Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Incentive Programs

Be a "Tourist" in Your Town Bingo - October 1-31, 2020

Go outdoors and explore Marquette this fall! Participants for this challenge will receive an electronic Bingo card through your NMU email that includes various locations around Marquette. Fill out each location square on the card with a picture that you took of that location. Each Bingo (across, up and down, and diagonal) will count as one entry into a drawing to win a prize at the end of the challenge. You will get a small prize just for participating!

Check back soon for the link to sign up!


Wildcat Step Challenge 2.0- October 5-November 15, 2020

We're bringing back a favorite from last year! Using a device that counts steps, like a smart watch, phone, or pedometer, count your steps every day. Every Friday throughout the challenge, report how many days each week you walked at least 10,000 steps. That's it! At the end of the challenge, participants who walked at least 10,000 steps on 4 or more days per week for 4 or more weeks will be entered in a drawing to win a prize. You will receive a small prize just for signing up!

Check back soon for the link to sign up!


Self-Care Bingo- November 1-24, 2020

As this unprecedented semester comes to a close, remember to take care of yourself! Self-care bingo can help. Each participant will receive a bingo card through their NMU email. Each self-care activity that you do can be marked off on the bingo card once it is completed. Each bingo (up and down, across, and diagonal) is counted as one entry into a drawing for a prize at the end of the challenge. Just for participating, you will receive a small prize!

Check back soon for the link to sign up!


Lunch and Learn Presentations

The NMU Employee Wellness Committee would like to invite you to join us for lunch hour presentations on various health topics during the Fall 2020 semester.  

Join fellow NMU Faculty and Staff for an hour long wellness lecture and discussion. Speakers will vary by month, with topics falling within the realm of the Wellness Wheel. A light lunch of either soup, salad and sandwiches will be served at no cost to the registrant. 

September 2020 Lunch and Learn

"Advanced Care Planning" by Renee Anderton

Join us virtually via Zoom on September 28 at 12:00 to discuss Advance Care Planning with UPHP’s Renee Anderton.

Advance Care Planning involves learning about the types of decisions that might need to be made, considering those decisions in advance, and letting both your healthcare providers and your family know about your preference. These decisions can then be put into a legal document called an advance directive which only goes into effect if you are unable to speak for yourself. This document can also express your values and desires related to end-of-life care.

Lunch and Learn Programs are a lunchtime presentation on health topics that include a free lunch. Because the Lunch and Learn will be virtual, a lunch will be credited to employees’ NMU ID cards. Attendance will be taken both at the beginning and end of the program. Employees that are present for the entire presentation will be credited one meal.

This event has a registration limit of 40 NMU Employees. Please register via the Zoom link here.


Active Workstation

NMU’s Employee Wellness Committee and Olson Library has launched an initiative to help employees avoid prolonged sitting while at their workstations. The Active Workstations program gives employees opportunities to increase movement and/or promote healthier positions while at their desks or work spaces.

Two sets of equipment are available for use. One set can be checked out at the Library’s Public Services Desk for up to two weeks, while the other set can be tried in the Library’s demonstration area. For more details, contact or stop by the Library's Public Service Desk. 

Some of the equipment require a release form to be filled out and signed before employees can use the equipment, because of the assumed risks of physical activity. Regular maintenance of the equipment will be performed between each checkout to ensure the safety of the employees.

Available equipment includes:

   • Adjustable height standing desk 
   • Fitdesk – exercise bike with desktop platform 
   • Adjustable height rolling laptop cart

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Desktop Stretching 

Take several minutes out of your day to do some stretches at your desk. This will help you relax and de-stress, you do not even need to leave your chair. Click here, relax and enjoy!

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