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Wellness, Health, & Personal Development
Fall 2011


Date/Time/Room Title Description Facilitator(s)
9/6/11
12:00-1:00
Lobby of DAdB
UMD Geocaching Adventure Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. George Host is a Senior Research Associate for the Natural Resource Research Institute. Dr. Host's current research interests include landscape/forest ecology, biostatistics and modeling. He is also an avid geocacher.
9/13/11
12:00-12:45
323 KSC
Meal Planning The easiest meals to prepare are the ones that take you a little time on the front end to plan. This presentation will cover lifestyles for eating well, health and nutrition aspects, meal/menu planning, preparation and kitchen safety, grocery shopping, and time management. Lauren Wahouske is the student intern with the Employee Wellness Program pursuing her degree in Health Education with an emphasis in Community Health.
9/20/11
12:00-12:45
Garden Room
Nutrition - Fitness - Lifestyle (NFL) Wellness Challenge Info Session Are you ready to score big with the Nutrition. Fitness. Lifestyle. wellness challenge? This 8-week challenge is designed to help you adopt healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Rachel Gilbertson is the UPlan Health Coach and Lauren Wahouske is the student intern with the Employee Wellness Program pursuing her degree in Health Education with an emphasis in Community Health.
9/22/11
8:00 AM-12:00
25 DAdB
National Safety Council (NSC) CPR/AED for Lay People The NSC CPR/AED course is designed as part of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification training. CPR and First Aid on a choking victim will be taught through demonstration and practice of mannequin and use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be demonstrated. Andrew Kimball is the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office and a certified instructor in CPR, AED, First Aid, HazMat, Defensive Driving, and Fire Safety.
9/27/11
12:00-12:45
323 KSC
Green Your Office Small changes yield big results, especially at a workplace as big as UMD. But being a leader in making sustainable changes in your office can be challenging at times. This session will give an introduction to sustainability principals and cover essential best practices for greening your workday. Topics covered will include: energy conservation, reducing paper use, recycling, hosting green events and much more. Mindy Granley is UMD's Campus Sustainability Coordinator.
10/4/11
12:00-12:45
323 KSC
Distracted Driving: At What Cost?
This workshop introduces the current recommendations on distracted driving, with an emphasis on cell phones, PDAs and other wireless mobile devices. Specific topics include the concept of distracted driving, the dangers of using a cell phone while driving, how cell phone-related distractions affect drivers and safety tips to prevent distracted driving. During the session, participants also will have an opportunity to take a short assessment to determine their own exposure to distractions.
Andrew Kimball is the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office and a certified instructor in CPR, AED, First Aid, HazMat, Defensive Driving, and Fire Safety.
10/5/11
8:30 AM-12:30
25 DAdB
National Safety Council (NSC) CPR/AED for Lay People The NSC CPR/AED course is designed as part of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification training. CPR and First Aid on a choking victim will be taught through demonstration and practice of mannequin and use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be demonstrated. Andrew Kimball is the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office and a certified instructor in CPR, AED, First Aid, HazMat, Defensive Driving, and Fire Safety.
10/11/11
12:00-1:00
Garden Room
Food, Inc. Movie Showing Part 1 Filmmaker Robert Kenner shines a light on the dark hidden secrets of where the food we purchase actually comes from by exposing to us the comfortable government and business relationships. Kenner educates the public in this documentary by revealing exploited laws of the FDA and USDA, touring various farms, interviewing farmers, and digging deep to uncover buried secrets.

Come enjoy part one of this 90 minute movie and take part in discussion.

Rachel Gilbertson is the UPlan Health Coach.
10/12/11
12:00-1:00
Garden Room
Food, Inc. Movie Showing Part 2 Filmmaker Robert Kenner shines a light on the dark hidden secrets of where the food we purchase actually comes from by exposing to us the comfortable government and business relationships. Kenner educates the public in this documentary by revealing exploited laws of the FDA and USDA, touring various farms, interviewing farmers, and digging deep to uncover buried secrets.

Come enjoy part two of this 90 minute movie and take part in discussion.

Rachel Gilbertson is the UPlan Health Coach.
10/19/11
12:00-12:45
323 KSC
Coping with Grief and Loss This presentation will focus on describing what grief is and how often it affects people. Grief is an emotional experience due to loss, not just death. The focus will then turn to a variety of coping strategies to promote healing. Dr. Mitzi Doane has been a licensed clinical psychologist for 33 years. She has worked extensively with people dealing with loss. She also teaches a graduate level course called Death Education.
10/20/11
8:00 AM-12:00
25 DAdB
National Safety Council (NSC) CPR/AED for Lay People The NSC CPR/AED course is designed as part of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification training. CPR and First Aid on a choking victim will be taught through demonstration and practice of mannequin and use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be demonstrated. Andrew Kimball is the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office and a certified instructor in CPR, AED, First Aid, HazMat, Defensive Driving, and Fire Safety.
10/25/11
12:00-12:45
119 SpHC
Canning 101: Winter Fruit This will be a hands-on demonstration of equipment and process for canning high acid foods such as fruit, tomatoes, jams, and pickles using the boiling water canning method. Recipes, resources, gift ideas, and samples will be available during this "jam-packed" presentation! Candice Richards began canning with her grandmother in the middle of the last century and has recently completed a Master Food Preserver program through University of Wisconsin Extension.
11/1/11
12:00-12:45
KSC 323
Antibiotic Use: What You Need to Know Antibiotics: will they work when you need them?

