Tag: Health and Wellness Center

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TED (Rueff) Talks: Counseling Services at Health and Wellness

There are many services that Macalester College supplies students, such as free condoms, cookie-making in the CRSL basement or Kevin in the library for petting. These are all great resources, but these services can be found off-campus. A resource that Macalester offers that isn’t as accessible off-campus is Macalester counseling services. Ted Rueff, Macalester’s associate…

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Health and Wellness launches new phone hotline service

The Macalester Health and Wellness Center now contracts with a telemedicine company, ProtoCall, to provide a mental health hotline for students. The hotline will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. “The idea was to try to extend the support available for students beyond what the Health and…

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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College will hire new Director of the Career Development Center

Macalester’s Office of Student Affairs is currently conducting a national search for a new Director of the Career Development Center (CDC), who will be chosen by the end of May. Associate Dean for Student Services Denise Ward, who has been occupying a role as director in both the CDC and the Health and Wellness Center,…

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

MINNEAPOLIS Minneapolis praised for Somali community outreach Minneapolis, with one of the largest populations of Somali immigrants in the country, has faced its fair share of communication, trust and outreach issues over the past decade. A listening tour conducted in Minnesota’s Somali community last year identified an array of issues that community members felt impacted…

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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 distributes MPIRG referendum, charters org MCSG discussed the MPIRG referendum that will once again be on the table in the coming weeks. There was an email sent out to all students letting them know they could opt out of putting their Student Activity Fee toward MPIRG for this semester, and…