Brain Awareness Week

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Tusculum University

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Tusculum University

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

50

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Students from a Community Psychology course participated in an Arts and Lectures Series program they titled "College Road Bumps to Success". Students created presentations surrounding common roadblocks that inhibit student success, such as depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol use, etc. Students met with their peers and faculty/staff to discuss how these road blocks impact students socially and physiologically. Materials from the DANA Foundation were used to engage students who attended the event and promote both brain awareness and healthy living.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Other Publicity Methods:

Students, faculty, and staff receive regular email and calendar updates that highlight Arts and Lecture events. Flyers were posted on the building to promote the event

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

posters and word of mouth - several students and faculty came by to support the students presenting

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 Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Coloring Sheets

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Students loved the pencils and erasers - it was a starting point to initiating conversations surrounding brain health and the various ways students can promote their own health, as well as ways they could integrate their new knowledge into their coursework and future careers.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Our event was in a smaller room on the campus, which inadvertently promoted people to move through the presentations faster than was ideal. For future events we would secure a larger room to promote lingering and additional conversation

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I became a member after our event. I hope to use this resource in the future, though.

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Hollie Pellosmaa

Contact Phone:

8656931177

Contact Email:

hpellosmaa@tusculum.edu

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