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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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Week of Well-Being Returns April 6


WOWforEveritasFaculty, staff, and students are invited to transform their lives when the annual Week of Well-Being returns Monday, April 6 with five days of events and activities focused on workplace wellness. Among them: Workshops led by Jimmy Page, motivational speaker and author of One Word That Will Change Your Life; exercise sessions led by UM alumna and fitness enthusiast Nicole Chaplin; nutritional classes; financial education seminars; and wellness fairs featuring free massages, vision screenings courtesy of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and much more. For a complete schedule and satellite location activities, visit Week of Well-Being.

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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 offering will focus on the cultivation of a nonjudgmental stance. 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 in order 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, March 17, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd floor training room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, March 18, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus:  Thursday, March 19, 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. 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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Learn to Approach Procrastination with Self-Compassion


This lunchtime seminar is offered for those interested in overcoming procrastination by cultivating self-compassion. Chronic procrastination often triggers negative self-evaluations, recriminations, and ruminations, which often increase stress and anxiety, leading individuals down a negative spiral. This seminar will explore how learning to be gentler and more understanding with oneself can empower one to take action and move forward. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, March 10, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd floor training room

RSMAS campus:  Thursday, March 12, 12-1 p.m., library, Rare Book Room

Miller School campus:  Friday, March 13, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Tower, room 301-C

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

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Only One Week Left to Register for the Corporate Run


2014 Mercedes Benz Corproate RunLace up your running shoes and get ready for an evening of healthy fun with friends and colleagues on Thursday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m, when the Corporate Run/Walk, a 5k (3.1-mile) race around downtown Miami, takes place.

Not only will you have a great time with friends and colleagues, you will also earn 250 points toward your Well ’Canes incentives goal and get that much closer to earning $300. As a bonus, you will receive $15 off the standard $40 registration fee and a Team UM DRI-FIT shirt. And let’s not forget about the food, fun, and prizes available after the race and the fact that a portion of the race proceeds will benefit United Way.  If you were a member of last year’s team, we invite you to join us again in 2015. If you missed out last year, now is your chance to be part of something both fun and rewarding.

Interested in becoming a team leader? The President’s Office Cup Challenge is a Team UM competition to see who can build the largest team. We are always looking for enthusiastic leaders to step up to the challenge. The winning team will secure the coveted President’s Office Cup trophy and the top 5 team leaders will win gift cards. To become a team leader, email teamum@miami.edu.

To register for the 2015 Corporate Run/Walk:

  1. Visit miami.edu/corporaterun before March 25, and look for the Team UM registration links.
  2. Click on the link for your campus (Coral Gables, RSMAS, Medical) under UM employees and follow the on-screen instructions to register.

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