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Workshops deal with depression, stress, addiction

The Counseling Center is offering a number of workshops to mark Depression Awareness Month. All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the free sessions, which will be held in the Counseling Center, 320 Saddlemire Student Services Building.

Events include:
• Managing Stress and Depression, 3-5 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 20). Identifying and practicing ways to reduce stress and depression.
• Caught in the Web: Internet Addiction, 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 27. Exploring signs of Internet addiction and offering solutions for managing it.
• Learning to Relax, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Hands-on practice of a variety of relaxation techniques.
• Men and Depression, noon-1 p.m., Oct. 31. Exploring the impact and causes of depression among men in today’s society.

The month’s events are sponsored by the Counseling Center, the Student Health Service and the Wellness Connection. For more information, call 2-2081 or visit the Counseling Center’s Web site at .


Help save a life, beat UT in Blood Bowl IV

It’s BGSU vs. UT in “Blood Bowl IV,” scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24-27 in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Bowling Green will compete against the University of Toledo for the most blood given.

Anyone who comes to the drive and attempts to donate blood will receive a free t-shirt and
Give 4 Life! pin.

No appointment is necessary to give blood, but a photo ID is required.

Please take time to donate blood to the American Red Cross. For more information, visit .


Mencer named Springboard director

After three years as interim director, Sandy Mencer has accepted the position of director of the Springboard program for first-year students, the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Services has announced.


October 17, 2005