Photo by Brandon Richardson/Viking - Tina Cassar, an LBCC RN, talks about the first annual A Building Spring into Health event to be held Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the A Building courtyard.
Photo by Brandon Richardson/Viking – Tina Cassar, an LBCC RN, talks about the first annual A Building Spring into Health event to be held Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the A Building courtyard.

By Kelly Mahaffey / Staff Writer

The first Spring into Health event will be hosted by LBCC Student Health Services on Wednesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LAC A Building courtyard.

Registered nurse Tina Cassar, who is organizing the event, has planned some changes from similar years past.  Before, outside vendors were invited to the college and became the primary resources offered to students for health-conscious tips, advice and services.

“We have such a wealth of resources within our own staff and around campus who can provide many valuable services to students right here at the school,” Cassar said.  “This will provide an opportunity for students to become familiar with services available to them for just about any need.”

The Spring into Health event will include many booths and information tables, demonstrations and literature available to help students succeed and emphasize the important role good health plays in academic performance.

Some of the booths scheduled are a healthy food demo and ask the doctor booth, ergonomics, which is the scientific study of relationships in the workplace, yoga, stress relief and study and sleep tips.  Students and employees can expect many more health and exercise demos to be available Cassar said.

Meanwhile students are not aware what the $19 fee paid at registration covers.

Jesus Guadarama, 21, an architect major, said, “I just pay the $19 and figure there is some nurse sitting somewhere like it was in middle school.’

Cassar listed the many ways Student Health Services can help a student for common ailments such as providing relief for headaches, high-blood pressure, glucose checks and even hand out condoms.

“The event will be the perfect way to introduce students to our services,” Cassar said.