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Campus News and Events

Year-round, the Terre Haute campus community offers a growing list of cultural events as well as fun-runs, festivals and other recreational experiences. The medical school also hosts a series of popular events for students and the community. A popular event series for medical students is Enrichment Hour.

Enrichment Hour

Enrichment Hour is a weekly speaker series for medical students in Terre Haute. Meetings for Enrichment Hour programs are held weekly on Tuesdays (noon until 1 pm) at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education (LCHE) or Holmstedt Hall (HH). Confirmed speakers and topics for each program will be provided here as the calendar continues to fill up throughout the semester.

Rural Student Interest Group (RSIG)

Rural Student Interest Group is another weekly speaker series for rural medical students in Terre Haute. Meetings for the RSIG program are held weekly on Thursdays (noon until 1 pm) at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education (LCHE) or Holmstedt Hall (HH). Confirmed speakers and topics for each program will be provided here as the calendar continues to fill up throughout the semester.

Community Health Fair

Each year, the Terre Haute Community Health Fair, organized by medical students at IU School of Medicine–Terre Haute, invites leaders of the Terre Haute community to gather to educate area residents and other attendees about their health and how they can improve it. The growing event is held at the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club (924 N 13th St) and offers many programs and services, including educational exhibits about personal health, fitness classes, massage therapy and free health screenings such as vision, hearing, blood sugar, body mass index and blood pressure. Popular educational exhibits focus on diabetes, nutrition and osteoporosis as well as fun children’s activities related to health and wellness.

Mini Medical School

The Mini Medical School program (free) provides an interactive public forum to discuss medical training, medical procedures, current medical news and medical concerns. Speakers for each session include physicians and/or other health care specialists typically involved in the diagnosis and treatment of the symptom or condition under discussion. For this year’s program, speakers will focus on wellness and prevention of chronic diseases.

Following a 40- to 50-minute presentation and a refreshment break, a moderator will present questions from the audience about the evening’s topic. The forum is not intended to provide diagnosis of specific disease concerns of the public but to suggest paths needed for consumers to resolve their medical questions. All sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education located at 1433 North 6 1/2 Street, Terre Haute, Indiana. Free blood pressure, BMI, depression and glucose screening are provided at each session, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. There is no charge for the Mini Medical School. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. To reserve a space, call Extended Learning at Indiana State University at 812-237-2345 or register online. At https://isu-aceweb-001.indstate.edu/ShowGroups.awp, click Continuing Education.

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