August 26, 2015Water Fit Wednesday – A fun afternoon of water activities, including a homemade water slide.
September 16, 2015Bubble Soccer - The game itself is a cross between soccer and zorbing, a sport where an individual rolls down the side of a hill or sometimes a level surface in a giant plastic orb. The plastic orb surrounding the player in bubble soccer is similar in construction but differs where these allow the player’s legs to run around freely or essentially wear the orb. The objective of bubble soccer is to score against your opponent’s net and knock each other down while trying.
September 20, 2015Let's Move Day: Zumba - The Student Nutrition Awareness Club invites everyone to come out from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and get moving with Zumba. Event is free of charge.
September 21, 2015 Healthy Campus 2020 Gear Day - All students and employees are encouraged to wear Healthy Campus 2020 t-shirts and caps.Calorie Burn Challenge Kick-off This activity, sponsored by Public Safety, is a spin-off of the "Biggest Loser." Teams will track how much weight is lost.
September 22, 2015Early Morning Walks - Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet for an early morning walk. Walkers will meet at the pond by the church at 5:45 a.m.Healthy Hashtag - Pictures will be taken of 30 or more students engaged in exercise - hula hoop, jumping jacks, push-ups - or some other form of exercise. This will encourage students to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day. Participants will use the hashtags #Healthycampus and #oustrong and post on various social media sites.
September 23, 2015Southern Cookin' Lunch Power - Attendees can learn how to cook a scrumptious, healthy Southern meal with the instructors from the Dietetics Department. This will be held 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Cooper Complex 3, room 515. Cost: $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Call (256) 726-7229 for more information.
September 24, 2015Early Morning Walks - Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet for an early morning walk. Walkers will meet at the pond by the church at 5:45 a.m.Faculty and Staff Wellness Fair - Employees can receive biometric testing, which includes an assessment of height, weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, pulse, cholesterol, and glucose (Hemoglobin A1c) levels. This will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Blake Center.Alcohol Awareness Day - Attendees will learn the effects of alcohol usage and abuse. This activity is sponsored by the Oakwood University Health Ambassadors, and begins at the conclusion of University Chapel at 11:00 a.m.Food Demonstration with Oakwood University Dietetic Students - Come and learn from current Oakwood University dietetic students as they prepare healthy snack options.This will take place in Blake Center from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m."Losing Weight and Keeping It Off" - Join Fiona Lewis, DPH, MS, RD, for this "Lunch and Learn" session discussing the habits of people who lose weight and are able to keep it off. This session will take place in Cooper Complex 3, room 512 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
October 21, 2015Duck Day – Everyone will be participating in the duck walk through out campus all day. Duck Bill Masks will be given out to bring fun to the day.
November 18, 2015Hopscotch – A hopscotch game will be drawn from Blake Center to Peterson Hall. Individuals will be encouraged to participate and complete the whole game board.
January 20, 2016Roller-thon – Students will roller skate in a roller-thon in memory of individuals who have lost the battle of cancer. Facts and data regarding cancer will be shared at the event. The event will also feature local cancer survivors.
February 17, 2016Sports on Steroids - A sports themed event with extreme inflatable that encourage participants to use physical activity while having fun.
March 16, 2016Inflatable Obstacle Course – A friendly competition to see who can complete the run first. Some will be encouraged just to participant.
April 21, 2016Fun Run – The Oakwood Community will be encouraged to walk, jog, or run a unique version of a 5k run.
May 5, 2016Breath and Standout – Sunday, May 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm – “Breathe and Standout” Health Fair. Join Breath of Life, Oakwood University, and the South Central Conference in a major Health Fair on the campus of Oakwood University (Business and Technology Complex and accompanying parking lot) on this date. There will be games and inflatables for children, coupled with cooking demonstrations, food tasting, fitness testing, and free medical and dental health care provided by the Huntsville Hospital Mobile Medical Unit for adults. Medical/Health professionals are needed and solicited to help with this initiative. If you are a medical/health professional and would like to participate, please contact us at 256.929.6460.
May 15, 2016Breathe and STANDOUT Community Health Fair - from 1-5 PM at the B & T Building.
August 11, 2016HC 2020 Freshmen Orientation Wellness Day - 0830 AM to 4:30 PM at Blake Center, the Library, and the campus grounds near Cunningham Hall toward the Blake Center.
August 15, 2016HC 2020 Faculty and Staff Wellness Day - 0800 to 4:30 PM - Blake Center.
August 16, 2016HC 2020 Wellness Day - for Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and make-up day for Freshmen students 0800 to 4:30 PM at Blake Center.
September 19, 2016Healthy Campus 2020 Gear Day - All students and employees are encouraged to wear Healthy Campus 2020 t-shirts and caps. Please meet at 12:15 p.m. on the outside of Blake Center (inner campus side) for the group picture.
