, $6 for children under 12, and $5 for senior citizens. Group rates are available. Contact the theatre box office at 2-2719 for more information or to purchase tickets.

February 23, 2009