Owls Care Health Promotion hosts comedy show as part of Healthy Campus Expo

Stand-up comedian and MADtv star Adam Ray opened for “Workaholics” star Adam Devine.


Junior neuroscience and behavior major Freddy Fox and junior biology major Carolina Rodriguez from Owls Care Health Promotion spent the day informing students of the importance of sexual health, healthy eating, and how to lessen stress. Amish Dave | Contributing Photographer

Viviana Lopez, Contributing Writer

Owls Health Care Promotion held the Healthy Campus Expo and a comedy show in the Student Union last Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The event was part of FAU’s ongoing effort to take part in the national Healthy Campus 2020 initiative headed by the American College Health Association.

Assistant Vice President of  Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Kirk Dougher said, “FAU has been part of the national Healthy Campus 2020 since 2012. As you will note on our landing page we have four subcommittees including Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Substance Use Reduction, and Sexual Health and Wellbeing.”

Dougher added that these four were chosen “based on comparing the FAU student responses to the national norms from the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment.”

Vendors consisted of on and off campus services like the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida, and the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. There were 59 vendors in total, with 20 from FAU, like the College of Medicine, Student Health Services, and the Victim Advocate/Victim Services.  

Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida was one of the 59 vendors present at the event. Amish Dave | Contributing Photographer

The expo offered services such as on-the-spot free flu shots.

“I feel good after getting a flu shot,” freshman Aliyah Walters said. “I learned a lot about myself, I learned about safe sex and all the different methods.”

Following the expo, students filed into the Student Union auditorium at 7 p.m. for a comedy show featuring MADtv actor Adam Ray, who opened for “Workaholics” actor Adam Devine.

Ray focused on crowd work and included a running joke about an FAU student sitting close to the stage who had, what he thought, was an unnecessary palm tree tattoo on his thigh.

Devine joked about his failed attempts in Hollywood, such as walking into his “Pitch Perfect” audition thinking it was a movie about baseball.

He added that while he was supposed to include health-related jokes into his act, he wasn’t sure why FAU chose him as the headliner for the health expo since he’s a self-proclaimed “human-garbage can.”

The health expo ran from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Viviana Lopez is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].