Category: Human Resources

Personal Health Assessment (PHA) Registration is Now Open

What is a PHA?

The Personal Health Assessment is a tool that highlights how our lifestyle choices directly impact overall health. Two scores are provided:

  • Your Lifestyle Rating is based on your self-reported daily habits related to nutrition, physical activity, alcohol consumption, stress and depression, and tobacco use.
  • Your Biometric Score is based on tobacco use, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar.

The Personal Health Assessment Report provides personalized feedback, tips to improve your lifestyle habits, and resources for more information.

Who is eligible to participate?

All staff and faculty are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the PHA process. Participation is also encouraged for the following individuals covered under the Lawrence University medical plan: spouses/domestic partners of employees, retirees and spouses/domestic partners of retirees. 

Note for Medical Plan Participants

Participation by employees, retirees covered under the medical plan, and spouses/domestic partners covered under the medical plan will provide the discounts to the medical plan premium.  All participants must complete both the biometric screening and the lifestyle questionnaire to receive the premium discount. The questionnaire can be completed through Wellworks portal (ThedaCare’s new platform) while signing up for your biometric screening appointment.  Discounts are provided based upon participation and are not scoring or results based.

Along with their new platform, Wellworks, ThedaCare will be switching to a finger stick blood collection as opposed to an arm draw. This process is less invasive and gives instant results.

If you or your spouse/domestic partner is pregnant or within 6 months post-partum during the time of the assessments, participation by the pregnant/post-partum individual will not be required to obtain the discounts on medical plan premiums. Human Resources must be notified if this is applicable to you or spouse/domestic partner by October 15, 2021.  

How do I sign up?

Scheduling directions can be found in the 2021 PHA Instruction Sheet or click here to sign up: www.wellworksforyoulogin.com. The PHA schedule books quickly.  To ensure you receive your preferred appointment time, do not delay in scheduling your appointment.

What is the PHA schedule?

All appointments will be held in the Warch Campus Center – Hurvis & Mead Witter rooms. Appointment time and dates are as followed:

  • Wednesday, October 6th at 6:00am – 10:30am
  • Thursday, October 7th at 6:00am – 10:30am
  • Friday, October 8th at 6:00am – 10:30am
  • Monday, October 11th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Tuesday, October 12th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Wednesday, October 13th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Thursday, October 14th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Friday, October 15th at 6:00am – 10:00am

Please contact your HR Representative if you have any questions regarding the PHA process including scheduling your assessment.   

Thank you,

Human Resources

Personal Health Assessment (PHA) Registration is Now Open

What is a PHA?

The Personal Health Assessment is a tool that highlights how our lifestyle choices directly impact overall health. Two scores are provided:

  • Your Lifestyle Rating is based on your self-reported daily habits related to nutrition, physical activity, alcohol consumption, stress and depression, and tobacco use.
  • Your Biometric Score is based on tobacco use, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar.

The Personal Health Assessment Report provides personalized feedback, tips to improve your lifestyle habits, and resources for more information.

Who is eligible to participate?

All staff and faculty are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the PHA process. Participation is also encouraged for the following individuals covered under the Lawrence University medical plan: spouses/domestic partners of employees, retirees and spouses/domestic partners of retirees. 

Note for Medical Plan Participants

Participation by employees, retirees covered under the medical plan, and spouses/domestic partners covered under the medical plan will provide the discounts to the medical plan premium.  All participants must complete both the biometric screening and the lifestyle questionnaire to receive the premium discount. The questionnaire can be completed through Wellworks portal (ThedaCare’s new platform) while signing up for your biometric screening appointment.  Discounts are provided based upon participation and are not scoring or results based.

Along with their new platform, Wellworks, ThedaCare will be switching to a finger stick blood collection as opposed to an arm draw. This process is less invasive and gives instant results.

If you or your spouse/domestic partner is pregnant or within 6 months post-partum during the time of the assessments, participation by the pregnant/post-partum individual will not be required to obtain the discounts on medical plan premiums. Human Resources must be notified if this is applicable to you or spouse/domestic partner by October 15, 2021.  

How do I sign up?

Scheduling directions can be found in the 2021 PHA Instruction Sheet or click here to sign up: www.wellworksforyoulogin.com. The PHA schedule books quickly.  To ensure you receive your preferred appointment time, do not delay in scheduling your appointment.

What is the PHA schedule?

All appointments will be held in the Warch Campus Center – Hurvis & Mead Witter rooms. Appointment time and dates are as followed:

  • Wednesday, October 6th at 6:00am – 10:30am
  • Thursday, October 7th at 6:00am – 10:30am
  • Friday, October 8th at 6:00am – 10:30am
  • Monday, October 11th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Tuesday, October 12th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Wednesday, October 13th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Thursday, October 14th at 6:00am – 10:00am
  • Friday, October 15th at 6:00am – 10:00am

Please contact your HR Representative if you have any questions regarding the PHA process including scheduling your assessment.   

