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News Archive - 2011

De-stress during finals

December 12, 2011
Ease the stress of finals with active study breaks from Get Moving UMass. Group breaks are taking place Dec. 11 - 15 at 9 and 9:30 p.m. in the Worcester and Berkshire DCs. Or, move it at your place with GMU's 15-minute online workout videos. Get the flyer...

Drop-in Center extends hours during finals

December 12, 2011
During finals week, Dec. 12 - 16, the Collegiate Recovery Community Drop-in Center will be open daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. About the center...

Night Out: our campus, our night

November 29, 2011
Join UHS at UMass Night Out Friday, Dec. 2, in the Campus Center. Check out the Not Ready for Bedtime Players' sexy, funny, smart show at 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium; from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., get silly at our Photo Booth on the concourse. UMass Night Out events

AIDS documentary area premiere

November 28, 2011
Commemorate World AIDS Day at the Western Mass. premiere of We Were Here, Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. at the Campus Center; admission is free. This heartbreaking, inspiring film explores the start of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, through the eyes of those who lived it.
See the flyer...

"Hungry Student" a tasty intro to cooking

November 28, 2011
Don't settle for ramen noodles or drive-through dollar menu meals! "The Hungry Student" will show you how easy and inexpensive eating healthy can be. More...

Supporting survivors of suicide

November 14, 2011
UHS' Center for Counseling and Psychological Health is hosting two events in conjunction with Survivors of Suicide Day, Nov. 19. More...

UHS operating hours & services

October 31, 2011
Beginning with the upcoming Thanksgiving vacation, UHS will implement changes to operating hours and some services. Read the attached letter for more information...

No Butts About It!

October 24, 2011
Sunday, Nov. 6 is “No Butts About It Day!” This annual event helps clean the campus while raising awareness of cigarettes' impact on health and the environment. More...

CCPH staff featured at conferences

October 14, 2011
Staff from UHS' Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) are leading presentations at upcoming national and regional conferences. More...

Training program reaccredited

October 13, 2011
The psychology internship program at UHS' Center for Counseling and Psychological Health has been reaccredited by the American Psychological Association for the maximum term of seven years. More...

Don't let the flu bug U!

October 6, 2011
Flu season's here, and so are campus flu clinics! Students and other UHS patients can visit one of our new mobile clinics or come to UHS; public clinics are also scheduled. More...

Bedtime Players hit the road

September 27, 2011
The Not Ready for Bedtime Players bring their smart, sexy, funny show to Vermont's Castleton State College on Wednesday. More...

Faculty & staff: learn how to help

September 12, 2011
What should you do when a student's in crisis? Learn from UHS' Center for Counseling and Psychological Health at free workshops this semester. More...

CHP welcomes assistant director

September 6, 2011
J. Cherry Sullivan returns to UMass Amherst as interim assistant director of UHS' Center for Health Promotion. More...

Bedtime Players featured at conference

May 12, 2011
College health leaders from across the nation will learn about the Not Ready for Bedtime Players' smart, funny, sexy approach to health education at a major conference this month. More...

Peer health educators certified

May 2, 2011
Thirteen UMass students have been certified as peer health educators by the BACCHUS Network, the nation's largest student health organization. More...

2011 service award recipients named

April 29, 2011
Sixteen UHS staff members were among those recognized at UMass Amherst’s Length of Service awards ceremony and breakfast, April 29 in the Student Union Ballroom. Honorees are:

35 years:
Frederick Bloom
Carole Rugg

30 years:
Helen Drake
Jane Fanning
Kevin Rhines

25 years:
Linda Haines
Joselyn Koldy
June Kudrikow
Christin Culp Martin

20 years:
Lynette Bloise
Ellen Campbell
Robert Horowitz
Robyn Parent
Helen Rodak
Kerstin Stempel
Linda Vouros

CCC celebrates successes

April 8, 2011
State, local and university dignitaries will join the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking on Thursday, April 14, for a leadership reception celebrating six years of positive changes and honoring people and groups making a difference. More...

STIs: get talking, get tested!

April 1, 2011
April is GYT Month! Get yourself talking about sexually transmitted infections and get yourself tested. Here's how...

Rockland-Miller co-authors article

March 28, 2011
Harry Rockland-Miller, Ph.D., director of UHS’ Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, is co-author of an article featured in the current issue of the “Journal of College Student Psychotherapy.” More...

Campus MRC hosts emergency event

March 28, 2011
Emergency preparedness experts and some 350 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) members from across the region will be at UMass Amherst on April 5, for a conference focused on gaining the real-world skills needed in a public health crisis. More...

Go see Phallacies!

