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Valentine’s Week Events

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  • Monday, February 10: Author and sex educator Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. presents Love: WTF (Whenever. Tonight. Forever.)
    • 7PM – 8PM, Student Union Ballroom A
    • An in depth discussion on the science behind relationships, how they work, and why they feel the way they do.
  • Friday, February 14: Better Together Silent Disco 
    • 7PM – 9PM, Frieson Black Cultural Center Multipurpose Room
    • A silent disco dance party celebrating all kinds of relationships!

The Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW) believes everyone should have positive, affirming relationships. Healthy relationships and strong social support networks have a big impact on health and well-being. This Valentine’s Day week, CHEW is hosting two events to educate students about, and celebrate, healthy relationships.

For accommodations during Valentine’s week events, please contact Wellness Coordinator Bilqis Amatus-Salaam at bamatuss@utk.edu.

Events

  • Monday, February 10: Author and sex educator Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. presents Love: WTF (Whenever. Tonight. Forever.)
    • 7PM – 8PM, Student Union Ballroom A
    • Join award-winning author and sex educator Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. for a one hour discussion about the science of trust and betrayal, the science of love and lust, and the science of conflict and communication. If you’ve ever wondered how relationships actually work – why they feel the way they feel and how to make them behave the way you want – this is the talk for you.

      Refreshments will be served. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend.

  • Friday, February 14: Better Together Silent Disco 
    • 7PM – 9PM, Frieson Black Cultural Center Multipurpose Room
    • A Valentine’s Day silent disco dance party celebrating all kinds of relationships! Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or use the day to honor friendships, we believe all relationships are worth dancing for.
      Vibe check – Good music, good food, and good times. Free T-shirts while they last. Bring a friend and your best dance moves!

Resources

  • Healthy Relationships: Our web page featuring information about healthy relationships and unhealthy relationships
  • Office of Title IX:If you have experienced prohibited conduct as outlined in the university’s Policy on Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation there is support. The Office of Title IX outlines your options.
  • Student Counseling Center: Couples counseling is available as long as at least one partner is a student. Brief assessment hours are held from Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Students can also call 865-974-2196 to make an appointment.
  • Therapy Assistance Online: A free, self-enrolled, self-help help program that features an educational module on Interpersonal Relationships and Communication among others.