Hey professors, don’t cancel that class

By Macey-Marie Hobson

UAB Wellness Promotioncancel class 492 is offering guest speakers to professors as an alternative to canceling class when a personal or professional obligation arises.

“Don’t Cancel That Class” is an initiative designed to provide students with information and resources to promote academic achievement, professional development and overall health.

Wellness Promotion will assign a guest speaker to discuss topics such as bystander intervention, adverse effects of alcohol tobacco and other drugs, self-care, healthy relationships, good sleep hygiene and more. There is no charge for this service; to schedule a guest speaker, email wellnesspro@uab.edu.

Learning outcomes include three ways to safely intervene in a possibly harmful situation, the ability to list five adverse effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and identity five resources on campus.