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Well ’Canes Marketplace Returns to Coral Gables and Debuts at the Miller School

Well Canes MarketplaceThe Well ’Canes Marketplace will return this Wednesday, September 30, to the Coral Gables campus, and debuts at the Miller School on Thursday, October 8. Support our local vendors and meet fellow UM students, faculty, and staff as you fill your senses with the sights and smells of baked goods, artisanal cheeses, local honey, marinades, ceviche, pasta, and more.

An initiative of the Department of Human Resources and UM Student Government, the Well ’Canes Marketplace will be held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Foote University Green on the Coral Gables campus, and every other Thursday on the Schoninger Research Quadrangle at the Miller School. For more information, please contact the UM benefits team at 305-284-3004 or via the online form.

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Free 2D and 3D Mammogram Screenings Offered in October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Well ’Canes is pleased to announce a free mammogram screening promotion for faculty and staff over age 35 who are enrolled in a UM/Aetna medical plan. Appointments are available every Wednesday in October at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami and on Thursday, October 16, at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach. Refreshments, giveaways, chair massages, and a chance to win a FitBit activity tracker also will be offered. For more information and appointment scheduling details, click here.

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Mindful Living

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Each month’s Mindful Living seminar is unique and places emphasis on a different theme and/or practice. This month’s practice will focus on cultivating gratitude. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.

 Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, September 15, 12 to 1 p.m., McKnight Building, second-floor training room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, September 16, 12 to 1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

 Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, September 14, 12 to 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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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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See the Winning Design for Team UM’s Corporate Run/Walk T-Shirt

Corproate.Run T-shirtThe competition was stiff, but the University’s Culture Transformation Team has selected Isabel Vera’s design for the Dri-Fit T-shirts Team UM will wear in the 2015 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run/Walk.

Along with the theme for this year’s race—”At the U We Transform Lives”—the orange T-shirt features Sebastian on the front and the iconic U, formed by two hands, over the word “know” on the back.

“As in ‘U know, UM is it,”‘ said Vera, senior administrative assistant in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Department of Surgery. “I was very surprised but very happy to win and look forward to seeing a lot of orange and green on race day.”

The 2015 Corporate Run/Walk is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, at 6:45 p.m. at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. The T-shirt contest was sponsored by Human Resources, Well ’Canes, and the Herbert Wellness Center.

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