Posted on 27 August 2015
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 email@example.com.
Posted on 08 July 2015
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. 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, July 21, from 12-1 p.m. at the McKnight Building, second-floor training room.
Miller School campus: Wednesday, July 22, from 12-1 p.m. at Dominion Parking Garage, room 155.
Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, July 23, from 12-1 p.m. in the 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.
Posted on 26 March 2015
The 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.
Posted on 16 October 2014
Special to UM News
From right are Jennifer Cohen, executive director of benefits; Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources; and Stephanie de Souza, development director for Miami Heart Walk, Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 9, 2014)—The American Heart Association has named the University of Miami a Fit-Friendly Worksite for the fourth year in a row. This designation honors the University for taking steps to enhance the health and well-being of its faculty and staff through workplace wellness programs and facilities. UM achieved gold-level recognition as a Fit-Friendly Worksite.
“We are excited to receive this honor once again,” said Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources and chair of the UM Wellness Advisory Council. “We know that a healthy workforce leads to an engaged workforce, which is why it is important that we continue to offer various wellness programs throughout the year for faculty and staff.”
Morris said that the University’s wellness programs are of utmost importance to the Wellness Advisory Council. The University’s wellness offerings include wellness centers on the Coral Gables and Miller School of Medicine campuses; the Well ’Canes incentives program, which motivates employees to participate in wellness activities to earn up to $300 cash; Walking ’Canes; Be Smoke Free; Weight Watchers at Work; and free preventive care benefits for faculty and staff who are on a UM health care plan.
To learn about UM’s wellness programs, visit miami.edu/wellcanes.