September 2019

Wellness Spotlight

It is a known fact that you need to be physically active to stay healthy and exercising can help make you feel better right away! By moving each day, physical activity can boost you mood, sharpen you focus, help reduce stress and improve sleep! Health benefits from physical activity may lower risk of chronic disease, lower weight, and improve overall daily wellbeing. Our September Wellness Spotlight will showcase the importance of moving your way!


Volunteers Needed!

We Need YOU! The Green Gallop Homecoming Glow Run is a great way to show your UND Pride and kick off Homecoming Week! To ensure the success of this event we need the excitement and enthusiasm of people like you! Please CLICK HERE to volunteer!

We are excited to celebrate YOU all week long during State Employee Recognition Week...and we need some help doing so!  There are 2 events with short and sweet volunteer opportunities for you to choose from.  CLICK HERE to help us at either the Pie Social on September 11 or the Luncheon on September 12. Truly, thank you!


What's New?!

Get Moving Challenge started August 25. Registration is still open! Register as an individual or a team. Each week, track or convert your steps with the ultimate goal of moving MORE! Each week there are chances to win individual or team prizes with 2 $100 Grand Prizes at the end. Sign up today!

We want to celebrate YOU

Sept 10 - Night Staff Breakfast @ Wilkerson Commons: 6-7 a.m.

Sept 11 - Pie Social @ Carnegie Hall: 2-3:30 p.m.

Sept 12 - Lunch & Wellness Fair @ Wellness Center: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

UND is participating in Healthy Campus Week from September 23 – September 29, 2019.  There will be lots of activities around campus to get you moving and energized! Open to the entire UND community!

The UND Rock Wall will be open to the Campus and public for climbing with No Membership required! Children of all ages (we have harnesses for toddlers/small children, fit not guaranteed) will be able to visit and climb the Rock Wall. Stop by and give it a try on Sunday, September 8th from 2 – 4 p.m. Cost $10/family.

Enjoy a FREE week membership at the Wellness Center from September 23-29, 2019. Stop in and show your UND or government issued photo ID to access the facility.  This offer cannot be used to extend a current membership.

Shop the Trolley! The Mobile Farmer's Market is on the UND campus Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the end of September.  Find out where the Trolley is this week!

Each fall, Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., UND Interim President and the Dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, invites the community and all students, faculty, and staff at the School and the University to advocate healthful lifestyles by joining him for Joggin’ with Josh, an informal 5K or 10K walk, jog, or run. Learn more!

The UShine Award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went above and beyond, with an annual award chosen each May!

UND faculty, staff, students and public are encouraged to nominate and recognize a UND Staff member who did something special or extraordinary to assist a colleague, supervisor, student or family.

Zen in 10 focuses on stretching, breathing and having fun with coworkers. Go back to work with less stress, more energy and better body functioning. Services provided by Kay Williams, Certified Yoga and Relax and Renew Instructor. FREE and open to the Campus! FLYER 

It's never too soon or too late for parents to make a positive impact on their child's health and well-being. As a parent, you play a powerful role in supporting the behavioral health of your kids. Parents Lead helps parents find resources on topics that will help you lay the foundation for a healthy home where everyone thrives.


What's Happening?!

Ever wondered whether your metabolism is fast or slow? This 10 minute test will tell you. Set up an appointment today with our talented Registered Dietitian, Barbara Arntson! Click here to learn more!

Don't Cancel Class:
FACULTY: Heading out of town for a conference or on business? Not sure what to do with your class? Wellness & Health Promotion has you covered! With Don’t Cancel Class, you have a variety of Health & Wellness topics/presentations to choose from and a member of our team will come cover your class!  To learn more about the presentations available and reserve a date!

Grand Forks USDA Human Nutrition Research Center:
Participate in a research study!  USDA is looking for volunteers to participate in studies to improve their understanding of the health roles of food and physical activity.  Volunteers are essential partners in their research and are paid honoraria for their participation.



The new UND/NDPERS Voucher is available now.  Remember, as a benefited UND employee, you can earn up to 12,000 points by completing 4 activities listed on the 2019-2020 voucher and submitting the voucher via email, fax, interoffice mail or Qualtrics.  This form has to be received by August 15th, 2019 to have the points be transferred to your StayWell account and points must be used by December 31st, 2020.

Remember to take your annual LifeScore Health Assessment so you can receive your Fitness Center Reimbursement and be eligible to earn a $250 wellness benefit ($500 per household).

UND is a Tobacco Free Campus. If you are ready to quit, UND offers unique benefits to help Faculty and Staff who are interested in quitting smoking or chewing tobacco. Get help to quit and cover the costs. Learn more here.

NDPERS September Wellness Newsletter:
We all need different solutions to be successful in our individual wellness pursuit.  The Dakota Wellness Program for NDPERS members offers just that - a broad mix of tools and a variety of education to encourage and support you in your wellness journey. 

Profile by Sanford:
UND is now a Preferred Employer!  Profile combines nutrition, activity and lifestyle into a weight loss plan that is easy to follow and made just for you.  They help you stick to your new, healthier life and keep it going well into the future. Read more…

WW (formerly Weight Watchers):
Update: The WW meeting at UND EERC has been closed. Work Well will continue to offer UND employees a $50 return up to 3 times a year if they are enrolled and meet the attendance criteria.  Click here to learn more about the WW Studio in Grand Forks.