UHV presents free health fairs to students and public

How do you feel? If you'd like a free way to know the answer to a medical certainty, come to one of the University of Houston-Victoria health fairs in Victoria and Sugar Land sponsored by the UHV Office of Student Services and the School of Nursing.


The Victoria fair will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Multipurpose Room of the University Center building, 3007 N. Ben Wilson.


The free event, which is open to the public, will include blood pressure checks and cholesterol screening. Attendees also can get information about immunizations, mental health, home health care, substance abuse assistance and other topics.


The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center also will have its mobile blood bank on campus to take blood donations.


The Sugar Land fair will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. April 17 in the Rotunda of the University of Houston System at Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd. The free, public event will include blood pressure checks and information about nutrition, cancer and other health-related topics.


Both events will be manned by undergraduate students from the UHV School of Nursing as part of a project for the nursing leadership class.


"This gives our nursing students a chance to help the public and demonstrate their leadership skills in planning a community event," said Denise Neill, co-director of the School of Nursing.


The event also will provide valuable health information to UHV students, she said.


"With the stress and lack of sleep that's all too common in college students, many can find themselves ill," said Minnie Urbano, director of student services. "These annual events are a great chance for students to get the information they need to stay healthy."


For more information, call Student Services Coordinator Zoeann Byerly at (361) 570-4287.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Thomas Doyle 361-570-4342