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MSU Wellness Committee - Moving in a Healthy DirectionA free organization for MSU Faculty and Staff that promotes:

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

Email Notification of Events:

Contact: Diane Roggow

April 2014 Newsletter (PDF)




Cooking Classes

  • 4/3 and 4/24
  • 12-1pm
  • WC B129

St. Peter Co-op Presentations

  • 4/10 and 5/1
  • 12-1pm
  • CSU 201

FREE Ice Skating

  • 4/12
  • 2-3:30pm
  • All Seasons Arena
  • Pick up tickets from HR Office

Free Bowling and Billiards

  • 4/22
  • 11am-1pm
  • MSU Bullpen

Nursing Student Presentations

  • 12-1pm
  • 4/1 CSU 202
  • 4/15 CSU 202
  • 4/29 CSU 201

Shape Up Fitness

  • Friday's 12-1pm
  • PH102: March 21 & 28 April 4, 11, 18, & 25
  • Classes will be run by Wellness Committee Interns and will include a portion of class devoted to nutritional information

Spring into Action! March 17th - May 4th

  • Poster (PDF)
  • Schedule (PDF)
  • This program, put on by the Employee Wellness Committee, gives employees a chance to win wellness items for participating in wellness events!
  • For each attended wellness event you will have your name put in a weekly drawing for a chance to win wellness items. You do not need to be present to win.
  • At the end of the program there will be a final drawing with your name in for as many wellness events you attended throughout the program to win the BIG item! The final drawing will be held at the sprint triathlon on May 4th.You must be present to win.
  • If you are interested in a training program for the sprint triathlon, please email

Exercise Classes:

  • NEW! 6:45am FREE 45 min. Exercise Class - Interval Format
  • March 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • PH102

Tai Chi with Han-Way Huang

  • When:  Monday and Wednesdays, beginning January 13 - May 7, 2014
  • Where:  Bresnan’s concourse area
  • When:  Noon – 1 pm
  • Why:  try a gentle exercise consisting of graceful flowing movements.  It lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, improves balance, flexibility, strength, stamina, and cardiovascular fitness.

Nutritional Counseling

  • Two of our dietetic student interns are excited to offer their time to analyze your diet for no cost! After analysis you can find out what in your diet you are getting too little of, too much of, or are missing alltogether!
  • How:
    • Contact dietetic intern (;
    • Keep a 3-day journal of your diet;
    • Email 3 day journal to the dietetic intern;
    • Then, request a meeting time for you and the dietetic intern to go over your diet or just request the analysis of your diet to be emailed to you.

Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus

Fitness Trail

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.
  • Current members will receive information directly from the YMCA about their renewal and cancellation options.
  • All memberships and fees will be handled directly by the YMCA, and no longer by the MSU Wellness Committee.
  • For further information, please visit the Mankato Family YMCA website at 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

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 MN State 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.   866.477.1586

MSU Strategic Priority - Campus Wellness


A chance to share your weight loss story and encourage others

  • Anyone who has been through it knows building a healthier lifestyle and losing weight can be overwhelming. And it’s important to find support. If you’ve been on this journey in your life, we’ve found a great opportunity for you to help inspire others by sharing your story.
  • You may be familiar with the fun and invigorating do campaign from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Their new effort to encourage people to move more and eat better will be fueled by the stories all around us.
  • If you’ve grooved your body, lost some weight, and kept it off, visit to share your story. Or if it sounds like someone you know, visit the website to invite them. You may even have a chance to be on TV as part of the new do-stories campaign.
  • For the full scoop, visit
  • Poster/Flyer (PDF)

The MSU Do Video Promotion (QuickTime format)

Student Wellness Programming

Visit the programs offered at Student Health Services.