Vitality

October 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.


National Fire Safety Week - October 7-13

National Fire Safety Week - October 7-13

October is the time of year to brush up on your fire safety practices. Take the time now to locate your closest fire alarm pull station. Check out this issue of Vitality to learn more. (page 1)


How to Submit HealthSmart Flex Benefits Claims

How to Submit HealthSmart Flex Benefits Claims

Get the Most Out of Your Benefits! As of October 31, employees will no longer be able to EMAIL flexible spending claims to HealthSmart due to HIPAA standards. HealthSmart has revised their practices to better protect participant privacy and comply with HIPAA and industry standards. For more information look inside this issue. (page 3)


Nutrition Corner: Boost Your Brain Power!

Nutrition Corner: Boost Your Brain Power!

Brain function depends on many aspects of our physiology and nutrition provided by what we eat. Wondering what foods feed your brain the best? Courtney Hager, RD LDN shares tips on nutrition to Boost Your Brain Power in this issue. (page 6)


Tech Tip: Password and Log-in Advice

Tech Tip: Password and Log-in Advice

Passwords on your various accounts are the first line of defense against intrusion and subsequent risk. What is the best way to select or create a secure password that you can remember and others are challenged to figure out? Look inside for more details! (page 9)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs and Events

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs and Events

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 year. Check out the full selection of inclusivity offerings in Totara, and look inside this issue for some highlighted programs and events. (pages 8-9)


Professional Development

  • Building Interfaith Capacity (page 8)
  • Faith & Practice: How to be a Perfect Stranger Series (page 8)
  • Book Discussion: A Hidden Wholeness (page 9)
  • R.A.I.S.E. (page 9)
  • Costumes & Cultural Appropriation (page 9)
  • Did you really just say that? (page 9)
  • Inclusive Pedagogies 2.0 (page 9)

Work Life Balance

  • TIAA/Fidelity 1:1 Consultations (page 2)
  • TIAA Educational Webinars (page 2)
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits: Aetna & HealthSmart FSA (page 3)
  • TIAA IRA Payroll Deduction (page 3)
  • Aetna 1:1 Consultations (page 3)
  • Spiritual Direction (page 5)


Wellness Programs & Events

  • Walk the Labyrinth (page 5)
  • Wellness Online (page 7)
  • Free Biometric Screenings (page 7)
  • Free Blood Pressure Screenings (page 7)
  • Flu Vaccine Clinic Days (page 7)
  • Tobacco-Free Living (page 7)

Special Programs & Announcements

  • Dickinson College FitBit User Group (page 4)
  • United Way Day of Caring (page 5)
  • Dickinson Community Blood Drive (page 5)
  • Harvesting Dickinson (page 6)
  • 23 1/2 Hours - What is this? (page 7)
  • Wellness Fitness Incentive Winner (page 10)
  • Registration/Attendance Reminders (page 10)