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Healthy Campus Week:  Sept. 25-29

The University of Arizona is one of 38 universities participating in the Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) Healthier Campus Initiative.  PHA hosts a “Healthy Campus Week” each year allowing partnering universities to highlight wellness programming and initiatives.  This year, the University of Arizona will make this a campus-wide FREE summit for students, faculty and staff to enjoy!  

Scheduled Events:

Monday, 9/25  

  • Healthy Campus Kickoff with Dr. Robert Robbins, UA President  and Dr.Melissa Vito,Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, and Strategic Intiatives  at 12 pm, SUMC Kiva Room Second Floor Room 268
  • Mindful Practices for School Success Mindful Ambassadors, 5 pm, Campus Health Meder Room Second Floor Room B207

Tuesday, 9/26                  

  • For a Better World, Sleep! with Stuart Moody, Campus Health Consultant & Trainer for Mindful Ambassadors, 12 pm, Campus Recreation North Conference Room Second Floor
  • UA Student & Alumni Well-Being: Gallup Survey Results with Lucas Schaleswski, Assessment & Research Specialist & Dana Santoro, Campus Recreation Assistant Director Wellness, 4:30 pm, SUMC Santa Cruz Room Second Floor Room 346
  • Exploring Plant Based Cooking with Christine Carlson, Student Union Assistant Director & Registered Dietitian & Chef Michael Omo, UA Senior Executive Chef, 5:30 pm, SUMC Sonora Room Lower Level Room 143

Wednesday, 9/27 

  • Mammography Screening Mobile Unit (more information), 7 am - 11 am, Cherry Street Pull-out on the UA Mall
  • 10 Food Myths You May Have Swallowed with Gale Welter, Sarah Marrs & Christy Wilson, Campus Health Registered Dietitians, 12 pm, Campus Health Meder Room Second Floor Room B207
  • How to Thrive: Positive Psychology Practices for Happier Living with Leslie Ralph, Campus Health Psychologist, 4:30 pm, SUMC Sonora Room Lower Level Room 143
  • Light the Night Parking & Transportation giving out bicycle lights followed by a group bike ride, 6 pm, Main Stage UA Mall

Thursday, 9/28

  • Prostate Cancer Screening Mobile (more information), 7 am - 11 am, Cherry Street Pull-out on the UA Mall
  • Wellbeing at UA Panel Discussion with Natalie O’Farrell, Campus Recreation Associate Director & Healthier Campus Coalition Co-Chair, Lee Ann Hamilton, Campus Health Assistant Director Health Promotion, Christine Carlson, Student Union Assistant Director & Registered Dietitian, Dana Santoro, Campus Recreation Assistant Director Wellness & Cindy Davis Life & Work Connections Employee Wellness and Health Promotion Nutrition/Fitness Coach, 12 pm, SUMC Sonora Room Lower Level Room 143
  • Our Way Forward - A discussion on how the beverage industry is adapting product portfolio to the changing consumer need - Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations and Customer Public Affairs & Communication Support for the Coca- Cola Company  1 pm at SUMC Sonora Room Lower Level Room 143
  • Centering at Sunset Join us for Yoga and Guided Meditation as we attempt to claim the “largest attended physical activity” title. With Campus Recreation, Stressbusters, Mindful Ambassadors, Lululemon, 5 pm, the UA Mall

Friday, 9/29

  • Healthy Campus Expo, 11 am - 2 pm, SUMC South Ballroom
    • Campus Partners highlight health and wellbeing offerings on campus including Student Union Culinary Corner of healthier food options, flu shots for students & staff, EMS, Students for Sustainability, poster board presentations
    • Life & Work Connections will be assisting UA employees eligible for full benefits to enroll in the state of Arizona Health Impact Program (HIP) at Friday’s Healthy Campus Summit Expo. For more information about the Health Impact Program: https://lifework.arizona.edu/wsw/health-impact-program
  • “Could you be loved” The Role of Social, Physical and Emotional Wellness Plays in Sports with Joshua Hamilton, Campus Recreation, Assistant Director for Sports, 11 am, SUMC Sonora Room Lower Level Room 143
  • Active Commuting Experiences at the University of Arizona with Jessica Hersh-Ballering, Parking & Transportation Manager of Alternative Transportation & Ben Champion, Sustainability Director, 12 pm, SUMC Sonora Room Lower Level Room 143
  • Glow Sports with Cats After Dark & Campus Recreation, 8 pm, Campus Recreation MAC Gym First Floor

In 2015, the UA joined PHA. As a result, the University agrees to meet 23 criteria in the way of healthier food options, physical activity and wellbeing over the course of a three-year period.  In the first, year we met 65% of the criteria with plans to complete the remaining criteria this year.