ENMU mixes health and music

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer

Eastern New Mexico University students get the chance to rock out on the Dallan Sanders Patio tonight, play games and win prizes, all while learning about health.

For the concert, the Associated Students Activities Board and Health Services have teamed up to help students learn about sexually transmitted diseases, flu and other health-related issues.

“It is a really great event for the students to come out to learn more about a lot of health issues that are important,” said Senior Head of the ASAB Felicia Hudgeons. “It is something we’ve had before, and it has been very successful.”

Hudgeons said the event would include topics such as prevention of STDs and the flu, as well as recycling and other information from campus organizations.

Sodexo is providing food for $6, which students can pay using their meal plan account, from 5-7 p.m.

Students can also play games and have a chance to win bicycles and a Wii Fit.

“There are some really cool prizes you can get for going to each of the booths and checking everything out,” Hudgeons said.

She said the concert is open to the community, but only the students can win prizes.

Local bands with genres that range from country to metal are supplying the music. Brandon Leinen, Third Morning Rise, Thousand Year Reign and Begin Anew are scheduled to play 6-9 p.m.

Chase Taylor, entertainment coordinator for ASAB, said he found most of the bands on My Space.

“For Brandon Leinen, I know him personally,” Taylor said. “Begin Anew participated in the battle of the bands last semester, won and part of it was they would perform at this event.”

Leinen plays country, Thousand Year Reign and Third Morning Rise specialize in rock, and Begin Anew pounds out heavy metal.