Vitality

September 2018 Edition

In the spirit of being sustainable, economically efficient, and allowing instant access to the latest Vitality Employee Newsletter, we provide all issues in electronic format.


2018 Charter Day Celebration - Friday, September 7

2018 Charter Day Celebration - Friday, September 7

Join the Dickinson College community as we celebrate Charter Day on Friday afternoon, September 7 on the academic quad of the John Dickinson Campus beginning at 4:45 p.m. (page 1)


Health Advocate

Health Advocate

Get the Most Out of Your Benefits! Health Advocate is a free benefit for full-time employees of the college to assist in numerous ways with medical claims, scheduling appointments, referrals and more. For more information look inside this issue. (page 2)


Down on the Farm: Dickinson SEED and CSA opportunity

Down on the Farm: Dickinson SEED and CSA opportunity

The SEED (Sustainable Earth Education) program offers customizable lessons based on a topic of your choice and variety of topics, from animals to biofuels to natural art. Groups of all ages are welcome! The CSA offer the opportunity to purchase certified organic produce to the Dickinson community. (page 4)


Discounted/Free Technology and Services for Dickinsonians

Discounted/Free Technology and Services for Dickinsonians

Current employees and students can benefit from Dickinson's association with technology organizations listed within this issue to realize discounts for software, hardware, and peripheral technology for home/personal use. Look inside for more details! (page 9)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshops - Fall 2018

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshops - Fall 2018

Dickinson College is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment for all employees. To enhance your knowledge and support this commitment, we offer a large variety of workshops during the months of September and October. Check out the full offerings in Totara, and look inside this issue for some highlighted programs and events. (page 11)


Professional Development

  • College Prep for Parents (page 10)
  • Book Discussion: A Hidden Wholeness (page 10)
  • Making the Right Call (page 11)
  • R.A.I.S.E. (page 11)
  • Inclusive Pedagogies: Implicit Bias...(page 11)
  • Costumes & Cultural Appropriation (page 11)
  • Did you really just say that (page 11)
  • Inclusive Pedagogies 2.0 (page 11)

Work Life Balance

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits: Health Advocate (page 2)
  • TIAA Educational Webinars (page 2)
  • Retirement Beneficiary Reminder (page 3)
  • Aetna 1:1 Consultations (page 4)
  • TIAA 1:1 Consultations (page 4)


Wellness Programs & Events

  • Fitness Reimbursement Policy Update (page 6)
  • Wellness@Dickinson Incentive Program (page 7)
  • Free Biometric Screenings (page 7)
  • Free Blood Pressure Screenings (page 7)
  • Free Fall Fitness programs (page 7)
  • Weight Watchers (page 7)
  • Medicare 101 (page 8)
  • Listening (page 8)
  • Boost Your Brain Power (page 8)

Special Programs & Announcements

  • 2018  Summer Picnic Pictures (page 1)
  • Run for Steph - Sept. 23 (page 5)
  • United Way-Senators Game Aug. 30 (page 4)
  • American Heart Association HeartWalk Sept. 16 (page 5)
  • Crohn's & Colitis Walk Sept. 30 (page 5)
  • Dickinson Community Blood Drive (page 5)
  • United Way Day of Caring & Update (page 6)
  • Wellness Fitness Incentive Winner (page 12)
  • Registration/Attendance Reminders (page 12)