The Health Behavior and Health Education Student Association (HBHESA) planned a great week’s worth of welcome events this year! The second-year HBHESA board members worked through the summer planning various social activities, including a run/walk through the Nichols Arboretum (right next door to the School of Public Health), a canoe trip, a pancake breakfast the first day of classes, and a department-wide barbecue.
The pancake breakfast featured chocolate-chip pancakes and plain, in addition to healthier foods like orange juice and fresh fruit. Many faculty attended, since the breakfast was right near the faculty offices. It was great to get to meet some of the first-year students and welcome them to the school.
The department-wide barbecue was a really fun time, and the weather was perfect! Some faculty let us borrow their grills, and the organizers brought hotdogs, burgers, and veggie burgers. Again, lots of faculty were there, and it was nice for first-year and second-year students to be able to talk. Department chair Mark Zimmerman was at both events document them with his spiffy camera (as seen above). Lots of class advice was given and questions asked about various classes, especially the introductory biostatistics class. It was a great welcome back after our summer internships!