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KNOXVILLE — Looking to introduce healthy habits into your life but don’t know where to start? Plenty of information and ideas will be available during Wellness Week, starting Monday, April 4, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Themed “Make Wellness Your Reality,” UT Knoxville’s Wellness Week gives the campus community the opportunity to attend and participate in a variety of health- and wellness-centered sessions.

The week’s activities center around the HealthBeat health fair on Wednesday, April 6, that features demonstrations, screenings and health information.

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Here’s a full list of Wellness Week activities and their locations:

Monday – Thursday, April 4-7

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ready for the World Café

Unique international cuisine

University Center Hermitage Room

Monday, April 4

2-4 p.m.

Fitness Trends

Learn the latest trends in fitness

Johnson C. Ward Pedestrian Walkway

6-8 p.m.


A demonstration of healthy 30-minute meals on a budget

International House

Tuesday, April 5

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hess Hall/Melrose Avenue

2011 National University Tour


Collecting shoes for the millions of children who lack proper footwear

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Mind-body Strategies for Stress Reduction

University Center Room 227

3-4 p.m.

Coping with Anxiety class (for students only)

Counseling Center

Wednesday, April 6

7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Health promotion demonstrations and resources and low-cost, confidential health screenings

University Center Ballroom

2:30-4 p.m.

Ask a Question, Save a Life

A training program aimed at suicide prevention

University Center Room 237

8 p.m.

All You Need is Love: Healthy Relationships

Black Cultural Center

8 p.m.

Zumba Party

University Center Ballroom

Thursday, April 7

Noon – 1 p.m.

Meditation (for students only)

Counseling Center conference room

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Making and Keeping Friends (for students only)

Counseling Center conference room

5:05-6:20 p.m.

Public Health Week Speaker

Rick Hogan, general counsel, Arkansas Department of Health

Public Health Law: Understanding the Framework, Addressing the Issues

College of Law Room 132

6-7 p.m.

Yoga for Emotional Well-being

University Center, second floor

Friday, April 8

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Do something kind and thoughtful for someone today! Donate change to Second Harvest Food Bank at Student Health Service.

6:45 p.m.

Anadasgisi: The Gathering of International Natives

Anadasgisi is a traditional powwow featuring performers from around the globe.

Humanities Amphitheater

Saturday – Monday

UT Opera Theatre presents Albert Herring

Performances are set for 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9; 8 p.m. Sunday, April 10; and 8 p.m. Monday, April 11.

Bijou Theatre

Wellness Week is sponsored by several UT departments including Student Health Service, the Department of Public Health, the College of Nursing, the Issues Committee, the United Residence Hall Council, Dining Services, TRECS and the Student Counseling Center.


Rosa Thomas, (865-974-3135,

Kristi Hintz, (865-974-3993,