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Benefits and Wellness Fair on July 17

Attend the come-and-go, superhero-themed UT Dallas Annual Benefits and Wellness Fair on Monday, July 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms (SU 2.602).

Schedule a Complimentary Checkup (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) in the Phoenix Room (SU 2.508) between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. thorugh Catapult Health. Space is limited. If you schedule a checkup, please show up to avoid a $160 “No Show” fee.

Schedule a Complimentary Injury Assessment (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Airrosti Rehab Centers.

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Register for Corporate Challenge 2017

Corporate Challenge 2017

Registration for the 2017 Richardson Corporate Challenge is open! Please download the registration form and calendar of events on the Corporate Challenge webpage.

Also, save the date for this year’s Opening Ceremony and Great Walk on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Galatyn Plaza (2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082). In addition to free food and festivities for attendees, UT Dallas earns participation points for each team member who completes the short 10-to-15-minute walk. There will also be a UT Dallas team tent where you can meet up with your colleagues and family members.

 

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Blood Drive on June 29

Blood Drive

Make an appointment to donate blood on Thursday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. when the Carter Blood Care bus stops at UT Dallas in the Residence Hall South (RHS) loading zone.

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Mindfulness – Moments, Movement, and Methods

June 27

Join David Mora, LPC [Licensed Professional Counselor] , from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602) to learn how to stay focused in the midst of chaos. Tools will be given on how to walk mindfully and use stretching methods along with other helpful tips to decrease the body’s stress.

This workshop is limited to 100 participants. Register online by June 19 to reserve your spot.

Presented as part of our Employee Assistance Program (EAP [Employee Assistance Program] )

Please contact nora.pena@utdallas.edu for more information.

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Brain Health

Lunch & Learn
June 22

The Center for BrainHealth™ and the UT Dallas Benefits team will host a lunch and learn on how optimize brain performance on Thursday, June 22, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in JSOM 11.214 & JSOM 11.218.

Jennifer Zientz of the Center for BrainHealth™ will provide insights, tools, and tactics that can help you improve focus, boost mental energy, and eliminate toxic habits that may hinder efficient brain function and your well-being in the workplace..

RSVP [Reply Please] online by June 16; Space is limited to 100 participants.

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Mammograms on Campus

June 1
Get a Mammogram on June 1

The UT Southwestern mobile mammography unit will visit the loading zone of Residence Hall South (RHS) on Thursday, June 1. Call 214.645.2560 or 866.277.0710 with your health insurance information to schedule an appointment for any time from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. that day. Please check with your health insurance provider to see if UT Southwestern is in your network.

Please contact nora.pena@utdallas.edu with any questions or concerns.

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When & How to Claim Social Security

Lunch & Learn
June 12

Fidelity Investments will host a lunch and learn on the topic of Social Security on Monday, June 12, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602).

  • Understand the importance of Social Security in your savings plan.
  • Take the steps you need to maximize your claiming strategy.
  • Plan for your retirement income.

Space is limited, so RSVP [Reply Please] by June 7 to reserve your spot.

Please contact nora.pena@utdallas.edu with any questions.

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UT System Activity Challenge Winners

UT System Activity Challenge Winners

UT Dallas won the Spring Into Motion challenge in the Medium Institution category, with a 56% completion rate. Overall, UT System saw a 52% completion rate for our fitness goals. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

 

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Brain Health

Lunch & Learn
May 31

The Center for BrainHealth™ and the UT Dallas Benefits team will host a lunch and learn on how optimize brain performance on Wednesday, May 31, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602).

Dr. Diana Purvis Jaffin and Dee O’Neil with the Center for BrainHealth™ will discuss how sleep, nutrition and physical activity influence brain health and cognitive function.

RSVP [Reply Please] online as space is limited.

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What Are You Hungry For? A Mindful Eating Exercise

Lunch & Learn
May 25
What Are You Hungry For? A Mindful Eating Exercise

A presentation by Angela Lovell, MAPC [Master of Arts in Professional Counseling] , RDN [Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist] , LD [Licensed Dietitian] , Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor at Nutrition Therapy and Wellness.

May 25, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602)

RSVP [Please Reply] to taylor.tran@utdallas.edu by May 18 to reserve your lunch.

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International Travel Wellness Lunch & Learn

May 19

UT Dallas faculty and staff who travel abroad on University business are invited to attend a Travel Wellness Lunch-and-Learn on May 19 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union Faculty and Staff Dining Room (SU 2.905 A & B). Presenters from the UT Dallas Benefits Office, the Employee Assistance Program and the International Center Risk and Safety Office will discuss assistance and benefits available to employees while they travel. Please complete the RSVP [Please Reply] form to indicate your attendance and reserve your lunch as seating is limited.

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Everybody Zumba!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Everybody Zumba!

Get Even More ZUMBA In Your Week!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

SPN Wellness Center

SPN 1.700

 

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Morning Yoga

Thursdays in May
Morning Yoga (Photo Credit: [CC] 2014, Michael Pravin, https://www.flickr.com/photos/60973041@N05/15626381302/)

Join Elaine Pendleton each Thursday in May from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. at SPN 1.700 for this pilot class.

