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UF RecSports offers nutrition counseling, massage therapy, group fitness and more

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Regardless of membership, faculty and staff have access to discounted nutritional consultation services and a myriad of other wellness opportunities on campus through UF RecSports.

Weight Management Pilot Program accepting applications through Nov. 16

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When Lesa Phillips enrolled in the State of Florida’s Weight Management Pilot Program last year, she was hopeful the program would help her lose some weight but had no idea just how much it would benefit her overall health. One year later and 40 pounds lighter, Phillips, an administrative services specialist in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, said she was “pleasantly surprised” to discover a decrease in all of her critical levels as well — including LDH, triglycerides, A1C, blood pressure and BMI.

Don’t miss the UF Benefits and Wellness Fair this Thursday, Oct. 18

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The UF Benefits and Wellness Fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Champion’s Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. This annual event is a great opportunity to chat with benefit and retirement plan vendors to learn about your available options as Benefits Open Enrollment gets underway. You can also participate in health screenings, get a flu shot (bring your UFID and insurance card), discover the wellness resources available to you as a UF employee and enter to win a variety of wellness-related giveaways.

Early voting on UF campus, Oct. 22–Nov. 3

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Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots early at a convenient, central on-campus location this fall. Early voting will take place Monday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, in Room G50 of the J. Wayne Reitz Union. Parking will be available in the Reitz parking garage for voters.

Experience UF helps new faculty, professional staff connect with university and community

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For the first time, this year’s cohort of incoming faculty and professional staff (at the assistant director level and above) are being supported through their transition to UF with help from a new program called Experience UF.

Preparing for upcoming UF holidays and time off

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UFHR wants to be sure you know about all upcoming fall and winter holidays so you can begin preparing for – and looking forward to – your time off.

Baby Gator celebrates Campus Children’s Centers week

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From Oct. 8 to 14, UF’s Baby Gator Child Development and Research Center and campus children’s centers around the world will celebrate the first Celebrating Campus Children’s Centers Week, an effort organized by the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers to recognize the vital work children’s centers around the globe do each day.

FLARE retirement course offerings this fall

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FLARE offers retirement resources, such as retirement and education planning courses, to help UF employees find the balance between making ends meet today and a comfortable future. FLARE courses can help employees make educated decisions regarding personal finance and retirement.

Get the shot, not the flu!

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Flu shots are available from the main campus (Infirmary Building) and Health Science Center (Dental Tower, Room D2-49), as well as at Student Health Care Center outreach events across campus throughout the month of October.