ISU Resources

NEW Campus Walking Resources available online! 

2 May 2018

ISU WellBeing has added some new Campus Walking Resources to our website! Under the Resources tab, you will find Walking on Campus. This section includes Maps, Safe Walking Tips, Create Your Own route, How Do I Host a Walking Meeting, and other Walking Resources!

ISU Flu Shot Clinic a Success! Vaccine Options Still Available

22 Oct 2018

The flu shot clinic this October provided over 3,200 vaccines to employees on campus over the two-week period! Thank you for participating and making this service such a huge success!

For those who may have missed the clinic, don’t worry, there is still time and convenient options available for getting vaccinated this flu season.

Local Food Festival Brings Farmers Market to Campus!

20 Sep 2016

This Tuesday over 2,500 employees and students passed through the Local Food Festival on central campus. The farmer’s market feel offered participants a break from the cafeteria, coffee shop, and food truck climate on campus. The event truly was “An Adventure  in Eating.”

Stress Profilers available through ISU WellBeing!

1 Oct 2018

Are you feeling overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out and depleted of energy and enthusiasm? Well, you aren't alone, approximately 59% of the workforce feels the same.

Special Half Day Flu Shot Clinic!

Thu., 02 Nov 2017, 8:00am
Occupational Medicince, Ames Lab - 205 Technical and Administrative Service Facility (TASF)

Flu Vaccine Clinic

 

ISU Employee Flu Vaccine Clinic, Fall 2022 - Open through October 18!

 

Location: State Gym, South Courts (please enter State Gym through the South Doors)

Remaining Dates: Monday October 17, and Tuesday October 18 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

 

ISU WellBeing is partnering with Occupational Medicine to provide flu vaccinations to eligible ISU employees. The vaccine is provided at no cost as a service through ISU WellBeing. 

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the top three or four flu viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccines becomes available, ideally by October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins. For more information on the flu vaccine for 2022, visit the CDC website at 2022 - 2023 Influenza Season.

High risk employees are those who are pregnant, older, or have other medical conditions or disabilities: see CDC guidelines. 

 

The following groups are eligible to receive this free service:

  • Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Merit and Post Docs
  • University Child Care (employees only)
  • Retirees on health plan who are not yet 65
  • ISU Foundation employees
  • Iowa State Daily employees

The following groups are NOT eligible for this campus clinic:

  • Students (undergraduate and graduate) and visiting scholars are not eligible for this service. Please contact Thielen Student Health Center (515-294-5801) for vaccination information.
  • Spouses and dependents are not eligible for this service.

 

Here are some tips to help make your flu vaccination go as smoothly as possible:

  • No appointment or pre-registration is necessary.
  • It is a paperless process– employees will need to know their ISU ID to get the vaccine.
  • Wear a short sleeve or loose fitting shirt for ease of administration.
  • Main flu clinic entrance is the southwest corner of the building– please come to the south door of State Gym to enter.
  • Parking is available.
  • Accessible entrance also on the SW corner of the building. Look for signage.
  • Parking is available in the General Staff lot immediately south of State Gym, which runs parallel to Sheldon Ave.
    • Parking lot requires a permit. (Lot #1 on this map ISU Online Campus Map (iastate.edu)
    • There will be a limited number of free non-staff permit spaces available close to the entrance.
    • Cy-Ride also stops outside of State Gym on Union Drive.

 

For more information on the flu vaccination clinic at ISU, please see: Flu Shot 2022 - Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have additional questions, please contact the UHR Service Center at 294-4800.

ISU Employee Flu Clinic, Fall 2022

Monday, October 3rd - Friday, October 14th

Monday through Friday

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

State Gym, South Courts

 

ISU WellBeing is partnering with Occupational Medicine to provide flu vaccinations to eligible ISU employees. The vaccine is provided at no cost as a service through ISU WellBeing. 

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the top three or four flu viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccine becomes available, ideally by October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins. For more information on the flu vaccine for 2022, visit the CDC website at 2020-2021 Influenza Season.

High risk employees are those who are older or have underlying medical conditions - see CDC guidelines. 
 

