June 24, 2024

CommonHealth’s Sleep Better Challenge

Plan for your best night’s sleep! Join CommonHealth for a fun challenge starting March 5, by making one helpful, healthy habit to improve sleep. 

You will need to know the following information to sign up for the challenge: Agency coordinator is Denise Frye. Regional Coordinator is Marylouise Gerdes.

To sign up, go to CommonHealth’s Sleep Better Challenge 2018.


Nutritionist to talk about Mindful Eating

Are you a mindful or mindless eater?  Come learn some tips and tricks from Lindsay Pugliese, MS, RD, LDN from Giant Food on January 23 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am in Lee Hall 412 as she presents Mindful Eating.
Lindsay will be back on February 21 from 10:00am – 11:00am in Lee Hall 412 to speak on Meal Prep 101.  She will have ideas on how to design your meals for the week, batch cook and more.
As always, Lindsay will have coupons, recipes, and samples to share.
These events are open to staff AND students.
Don’t forget to show your Eagle One ID card when you shop at Eagle Village Giant Food to save 5%.

Nutrition for Fitness Lovers

Come hear from Lindsay Pugliese, MS, RD, LDN the in house nutritionist at Giant grocery store speak on “Nutrition for Fitness Lovers” on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. in Lee Hall, Room 412.   Lindsay will give  a presentation and have coupons, food samples and more for her audience.

This event is open to all staff and students.

Don’t forget to use your EagleOne ID card at the Eagle Village Giant grocery store for a 5% discount.

Any questions please contact Jennifer Cooper (x1046 or jcooper4@umw.edu).

Free Parking at Virginia State Parks for the Month of October

As a gift to you for Moving It, Virginia, CommonHealth has partnered with Virginia State Parks to bring you FREE Parking at all Virginia State Parks for the month of October! Must show a valid Virginia State Employment ID.

Fall Employee Luncheon, Oct. 13

All UMW staff are invited to the University Center on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for the Fall Employee Luncheon.  Come hear what is new on campus, win fabulous prizes purchased from the Bookstore and prizes donated by The Department of Theatre and Dance,  UMW Philharmonic Orchestra, The President’s Office,  James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library and Kalnen Inn.  Representatives from CVC, Commonhealth, NY Life and Washington National will be available in the lobby at 1 p.m. for questions.

If you have questions or need accommodations please contact Jennifer Cooper (jcooper4@umw.edu) or Terri Arthur (tlockhar@umw.edu).

What’s New in Human Resources?

Please visit UMW’s Human Resources’ What’s New page for information on Weight Watchers meetings, new state employee discounts, upcoming professional development opportunities, information on Administrative Support Professionals day and MORE!


March Human Resources News

Visit UMW Human Resources’ What’s New page to see this month’s service award recipients, upcoming professional development opportunities and seminars, state discounts and information on individual counseling sessions with Fidelity.

Employee Recognition Programs

Don’t forget about our most popular recognition programs when you want to reward an employee or a co-worker for doing an outstanding job!

Green and Yellow WOW cards:

#1 Fan Program (you do not have to be a supervisor to recognize outstanding service provided to you by a fellow employee with this program):

What’s New in HR?

Visit the Human Resources page What’s New  to find out about state employee discounts, benefits news, trainings and MORE!

Health & Wellness Programs Through MyActiveHealth

Did you know that we offer health and wellness programs through MyActiveHealth for COVA Care, COVA HDHP and COVA HealthAware Participants at NO EXTRA COST through your health plan and you may qualify for extra incentives?

• Healthy Insights – helps you manage chronic conditions
• Health Beginnings – gives expectant moms one-on-one coaching through a telephonic nurse coach
• Healthy Lifestyles – gives you extra support on staying on the right track. Including exercise, stress management and quitting tobacco

MyActiveHealth wellness portal puts your health at your fingertips 24/7 for you and your covered dependents; bringing you easy access to a host of valuable information on the web or mobile site. Be sure to check out http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/healthcoverage/activehealth for each program.