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Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/wellness/

A free organization for MSU Faculty and Staff that promotes:

  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Workplace Environment
  • Mental/Emotional Health

Email Notification of Events:

Contact: Diane Roggow


Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus

Fitness Trail


Massages

Yoga

Zumba


October 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

Wellness Calendar (.ics file)

Stretching at your desk class

  • October 3, 2014
  • We are offering Stretching at your desk class will be in PH 102 on Fridays at noon. 
  • Be sure to pick up a ticket for attending this class. 
  • The Wellness Committee is going to have additional drawings each month for a lucky employee. 
  • The more tickets you have, the better your chances. 
  • Just be sure to send your tickets to WA 336 before the end of the month. 
  • Monthly drawings and winner will be announced on our web page! 

Cleaning Without Chemicals

Exercise Classes

  • Beginning October 6 - October 29 
  • HN 225 Monday and Wednesday from 5-6 pm
  • An exercise major and corporate and community fitness majors will teach you how to give yourself a deep tissue massage using a foam roller! 
  • Having pain in joints or just all over this class is for you! 
  • Limited to 10 participants. 
  • Please contact SuChann Yang to sign up at SuChann.Yang@mnsu.edu

Poker Walk

  • October 15, 2014
  • We will make a determination whether it is inside or outside the day before the event. 
  • Just come and bring some friends. 
  • Walk around campus following a map and find the purple boxes with playing cards inside. 
  • Top 3-5 hands win an extra prizes. 
  • All participants will get water, granola bar and maybe something more…..Stop by the table outside the Barnes and Noble or by the fountain to find the maps for this Poker Walk….hope to see you at this event!  Be sure to pick up a ticket.  Monthly drawing for additional prizes will begin in October. 
  • Each wellness event you attend, you get a ticket. 
  • Please be sure to get your ticket to HR each week. The more tickets you have, the better your chances.
  • Winners: JoAnn Scholtz; Kelly Nelson and Brenda Garbers

Cooking classes

  • Held on various Tuesday nights and some noon hours this fall. 
  • Classes will range from heart healthy soups to meatless main dishes to Healthy Substitutions. 
  • Watch for more emails with upcoming details on these classes. 
  • We have an experienced dietetic student who wants to wow us with her recipes. 
  • Be sure to pick up a ticket when attending these classes. 
  • The Wellness Committee is going to have additional drawings each month for a lucky employee. 
  • The more tickets you have, the better your chances.  Just be sure to send your tickets to WA 336 before the end of the month. 
  • Monthly drawings and winner will be announced on our web page!

Break to Brushing

  • A local dentist will present information on how to take care of your teeth.  
  • The event is held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
  • 12pm
  • Be sure to sign the attendance roster. 
  • I will enter your names into this month drawing, for attending this event.

Eat This Not That

  • 12:00-1:00pm.
  • October 22, 2014
  • AH 304

Heart Healthy Soups

  • 5:00-6:00pm
  • October 28, 2014
  • WC 139

Meatless Tuesdays Main Dishes

  • 5:00-6:00pm
  • November 4, 2014
  • WC 139

Fast Food Makeovers

  • 12:00-1:00pm.
  • November 5, 2014
  • CSU 201

Veggie Burgers

  • 5:00-6:00pm
  • November 11, 2014
  • WC 139

Healthy Eating On a Budget

  • 12:00-1:00pm
  • November 17, 2014
  • CSU 201

Trimming Down the Holidays

  • 5:00-6:00pm
  • November 19, 2014
  • AH 304

Fitness Center Membership Information

Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • You can purchase an MSU Campus Recreation membership for $100 a semester or $200 for an annual pass. Or you can enroll in one credit hour (of any subject) and gain access to the facilities here on campus. Just one more reason to get smarter!

Mankato Family YMCA Membership

  • If you are interested in joining the Mankato Family YMCA, you may join directly with the Mankato Family YMCA at anytime during the year and receive the discounted corporate membership rates.
  • 2014-2015 corporate membership rates (PDF)
  • Current members will receive information directly from the YMCA about their renewal and cancellation options.
  • All memberships and fees are handled directly by the YMCA.
  • For further information, please visit the Mankato Family YMCA website at www.mankatoymca.org or call 507.387.8255.

The Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center

The Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center offers Minnesota State University, Mankato employees a discount off membership fees. If you are interested in joining the Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center, or are currently a member and would like to take advantage of the discount, please contact Debbie at (507) 726-6730 or via e-mail at lcarc@hickorytech.net.


Walk Every Day

  • M-F, 11am-1pm Myer’s Field House Free! (Bring your MSU ID/MavCARD)
  • Don’t let the cold keep you from getting your walk in each day! The 8-lane, 200-meter track in Myer’s Field House is open for walking during your lunch hour.

Did You Know?

  • The LifeMatters Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential service for MN state employees and members of their household. They work with people with a variety of issues, including relationship concerns, grief and loss, career and job issues, stress, and more.

MSU Strategic Priority - Campus Wellness


Student Wellness Programming

Visit the programs offered at Student Health Services.