Wellness Seminar Series for Faculty and Staff

Human Resources partners with Cascade Centers, our employee assistance provider, and campus departments to offer wellness seminars for faculty and staff.
Each seminar focuses on a different aspect of personal well-being or an important campus topic and is free of charge. Other important information about wellness seminars:

  • They will be broadcast live via a webinar to UO Portland and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston.
  • Following each seminar, a recording of the presentation will be posted to the HR website.

Previous wellness seminars are available for viewing on the Recorded Wellness Presentations webpage.


Healthy Eating Seminars

Meal Plan Notebook with healthy types of food surrounding it

Healthy Eating Tips from UO's Senior Sports Nutritionist

This seminar peeks inside the role of a Sports Dietitian and how Sports Nutrition aids in athletic performancefor our student-athletes here at the University of Oregon. It also provides a spin on nutrition and how UO employees can use these tips to improve diet and increase work productivity.

Tuesday, January 15th
Noon - 1:00 PM
McKenzie Hall Room 129

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Debunking Dieting Myths

Did you ever wonder why diets don’t seem to work? That even when you lose weight it seems to come back, maybe with a few extra pounds? This training explores the biology and research behind our bodies’ resistance to weight loss, our obsession as a culture with body size, and some ideas about letting go of the numbers on the scale and focusing on health as opposed to weight.


Tuesday, February 12th
Noon - 1:00 PM
McKenzie Hall Room 129

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Four Season Cooking 

Join UO's Assistant Director of Culinary Operations to discuss how, when, and why to use seasonality in meal preparation.  An overview of some of the healthy and local seasonal produce available in the Willamette Valley will be introduced along with ways to incorporate these options into your meal planning for yourself or family.

Thursday, March 14th
Noon - 1:00 PM
McKenzie Hall Room 129

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Seminars for Employees with
College Bound Students

University admission application

Financial Aid 101

Are you a parent of a college-bound student and wondering about financial aid?  If so, join HR and Financial Aid & Scholarships for this financial aid session geared toward UO employees.  We will cover your Oregon Public University tuition fee benefit, cost of attendance, college savings accounts, applying for scholarships and loans, and important deadlines. 

Tuesday, January 17th
Noon - 1:00 PM
HR Training Room

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College Admissions 101

Are you a parent of a college-bound student and wondering about the admissions process?  The UO Office of Admissions processes nearly 24,000 applications for freshman admission annually. This session is designed to offer some specific tidbits for parents who are navigating the ins and outs of the college admissions process. Come with questions about the Common Application, SAT/ACT exams, deadlines, and more!

Thursday, January 31st
Noon - 1:00 PM
HR Training Room

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How to Help Your Young Adult
Transition to College


Going to college is more than just “going back to school.” The departure is a significant milestone in any family. It ushers in a time of separation and transition, requiring an adjustment on the part of parents, the collegebound teenager, and other family members. This training identifies some of the challenges that families face during this time, along with sharing coping strategies to help for a successful transition.

Friday, February 15th
Noon - 1:00 PM
Allen Hall Room 221

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Empty Nest Syndrome: Tips to Manage your Feelings When Your Child/Children Leave Home

Empty Nest Syndrome occurs when parents experience feelings of loss or sadness when their child/children leave home. HR has partnered with UO's Counseling Center to help employees learn more about Empty Nest Syndrome and ways to cope with these feelings during this time of change.  A panel of parents who have managed to navigate this change will be on hand to answer questions.

Thursday, March 21st
Noon - 1:00 PM
Allen Hall Room 221

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