Wellness and Health at Macalester (WHAM)

What is WHAM?

WHAM stands for Wellness and Health At Macalester.

The mission of the WHAM 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 and staff will in turn create happier, more productive individuals who benefit themselves, Macalester, and the greater community.

So who is involved in WHAM?

The WHAM Committee is composed of faculty and staff who are interested in promoting health and wellness at Macalester.

  • Length of Term: 2 years
  • Contact: Lisa Broek at broek@macalester.edu
  • Appointed Members: 1 staff, 1 faculty
  • Permanent Members: Kelly Borke, Lisa Broek, Susan Fox, Jane Kollasch, Brian Longley, Steve Murray, Sue Rothenbacher
2015-2016 Staff Members
Term End May 2018
Connie Karlen

2015-2016 Annual REport

How does WHAM promote health and wellness?

WHAM 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 staff and faculty.

The Lunch and Learn Series has been on of the educational staples of the WHAM Committee.  In case you were not able to attend, we provide recordings of the Lunch and Learns held this year.

Zap Lunch and Learn Part 1 

Zap Lunch and Learn Part 2

How can I participate in WHAM?

We are always happy to have involvement from anyone at Macalester who is interested in in health and wellness. We are always interested in your ideas and suggestions.