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Wellness seminar for students

Prevea Sports Medicine and the Kress Center are teaming up to host “College Health 101: Healthy Body, Better Mind” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 22) at the Kress’s Special Events Room. The student-oriented seminar will touch on healthy eating and meal planning, symptoms of general illnesses and when to see a physician, illness prevention, stress and responsible financial strategies. Students should pre-register.

Don’t forget! Early registration deadline is Thursday for Bellin team

(Sorry for pushing this so hard, but it’s not that hard, and it’s for your health.) Here’s one final reminder to sign up by Thursday (May 1) if you’d like to be part of the UW-Green Bay corporate team for the June 14 Bellin 10K Run/Walk. All participants registered by the early deadline of Thursday receive VIP race packet delivery (all registrants’ race packets will be delivered to campus for pick-up the week before the event); a free fruit infusion water bottle, and a UW-Green Bay Bellin Run corporate team t-shirt. When registering, please use team name UW-Green Bay and password 840. Visit the UW-Green Bay Bellin Run website for information on registration: www.uwgb.edu/hr/benefits/wellness/bellinindex.html.

Fuel your Phoenix: Free employee health, wellness event is May 30

It’s summer … the perfect time to re-calibrate, re-focus and (re)fuel your Inner Phoenix! All employees are invited to a free Health & Wellness Event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at the Kress Events Center.

Featured speakers include Stephanie Schultz from Festival Foods and UW-Green Bay student health/wellness expert Alex Stenner. The event includes break-out sessions on yoga, zumba, how to get the right golf swing, and the “Game Day” experience at Kress. A vendor fair from 10 am to noon will feature local businesses and organizations with door prizes for attendees.

Short on time? No need to stay the whole day. Attend a session or two, hear our speakers or stay for lunch! If you plan on attending (even for just a session or two), please register online at: http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5vtLWlNZDTp7ikZ. A schedule of events is available at: http://blog.uwgb.edu/as/. Sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee, the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee and the Classified Staff Advisory Committee.

Deadline for ‘Step Into  Spring’ fitness initiative

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee has been putting out one last call to those interested in submitting a team for the Step Into Spring Challenge. Sign up by Monday, April 1 to start logging your activities. There’s also the Bellin Run Corporate Challenge, which offers opportunities for UW-Green Bay walkers and runners. See more.

Gathering Friday will focus on UWGB ‘team’ for 2013 Bellin Run

Anyone can register for the Bellin 10K Run/Walk scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Green Bay. Participate in friendly competition while promoting a healthier lifestyle! Employees, friends and family are all encouraged to participate as part of the UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge.

Register today and enjoy the benefits:
• VIP Race Packet Delivery – all registrants’ race packets will be delivered to UW-Green Bay for pick-up the week before the event
• an early registration gift – if registered by Wednesday, May 1
• entry for additional prizes donated by UW-Green Bay’s Wellness Committee

When registering, please use Team Name: UW-Green Bay, Team Password: 840

Visit UW-Green Bay’s Bellin Run website for information on registration.

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Lunch and Learn this Friday: Join colleagues and members of the campus wellness committee us for a Lunch and Learn to hear more about the Bellin 10K, and receive helpful hints on registration, training, and other aspects of the run from Assistant Race Director, Linda Maxwell. The session takes place this Friday (March 22) from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in the 1965 Room of the University Union.

Learn to be a lifesaver with AED defibrillators 

You know those AED stations (Automated External Defibrillators) you’ve been hearing about, and seeing across campus? Now’s your chance to learn how they work. The HR Office and UW-Green Bay’s Wellness Committee will offer a 45-minute session at 12:15 p.m. next Tuesday (March 12), and repeat it at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday (March 13), both in the Union’s Christie Theatre. AEDs analyze the heart’s electrical rhythm for abnormalities. When  needed, an AED administers a shock to a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, increasing survival chances by as much as 75 percent. UW-Green Bay has recently added several more AEDs to bring the campuswide total to 21. You’re invited to bring a lunch to this program in the Lunch and Learn series. Questions may be directed to hr@uwgb.edu. Or visit the blog for details.

Wellness Committee plans ‘Lunch and Learn’ session on mindfulness

Already distributed campuswide, but repeated here for the record: The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee is hosting a Lunch and Learn program from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in University Union Room 103. Feel free to bring your lunch. The speaker is Lissa Balison, MSE, LPC, and counselor with the Counseling and Health Center. Her topic is “Mindfulness” — defined as deliberately paying attention to whatever you are doing, right now. Think mindless eating and other activities, and you can see the tie-in to personal health. Questions? Contact hr@uwgb.edu.

The UWGB Wellness Committee Presents . . .

WHAT: Basketball
WHEN: 8-10PM on Thursdays
WHO: All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. This is during the free membership time for faculty and staff and it is during the open rec time with students. (Don’t worry, talent is not required)
WHERE: Dick Bennett Gym, Kress Center
WHY: Exercise, fun, camaraderie
CONTACT: Leif Nelson