Healthy Humanities Initiative

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About

The Healthy Humanities Initiative was offiicially launched in Summer 2016 by Kim Hwe, Manager of Academic Services and Evin Guy, Event Coordinator for the Institute of Humanities Research. The initiative focuses on creating a healthy and productive work environment by engaging employees in morale boosting and wellness activities such as quarterly lunch & learns, sustainability events, yoga and other fitness activities, etc.

Our goals and objectives are as follows:

  • Create a shift toward a positive and healthy work environment
  • Create a more collaborative culture and community among the division, promoting diversity and inclusion
  • Promote health and wellness through fitness activities (for all ages)
  • Promote a sense of responsibility to our community (and beyond) through volunteering and Green Team events

In Spring Quarter 2016, Dean Tyler Stovall graciously approved the proposal for annual funding (for the next two years) so the program could provide these activities and events for the division.

If you have any ideas you'd like to contribute or if you'd like volunteer to help set up events, please email us!


Who We Are

 The Healthy Humanities Committee is open group that all Humanities employees can join.  Currently, it's members are:

Kim Hwe, Academic Services

Evin Guy, IHR

Blanca Rodriguez, Dean's Office

Katherine Hamby, Writing Program

Kayla Aayers, History

Hollie Clausnitzer, Philosophy

Angela Thalls, Humanities Computing

If you're interested in joining, please let any of the members know.


News

Academic Year 2016-17

  • Please see our Healthy Humanities Events Calendar for events planned for AY 2016-17!

Summer 2016

  • July: Summer wellness classes (Yoga with Anthony Breakspear and Zumba! with Adrienne) were offered to Humanities affiliates through the Healthy Humanities Fitness Program
  • July: Healthy Humanities Initiative was officially launched

Spring 2016


Winter 2016

  • Februrary: The first annual Winter Luau was thrown for Humanities staff and student staff

Fall 2015

  • October: Humanities division employees celebrated Halloween with costumes and a potluck
  • December: Employees celebrated the Winter holiday with a potluck and bingo!


Calendar

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