Knights De-Stress After Midterms

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Northwood University Hosts Fall Health and Fitness Fair
Lakeidea Burns, junior entrepreneurship major, takes a vision screening

Lakeidea Burns, junior entrepreneurship major, takes a vision screening

Knights signing in with nurse Kathy Bowles for Health Fair

Knights signing in with nurse Kathy Bowles for Health Fair

October 26, 2012

CEDAR HILL, Texas - Northwood University hosted their annual fall Health and Fitness Fair on Wednesday, October 24, in the Lambert Commons building. Local community health and fitness providers were invited to inform students about the services accessible in the Cedar Hill range. Students participated in the opportunity to obtain free vision, blood pressure and body mass index screenings.

The representatives available to the students from various organizations included: American Diabetes Association, Baylor Family Medicine, Cedar Hill Recreation Center, a Northwood University Counselor, Dallas County STD, Drug Prevention Resources INC, Custom Eyes Vision Care, Greater Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, MetroCare Services, North Texas Poison Center, Primacare Medical Center, Sickle Cell Disease Association, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Wal-Mart Vision Center, Chick-Fil-A, The Vitamin Shoppe and Smile Workshop Dentistry. “The vendors are providing very good information and incentives for students,” stated Lakeidea Burns, junior entrepreneurship major.

Students and faculty enjoyed de-stressing by receiving chair massages. Rukshar Nalbandh, freshman entrepreneurship major, said, “The health fair is very exciting and interesting; we should have the chair massages here more often.”

Overall, the students had an exciting experience visiting each table and learning more about their health. Kathy Bowles, RN, Northwood University Campus Nurse and Health and Fitness Fair organizer, stated, “The Health Fair is great this year with lots of participants and vendors from the surrounding area.” This was a wonderful way for the Knights to relax after midterms and learn how to take better care of their bodies.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.