GVSU Human Resources Benefits and Wellness

GVSU Human Resources Benefits and Wellness Our mission is to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles for faculty and staff to enhance the quality of life among the GVSU community and their families

Promoting and encouraging healthy lifestyles to enhance the quality of life for the GVSU community and their families.

In honor of T. Haas’ last day as President of GVSU, we’d like to thank him and Marcia, our first lady, for helping u...
06/28/2019

In honor of T. Haas’ last day as President of GVSU, we’d like to thank him and Marcia, our first lady, for helping us to promote and encourage healthy living throughout the GVSU community. We couldn’t have asked for better role models 💙⚓️ #GVSU #LakerForALifetime #GVLakerEffect

06/28/2019

Happy #FitFriday! Start your weekend off right by heading over to our Instagram and following this quick full body workout 👇

Summer finally decided to show up and we couldn’t be happier 🌞 Get out and enjoy the sunshine today! One more day t...
06/27/2019

Summer finally decided to show up and we couldn’t be happier 🌞 Get out and enjoy the sunshine today! One more day til the weekend 🙌

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Looking With Intent session at today’s Farmers Market! “We looked at flowers ...
06/26/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Looking With Intent session at today’s Farmers Market!

“We looked at flowers non-judgmentally; not with labels, but just as they are. We focused on them and in doing so, we were present. Focusing on drawing the flower allowed us to be free from distraction for just a moment. There’s ‘art’ all around us. The sky, the trees, the flowers. We can enjoy it while we are walking to our office or to our car. By being present, we get a break from our daily stress for just a moment. So mindfulness becomes a tool that you can take with you. This exercise today reminded us of that truth,” says Elisa Salazar, our work life consultant.

Join Elisa and Stacy Burns on Wednesday, July 10th, at the market for the next Looking With Intent session 😊 #WisdomWednesday

Drooling over tomorrow's menu 😋 Don't forget to stop by the Farmers Market tomorrow in Parking Lot G.
06/25/2019

Drooling over tomorrow's menu 😋 Don't forget to stop by the Farmers Market tomorrow in Parking Lot G.

Another week, another Farmers Market 🤩 Join us tomorrow for lunch. Up on this week's menu is grilled steak salad 😋 Lunch is $7. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available. See ya there!

Check out Looking with Intent this Wednesday at the GVSU Farmers Market! Co-hosted by Stacy Burns and our awesome work l...
06/24/2019

Check out Looking with Intent this Wednesday at the GVSU Farmers Market! Co-hosted by Stacy Burns and our awesome work life consultant, Elisa Salazar 😊

At this week's Farmers Market, take time to move mindfully and with intention by following a guided mindfulness practice, led by Elisa Salazar and Stacy Burns. This "Looking with Intent" practice will take place from 12:00 - 12:30p.m. Particpants are asked to meet at the Health & Wellness table.

Register online at gvsu.edu/sprout.

If you can't attend this week, this event will also occur on Wednesday, July 10th. We look forward to seeing you there!

Don’t forget to stop by The Golden Age at Creston Brewery tonight to get your weekend started and celebrate the end of...
06/21/2019

Don’t forget to stop by The Golden Age at Creston Brewery tonight to get your weekend started and celebrate the end of Active Commute Week 🎉 Happy Hour starts at 4:30pm. Come win prizes and meet fellow active commuters! #acwgr #FitFriday

Just another reason to ride your bike 👇🚲 Tomorrow is the last day to get your active commutes in for the week! You...
06/20/2019

Just another reason to ride your bike 👇🚲 Tomorrow is the last day to get your active commutes in for the week! Your trips must be logged by 1pm tomorrow to be included in the drawings at ACW Happy Hour!! Come win prizes and meet other active commuters at The Golden Age at Creston Brewery from 4:30-7:30pm. Full schedule at acwgr.org. See you there ✌️ #acwgr

Special shoutout to all of our HR faculty members (not all pictured) who killed it in yesterday’s race—you guys rock...
06/20/2019

Special shoutout to all of our HR faculty members (not all pictured) who killed it in yesterday’s race—you guys rock 🤩👏👟

We’re over halfway through Active Commute Week! How are your active commutes going? Where are our bikers at? 🚲 Bike...
06/19/2019

We’re over halfway through Active Commute Week! How are your active commutes going? Where are our bikers at? 🚲 Bike not only for your health, but for the environment. Stop by Fido & Stitch, Brewery Vivant, and Founders & The Rapid tonight for goodies, refreshments, and deals in honor of ACW!! #acwgr

Huge thank you to everyone who came out today! We had a blast 😊👟
06/19/2019

Huge thank you to everyone who came out today! We had a blast 😊👟

What a great day for a run! We had almost 80 people signed up for the GVPD 2 mile fun run/walk today. Thank you to all who participated!

