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The Health and Wellness Center: From Condoms to Counseling

by Por Eiamkamchanalai Staff Writer By the time each Macalester class graduates up to 90 percent of the students will have visited the Health and Wellness Center. The Center provides students with a wide array of services, including short-term counseling, primary medical care, athletic trainer visits, psychiatric appointments and medical and counseling triage “If students…

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Health & Wellness Center hires counselor, starts new support group

A new support group for students, “Making Friends with Yourself: Mindful Self-Compassion,” begins on October 27. Led by the new full-time mental health counselor, Elizabeth Schneider-Bateman, it is among four support groups currently offered by the Health and Wellness Center (HWC). The groups offered vary based on the needs of the community. In addition to…

Paws for applause: Kevin is easing ruff times at Macalester
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Paws for applause: Kevin is easing ruff times at Macalester

Meet Kevin, Macalester’s first therapy dog. Kevin belongs to Health and Wellness Medical Director Stephanie Walters and her family but will be visiting campus regularly for nature walks and PAWS (Petting Away Worry and Stress) sessions. As a certified therapy dog, Kevin’s training ranges from general commands to skills specific to therapy dogs, such as…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND OPERATIONS Leadership Conference featuring Derreck Kayongo Joan Maze, head of Campus Activities and Operations, stated that this semester’s theme is tapping into individual power to effect both local and global social change. A major event will be the Leadership Conference on February 21st which will feature keynote speaker Derreck Kayongo. He leads…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

ST. PAUL Ford plant redevelopment plans move forward St. Paul officials and developers have extensive plans for the site of the former Ford assembly plant in Highland Park. The plant, which closed in 2011, was finally fully demolished this summer, and the 122 acre site is nearly ready to be shaped into an important part…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

MACALESTER COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT Proposal for sustainable events work study position Associate Dean of Students Lisa Landreman and Associate Director of Health Promotions Lisa Broek visited the meeting to talk about sexual violence prevention. They reported that in 2013, out of 390 students surveyed, one in 10 experienced sexual touching without consent. And overall in…

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On the Beat: What’s happening around campus and the region

MACALESTER COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT MCSG discusses student housing, mock border wall The MCSG meeting started with a visit from a member of the Mac-Groveland Community Council, a council that deals with local governance issues. The member stressed a desire to develop a partnership with Macalester College, and urged any MCSG members or Macalester students interested…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

MACALESTER COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT MCSG gets familiar, introduces new community org Friday Oct. 17, from 11 a..m.-2 p.m. MCSG will host a “Cozy up with MCSG” event as a time to socialize and get to know current MCSG members. Fall beverages such as apple cider will be served. The SSRC is planning publicity for the…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

MACALESTER COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT MCSG approves new student organizations, events Black Liberation Affairs Committee (BLAC) was approved $912 to show Roots. Roots is a television miniseries in the USA based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, a novel based on his family’s history, going back to slavery days. BLAC…

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