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Health FairCOLUMBUS, Miss. -- The Department of Health and Kinesiology at Mississippi University for Women will host its annual community health fair Thursday, Feb. 13. This event will be held in the Pohl Gym from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

 

“The Community Health Fair is very important for both The W campus and the community,” said Erin Dollar, graduate assistant in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, who is the coordinator for the event.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field about how they can live a healthier lifestyle and achieve their health goals.

This year’s theme is “Renewing Our Resolutions Together.” About 30 wellness and health promotion industry representatives will be present to distribute information.

“Our goal is to express that in order to make resolutions to better your health, you have to be willing to make lifestyle changes,” added Dollar. 

The College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology will check blood pressure. The W Speech & Hearing Center will check hearing. The Lions Club will check for glaucoma pressure, visual acuity and will collect used eye glasses and sunglasses. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will conduct blood pressure, blood sugar, and bone density screenings. North Mississippi Medical Center will offer cholesterol screening.

All participants should wear comfortable clothing. Those who get cholesterol and blood sugar screenings are required to fast after midnight before the fair.

“We are looking forward to working with everyone this year and making resolutions together,” said Dollar.

For more information, call Erin Dollar, health fair coordinator and graduate assistant, at (662) 241-6031 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 16, 2014
Contact: Janie Guyton Shields
(662) 329-7119
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Student NetID Password Update

MUW ITS will be implementing a new password policy for all University Student users starting Tuesday Feb. 28, at 10:00 AM. The password change will be activated/required upon your next login after the enforcement has been enabled. The change will not lock or force you out if you are actively working on your computer.

If your password already meets the above requirements, you will still have to change your password once the new policy rules are officially enforced. Changing your password before Feb. 28 should be done if you have a security reason to do so, but not in response to jumping ahead of the Password Policy change date/time. Changing your password ahead of time will not negate the requirement to change it again on Tuesday Feb. 28, at 10:00 AM.

After the new password policy has been enabled, Students will not be able to login to services (Portal, MUWnet WiFi, Office 365, Orgsync, etc…) that use NetID credentials until you change and update your password using the follow criteria.

MUW ITS will never ask for your NetID Password via email.