Thank you,

Human Resources

Free Webinars and Monthly Live Talks Provided by ERC

Did you know our Employee Assistance Program, ERC, provides free webinars and live talks on various topics? Here is what’s coming up this month:

  • Parenting Your Teen: Effective Homework Skills – September 9th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Provides tips on how to promote effective study and homework habits. Participants will go over the role of parents, helping children with homework, tutoring options, working with teachers and encouraging learning outside of school.
  • Parenting a Child with Special Needs/Disabilities: Education – September 14th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • This talk centers on identifying strategies and resources to provide essential support to successfully educate and enrich the lives of children with special needs/disabilities.
  • Caregivers Network: Caregiver Shopping Tips & Tricks – September 15th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • What are the essential services, products and devices caregivers may need when caring for an older loved one? This month’s talk will help prepare participants for what to buy, where to buy it and what it will cost.
  • Succeed at Work: Increasing Mental Toughness – September 16th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Explores how to use challenging times as an opportunity to increase mental toughness and find a positive way to look at negative events. Participants will discuss what is means to be mentally tough and will also dive into the topic of “Grit.”
  • Strong Parents, Strong Families: Encouraging Effective Homework & Study Habits – September 22nd from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • The discussion will include: the role of parents/guardians, helping children with homework, tutoring options, working with teacher(s), and encouraging learning outside of school.
  • Your Healthy Lifestyle: Promote Family Health – September 23rd from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • This talk is designed to empower people with knowledge to promote healthy living on the home front. We will discuss the benefits of healthy living, nutrition and exercise, doctor’s involvement, and how to have informed conversations with children.

Click here to register for any of the upcoming monthly talks. To login to their website and view more resources, use the following credentials:

  • Username: ERC
  • Password: ERC

Personal Health Assessment (PHA) – Save the Date

Personal Health Assessments will be returning this fall at Lawrence.  The PHA process is part of a large initiative to assist participants in managing their health and wellness.  We are excited to share that ThedaCare will be switching to a finger stick blood collection as opposed to an arm draw. This process is less invasive and gives instant results.

Upon completion of the PHA, participants will receive a personalized report to help better understand how your lifestyle habits affect your overall health.  Participants will be able to log in to the Wellworks site (new ThedaCare platform) to complete the questionnaire, sign up for their onsite screening, and to view their results. Your results of the biometric and lifestyle scoring are confidential.  Participation in the PHA process is open to all staff and faculty employees and all spouses/domestic partners on the Lawrence University medical plan.

Assessment days are as follows:

DateTimeLocation
Wednesday,
October 6, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:30 AM Warch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Thursday,
October 7, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:30 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Friday,
October 8, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:30 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Monday,
October 11, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Tuesday,
October 12, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Wednesday,
October 13, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Thursday,
October 14, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Friday,
October 15, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter

If you or your spouse/domestic partner who is covered under the medical plan have any concerns regarding availability during the available assessment days, please contact your HR Representative to discuss participation options. 

More information regarding how to sign up for your appointment will come in the future.

Upcoming Retirement Plan Webinars

The WAICU Retirement Readiness Plan in partnership with Transamerica is pleased to offer a series of live webinars designed to help you take full advantage of everything the Retirement Readiness Plan has to offer. To register, please click on the title of the webinar and follow the on-screen prompts to register for the live webinar of your choice.

Upcoming webinars are as followed:

Life and Legacy
Date: August 18, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM CST

Explains estate planning best practices and how to put a plan in place.

Get Ready to Retire
Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM CST

A review of five key areas to consider as retirement approaches: Lifestyle, Investments, Income, Healthcare, and Legacy.

New Hires and Promotions

The following colleagues have been hired or rehired within the last weeks. If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

Laurie Carter – President (President’s Office)

Helena Dulaney – Administrative Assistant (Library)

Jacquelyn Feldy – Bjorklunden Staff Assistant (Bjorklunden)

Danielle Hensel – Custodian (Custodial)

Amanda Jaskolski – Administrative Coordinator for Athletics (Athletics)

Andy Paider – Assistant Football Coach – Defensive Assistant Coach (Athletics)

Kayla Shanley – Assistant to the Registrar’s Office (Registrar’s Office)

Josh Sheron – Assistant Football Coach – Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator (Athletics)

Free Webinars and Monthly Live Talks Provided by ERC

Did you know our Employee Assistance Program, ERC, provides free webinars and live talks on various topics? Here is what’s coming up this month:

