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Tarleton and Stephenville community members can learn about tips for fitness, healthy eating and even get a seasonal flu shot during the 2009 Wellness Expo.

The expo will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday in the Thompson Student Center Ballrooms.

Flu shots will be available on a first-come first-served basis for $20. For information on who should get the vaccination, log on to www.tarleton.edu/fluinfo.

Approximately 45 vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell products such as food samples, and trained professionals will be on-hand to perform blood pressure checks, glucose checks and more. Tips also will be offered on how to improve relationships and polish your professional image.

The expo also will feature the Stress Free Zone, which feature Wii video games. Proof of attendance slips will be available for students.

The expo is a joint effort of the Wellness Expo committee, which includes representatives from Career Services Center, Student Counseling Center, Student Health Center, Recreational Sports Center, Rodeo Activities, Staff Council, Dick Smith Library, Residential Living & Learning, Thompson Student Center and Harris

For more information, contact Kathy Whisenant at (254) 968-9044 or kwhisenant@tarleton.edu or visit