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Welcome back to campus! While you're starting off your school year, remember to visit us at the Women's Resource Center. If you'd like a scholarship, work study, or volunteer position with us, remember that interviews take place from September 3-7. The application is TWO PARTS on tru positions in tru view. We would love to have you!
Have a safe and happy first week of classes!
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Happy first day of August! Believe it or not, school will be starting back up in just a couple of weeks, and the WRC is excited to begin the fall semester. We will be hiring for scholarship, work study, and volunteer positions this semester with interviews taking place September 3-7. If you are interested or know anybody who is, applications are on tru positions in truview. And, put August 29th in your calendar to come talk to us at the activities fair!
We hope that you have a great and relaxing last few weeks of summer!
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4 months ago

Truman State University Women's Resource Center
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The WRC would like to take a moment today to personally thank Colleen Ritchie. For those that don't know, Colleen Ritchie is the one responsible for making the Student Giving Campaign possible. Her generosity provided the funds that 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place received for participating in the campaign (a total of $3,500). On top of that, Colleen also agreed to match all Tel-Alumni donations 1-to-1. This gave the WRC an extra $1,393 to donate to our cause.

Thank you so much Colleen! Your generosity will not go unnoticed!
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Women of Truman,

Spring break is here! The WRC would like to remind you to stay safe and have fun on your week off! We will have a plethora of events for all of you in the weeks after we come back! We hope to see all of your shining faces again soon!
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Breast Health

Breast health is critical for the maintenance of a healthy body. According the the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. One common misconception is that having no family history means you are in the clear. In reality, only 5-10% of people diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history, meaning that the majority of women diagnosed do not have this risk factor. It is therefore important to be aware of other risk factors that may impact breast health, and to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself healthy.

Common risk factors for bad breast health include: a poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and drinking more than one alcoholic beverage per day. It may seem like some of these factors are too distant from the breasts to affect their health (such as smoking, to which lung cancer is commonly associated), but overall health can greatly impact breast health, and being aware of these factors may help keep breasts healthier for longer.
Two key ways to maintain breast health and catch any problems early are monthly self exams and regular checkups with a physician.

Self exams should be conducted 7-10 days after the end of a menstrual cycle to ensure that breasts are not lumpy/tender due to hormonal fluctuations. Most women can feel some lumps or bumps in their breasts, so it is important to learn what your breasts normally feel like in order to ensure that you’ll be able to tell if a new lump shows up that needs to be checked out. If you experience any changes in your breasts, including new lumps, irritation, dimpling, inversion of the nipple, etc., you should make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible to be checked.

Breast Self Exam This guide will help you perform a self exam!

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