Click here to see this online
Campus Wellbeing Services
Employee Wellness Newsletter
Early September 2017 Edition

“You, the individual, can do more for your health and well-being than any doctor, any hospital, any drug, and any exotic medical device.” – Joseph Califano

Fall is a great time to focus on you health and wellbeing. And we have lots of opportunities for you to eat healthy, move more, and center your mind and emotions. Read on to discover how you can fall into wellness.

In this issue you will find
Mid-day walks start Thursday September 7!

Just say no to sitting during your lunch break! Join the Campus Wellbeing staff for a series of mid-day walks. These walks are designed to get you moving, increase your energy, and meet fellow colleagues!

All fitness levels are welcome.

The program is free but you must register.

  • Dates: Thursdays, starting September 7, ending October 12
  • Time: 12:10 pm – 12:55 pm
  • Where: Main quad, behind Illini Union
  • Registration: Call or email

So take a break, get outside and join us!

Meditation sessions on campus

YesPlus UIUC now offers weekly meditation classes on campus. They will also conduct an intensive weekend mediation retreat September 21 – 24. The weekly sessions and retreat are free and open to faculty, staff and students. The goal of these programs is to help the campus community manage stress through mind-body approaches. Read on to learn more about these meditation resources.

Campus farm stand continues through fall

The Student Sustainable Farm will continue to operate a campus farm stand through October 26. The farm stand is located on the south side of the Illini Union on the Main Quad. Hours are 10 am – 2 pm every Thursday. Stop by for a variety of reasonably priced seasonal fruits and veggies!

For more information go to:

Schedule a Wellness-to-Go program for your staff

Have you taken advantage of our Wellness-to-Go program? Through this convenient offering, we bring wellness programs right to your department! We have a wide variety of topics available: everything from Aromatherapy to Zzzz (sleep). To learn more about this great resource read on.

Weight Watchers on campus

Did you know that the campus has an on-site Weight Watchers meeting? This meeting is open to all. Meetings are Thursdays from 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm. Confidential weigh-in starts at noon. The location is room 249 Bevier Hall (Bevier Commons, 905 South Goodwin Ave.). There is a fee, but campus employees can be reimbursed by the state of Illinois if they complete the program. For more information, contact Barb Vandeventer at 333-1324 or

New Get Fresh program provides seasonal produce, recipes and tips

Get Fresh! is a seasonal foods program that aims to increase availability, accessibility, and consumption of fresh produce on campus. Get Fresh! is extremely cost effective for students, faculty and staff. Participants receive a re-useable Get Fresh! Tote. They fill their tote with seasonal fruit and vegetables every Tuesday. Recipes and educational resources are included in each weekly pick up. Get Fresh! is sponsored by Campus Recreation and McKinley Health Center. Read on to get more information about this exciting new program.

Campus Recreation cooking classes

Campus Recreation has a mouthwatering array of cooking classes scheduled this fall. This year they will offer three different series: an education, cultural and holiday. Classes are hands on, and participants receive a generous tasting of the foods prepared. You may even get to take some leftovers home! Read on for details.

Tobacco-use focus group members needed

The Champaign–Urbana Public Health Department is recruiting participants for four focus groups in preparation for a media campaign. They are looking for users of e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and hookahs. The participants will receive a $15 gift card and food will be provided. For more information or to sign up contact Tara McCauley, Special Projects Coordinator, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District at (217) 531-4252 or