Calorie Burn II Weight Loss Challenge - This activity, sponsored by Public Safety, is a spin-off of the “Biggest Loser.” Teams will track how much weight is lost. Weigh-in begins at 9:00 a.m. in Cunningham Hall, room 238. This challenge will be continued with the opportunity to “take” the roving winning trophy from Student Accounts. The team with the greatest weight loss will take the winning trophy.
September 20, 2016 Walk & Pray - Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet for an early morning walk. Walkers will meet at the pond by the church at 5:45 a.m. Don’t fret, if you miss the morning walk, come to the same location at 6:00 p.m. for an evening exercise. Healthy Hashtag - Pictures will be taken of 30 or more students engaged in exercise (hula hoop, jumping jacks, push-ups, etc.) or some other form of exercise. This will encourage students to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day. Participants will use the hashtags #Healthycampus and #oustrong and post on various social media sites. Reading Club - The Reading Club is reading a book by Arianna Huffington focusing on sleep. which reinforces the principle of Adequate Rest in STANDOUT. This is a lunch and learn event for the faculty and staff who joined the club. This event will be from 12:00 -1:15 p.m. in the BCBLC. A free mini-massage will be provided by Mr. Kyle Baker.
September 21, 2016Caribbean Cooking Lunch Power - Attendees can learn how to cook a scrumptious, healthy Caribbean meal with the instructors from the Dietetics Department. This will be held 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Cooper Complex 3, room 515. Cost: $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Call (256) 726-7229 for more information.
“Health Reform in the Food Industry” - Dr. Bert Connell will be speaking on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 on “Health Reform in the Food Industry: A growing Trend”. This event will be from 9:15-10:00 a.m. in the Food Lab/Dining Room of Cooper Complex 3
September 22, 2016Alcohol Awareness Day - Attendees will learn the effects of alcohol usage and abuse. This activity is sponsored by the Oakwood University Health Ambassadors, and begins at the conclusion of University Chapel at 11:00 a.m.
September 23, 2016Walk & Pray - Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet for an early morning walk. Walkers will meet at the pond by the church at 5:45 a.m. Fear not, if you miss the morning walk, come to the same location at 6:00 p.m. for an evening exercise.
October 24, 2016Faculty and Staff Wellness Day 2016 - Blake Center, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
October 27, 2016WJOU and Good Samaritan Hospice Community Health Fair at the Millet Activity Center.
Student Services Events
Vending Fair IIJanuary 1211:30am-1:30pm
HC2020 Coloring Contest Friday, January 27 10AM-12PM
Hands Only CPR Course Friday, February 24 10AM-12PM*Class in 30 min. intervals
Soul Food SundayBCBL February 26 1:30PM-3PM Food Service Management (Dietetics Dept.) Cost: $6.00Food Demonstration and presentation
March (National Nutrition Awareness Month)Fruits and Veggies Day March 14 1PM-3PM (Oakwood University Church)Healthy Campus 2020 is partnering with Heaven’s Storehouse and the Alabama Food Pantry
Vegetarian Cuisine Demonstration ClassThursday, March 23 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM Rm. 512 Nutrition Lab (Faculty, staff, students are invited) Dietetics Department
“Put Your Best Fork Forward”Foods System Management Class and Thompson’s Hospitality March 22 11AM-1PM
Let It Go! Sale and Save.Declutter Your Life! Get Healthy and Let It Go! March 31 10 AM- 2 PM RSVP By March 17,2017 Call Ext. 8046 or 8047
Alcohol Awareness DayWednesday, April 19 10AM-1PM
Pet TherapyThursday, April 27 10AM-12PM
HC2020 Final Coloring ContestFriday, April 28 10AM-12PM
Cancer Awareness SkateJanuary 24
Pajama DayFebruary 9, 2017 9pm-11pm
Hashtag Challenge #nofrydayFebruary 17, 2017
Duck DayFebruary 15 (Watch for details)
HopscotchMarch 15 (Watch for details)
Color Run 5kApril 27 (Watch for details)
Hashtag Challenge #colOUrplatesMarch 13 - 17, 2017 Health Ambassadors will challenge students to eat more fruits and vegetables. Students will post pictures of their colorful plates on social media using the hashtag #colOUrplates. We will repost the pictures on our twitter account.
Hashtag Challenge #OUdrinkupMarch 16 – 22, 2017 Health Ambassadors will challenge students to drink nothing but water for the whole week. They will ask students to post a picture of their progress through the week using the hashtag #OUdrinkup. We will also post recipes for infused water and facts regarding drinking water.
Double Dutch DayMarch 23, 2017 Health Ambassadors will host a Double Dutch competition outside of Blake Center. This event will encourage students to get active while having fun.
Stop & PrayApril 4, 2017 Health Ambassadors will be take moments throughout the day to stop and pray for their fellow students. The activity is to encourage the STAND OUT principle, “Trust in God”.