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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Wellness Committee

Events - MSU

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/wellness/events/fall2008/

Fall 2008

Resource Fair

  • Wednesday, September 3, 2008
  • Information and giveaways
    • Karen Lybeck- Volleyball   
    • Peg Lawrence- Soccer ball
    • Candace Black- Lunch Cooler Bag

Employee Yoga with Graham Prather

  • Monday & Wednesdays 12:00-12:45
  • Pennington 102
  • This class welcomes students of all levels, from those just beginning their yoga practice to those who are returning yoga students. Modifications and variations will be given to meet students at their level of practice, so that the students can progress at their own pace. This class will focus on Hatha Yoga postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation to increase flexibility, strength, and energy and improve body awareness and overall well-being. A great mid-day refresher for the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga mats are available for use, just bring yourself.
  • Beginning September 8th ending December 3rd, 2008
    • $2.00 a class
    • Or pay in advance:
    • $26 for one time a week for 13 weeks
    • Or $45 for two times a week for 13 weeks (that’s a $1.73 a class!)
    • pro-rated for late registration
  • Questions? Email the Wellness Graduate Assistant graham.prather@mnsu.edu or call 2068

Poker Walk

  • Tuesday, September 23, 2008
  • When: 11:30 am– 12:30 pm
  • Meet by the MSU Fountain
  • Maps and stations will be identified
  • Water and Fresh Fruit after your walk
  • Prizes for top hands
  • Poker experience not necessary to participate
  • Winners
    • Best Hands
      • Kate Voight- Pedometer
      • Bonnie Sellner- Pedometer
      • Dawn Clyne- Pedometer                 
    • Worst Hands (randomly selected)
      • Kathy Piehl- Water Bottle   
      • Roberta Spangenberg- Water Bottle

Climbing Wall

  • Friday, October 3rd, 2008 4:30-6:30 pm
  • The Wellness Program is sponsoring a family friendly afternoon at the MSU Climbing Wall (Behind Gage Towers).
  • Participants must be at least 7 years of age and have a signed release waiver.
  • Register by Oct. 1st by emailing: graham.prather@mnsu.edu

Diabetes Walk

  • Saturday, October 4th, 2008
  • The American Diabetes Association has a charity walk at Sibley Park.
  • For more info and to register: 1-800-DIABETES or diabetes.org/stepout
  • Wellness Committee Member Lola Lemcke will be participating and is looking for sponsors if you cannot attend but would like to contribute, contact lola.lemcke@mnsu.edu

Employee Yoga with Graham Prather

  • Monday & Wednesdays 12:00-12:45
  • Pennington 102
  • This class welcomes students of all levels, from those just beginning their yoga practice to those who are returning yoga students. Modifications and variations will be given to meet students at their level of practice, so that the students can progress at their own pace. This class will focus on Hatha Yoga postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation to increase flexibility, strength, and energy and improve body awareness and overall well-being. A great mid-day refresher for the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga mats are available for use, just bring yourself.
  • Beginning September 8th ending December 3rd, 2008
    • $2.00 a class
    • Or pay in advance:
    • $26 for one time a week for 13 weeks
    • Or $45 for two times a week for 13 weeks (that’s a $1.73 a class!)
    • pro-rated for late registration
  • Questions? Email the Wellness Graduate Assistant graham.prather@mnsu.edu or call 2068

YMCA Fitness Memberships - New Easier Process

  • Gone are the days of having to register by December 1st, The YMCA has changed their enrollment policy.
  • New members can join directly with the Mankato YMCA at anytime during the year and receive the discounted corporate membership.
  • Old members, you will receive information directly from the YMCA about your renewal and cancellation options.
  • All memberships and fees will be handled directly by the Y, and no longer by the MSU Wellness Committee. Of course, we’ll still help answer any questions to the best of our ability.
  • New members, join by Oct. 31st and get 1⁄2 off the joining fee, a savings of $30-45.
  • www.mankatoymca.org  507.387.8255
  • You can purchase a MSU Campus Recreation membership for $60 a semester or $150 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.

Women in the Weight Room

  • A FREE four (4) session class with both classroom instruction and hands-on application of resistance training techniques specifically for women.
  • Each class will consist of 20 minutes of lecture and 20 minutes of practice in the Otto Rec Center weight room.
  • You do not need to be a member of the Otto Rec Center to take part in this class.
  • For your benefit, plan to attend all classes.
  • Meet in Pennington Hall 116 @ 12:15 pm – bring your lunch and a pen!
  • Class 1: October 6th, 8th, 13th & 15th
  • Class 2: October 20th, 22nd, 27th & 29th
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 4th, 6th, 11th, and 13th
  • Space limited to 10 women in each class.
  • Register by Oct 6th, 2008 by emailing: jennifer.myers@mnsu.edu

Family Weekend 5K Fun Run/Walk

  • Saturday, October 18th, 2008
  • 9:00am
  • Behind Gage Complex
  • Receive a free MSU 5k t-shirt. 
  • Bagels and fruit at the finish line! 
  • To receive a t-shirt, register by calling Campus Recreation at 3269 by Oct. 1st, 2008. 

