February 05, 2009

Student Center offers Valentine’s Day options

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Student Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is offering many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in 2009. In addition to the Valentine Craft Sale in the Hall of Fame Lounge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 13, there are many other options.

Nutritionist Cynthia York-Camden will hand out samples of dark chocolate that day at the center. Actually, in moderation, chocolate has health benefits, including the promotion of healthy blood flow and sugar levels and lowering the “bad” cholesterol (LDL) while raising the “good” cholesterol (HDL). York-Camden will also answer health questions, dispense helpful information and offer fun games.

Businesses within the Student Center are offering specials that day, such as coupons for free meals with a purchase, and heart-shaped pizzas. There is a variety of Valentine gift selections available at the new Saluki Oasis store, including sweets and roses.

For more information about any of the Feb. 13 opportunities at the Student Center, call 618/536-3351 or look online at www.siucstudentcenter.org.