Monthly Archives: February 2014
The Health & Wellness Hub is searching for a Physical Activity Peer Educator that has the following qualities:
•A passion to serve as a healthy role model to other UND students •Excellent communication skills – including presentation skills, written skills and team work
•Creativity •Experience and/or personal interest in health and wellness, particularly physical activity
•Ability to work independently and with a team
•Carry out other duties as assigned by your team lead
Health & Wellness Peer Educators function as an extension of the Health & Wellness Hub at UND. You will reach out to UND students in a variety of ways to support them in reaching their personal and academic goals. Peer educators serve as positive role models by demonstrating good judgment, ethical behavior and respect for others and self, especially in relation to health & wellness issues. As a peer educator you will conduct weekly research on issues associated with physical activity, develop programs, presentations, and outreach initiatives for UND students, and exhibit a non-judgmental, caring attitude with respect for diversity. Peer educators are an important part of the health and wellness environment at UND and because of this, we look for the highest quality candidates for our team. If you possess the following skills and want to be a part of this exciting and fun team, fill out the application with cover letter and resume!
- $9.50/hour, 10 hours/week
- Start Date: ASAP!
To apply, visit the Student Employment website: http://und.edu/student-life/careers/student-employment.cfm.
We look forward to having you join our team!
Good morning UND!
Another sunny but chilly day with a high of 1 and a low of -18. Want to stay warm? Catch the movie of the movie of the week! Jaume Collet-Serra’s action thriller Non-Stop stars Liam Neeson as an air marshal confronted with a hostile force who plans to kill every passenger on a flight if the government doesn’t pay a hefty ransom. This high-flying action packed movie will keep your pulse pumping all 1 hour and 50 min.
Today is a special day, for the first time ever the Running with Lynn Show brings you Stories of Suspense. Ch. 1 “The Frozen Fingers”
Last week my buddy and I were out in the cold for hours, he said “my figures are numb, they are so cold I can’t feel them any more!” I replied “Here maybe you should wear my extra pair of gloves, my hands are starting to get sweaty anyway.” He said “you mean to tell me you had this extra pair of gloves this whole time!” I said “yeah we are in North Dakota.”
Tune in next week for ch. 2 of Stories of Suspense same UND time same UND blog.
See you next week true believers.
Spring break is two weeks away and you can’t wait to relax! But while you’ve been studying and stressing over midterms exams, you might not have made any big plans- or have a ton of cash set aside.
Don’t worry. UND financial wellness has got your back.
You don’t need to drain your life savings and sell a kidney to afford a fun spring break. What you do need is a place to travel, a way to get there, somewhere to stay, cheap grub, (and for those of the appropriate age, maybe a drink or two). So here are some tips to have a great spring break without breaking the bank.
- Plan ahead. With two weeks to go, it might be a little late for extensive planning and advanced ticket purchasing but it’s important to plan what you can. Knowing where you’re going, how you’re getting there, and what you need will lead to you being less stressed and less likely to spend more on last minute rate increases.
- Getting there. Whether you are planning to drive or fly, money can be saved. If you’re driving, take the most fuel efficient car you can get. If you fly, you need to be flexible, especially this late in the game. Mid-week or middle-of-the-night flights are often the cheapest. Also flying out of Minneapolis can save you hundreds over flying out of Grand Forks.
- Look for deals. Groupon and LivingSocial can provide deals for areas you are heading to or traveling through. It is also a good idea to look for online promotional deals when you are booking hotels or looking for places to eat. Hotels also often provide deal books in their tourist information area- you’ll find both things to do and coupons for them!
- Be outgoing. When you’re traveling, it is no time to be shy. Talk to the locals you meet. First of all, meeting new people can be fun and secondly, they can tell you what places are worth checking out and which places are the overpriced tourist traps.
- Don’t buy cheesy souvenirs. We like to cut loose on vacation, and sometimes we do so with our wallets. It may be fun to be impulsive on the places you visit, but don’t give in to the tourist junk. Most likely it is poor quality and way overpriced.
