Steps to receive updates on JCCC Wellness

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Now, an easier way to find the JCCC Wellness group on Facebook:

In your favorite web browser, go to:

 

The JCCC Wellness page on Facebook is ready for your status updates. Here’s the steps to join the group:

  • Log into FB.
  • Type the word wellness in the search box
  • At the bottom of the search results, click See More Results for wellness
  • Depending on how FB is configured, look for the word Groups at the top or in the left-hand list.
  • Click Groups.
  • JCCC Wellness will show up in the list.
  • Click the JCCC Wellness group, and click the Join Group button.

 

Want to see Wellness updates in your inbox? Subscribe to this blog, and see updates when we post.

  • In the left-hand column, find the box labeled Subscribe by Email.
  • Enter your email address (you may use your JCCC email address or a personal email address).
  • Click the Subscribe button.

 

Fall 2014 Professional Development Days Schedule

Fall 2014 Professional Development Days Schedule (in Excel)

 

Upcoming wellness lectures offer tips on stretching, weight machines

As part of the Nell Mitchell Wellness Lecture Series, the following classes will be offered:
Stretching Properly: 11 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. Location: CC 234.
Weight Machines: 3 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Location: GYM 103.
Stretching Properly: 5:15 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. Location: CC 232.
No advance registration is required. Simply show up to the session.

Biometric Screenings Offered 9/30 amd 10/1

If you missed the biometric screenings in August, you’ll have another opportunity for a free biometric screening for all JCCC employees on Tuesday, Sept. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) will perform biometric screenings from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, and from 7 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in RC 270.
Drawings for $50 gift cards will be made throughout both days for those individuals who complete the screenings.
Here’s how to participate:
· If you have medical plan coverage with JCCC, including “A Healthier You” coverage:
o Log on to your account at http://BlueKC.com/ and access the “A Healthier You” portal. From there you can register for the time of your choosing on either day (instructions attached). You’ll receive a confirmation email immediately after registering.
o Registration will close at noon the business day before the appointment date. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you may use the registration link until that time.
o As a member of the JCCC medical plan, this screening will be free to you when you present your medical identification card. You will also be eligible for the “My Rewards” program from Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a result of your participation.
· If you do not have medical plan coverage with JCCC:
o Bring your JCCC ID card and walk in for screening on either of the days listed, and the staff will work with you. You will need to present your JCCC ID Card for admittance.
The screening includes:
Height, weight, Body Mass Index
Waist circumference
Blood pressure, total cholesterol
HDL ratio, glucose
Fasting is recommended for best results, but is optional. If you choose to fast, you should fast for a minimum of 8 hours. Coffee (even black) may affect the results. Readings for those who fast will include:
Cholesterol
HDL
LDL
Triglycerides
Glucose
Readings for those who do not fast will include:
Cholesterol
HDL
Glucose
Please drink plenty of water. The screening is done by finger stick, with immediate results. A health educator will review your results with you.

Food Court salad bar will be half price on Fridays

Are you getting enough vegetables in your diet? Starting today, JCCC Dining Services will be cutting the prices each Friday in the Food Court salad bar by 50 percent as part of an initiative to provide even more healthy dining alternatives.
For information about the salad-bar deal, or about the national public health push to increase vegetable consumption, contact dietician Claudia Martin-Ayoade at cmarti59@jccc.edu.

Harvest Days party set for Tuesday, Sept. 30

Celebrate Harvest Days at JCCC by attending the harvest party on COM Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. Activities include bike-blending smoothies solar-roasting S/mores and more.
Also Tuesday, Sept. 30, join representatives from SSC and members of the Kanza Group of the Sierra Club for a showing of Vanishing of the Bees, a documentary examining the critical state of honeybee colonies and what their decline means for humankind. The event will take place from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m. at GEB 233.
Questions? Contact sustainability@jccc.edu.

A.L.I.C.E. training sessions are Sept. 30, Oct. 8

A.L.I.C.E. training sessions are Sept. 30, Oct. 8
Students and employees are being encouraged to take advantage of one of two upcoming in-person A.L.I.C.E. Training Sessions. Remember A.L.I.C.E. stands for Alert/Lockdown/Inform/Counter/Evacuate. No pre-registration is required. Faculty members are being asked to promote these sessions with students in their classrooms.
• Session 1: Noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, GEB 233 (Craig Community Auditorium).
• Session 2: Noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, Carlsen Center 211.
This training will provide guidance to members of the college community who may be caught in an armed intruder/active shooter situation, and describes what to expect from responding police officers. It will also provide information to aid you in deciding which course of action might be the best option depending on your situation.

Peacebuilding Conference- Nov. 1

For those of you interested in East Africa, peacebuilding, or the topic of forgiveness, please join us at a free conference and discussion on Saturday, November 1, at JCCC. Information will be available from Kansas City-area organizations doing humanitarian or development work in Uganda for those interested in joining their efforts.

