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Category Archives: Work/Life

Gasoline Shortages

September 20, 2016 | In General, Work/Life

As you know, much of the Southeast is experiencing gasoline shortages due to the disruption of the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama. News reports say that the situation should be resolved in the coming days. Continue reading

UNC Staff Member Wrote the Book on Stress Management

May 3, 2016 | In Wellness, Work/Life

He may be an expert, but UNC staff member and newly minted author William A. Frey knows it’s not always easy to master your stress. When he started investigating stress management in the 1970s, his attempts sometimes backfired: every time he sat still to practice, he fell asleep!

Fortunately, Frey’s book, Ease into Freedom: Keys for Reducing Stress and Unlocking Your Potential, offers 53 easy tips in short, clearly written chapters that won’t put you to sleep. If you’ve been wondering how to start managing the everyday (and not-so-everyday) pressures of life, this could be your chance. Continue reading

“Thukhuma” Exhibit Offers Remarkable Opportunity

May 3, 2016 | In Work/Life

As the weather turns more pleasant, why not stroll over to the FedEx Global Education Center for an art break? Take advantage of the beautiful Carolina spring and see the remarkable “Thukhuma: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition”—for free!

Located in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium, “Thukhuma” features 34 paintings by artists offering different perspectives on the cultural and political shifts currently underway in Myanmar. Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar emerged from nearly 50 years of military-backed regimes in 2011 and is now led by a party forwarding the political agenda of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Continue reading

Work Well, Live Well Expo

March 16, 2016 | In Benefits & Work/Life, HR Events, Wellness, Work/Life

Learn more about the many health and wellness offerings available to UNC-Chapel Hill employees both on campus and in the community during the 2016 Work Well, Live Well Expo!

This event, sponsored by the Work Well, Live Well Committee and the Office of Human Resources, will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Rams Head Recreation Center. The Expo will feature an array of resources from across campus and throughout the greater Triangle area, with over fifty participating exhibitors representing all aspects of healthy living: Fitness, Recreation, Preventative Care, Nutrition, Financial Health, Community Programs, and many more! Continue reading

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less

July 7, 2014 | In Wellness, Work/Life

The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program focuses on lifestyle habits that help you achieve a healthy weight. Losing weight is only a small part of your journey—feeling better, having more energy, and becoming more mindful are all positive changes you can expect. It is built on strategies proven to work, including mindful eating and physical activity. Continue reading

Employee Discounts Spotlight

January 21, 2014 | In Benefits & Work/Life, Work/Life

As a UNC employee, you are eligible to receive discounts on a variety of products and services that can be useful for day to day living. Discounted programs offer you access to some of the region’s best arts and entertainment, intercollegiate athletic activities, a new computer purchase program through payroll deduction, educational discounts and so much more. Continue reading

Save-the-Date: 2013 Work Well, Live Well Expo

January 29, 2013 | In Work/Life

We will kick off our Work Well, Live Well Expo on Wed., Mar. 13, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Rams Head Recreation Center.

Join the Work Well, Live Well Committee and the Office of Human Resources in showcasing a variety of health and wellness resources available to employees at UNC-Chapel Hill and throughout the greater Triangle area. Participating exhibitors will cover all aspects of healthy living, including nutrition, fitness, financial health, recreation, safety, preventative care, educational & support groups, and more.

Employees are invited to take part in free demonstrations throughout the event, including cooking classes and sample exercise and movement classes led by Campus Rec.

For more information, please contact WorkWell@unc.edu

Helping Heels Provider List

April 10, 2012 | In Work/Life


Helping Heels Provider List

The spring/summer 2012 Helping Heels Provider list is now available. This is a list of UNC‐Chapel Hill affiliated individuals who are interested in providing part-time and temporary care. The list includes contact information of interested individuals, their experience, access and availability of transportation and special skills. UNC has not screened these individuals and encourages parents to interview individuals before hiring them. Click here for an updated detailed list.

If you have any questions, contact Kim Andrews at 962-6008.

New ESMMWL Class Series

March 20, 2012 | In Wellness, Work/Life


New ESMMWL Class Series

Are you ready to meet a healthy, new YOU? Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less (ESMMWL) is a 15-week weight-management program through the NC Cooperative Extension Service and the NC Division of Public Health partnership, funded by the NC State Health Plan. Each class uses strategic lessons to inform, empower, and motivate participants as they make choices about eating and physical activity.

The next ESMMWL class series begins the week of Apr. 23and concludes the week of Aug. 6.

Details are as follows:

  • Each class is approximately 50 minutes with curriculum materials and equipment (including a personal journal and magazine) will be provided.
  • Cost is $30 and must be paid in full at the first class with a check or money order made out to NC Public Health Foundation. Cash will not be accepted.
  • Participants who attend at least 10 out of 15 sessions will receive a $25 refund at the end of the program.

We are pleased to offer two campus locations for the upcoming series. Participants may register for one of the following weekly sessions:

    • Mondays at 12:45 p.m. in room 1501-A, Administrative Offices Building

    • Wednesdays at noon in room 202, Mary Ellen Jones Building

Limited spaces are available and are expected to fill up quickly. To learn more or to participate in this session, please contact Benefits & Work/Life Programsat 962-3073 or benefits@unc.edu. Also visit www.esmmweighless.com for more information about the program.