AState will host mental health check-in event Wednesday

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JONESBORO – Arkansas State University will host Fresh Check Day — a concept created by The Jordan Porco Foundation and designed to bring the whole campus community together to “check-in” on the mental health and wellness of college students.

The Heritage Plaza lawn will be transformed into an expo-like atmosphere to bring together interactive exhibits combined with food, prizes and giveaways.

The event, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, has been organized by A-State’s Counseling Center with collaborating campus departments, student volunteers, and representatives of The Jordan Porco Foundation, according to Amber Long Martin of the Counseling Center staff.

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Hours for A-State’s Fresh Check Day are 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and admission is free.

The booths feature peer-to peer messaging in a positive, community-focused setting.

Should it rain, the event will be held in Centennial Hall, third floor of the Student Union. However, it is not expected to rain, as of present forecast. However, it is expected to be 95 degrees on Wednesday.

For more details, one may visit the event website at


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