The best opportunity for discussion will be at the FREE lunch sponsored by the JCCC Foundation. Please register for the lunch at this link: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20110_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=15049.

For more information about the conference, visit this web page: http://www.jccc.edu/peacebuilding/.

Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army which he led waged a twenty-year civil war in northern Uganda, which displaced over 2 million people and led to tens of thousands of children abducted and forced to become child soldiers and sex slaves. How is it possible to build peace in a society that has experienced such trauma? Please come join the discussion on November 1.

Biometric screening offered for all JCCC employees Sept. 30, Oct. 1

If you missed the biometric screenings in August, you’ll have another opportunity for a free biometric screening for all JCCC employees on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) will perform biometric screenings from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, and from 7 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in RC 270.
Drawings for $50 gift cards will be made throughout both days for those individuals who complete the screenings.
Here’s how to participate:
• If you have medical plan coverage with JCCC, including “A Healthier You” coverage:
o Log on to your account at http://BlueKC.com/ and access the “A Healthier You” portal. From there you can register for the time of your choosing on either day (instructions attached). You’ll receive a confirmation email immediately after registering.
o Registration will close at noon the business day before the appointment date. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you may use the registration link until that time.
o As a member of the JCCC medical plan, this screening will be free to you when you present your medical identification card. You will also be eligible for the “My Rewards” program from Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a result of your participation.
• If you do not have medical plan coverage with JCCC:
o Bring your JCCC ID card and walk in for screening on either of the days listed, and the staff will work with you. You will need to present your JCCC ID Card for admittance.
The screening includes:
• Height, weight, Body Mass Index
• Waist circumference
• Blood pressure, total cholesterol
• HDL ratio, glucose
Fasting is recommended for best results, but is optional. If you choose to fast, you should fast for a minimum of 8 hours. Coffee (even black) may affect the results. Readings for those who fast will include:
• Cholesterol
• HDL
• LDL
• Triglycerides
• Glucose
Readings for those who do not fast will include:
• Cholesterol
• HDL
• Glucose
Please drink plenty of water. The screening is done by finger stick, with immediate results. A health educator will review your results with you.

Curriculum and Assessment Strategies to Improve Student Success

Available 24/7 Online
September 16 – 30, 2014

Description: Strategic curriculum design and implementation along with effective assessment is not only foundational, but essential to maximize student success. How do we benchmark progress or measure success? How do we implement strategies that work? Explore several case studies around the nation, and interviews with experts on how to effectively implement curriculum and assessment strategies. Hear experts discuss best practices, uncover the biggest challenges, and reveal how to avoid the common pitfalls regarding curriculum and assessment strategies.

Features the following modules:

What is Effective Curriculum Strategy
Curriculum strategies are used to help understand information and solve problems. How do we effectively design and implement strategies to ensure student success? This module focuses on ideas for making the students more active learners by teaching them how to learn and how to use what they have learned to solve problems and be successful.

Case Study: St. Olaf College: What is Effective Assessment Strategy
St. Olaf College is a four-year, private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota. Assessment techniques highlighted in this module clearly define effective assessment strategies. The case study reviews teaching strategies to provide students with learning
opportunities, and will assist teacher’s in assisting students to self-evaluate and strengthen their independent learning skills.

Case Study: Sandhills Community College Assessment Strategies: Helpful Tips
Sandhills Community College is a community college located in Pinehurst, North Carolina. They have created an environment of success with strong curriculum design and implementation. This module provides tips and insights into assessment strategies.

To access the program: Contact Tom Grady, faculty development coordinator, tgrady@jccc.edu

JCCC partnership with St. Luke’s Health System

JCCC has a partnership with St. Luke’s Health System Lifewise Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that offers a wealth of resources for good times and bad.
Services are paid for by JCCC for employees, spouses and domestic partners, and dependent family members. Services are confidential. There are five locations locally and more than 40,000 providers in the global network to service those outside the greater Kansas City area. Click on the link below for articles, videos, services provided, how to make an appointment, and so on. The user name is JCCC and the password is EAP.
http://eap.saintlukeshealthsystem.org/

 

Chair massages offered September 11 and 12 in 171 RC

Feeling stressed from the day, week, month or year? Are your shoulder and neck muscles tight from working on the computer? What you need is a chair massage from a certified massage therapist right here on campus.
Schedule one for yourself or treat a co-worker. The location is 171 RC.
Here are the details:
• Chair massages are available to faculty and staff Thursday, Sept. 11, and Friday, Sept. 12.
• 15-minute sessions cost $15.
• E-mail cjgmassage@yahoo.com to schedule your appointment.
Can’t make it in September? Chair massages will be offered on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 9 and 10, Nov. 13 and 14 and Dec. 11 and 12. The chair massage program is sponsored by the JCCC Wellness for Life Employee Program.