SRWC promotes employee health

Michelle Boltz

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is stepping up to promote wellness and healthy eating for faculty and staff through a number of activities this fall.

The campaign will kick off this month with three Employee Wellness Seminars. These seminars will feature the employee wellness program, which covers topics like filling out a personal wellness profile, campus health screening and exercise prescriptions, which are recommended exercises, reps, machines, and heart rate (much like a doctor’s prescription).

The first session is Sept. 24 in the Lincoln Room of the Memorial Union from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The second session is Sept. 29 at Washburn Tech, 5724 SW Huntoon from 3:15 to 4 p.m. The final session is Sept. 30 in the Lincoln Room of the Memorial Union from 12 to 1 p.m.

There are also cooking classes for faculty and staff. These are taught by Hy-Vee dietitian, Amber Groeling, RD. The first class, called Cooking 101, Sept. 15 taught the basics of healthy cooking. The second class, Oct. 1, will encourage faculty and staff to try new healthy foods, such as tofu, turkey and pepperoni. The third is diabetic cooking on Nov. 4. The two remaining classes will both start at 5:30 p.m. at the club room upstairs at Hy-Vee, 2951 SW Wanamaker Road.

During the spring and fall semesters, faculty, staff and alumni can participate in a golf scramble and social. The golf scramble is scheduled for Oct. 9 at the Lake Shawnee Golf Course at 1 p.m. The Fall Social at Henry T’s Bar and Grill, 1521 SW 21st St., will start at 5:30 p.m. Deadline for registration for the golf scramble is Sept. 30.

For more information on the upcoming events, please contact SRWC’s employee wellness coordinator, Celeste Ehrenberg at (785) 670-1314, or [email protected]