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To health and happiness

The Employee Wellness Committee has curated and collected campus opportunities focused on fun, friends and fitness.

By Diane Yee

February 19, 2019

The Employee Wellness Committee regularly offers on-campus events, activities and programs focused on helping you have happier, healthier work experiences.

Four MSU Denver employees playing volleyball

Read on to see what’s happening on campus, and to share or suggest new wellness opportunities please email Diane Yee.

Office Stretching Workshop

Wednesday, 12:30-1 p.m., Plaza 211

Join Beth Sandlin, assistant director of Educational Services for the Health Center at Auraria, in this 30-minute workshop to learn practical stretches you can incorporate into your workday.

Walking Group

Join colleagues for 20-minute walks around campus. All walking levels are welcome. Meet by the post-office box in the front (west side) of the Tivoli on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. or Fridays at 2 p.m. Contact Lisken Hays

Friday Fundays

Escape the office with Friday Funday events at noon on the West Court in the PE Building. No experience/skill necessary.

            2/22 - Badminton*

            3/22 - Basketball/shooting games

            4/12 - Field games (hoop hop showdown, egg on a spoon, ladder golf, cornhole, Spikeball, Kan Jam, Kubb)

            4/19 - Basketball/shooting games

            4/26 - Volleyball

            5/3 - Badminton*

            * badminton takes place on the East Court and is also offered Thursdays from noon-1 p.m. with Professor David Klein.

Faculty and staff can also access locker rooms and showers. Stop by the Campus Recreation front desk to get your card encoded. For questions/comments, contact Diane Yee.

Healthy Potluck

Attend the first-ever Healthy Potluck. Bring a healthy dish and share a tasty meal with new/old friends from across the campus.

March 5

Noon-1 p.m.

JSSB 400

Contact Tiffany Bathrick

Mindful Breaks Workshop

Join Beth Sandlin to learn how to reduce stress and increase well-being and balance.           

West Classroom 262

March 13, 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Facebook Group

Connect with fellow MSU Denver faculty and staff by creating and/or sharing events on this page to support or mingle with fellow Roadrunners.

Mind Body Fitness

Pilates, yoga and Zumba classes improve health and fitness from the inside out and are offered at no charge to the Auraria Campus community. 


Flow Yoga 3:30-4:30 p.m. 


Power Yoga 11-11:50 p.m.

Pilates 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Energize Yoga 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Zumba 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Campus Recreation

Faculty and staff can join Campus Recreation for just $50 per semester, and partners can join for just $60 per semester. Membership includes access to the fitness center and loft, group fitness, open recreation, intramural sports, outdoor pursuits, gear rentals and more. For more information, email

Personal Training

Campus Recreation offers personal training with certified trainers for just $13-24 per one-hour session, and Exercise Science students offer seven training sessions for just $75. For more information, contact Louie Morphew.

Nutrition Counseling

The Health Center at Auraria offers free nutrition consultations with registered dietitian nutritionists who can provide recommendations and answer questions whether you are trying to manage a chronic condition, find a healthy weight or optimize athletic performance.

Healthy Cookbook

We are gathering favorite healthy recipes from MSU Denver Faculty and Staff. To participate or for questions/comments, contact Kyle Garrity.

Lunch Buddies

Lunch Buddies allows employees to grow their MSU Denver community. Each month, participants are paired with someone from a different department for a lunchtime chat. For questions/comments, contact Armando Jaquez.

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