Student Life

Student Outreach & Support: WADE (Wellness, Alcohol & Drug Education)

BeYOUtiful Week

Be-YOU-tiful WEEK 2016: Febuary 8-February 12

        as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week


The theme for 2016 is Be-YOU-tiful.  We hope to raise awareness for self-love and self-acceptance.  We hope students feel proud of their unique body.  We want students to feel comfortable and confident in their body.  Whoever you are and whatever your body looks like, you are beautiful!  We want everyone to celebrate and appreciate your natural body shape and understand that a person's physical appearance says very little about their character and value as a person.

Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. It encompasses:

  • What you believe about your own appearance (including your memories, assumptions, and generalizations).
  • How you feel about your body, including your height, shape, and weight.
  • How you sense and control your body as you move.  How you feel in your body, not just about your body. 
People with negative body image have a greater likelihood of developing an eating disorder and are more likely to suffer from feelings of depression, isolation, low self-esteem, and obsessions with weight loss.  We hope to raise awareness about eating disorders and help students see that the "perfect" images seen every day online or in the media are digital illusions.  Don't let the media influence your body image.
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Use the hashtag #BeYOUtiful to learn more about body image, share your own story, post your support or reflect on information you have learned. 

TUESDAY, February 9, 2016

11am-12:30pm: Annual Love Your Body Fair in Campion during free period.  Stop by to participate in activities that promote healthy body image and positive self-esteem.  Free snacks and giveaways! Numerous student organizations will have tables with information about how positive body image and eating disorders impact their populations.

This event is sponosored by: WADE Peer Educators and the Eating Disorder Awareness Week Committee

6:00pm-7:30pm: Beautiful Me Workshop in Campion Banquet Halls.  We will be offering this amazing Hance Family Foundation program FOR FREE!  Sadly, only 2% of women report feeling beautiful.  Beautiful Me is a self-esteem workshop offered to all female faculty, staff, and students to help combat that grim statistic and help everyone feel beautiful.  
This event is sponosored by: The Eating Disorder Awareness Week Committee and the Hance Family Foundation

Please RSVP by February 5th.  Space is limited.

WEDNESDAY, February 10, 2016

3:30pm-4:15pm: Ted Talk: An Epidemic of Beauty Sickness in Campion North Lounge.  Listen to Dr. Engeln discuss media culture that focuses on denigrating women who fail to meet the beauty standard and learn how it turns women against women and sends men the message that evaluative commentary on appearance is fair game. The chronic focus on beauty directs cognitive, financial, and emotional resources away from other more important goals. Dr. Engeln considers whether there is hope for treating the epidemic of beauty sickness and what it might be like to live in a world where women spend less time in front of the mirror and more time changing the world.  After the Ted Talk, we will have a brief discussion. Refreshments provided.
This event is sponsored by: The Eating Disorder Awareness Week Committee

THURSDAY, February 11, 2016

11:00am-12:15pm AND 6:30pm-9:00pm: Trans and the Church in Foley Center. Jennifer Finney Boylan is the best selling author of the books"She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders", and "Stuck in the Middle With You". She will lecture and read from her books. These books discuss her gender transition and its implications for her family. After the lecture she will answer questions and sign copies of her books.

This event is sponsored by: The Joseph William and Madeline Eberle Klein Fund,The Faith Justice, the Office of Mission, the English Department and The Alliance. 

FRIDAY, February 12, 2016

5:00pm-6:00pm: Salsa Bachata Lessons in the North Lounge. Come shake it up and dance the night away!

This event is sponsored by: Latino Student Association (LSA)

SUNDAY, February 14, 2016

 5:00pm-6:00pm: Yoga for Recovery in O'Pake. This class is free and open to all levels but you must RSVP here.

This event is sponsored by: The Flock

**If you are struggling with an eating disorder or are looking for support, please reach out to Wellness, Alcohol and Drug Education (WADE) at or stop into Campion 212.  You can also contact the Peer Educators for more resources at  There is help.  There is hope.  You are not alone.**

The Eating Disorder Awareness Week Committee is made up of representatives from the following offices:

*** Office of Multicultural Life (OML) *** Student Outreach and Support; Wellness Alcohol and Drug Education (WADE) Program *** Student Health Services ***  Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) ***  WADE Peer Educators ***  Office of Community Standards  ***  Campus Recreation ***