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Weight Watchers Begins September 3 on the Gables Campus; Join Now or Later

The  first official meeting of the 12-week fall session of Weight Watchers will take place at noon on Thursday, September 3 at Gables One Tower, in the sixth-floor training room. If you can’t make the first meeting, you can join at any time during the session, which will continue at the same location at noon every Thursday thereafter for 11 weeks. The cost is $165 for new members and $155 for continuing and lifetime members. To encourage participation, the University’s Well ’Canes benefit will reimburse 100 percent of the registration cost for those who complete their first 12-week session, and 50 percent of each concurrent successfully completed 12-week session. The reimbursements are considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service, and the amount reimbursed will be included as taxable income in your paycheck.

For more information, contact Kathy Michelson at 786-586-1145 or weightwatcherkathy@yahoo.com.


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Fall Edition of ‘Mind and Matter,’ FSAP’s Quarterly eNewsletter, Now Available

The fall edition of Mind and Matter offers valuable information on the importance of mental health wellness. Produced by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, the quarterly e-newsletter features articles on health and well-being, helpful tips on maintaining work-life balance, and other valuable resources such as free wellness seminars for employees. Interested in receiving the newsletter or seminar announcements via email? Please visit the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program website or contact Caliope Bootle at cbootle@miami.edu.

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Register for the Herbert Wellness Center’s Group Classes

The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center offers an assortment of group classes including reformer Pilates; meditation; cooking; CPR and First Aid certification; and instructional classes in dance, martial arts, tennis, and youth and adult aquatics. Class registration, which is available to members and non-members, is open now.

Registration closes on September 9 for reformer Pilates and September 14 for dance, martial arts, tennis, and aquatics. Beginning September 9, the first day of instructional classes—dance, martial arts, tennis and adult aquatics—is free for members and non-members, and no registration is required for attending the first free class.

Dive into an aquatics class starting at the beginner level and culminating at the master level, or challenge yourself with reformer Pilates or tennis classes offered at every skill level. Put on your dancing shoes for barre, salsa, and samba dance classes offered at various times throughout the week.

“Our fitness and wellness classes cater to individuals of all skill levels,” said Michelle Kasparian, assistant director of group exercise and community classes. “Trying out different classes during the free trial period will help determine which one is best suited for you.”

Registration for wellness programs, including meditation, cooking, and emergency care courses, is on a rolling basis. Classes are offered throughout the semester, with the first CPR certification course on September 9. Visit miami.edu/wellness for full class schedules.

The Herbert Wellness Center is celebrating 20 years of defining wellness for the University of Miami community and will mark its anniversary with several special programs and events throughout the year. To learn more about the Herbert Wellness Center and all of its programs and services, visit miami.edu/wellness.


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Apply for Leadership Miami Today

Develop your leadership skills and make a difference in the community as a member of the Leadership Miami Class of 2015-2016. Leadership Miami brings together Miami-Dade County’s emerging leaders for an intensive learning experience that focuses on community issues and leadership skills. The University is looking for enthusiastic individuals interested in making Miami a better place to live and to work. A program of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Miami offers participants the opportunity to connect with Miami’s leaders through a dynamic series of lectures, interactive seminars, small group discussions, and leadership skills exercises.

The opening conference will be held October 23 and 24. Throughout the six-month program, participants are required to attend monthly Saturday sessions, complete fieldwork assignments, and implement a community service project with their teammates. The cost of tuition is $1,700, and a limited number of scholarships will be available. For more information, call 305-284-5478. To apply, download the application using your CaneID and submit the completed form to mherris@miami.edu by Wednesday, September 9.

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Renew Your Driver’s License on Campus

Save time and renew or obtain your new Florida Driver’s License on campus. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Mini-FLOW (Florida Licensing on Wheels) will be on campus August 24, 25, and 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Whitten University Center International Lounge on the second floor. Current UM students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to renew, replace, or obtain their Florida driver licenses or switch an out-of-state license for a Florida license with approved documentation. No appointment is necessary, but know what you need before you go! Review important information and a list of approved documents here.

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