Week offers healthy love information

Matt Caufield

Special someone or not, Healthy Relationships Week has something to offer for almost everyone.

“We are targeting all students,” said Julie Blackford, director of student activities. “We are targeting people who aren’t in a relationship.”

Healthy Relationships Week will offer a variety of activities Feb. 10-14.

Love bingo starts on Monday and ends at 11 a.m. Friday.

A STD/HIV/AIDS seminar will be held at noon on Monday and Tuesday.

“We wanted to open it up to everybody; they have some good information and good slides,” said Sarah Cunningham, senior communications major and intern for student support center.

Movie night will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Student Life Center. Sweet Home Alabama and Casablanca will be shown.

Peer Theatre Sexual Response Team will perform at noon Wednesday and Thursday in the Billingsly Student Center.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday students will also have the opportunity to make their own Valentine at the Billingsly Student Center second floor lounge.

A kissing booth will also be set up 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The kissing booth will be used to help build awareness of the Web site, www.safersex.org, Cunningham said.

The drawing for love bingo will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 14.

The Wacky Relationship game will be held at the Lion’s Den. Winners of the game will receive date packages.

“It doesn’t have to be a boy/girl couple,” Blackford said. “We don’t want to exclude people.”

She said anyone can play the Wacky Relationship game.

The Campus Activities Board will also offer Valentine gift packages for $5. Orders will be taken Monday at the bookstore, and gift packages can be picked up Thursday and Friday.

“Valentine’s Day can be expensive for students, and that way you can have something to give your friend or anyone,” Blackford said.

Boxes will be placed around campus for students to write a short message. The messages will be posted on a board Friday at the Wacky Relationship game for all to view.

The ultimate goal of Healthy Relationships Week is to “get people to focus on healthy relationships,” Cunningham said.