University of Minnesota Duluth
 
 
myUMD | Search | People | Departments | Events | News

 Department of Human Resources & Equal Opportunity

Home
Benefits
Calendar
Employment
Events
Forms
Policies
Services
Training
Wellness
Workers' Comp

Wellness, Health, & Personal Development
Health Improvement Program (HIP)
Spring 2012


Date/Time/ Room

Title

Description

Facilitator(s)

01/18/2012
4:00-8:00
Griggs Center
NSC Defensive Driving Course 4 DDC 4 is a fast-paced, four-hour driver improvement program that also makes an ideal refresher course. In just four hours, DDC 4 offers practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries, fatalities, and costs. It addresses the importance of attitude in preventing accidents, and reinforces the good driving skills students already have. Andrew Kimball is an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office.

Laura Lott is a Public Health Specialist at EHSO on the UMD Campus with a Masters of Industrial Safety.

01/25/2012
12:00-12:45
Garden Room
Wellness Points Bank Info Session Beginning in 2012 when you participate in the Wellness Program, you can earn wellness points. The points earned in 2012 can be used the following year in 2013 to reduce the cost of UPlan Medical Program coverage for you and your spouse/same-sex domestic partner. Please join us to learn more about this program and the fun and exciting ways to improve your health, while earning points! Jill Thielen, University Wellness Program Coordinator

Rachel Gilbertson, UMD Health Coach

Lita Wallace, UMD Employee Wellness Program Coordinator

01/25/2012
2:00-2:45
435 NRRI
( Natural Resource Research Institute)
Wellness Points Bank Info Session Beginning in 2012 when you participate in the Wellness Program, you can earn wellness points. The points earned in 2012 can be used the following year in 2013 to reduce the cost of UPlan Medical Program coverage for you and your spouse/same-sex domestic partner. Please join us to learn more about this program and the fun and exciting ways to improve your health, while earning points! Jill Thielen, University Wellness Program Coordinator

Rachel Gilbertson, UMD Health Coach

Lita Wallace, UMD Employee Wellness Program Coordinator

01/25/2012
4:45-5:15
OR
5:30-6:00 p.m.
Garden Room
Weight Watchers at Work Info Session

Come to an Info Session about Weight Watchers® at Work at UMD. The Weight Watchers at Work program offers motivational support for weight loss and maintenance in a group setting. The weekly meetings are led by someone who has successfully completed the Weight Watchers® program.

Jill Thielen, University Wellness Program Coordinator

Carol Hesch, Weight Watchers® at Work Leader

01/26/2012
12:00-12:45
KSC RDC 323
Wellness Points Bank Info Session Beginning in 2012 when you participate in the Wellness Program, you can earn wellness points. The points earned in 2012 can be used the following year in 2013 to reduce the cost of UPlan Medical Program coverage for you and your spouse/same-sex domestic partner. Please join us to learn more about this program and the fun and exciting ways to improve your health, while earning points! Jill Thielen, University Wellness Program Coordinator

Rachel Gilbertson, UMD Health Coach

Lita Wallace, UMD Employee Wellness Program Coordinator

01/30/2012
12:00-12:45
323 Kirby Student Center
Coping with Grief and Loss 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. This presentation will focus on describing what grief is and how often it affects people. 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.

02/14/2012
12:00-12:30
Garden Room

Better Body Battle Wellness Challenge Info Session

The Better Body Battle is an eight-week challenge to get you motivated in losing weight and staying healthy! The challenge starts on March 5 and ends on April 30.

Who may participate:
UMD faculty and staff, spouses and same-sex domestic partners. Participation is free.

Why Participate:
-option of participating individually or in teams of two
-motivation to make healthy lifestyle changes
-accountability
-friendship & teamwork
-enhanced one-on-one support
-access to wellness resources on healthy eating,nutrition, stress management, time management, exercise

Rachel Gilbertson, UMD Health Coach

02/15/2012
Identical sessions for Facilities Management employees

8:00-9:-00, Mon H 70
1:00-2:00, Mon H 80

02/16/2012
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Boh H 90

Wellness Points Bank Info Session Beginning in 2012 when you participate in the Wellness Program, you can earn wellness points. The points earned in 2012 can be used the following year in 2013 to reduce the cost of UPlan Medical Program coverage for you and your spouse/same-sex domestic partner. Please join us to learn more about this program and the fun and exciting ways to improve your health, while earning points!

Rachel Gilbertson, UMD Health Coach

Lita Wallace, UMD Employee Wellness Program Coordinator

02/21/2012
12:00-12:30
KSC RDC 323
21 Days to a Green Life There is so much to learn about living life with an eye to safeguarding the environment and using resources that are renewable. The journey is exciting but you can't get from start to finish in just a matter of a day. So take 21 days to discover a different way to live a green life at home, school, and work. Learn how to cut down waste and expenses, improve your health, save your energy, and use products that are good for both you and your surroundings. Nathan Levendoski is a student at UMD, majoring in Biochemistry and Writing Studies. Nathan works in the Sustainability Office.

02/23/2012
12:00-12:30
Garden Room

Better Body Battle Wellness Challenge Info Session (repeat)

The Better Body Battle is an eight-week challenge to get you motivated in losing weight and staying healthy! The challenge starts on March 5 and ends on April 30.

Who may participate:
UMD faculty and staff, spouses and same-sex domestic partners. Participation is free.