 

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Freedom from Smoking

Pilot Class Begins April 18
Freedom from Smoking

April 18 - May 30, 2017

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Safety and Grounds, SG 1.216

To register for this free class, log in to Galaxy, then go to Staff Tools > LEO > Find Available Training. You can also register by contacting taylor.tran@utdallas.edu.

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Download the Pamphlet (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )

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Emotional Intelligence Lunch & Learn

April 13

April 13, 2017

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

JSOM 11.214/11.218

Ask most people what characteristics successful, happy people bring to the work place and exhibit in their lives, and more times than not, the answers will center around their ability to work with and interact with people.

Emotional intelligence has become the new standard for the workplace in many, many organizations and companies. This presentation will dig down below the surface to understand what competitive advantages emotional intelligence offers and ways to incorporate it into your career and your life.

Presented by Terry Cartwright, SPHR [Senior Professional in Human Resources] , Manager of Training and Organizational Development.

This workshop is limited to 100 participants. Register by April 10 to reserve your spot.

Please contact nora.pena@utdallas.edu with any questions or concerns.

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Spring Into Fitness

SPN [Synergy Park North] Wellness Center Open House
April 6
Synergy Park North Wellness Center Open House

April 6, 2017

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SPN [Synergy Park North] Wellness Center (SPN 1.700)

  • Try Healthy Snacks
  • Enter Drawings & Giveaways
  • Meet Your Fitness Instructors
  • Get a Body Composition Analysis
  • Get a Complimentary Injury Assessment from Airrosti - Make a Reservation

Download the Event Flyer (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )

Learn About Airrosti’s Complimentary Injury Assessments (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )

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UT System Activity Challenge Begins April 3

Help UT Dallas Meet Our Registration Goal!
Help UT Dallas Meet Our Registration Goal!

Did you know that UT Dallas has a registration goal? Register today and help us exceed our goal!

Participants who earn 20 springers throughout the duration of the program will earn individual rewards for completing the challenge: A Living Well Blender Cup and Frisbee. Also, work together with your colleagues to win the coveted Traveling Trophy for your institution for each listed category size.

Those who are unable to meet the challenge requirements due to medical constraints may request an alternative challenge completion requirement.

Important Dates:

  • Monday, April 10: Team formation deadline. Last day to form or join a team of 4-5.
  • Monday, April 3: Start logging activity. Begin recording your daily exercise minutes or steps and collecting springers as you learn about international attractions and events.
  • Sunday, April 30: Program ends. But you may backlog until Tuesday, May 2.

Contact Living Well  ·  Learn More (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )

Get ready to put the pep back in your step!

 

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UPDATE: Take a Comet Cab to Your Mid-Day Workout!

This Comet Cab service is closed for summer 2017, but is expected to resume in the fall semester.

Download the Route Map and Schedule (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )

 

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American Lung Association Lunch & Learn

March 29
American Lung Association Lunch & Learn

March 29, 2017

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602)

Holly Torres, Executive Director of the North Texas American Lung Association, will offer advice on how to successfully stop using tobacco.

RSVP [Please Reply] to taylor.tran@utdallas.edu by March 22, 2017.

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Prepare to Be Tobacco-Free

March 29
Prepare to Be Tobacco-Free

March 29, 2017

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602)

Get resources and support for tobacco cessation from —

— including information on the free upcoming Freedom from Smoking pilot class.

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Health on the Move Lunch & Learn

March 7

Join us on March 7 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in JSOM 11.214 & JSOM 11.218 when a guest presenter from Airrosti Rehab Center will discuss ways to relieve and prevent lower body pain. Space is limited, so register online to reserve your spot and lunch.

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Spice Up Your Meals

Cooking with Spices for Healthy, Tasty Meals
March 6
Spice Up Your Meals (Photo Credit: [CC BY 2.0] 2015 University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, https://www.flickr.com/photos/snre/16218726869/)

Join UT Dallas alum Navin Hariprasad, MPH [Masters in Public Health] , RDN/LD [Registered Dietitian Nutritionist / Licensed Dietitian] , for a cooking demonstration that shows healthy food can be exciting food!

Enjoy a catered lunch and come away with meal plans, spice packets, and coupons for Navin’s restaurant, Spice in the City.

March 6, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Galaxy Rooms B & C (SU 2.602)

Space is limited. RSVP [Please Reply] to taylor.tran@utdallas.edu by February 27, 2017.

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Download the Handout (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )

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Mammograms on Campus

March 3
Get a Mammogram on March 3

The UT Southwestern mobile mammography unit will visit the loading zone of the Visual Art Studio (AS) on Friday, March 3. Call 214.645.2560 or 866.277.0710 with your health insurance information to schedule an appointment for any time from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. that day. Most insurance plans are accepted. Sponsored mammograms are available for patients without health care coverage.

Please contact nora.pena@utdallas.edu with any questions or concerns.

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Naturally Slim Lunch & Learn

March 1

UT System is offering all active members of UT Select an opportunity to enroll in the Naturally Slim weight loss program. Participants in this 10-week program will learn how to lose weight and improve their health. The application period runs from March 1 through March 17. The program itself begins on April 3.

