Starting this week, RIT is hosting wellness screenings for faculty and staff. These screenings measure your cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose and triglycerides, so you can "know your numbers." As an added benefit, participants will receive a $100 wellness payment!
Begin your preparation for the 2015 RIT benefits enrollment, which takes place October 24 to November 19, by attending the 17th annual RIT Benefits Fair on October 28 and October 29, 2014.
Continuing a new tradition established in 2012, the 18th annual Staff Recognition Awards will be presented along with the Isaac L. Jordan, Sr. Staff Pluralism Award during the ceremony.
The Task Force working on changes to RIT Policy C16.0: Smoking hosted two open forums to collect community input and respond to community questions. The presentation that was shared at those meetings (with added information about e-cigarettes) is attached below.
With RIT consistently ranking in the top 15 largest private universities in the United States, our faculty and staff have endless opportunities to interact with students from all across the United States and other countries. Adding a social and educational dynamic not found at any other university are more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students supported by NTID, the world’s first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students which has been part of RIT since 1968.
This post was submitted on behalf of Mike Marlowe, Housing Operations and Staff Council Representative for Block 2.
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RIT's Better Me Wellness Program shared an inspirational story about Charlie Velazquez who quit smoking last year. After having a health-related “wake up call,” Charlie requested assistance from the Better Me Wellness Program and the Quit for Life Program through Excellus. These programs put him on the path to a healthier lifestyle and gave him the support and resources he needed to succeed. You can read Charlie’s story from the PDF attachment below.
Technology makes us sedentary, and leads us to making bad, unhealthy choices. So I thought, “Is there any way that technology could help us make incrementally better choices?” What are the incentives you ask? Well let’s start with feeling better. Exercising increases your energy and motivation. There's no magic pill that can turn you into Rocky Balboa, but there are ways to fit in a daily exercise routine and help make you accountable by tracking your workouts.
There are a number of common questions that come up regarding RIT Staff Council. In an effort to summarize these questions in a single resource, we have come up with a set of Staff Council FAQ's. You may click on a specific question in the list below to jump to an answer, or feel free to simply read though.