  • Resiliency Today: Letting Go of Worry & Anxiety – August 5th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • This month’s talk is designed to help participants cope with anxiety by understanding how it affects them, how to reduce it, and signs of anxiety disorders.
  • Parenting a Child with Special Needs/Disabilities: Financial Planning – August 10th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • This month’s talk will provide participants with strategies and tips to create a successful financial plan. The information will help you to assess your current financial situation so you can make the right decisions for your family.
  • Financial Wellness: Basic Banking & Banking Tips – August 11th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Learn the different aspects of banking and their effect on managing money. Participants will review the basic concepts of accounting, how to balance multiple accounts and understand the difference between mutual funds vs CD’s.
  • Parenting Your Teen: Success in School – August 12th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Participants will learn which health habits are important to school success, how to help your teen deal with teachers and academics and how to help them get organized. Participants will also explore how to recognize when your teen is over- or under-involved, how to deal with peer pressure and how to handle discipline.
  • Caregivers Network: Livable Spaces – August 18th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • This month’s live talk offers participants a virtual home makeover tour of the latest product designs and modifications to make homes work at any age. Multigenerational living is on the rise and a Livable Home Maintenance Plan will be provided to guide smart and green home living.
  • Succeed at Work: The Science of Goal Setting – August 19th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Examines goal setting as a brain function. Participants will look at how the brain works and create an awareness of the mental process, making it easier to develop new habits in relation to goal setting.
  • Strong Parents, Strong Families: Children’s Nutrition – August 25th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Participants will learn the basics of nutritional requirements for growing children, tips for healthy eating, health risks of obesity in children, recognizing when weight is a problem and building self-esteem. 
  • Your Healthy Lifestyle: Healthy Meal Planning – August 26th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Learn how to feed your family healthy foods on a budget, how to identify healthy foods and ingredients, and how to incorporate them into your meals. This talk will help you identify ways to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables, understand portion control, and learn to read and understand food labels.

Click here to register for any of the upcoming monthly talks. To log in to their website and view more resources, use the following credentials:

  • Username: ERC
  • Password: ERC

Personal Health Assessment (PHA) – Save the Date

Personal Health Assessments will be returning this fall at Lawrence.  The PHA process is part of a large initiative to assist participants in managing their health and wellness.  We are excited to share that ThedaCare will be switching to a finger stick blood collection as opposed to an arm draw. This process is less invasive and gives instant results.

Upon completion of the PHA, participants will receive a personalized report to help better understand how your lifestyle habits affect your overall health.  Participants will be able to log in to the Wellworks site (new ThedaCare platform) to complete the questionnaire, sign up for their onsite screening, and to view their results. Your results of the biometric and lifestyle scoring are confidential.  Participation in the PHA process is open to all staff and faculty employees and all spouses/domestic partners on the Lawrence University medical plan.

Assessment days are as follows:

DateTimeLocation
Wednesday,
October 6, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:30 AM Warch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Thursday,
October 7, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:30 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Friday,
October 8, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:30 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Monday,
October 11, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Tuesday,
October 12, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Wednesday,
October 13, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Thursday,
October 14, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter
Friday,
October 15, 2021
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMWarch Campus Center
– Hurvis & Mead Witter

If you or your spouse/domestic partner who is covered under the medical plan have any concerns regarding availability during the available assessment days, please contact your HR Representative to discuss participation options. 

More information regarding how to sign up for your appointment will come in the future.

Free Webinars and Monthly Live Talks Provided by ERC

Did you know our Employee Assistance Program, ERC, provides free webinars and live talks on various topics? Here is what’s coming up this month:

  • Resiliency Today: Reclaim Your Health – July 1st from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Participants will learn how to overcome the “symptom management mode,” gain back energy and be productive.
  • Parenting Your Teen: Nutrition 101 – July 8th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Participants will learn the basics of nutritional requirements for growing children, tips for healthy eating, health risks of obesity in children, how to recognize when weight is a problem and how to build children’s self-esteem.
  • Parenting a Child with Special Needs: Be Resilient – July 13th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Parents of children with special needs are constantly presented with the need to restore and inspire their children. Join this month’s talk for a discussion centered on understanding and generating resilience in our families.
  • Financial Wellness: The Importance of Having a Will – July 14th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • This month’s talk will help participants understand the basic principles and important components of a will, in addition to alternative options.
  • Succeed at Work: Health & Well Being in the Workplace – July 15th from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Discover how to enhance your health, well-being, and productivity by relieving stress with simple relaxation techniques. Participants will also explore ergonomics, work-life balance, how to establish priorities and the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise.
  • Caregivers Network: Body, Mind, Soul – Build a Caregiver Wellness Plan – July 21st from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • Optimal wellness is based on a balance between biology, psychology and sociology. This month’s talk looks at 7 little ways caregivers can achieve self-care while caregiving.
  • Your Healthy Lifestyle: Get Smart About Brain Health – July 22nd from 12:00 – 1:00pm
    • In this talk participants will learn ways to maintain a healthy brain and boost brain power.
  • Strong Parents, Strong Families: Children & Stress – July 28th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    • Participants will explore the symptoms of stress in children and techniques that will help children on an everyday basis.

New Hires and Promotions

The following colleagues have been hired or rehired within the last weeks. If you see them on campus, please welcome them to Lawrence!

Shelby Baldwin – Assistant Cross Country/ Assistant Track and Field Coach (Athletics)

Jamie Clay – Administrative Assistant (Development)

The following colleagues have recently moved to a new position within Lawrence. Please take the time to congratulate them on their new position!

Emily Bowles – Administrative Assistant (Development)

Michelle Buchinger – Coordinator for the Career Center & Center for Community Engagement & Social Change

Erik Justen – Campus Safety Overnight Supervisor (Office of Campus Safety)

Ashton Vicente – Media and Communications Specialist (Lawrence Community Music School)