November 2019

Wellness Spotlight

November is Men's Health Awareness Month and is used to support efforts to tackle prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide. These health concerns can include challenges in a man's personal relationships, sex life, work and mental health if not diagnosed/treated in a timely manner by a physician. Our November Wellness Spotlight will talk more in depth about Movember, the movement created to change the face of men's health and provide men with happier, healthier lives.


What's Happening?!

The 2019 UND United Way campaign kicks off October 21 and will run through November 8. This year's theme for the Greater Grand Forks campaign is Neighbors Helping Neighbors.  Please participate in this year's UND campaign and help your neighbors in our community. Watch the 2019 campaign video HERE.

This campaign is about taking a few moments from your day to focus on what you have rather than what's missing. These are often overlooked in our day-to-day lives. Gratitude encourages you to pay attention to normal occurrences or interactions you normally take for granted.

We encourage you to comment and interact with our social media campaign using the hashtag #gratefulUND.

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 

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, November 3 from 2 – 4 p.m. Cost $10/family.

31 Days of Glory is a raffle presented by UND Staff Senate.  Proceeds will be used to provide professional development grants to staff members through Seeds for Staff Success. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. $20/ticket, only 600 tickets available. ANYONE can purchase! Winner picked EVERY day in December!

Group Exercise Happy Hour classes have moved!

Happy Hour is a FREE Group Exercise class in the Wellness Center that gives you the chance to cycle, dance and strengthen your body. Try a new class for FREE at 8 p.m. Mondays.

Gear up for Fall Adventures! For the entire month of October, get 50% off any 1-day outdoor equipment rental at The Outpost. Stop by the Wellness Center to take advantage of this deal today!

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.

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!

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.



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!

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 QualtricsStarting January 1, employees must upload their own voucher to have the points be transferred to their StayWell account and points must be used by December 31st, 2021. 

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 November 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. 

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.