Have you ever wanted to garden but aren't sure how or lack a place to put one of your own? Join us out in the garden from 7:00-8:30 a.m. every Tuesday, starting May 30th and running through the month of June, for an hour of various activities at Creekside Harmony Educational Garden (located behind the CEEE). We will have gloves and tools for you, just be sure to come in closed toed shoes. This activity it suitable for any level of skill - no previous experience is necessary. No registration is required to attend, and you may attend as many or as few sessions as you’d like.
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The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) utilizes The Work Number® service for all employment or income verification requests for faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and student employees. The Work Number® is a fast and secure way to provide proof of your employment or income—a necessary step in many of today’s life events involving credit, financing, or securing of benefits or services. The Work Number simplifies the verification process and accelerates credit decisions through an online system available to verifiers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
UNI Employee Well-being invites you to participate in the Burst Your Thirst Challenge (BYT), which begins on June 12th and continues on until July 21st! The challenge focuses on teams (2-10 individuals) engaged in a competition to track water consumption and minutes of physical activity. Additionally, UNI Employee Well-being supports the effort by providing weekly emails and opportunities for participants across campus to win exciting incentive prizes! For more information, or to register a team, click HERE.
In honor of Cedar Valley’s Bike to Work Week, taking place from May 15-19th, UNI Employee Well-being would like to encourage all UNI employees to take advantage of this week and get on their bikes! Individuals that post a picture of themselves biking to work during this week will be entered in a drawing for an exciting incentive prize! Picture submissions should be posted to the “Employee Well-being” Facebook page by Sunday, May 21st, as winners will be announced the following Monday!
The Workplace Local Food Box program is available for UNI employees to purchase subscriptions of fresh, locally-grown food to have delivered to UNI. A food box is a bag of groceries filled with milk, meat, eggs, processed products, and produce, featuring products from local growers, creameries, and processors. Each week the food box has different contents. Employees can pick up their bag of fresh groceries every Friday from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Gilchrist 007.
The Cedar Valley Blue Zones Project is teaming up with Cedar Valley SportsPlex and Waterloo Mayor Hart for a family friendly event on May 12th. Walk Waterloo is a celebration of 5 years of the Cedar Valley Blue Zones Project and the amazing growth of Downtown Waterloo! Walk Waterloo is a one mile walk/run that will begin at Lincoln Park at 5:00 p.m. Entry is $10; this will provide each participant with a #WalkWaterloo t-shirt and help contribute a donation of fresh produce to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. We would like to encourage UNI employees to attend and promote wellness in Waterloo.
Beginning Monday, May 8, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, August 11. Please coordinate department operations accordingly and communicate changes to affected staff.
Join us for a presentation on April 13th, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. to talk about seven types of difficult people. We will be introduced to common behaviors and learn coping strategies for dealing with challenging individuals. Please register in advance for this presentation. It will be located in Gilchrist 007/009.
Luann Alemao, food and nutrition educator and host of “Get Fit” TV will teach be teaching a hands on, fresh and healthy cooking course using an authentic “Blue Zone” inspired menu.
Did you know that all University of Northern Iowa faculty and staff members are eligible for one free biometric health screening each year? Join Employee Well-being, and health professionals from Covenant Wellness Services, as they host the final biometric health screening of this academic year. The screening will be held on April 21, from 7:00-9:15 a.m. in Gilchrist Hall 007/009. Please register in advance.