EDUCATION NOTES: Kinesiologist to speak on aging, health
Dr. Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko will present his lecture, "Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles in Older Adults: Lessons Learned from 50 years of Research and Practice," at 3 p.m. March 5 in Room 113 in the UND Education Bui...
Dr. Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko will present his lecture, “Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles in Older Adults: Lessons Learned from 50 years of Research and Practice,” at 3 p.m. March 5 in Room 113 in the UND Education Building.
The goal for the lecture is to provide students with ideas on how to build awareness of the importance of physical activity and how to assist with the development and implementation of physical activity intervention for the growing senior population.
The lecture is part of a three-day visit by Chodzko-Zajko, a professor and chair of the University of Illinois Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, as he consults with the UND Kinesiology and Public Health Education Department while it undergoes graduate and undergraduate program reviews.
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- Polk County Public Health and the Polk County Wellness Coalition are working to implement a Sticker Shock Campaign in Crookston. A youth-led initiative, the campaign reinforces public awareness about Crookston’s Social Host Ordinance and the minimum drinking age law by placing stickers on multi-packs of beer, wine coolers and other alcohol products. The campaign hopes to make adults think twice before making it easier for youth to access alcohol.
- The 65th Western Minnesota Regional Science Fair, which includes students from Norman and Polk Counties, will be held March 1 in the UMC Bede Ballroom. The public is invited to view the projects from 10 a.m. to noonas well as attend the awards ceremony at 2 p.m. Winners will advance to the State Science and Engineering Fair in March.
- The Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnershiprecently received $25,000 in community engagement innovation funding from the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. The funds will be used to connect children and nature through a project called “Tree Cookies and Mud Pies: A Recipe for Community Health.” The activities will focus on Fosston, Crookston, Ada and Mahnomen, Minn.
- The Marion J. Piper Scholarship is accepting applications through March 21. Local college students planning to pursue a career in communications are encouraged to apply. For more details and to download an application, go to bit.ly/1jksi1g .
To see more regional higher education news, visit the websites of UND , University of Minnesota-Crookston , Northland Community and Technical College , Mayville State University and Lake Region State College . To see more local K-12 education news, visit the websites of Grand Forks Public Schools and East Grand Forks Public Schools .