The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is a national organization which has chapters at various community colleges, colleges, and universities around the nation. One of its main annual events is Integrity Week—an event celebrated in the first week of February to showcase that integrity is an integral part of all personal, professional, and academic endeavors.
The NSCS chapter at Hillsborough Community College chose the topic “Holistic Health” as its main Integrity Week focus. The students emphasized that health is more than just the absence of disease through the various activities which occurred from February 6-9, 2012.
Physical health was celebrated through a presentation by exercise expert Liz Kieffer on strength training and a tai chi class led by HCC professor, Dr. John Ball. Mental health was explored through the lens of developing one’s leadership by reading former Mayor Pam Iorio’s new book, Straightforward: Ways to Live & Lead. She also visited the Dale Mabry Campus on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, to talk more about leadership and her book. Her presentation was open to the college. Emotional health was represented by a presentation on sexual health by Justine Naylon, MSW. Lastly, spiritual/creative health was carried out by collaborating with another campus club, Areté, and holding an event called Areté Café. During the event, students had the opportunity to showcase their talents through art, poetry, and music. Students also brought healthy snacks and played a game of soccer to incorporate more aspects of holistic health.
HCC’s NSCS chapter’s Integrity Week activities even caught the eye of NSCS headquarters. After interviewing the officers, NSCS will be publishing an article on the chapter’s activities in NSCS newsletter.
Article Written By: GWSC Staff.