September 2022

Wellness Spotlight

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Wellness is the process of making healthier, more spontaneous choices for a more balanced and purposeful life. It is an ongoing process for most but is important for all of us to be on our own journey to wellness. The 7 Dimensions of Wellness are meant to help balance all aspects of one’s life, from family and friends to work and leisure. The 7 Dimensions are meant to help a person find a deeper more meaningful balance within themselves.

In September's Wellness Spotlight, we provide tips on how to be Dimensionally Well around UND.

What's Happening?

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Ready to Get Moving?! Getting those steps in can help to increase your daily activity! This challenge is open to UND faculty, staff, students, friends & family!

Get Moving Challenge - August 21 - September 17, 2022!
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VIRTUAL Zen in 10 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10:00am during September & October

*No sessions October 4-6

Join us on Zoom HERE
Meeting ID: 999 5460 9002
Password: zenin10
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IN-PERSON Zen in 10 will be held on
McCannel Room 149 @ 9:00 a.m. during September only
O'Kelly Room 300C @ 9:30 a.m. during September & October

*No sessions October 4-6
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THANK YOU to everyone who took the RealAge Test by Blue Zones. We had over 100 individuals participate.

Congratulations to our Gift Basket Winner: Desi Anderson!
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Ergonomic Assessments
The UND Physical Therapy students are looking to provide FREE ergonomic assessments to Faculty and Staff here on campus! These assessments are available to all UND employees, not limited to desk and office jobs.

Email Schawnn Decker for more information and to sign up for your department.
Become a Healthy Department!
Healthy Departments is a way to recognize departments that make their staff members wellness a priority by having healthy meeting practices. Departments agree to offer healthy beverage & food options during meetings and incorporate physical activity such as stretching into the agenda. It's that easy!

Congrats to Student Health Services, our newest Healthy Department!
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Apply to be a Work Well Ambassador
Work Well Ambassadors consist of staff & faculty members from all UND campus'. They promote wellness & provide updates within their various departments.
Are you wellness-minded & would like to motivate others?

Email Work Well at to apply today!
CPR & First Aid Class Available
Emergencies can happen anytime. Are you prepared?
UND Wellness & Health Promotion offers American Heart Associattion courses held righ on campus to provide you with the critical training that you need for any emergency at home or work. These course are open to both UND affiliates and the general public. Our classes fill up quickly, so please register early to secure a spot. Check the class schedule and offerings!
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Rock Wall Family Days
Has your family ever wanted to try rock climbing?

Come to the Wellness Center Rock Wall and experience it for yourself. This event gives families the opportunity to experience rock climbing with guidance and instruction from our Attendants. Each Family Day costs $15 per child.

For more information/register click HERE
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Join us for our Gaming Family Days!
Our new Nexus facility boasts state-of-the-art PCs, which will allow you and your kids to bond over some of the most popular games today! Gaming accounts will be required (Steam, Epic, Riot, etc.), so be sure to have your log-in information ready! Fee is $15 per child.

When registering for the event, each child will need to be added to their parents account in our Fusion system to register them. To learn more and register, click HERE. If you have any questions about this event, contact Mike at
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Mossa On-Demand
UND Wellness & Health Promotion has partnered with Mossa On-Demand to provide Faculty, Staff and Students the opportunity to work out anytime, anywhere you choose using your own TV, mobile app or computer.

There are over 70 workouts to choose from with new ones added regularly. Workouts can range from 10 - 60 minutes in length, but you can pick and choose which ones to do, making it your own work out. There is even NEW series included to De-Desk™ Your Body!!! Sign up for a 14-day free trial and then its only $9.99/month. Let’s Keep Moving this year!

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Work Well started a new campaign called 'GRIT Worthy Glow-Ups' to share positive, uplifting quotes. 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!
Wellness Education Opportunities
Work Well has several different resources for UND employees to learn about developing healthier lifestyles. Need some pointers on stretches or mental health coping strategies? Check it out HERE
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Don't miss out! 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.
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Nominate Your Co-worker!
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 these students so these challenges aren't a barrier to competing 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.
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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.

Employee Wellness Webinar:
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 HERE.
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.
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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 can 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.
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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.
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