Thank you to everyone who joined us at the MUB on November 8th to Relax for the Holidays. Approximately 50 participants reduced stress with mini yoga sessions offered by Beth Ryynanen, HuskiesFit. Everyone went home with make-and-take soup mix and trail mix, while Michelle Coria, Young Living Oils representative, was on hand with samples of essential oils designed to melt the stress away and keep keep the germs at bay.
J. Jukuri generously donated giveaways for the event. Congratulations to our winners:
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to stop by the Memorial Union Ballroom B between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 to attend an open-house style Lunch and Learn.
The 4th annual “Relax for the Holidays” open house will feature several relaxation stations, including Aromatherapy with Michelle Coria and Yoga & Guided Relaxation with Beth Ryynanen. There will also be some “fun” stations: a coloring station, light therapy, make-and-take soup mix, and more.
Attendees will be eligible to enter a free drawing for prizes by J. Jukari Spa and Salon. Feel free to bring your lunch; tea and hot chocolate will be provided. Attending employees will earn 100 HuskyPAW points.
This event is sponsored by WorkLife Connections and Employee Wellness.
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With everything life throws at you, how do you handle stress? Lynn Anderson, certified massage therapist and owner of The Healing Nest in Laurium, was on hand Wednesday to share her personal journey into finding ways to manage physical and emotional symptoms. She also demonstrated simple hand-on techniques for relaxing the nervous system for yourself and others. Attendees left feeling a little more relaxed with tools to help reduce stress and a list of Lynn’s favorite books. Lois Sedar, Recreation, was the winner of the massage giveaway.
This Lunch & Learn is presented by Lynn Anderson, certified massage therapist, and sponsored by Employee Wellness and WorkLife Connections. It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.
All attendees will be eligible for a prize drawing for one bodywork session with Lynn. Register here. HuskyPAW members may claim 100 bonus points for attending. Feel free to bring your lunch; refreshments will be provided. This free event is open to faculty, staff and students. Email Shannon Brodeur with questions. L&L-Oct4-final
UP Health System Portage will be offering flu vaccine clinics on Michigan Tech’s campus this fall
The quadrivalent flu vaccine is by injection at a cost of $40 payable at the time of service. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted. Students with Michigan Tech’s Consolidated Health Plan (CHP) insurance can have their flu vaccine billed to insurance with their CHP member ID card. Employees, retirees and family members insured by Michigan Tech’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) can also have their flu vaccine billed to insurance with their BCBSM member ID card. This does not include retirees that have Blue Cross insurance through MPSERS.
Anyone under the age of 18 cannot be vaccinated without parental permission. A spouse and/or child may attend without the employee.
The dates of the clinics are:
The fifth annual HuskyPAW/SWEAT Amazing Challenge will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
If you’re not familiar with the HuskyPAW/SWEAT Amazing Challenge, it’s loosely based on the TV show “The Amazing Race.” Teams complete a series of challenges while they race toward the finish line. Challenges are a mix of physical activity and mental challenges or puzzles. Each challenge needs to be completed in order to receive a clue to move forward. While this can be a competitive race for many teams, it can also be a fun family event completed at your own pace.
Register your team of colleagues, friends and family. Teams are limited to four adults, although for those teams that are made up of families with children, we do allow more than four members. The deadline to register is Friday, July 15, 2016, but space is limited. HuskyPAW members will receive bonus points for participating.
Volunteers are also needed the day of the event. If interested, please contact Shannon Brodeur at email@example.com.
Benefit Services would like to thank all the employees, retirees, and vendors who attended the 2016 Benefits Fair held last Thursday, May 5, 2016. The Benefits Fair was a success with 282 employees and retirees in attendance as well as up to 30 vendors. Congratulations to the following individuals who were winners of the various door prizes raffled off after the event:
The annual Employee Benefits and Community Services Fair will be held on Thursday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m in the Isle Royale Ballroom in the Memorial Union Building. Visit more than 30 exhibitors hosting a vast array of service organizations including health and wellness, financial and retirement services, life insurance, real estate, recreation, theater.
The fair is free and open to employees and retirees, spouses, partners and adult dependents. Attendees may register for one of many door prizes.
All employees are welcome. Up to 1 hour of university release time is available for employees to attend.
For more details and to see a list of vendors and door prizes, visit: http://goo.gl/forms/bKKqKp3gVO