Brain Awareness Week

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Southern Adventist University

Organized by:
Southern Adventist University

Participating Organizations:

Student Success CenterSchool of Education & PsychologyAW Spalding Elementary SchoolBrainVisor.com

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

825

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

BrainSmart: Southern Adventist University Psi Chi students presented age-appropriate information about caring for the brain to approximately 120 4th and 5th grade students at A.W. Spalding Elementary School. Principal Fogg indicated that the program continues to be well received by students and teachers. Kahlilia C. Morris-Blanco, Ph.D, is currently researching the protective role of cellular antioxidant defense mechanisms in the pathology of stroke, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. Her presentation – The Final Frontier: Healing Brain Disease in the 21st Century was attended and well received by approximately 700 students and faculty.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Other Publicity Methods:

Announcements in Biology, Psychobiology, and Psychology courses.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

As our BAW programs are planned over a year in advance, the programs are listed in the official university calendar that every student, faculty and staff member receives and uses on a daily basis.

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • BAW Buttons

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Fact Sheets

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

The active participation by college students in the planning and implementation of BAW integrates meaningful service with instruction that enriches the total university experience. The recipients of the planned programs are introduced to the wonders of the brain and the benefits of brain research.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):

We truly had a good "Brain Awareness Year"! (email received from a psychology professor) "Fantastic Brain Awareness Week" (email from a college administrator)

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://www.brainvisor.com/brainawarenessweek.html

Contact Name:

Contact Details

Contact Phone:

423-236-2783

Contact Email:

jwampler@southern.edu

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