- Interim: MFA Group Show 2015Monday, January 12 – Friday, January 30, 2015 The Interim exhibition, held annually, presents work by current MFA candidates in the University of Utah's Studio Art program. Work in this year’s show explores several topics including nostalgia, food ecology, vulnerability, and redeveloped spaces. Opening Reception on January 22, 2014 from 5pm-7pm. Event Calendars: University of Utah, Utah […]
- Advances in Internal Medicine, 2015Canyons Resort4000 Canyons Resort DrivePark City, UT 84098 Sunday, January 25 – Friday, January 30, 2015 Event Calendars: Health Sciences Colleges & Programs: School of Medicine Departments: Internal Medicine Division: General Internal Medicine Event Type: Conferences Event Audience: All University of Utah Faculty, Hospitals & Clinics staff, Non U of U Physicians & Health Care Providers, School of Medicine Faculty, School of […]
- Rehab ConferenceThe Canyons Resort in Park City Ongoing through Saturday, January 31, 2015 The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is having their 29th Annual Update in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation conference Jan. 29-31 at The Canyons Resort in Park City. The conference offers exposure to the latest advances in the field of rehabilitation medicine and […]
- Mac OS X Support EssentialsFriday, January 30, 2015, 8:30 – 11:30am Using Apple Certified Curriculum, Mac OS X Support Essentials is a hands-on course that provides an in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on Mac OS X. This course is designed to explore the breadth of functionality of Mac OS X and the best methods for effectively supporting users of Mac OS X […]
- CISSP Certified Information Systems Security ProfessionalFriday, January 30, 2015, 9am – 5pm This 5-day course prepares students to take the CISSP certification examination (not included). The course covers the 10 domains required for the CISSP certificate including 1.) access control; 2.) telecommunications and network security; 3.) information security governance and risk management; 4.) software development security; 5.) cryptography; 6.) security architecture and […]
The campaign kicked off with a wellness fair in the Union Ballroom on Tuesday.
Students who attended got information on a variety of topics, ranging from healthy eating to stress management.
Michael Chen, a medical student and director of the Student Services board, said wellness affects all students.
“Whether it is eating healthy and working out, as is often thought about when thinking about wellness, or keeping a balanced budget, making time for spirituality or being mindful of your emotional wellbeing, taking the time to improve your wellness improves all aspects of your life,” Chen said.
The wellness fair was the kickoff to a semester-long event Chen hopes will extend into next year as well. ASUU will be hosting a series of events over the coming months and hosting a photo competition centered around wellness topics on Instagram and Facebook.
Directors chose the name for the program because it “just seemed catchy,” and they wanted to encourage students to mention it on social media sites.
For the next few weeks, #Healthy4dayz will focus on spiritual and physical wellness, centering on a “speed faithing” event on Jan. 28 aimed at helping students understand a variety of faiths. At the beginning of February, ASUU will host several fitness classes, including free yoga classes, free cycling classes, a GoLite backpacking seminar, a Zumba class and a nutrition bootcamp. They will also focus on being socially healthy, shining a light on gossip, school interactions and relationships.
Chen said students who think wellness is important will find time for it, even in the most hectic schedules.
“All domains of wellness … are important for students to be as successful as they can be,” he said.
Several lucky students left Tuesday’s event with Alta day passes. Others left with a stash of information about wellness resources offered across campus.
For many students who said they have been trying to lose weight, the event came at just the right time.
Tablers at the event stressed that taking the time to be well can help students through their daily workload. Fitness-conscious students who attended the event to find out how to maximize their efforts agreed.
Rosa Parra, a freshman in political science and economics, said finding time to work out has helped her through some of the roughest patches of the school year.
“Every time I’ve had a bad grade on a test … I just go to the gym,” she said.
Quynh Quath, a sophomore in health promotion and education, is involved with the student health advisory committee, which will be holding a series of workshops this week on time management, note-taking skills and stress management.
“Being a student is really stressful,” Quath said.
She added that the average student’s lot is especially stressful because they have to juggle work, school and figuring out what they want to do with the rest of their life.
The committee will be hosting a stress management workshop on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Union Theater.