Apply to Naturally Slim >>

Join Marcia Upson, President of Naturally Slim Inc., on March 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Founders Building 2nd Floor Atrium for an informative Lunch and Learn that explains the benefits of this weight loss program.

Space is limited. Please register online to reserve a spot.

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UT System Activity Challenge

Registration Opens March 1
UT System Activity Challenge

Get fit and have fun this Spring by joining the 2017 UT System Activity Challenge: Spring Into Motion. This program is open to all UT Select members age 18 and older. Registration begins March 1; The challenge begins April 3. Get more information and register at www.utlivingwell.com.

 

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America Saves Week Webinar

February 28

During America Saves Week, Voya wants to inspire people to save today for tomorrow. To help, we will be offering the “Manage Your Finances and Plan for Your Future” webinar on February 28 at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Eastern Time. The 30-minute webinar will focus on setting short- and long-term goals and how to balance income and expenses. We will explore these concepts for every life stage — whether you’re just starting out or ready to retire — to help you work toward all of your objectives.

Registration is required. Register Online >>

Send any questions before your webinar to voyawebcasts@voya.com.

 

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Retirement Expressway Lunch & Learn

February 28

Join us on February 28 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the TI Auditorium (ECSS 2.102) for a lunch & learn on the topic of retirement, presented by the Lincoln Financial Group. Space is limited, so please register online to reserve your place at this event.

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Heart to Heart Lunch & Learn

February 15
Heart to Heart

Dr. Kami Banks, from the Cardiology Faculty of UTSW Clinical Heart Center, will provide heart health tips and host a question and answer session on heart disease.

February 15, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602)

Space is limited. RSVP [Please Reply] to taylor.tran@utdallas.edu by February 7 to reserve a spot.

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UT System Heart Walk

February 10
UT System Heart Walk

Join the 10-minute System-wide walk for heart health! Meet at the Plinth on February 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Can’t make it to the Plinth? Join groups walking at SPN (outside the main entrance), and The Center for BrainHealth (lobby reception desk), and Callier Center Dallas (main lobby).

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10 Week Wellness Challenge Kickoff

January 23
10-Week Wellness Challenge Kickoff

Kick off the 2017 10 Week Wellness Challenge by meeting in the main lobby of South Engineering and Computer Science (outside ECSS 2.102) at 11:00 a.m. and walking to Administration (AD). Healthy snacks await you at the end of the walk, where you can learn about this year's challenge: Embrace the Journey. The 2017 challenge runs from January 23 through March 31.

Register online using Group ID LHDUTD to join for just $12 per person; then form a team, elect your captain, and rise to the challenge!

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Resolution Revolution

 

Prizes and Giveaways at Every Event!

January 9

9:00 a.m.

Healthy Happy Meal

Visitor Center (VCB) Atrium

January 18

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Buddy Yoga Workshop

Multipurpose Room Green, Activity Center (AB)

January 24

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Healthy Comet Eats Premier & Cooking Demo

Galaxy Room C (SU 2.602)

January 25

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Buddy Yoga Workshop

Multipurpose Room Green, Activity Center (AB)

January 31

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Time Out Tuesday: Black Light Dance Party

Auxiliary Gym, Activity Center (AB)

February 7

9:00 a.m.

Heart Healthy, Hot Breakfast

Founders (FO) Lobby

February 14

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Farmer’s Market

The Plinth

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Learning Relaxation Techniques for Coping with Stress

January 26

Join David Mora, LPC [Licensed Professional Counselor] , from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Galaxy Rooms A  & B (SU 2.602) to learn relaxation techniques for coping with stress.

  • Learn to manage day-to-day anxiety and stress using calming, effective relaxation techniques.
  • Discover how to accurately identify your stress, recognize your stress reactions, and focus your mind for problem-solving.
  • Learn specific reduction methods you can use both at work and home to help you manage daily stressors.

This workshop is limited to 100 participants. Register online by January 20 to reserve your spot.

Presented as part of our Employee Assistance Program (EAP [Employee Assistance Program] )

Please contact nora.pena@utdallas.edu for more information.

Download the Flyer (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )

Download the Presentation (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )

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Group X Class Schedule for Spring 2017

Join Rec Sports’ Group X and enjoy a variety of different exercise classes all semester long. A Spring Semester pass costs $50 for existing members; additional fees apply to community users and sponsored guests. Please contact frances.branham@utdallas.edu for more information.

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Rec Sports Fitness Instructor Training Begins January 21

Register at the Activity Center (AB) control desk for Rec Sports’ 8-week long Fitness Instructor Training. This course meets on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and costs $50. When you successfully complete this training, you’ll be qualified to audition with Rec Sports to teach primary group fitness.

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New Year, New Healthier You

January 20

Join us on January 20, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., in Galaxy Rooms B & C (SU 2.602) for Obesity Disease Risks and Treatment Options. This presentation by Dr. Daniel Scott, General & Laparoscopic Surgeon at UTSW Medical Center, has limited space. To ensure your spot, RSVP [Please Reply] to taylor.tran@utdallas.edu by January 13.

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