Wellness & Inclusion Week March 11-15, 2024 pictures of staff, deadlifting, fruit, etc. to indicate wellness

Wellness and Inclusion Week

Join us for Wellness and Inclusion Week for activities to help YOU become healthier and happier! Check out our schedule below. For questions, contact Sharon Ann Downs, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at sadowns@ualr.edu or 501-303-4064.


Monday, March 11

Sexual Health Table: 11 AM – 1 PM, Outside the Cafeteria in the Donaghey Student Center

Join Health Services nurses to learn more about STI and pregnancy prevention! We will answer any birth control or STI questions you may have. Free condoms will also be available.

Safe Zone Training: 1 – 5 PM, Location TBD

Safe Zone training empowers you to provide a safe space and create a more equitable environment for LGBTQ+ individuals on campus. Register for Safe Zone training.


Tuesday, March 12

CPR and Stop the Bleed Training with Project Adam: 9 – 11 AM, DSC Ledbetter A

Come learn how to save a life! You will learn basic CPR and first aid techniques that could allow you to keep someone alive until paramedics arrive. Please note this training does not provide CPR certification.

Universal Design: 2 – 3 PM, DSC 205 D (Meeting Room D)

Join Reed Claiborne of the Disability Resource Center and Sharon Downs, AVC for Student Affairs, as they discuss how to make the campus more accessible to all students. This training is open to all but is especially geared toward faculty and staff.


Wednesday, March 13

Health Fair: 10 AM – 2 PM, DSC Ledbetter A, B, & C

Get a free massage, win prizes, get free STI testing, and learn about campus and community wellness resources. Come check it out! 

  • AR Minority Health Commission – free blood pressure, BMI, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings
  • Engaging Arkansas Communities – free HIV, syphilis, and Hep C testing
  • Counseling Services – see a deadlift demonstration by Tara, our psychiatric nurse practitioner who is also a bodybuilder!
  • Fitness Center – find out about everything our fabulous Fitness and Aquatics Center has to offer
  • Massage School – get a Free chair massage
  • Trojan Food Pantry – if you can’t quite make your budget stretch to cover food for you and/or your family, the food pantry is here for you
  • Baptist Health – learn about stroke prevention
  • Ambetter Insurance – learn what Ambetter has to offer
  • ADH – get sexual health information and resources
  • MidSOUTH
  • Employee Assistance Program

Chair Yoga with Naomi: 2:30 – 3:30 PM, DSC 205 D (Meeting Room D)

Gentle, rejuvenating yoga for all!


Thursday, March 14

Bystander Intervention Training: 9 – 11 AM, Ottenheimer Library 535

Learn how to respond when you see conflict or people in distress around you. Gain the skills to:

  • Come to a victim’s aid
  • Diffuse aggression
  • Prevent harm

Self  Defense Training: 12 – 1 PM, DSC Ledbetter A

Diana Strong will teach essential self-defense techniques for protection in emergencies.

LGBTQIA+ Allyship: 1:30 – 2:30, DSC 205 D (Meeting Room D)

Come support friends and colleagues as you learn the basics of LGBTQIA+ allyship with Sharon Downs and Caleb Scott.


Friday, March 15

Restorative Yoga: 12:15 – 1:15, DSC Fitness Center Room 203G (Activity Room 2)

Join Naomi for a relaxing yoga class–the perfect way to end your week! This class is offered every Friday during the semester, but we are highlighting it for Wellness and Inclusion Week. All Fit/Well classes are free and open to all students, faculty, and staff as well as community members of the fitness center.

Adaptive Technology: 2 – 3 PM, DSC Leadership Lounge

Join Julie Shelby and Keely Todd from the DRC as they share about technology that allows all students to access the information they need for school.