3rd Annual Health and Wellness Fair

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2008
  • 10am - 2pm
  • CSU Ballroom

Fall Cooking Class with Rebecca Gruenes

  • Friday, October 31, 2008
  • 12 - 12:50pm
  • Wiecking B139
  • Have you wanted to try some new fall recipes?  Come attend the fall cooking demonstration and experiment some new recipes.  The featured recipes will be pumpkin chili and homemade potato chips.  Come see why these healthful recipes are good choices for your meal plan. Email Rebecca.gruenes@mnsu.edu by October 28th to register.
  • Resources

Employee Flu Vaccine Monday

  • Monday, November 3rd, 2008
  • 7 am – 3 pm
  • CSU 284
  • FREE with your Minnesota Advantage Health Plan ID

Men in the Weightroom

  • November 3 and 10th, 2008
  • Meet in Pennington Hall 116 @ 12:15 pm – bring your lunch and a pen!
  • A FREE series of classes with both classroom instruction and hands-on application of resistance training techniques that is gender specific.
  • Each class will consist of 20 minutes of lecture and 20 minutes of practice in the Otto Rec Center weight room.
  • You do not need to be a member of the Otto Rec Center to take part in this class.
  • For your benefit, plan to attend all classes.
  • Space limited to 10 people in each class.
  • Register by Oct 6th by emailing:
  • For Men: andrew.bezon@mnsu.edu

Diabetes and Nutrition Brown Bag

  • Tuesday, November, 11th, 2008
  • 12-1pm
  • CSU 203
  • Do you or someone you know have diabetes?  Have you tried to get information on nutrition but struggled with what’s fact or fiction? 
  • This workshop will help dispel some of the myths about what to include in your diet, and will focus on basic carbohydrate monitoring. 
  • Come join us to find out what to eat for you or someone you know with diabetes.

Smoking Yoga Friday

  • Friday, November 14th, 2008
  • 12– 12:50 pm
  • PH 102
  • FREE
  • No we won’t actually be smoking and doing yoga, but we will be offering a free yoga class on for all who want to try it.
  • Yoga offers great relaxation and breathing techniques for its practitioners, especially beneficial if you are trying to kick the smoking habit.
  • Smokers and Non-Smokers alike are welcome to attend this multi-level class.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and bring a friend, we’ll provide the yoga mats.

Massages

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2008
  • 11am - 2pm
  • CSU 203
  • by Sister Rosalind Massage School
  • Back by popular demand! 15 minute massages for $5 Massage Therapy students will be on campus November 18th from 11 am to 2 pm in CSU 203. A fifteen minute massage will cost you only $5. To register for a time slot please contact graham.prather@mnsu.edu by November 12th

ElderCare Finding the Resources You Need

  • Thursday, November 20, 2008
  • 12– 12:50 pm
  • CSU 201
  • If you are providing care or support for an aging loved one, this is the brown bag for you!
  • Come to learn how to find resources that may be needed – from home care or nursing homes, to financial help, meals, volunteer drivers, or Medicare information. 
  • Robin Thompson, Senior Outreach Specialist from the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging will be with us to walk us through how to find the information that is needed, either through phone contacts or on the internet. 
  • You will leave with good, practical information to use today, or tuck away until you need it. 
  • Please pre-register by November 13 by emailing graham.prather@mnsu.edu.

Drink Coffee? Try Tea!

  • Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
  • 12- 1:30 pm
  • CSU 202
  • Do you find yourself drinking coffee most days, maybe a few cups more than you would like? Spice up your hot beverage routine for you and your family this winter and try some different types of tea. We’ll bring the hot water, cups and a variety of tea bags to sample, you bring your friends and your lunch.

Healthy Holiday Newsletter - December 2008 (PDF)

Winter Break 2008

Free Membership To The Otto Rec Center

  • Campus Recreation and the Otto Recreation Center will again be open for a free trial period for any faculty/staff who does not currently have a membership.
  • The free trial period runs from December 15th, 2008 through January 11th, 2009.
  • To try the facilities for free, stop in Myers Fieldhouse 118 between the hours of 8 am – 6 pm starting December 15th to activate your MavCard.
  • Please stop in the office or check out the website mnsu.edu/campusrec for our full list of open days/times over the winter break.
  • Personal training services (additional cost) are also available over winter break.
  • Why not start your new year out on the right foot?
  • For personal training or Otto Rec Center equipment orientations, contact Jen Myers @ 389-3269.

Women in the Weightroom

  • Monday - Thursday, Dec 15th – 18th, 2008
  • Our popular 4 session crash course in weightroom fun condensed into one week. Sign up by emailing Jen Myers (jennifer.myers@mnsu.edu) today! Limited to first 10 women.
  • 12:15 – 1 pm in PH 114

Real Age

  • Besides the day you were born, there are a lot of factors that determine how old or young we feel. Everything from our diet and exercise habits to our social life and sleep patterns. Becoming aware of our habits can be a great benchmark for setting future goals, modifying behaviors and reinforcing the positive things we already do.
  • We invite you to take advantage of a free online health assessment tool, www.realage.com.
  • It is a very comprehensive program (have that multi-vitamin bottle handy) which analyzes where you are currently and then tells you your approximate real age. You might be a few years younger than you think. Not only does it assess you now, it gives you personalized plans for how to improve your age through a number of different approaches.
  • If you choose to participate by January 19th, email graham.prather@mnsu.edu that you have completed it (honor system) and you will be entered into a drawing.

Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these events, please contact Wellness Committee at 507.389.2068 (V) or 1.800.627.3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY) at least five days prior to the day of the event.


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