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Try This Summer Treat: Cold Stone Creamery at Gables One Tower

Not to leave Gables One Tower out in the cold, Dining Services has invited a Cold Stone Creamery food truck to the parking lot of the UM office tower, 1320 S. Dixie Highway, every Tuesday throughout the summer, starting this Tuesday, June 2, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Although the delicious ice cream offerings are primarily decadent, there will be such healthy treats as strawberry-flavored frozen yogurt, lemon- and pink lemonade-flavored sorbets, and a sugar-free skinny vanilla ice cream.

A variety of food trucks will continue to offer lunch at The Rock on the Gables campus through Friday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting Monday, June 1, with Mediterranean fare from Moty’s Grill, which returns on Thursday, June 4; Che Grill’s Argentinian street food menu on Tuesday, June 2; Frankie’s Pizza on Wednesday, June 3; and Monster Burger on Friday, June 5.

Beginning Monday, June 8, the Hurricane Food Court and dining halls will reopen.

For more information, contact Dining Services at 305-284-3584 or diningservices@miami.edu.

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Wellness at Work

This lunchtime seminar is offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) for those interested in applying a wellness approach that can be a pathway to optimal living. Many of us are spending most of our days sitting at a desk or inside an office, a life consumed by activities, demands, and commitments. Join us in exploring how workplace wellness can be an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, June 9, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, second-floor training room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, June 10, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, June 11, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with Ulearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604

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Registration Opens for Reformer Pilates at the Herbert Wellness Center

Reformer Pilates classes at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center are taught using Peak Pilates MVe reformer and tower systems. These classes focus on building core strength and endurance, increasing flexibility, improving muscle tone, and enhancing concentration.

Registration for summer session 2 of the Herbert Wellness Center’s Reformer Pilates classes runs from Monday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 10. These classes are available to members and non-members. Classes are held in the Pilates studio on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center, and group classes are limited to a maximum of five participants to allow for personalized instruction.

More information and class registration are available online or by calling the Herbert Wellness Center sales office at 305-284-5433.

 

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From Pizza to Mediterranean Cuisine, Food Trucks Beef Up Summer Fare

By Robert C. Jones Jr.
UM News

Food Trucks

Frankie’s Pizza has been serving up its square slices for 55 years in Miami, and for two summers at The Rock.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 20, 2015) – It had become something of a tradition. After every Southwest Miami High School football game, Candy Jackson and a few of her classmates would drive over to Bird Road and order cheese and pepperoni pies from one of their favorite hangouts, Frankie’s Pizza.

“I guess you could say I was raised on Frankie’s,” said Jackson, who is now an assistant director in the University of Miami’s Office of Financial Assistance Services. Read the full story

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UM Employee Resource Groups Host Meet-Up on June 19

The University of Miami’s Employee Resource Groups (ERG) are hosting a meet-up on Friday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Seasons 52 in Coral Gables. This University-wide networking event will bring together all of UM’s peer network groups, which each focus on common interests: Asians, Employees with Disabilities, LGBTQ, Veterans, UBUNTU (African/Caribbean), and the Millennial IMPACT.

If you are interested in joining fellow employees at what is sure to be a fun and engaging evening, please RSVP or contact Titanya Ramsingh-Pierce at trpierce@miami.edu for additional information. Membership in an ERG is not required to attend the meet-up, and all UM employees are welcome.

For more information on UM’s Employee Resource Groups, visit www.miami.edu/diversity.

 

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