- Know the local laws. Whether you are visiting a different state, or a different country it is important to know the local laws. Some laws like speed limits are obvious, but other places may have different rules about driving that could get you pulled over. Many states have laws against talking on the phone and driving. The last thing you want on vacation is a brush with the law a heavy fine. There also may be noise ordinances and restrictions on what you can carry with you. The one place you don’t want to save is with free lodging at the local jail.
- Your Friends. Traveling with your friends can be a blast no matter where you go. Spring break will also be more cost effective with your friends. Cost sharing is a great way to cut car, hotel, and other travel expenses.
- Bring all the necessities. If you’re the kind of person that waits until the last minute to pack, you might end up forgetting something. Make yourself a list of stuff you know you’ll need throughout the week prior to leaving. Remembering to pack important stuff like your sunglasses, swimsuit, sandals, and camera will keep you from having to buy them at your destination.
- Pack groceries. Save some cash by cooking/bringing a couple of meals and snacks. Especially if you’re driving, bring a cooler. You can pack water, pop, lunch meat, and other goodies for the trip. This way you can avoid frequently stopping and convenience store prices.
Now you’re ready to go! Just don’t do anything UND Financial Wellness wouldn’t do: In other words, don’t waste your money.
Ballenger, B. (2013, February 25). 26 Tips to Save on Spring Break 2013. Retrieved from Money Talks News: http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2013/02/25/26-tips-to-save-on-spring-break-2013/
Coming to the end of February means that National Nutrition Month is just around the corner. Every March is National Nutrition Month and every year UND celebrates March with many nutrition related activities. This year UND is offering a recipe contest, Student Iron Chef, Lunch and Learn, food drive, grocery bingo, and a wellness screening.
The Delicious and Nutritious Recipe Contest will be going on the majority of the month. The recipe submission deadline is March 21; to find out details about this event click on the following link.
Student Iron Chef Contest Semi-final dates of the competition are March 3rd and March 4th. The final competition will take place on March 11th. Groups of students will be creating a dish consisting of Alaskan Salmon, YUM.
A food drive will take place for the whole month of March. Non-perishable food items and personal care products are appreciated. Donation boxes will be placed throughout the campus.
Grocery Bingo will take place on March 28th at 9pm in the loading dock. It is free to all students and it’s a great way to win free groceries and meet students.
A lunch ‘N learn will be held on March 26th in Gamble Hall from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in room 225. This event is part of the Deans for wellness initiative; it is open to all staff, faculty, spouses and partners of the College of Business and Public Administration. You can RSVP to this email:
The wellness screening will be held at the EERC on March 5th. It is open to faculty, staff, partners and spouses. This is an appointment only event to make an appointment click the following link.
In a recent blog post a new form of partying was discussed, Skittles Parties. According to http://www.urbandictionary.com a Skittles Party is, “A party where a bunch of teenagers or young adults get together with a lot of random pills- usually taken from parents’ medicine cabinets. They put them all into a pile and everyone takes a few. You don’t know exactly what you take.” These parties can be extremely dangerous, and potentially lead to death. From that blog post the following questions were discussed: How do I stop this type of party? What are healthier choices I can make? Where can I dispose of old or unused prescription medications?
According to http://www.treatmentsoulutions.com there are a number of ways to say no to drugs. The following are some examples:
1. I can’t stay; I’ve got to help my dad with something.
2. That stuff makes me sick
3. I’m supposed to meet so and so in a few minutes
4. No way. I think you just want to get me in trouble.
5. That stuff is bad for you
6. Why would you use that junk
7. Haven’t you heard about the kid in the news who died from doing that?
8. Go ahead if you want to kill yourself – I don’t want to.
9. You’re crazy!
10. I’m not into that.
There are many other healthy choices you can make instead of abusing drugs; go to the movies, go on a walk by the river, ice skating in the winter, rollerblading or riding your bike in the summer, have dinner with some friends.
Finally, the question of how to dispose of old or unused prescription medications, according to http://www.grandforksgov.com there are two programs in the state of North Dakota to take care of this problem. In the main entrance of the Police Department (122 N. 5th St.) there is a box mounted on the wall for individuals to dispose of expired or unused prescription medications. A second way to dispose of them is to find a pharmacy near you that is participating in North Dakota’s medication disposal program, TakeAway.