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Mammograms on Campus, November 20

Call 214.645.2560 or 866.277.0710 to schedule a mammogram with the UT Southwestern Mobile Mammography Unit when comes to UT Dallas on November 20. The Mobile Mammography Unit will be performing mammograms from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. near the southeast corner of the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) on the traffic circle. These appointments are available to all UTD faculty, staff, and their spouses. Please have your health insurance information ready when you call.

Remember to bring your photo ID and health insurance card to your appointment.

The results of your mammogram will be sent to your home in a pink envelope.

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

Complimentary Injury Assessments

Employees and their dependents on the UT Select Health Plan can receive complimentary injury assessments from Airrosti Rehab Centers, now through December 31, 2015. No referral is required. Appointments can be scheduled at 800.404.6050, airrosti.com, or app.airrosti.com.

For more information, please join us at the What is Airrosti? Lunch-and-Learn on November 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Founders Building Second Floor Atrium. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please register online.

After our Lunch-and-Learn, Airrosti staff will give complimentary 15-minute assessments/evaluations, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments are required. Make an appointment online.

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Discover Your Future Financial Wellness

Lunch-and-Learn

November 12, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Center for Vital Longevity

1600 Viceroy Drive, Suite 800, Boardroom

Do you know what you will receive from TRS [Teacher Retirement System] /ORP [Optional Retirement Program] , Social Security, and your UT Retirement Savings? Now is a good time to find out how they all work together. Before embarking on your retirement journey, be sure you understand how your income sources work together and what roadblocks may lie in your path.

Join Jim Arrington of Voya Financial to find out how. Space is limited, so please register online.

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

Red Meat, Processed Meat, and Cancer

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics responded to the October 26 findings (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) by the World Health Organization that the consumption of red meat and processed meat can increase cancer risks.

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Flu Clinics and Health Screenings

Flu clinics and health screenings for employees on the UT Select medical plan are being held from October 29 through November 2 at several locations around campus. Please remember to bring your insurance card when you attend.

Sign Up Online

Download the Flyers for All Locations (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )

 

Times and Locations
* Staff working in the Center for BrainHealth or Center for Vital Longevity will need to drive to Callier Center Dallas.
  October 29 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Student Union, Gemini Room (SU 2.504)
          Student Union, Phoenix Room (SU 2.508)
  October 30 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Callier Center Dallas * [Staff working in the Center for BrainHealth or Center for Vital Longevity will need to drive to Callier Center Dallas.]
  November 2 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Facilities Management, Training Room (FM 1.502)
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Founders Building, Second Floor Atrium
    12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Resource and Operations Center, ROC 2.102

“31 Days, 31 Miles” Begins October 2

Meet with Deborah Hamlin, our Employee Wellness Manager, every weekday at noon starting October 2 to walk a one mile loop around Synergy Park North (SPN.) These walks begin outside the SPN [Synergy Park North] Wellness Center and will continue for 31 weekdays. Challenge yourself to attend every one, and before you know it, you’ll have walked 31 miles!

UTD Benefits Fair on July 13

The UT Dallas Benefits Fair will be held Monday, July 13 in the Student Union Galaxy (SU 2.602) Rooms from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to help benefits-eligible faculty, staff, retirees and surviving dependents learn more about their benefit options before the annual enrollment period begins.

UT Select Medical Plan participants are also invited to get a free on-site health checkup through Catapult at the Gemini (SU 2.504) and Phoenix (SU 2.508) Rooms from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sign-up now! Space is limited to 60 members. Download the flier (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) and handout (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) for more information.

 

Benefits Fair Schedule
Galaxy (SU 2.602) Rooms

UT FLEX Plan

Payflex

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Delta Dental 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Superior Vision 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Prescriptions

Express Scripts

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

UT Select Medical Plan

Blue Cross Blue Shield

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Retirement Presentation

UT System

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

EAP [Employee Assistance Program]

UTSW [The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center]

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Gemini (SU 2.504) and Phoenix (SU 2.508) Rooms

On-site Health Checkup

Catapult Health

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Vendor Booths with Giveaways 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Carnival Games, Food, Prize Drawings 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

2015 Corporate Challenge Kickoff on July 1

2015 Corporate Challenge

Join us at the North Mall near the Plinth on Wednesday, July 1 to kick off the 2015 Corporate Challenge. Get two slices of pizza for a minimum 50¢ donation to Special Olympics Texas, have a free drink, and sign up with a friend!

#UTDallasCC

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What the Fit?!

