Briefs 2/14/12

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Have a heart, give blood

For those looking to spread for some life-saving love this Valentine’s Day, the Infectious Disease Research Center is hosting its second bi-annual blood drive, Big Heart Valentine’s Day Blood Drive, today at 10 a.m.

The event will be in conjunction with the Garth Englund Donor Center, and it will take place at Research Innovation Center, 3185 Rampart Rd.

CSU students, staff and community are all invited to donate blood at today’s event. Those interested can contact IDRC coordinator Kelly Flanigan at 491-8822 to reserve a time slot.

Sharpen your test-taking skills

With the impending first round of midterm exams, students’ knowledge is about to be put to the test –– ready or not.

But tonight at 7 p.m., they can work on being prepared with the help of the Test-Taking Strategies Workshop in room 105 of the TILT (The Institute for Learning and Teaching).

The workshop will cover multiple types of exam formats, including multiple choice, t/f, short answer and essay.

There will also be tips presented on how to help ease test anxiety. The event is free and open to all students.

Event contact Christie Yeadon can be reached at (970) 491-2519 for more information.

Stay healthy with cholesterol screenings

While most students may think they’re too young to worry about their cholesterol levels, experts recommend people of all ages get tested.

So tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. in rooms 203-205 of the Lory Student Center, students, staff and community members can get a free cholesterol level screening from the Health District of Larimer County.

With a fingerstick test, a registered nurse will test total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and blood glucose levels.

The nurse will also check blood pressure, risk for potential diabetes, heart attacks and explain the results and subsequent actions that should be taken.

Appointments are required, so those interested should call the Health District at (970) 224-5209 to register.

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