Congratulations to our winners:

Overall male winner: Matt Jemilo with a time of 11:40:48

Overall female winner: Kelsey Sietsema of GVPD with a time of 11:42:14

2nd place female winner (eligible for prize as non-GVPD participant): Jennifer Cathey with a time of 11:42:18

It’s ACW day 2! 🙌 Did you know that over time, people who commute by car daily tend to gain more weight than those ...
06/18/2019

It’s ACW day 2! 🙌 Did you know that over time, people who commute by car daily tend to gain more weight than those who do not?

Pit stops are available for ACW participants today at Fido & Stitch (for dog parents!!) and Beaubien Bodyworks. Great Lakes Coca Cola, Creston Brewery, and Ferris Coffee & Nut will be holding pit stops all week long. #acwgr

Yum!! You won't want to miss this one!
06/18/2019

Yum!! You won't want to miss this one!

Who’s ready for another lunch at the market? Up on the menu for tomorrow is Teriyaki Chicken Grinders 😋 For those participating in the GVPD 2 mile fun run/walk, stick around for lunch after the race to refuel for the rest of your work day!! See the photo for deets 👇 Cost is $7. See you all there 👋

Fun fact alert 👇 Active Commute Week kicks off TODAY! Pit stops are available for commuters today at Creston Brewery ...
06/17/2019

Fun fact alert 👇 Active Commute Week kicks off TODAY! Pit stops are available for commuters today at Creston Brewery (starting at noon) and at all Ferris Coffee locations in GR. Check out acwgr.org for more info.

Share your active commutes with us this week by tagging us and using the #acwgr hashtag 🤗 #MindfulMonday

Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there, and especially to our GVSU dads 😊•Dan Bohle, dispatch super...
06/16/2019

Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there, and especially to our GVSU dads 😊

Dan Bohle, dispatch supervisor for GVPD, is just one of our wonderful dads who is apart of the GVSU Dads Network. Find out more about Dan and his children (see “Success Stories: 2018” on our website) and our different Parenting Networks through the link in our bio.

Congratulations to the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Student Services Staff for becoming the 24th Certifie...
06/14/2019

Congratulations to the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Student Services Staff for becoming the 24th Certified Healthy Department at Grand Valley!

Combine your workout with your work commute (or any commute!) next week with Active Commute Week! ACW kicks off on Monda...
06/14/2019

Combine your workout with your work commute (or any commute!) next week with Active Commute Week! ACW kicks off on Monday. What are you waiting for? Sign up with GVSU to help us track the most active commutes.

Check out acwgr.org to find information on weekday pit stops (happening every day!), prizes, and Friday’s happy hour! Happy active commuting, Lakers 😎 #FitFriday #acwgr

It was a great day at yesterday’s Farmers Market!!
06/13/2019

It was a great day at yesterday’s Farmers Market!!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the market yesterday! GVSU Human Resources Health and Wellness intern, Autumn, couldn’t get enough of the radishes from Sall’s Farm! Stop by the market next Wednesday to try some for yourself, and check out all of our other awesome vendors 😊 See ya then ✌🏼

Yum! This is going to be a good one 😋
06/11/2019

Yum! This is going to be a good one 😋

Enjoy last week’s lunch at the Summer Grill Challenge? Join us tomorrow for another lunch at the market! Up on the menu is Reuben Salad 😋 Lunch is $7. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Have you ever wanted to outrun the cops? Now's your chance.If you have not yet registered for the 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk wi...
06/11/2019

Have you ever wanted to outrun the cops? Now's your chance.

If you have not yet registered for the 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk with GVPD, today is your last chance to do so. There will not be an option to sign up on race day. Registration closes tomorrow, June 12, at 8:00am. Register at gvsu.edu/sprout.

The 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk will take place next Wednesday, June 19, at the Farmers Market! The race starts at 11:30am, beginning and ending at the Farmers Market in Parking Lot G.

There is a $6.00 registration fee, $5.00 of which will be donated to the GVSU Student Support Fund. Enjoy lunch at the market after the race for an additional cost.

For more information, head over to the Farmers Market website (gvsu.edu/farmersmarket). We look forward to seeing you all on race day!