The following groups are eligible to receive this free service:

  • Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Merit and Post Docs
  • University Child Care (employees only)
  • Retirees on health plan who are not yet 65
  • ISU Foundation employees Iowa State Daily employees

The following groups are NOT eligible for this campus clinic:

  • Students (undergrad and graduate) and visiting scholars. Please contact Thielen Student Health Center for vaccination information.
  • Spouses and dependents.

 

Here are some tips to help make your flu vaccination go as smoothly as possible:

  • No appointment is necessary.
  • It is a paperless process – employees will need to know their ISU ID to get flu shot.
  • Wear short sleeve or loose fitting shirt for ease of administration.
  • Main Flu Clinic entrance is SW corner of the building– please come to the south door of State Gym to enter.
  • Parking is available.
  • Accessible entrance also on the SW corner of the building-look for signage
  • Parking is available in the General Staff lot immediately south of state gym which runs parallel to Sheldon Ave.
    • Parking lot requires permit (Lot #1 on this map ISU Online Campus Map (iastate.edu)
    • There will be a limited number of free non-staff permit spaces available close to the entrance.
    • Cy-Ride also stops outside of State Gym on Union Drive.

 

For more information on the flu vaccination clinic at ISU, see the Flu Shot 2022 - Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have additional questions, please contact the UHR Service Center at 294-4800.

ISU Employee Flu Clinic, Fall 2022

ISU WellBeing is partnering with Occupational Medicine to provide flu vaccinations to eligible ISU employees. The vaccine is provided at no cost as a service through ISU WellBeing. 

This year flu vaccinations will be available Monday - Friday from September 21 to October 2

NEW LOCATION - Stephens Auditorium at the Iowa State Center. 

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am RESERVED for higher risk employees*
  • 10:00 m – 4:00 pm Open for all employees

*High risk employees are those who are older or have underlying medical conditions - see CDC guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE there have been many changes to the process and location for the Flu Clinic for 2020, so please read over the FAQ to get details before going.

To ensure the safety and well-being of all staff and employees, the four key Cyclones Care Behaviors will be strictly followed.

  1. Physical Distancing - Stephen's Auditorium was chosen to accommodate maximum physical distancing!
  2. Face Coverings are required to enter the building to get your flu shot.
  3. Hand Sanitizer will be available for use in several locations.
  4. Stay Home if ill – complete the daily Cyclones Care Symptom Tracker before you come. If you are not safe to be on campus – please wait and come a different day.

Here are some tips to help make your flu vaccination as painless as possible:

  • No appointment is necessary.
  • Be prepared to answer yes or no to Cyclone Cares Symptom Checker.
  • Temperature checks will be performed. Any employee with a temperature of 100.4 or greater will not be able get their vaccine that day.
  • Paperless process – employees MUST know their ISU ID to get flu shot.
  • Wear short sleeve or loose fitting shirt for ease of administration.
  • Closest parking is Lot F on the west side of Stephens Auditorium.

The flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. If you are pregnant, the flu shot is recommended, however, pregnant women are encouraged to check with your physician prior to vaccination. The flu season peaks in December - February, but can run from October until early May. For more information on the flu vaccine for 2020, visit the CDC website at 2020-2021 Influenza Season.

The following groups are eligible to receive this free service:

  • Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Merit and Post Docs
  • University Child Care (employees only)
  • Retirees on health plan who are not yet 65
  • ISU Foundation employees Iowa State Daily employees

The following groups are NOT eligible for this campus clinic:

  • Students (undergrad and graduate) and visiting scholars. Please contact Thielen Student Health Center for vaccination information.
  • Spouses and dependents.

For more information on the flu vaccination clinic at ISU, see the Flu Shot 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have additional questions, please contact the UHR Service Center at 294-4800.

Ready, Set, Retire!

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

 

Medicare and Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Resources

Dayle Nickerson, Joan Grabenstetter, Bruce Johnson, and Robert Bergmann, SHIIP

Slides & Handouts

Iowa State University Benefits & Voluntary Retirement Savings

ISU Benefits Team

Slides & Handouts

Social Security presented by TIAA

Kelsey Summers, Jake Zehr, TIAA

  • Presentation (1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)
  • Please use the presentation link that was emailed to you after registering to access the session!

