University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Work Well lists upcoming events

Ski UND - Feb. 1 through Feb. 28:
Take some time to learn or go cross country skiing on campus. You can borrow skis, poles and boots at the Wellness Center for free. Just bring your UND ID. Ski Clinics are offered on Feb. 4, 8 and 11 at 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Wellness Center. If skis run out, go to the Ski and Bike Shop for a discount for the month of February with your UND ID.

Family Night - 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3:
Have you wanted to try the Wellness Center Rock Wall? Maybe your kids have wanted to try it. Here is your chance. Bring your family to enjoy some snacks in the Culinary Corner (5 to 6:30 p.m.), play some games in the classroom and try climbing the Rock Wall (children must be with a parent/guardian and have to be at least six years old to use the Rock Wall). The cost is $5/per family. Two door prizes will be given away as well ($20 for Target/$20 for Hugos).

Heart Healthy Recipes - 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5:
In celebration of Healthy Hearts, join Marcia Kelley at the Culinary Corner (Wellness Center) making heart healthy recipes that will keep you strong. Register on-line at www.wellness.und.edu click Nutrition, click Class Calendar and click on Feb. 5’s class. The Cost is $7.

National Wear Red Day - Friday, Feb. 5:
The American Heart Association and Work Well are promoting healthy hearts. In your office, whether it is two of you or 20-plus people, plan to wear red on Friday, Feb. 5, and take a staff photo. Submit photos to Kim Ruliffson at workwell@mail.und.edu by Feb. 9. What if we have to wear a uniform? Well, be creative and maybe everyone can wear something red, at least for the photo (a red scarf, red socks, red sign, red bow tie, etc.). Fruit and Yogurt Parfait parties (for up to 20 people) will be given for the funniest photo, most creative photo and the best dressed group.

Don't miss Greenway Ski Days this weekend. More information can be found at http://www.gfparks.org/greenwayskidays.htm.

Exercise with Mandy: Upper Body - 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, Wellness Center, Room 272-274:
Tired of those flabby upper arms? Join in the fun while we tone up our upper body. RSVP for a spot in the class by Monday, Feb. 8. Call Kim Ruliffson at 777-0210.

Weight Watchers at UND open house - 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 303 Merrifield Hall:
A new 17-week sessions begins. Visit the open house in Merrifield to learn from the current 28 members. This group has lost over 350 pounds in 15 weeks.

Ski with the Kelleys on the UND campus – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10:
Join President and First Lady Kelley to ski the trails and enjoy some hot chocolate. Skis available on a first come, first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own skis and join in the fun.

“Freedom from Smoking” course - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9, 16, 23, 25, March 2, 9 and 23, Swanson Hall, Rooms 10-12:
Last chance to sign up for the “Freedom from Smoking” course. This course has helped many people quit, and it is free for benefited employees and their spouses. Up to at least five non-benefited employees can gain scholarship money to attend. The class normally costs $200. Contact Kim Ruliffson at 777-0210 to learn about scholarship money. Register through U2 or directly with instructor Theresa Knox at 701-787-8140.

Health Screenings Dates Set:
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7 to 10 a.m. (Facilities Building – 2nd floor lunchroom). Appointments still available from 8:45 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 3, 7 to 10 a.m. (EERC – Stevens Room- by lobby)
Wednesday, March 3, 7 to 10 a.m. (Memorial Union – 2nd Floor)
Wednesday, April 21, 7 to 10 a.m. (Airport)

Contact Kim Ruliffson to make an appointment at 777-0210 or workwell@mail.und.edu. You will get your cholesterol numbers, weight, height, blood glucose and blood pressure taken by the College of Nursing students. There are door prizes worth up to $50.


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