CALS launches workplace wellness initiatives

CALS has recently launched a wellness initiative in cooperation with a university-wide program emphasizing the importance of individual health and well-being. The initiative is taking a holistic approach to wellness, including well-being in the following seven dimensions: physical, environment, emotional, social and cultural, financial, spiritual, career and academic. This effort will be a coordinated approach to health promotion designed to meet the needs and interests of all employees with a goal of sustaining and improving employee health outcomes.

Employees are encouraged to take advantage of the following offerings:

CALS Wellness Kickoff Lunch-N-Learn. To introduce the Wellness initiative and to obtain your feedback, the team is hosting a lunch-n-learn, “CALS Wellness Kickoff”, on October 13th at 12:00 in Ag Hall, Room 125. Bring your lunch and join Molly Heisterkamp, Employee Wellness Coordinator, and the CALS Wellness team to find out what this initiative can mean for you, and provide your input for future programming efforts.

Well Wisconsin, a program of financial incentives for all adults enrolled in the State of Wisconsin health insurance plan, is underway.  This program is designed to make you more aware of your current and future health risks and save you money in the process.  Participants will earn a $150 reward from their insurance provider for participating in the Well Wisconsin program. Complete a wellness assessment onsite or with your physician. Dates throughout October and early November are being offered right here on campus including November 4th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Microbial Sciences building room 6201. Appointments are required, so sign up online today via their website:

EMPOWER program, online program offered through ETF guiding women of all cultures toward a strong financial future at