Monthly Archives: March 2012
Good morning everyone, welcome back to the Running With Lynn Show it is wednesday 10:32 in the am. We are look at a cool day today with a high of 52 right now we are at 38. The weekend should be chilly which makes it a great day to go and catch a movie. The movie of the week: American Reunion.
Students, are you looking to get involved and be a part of the excitement of UND Homecoming? Apply today to become a part of the 2012 Homecoming Steering Committee.
What is the Homecoming Steering Committee?
Homecoming is a tradition at UND! Over the years, Homecoming Week has been directed by a variety of offices, committees, and students. The Homecoming Steering Committee (HSC) was created for Homecoming to become more student driven instead of office or department driven. A student driven committee enhances student involvement for the campus during the week of Homecoming and offers leadership experience for the students involved. The 2012 Homecoming Steering Committee will be made up of 10 students, one being the President who is employed at the UND Alumni Association. Mark your calendars now.
Homecoming 2012 is set for October 8-13!
Homecoming Steering Committee Commitment and Requirements
- Attend all meetings during the school year and meetings in which you are available in the summer. Meetings occur at the Memorial Union. The time will be decided by HSC availably. These will occur bi-weekly April-August, and weekly August-November, 2012.
- Be available to attend all HSC events or find ways to assist before or after these events if attendance is not possible.
- Support and promote all Homecoming programming and events before, during, and after Homecoming Week by using personal social media, wearing Homecoming gear, and encouraging participation among other students in organizations you are involved in.
- Volunteer 3 hours a week starting September 18 to staff the Homecoming Information Table at the Memorial Union where we promote Homecoming and sell Homecoming t-shirts.
- Be creative and enthusiastic about Homecoming before, during, and after Homecoming Week.
APPLY TODAY! All applications are due: Monday, March 26th, 5:00 p.m.
Please return to the UND Alumni Association, 3100 University Avenue
Good morning it wed. day 10:07am the topic today UND mens hockey, wow, what a game on thursday night, beating the MN gophers, scoring not 1 not 2 not 3 not 4 not 5 but 6 goals in the 3rd period. Moving on to win it all against Denver. The weekend will be nice and if you get some time make sure to catch the movie of the week
Lynn is an employee of the UND Wellness Center and guest writer for UND7d. Lynn likes to share his weekly thoughts on what’s going on in the Greater Grand Forks Community and the ever-changing weather. Lynn is a huge fan of movies so if you are looking for a review on a movie – please check back on his blogs. We hope you enjoy the world according to our friend Lynn!
Guest Chef Conner Paulson will be visiting the Culinary Corner Saturday, March 24th at 2:00PM. Come spend the afternoon learning how to make Chicken Tikki with homemade salsa and get some expert tips about cooking. There are still some spots available!
Cost is $10.00 and click here to register!
Find more about our upcoming classes CLICK HERE.
Questions? Call 701.777.0228
In honor of Kick Butts Day on Wednesday, March 21st, the Healthy UND Tobacco Free Campus Task Group is taking the opportunity to highlight the tobacco free campus policy and quit tobacco options. Kick Butts Day, founded by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, is a national day to raise awareness about tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable death and disease.
UND is a tobacco free campus, which means tobacco use in any form is not allowed on university property. Tobacco use is allowed on city streets and sidewalks adjacent to these streets. Each and every UND community member, including students, administrators, faculty and staff, play an important role in ensuring the success of this policy. Here are some things you can do to support a tobacco-free UND:
- Educate yourself and others about the tobacco-free UND policy and quit options
- Abide by the tobacco free campus policy
- Respectfully inform individuals of the policy when you observe violations
- Motivate others to learn more about the policy and cessation options
- For those that use tobacco, choose to use only on city sidewalks/streets and dispose of cigarette butts in the tobacco receptacles located in these areas. Here is a map of UND and city property, as well as to find out where receptacles are located.
We encourage those who use tobacco to take advantage of the following services to help you quit:
- ND QUITS or 1.800.QUIT.NOW
Free telephone or on-line support and free nicotine replacement medications
- NDPERS Tobacco Cessation Program
Up to $700.00 in coverage for provider visits, medications, and counseling for benefitted employees and their dependents
- Health and Wellness Resource Office, Memorial Union, 701.777.2097 firstname.lastname@example.org
Free quit kits and resources
- Student Health Services, McCannel Hall, 701.777.4500
Provider visits and free quit kits for students
- Student Health Services Pharmacy, McCannel Hall, 701.777.3965
Over-the-counter and prescription medications available for purchase
Thank you for joining us in our efforts to promote a healthy learning environment on campus!
Nominations for the Dr. Robert H. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award are being solicited and are due no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 30. The award will be presented at the Annual Healthy UND Coalition meeting in the fall.
The Dr. Robert H. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award is named in recognition of a true champion of health and wellness at UND. Its purpose is to recognize the achievements of individuals, departments, or groups who have worked to improve the health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff by enhancing awareness, building skills, changing social norms, and creating a healthier environment.
Background: In October of 2000, then-President Charles Kupchella officially launched the Healthy UND Coalition and charged Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Robert Boyd with its organizational oversight. From 2000 to his retirement in 2011, Boyd championed the expansion of health and wellness programs, services, and facilities that directly benefited the campus community. He was an advocate for the University’s efforts to focus on the seven dimensions of wellness.
On Aug. 26, 2010 the Dr. Robert Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award was launched with the presentation of the award to Dr. Boyd at the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Healthy UND Coalition.
At the 2011 Healthy UND Annual meeting, Kim Ruliffson, UND’s Worksite Wellness coordinator, was the second recipient of the award. Kim is known to go above and beyond her job duties to find a creative, sustainable, and effective way to encourage a healthier lifestyle among UND staff and faculty, bringing out the best in UND employees. Kim has partnered with many different companies including the American Heart Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield, NDPERS, and the CEO Roundtable on Cancer to ensure that UND employees have the best care and resources available to live a healthier life.
To nominate an individual, group, or department you feel is a Healthy UND Champion, please address the following criteria. Please limit your nomination to no more than three pages.
- Explain how the individual, department or group contributes to healthier UND students, faculty, and/or staff.
- Tell us about the significance of the impact that the individual, department, or group is making on the campus community. Expand your response to address the sustainability and effectiveness of the impact.
- Describe the partnerships that the individual, department or group has developed to promote healthy lifestyle choices by enhancing awareness, building skills, changing social norms, and creating a healthier environment.
- Which of the seven dimensions of wellness has the individual, department or group emphasized? Physical, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, and environmental.
Letters of nomination should be directed to the Health and Wellness Resource Office, Memorial Union, room 149, 2109 University Ave, Stop 8262, Grand Forks, ND 58202 – 8262. They may also be emailed to email@example.com. If you have any questions, please contact the Health and Wellness Resource Office at 777-2097
– Bethany Brandvold, Health and Wellness Resource Office, 777-2097, firstname.lastname@example.org.