Why Participate:
-option of participating individually or in teams of two
-motivation to make healthy lifestyle changes
-accountability
-friendship & teamwork
-enhanced one-on-one support
-access to wellness resources on healthy eating,nutrition, stress management, time management, exercise

Rachel Gilbertson, UMD Health Coach

Lita Wallace, UMD Employee Wellness Program Coordinator

02/28/2012
12:00-12:45
KSC RDC 323
Strength Training to Boost Metabolism Learn about different strength training techniques and how they help to reshape your body and boost your metabolism.  Learn why working larger muscle groups burn more calories, and how having more muscle mass on your body aids in more caloric expenditure. Beth Reichensperger
03/06/2012
12:00-12:30
KSC RDC 323
Caring for Aging Adults There are an estimated 50 million caregivers in America today.  This session will explore the top ten questions asked by caregivers, the stages of caregiving, tips on how to manage family issues, financial worries and healthcare concerns. Learn about an organization dedicated to family caregivers. Catherine Sampson has worked in the human services field for over 20 years and has been the Director for the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging for the past 11
03/14/11
12:00-12:45
SpHC 33
Yoga Be at peace while doing 45 minutes of moving meditation. Start the session by leaving your cell phone in your office. Experience breath, flow, posture alignment, and inner peace, while minimizing risk of injury. Don't worry that you're not flexible enough to do yoga. And if you are thinking that, come to this class for sure! Mats will be provided or bring your own. Caroline Woods, PA-C, MS, studied Iyengar yoga in Montana, and completed her teacher training at Yoga North in Duluth. She works casual part-time for UMD's School of Medicine.
03/20/2012
12:00-12:45
Garden Room
Learn More About Diabetes Diabetes is currently reaching epidemic levels so being educated about the disease is more important than ever. The presentation will cover:
  • Impact of Diabetes
  • Diabetes 101
  • Risk factors and warning signs
  • Prevention
  • Diet, exercise, portion sizes
  • The American Diabetes Association
  • Price is right – interactive showcase showdown group activity!!
Jennifer Williams and Susan Klimek both work at the American Diabetes Association, MN Area office. They are responsible for raising, recruiting and reaching the community through events such as the annual Duluth Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
03/27/12
12:00-12:45
SpHC 119
Cooking Demo: Crawfish and Shrimp Étouffée Join James and learn how to cook Crawfish and Shrimp Étouffée. Étouffée (pronounced ay-too-fay) is a classic Louisiana stew typically served with shellfish over rice. It is a dish found in both Cajun and creole cuisine. The word Étouffée translates to smothered, stewed, or braised. The usual staple of an étouffée is seafood such as crawfish, shrimp, or crabmeat. Other meats, such as chicken, or a combination of chicken and seafood, may also be used.
James Lewis is a native of New Orleans, Lousiana.  He is a Technical Sergeant in the US Air Force and is currently assigned to UMD where he works with cadets in the ROTC Department.
04/3/12
12:00-12:30
KSC RDC 323
I’m at My Wit’s End! Parenting children is hard work! It is the most rewarding, terrifying, joyful, confusing, fun, tiring, inspiring, and lifelong work you will ever do. Join us for an informal opportunity to problem solve parenting dilemmas and discuss options—we’ll learn from one another.  Kim Riordan is an Associate Professor in the Education Department/Early Childhood Studies and mother of two grown children. Previous to coming to UMD she worked as a parent educator with the Duluth school district and as a family/child therapist at Miller Dwan’s Child/Adolescent unit.

04/10/12
12:00-12:45
SpHC 119

What's For Dinner & Fajita Cooking Demo Get answers to this infamous after work question. This will be a short presentation followed by an open discussion to share tips, ideas, recipes and struggles with feeding our families healthy meals. Feel free to bring ideas and recipes to share. Topics may include:
-Meal planning and grocery shopping
-Quick and Healthy Dinners
-Crock Pot Dinners
-Make Ahead Meals/Freezer Cooking
-Healthy Lunches

Fajita Cooking Demo: Taste-test a quick, healthy and easy meal you can make in minutes!
Rachel Gilbertson, UMD Health Coach
04/17/12
12:00-12:30
KSC RDC 323
Quick Fixes for Energy: Fact & Fiction This presentation will discuss the benefits and risk of the 'quick fixes' that are a part of our busy, fast-paced culture. Healthy, energy-boosting tips and ideas will be provided. Laura Palombi is a fourth-year pharmacy student on rotation at the UMD Employee Health & Wellness Center's Medication Therapy Management Clinic.
04/24/2012
12:00-12:45
119 Sports and Health Center
Cooking Demo: Dumpling This workshop will show you how to make dumplings from mixing the dumpling fillings with various ingredients to wrapping up the fillings tightly in dumpling wrappers. Making dumplings is much easier than what most people think. It just needs practice. Nan Li, a native Chinese speaker, received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is glad to join the faculty at UMD Foreign Languages and Literature department.
05/01/2012
12:00-12:45
119 Sports and Health Center
Cooking Demo: Adobo Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, and soy sauce. It can also be prepared "dry" by cooking out the liquid and concentrating the flavor. Adobo is popular not solely for its simplicity and ease of preparation, but also for its ability to be stored for days without spoiling, and even improve in flavor with a day or two of storage. It is commonly packed for travels because it keeps well without refrigeration due to its primary ingredient, vinegar, which inhibits the growth of bacteria. Lita Wallace, UMD Employee Wellness Program Coordinator
05/15/2012
12:00-12:45
Garden Room
UMD Employee Wellness Program 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.

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

UMD Employee Wellness Team

© 2014 University of Minnesota Duluth
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
Last modified on 02/28/14 07:48 AM
University of Minnesota Campuses
Crookston | Duluth | Morris
Rochester | Twin Cities | Other Locations