Photo by Meg Pittelko. Students will be able to enter to win door prizes and walk away with some cool stuff at the Health Fair on Friday March 8.

This year’s Health Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday in the Centrum. The event’s purpose is to educate and inform students and community members.

More than 30 vendors will be on campus providing free information, answering questions and offering free massages.

Junior Meg Pittelko is the current Health Fair intern, and she has been planning the entire event since this fall. She said that the event will have representatives from every element of health, with vendors ranging from a chiropractic clinic to an interfaith center to a counseling service.

Each visitor will get at least one gift: a clear tumbler with a plastic straw. In addition to this, students can swipe their IDs at the door and be entered in a drawing for dozens of door prizes.

These prizes include gift cards from various restaurants and businesses, clothing from local businesses and Concordia, a month-long YMCA membership, tickets to Fargo Force games and Redhawks Games, a Kindle and more.

“We have a great representation from the community. We have some pretty kick butt prizes,” Pittelko said. “Then again, if no one comes, I guess I get a lot of sweet prizes,” she joked.

In addition to the vendors that will be in attendance, Jen Thomas, assistant professor of Theater and a team of students and faculty members will be performing pieces from their upcoming performance, “Bodies Alive.”

The group will be presenting poetry, spoken word, songs and other forms of media that speak to the way bodies are viewed in society. They will be performing “sneak peeks” in the Centrum at 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. and will have their final performance in Jones 212 at 7 p.m. on Friday night.

Elizabeth Meemken

English Education Major with a Classical Studies Minor; Anticipated Graduation Date: 2016; Pulse Writer for The Concordian; Interests include photography, art journaling, painting, reading and going on adventures

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