Just what is W.H.A.M.?
W.H.A.M. stands for Wellness and Health at Macalester.The mission of the W.H.A.M. Committee is to foster a working and learning environment which promotes healthy lifestyle choices by increasing awareness, providing educational opportunities, and supporting lifestyle changes. Healthier lifestyles among faculty, staff, and students will in turn create happier, more productive individuals who benefit themselves, Macalester, and the greater community.
So who is involved in W.H.A.M.?
The W.H.A.M. Committee is composed of faculty, staff, and students who are interested in promoting health and wellness at Macalester.
Committee members for 2012-13 are:
Kelly Borke, Lisa Broek, Jason Dempster, Susan Fox, Jane Kollasch, Joy Laine, Brian Longley, Steve Murray, Martin Peper, Sue Rothenbacher, and Linda Schindler.
How does W.H.A.M. promote health and wellness?
W.H.A.M. sponsors a variety of programming including classes, workshops, and other events or activities. The committee also provides health and wellness resource information and materials for the Macalester community. The majority of our programming is offered on the basis of the surveyed interests and needs of Macalester students, staff, and faculty.
How can I participate in W.H.A.M.?
We are always happy to have involvement from anyone at Macalester who is interested in in health and wellness. Whether you would like to join in the committee process itself or attend any of our programs, we are always interested in your ideas and suggestions.