What the Fit?! offers UT Dallas faculty, staff and students the opportunity to participate in free group exercise classes and nutrition education each Tuesday and Thursday during the month of June at the Activity Center. Scheduled classes include —

  • Hoop ‘n’ Sculpt: June 2, 5:30 p.m., MPO [Multipurpose Orange]
  • HIIT: June 4, 12:00 noon, AUX [Auxiliary Gym]
  • Yoga: June 9, 5:30 p.m., MPO [Multipurpose Orange]
  • Kettlebell: June 11, 12:00 noon, MPG [Multipurpose Green]
  • Zumba: June 16, 5:30 p.m., MPO [Multipurpose Orange]
  • Body Shred: June 18, 12:00 noon, AUX [Auxiliary Gym]
  • Cardio Kickboxing: June 23, 5:30 p.m., MPO [Multipurpose Orange]
  • Aqua Bootcamp: June 25, 12:00 noon, Pool

Participants will also have the chance to win prizes, such as shirts, water bottles, resistance bands, and a Fit Bit! For more information, call the Student Wellness Center at 972.883.4275.

Blood Drive on June 16

UT Dallas Blood Drive

Make an appointment to donate blood on Tuesday, June 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. when the Carter Blood Care bus stops at UT Dallas outside the Activity Center (AB.)

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

Resiliency Lunch-and-Learn on April 28

Attend the free lunch-and-learn “How to Be More Resilient in Your Life” on April 28 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Galaxy Room C (SU 2.602.) Patrick Tiner, director of EAP [Employee Assistance Program] , and Angela Prior, EAP [Employee Assistance Program] specialist, will discuss how to develop and strengthen your resilience and resources to help create a healthy work-life balance when you experience varying degrees of setbacks, such as work stress, financial problems, illness, natural disasters, divorce, or the death of a loved one. To reserve your seat, please register online by April 22. Registration is limited to 60 people.

Please contact Nora M Peña (973.883.2221 / nora.pena@utdallas.edu) with any questions.

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

UT System Physical Activity Challenge Kickoff on April 10

Walk 10 minutes at 10:00 a.m.

Please plan to gather at 9:45 a.m. under the trellis in the south mall.

If you haven’t already, register online now through April 10, 2015. Bring your registration email to the kickoff event or the Office of Human Resources (AD 2.208) to claim your starter kit and pedometer while supplies last.

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

Health and Nutrition Lunch-and-Learn on March 24

Attend a free health and nutrition lunch-and-learn on March 24 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Galaxy Room B (SU 2.602.) Sarah Kirkman of Provant Health will be our guest speaker. Your lunch will be provided if you register online by March 20. Registration is limited to 50 people.

Please contact Nora M Peña (973.883.2221 / nora.pena@utdallas.edu) with any questions.

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

2015 UT System Physical Activity Challenge

2015 UT System Physical Activity Challenge

Join this year’s UT System Physical Activity Challenge, and get moving!

The six-week challenge will begin April 6 and end May 17. The goal is for participants to complete an online health assessment and 50,000 steps per week (10,000 steps per day/5 days a week) or equivalent physical activity during the challenge. Participants will earn prizes by tracking their activity throughout the challenge, and UT Dallas will be competing for its division’s Physical Activity Challenge traveling trophy.

Register online now through April 10, 2015. Bring your registration email to the Office of Human Resources (AD 2.208) to claim your starter kit and pedometer while supplies last.

A kickoff event will be held April 6 on the UT Dallas campus. Stay tuned for more details!

Self-Defense Class on March 24

Participate in a free self-defense class on March 24 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Galaxy Room C (SU 2.602.) Please bring appropriate workout clothes and shoes. Space is limited, so RSVP [Please Reply] to karen.garcia@utdallas.edu before March 23.

This event is part of the Live Healthy North Texas 10-Week Wellness Challenge, sponsored by the UT Dallas Wellness Committee.

High-Intensity Interval Training / Body Shred on March 11

Take a free High-Intensity Interval Training (HITT [High-Intensity Interval Training] ) / Body Shred class on March 11 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Galaxy Room C (SU 2.602.) Please bring appropriate workout clothes and shoes. Space is limited, so RSVP [Please Reply] to karen.garcia@utdallas.edu before March 10.

This event is part of the Live Healthy North Texas 10-Week Wellness Challenge, sponsored by the UT Dallas Wellness Committee.

Zumba Class, February 24

Join a free zumba class on February 24 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Galaxy Room C (SU 2.602.) Space is limited, so RSVP [Please Reply] to karen.garcia@utdallas.edu before February 23.