Q&A After Social Security Presentation!


Friday, December 2, 2022

 

Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)

Kim Pinegar, IPERS

Slides & Handouts

TIAA Retirement Income Options

Kelsey Summers or Jake Zehr, TIAA

Slides & Handouts

Employee and Family Resources (EFR)

Lars Peterson (EFR)


Additional Retirement Resources

  • Preparing for Retirement
  • A Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan allows you to contribute additional funds to your retirement on a tax-deferred, or after-tax (Roth) basis. Even with Social Security, pension plans, and savings accounts it can be difficult to save enough for retirement. A voluntary savings account can be a useful asset in helping you prepare for retirement.
  • Don’t Let Surprises Spoil Your Retirement” is currently available for viewing in Learn@ISU. During this Council Seminar Series Event in May, Barb Wollan, human sciences specialist in family finance, discussed costs employees will experience in retirement related to issues their employer takes care of while they are working, what current low inflation rates may mean, and more.

 

University Well-being Leadership Alliance (UWLA)

In July 2016, Iowa State University’s 2017-2022 Strategic Plan was completed and adopted by the Iowa Board of Regents. In the plan, the University adopted several Goals designed to encompass the spirit of whole person and whole system approaches to well-being, including Goal 3: Improve the quality of life for all Iowans through services and programs dedicated to economic development and the promotion of healthy communities, people, and environments, and Goal 4: Continue to enhance and cultivate the ISU Experience where faculty, staff, students, and visitors are safe and feel welcomed, supported, included, and valued by the university and each other. These goals recognize the importance of the interdependence of our people, our communities, and our world in transforming the culture at Iowa State University.

The University Well-being Leadership Alliance (UWLA) provides a venue for cultivating this interconnectedness and affirming the strategic direction for well-being at Iowa State University through ongoing communication, innovation, and collaboration. This systemic approach will create the opportunity to tap into the energy and enthusiasm of invested individuals and entities for thoughtful dialogue, aligned direction, and coordinated action across the University.

Purpose

The purpose of the University Well-being Leadership Alliance (UWLA) is to create a teaming environment that provides an opportunity for invested stakeholders to collaborate across the University, to better align well-being priorities, and to take action in mobilizing the strategic direction for well-being at Iowa State University. By focusing on Goal 4 (and specifically Subgoal 4.2), the UWLA will enhance and promote all dimensions of well-being on the individual and institutional level. This focus will also indirectly address Goal 3, as campus is the hub that impacts our land grant mission throughout the state of Iowa. This cultural and systemic approach would include the following:

  • Built environments (anything structural with a focus on safety, functionality, sustainability, and connection to nature and to other people),
  • People (utilization of programs, policies, and practices that encourage and support employees and students), and
  • Social norms (the “why we do what we do” – shifting toward a more sustainable work life, more supportive student life, and more welcoming campus).

 

 
 

 

While the UWLA supports all subgoals under Goal #4, the UWLA’s primary focus is to advance Subgoal #4.2 to enhance the safety, health, well-being, and security of faculty, staff, students and visitors. The deliverables would include but are not limited to:

  • Improving the climate at Iowa State University with physical changes that cultivate a safe and supportive environment thereby recognizing the interconnectedness of individuals and the environment.
  • Strengthening our ISU culture to foster compassion, collaboration, and connection by promoting an inclusive community, positive social interaction, and mutual respect.
  • Enriching the quality of life for ISU students and employees by emphasizing individual and institutional well-being and addressing determinants of health, including:
    • improved equity,  
    • mental, physical and economical health,
    • social justice and respect for diversity,
    • safety and security,
    • sustainability, and
    • access to food.
  • Enhancing the ISU Experience by creating conditions to continually encourage well-being, engage strengths, and inspire personal development throughout the university.

 

Click to view the full UWLA Charter
Click here to view the UWLA Strategic Priorities

For more information email ISU WellBeing at worklife@iastate.edu

 

 

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