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Throughout the year, a variety of programs related to your overall well-being are offered over the lunch hour. These programs are sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program.

If you have questions or you would like to RSVP to one of the following sessions:


Intuitive Eating: What Is It and How Do I Do It?

  • Wednesday, October 4th, HSC Glidden Room: 12-1:00 p.m.

The 10 principles of intuitive eating will be discussed and how we can practice eating intuitively in our day to day lives. Additionally, we will distinguish different types of hunger (i.e. physical vs. emotional) and practice one or two intuitive eating exercises. Overall, the focus of the presentation will be on eliminating the diet mentality and learning how to listen to your body.  Presented by Ashley Kyle Dietetic Intern, University Recreation & Wellness

Zumba Preview

  • Wednesday, October 11th, HSC Glidden Room: 12-1:00 p.m.

Learn all about Zumba from a certified instructor and then participate in a short class that includes an exciting fusion of Latin dance and fitness. Participation is not required. Presented by Chavonis Black, University Recreation & Wellness Staff

Deciding to Retire from NIU

  • Wednesday, October 18th, HSC Glidden Room: 12-1:00 p.m.

There are still things you will need to do on campus after you have your SURS retirement appointment. This presentation will focus on and teach you the step-by-step NIU processes that will help you retire successfully.   Presented by Liz Guess, Human Resource Services Benefits

Communication and Setting Boundaries

  • Wednesday, October 25th, HSC Glidden Room: 12-1:00 p.m.

Have you ever had a moment when you walked away from a situation and thought “I wish I would have said that” or “I am not going to let that happen again”.  This presentation will engage participants in a discussion about communication tips to help you assertively deliver your message and set boundaries for yourself and others. Presented by Brian Smith, Employee Assistance Program & Training Center

Money Matters

  • Wednesday, November 8th, HSC Glidden Room: 12-1:00 p.m.

This workshop shows participants how to prepare and follow a personal spending plan.  It helps to understand where their money goes, prepare a budget, maintain a spending diary, and rescue those hidden savings opportunities.   Presented by Cindy Green-Deutsch, First Midwest Bank

 “Fuel Up to Work Out”

  • Wednesday, November 15th HSC Glidden Room: 12-1:00 p.m.

Whether you are on the road to incorporating exercise in your lifestyle or are an advanced athlete, learn how to fuel your workouts. Find out how timing, quality of food, and planning can help you get the most out of your workout!  Presented by Natasha Kirkbride, University Recreation & Wellness

“Core & More”

  • Wednesday, December 6th, HSC Glidden Room: 12-1:00 p.m.

This workout focuses on the core and lower back to build midline stability and strength. Bring your own mat. Limited quantities will be provided.  Presented by Mary Beth Henning, University Recreation & Wellness