WellBeing Connections

Friday Walk & Talks Spring 2019

27 Mar 2019

Beginning March 29 at 12:15 in front of Beardshear Hall, we’ll walk one mile around our beautiful campus! The spring walks will be every Friday until May 17 with a total of eight Friday walks. These 30 minute walks are a great way to enjoy nice spring weather, mingle with colleagues, or just take a break from the office. ISU WellBeing will join you for the one-mile walk in almost any weather: rain, snow (surely no snow!), cloudy days, and hopefully a lot of sunny days! You are always welcome to walk the one mile route at your own pace

Cold Friday Walk!

06 Apr 2018

Brrr! Today the walkers endured the cold winds for this weeks Friday Walk & Talk!! We reached the end with rosie cheeks, shivers, and smiles. High fives were had by all for this chilled achievement. We hope to see everyone next week - hopefully we have some nice spring weather!


First Friday Walk &Talk!

30 Mar 2018

Friday Walk and Talks launched today! The Iowa weather was accomodating at 47 degrees, with sunshine, and crisp spring air. We had some new commers today along with some familiar faces returning for our one mile jaunt around campus. We hope to see everyone again next week!

Friday Walk & Talks Kick Off March 30th!

20 Mar 2018

ISU WellBeing is kicking off its Friday Walk & Talks for Spring 2018.

Cyday Friday Walk - fun was had by MANY!

03 Oct 2017

Last Friday September 29th approximately 200 employees came out for the annual Cyday Friday employee fun walk! It was a beautiful fall day for a one mile jaunt around central campus, with special guest President Allen. Before the walk even started there was mayhem... a scurry to be one of the first 100 people there sporting ISU gear to get a FREE Cyday Friday water bottle! If you missed out on a chance for the water bottle - employees were encouraged to put their name in for a drawing - eight lucky people got special Cyday Friday prizes for attending!

2017 Local Foods Festival Success!

25 Sep 2017

Thank you to all who came out and participated in the third annual Local Foods Festival Tuesday morning! The gloomy morning weather did not deter people from attending and sporting their Local Foods Festival reusable bag – made from recycled PET (#1) plastic! The reusable bag wasn’t the only staple of the event – organic suckers, fresh pretzels, free water bottles, and even local Honeybees were there!

Don't Miss out on the Local Foods Festival 2017!!

05 Sep 2017

The third-annual Local Foods Festival will start at 9:30 a.m. and run until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19! Last year we had a record-breaking attendance of 2,500 ISU employees and students, and we’re hoping to have a great turn out again this year!

Taxes Are Due Soon...Are You Ready?!

20 Mar 2017

Guest Blogger - Ryan Stuart, UHR, Benefits Student Assistant

It’s that time of year again and tax season is well under way. In fact, you have less than one month to get them completed! No reason to panic, but definitely time to get motivated. This will be the first of a three-part series focused on helping you reduce stress and succeed financially during the tax season. We start off with four steps to help you make it through the tax season.

National Hand Washing Week

08 Dec 2016

We’ve all been there, someone coughs or sneezes directly into their hands and then proceeds to shake yours. We instantly become consumed by the thought of all the germs moving from their hands to ours and we get the urge to wash our hands. Well in honor of these all too frequent encounters and the cold and flu season, this week, December 4-12, is national handwashing week.

Safe Toy and Gift Month

02 Dec 2016

Well, we’ve definitely made our way into the holiday season. We’re surrounded by decorations, cookies, parties, warm greetings, and for many of us, a few gifts. As a part of many different holiday traditions, we give gifts to children and loved ones. Whether it’s honoring the eight days of Hanukah, a Christmas present from Santa, or you’re simply celebrating a winter birthday, there may be children’s presents involved.

Friday Walk & Talk Program Ends for the Season

22 Nov 2016

I want to extend a “Thank you” to everyone who participated in the Friday Walk & Talk event this fall! It was great to meet all of you. I truly enjoyed your company and conversation as we walked the many miles around campus. Your participation and your honest input will really helped to expand this pilot program and start a similar group in the spring.

One Last Chance...Limited Suppy of Vaccine Left!

25 Oct 2016

Runny noses, body chills, sore throats, body aches, and that formidable high fever…that is not the condition you want to find yourself in this winter. If you’re wondering what kind of magic can ward off the dreadful symptoms of influenza, it’s the flu vaccine, and approximately 3,300 of your fellow employees received theirs in the past two weeks.

Cyday Friday success sparks weekly campus walks!!

13 Oct 2016

On Friday, September 30th, 136 employees were seen walking around central campus adorned in their favorite ISU gear. They were gathered for ISU WellBeing’s first Cyday Friday Walk.

Cyday Friday Walk THIS FRIDAY!

28 Sep 2016

Friday morning when you’re digging through your closet looking for something to wear, grab your cherished cyclone jacket or your favorite ISU t-shirt and show your cyclone pride. It just might win you a free water bottle!

Friday Walk & Talk brings new opportunity to Employees

22 Sep 2016

Picture this: it’s almost lunch time on Friday, you’re starting to feel worn down from the week, you have a great story to tell your coworker, and you’re searching for that last burst of energy to finish off the day. So you grab another caffeine and sugar loaded frozen latte, frappe, grande, caramel cappuccino drink. Well…what if we told you we have a better solution…