June 2022

Wellness Spotlight

As the summertime heat and sunshine brings people out of their houses and into their backyards, parks, and camping sites, it’s important to remember that the increased temperatures outside can bring an increase in the risk for foodborne illnesses and grilling accidents.

In June's Wellness Spotlightyou will learn some tips and tricks to keep you safe from foodborne illnesses and grilling accidents!


What's Happening?!

Congratulations to our Hydration Challenge Grand Prize winners!

Jill Sackenreuter & Per Ostmo each came away with a $100 Gift Card to Scheels!

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this challenge a success!

Ready to Get Moving?! Getting those steps in can help to increase your daily activity! Get Moving Challenge - runs from May 29 to June 25 , 2022!

Come learn about a new game with our RecSports staff! We will walk your kids through the basic rules, work on some skills, and even play some pickup games! Cost is $10/family (up to 4 children). Please contact Mike Wozniak for more than 4 children. Runs June 6 - August 16, 2022

Pre-Registration required.

Kick off Pride Week on June 6 by chalking in front of the Memorial Union! Draw pictures or write positive messages and support for the LGBTQ+ community as we celebrate Pride Month! 


Join us on June 7 from 10-11am at the Memorial Union Pride Center (rm 204). We provide the coffee, you provide the community! Come hang out with the UND LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Association during Pride Week!

Burgers on the Boulevard

UND's favorite summer tradition is returning on June 8!

All faculty, staff, students and the general public are invited to enjoy grilled-to-order burgers, chicken, veggie burgers, and brats on the Memorial Union patio, located on the south side of the building.

Professional headshot services are available to University faculty and staff (students and student employees are not eligible).

On June 9, the Photo Studio in Skalicky 110 is open from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. for headshot sessions. There is no cost for headshot photography and no appointment is required. Mornings from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. tend to be busier than the afternoons.

The Price Center is hosting LGBTQ+ Ally Training on June 10 from 12PM-1:30PM in the Memorial Union, room 245. The UND LGBTQ+ Ally Training Program is committed to increasing understanding and awareness around how to foster an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment for the LGBTQIA community. These sessions are open to students, faculty, and staff. After completing the program, participants will receive a UND LGBTQIA Ally placard and visibility items. Participants will need to complete the LGBTQ 101 videos prior to training. 

The Outpost at UND Wellness Center

Paddle into adventure at the Outpost! This June, get $5 OFF all canoe rentals! Canoe packages include everything you need, including paddles, life jackets, seat cushions, and roof tie-down kits. Visit the Wellness Center or UND.edu/Outpost to SEA what’s available and learn more about our rental policies!

Work Well started a new campaign called 'GRIT Worthy Glow-Ups' to share positive, uplifting quotes that are aimed at creating a ‘glow-up’-esque current throughout campus. If we can make a wave with one person that creates a positive influence on another person, a domino effect has essentially ensued – spreading resiliency and grit – one quote at a time, to bring smiles and some much deserved light-heartedness throughout campus. So get ready to glow-up UND! Check it out on Facebook, Instagram, and campus digital displays!

IN-PERSON Zen in 10 will be held on Wednesdays at O'Kelly Room 300C @ 9:30am during May and June.

*No sessions May 29-June 4.

Virtual Zen in 10 will continue to bring Kay LIVE to you on Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10:00am through June!

*No sessions May 29-June 4.

Join us on Zoom HEREmeeting ID: 797 785 190password: zenin10

Wellness Education Opportunities: Work Well has put together several different resources for UND employees to learn about adapting to their new working environment. Need some pointers on stretches or mental health coping strategies? Check it out HERE!

It's a new year! 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). Learn more HERE.

Nominate your co-worker!! With all the changes in locations for employees and the University still open and running remotely, now is a perfect time to celebrate our amazing employees!!

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.

Angel Fund: Be an Angel for UND students today! We know that life can bring unexpected challenges. We never want a student to leave UND because of a situation that is beyond their control.  The UND Angel Fund provides support for students so these challenges aren't a barrier to completing their education. To make a gift, visit the UND Alumni page HERE. Your kindness matters.  Thank you for supporting students through the UND Angel Fund.



Vaccines for All Faculty & Staff

COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to all UND students, faculty and staff at UND Student Health Services. Appointments for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are available. For more information, check out UND Student Health Services. 

Don't Cancel Class:
FACULTY: Not able to hold class, for any reason? 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 remotely present to your class!  To learn more about the presentations available and reserve a date!

Because there are no real precedents for our current situation, Altru has put together some general concepts and strategies in their Health & Wellness blog that may help people cope when faced with new challenges.  Read it HERE.

Start earning TODAY! The Dakota Wellness Voucher program will help you earn points towards your $250 wellness benefit. Employees are able to earn vouchers through completing Work Well sponsored challenges and virtual programs. Vouchers will be sent out monthly so employees can upload their own completed vouchers into their WebMD account.  

As a benefited UND employee, you can earn up to 15,000 points by completing Work Well wellness events and challenges. Employees must upload their own vouchers to earn points and points must be used by December 31, 2021.

Work Well has created a list of activities/events/challenges that will count towards your points.  Once you have completed a Work Well sponsored activity/event/challenge, we will send you the voucher so you can upload it.  If there is an activity/event that is not Work Well sponsored, but still on the approved list, email Work Well and we will provide you with the completed form to upload.  

NDPERS June 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. 

Diabetes can be prevented, but not cured. Take control of your health and start making positive lifestyle changes with the help of a trained lifestyle coach and fun, engaging support groups. Groups: NDSU Extension, Grand Forks Senior Center, Sanford Health Plan, YMCA & Altru. Learn more: National Diabetes Prevention Program

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.

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.

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):
Work Well continues 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.