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Information is provided below for Spring 2023 Open Session Dates!

Don't miss out on the opportunities we have left! Tune in later for exciting Fall 2023 presentations.


At Your Cervix

This presentation goes over important and essential health topics for women. We will cover a variety of topics from breast and vaginal health to PAP tests.

       Date                                   Time                                                  Location     
10/16/2023                       6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m                      MLK Union -Effingham Room            

12/04/2023                    6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m                   MLK Union -Effingham Room


Stress Management

      Date                      Time                      Location                                  

Monday Sept 25th    3-4 PM        MLK Union- Effingham Room

Thursday Dec 4th     3-4 PM        MLK Union- Effingham Room


Mindful U

    Date                      Time                       Location 

Monday Sept 18th   3-4 PM         MLK Union- Effingham Room



    Date                      Time                       Location 

Tuesday Sept 12th  4-5 PM         MLK Union- Effingham Room


Mindfulness is an old practice that has evidence-based benefits for students right here and right now. Come learn how to implement mindfulness in your everyday life.

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First Class Series            Date                      Time                             Location   

                                   Monday Oct 9th          4-5 PM            MLK Union- Effingham Room                              

Second Class Series       Date                      Time                             Location            

                                   Monday Oct 16th        4-5 PM            MLK Union- Effingham Room   


Third Class Series           Date                       Time                             Location     

                                   Monday Oct 23rd        4-5 PM            MLK Union- Effingham Room

Fourth Class Series         Date                       Time                             Location      

                                   Monday Oct 30th        4-5 PM            MLK Union- Effingham Room

Survive and Thrive

Survive and Thrive is a 4-week curriculum that offers a careful selection of evidence-based exercises to build coping skills and promote thriving. The ReST philosophy is that there are many routes to achieving greater resiliency. 

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First Session              Date                      Time                         Location                               

                      Wednesday Sept 20th        5-6 PM                  Martinsville Room

Second Session         Date                      Time                         Location 

                      Wednesday Sept 27th        5-6 PM                  Martinsville Room   

Third Session             Date                      Time                         Location     

                      Wednesday Oct 4th            5-6 PM                  Martinsville Room

Fourth Session           Date                      Time                         Location     

                      Wednesday Oct 11th          5-6 PM                  Martinsville Room

Rubber Lovers

This is an interactive program that educates students on condom use and other healthy sexual behaviors.

       Date                                      Time                                          Location                      

     09/12/2023                      6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m                   MLK Union -Effingham Room

    10/04/2023                       6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.                  MLK Union- Effingham Room


Sex is Like Pizza

Learn about the importance of consent as well as strategies for talking about consent. 

       Date                      Time                       Location           

Thursday Nov 2nd      3-4 PM        MLK Union- Effingham Room

Monday Nov 13th       3-4 PM        MLK Union- Effingham Room


Nutrition 101

All sessions take place in Klehm Hall Room 2309. Please remember to be on time!

Taco Tuesday!:


Mediterranean Diet:

For more information about Nutrition 101, e-mail:

NEDA (National Eating Disorder Awareness) WEEK

An annual campaign starting from February 20th to February 24th aiming to educate the public about the realities of eating disorders and to provide hope, support, and visibility to individuals and families affected by eating disorders.


The Mirror Project

Student Recreational Center

Partnering with the student recreational center we will be covering some mirrors in the center, where students, faculty and staff are able to write positive traits, compliments and affirmations about themselves other than their physical appearance. This will be available throughout the entire week! Stop by the rec to write the beauty within.

You Are NOT What You Eat

Check back for location updates!

This is an interactive panel discussion where students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by licensed clinical professionals related to nutrition, body image, dieting and mental health. Please join the conversation!


Body Acceptance Pledge

MLK Union Food Court

Description: Stop by the MLK Union Food court to take the Body Acceptance pledge. If you are body positive or body neutral, it’s all about creating an atmosphere for good body image. Don’t know what these are? Come, we will help with that too!

Zumba: Feel the Burn

Student Recreational Center

Partnering with the Student Recreational Center, please join us for this special edition Zumba class that features latest music from your favorite hip-hop artists and more.


STOP the Shame

MLK Union Food Court

Words hold value. Words have meaning. Stop by the MLK union to sign the Body Acceptance pledge and get an opportunity to write some of the things you have heard about your body image, words you’ve used to even describe others and yourself, and words used innocently in regular conversation that can be subconsciously affect us.


The Look Book

MLK Union Martinsville Room

To close out our week, come join us for the viewing of a powerful documentary presented by the Body Love Society. Bring blankets, pillows and wear something comfortable. Refreshments will be provided!


Snoozin' Like a Panther

This presentation focuses on sleep habits including tips and tricks for a good night's rest.

       Date                                   Time                                             Location         

   09/26/2023                  5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m                  MLK Union- Charleston/ Mattoon Room

   11/29/2023                  5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m                  MLK Union- Charleston/ Mattoon Room   


Myth Busting Alcohol

This presentation discusses how alcohol affects the body. We will discuss the short term and long term affects along with a few misconceptions people often believe.

        Date                                           Time                                           Location                                     

       09/05/2023                      5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m                  MLK Union- Charleston/ Mattoon Room

       11/07/2023                      5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m                  MLK Union- Charleston/ Mattoon Room                           



This fun session provides tips, tricks, and activities that allow us to find what's best for our personal self care.

       Date                      Time                      Location                                  

Tuesday Oct 17th       4-5 PM           MLK Union- Effingham Room

Thursday Dec 14th     4-5 PM           MLK Union- Effingham Room



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Contact Information

Health Education Resource Center

2201 Blair Hall
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

Academic Year Hours

8am – 4:30 pm

Summer Hours

8am – 4:30 Monday – Thursday, 8am – 12pm Friday

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