January 10, 2011
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration begins at 11 a.m.
You can watch a live feed of the keynote presentation on the web here, beginning at 11 a.m. today.
Wellness Challenge is back!
The Columbus State Wellness Initiative is looking for employees who are up for a “challenge!” Sign up for the Wellness Challenge IX and you will spend the next two months participating in activities that will have a positive impact on your health.
The competition works on a point system. For every 30 minutes of a wellness activity that you complete, you will earn wellness points. This includes physical activities, wellness seminars, wellness classes, support groups, walking, etc. Tracking sheets and step log sheets will be distributed to Team Captains so team members can record their points. The Challenge will run from January 24 through March 13. The top team wins a prize!
All interested employees form teams of 10 people with one person designated as the captain who coordinates the efforts for your group.
Contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator, ext 3989 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. The deadline for team entries is Wednesday, January 19, at 4 p.m.
The Push is on to Pedal!
Mayor Coleman, President Harrison, city leaders sign “2
By 2012” bicycling commitment
President Harrison joined Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman January 6 to sign a commitment asking employees and students to bicycle to campus twice a month by 2012.
Columbus State sent a contingent of bicyclists to the event held at the Audubon Center on Whittier Peninsula, who are members of the Columbus State biking group Cougar Cranks.
“With more than 30,000 students on our two campuses and nine suburban sites, I see first hand the benefits of active transportation – it saves gas and cuts congestion,” said Dr. Harrison. “This generation seeks and expects options. Although I am new to Columbus State, I know college students. That’s why it was an easy decision to adopt 2 By 2012.”
You can help Columbus State and Consider Biking plan future educational programming, services and policies to encourage bike commuting. Here are three steps you can take right now:
Please take 5 to 10 minutes to complete a survey about your commute. (Answers are confidential except where you choose to provide your name and contact information to be contacted about participating in bike commuting events or groups.) * The survey will be available until January 21.
Commit to making at least two commutes or errands by bike each month. Record your rides on the “Cougar Cranks” web site to demonstrate to public officials the demand for streets safe for biking. (Contact Rich James to register)
Participate in bicycle advisory group that will guide programs, policies and infrastructure that help us realize the health, learning, and environmental benefits of biking.