March 25, 2011
What does it mean to be a man? Find out Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m., as Phallacies takes the stage in the Campus Center auditorium. It's a free show by men, about men, for everyone! Get the flyer...

CCC on agenda at community forum

March 21, 2011
UMass Amherst hosts a community forum Tuesday, April 5, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Jones Library. Learn more about the work of the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking, campus planning and other initiatives. All are welcome. Download the flyer...

Phallacies in Philly

March 9, 2011
Phallacies, UMass Amherst's men’s health dialogue and theatre program, will be in the spotlight at a major higher education conference taking place this week in Philadelphia. More...

Opinions wanted!

February 18, 2011
Got an opinion? We want to hear it!

Come to a meeting, munch on free candy, give input on posters for the next social norms campaign, and you could win a $20 UStore gift card.

Pick the time that works for you! Sessions are Wednesday, Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Dukes Room at the Student Union, or 6 - 7 p.m. at the Berkshire DC.

Let us know you'll be there - send an e-mail with your name and which session you're attending to April,

UHS welcomes new staff

February 14, 2011
UHS welcomes four new members to our team of college health experts. Find nurse practitioners Jessica Conrad, Patricia Donahue and Jennifer Lesperance in the Walk-in and General Medicine clinics; therapist Ellen Landis is with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. More...

Film screening: "Orgasm, Inc."

February 14, 2011
A hilarious, shocking documentary that may change the way you think about sex forever! Come to a free screening and meet filmmaker Liz Canner Tuesday, March 1, 3:30 p.m. in Herter Hall, Room 227.
Co-sponsored by UHS' Center for Health Promotion, the Everywoman's Center, the Stonewall Center and the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Groups, workshops forming

February 14, 2011
Stress, anxiety, life at school, grief, ADHD, relationships ... we'll be talking about these and more in our spring groups and workshops. Download the flyer...

ADHD talk cancelled

February 11, 2011
A lecture on ADHD and technology, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, has been cancelled.

Opinions wanted!

February 11, 2011
Got an opinion? We want to hear it! Come to a meeting, munch on free candy, give input on posters for the next social norms campaign, and you could win a $20 UStore gift card.

Choose the date that works best for you:

Tuesday, Feb 15, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in room 302 at UHS,
Wednesday, Feb 23, 6 7 p.m. (location tba).

Let us know you'll be there - e-mail Haley,
Get the flyer...

And the winners are...

February 8, 2011
Congrats to the winners of this semester's MyStudentBody early bird raffle:

• Marjorie I. Archila
• Brad J. Asnes
• Keelin J. Berman
• Phoebe Carmichael
• Steven G. Hall
• Maria Lemonopoulos
• Bolin Li
• Angie J. Maximilien
• Ryan R. Smith
• Colin B. Sullivan

To claim your prize, come to the Center for Health Promotion, on the third floor of UHS, before Feb. 22. Office hours are weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Be sure to bring your student ID.

All first-year students must take and pass MSB; if you started school this semester, the deadline is Feb. 18.

Stand up against violence

February 7, 2011
Join more than 100 men and boys in taking the White Ribbon pledge to help end violence against women. The third annual "Stand Up and Be Counted" event is Feb. 23, during halftime at the men's basketball game. More...

Stay out of the bed!

February 4, 2011
Melanoma is the second most common cancer among young adults and tanning beds greatly increase the risk. The Peer Health Educators are taking a “No Tanning Pledge.” Join us to stay healthier and maybe even win prizes! More...

Panel explores healthy relationships

February 1, 2011
Bring your special someone to "Where's Love 101?: Creating and Sustaining Healthy Relationships," Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. UHS psychologist Linda Scott joins other experts and a panel of couples from diverse backgrounds in this free event. More...

Expanded hours at UHS Pharmacy

January 26, 2011
The UHS Pharmacy is now open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. during the semester. Fill prescriptions and save on over-the-counter items without leaving campus! More about the UHS Pharmacy...

New groups for faculty, staff, grads

January 24, 2011
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program offers several groups this semester for faculty, staff and graduate student employees. Topics include stress reduction, retirement planning and working with students experiencing emotional challenges. More...

CCC wins national excellence award

January 19, 2011
The Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (CCC) is a winner in an national contest recognizing “transformative, innovative and data-driven programs.” More...

Your shot at fighting flu

January 18, 2011
The CDC says flu is now widespread in Massachusetts. Take your shot at fighting flu – get vaccinated! Here's how...


January 17, 2011
Stuff happens ... and when it does, the Medical Reserve Corps is ready. Are you ready to make a difference and have fun? Download the spring events calendar and join us!

UMass showcased at national conference

January 7, 2011
Campus alcohol and other drug abuse prevention experts are sharing strategies and successes at a major conference for higher education leaders this month. More...