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Free Employee Flu Shots

October 30 & 31

Get a free flu shot October 30 or 31. Sign up online to get the necessary consent form, then bring —

  • Your filled-out consent form
  • Your Comet Card
  • A photocopy of your driver’s licensce or state-issued id
  • A photocopy of your insurance card

— to one of several locations around campus:

 

October 30 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Callier Center Dallas, A 229
  9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Attrium between North and South Engineering and Computer Science
  9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Facilities Management, FM 1.702
  1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Center for Vital Longevity, Brain Room
October 31 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Founders Building, Second Floor Atrium
  12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Resource and Operations Center, ROC 2.102
  1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Center for BrainHealth, 1.604

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How Cravings and Addiction Affect the Brain

October 24
How Cravings and Addiction Affect the Brain

Addiction hijacks the brain. This happens as the brain goes through a series of changes, beginning with recognition of pleasure and ending with a drive toward compulsive behavior. What do we know about cravings? How does addiction alter the brain?

Join Francesca Filbey, PhD, and Sven Kroener, PhD, from the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences when they present their latest research to the public. Refreshments will be available. This event is free, but registration is required.

Tuesday, October 24

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Davidson Auditorium (JSOM 1.118)

—  Register Now  —

Contact Nancy Orlowski (norlowski@utdallas.edu / 972.883.4845) if you need help registering or have any questions.

 

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Strength & Conditioning Class Schedule Change

October 18

Our Intro to Strength & Conditioning class for Tuesday, October 17, has been moved to Wednesday, October 18, after which it will resume its normal schedule (PDF [Portable Document Format File] , 41KB).

 

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UT Dallas Day at the Practice Tee

October 12

Get into shape for our annual Scholarship Golf Tournament by joining your fellow students, faculty, and staff at the Practice Tee, 3570 Waterview Pkwy, Richardson, TX.

Golf clubs will be provided. Practice your swing at their —
  • Driving Range
  • Short Game Course
  • Par-Three Course
  • Putting Green

Download the Flyer (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )

 

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Health Trails

2017 UT System Physical Activity Challenge
Health Trails - 2017 UT System Physical Activity Challenge

Register for this year’s Physical Activity Challenge! From October 9 through November 5, develop a healthy habits for a lifetime. Challenge yourself to walk between 10,000-15,000 steps a day, drink 8-10 glasses of water a day, and sleep 7-9 hours a night.

Download the Flyer (PDF [Portable Document Format File] , 1.48MB)

 

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Freedom from Smoking Class

Begins October 4
Freedom from Smoking

October 4 - November 15, 2017

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lonestar Conference Room (AD 3.104)

In eight sessions across seven weeks, this free class can help you end your smoking habits. This class is open to all UT Dallas faculty, staff, and students. To attend, register online or call 972.883.2213.

 

Download the Flyer (PDF [Portable Document Format File] , 6.21MB)

Download the Pamphlet (PDF [Portable Document Format File] , 4.49MB)

See this event in the Comet Calendar.

 

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Zumba Class Schedule Change

September 5

The September 5 class of Strong by Zumba (HITTZ [High Intensity Tempo Training Zumba] ) has been canceled. This class will return to its regular schedule on the following week.

 

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Yoga Class Schedule Change

August 28

The afternoon Yoga Fusion class (12:00-12:45 p.m.) for August 28 has been canceled, but the evening class (5:30-6:30 p.m.) will still occur as scheduled.

 

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Brain Health

Lunch & Learn
August 25

The Center for BrainHealth™ will host a lunch and learn on childhood concussions on Friday, August 25, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room (SU_2.905).

Dr. Lori Cook, director of pediatric brain injury programs at the Center for BrainHealth™, will share expert insight on the latest youth concussion research findings and trends. Her talk will cover how to spot concussion symptoms as well as current best practices for concussion prevention, management, and recovery, including highlights on teen brain development and neuroplasticity in youth.

RSVP [Reply Please] online by August 22; Space is limited to 100 participants.

Download the Flyer (PDF [Portable Document Format File] , 345KB)

 

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Mammograms on Campus

August 4
Get a Mammogram on August 4

The UT Southwestern mobile mammography unit will visit the loading zone of Residence Hall South (RHS) on Friday, August 4. Call 214.645.2560 or 866.277.0710 with your health insurance information to schedule an appointment for any time from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. that day. Please check with your health insurance provider to see if UT Southwestern is in your network. Sponsored mammograms are available for patients without health care coverage.

Please contact nora.pena@utdallas.edu with any questions or concerns.

Download the Flyer (PDF [Portable Document Format File] , 221KB)

 

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Wellness Ambassadors

Lunch & Learn
July 27

Did you know that there is a committee on campus watching out for your well-being by enabling you to take charge of your health at various levels? Meet your Employee Wellness committee on Monday, July 27, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602).

  • Learn more about us.
  • Discover the activities available to you.
  • Find out what you can do to help.

Space is limited to 100 participants, so RSVP [Reply Please] by July 19 to reserve your spot.

Download the Flyer (PDF [Portable Document Format File] , 625KB)

See this event in the Comet Calendar.

 

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Benefits and Wellness Fair on July 17

Attend the come-and-go, superhero-themed UT Dallas Annual Benefits and Wellness Fair on Monday, July 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms (SU 2.602).

Schedule a Complimentary Checkup (PDF [Portable Document Format File] , 644KB) in the Phoenix Room (SU 2.508) between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. thorugh Catapult Health. Space is limited. If you schedule a checkup, please show up to avoid a $160 “No Show” fee.

Schedule a Complimentary Injury Assessment (PDF [Portable Document Format File] , 287KB) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Airrosti Rehab Centers.

Download the Flyer (PDF [Portable Document Format File] , 560KB)

Download a Floor Map of the Fair (PDF [Portable Document Format File] , 67KB)

Download the UTD Benefits Fair App: iTunes | Google Play

See this event in the Comet Calendar.

 

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Register for Corporate Challenge 2017

Corporate Challenge 2017

Registration for the 2017 Richardson Corporate Challenge is open! Please download the registration form and calendar of events on the Corporate Challenge webpage.

Also, save the date for this year’s Opening Ceremony and Great Walk on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Galatyn Plaza (2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082). In addition to free food and festivities for attendees, UT Dallas earns participation points for each team member who completes the short 10-to-15-minute walk. There will also be a UT Dallas team tent where you can meet up with your colleagues and family members.

 

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