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| Wednesday, May 01, 2013


WEIGHT WATCHERS AT WORK PROGRAM: The Weight Watchers at Work program combines behavior modification, a healthy eating plan, regular activity and group support in weekly meetings that directly affects the success of long-term weight loss. Members learn how to eat healthier, increase physical activity and handle all the daily challenges and barriers encountered to achieve and maintain weight loss. The weekly session will be held every Thursday beginning Thursday, May 9, 12 - 12:45 p.m., 100 McKenny (HR Training Suite). The regular cost for the 12-week session is $161.00 or $150 for Blue Cross Blue Shield or Blue Care Network Members. To register, click Weight Watchers Registration and complete the online form. You have the option to pay with a credit/debit card or an e-check. Registration must be completed by Friday, May 4. If you have any questions, contact Chontae Sylvertooth, Compensation & Benefits Analyst at 487-1052.


SUMMER 2013 TUITION WAIVER DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting tuition waivers for Summer 2013 is Wednesday, May 15. All tuition waivers must be submitted to the Benefits Office, 140 McKenny Hall. You can also fax your waiver to 487-4389. Tuition waivers submitted after Wednesday, May 15 will be denied. For questions, contact Helene Neely at 487-3195, or hneely@emich.edu.


CALLING ALL SPORTS FANS: Take a road trip Monday, June 24 - Saturday, June 29 and visit the Sports Halls of Fame for Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Football and Hockey, as well as the Little League Museum. EMU Extended Programs & Educational Outreach is offering this three credit course. LBC approved. The deadline to register is Friday, April 26. For more information, visit the Road Trip: Sports and American Memory course information, or contact Jenifer Short at 487-1081 or jshort2@emich.edu. 4/26


PARTICIPATE IN FOUNDATION'S NEW FUNDING CHALLENGE: Does your department, program, or scholarship need additional funding? Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the EMU Foundation is currently matching all gifts up to $5,000 made by a first-time EMU donors. Get involved and advertise your fund. The EMU Foundation has emailable messaging, mailing inserts, postcards, and social media content available to help grow your fund. This initiative will end once EMU amasses $100,000 in new donor gifts, so be sure to act fast. To find out more, contact Jackie Richardson, director of annual giving, at 481-2330 or email at jackie.richardson@emich.edu.


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ADVANTAGE PLAN: Are you working on campus this summer? Save money with an Advantage Plan. EMU Dining Services will be open, including The Commons, the Student Center, Eagle Café at Pray-Harrold and Eagle Café at Halle Library. Receive FREE bonus meals or Flex-Dollars when you add $200 or more to Advantage on your EMU ID card. Faculty and staff are eligible for payroll deduction and any unused meals or Flex-Dollars will rollover into fall. Please apply for Advantage at the Residence Life/Residential Services' office. For more information, call 487-0418 or click on the following links: Advantage Plan, Facebook and Dining Services homepage.


ONLINE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUMMER COURSE: Are you interested in learning more about nutrition while working toward your own weight management goals? If so, register for Transform-U DTC 179 for weight management and a healthier lifestyle this summer. There are still a few spots available for this online Summer course (with a second section opening if there is enough interest).

Transform-U DTC 179 is a 3-credit, 7.5-week online course from which you will acquire knowledge regarding the science of weight management (whether you want to lose, gain, or maintain) and additionally become aware of the impact of relationships, attitudes, lifestyle, physical activity, and the environment on weight management and living healthfully. This course provides information about evidence-based concepts and life-enhancing skills that will assist you to become healthier now and potentially throughout your lifetime. Questions? Contact the instructor, Sandy Pernecky, MS RD, College of Health and Human Services, School of Health Sciences, Dietetics & Human Nutrition Programs at spernecky1@emich.edu.

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