Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
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:
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?
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?
- 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?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
I became a member after our event. I hope to use this resource in the future, though.