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UTSA employee wellness program earns healthy workplace recognition

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John DeLaHunt, UTSA risk and life safety manager, (left) and UTSA President Ricardo Romo (right) receive healthy workplace certificate from Mayor Julian Castro

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(June 21, 2012) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio recently was awarded the 2012 Gold Level Healthy Workplace Recognition from the San Antonio Business Group on Health (SABGH) in collaboration with the Mayor's Fitness Council.

The Healthy Workplace Recognition program recognized 31 San Antonio businesses for their dedication in promoting a healthy workplace. SABGH awarded bronze, silver and gold levels based on program strength in culture, physical activity, health promotion and education, nutrition, smoking and tobacco cessation, value-based benefits and benefit design. Receiving the gold level shows UTSA's continuing commitment to become a healthier workplace.

Rowdy New U, the UTSA employee wellness program, leads the way in creating a positive change in employees' health. The program offers faculty and staff members a chance to improve their overall health and wellness through fitness, nutrition, awareness, motivation, lifestyle behaviors and social interaction.

The program encourages employees to participate in 5K runs, walking events, marathons and other San Antonio area wellness events. For the last three years, UTSA received either first or second place for participation in the San Antonio Rock 'n Roll Marathon Corporate Extra-Large Category. UTSA also received first place in the UT System's Physical Activity Challenge in 2010 and 2011.

The Rowdy New U program is open to UTSA employees at no cost. For more information, email wellness@utsa.edu.

 

 

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Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
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"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

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Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
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Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
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