Next week is Active Commute Week! Join GVSU in creating a healthier community by signing up and tracking your active com...
06/10/2019

Next week is Active Commute Week! Join GVSU in creating a healthier community by signing up and tracking your active commutes with us! Get out, get active, and reduce your carbon footprint along the way. Check out acwgr.org to sign up, and find further information about prizes and the ACW Happy Hour 🤪🚲 #MindfulMonday #acwgr

06/07/2019

Happy Fri-YAY! The 🌞 is out in full force today and we are loving it!! Grab a colleague, a friend, or your family and get outside! It’s a hot one, so don’t forget to stay hydrated 💦 If you’re trying to beat the heat, take advantage of the GVSU Recreation indoor track! 🏃‍♀️ #FitFriday

It was a beautiful day for the Farmers Market!
06/05/2019

It was a beautiful day for the Farmers Market!

It was a fantastic opening day to the Farmers Market today! We had great vendors, food, and music from the community.

The Summer Grill Challenge was absolutely delicious on both sides, but in the end the Facilities Services team's Chicken Tacos reigned supreme with a grand total of 41 votes. The GVSU Housing and Public Safety team's Broccoli Cheese Soup and Grilled Chicken Salad was a close second with 32 votes. Great job to both teams!

Thank you to everyone who came out from the community, we'll see you next week!

Who do you think will win this year's Summer Grill Challenge? Visit the Farmers Market tomorrow to cast your vote!
06/04/2019

Who do you think will win this year's Summer Grill Challenge? Visit the Farmers Market tomorrow to cast your vote!

Cancel your lunch plans for tomorrow and join us for this year’s Summer Grill Challenge! 😋 Public Safety and Housing staff are teaming up against Facilities Services guest grillers to earn your vote for the best recipe. You can taste both recipes for a $7 donation, with proceeds going to an organization in need.

See the full recipes at gvsu.edu/farmersmarket/summer-grill-challenge-15.htm

Feed your body with fuel 🥑🍅🥒 And don’t forget to stop by the Grand Valley State University Farmers Market thi...
06/03/2019

Feed your body with fuel 🥑🍅🥒 And don’t forget to stop by the Grand Valley State University Farmers Market this Wednesday to stock up on fresh produce to nourish your bod 🙌🏼 #MindfulMonday #FoodIsFuel

05/29/2019

The countdown is ON!! 🎉 We are officially one week away from the kickoff of this year's Farmers Market. Join us next Wednesday for the Summer Grill Challenge, free bike tune-ups, and locally sourced products from all your favorite vendors! We look forward to seeing you there.

Happy Memorial Day 🇺🇸 Today, we remember and honor those who have died serving our country. #MindfulMonday #Memori...
05/27/2019

Happy Memorial Day 🇺🇸 Today, we remember and honor those who have died serving our country. #MindfulMonday #MemorialDay

Grand Valley State University Farmers Market
05/22/2019

Grand Valley State University Farmers Market

We’re just 2 weeks away from the Farmers Market and we couldn’t be more excited 😆 Who do you think will win this years Summer Grill Challenge? #GVSUFarmersMarket

Trying to increase your activity levels this summer? Grab a colleague and get moving! Participants in this challenge wil...
05/21/2019

Trying to increase your activity levels this summer? Grab a colleague and get moving! Participants in this challenge will compete to earn 150-350 minutes of physical activity per week. If you meet your goals, you may end up with some prizes 🤩

Register online at gvsu.edu/sprout no later than June 3rd.

Whatever you're working towards—whether it's your physical, emotional, spiritual or nutritional wellness—take it one...
05/20/2019

Whatever you're working towards—whether it's your physical, emotional, spiritual or nutritional wellness—take it one step at a time. Every little thing you do counts. Be PROUD of your PROGRESS 👏 #MindfulMonday #YouMatter #ProgressNotPerfection

It's time to break out your bike! Tomorrow is National Bike to Work Day. In preparation, make sure to do an ABC Quick Ch...
05/16/2019

It's time to break out your bike! Tomorrow is National Bike to Work Day. In preparation, make sure to do an ABC Quick Check on your bike (courtesy of the League of American Bicyclists at bikeleague.org).

(A)ir: To avoid a flat tire, check to make sure your tires are inflated to the correct air pressure.

(B)rakes: Inspect your brake pads and assure they are not rubbing up against your tire.

(C)ranks and (C)hain: Check your cranks and chain to make sure everything is on tight and rust free.

