Ways to get fit at work

Massage Opportunities

On-Campus Full-Body Therapeutic Massage
Sign up now for Spring Term.  Available in the Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center one evening a week from 6-9 pm and Saturday mornings from 10am – 1 pm. 

The cost is $20 for 60 minutes.  Students, staff and faculty may schedule an appointment by contacting Erin Buenzli at erin.buenzli@lawrence.edu or 832-7190 and must pay cash at the appointment. Term I sign up starts September 1st, Term II sign up January 5th and Term 3 March 30th.

Assist

Click this link: Assist ERC for the February/March work/life balance newsletter!

This issue highlights:
·  Lowering Your Risk of Heart Disease
·  Making Housework Manageable
·  Looking at Happiness as a Choice

For additional resources to help you achieve a healthy balance in life, visit www.AssistERC.com, and
     - Click on “Work/Life Resources” at the top of the page
     - Click on the “Worklife Services” link
     - Click on the “REGISTER” button toward the right side of the screen
     - Create your unique UserName and Password, using Company Code: LAWRENCE

In addition to these resources, confidential counseling services through ASSIST ERC are available to you at no cost 24/7 by calling 1-800-222-8590.

Read Their Stories

WELLU would like to share the following testimonials with you on behalf of fellow Lawrence colleagues who have chosen to share their personal stories of how breast cancer has affected their lives.

 

From Janice Staedt

A personal message from Lawrence University Staff Member
Janice Staedt, Alumni and Constituency Engagement

I am in the midst of my journey to being a breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in May and treatments and another surgery will take me to next spring and beyond. It is a battle, but support from family, friends and co-workers sustain me.

I encourage women to have annual screenings. My cancer did not show up on a mammogram or an ultra sound so I encourage both women and men to pay attention to their bodies. Early detection is key to survival.

Keep supporting this cause and if you are touched by other causes, support them as well.

~Janice Staedt

 

From Patty Leiker

A personal message from Lawrence University Staff Member
Patty Leiker, Human Resources

I’ll never forget the day, December 13, 2006, when I unexpectedly heard those three dreaded words, “You have cancer”.  Having just turned 40 with no family history of breast cancer, I was shocked.  While doing a self-breast exam (just three weeks before my scheduled mammogram), I found a lump.  I immediately thought the worst and then my mind went to “No way – it couldn’t be”.  I immediately called my doctor and just three days later it was confirmed.  After a lumpectomy, several months of chemotherapy, followed by six weeks of radiation, and five years of adjuvant therapy, I am thankful and blessed to be alive.

If you are age 20 or 30 or 40 or 50, no matter what age you are, I cannot stress enough the importance of regular monthly self-exams and mammography.  Since my cancer was fast-growing, it is an early diagnosis that saved my life.  So my message to all women AND MEN, is to know your body, do regular self-exams, and seek medical attention immediately if you have any suspicions.  No matter what type of cancer, early detection is the key to survival.

- Patty Leiker

 

Competing in the Olde English Classic

For the fourth year in a row, Lawrence University fielded a team of faculty, staff and partners/spouses to compete in the Olde English Classic 5k in Beloit, Wisconsin.  From left to right in the photo, Allison Fleshman (chemistry), Amy Nottingham-Martin (Freshman Studies), Doug Martin (physics), Kevin Kelleher (spouse of LU faculty member), Tammy Wagner (communications), Matt Stoneking (physics), Stephanie Stefonik (financial services), and Mary Good (anthropology) responded to the challenge issued by Beloit College president, Scott Bierman.  On a beautiful September morning, the Shoehorn Trophy once again remained in Beloit despite the best efforts of the crew from Appleton to hurdle hay bales and ford streams along the wooded course.  But they will be back next year to assemble at the start line when the bugle is sounded. 

-Matt
Matthew R. Stoneking, Professor of Physics

Well Workplace Award

The Well Workplace Award:

1. Integrates health promotion into the way Lawrence University does business by weaving healthy lifestyles into the fabric of our culture using WELCOA's "Seven C's" approach.
2. Validates our health promotion efforts. All Well Workplaces applications are reviewed by a prestigious group of health promotion professionals, dedicated to improved health and well-being on a national level.
3. Communicates our vision for the future. The commitment to achieving WELCOA’s Well Workplace award shows that we have placed employee wellness as an integral part of our core vision and mission.
4. Demonstrates that we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our faculty and staff, making quality of life a top priority.

Student Health 101

Check out great fitness, nutrition and wellness related topics for students, staff and faculty. Lawrentains are featured in a monthly video poll and much more. Click the SH101 image below!


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • Boot Camp
    7:15pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    Work on improving your core strength,balance,performance and endurance.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • Yoga
    11:15am Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    Need stress relief? Do yoga!
  • PIYO
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    PIYO is a barefoot strength workout, influenced by Pilates and yoga. It's a high intensity, low impact workout offering strength training, balance, core work and stretching.
  • Volleyball
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
    Come and join the fun!
  • Mindfulness Group
    4:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    Mindfulness practice has physical and mental health benefits. Put simply, Mindfulness can improve your overall well-being!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Yoga
    11:15am Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    Need stress relief? Do yoga!
  • Basketball
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
    Noon Basketball
  • Pilates/Core
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    Pilates/Core Class
  • Weekly Meditation
    12:30pm Memorial Hall 116 - Seminar Room
    Short reading, 30-minute meditation, time for questions. This session is open to everyone. The room contains wooden chairs and couches. If you need a meditation cushion, please bring your own.
  • Pilates
    5:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    Pilates emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness.
  • Boot Camp
    7:15pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    Work on improving your core strength,balance,performance and endurance.

Friday, April 3, 2015

  • Blood Drive sign up
    12:00pm Warch Campus Center 211A - Lobby Table Area Near Mail Room
    The Community Blood Center is hosting a driveon campus Tuesday April 7th. Stop by our table to sign up in advance or go to www.save3lives.org
  • Volleyball
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
    Come and join the fun!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

  • Yoga
    10:30am Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    Need stress relief? Do yoga!
  • Lawrence University Dance Team Practice
    10:30am Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    LUDT dance practice
  • WELLU Open Soccer
    3:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
    Love to play soccer. Come in and play soccer with like minded players. Drop in anytime and be added to a team.

Monday, April 6, 2015

  • Yoga
    11:15am Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    Need stress relief? Do yoga!
  • Volleyball
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
    Come and join the fun!
  • PIYO
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    PIYO is a barefoot strength workout, influenced by Pilates and yoga. It's a high intensity, low impact workout offering strength training, balance, core work and stretching.
  • Pilates
    5:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr 211 - Multipurpose Room
    Pilates emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

  • Community Blood Drive
    10:00am Warch Campus Center 225 - Esch Hurvis Room (Hurvis)
    All students, faculty, staff and family members are encouraged to donate blood to help save lives. This blood drive is being coordinated by the Community Blood Center in Appleton--your donations help locally. Click HERE to sign up online.
  • Yoga
    11:15am Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    Need stress relief? Do yoga!
  • Basketball
    12:00pm Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Ctr GYM - Gymnasium
    Noon Basketball
  • Beyond Self Care 101
    3:30pm Memorial Hall 001 - Diversity Center
    SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED - April 4 deadline - Limit 20 Contact Erin Buenzli, erin.buenzli@lawrence.edu What are your underlying beliefs about self-care? What's predictable when it comes to caring for yourself? In Beyond Self-Care 101! we will explore how vision, thought, life purpose and intention feed into self-care choices. What possibly could make awesome self-care a non-negotiable for you? How would that impact your life?

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