Week of Wellness 2016 Schedule - October 17-21, 2016

Monday, October 17

  • Free HIV Testing Clinic with the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department
    • 11 AM-3 PM
    • Located in the Hamar House (Center for Diversity and Inclusion - CDI) Garden level conference room
    • To schedule an appointment, contact Whitney Boroski (wmborosk@mtu.edu)

Tuesday, October 18

  • Students on the Autism Spectrum: Traits and Teaching Tactics with Mike Meyer and Christy Oslund
    • In this collaborative CTL and Student Disabilities Services event, participants will first explore traits typical of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and why such students might be more common at Michigan Tech.  We'll then explore instructional strategies that best serve the needs of these learners.  Staff from Michigan Rehabilitation Services will join the luncheon to offer a broader perspective related to both education and employment.
    • Noon-1 PM
    • Location of the event provided via an RSVP here
      • RSVP by Friday, October 14 at 5 PM
    • Lunch provided to all participants who RSVP
  • HuskyLead: Strategies to Support Leaders Experiencing Burnout
    • Student Leaders will learn how to balance personal and professional goals, identify stressors, and optimize meaning while employing wellness strategies
    • 6-7 PM
    • MUB Alumni Lounge

Wednesday, October 19

  • Windmill Training with Michigan Rehabilitation Services
    • Windmills is a program designed to raise awareness of the limitations we impose on the employment of people with disabilities because of our lack of knowledge and our acceptance of myths.  The Empathy module is designed to help participants identify their feelings about disabilities in “first encounter” situations. Also, to explore how participants’ initial feelings might impact negatively on interactions with people with disabilities.
    • ONE Session: 9-10 AM, Noon-1 PM, and 4-5 PM (Later sessions are cancelled due to low interest)
    • Wadsworth Hall Annex
    • To RSVP please click here
    • Snacks will be provided at each session
    • For more information, during the 41 North film festival, we'll be screening the new documentary, Life, Animated about how a family was able to intervene in their son's autism through is love of classic Disney films: http://lifeanimated.net/ Ron Suskind, whose memoir inspired the film, will be here on campus. To learn more about the film festival, or to reserve a ticket, go to http://hdmzweb.hu.mtu.edu/41north/2016/
  • Health Fair hosted by UP Health System Portage & Michigan Tech Wellness
    • Stop by the Health Fair for awesome prizes, great food, and excellent information while getting some important screenings done.
    • Screenings include:
      • Body Fat %
      • Total Cholesterol
      • Blood Glucose
      • Blood Pressure
      • Bone Density
      • Hemoglobin (no charge for above screenings)
      • Flu shots available for $40
    • Open to students, faculty, and staff.
    • 11 AM-3 PM
    • MUB Ballroom
  • Wellness Lecture Series - 20 minute sessions in MUB Ballroom B
    • 11:00-11:20 AM - Michigan Rehabilitation Services and Resources with Kathy Flagstadt
    • 11:30-11:50 PM - Toxic Stress with Iola Brubaker
    • 12:00-12:20 PM - Sports Nutrition: Fueling Your Body with Kelsae Eliszewski
    • 12:30-12:50 PM - Healthy Eating Habits and Diet Navigation with Beth Cook
    • 1:00-1:20 PM - Workstation Stretching with Susan Rosemurgy
    • 1:30-1:50 PM - If the Shoe Fits (Finding the best running shoe) with Ann Hoover

Thursday, October 20

  • Mindful Eating Workshop with MSU-Extension
    • This workshop focuses on different topics around mindfulness and includes practice with mindful breathing and movement, discussion about the many benefits, and ways to bring mindfulness into everyday.  Videos are supplemented through this workshop with hopes of equipping the participants with tangible, take away information and skills.
    • 3-4 PM
    • RSVP here
    • MUB Alumni Lounge
    • Snacks Provided
  • Turkey Trot with Michigan Tech Intramurals
    • Join Intramurals for a fun, 5K Turkey Trot around Michigan Tech's campus. No charge to sign up. For more information, and to register, visit this website.
  • Film Documentary: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
    • Join author Michael Pollan as he answers the age old question: What should I eat to be healthy?  Dr. Michelle Seguin will be introducing the movie and discuss a few key points of the film and the importance that she sees everyday in the University Center Clinic (SDC).
    • 8:30-10:30 PM
    • Fisher 135
    • Complimentary (Healthy) Concessions provided

What can Wellness offer you?

  • Bigfoot Snowshoe Event
  • Week of Wellness & Health Fair
  • Body Positivity Awareness and Empowerment
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Awareness
    • NCAA CHOICES Grant
    • Campus Clarity
  • Sexual Health and Education
  • Dog Therapy

We offer presentations and workshops on specific of topics, including:

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Fitness and Nutrition

We present to a wide variety of groups, including:

  • Academic Classes
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Residence Halls
  • Student Organizations
  • Off-Campus Groups

To request a presentation or workshop contact wellness@mtu.edu or fill out the Google form here.

Join Our Team

We are always looking for more students to join our wellness team to plan and promote wellness-related events. Depending on your academic needs, it is possible to receive independent study credits or fulfill internship requirements by becoming a Wellness student employee. Email us with your questions or complete the Wellness team application.

Wellness Team Application