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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Emily Bernard, a graduate student studying health promotion and leadership, presents what a female condom is and how it works for Eastern Illinois University’s Health Education Resources Center’s Rubber Lovers Valentine’s Edition. Bernard talks about many different sexual health topics in her presentation such as safe sex, different types of condoms, and sexually transmitted diseases in the Arcola/Tuscola room of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Valentine’s Rubber Lovers gives safe sex and protection to students

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter February 9, 2022

Eastern’s Health Education Resource Center held its Valentine’s Day edition of Rubber Lovers, a presentation that details safe sex practices and proper protection usage.   Each part of Rubber...

Lindsey Carlson, a grauduate assistant at th Health Education Resource Center, partipates in a group discussion about the upcoming Flu Clinic in a Writing for News Media class.

HERC’s flu clinic, free flu vaccine

Madelyn Kidd, Managing Editor October 7, 2021

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to further clarify information about the flu clinic and vaccine availability. A clinic with free flu shots for faculty and staff provided by Eastern’s...

Health Fair gives students flu shots, educates people on community groups

Corryn Brock, News Editor October 8, 2019

Groups on and off campus came to table at the Health Fair Tuesday afternoon. Free flu shots were made available to students at the fair by Health Services, and Health Services ran out of shots around...

HERC to host presentations on sleep, stress

Brianna Lewis, Contributing Writer February 7, 2019

The Health Education Resource Center is providing a panther sleep open session for students on Thursday to learn whether or not they are getting enough sleep at night in the Martin Luther King Jr. University...

HERC discusses bystander intervention at session

Logan Raschke, News Editor January 23, 2019

The Health Education and Resource Center discussed bystander intervention during the open session called “EIU StepsUp” Wednesday afternoon at the Martinsville Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University...

HERC to host session on dieting, healthy eating

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter January 22, 2019

The Health Education Resource Center will host a new informational session Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Effingham Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. “Forget the Fad Diet” will focus...

Emma Welton, a graduate assistant in communication studies, organizes free condoms provided by the HERC at the Spreading the Love and Wellness event in the Booth House on Thursday afternoon.

Students learn about safe sex, personal health at open house

Mike Santoria, Staff Reporter February 9, 2018

Students were offered a space to discuss sexual, mental and personal health as well as better nutritional habits Thursday afternoon during the Share the Love and Wellness Open House. The open house was...

Flu Shots and Health Fair to aid Eastern, Community

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Writer October 9, 2017

Free flu shots and a health fair will be provided by the Health Education and Resource Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom to promote a...

Health Service consolidations, cost-savings heard at CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief October 8, 2017

The Health Service, Counseling Center and Student Insurance have been consolidated as of Aug. 1. Eric Davidson, interim director of Health Service, detailed this change and cost-saving measures the...

Eastern students learn not to be bystanders

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter September 14, 2017

New Eastern students are required learn how to help in an emergency situation. Emma Wilton, health education resource center intern, said EIU StepsUP! Bystander Intervention training is the mandatory...

HERC teaches smart shopping skills

Lee Mayhood, Contributing Writer March 1, 2017

Eastern students can learn about smart shopping skills from the Health Education Resource Center’s Grocery Store Tours. The tours take place at the Charleston Wal-Mart and are led by a HERC staff...

Liz Kunkel, a nutrition and dietetics graduate student and Dhiaa Dean, a health promotion leadership graduate student make dark chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies for a healthy cooking 101 class which is offered as part of heart health awareness month in Klehm hall on Tuesday.

HERC hosts healthy cooking workshop

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter February 8, 2017

Students gathered in Klehm Hall Tuesday night to prepare a heart-healthy meal and learn more about heart disease prevention. It was the first Healthy Cooking Workshop 101 of the semester, themed “Foods...

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