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UMD Employee Wellness Training Program
Summer 2012

 

Health Improvement Program (HIP)/ Wellness Workshops

Who may attend: faculty, staff and family members
Registration is not required except as specified.

Date/Time/ Room

Title

Description

Facilitator/s

Fri, 5/18
9:00-9:20
Griggs Center
Cheaper and Smarter Commuting Biking or walking to work increases physical fitness and general feelings of well-being, improves cognitive performance, as well as saving money on gas. Experience tells us ditching one’s car and exercising one’s way to campus can be easy and fun all year round. This session will invite participants to trade questions and insights on year round biking, walking, and beyond for smart and swanky commuting all year long. Dan Glisczinski is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Education.
Fri, 5/18
9:20 - 9:40
Griggs Center
Safe and Sound Commuting Strategies Topics will cover bike and pedestrian safety, rules of the road, solutions for situations you may encounter while riding your bike, proper cycling techniques and maintenance tips. Andy Kimball and Laura Lott are Environmental Health & Safety Specialists with UMD's Environmental Health & Safety Office.
Fri, 5/18
9:40 - 10:00
Griggs Center
Bank Your Miles - Get Paid to Bike University of Minnesota Wellness Program, UMD Sustainability Office and UMD Wellness Program/Human Resources and Equal Opportunity are teaming up to offer employees an incentive to bike to and from work. Come to this session to learn how to register, where the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) equipment will be installed, get your bicycle setup for the Bicycle Commuter Program as part of Wellness Points Bank, how it works, and learn about parking areas for bikes at UMD.

Not only will a bicycle commuter be able to accumulate 50 points for his or her Wellness Points Bank. But the rider will also be able to earn a $65 wellness reward.

Lita Wallace will be available to answer any questions about the Wellness Points Bank.

Mindy Granley is Sustainability Coordinator with UMD's Office of Sustainability.

 

 

 

 

Lita Wallace is Wellness Coordinator with UMD Employee Wellness Program/HR & Equal Opportunity.

Tue, 5/22
12:00-12:45
Kirby Terrace
Portable Fire Extinguisher Training Fire extinguishers are only valuable safety devices when you know how to use them. This course is designed to alleviate any questions about the use of fire extinguishers. It will also provide information to help you learn about the ABCs of fire extinguishers, how to perform visual inspections and decide whether or not to attempt to fight a fire.

Family members and student employees are welcome to attend this session.
Andrew Kimball and Laura Lott are Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office.
Tue, 5/29
8:30-12:30
25 DAdB
National Safety Council CPR/AED This NSC CPR/AED course is designed as a 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.

Cost: $15 for materials
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
Tue, 5/29
12:00-12:45
KSC RDC 323
Heat Stress This session shows viewers how to prevent and respond to various heat-related problems by using prevention techniques; how to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat stress; and, what first aid procedures to administer when assisting victims of specific heat-related illnesses. Andrew Kimball is the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office
Wed, 5/30
8:30-12:30
Griggs Center
National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course 4 (open to all ages 16 and above) 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. A certificate of attendance will be issued. For those 55+, check with your auto insurance company if attending this session will make you eligible for a discount.
Andrew Kimball and Laura Lott are Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office.
Tue, 6/5
12:00-12:45
SpHC 33
English Country Dance: Being Jane Austen Are you someone who has read Pride and Prejudice 13 times and own the movie, just for the dance scenes? Here is a chance to learn a little 17th and 18th century dancing in that style. We’ll spend as little time talking as necessary and hopefully leave having learned one or two dances. No dance experience or partner is necessary. Emphasis is on the joy of moving to fabulous music.

Please wear clean, flat, soft-soled shoes. This is easier for the joints.
Terri Ach is an Instructor at the School of Medicine. She started dancing 30+ years ago in California and only recently begun teaching this wonderful tradition. Not only is this music and dance form joyous, but it has brought together a community of dancers that extends around the world.
Tue, 6/12
12:00-12:45
Meet at Darland Lobby by 12:05
Wellness Walk Join us on a wellness walk combining fun and fitness! Wear proper footwear and comfortable clothing.This will be an outdoor walk (weather permitting). Consider bringing along a water bottle and wearing sun protective items (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses etc.)

In case of inclement weather, the walk will be indoors.
Rachel Gilbertson
Tue, 6/19
12:00-12:45
SpHC 119
Pressure Canning: Meats and Vegetables This will be a hands-on demonstration of the equipment and process for preserving low acid foods such as beans, peas, carrots, meats and poultry using a pressure canner.

