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New dates set for Weight Watchers at Twamley

The Twamley Weight Watchers meeting will change to Wednesdays, starting Aug. 21. The meeting will be the same time: 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. The EERC group continues to meet Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join at any time and you can attend meetings anywhere, not just UND. However, sign-up through [...]

HealthyBlue vouchers due Aug. 15 to Work Well

Please submit your HealthyBlue voucher by Aug. 15 to Work Well, Mail Stop 8365 (attn: Kim R.). This voucher is for staff and faculty who participated in four wellness activities during the fiscal year (July 1, 2012- June 30, 2013). The voucher can be downloaded from the Work Well website: It is under quick [...]

Health screenings available April 17 for staff, faculty and spouses

Staff, faculty and spouses are able to take advantage of the free health screening being held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Memorial Union, 2nd floor. This will be the last one offered on campus until fall. WelCore Health will provide cholesterol numbers, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, and consultation. [...]

Nursing survey will focus on sleep, caffeine

The College of Nursing Public Health clinical students are helping Work Well this spring semester understand more about UND employees regarding sleep and caffeine use. Please help us by completing this voluntary survey at Your answers are confidential and the data collected will not be shared with the public; it will only used by [...]

Work Well fitness assessments available to UND community

Learn about your current fitness levels through a Work Well fitness assessment! This program is open to all staff, faculty and spouses. Services are being provided by Deb Vein, a personal trainer from the Wellness Center, who has experience with clients of all ages, with a special focus on the older populations. You do not [...]

Voucher points available for Work Well and wellness-related activities

A list of activities you can do both on and off-campus to earn 6,000 points for your HealthyBlue account for 2013 is online now. The voucher and list can be downloaded from the Work Well web site at under Quick Links listed as: 2012-2013 voucher, or directly at You will only submit one [...]

Faculty and staff invited to try Work Well’s Fruit and Veggie Challenge

If you missed the chance to sign-up for the HealthyBlue Fruit and Veggie challenge, have no fear; you can still do the September Work Well challenge and be in the drawing for prizes (water bottles and gift cards). There is an easy challenge (to try a new fruit or vegetable) this month and an advanced [...]

UND hits all-time record in employee participation in work site wellness

UND hit an all-time record for staff and faculty involvement in work site wellness programming. A total of 50 percent of the workforce took part in at least one Workwell or related wellness activity (Health Club Credit, Healthy Blues, etc.). This will allow UND to apply for the American Heart Association Platinum level Fit-Friendly Company [...]

Weight Watchers to play Guess the Loser at June 5 open house

Stop by Weight Watchers for an open house from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in 111 Merrifield Hall and Guess the Loser. Current members will provide you with information about themselves and their weight loss journey; you guess which member we’re talking about. This is your chance to see how faculty, staff, and [...]

Swing dance lessons available through Work Well

Grab a partner and llearn swing dance. You will be a hit on the dance floor at the Staff Senate Emerald Ice Fiesta. Dates: Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and Feb. 29 (Wednesdays) from 7 to 8 p.m. Registration is required and available at directly, or go to and click on Swing [...]

Let’s talk about improving our health and wellness

Work Well has great news and can offer you a “next step” towards understanding and improving your health. Professional athletes have coaches, so Work Well is offering a free health coach so you can discuss ways to improve your life and your health. There are only a few seats left for these sessions: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 4:45 [...]

Work Well invites faculty and staff to walk May 18

Health and Wellness welcomes all UND employees to join Work Well from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, for a walk on the trail behind the Wellness Center; along the way, find the Work Well prize table set up for National employee Health and Fitness Day.

Complete diabetes survey for the opportunity to win $100

Nursing Public Health clinical students are helping Work Well assess diabetes knowledge among staff and faculty. They have requested that UND faculty and staff complete a brief survey to assist them with this educational project. The survey requires approximately 5-10 minutes for completion. The results will only be used by Work Well to guide outreach [...]

Are you thinking about joining Weight Watchers?

Are you thinking about joining Weight Watchers for 2011? Check out the Open House, on Dec. 21, for the Tuesday group. The meeting begins at 4:45 p.m. in 305 Merrifield Hall. You will meet the ladies and men working on healthier eating and living. Additionally, you can learn about how the program helps them. In a [...]

Wellness offers week-long Work Well special

Do you want to get some exercise in the Wellness Center before all of the students return? The Wellness Center membership program partnered with Work Well to offer an entire week for just $5 for staff and faculty. This runs from Saturday, Aug. 14 through Saturday, Aug. 21. Just bring your UND ID and try out the [...]

Work Well updates listed

Work Well Walking Challenge: You still have time to register. Get your teams together and register as soon as possible to be involved in the Work Well Walking Challenge. Prizes given away weekly. We extended registration until Thursday, April 15. You need go to: to get started. The Work Well Walking Challenge runs from [...]

Work Well events located in the Bulletin Board

Please see the Bulletin Board of the University Letter to view the Work Well events and updates.

Work Well events listed

Work Well Walking Challenge 2010 Get your teams together. You can participate on your own or in teams of 2, 3 and 4. Registration is open between now and Tuesday, April 13. This challenge will run from April 19 – May 16. Check out for more information. Family/Fun Night at the Wellness Center This [...]

Work Well lists upcoming events

Weight-Watchers at Work: new EERC location This is the last week to gain all benefits by joining the new Weight Watchers at Work program at the EERC. Meetings are Tuesdays for 16 more weeks. Weigh-in begins at 11:45 a.m., and meetings run from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Contact Kim Ruliffson, Work Well, at 777-0210 if you have questions, or  [...]

Work Well seeks departments interested in helping employees learn about healthy living

Schedule a presentation for a future staff meeting in your department and begin reaping the rewards of taking a break for exercise, winning prizes, living a 7-dimensional lifestyle and rewarding yourself $250 (BCBS MyHealthCenter and Health Club Credit). For more information, contact Kim Ruliffson at 777-0210 or

Cross country skiing makes its way to campus

A new program at the Wellness Center titled “Ski UND” will run through the month of February. The program allows UND students, faculty and staff access to cross country ski equipment and trails free of charge. The program started as an idea by law professor Eric Johnson when he realized that there was a lack [...]

Work Well lists events this week

Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Exercise with Mandy – 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at the Wellness Center. Staff and faculty welcome – no cost. -Meet and join the second 17-week series of Weight-Watchers at Work. Open house and registration is at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 303 Merrifield Hall. You will gain $35 in return [...]

Sign up for Freedom from Smoking class

Join the Freedom From Smoking class today. This class will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays (and one Thursday, Feb. 25) in Swanson Hall, Rooms 10-12, for six weeks to help you find the support to quit using tobacco. We are looking for three more people to sign up. Please contact Kim Ruliffson at [...]

Vote for your favorite “Wear Red for Healthy Hearts” photos

Thank you for all of the great submissions of “Wear Red for Healthy Hearts” photos from various departments. Voting for the “Most Creative,” “Funniest,” and “Best Dressed” will occur on the Work Well web site at from Feb. 15-19. Three fruit and yogurt parfait parties (for up to 20 people) will be given out [...]

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 [...]