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Lunch and Learn - Healthy Cooking Hacks

Wednesday, September 16 from noon - 12:50 pm in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom.

Come learn easy tips, tricks, and techniques to make your cooking habits healthier without sacrificing time or taste.  By taking an intentional look at the basics of what we eat and how we cook, we can consume less sugar, have more energy, and save a little money too - no major lifestyle changes or kitchen expertise required.  At this session:  easy recipes will be shared, simple baking substitutions discussed, and dinner staples re-imagined. Lunch will be available at 11:45 am.  By Monday, September 14th at 4:00 pm, reserve your space for Healthy Cooking Hacks.

Led by Laura Linder-Scholer, a new employee in Student Affairs. As a full-time national service member and graduate student, Laura has honed the art of creating healthy, fulfilling meals with a small budget and a full schedule. She loves making her own granola, baking elaborate birthday cakes, and measuring life in delicious bites.

Blood Drive

Tuesday, September 22 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm in Kagin Commons, Hill Ballroom.  Please donate; the need is constant and the gratification is instant.  Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome.  For online appointments, enter sponsor code: MacColl.  To call for an appointment, 1-800-RED-CROSS.

FLU SHOT clinic for Faculty and staff 

On Wednesday, September 30 from 8:00 am - 11:45 am, flu shots will be available for faculty and staff in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom.  The Quadrivalent injectable vaccine is covered under HealthPartners insurance and this clinic will accept most other insurances.  If no insurance is used, the cost of the vaccination is $36.00 (cash or check only).  There is no pre-registration.  Please wear loose-fitting sleeves.  You must present your insurance card and a photo id to the clinic.

Early Fall Semester Classes: -   sign up ONLINE

Registration begins on September 3, 2015.  Classes begin the week of September 14, 2015.

The 6-week series of classes have a registration fee of $20 for students and $25 for faculty and staff. If a class meets more than weekly, the registration fee may be higher and is noted by the class description.  Classes that do not have the required minimum of 10 participants (14 for mindfulness) will be cancelled.  You will be notified and refunded if we cancel the class.

Boot Camp - Tuesday and Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 15 - October 22, 2015
A fun, high energy class with ever changing routines aimed at incorporating cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and core strength.  This is an advanced class that involves low impact jumping, running, and interval training.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty/staff.
Instructor:  Tony Morelli

Circuit Training - Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 14 - October 19, 2015
Resistance training that provides a total body strength workout and elevates the heart rate.  Because this class meets twice per week, the fee is $40 for faculty and staff.
Instructor:  Steve Murray

MIndfulness - Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 17 - October 22, 2015
Come and learn how mindfulness can help us weather the storms of our lives with more calm, acceptance and compassion.  This class is open to everyone, whether you are new to mindfulness or you would like to revitalize or deepen your meditation practice. Participants will learn ways to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives, including silent and guided meditations, compassion practices, and breath awareness.
Instructors:  Jane Rauenhorst and Jean Haley

Pilates - Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 17 - October 22, 2015
Strengthen and lengthen with Pilates. This mat class will help you develop abdominal strength and control, while creating a connection between your core and the rest of your body. The exercises emphasize proper breathing, precise alignment, and efficient sequencing of movement. Mats are available or feel free to bring your own.   All levels welcome. 
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Yoga - Mondays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 14 - October 19, 2015
Join a CorePower trained yoga teacher for a power Vinyasa flow.  This invigorating class connects breath and movement through a dynamic and intelligently designed series of postures, emphasizing body awareness and mindfulness.  Set to music, this practice will leave you energized and refreshed.  Mats are available or feel free to bring your own.
Instructor: Emily Stuber

Yoga - Wednesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 16 - October 21, 2015
Learn yoga basics in this beginner-friendly hatha yoga class.  Explore alignment principles of specific poses (asanas) and experience more flowing movement sequences (vinyasa).  Increase strength, flexibility, and body awareness, and leave feeling more calm and refreshed.  Mats are available or feel free to bring your own. 
Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Yoga Barre - Tuesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 pm, September 15 - October 20, 2015
Yoga Barre class is a combination of the stretching and toning movements of Pilates and Yoga with the strengthening and sculpting principles of ballet.  You will use small isometric movements to target and tone every muscle in your body.  This class is accessible for all levels and beginners are always welcome. Dress as you would for a yoga practice- no socks or shoes are needed.  Props and mats are provided for this practice.
Instructor:  Kelsey Suardini

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