Quick: Assure that your quick relseases are closed and pointing toward the back of your bike.

Check: Take a quick ride to make sure everything's working properly.

Happy biking, Lakers!! 😊🚲

#YouMatter #selflove #selfcare #mindfulmonday
05/06/2019

#YouMatter #selflove #selfcare #mindfulmonday

There are so many events to look forward to this summer at the Farmers Market! There will be featured lunches, the Summe...
04/30/2019

There are so many events to look forward to this summer at the Farmers Market! There will be featured lunches, the Summer Grill Challenge, free bike tune ups, cooking demos, and the 2 mile Fun Run/Walk with GVPD. Don’t miss out! Check out our Summer Event guide https://www.gvsu.edu/healthwellness/

#YouMatter #mindfulmonday
04/29/2019

#YouMatter #mindfulmonday

Congratulations to GVSU on winning the Healthy Workplace Award at the Governor’s Fitness Awards last night at MGM Gran...
04/26/2019

Congratulations to GVSU on winning the Healthy Workplace Award at the Governor’s Fitness Awards last night at MGM Grand Detroit! The award recognizes individuals and organizations for their inspirational contributions to health and wellness in Michigan. Grand Valley State University was up against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the University of Michigan. Criteria to be nominated for an award included workplace policies, established wellness programs, and employee incentives for health programs. Recent wellness initiatives underscore the commitment from university leaders to help create a healthy workplace. GO LAKERS! ⚓️

Mark your calendars for June 19 at 11:30am for the 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Open to all GVSU faculty, staff, and family memb...
04/22/2019

Mark your calendars for June 19 at 11:30am for the 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Open to all GVSU faculty, staff, and family members. Register online @ www.gvsu.edu/farmersmarket/gvpd All proceeds from registration fees will go to the GVSU Student Support Fund. Location: Farmers Market, Parking Lot G

Who is excited for the GVSU Farmers Market this year?! #openingday #farmersmarket
04/17/2019

Who is excited for the GVSU Farmers Market this year?! #openingday #farmersmarket

“I am a supporter of mental health services and working to de-stigmatize mental health disorders. I’m certified in M...
04/17/2019

“I am a supporter of mental health services and working to de-stigmatize mental health disorders. I’m certified in Mental Health First Aid and trained in peer - to - peer counseling. I do my best to embody this by practicing appropriate self-care and encouraging other to do the same,” said Jennifer Palm, GVSU Health and a Wellness Ambassador.#wednesdaywisdom

#YiuMatter #selflove #selfcare #mindfulmonday
04/15/2019

#YiuMatter #selflove #selfcare #mindfulmonday

“We’ve been given this one body and we need to take the best care of it that we can,” said Susan Strouse, who is f...
04/10/2019

“We’ve been given this one body and we need to take the best care of it that we can,” said Susan Strouse, who is featured in April’s GVSU Success Story. Read her whole inspiring story through the link in our bio. #wednesdaywisdom

#YouMatter #selflove #selfcare #mindfulmonday
04/08/2019

#YouMatter #selflove #selfcare #mindfulmonday

“We hold ourselves to such high standards. When we see ourselves slip up, we’re usually very hard on ourselves. Givi...
04/03/2019

“We hold ourselves to such high standards. When we see ourselves slip up, we’re usually very hard on ourselves. Giving yourself a little more room to not be perfect is important,” said Joseph Vugteveen, who was featured in our March Success Story. Read his whole inspiring story:https://www.gvsu.edu/healthwellness/success-stories-2019-491.htm #wednesdaywisdom

#YouMatter #selfcare #selflove #mindfulmonday
04/01/2019

#YouMatter #selfcare #selflove #mindfulmonday

Keep nutrition month going all year long by fostering the healthy habits you have attained this month! Utilize the Campu...
03/27/2019

Keep nutrition month going all year long by fostering the healthy habits you have attained this month! Utilize the Campus Rec Registered Dietitian. #didyouknow #wednesdaywisdom

“You are what you feed yourself. Your body begins to embody your lifestyle habits, whether we like it or not. If you f...
03/25/2019

“You are what you feed yourself. Your body begins to embody your lifestyle habits, whether we like it or not. If you feed yourself through the people you hang out with, through the community you have, through activities you do both inside & outside of work, you’ll see a change,” said Mark Saint Amour, GVSU Health and Wellness Ambassador. #mindfulmonday #bodypositive #nutrition #healthylife

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