Coming up this Thursday, October 15th, Jen Stricklin will be phoning in to chat with DJ, Baylee Gittings. Jen is a hairstylist in Wheeling whose salon actually moved to a different location since the start of the pandemic. Jen and Baylee will touch on the personal and business effects the pandemic has had, and what it was like to uproot a business on top of all that.
On Thursday, April 4th, 2019 the Health Fair took place in the Student Union building on campus at West Liberty University and WGLZ did many interviews during the event. The Health Fair was a really unique experience for the students and faculty that attended because unlike other campus events there was more than one activity set up there.
One activity at the Health Fair was an oxygen bar and it allowed you to choose from a variety of flavors that would suit your mood and personality. Participants of this oxygen “therapy” say it boosts energy levels, provides relief from stress, increases concentration, and helps you relax. Another activity that was at the Health Fair was done by West Liberty University’s Speech Pathology and Audiology Department and it was hearing screenings and otoscopy which is an examination that involves looking into the ear with an instrument called an otoscope. The Medical Lab Science Department was telling people what blood type they were. The Dental Hygiene Department was teaching people about oral hygiene. There were also many other organizations that participated in the Health Fair and it was a very successful event for everyone that attended.
This year was the very first year that I had ever attended the Health Fair and I learned that it was a very enjoyable event for all of the students that attended it. The Health Fair brought a lot of different organizations from both West Liberty University’s campus and off-campus organizations. The most interesting part of the Health Fair for me was that there were a lot of different tables set up at the event. I only did one activity when I was at the fair and it was done by the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department. The activity that I participated in was that I had to guess what a girl was saying with a plastic piece in her mouth. I ended up getting the question right and I received a free cookie. I really liked that they were giving out free cookies because I forgot to eat lunch that day.
In conclusion, I thought that the event was very successful for all of the organizations that participated in it. WGLZ had many interviews so it was successful for the station as well. Next year, hopefully, the Health Fair is successful too and I look forward to attending it next year too because it was a really unique event that brought the campus together.