SMU offers no-cost health screenings on campus

Originally published Feb. 27, 2008.

BenefitsUSMU is offering all benefit-eligible staff and faculty members access to a new program designed to measure overall health and provide individualized information for prevention and wellness, at no cost – not even from your $500 preventive healthcare allowance. Read more.

Upcoming screening dates, times and locations:

Mar. 5: Karcher Auditorium, Storey Hall, 7:45-11:30 a.m.
Mar. 6: Hall of Champions, Loyd All-Sports Center, 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Make a screening appointment.

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Retirement education, wellness programs are priorities for new HR director

jeff-strese-150.jpgJeff Strese was already a veteran counselor and consultant when he began his SMU career in 1995 as an organizational development specialist. After more than 12 years with the University, he has been appointed as SMU’s director of human resources. He began serving in his new position in December 2007.

Previously, Strese served as director of recruitment and retention and associate director of human resources. As an adjunct faculty member in the Cox School of Business, he has taught undergraduate and M.B.A. courses in change management. He has a Master of Education degree from the University of North Texas. Learn more about his priorities for the department, his thoughts on balancing work and life, and how Human Resources is pioneering SMU’s “East Campus” initiative.

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Calendar Highlights: Aug. 23, 2007

Power up – The SMU Wellpower program for 2007-08 begins Aug. 27. Most fitness classes begin Sept. 4; try any Group X class free during August and pay only $35 each for the rest of the term ($50 each for spinning classes, $70 for a Group X semester pass). Log in to the Wellpower links with your 8-digit SMU ID.

How to Be GoodWhat would you do? – The 2007 Common Reading Experience continues with a panel discussion of Nick Hornby’s How to Be Good featuring faculty and community members, at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater.

Risky business – Mark your post-Labor Day calendar for the 2007 Risk Assist Fair from 9-11:30 a.m. Sept. 4 in the lower level of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The Office of Risk Management offers presentations on everything from emergency notification procedures to safe lifting and moving techniques for the office. Refreshments will be served, and prizes will be offered. Register online.

Senate in session – The first meeting of the 2007-08 Faculty Senate will begin at 3:10 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom West.