Antibiotics do not fight viral illnesses such as colds, flu, sore throats and most bronchitis. Taking antibiotics for viral illnesses can lead to antibiotic resistance and make future infections more difficult to treat. Antibiotic resistance is not just a problem for the person with the infection; some resistant bacteria can spread to others.

Patients can play a huge role in combating antibiotic resistance. Come learn about viral verses bacterial infections, appropriate antibiotics use, when not to use antibiotics, alternative treatments options and what you can do to help ensure that antibiotics will work for you when you really need them.
Tracy Jones is pursuing her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Prior to pharmacy, Tracy received her Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Biochemistry and established a career at Ecolab Inc. in Healthcare Research and Development; focused on the development of products to aid in infection control and preventative practices.
11/8/11
8:30 AM-12:30
25 DAdB
National Safety Council (NSC) CPR/AED for Lay People The NSC CPR/AED course is designed as part of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification training. CPR and First Aid on a choking victim will be taught through demonstration and practice of mannequin and use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be demonstrated. Andrew Kimball is the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office and a certified instructor in CPR, AED, First Aid, HazMat, Defensive Driving, and Fire Safety.
11/8/11
12:00-12:45
KSC 323
3...2...1...Countdown to Kicking the Habit Have you or a friend or family member wanted to quit smoking, maybe even tried to quit, but weren't successful? That's pretty common. Come to this HIP presentation to learn tips for successfully kicking the nicotine habit. We'll discuss making a plan to quit, tips for getting over the biggest hurdles, and will review Nicotine replacement products and medications to help with quitting Pat Trachte is Nurse Practitioner with QuickCare Clinic. She graduated in 1997 with Masters in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner track at the College of St. Scholastica. She has been a registered nurse since 1976.
11/9/11
4:30-8:30
25 DAdB
National Safety Council (NSC) CPR/AED for Lay People The NSC CPR/AED course is designed as part of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification training. CPR and First Aid on a choking victim will be taught through demonstration and practice of mannequin and use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be demonstrated. Andrew Kimball is the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office and a certified instructor in CPR, AED, First Aid, HazMat, Defensive Driving, and Fire Safety.
11/15/11
12:00-12:45
KSC 323
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees Learn the importance of saving for your future and managing your credit. Leave with a better understanding of savings vehicles and the impact of credit on your finances. Matt Fuller is a Financial Advisor with Affinity Plus, B.A. in Finance from the University of Saint Thomas 2006, CFA Charterholder. Brian Bement is a Member Advisor at Affinity Plus, B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Superior.
11/22/11
12:00-12:45
323 KSC
Healthy Holidays The typical American gains 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years. Don't let that be you! This workshop will discuss techniques and tips on how to avoid the weight gain during the time when you are most surrounded by food. Lauren Wahouske is the student intern with the Employee Wellness Program pursuing her degree in Health Education with an emphasis in Community Health.
11/29/11
12:00-12:45
323 KSC
Cooking Demo: Louisiana Gumbo Jim will demonstrate how to prepare Louisiana style cuisine: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, a stew that originated in Louisiana during the 18th century. Gumbo combines ingredients and culinary practices of several cultures including French, Spanish, German, West African, and Choctow. Jim will also give a brief overview of its origin and a small demonstration on how to cook it. Jim Lewis is a Technical Sergeant in the US Air Force. He is a native of New Orleans, LA, and is currently assigned to UMD where he works with the cadets in the ROTC Department.
12/6/11
12:00-12:45
323 KSC
Planning For a Healthy Retirement & Understanding Your MSRS Pension David will provide an explanation of how pension benefits are calculated and how to apply for your MSRS (Minnesota State Retirement System) pension for non-academic employees.
Survivor options, disability benefits and surviving spouse benefits will also be discussed. Questions are welcome.
David Wright has worked for the State of Minnesota for 19 years and gives retirement seminars for MSRS covered employees in the Northland area.
12/13/11
12:00-12:45
Garden Room
Wellness Salad Bar Potluck To celebrate wellness and the end of another great semester, we would like to invite you to the Employee Health and Wellness Center's Salad Bar Pot Luck. Also being celebrated will be the end of the NFL challenge along with drawings and prizes for the top 3 finishers.

We encourage you to bring a salad topping to share along with your own healthy beverage.

Lita Wallace, Keri Naglosky, Justine Preedit, Pat Trachte, Rachel Gilbertson & Lauren Wahouske

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