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Well Done! (NYC)

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Afternoons of sexual health, stereotypes, and sexual assault prevention, nights of comedy, cook-offs, and cuddling puppies. The Counseling Center presents Wellness Week 2014.

Each year, the Pace NYC Counseling Center and sponsoring organizations bring you Wellness Week, a week-long series of outreach events designed to promote mental, physical, and emotional wellness within the Pace Community. This year’s events range from therapy dogs visiting to venereal disease discussions. Check them out!

Pace Comedy Night 2014
Monday, March 3
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15 p.m.)
Student Union
Stressed, sad, or anxious? Time to laugh it all out at Pace Comedy Night 2014. The evening will feature funny performances from students–all in the spirit of de-stressing, relaxing, and learning some ways to keep you healthy through humor and laughter. Plus, they’re looking for participants! If you have something funny to share and would like to perform at this event, please contact Jeremy Novich at or Brian Petersen at to sign up for a performance slot.

Sex: Let’s Talk About It!
Tuesday, March 4
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Bianco Room           
The CDC estimates that there are more than 110 million sexually transmitted infections among men and women in the U.S. and young people ages 15 to 24 account for 50 percent of all new STIs, although they represent just 25 percent of the sexually experienced population.

Pace Psychology faculty members Lisa Rosenthal, PhD, and Tyrel Starks, PhD, in conjunction with the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and the Counseling Center, present a Sexual Health Forum for all Pace students. This dynamic and informative open-format forum will focus on a range of issues related to sexual health and safety including pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted infection prevention and treatment, substance use, and the negotiation of sexual encounters (finding and communicating with sex partners). Refreshments will be served!

See Me As I Am
Tuesday, March 4
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Bianco Room
Come be a part of a Pace Community Art Project! Join the Counseling Center and your peers to create materials highlighting the impact of microaggressions and stereotypes, and the power of asserting your true identities, and add your art to the collaborative art installation. There will be discussion, videos, and pizza! Coordinated by Sophie Karp.

Puppy Luv
Tuesday, March 4
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Fulton Street Dorm Lounge, 2nd Floor
Get over the dog days with the doggies. Come cuddle your stress away and make some furry new friends as the Counseling Center, Bideawee (the leading pet welfare organization in the NY Metro Area and Long Island), and their therapy pets stop by for an evening of relaxation and bonding with our four-legged friends. Pizza will be served! Plus, bring photos of your pets for a chance to win prizes. Send your thanks to Bonnie Gordic, who coordinated this event.

Top Chef Pace!
Tuesday, March 4
9:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Bianco Room
Please pack your knives and go to the Bianco Room for some Top Chef Pace! Watch teams of Pace students, representing each campus dorm, compete in a cook-off. Learn healthy food selection and preparation tips and enjoy some healthy snacks.

Love and Alcohol
Wednesday, March 5
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Bianco Room
Come watch a screening of the movie The Spectacular Now with free popcorn, pizza, soda, and prizes, and a discussion of how alcohol use is portrayed in current cinema. From the writers of (500) Days of Summer, the film, which stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, tells the story of high school senior and budding alcoholic Sutter, whose life philosophy changes when he meets “nice girl” Aimee. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Award for Acting. Watch the trailer on YouTube.

Forks Over Knives
Wednesday, March 5
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Fulton Street Dorm, 2nd Floor
A documentary film event, hosted by Pace Faculty-in-Residence, Brian Evans, EdD, that focuses on integrating unprocessed, vegetarian food into your diet. Forks Over Knives shows how a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet can help combat a number of diseases. Healthy snacks will be served.

Don’t Just Stand There!
Thursday, March 6
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A
Did you know that every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted? The Counseling Center’s Richard Shadick, PhD, and Jeanna Pagnotta will lead an interactive discussion of the importance of Bystander Intervention to the prevention of sexual assault and harassment. You will learn ways to successfully intervene to prevent others from being victimized. Refreshments will be served.

Wellness Week 2014 is sponsored by the Counseling Center, Housing and Residential Life, To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) student club, Dean for Students, and the LGBTQA Center.