Recipes, resources, menu ideas and samples will be available during this "low-pressure" introduction to preserving foods by pressure canning.
Candice Richards began canning food with her grandmother in the middle of the last century and is a Volunteer Master Food Preserver through University of Wisconsin Extension, Douglas County.
Tue, 6/26
12:00-12:45
KSC RDC 323
Everybody Everyday Info Session Engaging in physical activity everyday has a powerful and positive impact on an individual’s health now and in the future. The UMD Employee Wellness Program’s newest wellness incentive campaign, Everybody Everyday. aims to inspire individuals to be active every day. And you are officially invited to enroll in this unique wellness challenge!

A 6-week campaign, Everybody Everyday, begins July 9, 2012 and challenges participants to establish a routine of intentionally scheduling daily activity into each week. Developing a lifelong habit of daily exercise is the goal.

And the really cool thing about this challenge is that YOU pick the activity, how long you want to exercise, how hard you want to exercise, and when. The emphasis is placed simply on planning a weekly schedule and establishing a frequency of exercising seven days a week.
Rachel Gilbertson, UPlan Health Coach
Wed, 6/27
4:30-8:00pm
25 DAdB
National Safety Council CPR/AED This NSC CPR/AED course is designed as a 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.

Cost: $15 for materials
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
Tue, 7/10
12:00 – 12:45
Garden Room
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. Laura Lott is a Public Health Specialist at EHSO on the UMD Campus with a Masters of Industrial Safety. She has worked in compliance of hazardous materials transportation, commercial driver training and safety for nearly 20 years. She is a National Safety Council certified instructor for Defensive Driving.

Tue, 7/17
12:00-1:00
KSC 323

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Trip The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the world’s greatest wilderness destinations and here’s your chance to discover the key elements to pulling off that canoe trip you have always wanted.  Learn about what gear is essential and where to get it, discover details on access and places to go, and find out about tips and tricks to help make your trip successful.  Come with questions and leave with answers. Tim Bates is Associate Director with Recreational Sports and Outdoor Program. Tim has been leading groups to the Boundary Waters for over 25 years and has tremendous insight into putting together fun and enjoyable trips for all ages. 

Thu, 7/19
12:00-12:45
SpHC 135

Tone Up! Intro to Toning! The benefits of weight lifting are countless. Incorporating  some type time of weight training into your physical activities can make you stronger and reshape your body. In this class we will be demo weight training exercises where all you need is your body or a exercise band. Here you will learn how to do a complete body workout that can be done just about anywhere with minimal equipment. No experience or skill level is required. Melissa Jackson is currently majoring in Community Health Education and is an intern with the UMD Employee Wellness Program. She is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at UMD RSOP teaching Pump &Tone and Yoga classes.
Tue, 7/24
1:00-5:00
25 DAdB
National Safety Council CPR/AED This NSC CPR/AED course is designed as a 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.

Cost: $15 for materials
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
Thu, 7/26
12:00 – 12:45pm
SpHC 135
Yoga Flow In this class, you will enter a place where you can nurture your mind and body. Working on strength, balance, flexibility and equanimity. Using the breath to bridge mind and body as you flow into motion in this practice. Wear comfortable clothing. Melissa Jackson is currently majoring in Community Health Education and is an intern with the UMD Employee Wellness Program.
Tue, 7/31
12:00-1:00
KSC RDC 333
Sushi: The Basics Including Food Safety Preparation There are more and more consumers that enjoy eating sushi. Since sushi is a normally raw, ready-to-eat product, there are certain public health risks that need to be addressed and controlled. Simple steps to control these risks can take place both at regulated firms that sell sushi and within your own home. In this workshop, you will get to know your food better, learn its history and be a healthier consumer. Jim Topie, a UMD alumnus, has worked for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for 28 years. He is also a lead instructor for the International Food Protection Training Institute, Battle Creek, Michigan.
Tue, 8/7      
Tue, 8/14      
Tue, 8/14
4:30-8:00
Griggs Center
National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course 4 (open to all ages 16 and above) 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. A certificate of attendance will be issued. For those 55+, check with your auto insurance company if attending this session will make you eligible for a discount.
Andrew Kimball and Laura Lott are Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office.
Tue, 8/21
12:00-12:45
Garden Room
Salad Bar Potluck

Join us for end of the summer salar bar potluck. Some of the vegetables are going to be harvested from the UMD Edible Garden. Bring a green salad ingredient to share or bring yourself! Everyone is welcome!
Tue, 8/28
8:30-12:30
25 DAdB
National Safety Council CPR/AED The NSC CPR/AED course is designed as a 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.

Cost: $15 for materials
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
Tue, 8/28
12:00 – 12:45
Meet at the Darland Loby by 12:05
Wellness Walk Join us on a wellness walk combining fun and fitness! Wear proper footwear and comfortable clothing.This will be an outdoor walk (weather permitting). Consider bringing along a water bottle and wearing sun protective items (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses etc.)

In case of inclement weather, the walk will be indoors.
Rachel Gilbertson

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