October Edition




Wellness has been happening all around you on campus and October is no exception! October is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, so check out all that Pier 21 has to offer you!

Also, wellness staff met with the brains behind the Green U initiative on campus, and we're excited for all the sustainable projects that are going on! Green U is working on recycling projects, bringing composting to campus, adding refillable water bottle stations on campus, and so much more! Check out this week's video about the bottled water industry. Are you using a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated?

Be well.






Programs at the Herbert Wellness Center




Emergency Care Courses (Click here for Details)

Heartsaver CPR AED: October 3, 19

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers: October 23

Heartsaver First Aid: October 15


Cooking Classes (Click here for Details)

October 10 - Quick Kitchen

October 18 - Cast-Iron Favorites

October 30 - Fall Whole Grain Baking


Meditation Classes (Click here for Details)

October 18



Stay Informed Through Our Social Media
Want stay up-to-date on what's going on at your Herbert Wellness through your favorite social media sites? Like us at www.facebook.com/herbertwellnesscenter or follow us on twitter @UMiamiWellness for updates on what's going on in the facility, special classes, promotions, contests, fit tips, and more! Do you pin? Check us out at www.pinterest.com/umiamiwellness.  





Wellness Programs Around Campus



Dolphin Cycling Challenge Spin-A-Thon

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Herbert Wellness Center is hosting a "Spin-A-Thon" in support of the Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC). The DCC is a community-wide fundraising event to support the UM Sylvester Cancer Center. The Spin-A-Thon is for UM students only and will take place in the atrium from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Student organizations are encouraged to form a team of "virtual riders" to spin for six hours to raise money for cancer research. The fundraising goal for each team is a minimum of $2,000. All participants can eat in the dining hall at the end of the event and the winning team will receive a special prize. To participate in the virtual ride, visit the DCC website.

We are looking for student organizations to sign up for the Dolphins Cycling Challenge spin-a-thon on November 3rd to raise money for the Sylvester Cancer Center. For more information contact Connie Nickel at cnickel@miami.edu



Suicide Prevention 5K in November - Sign up to participate now!



National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week - October 22-25


Canes Care for Canes: Anonymous Online Referrals

(Click here for Details)

Ever feel concerned about a fellow student, but didn’t know who to tell or what to do? Well, the Canes Care for Canes initiative is all about looking out for your fellow ‘Cane and now offers an anonymous, online referral form that can be used to report a concern. If you are concerned about someone’s safety, well-being, or the safety and well-being of others, but are hesitant about approaching someone about the situation, please use this form to share your experiences with individuals who can help. Visit the Canes Care for Canes website to learn more or make a referral.






Wellness Resources


Hey Norm Goes Online! - If you've ever felt the need to comment about something going on at the Herbert Wellness Center, you probably know about the "Hey Norm" comment cards that are available throughout the HWC. We value your feedback and are now offering "Hey Norm" online so you can write us whenever and wherever! Start commenting now!


Potty Post - How Food Labels and Dinner Plates Could Help Us Eat Healthier (PDF)


Student Health 101 Newsletter - Check out the latest edition of the SH101 newsletter - it's chock full of helpful and interesting articles. Topics include going organic, test taking tips, making the most of any job or internship, getting more financial aid,...and on and on. There are also great videos on different exercise routines and how to 'cook' in your dorm room without having to use anything more than a blender or microwave.


  Visit the Wellness Enrichment Suite for additional resources, or check out our online resources.  






Joke/Quote of the Month



“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” - George Washington Carver



Joke: Death Wish

3 buddies die in a car crash, they go to heaven to an orientation.

They are all asked, "When you are in your casket and friends and family are mourning upon you, what would you like to hear them say about you?

The first guy says, "I would like to hear them say that I was a great doctor of my time, and a great family man."

The second guy says, "I would like to hear that I was a wonderful husband and school teacher which made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow."

The last guy replies, "I would like to hear them say.....LOOK, HE'S MOVING!!!!!"










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