Come discuss all things wellness at monthly gatherings on Wednesdays from noon-12:50 pm in the Library Harmon Room.  Come for any or all sessions.Lunch is provided at each Well-being Wednesday.

Spring 2018

February 7:  Get Yourself Tested featuring Steph Walters, M.D., HWC Medical Director, Lindsey Hoskins, Family Tree Health Education Director, and David Lopez, ’14, Red Door Community Health Specialist.

A panel discussion on all things related to Sexually Transmitted Infections, testing, and treatment.  Join this casual atmosphere to talk with the experts.  Read more about the panelists:

Dr. Steph (she/her/hers) is the owner and handler of Dogtor Kevin, fluffy therapy dog extraordinaire. Secondarily, she is the medical director at Macalester College. She was a sociology major at Grinnell College in the 90’s grunge era.  Attended U of M to get MD, MPH, and a post-doc fellowship in adolescent health.  Things Steph, a hufflepuff, says a lot in her daily work include: “your sexual health is part of your health” “advising on STI testing is about what bits are touching what parts” “trans-affirming health care should be part of every primary care practice.”  Sweatpants are her favorite pants.

Lindsey Hoskins has been a sex educator since 1999 and has been with Family Tree Clinic since 2002. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a self-designed Sex Education degree. Her book, entitled Principles of Pleasure: Working with the Good Stuff for Sex Therapists and Educators (2017), introduces the idea that pleasure is a critical issue for professionals dealing with sexual health to incorporate into their work with patients and students, and includes concrete skill building exercises and lesson plans. Additionally, she is very proud to have co-created the first LGBTQ peer sex education group in the state.

David Lopez graduated from Macalester in 2014 with a degree in Sociology and concentration in Community & Global Health. He was a member of the Health and Wellness Center Health Promotion student staff all four years while at Macalester, focusing on SEXY education and LGBTQ Health topics. Since graduating, David works at Red Door Clinic, an HIV and STI clinic in downtown Minneapolis, as an HIV tester and outreach coordinator. His current projects focus on PrEP engagement and retention as well as using social media as a platform to reach populations that are disproportionately affected by HIV.

March 21:  Easy Feng Shui for Health with  Michelle Skally Doilney, a certified Feng Shui consultant with Practical Environments, LLC

April 4: TBD