This event is part of the Live Healthy North Texas 10-Week Wellness Challenge, sponsored by the UT Dallas Wellness Committee.

Mammograms on Campus, February 20

Call 214.645.2560 or 866.277.0710 to schedule a mammogram with the UT Southwestern Mobile Mammography Unit when comes to UT Dallas on Friday, February 20. The Mobile Mammography Unit will be performing mammograms from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by the north side of the Activity Center (AB) on Drive A. 37 appointment slots are available, for UTD faculty, staff, and their spouses. Please have your health insurance information ready when you call.

Remember to bring your photo ID and health insurance card to your appointment.

The results of your mammogram will be sent to your home in a pink envelope.

Please contact nora.pena@utdallas.edu / 972.883.2221 for more information.

Yoga on February 13

Participate in a free yoga class on February 13 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the MP Green Room (AB 1.506.) Space is limited, so RSVP [Please Reply] to karen.garcia@utdallas.edu before February 12.

This event is part of the Live Healthy North Texas 10-Week Wellness Challenge, sponsored by the UT Dallas Wellness Committee.

American Heart Month Lunch-and-Learn on February 12

Attend a free heart health lunch-and-learn on February 12 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Galaxy Rooms A & B (SU 2.602.) Laura Morlando of the American Heart Association will be our guest speaker. Your lunch will be provided if you register online by February 10.

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

UTD Wears Red

Various groups at UT Dallas wore red on February 6 to help raise awareness about women’s health and heart disease.

Human Resources

Human Resources

Callier Center

Callier Center

Career Center

Career Center

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dean’s Office, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science

Dean’s Office, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science

Galerstein Women’s Center

Galerstein Women’s Center

Student Programs

Student Programs

Budget and Finance

Budget and Finance

National Wear Red Day is February 6

Go Red on February 6 by wearing red, making healthy lifestyle decisions, and spreading the message about women and heart disease. Take advantage of Heart Smart Saturday on February 7. Please contact nora.pena@utdallas.edu for more information.

Fit For Life: Mind. Body. Wealth.

 

Wellness and Retirement Fair

January 29, 2015

Student Union Galaxy Rooms (SU 2.602)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

From taking the stairs, to eating more veggies, to saving money, there are lots of things you can do to take care of yourself and your future. Go one step further by attending The University of Texas at Dallas Wellness and Retirement Fair and learning how to be Fit For Life: Mind. Body. Wealth.

The fair is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the valuable benefits offered by UT Dallas, discover on-campus wellness services, obtain information on saving for retirement and get free health screenings and flu shots (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ). Plus, you can enter to win raffle prizes!

 

Special Presentations

 

Student Union Phoenix Room (SU 2.508)
Register Online for the Fair and Presentations
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Is TRS Enough?
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Wellness Resources via Blue Care Connect
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Building a Portfolio for any Weather
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Investing for Women
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Health and Nutrition
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Retirement Income Strategies
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 20 Something? Kick Start your retirement. Making a case for saving today.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Health and Wellness –Utilizing the Living Well Platform

 

Health Services

Catapult Health will be providing free on-site health screenings from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There are only 62 appointments available, so schedule your appointment today. Participants must provide their UT SELECT medical insurance card at the time of service and are required to fast (don’t eat or drink for 8 hours) prior to appointment.

Passport Health / North Texas will provide flu shots (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Other vaccines available are: Pneumonia, TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Injection,) and Vitamin B12 vaccines. The cost is $15, and is not covered by insurance. Appointments must be scheduled online.

For questions, please contact Nora Pena (972.883.4559 / nora.pena@utdallas.edu.)

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

10-Week Wellness Challenge Kick Off

The 2015 10-Week Wellness Challenge, a team-based weight-loss and physical activity program, begins on January 26.

The challenge is conducted in teams of up to 10 people. To sign up online, team captains should go to www.livehealthynorthtexas.org, select “join today” and enter the Group ID: LHDUTD to create a team and add team members. Team members will then receive an email message with a username and password to log in and complete their profile.

10-Week Wellness Challenge Kick Off

The UT Dallas Wellness Committee will host the kickoff event for the Live Healthy North Texas 2015 10-Week Wellness Challenge on Monday, January 26, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Galaxy Rooms A and B (SU 2.602.) Attendees will be able to register for the challenge, participate in a free Zumba class and enjoy a light lunch. RSVP [Please Reply] to karen.garcia@utdallas.edu by Tuesday, January 20.

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

Get Ready!

Get ready to have a healthy 2015!

Get ready to have a healthy 2015!