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Sep. 20, 2022

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Help celebrate UD’s commitment to wellbeing

Join the Campus Coalition for Wellbeing and Mental Health on Thursday, Oct. 13, to celebrate the University of Delaware’s adoption of the Okanagan Charter as we join the United States Health Promoting Campus Network. 

Embracing a health-and-wellbeing mindset across the University is a cause everyone on campus shares.  Positioning faculty and staff to get involved is powerful in mobilizing and addressing health and wellbeing issues on the campus – whether they be stress and anxiety in colleagues and students or  health disparities, such as food and housing security.  Everyone at UD must be involved  to facilitate community change. 

On Oct. 13, a full schedule of events including light refreshments, yoga, chair massage, interactive wellbeing stations and a group walk are planned from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m on The Green by Warner Hall. Learn more and RSVP

Tuition Exchange Program applications open

Faculty and staff applications for the Tuition Exchange Program’s (TEP) 2023-24 academic year scholarships are open. Those interested in applying should do so through the Educational Benefits webform by Oct. 26, 2022. Learn more.

JED-I Master Training

Human Resources is excited to roll out JED-I Master Training, an in-depth understanding of how to process a JED. To become a JED-I Master, you must review the  JED-I Manual  and complete a six course certificate program in ConnectingU.  HR will now require the JED-I Master Training for UD employees who are new to submitting JEDs.  Learn more and enroll.

FYI

TEDxUniversityofDelaware announces fall 2022 event

TEDxUniversityofDelaware’s sixth community wide event will be held at 5 p.m.,  Sept. 30 in Mitchell Hall and will be livestreamed as well. All members of the University of Delaware community are invited to attend.  Tickets are available  on the TEDxUniversityofDelaware website www.tedx.udel.edu. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

For better vision and hearing

National Vision Administrators (NVA) administers UD’s vision insurance program for full and part-time benefit-eligible faculty, staff and retirees. NVA has partnered with NationsHearing┬« to offer a full-service hearing aid discount program. NVA also now has an app for easy access to your vision benefits. Download the NVA Vision mobile app to find vision care, view benefits and more. 

Featured jobs

The University is seeking applicants for the following positions. Please help spread the word.

Work-life

Walktober registration is open now

Lace up your sneakers, Walktober is back! In this six-week online physical activity challenge, you will be inspired and motivated to move more this fall. As you accumulate steps/activity minutes, you will virtually travel the world and explore scenic autumn locations, browse through fall images, receive weekly wellness tips and have access to a library filled with healthy recipes.  All-Access Members may register as an individual, or as a part of a four- to 10-person team. Registration closes  Sunday, Sept. 25.

Homecoming 2022!

Join Blue Hens, friends and family to celebrate our blue and gold spirit at Homecoming events, Oct. 19-22, including our signature Blue Hen Tailgate before the Morgan State University v. Delaware football game on Saturday, Oct. 22. As part of the festivities, the  Blue Hens Homecoming 5k run/walk will be sponsored by Delaware State Parks on Oct. 20. It’s a great way to be active and share your UD Homecoming spirit. Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate in the 5k run/walk, which will be followed by post-race refreshments and awards. Learn more and register. See all Homecoming activities at udel.edu/homecoming.

Get ready for GivingTuesday 

UD’s second largest fundraising day of the year, GivingTuesday, is on Nov. 29. Submit an application to raise support for your UD program or cause now through Oct. 16. Contact Diane Wikso with questions.

Keep up to date on what is happening

Want to know what’s going on? There are lots of ways to keep up to date on what’s happening across the campus. Follow the @UDelaware main social media channels on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Subscribe to UDaily for daily emails highlighting the latest news. And download the LiveSafe App for the latest emergency information and access to safety resources.

Join the Office of Institutional Equity’s Book Club

This fall, the Office of Institutional Equity’s book club returns to explore the history and realities of the multibillion dollar wellness industry. Partnering with Employee Health and Wellbeing, the club will read American Detox: The Myth and How We Can Truly Heal to explore the industry’s origins and connections with oppression and white supremacy. Register now.

Employee Assistance Program 

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided through ComPsych® GuidanceResources®. This is a free program available exclusively for State of Delaware Group Health Plan non-Medicare members and their dependents. EAP can help with a wide variety of work and life issues.

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