- Roxanne Hoch ’15
- Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Major: International Studies
While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written. Calligraphy is a traditional part of Chinese history and culture, and being able to practice it myself made me respect that aspect of the Chinese culture even more. It is no easy feat to write using a calligraphy brush!
Alcohol Drug Wellness Education
The Office of Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Education strives to facilitate student growth and development, encourage exploration of and balance within the social, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, physical and emotional components of wellness. This office works collaboratively with Mount Union faculty, staff and students to develop proactive programming, education and counseling opportunities. The primary goal is to address issues related to substance use and abuse in the context of holistic student education, so that the college community may grow toward its mission of preparing students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship.
The Office of Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Education provides programming and outreach in the form of campus-wide “awareness” events (i.e. Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Great American Smoke Out and Safe Spring Break), hall and floor programs, and individual and group counseling sessions. The office provides education and counseling for students concerned about alcohol, drug and other wellness related issues. Additionally, the Office of Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Education is a campus-wide resource – providing wellness-related information and referrals for students, whether for a class project or personal use.
Two student organizations work in conjunction with the Office of Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Education: C.H.O.I.C.E.S. (Choosing Healthy Options in Celebration of Educational Success) and GAMMA (Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol). C.H.O.I.C.E.S. provides information and opportunities for students interested in health and wellness issues. C.H.O.I.C.E.S. offers programs on stress management, nutrition, exercise, goal setting and many others. GAMMA is composed of and works with students participating in fraternity and sorority life. GAMMA offers programs designed to improve risk-management and promote responsible attitudes toward alcohol use.
The Office of Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Education is located in the Student Affairs area behind the Information Desk in the Hoover-Price Campus Center and welcomes any and all visitors.