5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff.

Faculty Staff Assistance Program summer walking series
Tuesday, June 18–Thursday, June 20
In honor of summer officially starting this Friday, plan to spend some time outdoors. Pack your walking shoes and join a monthly mindful midday stroll—complete with breathing, stretching, and meditation exercises—on either the Gables, RSMAS, or medical campus starting this week. UM employees can register for a session in June, July, or August facilitated by a Faculty Staff Assistance Program consultant. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes program can earn points by attending these sessions. Learn more by reading the latest newsletter.

Nutrition workshop at Herbert Wellness Center
Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m.
As part of a nutrition workshop series, Michelle Pearlman, M.D., a specialist in gastroenterology at UHealth, and Jacqueline Colon, RD, LD/N, a registered dietician at the Diabetes Research Institute, will host a seminar at the Herbert Wellness Center on the Coral Gables campus. Learn how portion sizes have changed over the years, and whether weighing or measuring your food is more accurate. Plus, find out how to portion fats, carbs and proteins, and what to do when dining out. Register to attend this free event that is open to the community. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes program can earn points by attending these sessions.

’Canes Junior Cheer Camp
Register now; camp runs Aug. 5–9 
Enroll your child today to participate in the junior cheer camp to learn about stunting, cheering, pom motions, dancing, and more. Junior cheerleaders will get the chance to perform at the football game on Nov. 9 against the Louisville Cardinals at Hard Rock Stadium. Registration is open to first through sixth grade students and includes the option to purchase football tickets to the game on Nov. 9. Learn more.

Mindfulness meditation at medical campus
Multiple dates
Mindfulness-based meditation is an evidence-based practice that has been associated with improved focus, better sleep, and stress reduction. UM faculty, staff, and students as well as the Jackson Health System team can drop in for a free session on Wednesdays at the Calder Medical Library throughout the summer. Learn more.

Update your emergency contact information in Workday
Take a minute today to ensure that you receive critical and timely emergency and safety information from the University. Verify that your mobile number is correctly designated as “mobile.” Use this tip sheet for step-by-step instructions and earn more about how to prepare for hurricane season.