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Messy Mornings

Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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.

The Work Number: Employment or Income Verification

Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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.

Burst Your Thirst Challenge

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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.

Bike to Work Week

Posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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!

Local Food Box Program

Posted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017

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.

Walk Waterloo

Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

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.

EAP Session

Posted on Monday, April 3rd, 2017

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.

Final Biometric Screening

Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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.



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