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West Virginia University leadership has a vision for a better future for our campus and our state. We invite you to learn how Blue Zones Project can help improve well-being for all students, faculty and staff across our university. Please join us for special presentations and expert sessions on Blue Zones Project's approach to improving well-being. You're also invited to participate in small group discussions to give us your strategic input on the current state of well-being on our campus, in our community, and how we can work together to improve environments and make healthy choices easier where we live, work, and play. 

University-wide events listed under Special Events are open to all who live, work, and study at WVU. Specialized Focus Groups for students, university faculty and staff, and WVU Medicine staff are listed separately. Please RSVP for all applicable events you would like to attend!


Overview Special Events Students WVU Faculty & Staff WVU Medicine

 

Town Hall - Thursday November 8 at 12:00 pm

Join Tara Hulsey, vice president for health promotion and wellness, and Clay Marsh, vice president and executive dean for health sciences, and Tony Buettner, Senior Vice President of Blues Zones for a spirited discussion about how WVU can be a leader in well-being and health transformation. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from campus leaders, ask questions, and learn how you can get involved.

If you can't join us in person, you can watch the event live at https://hsc.wvu.edu/live-feed. No RSVP is required.

clay marsh tarahulsey-1 Tony_Buettner_photo

 

Food and Friends @ Five

Nick Buettner (vice president of product at Blue Zones LLC) will share the history of Blue Zones and how communities and campuses across the US are taking lessons learned from the world’s longest-lived populations to transform environments so healthy choices become easier. You’ll discover how changes like these may take hold at WVU to make the campus a healthier, happier place. 

Stay for Food and Friends @ Five to enjoy refreshments and healthy snacks while having the opportunity to network with other change makers and talk with the expert staff of Blue Zones Project.

Nick photo giving presentaton

Wednesday, November 14th

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Erickson Alumni Center

One Alumni Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506

 

 

STUDENTS

You're invited to participate in on-campus focus groups to learn more about Blue Zones Project, and share your expertise about student life at your university. Our goal is to assess the strengths, challenges, and opportunities students see when it comes to creating a healthy campus culture and environment. We’d like you to join us in one of these focus groups, and invite your friends to do the same. As a student, you are vital to this process; no one understands the habits and needs of your generation like you do. 

Focus Groups 

  • Thursday, Nov. 8 from 11 am - 12 pm
    • Location: Erma Byrd 201, Health Sciences Center
  • Thursday, Nov. 8 from 12 pm - 1 pm
    • Location: Mountainlair, Greenbrier Room, Downtown Campus
  • Friday, Nov. 16 from 11 am - 12 pm
    • Location: Evansdale Crossing 414, Evansdale Campus

 

 

 


Overview Special Events Students WVU Faculty & Staff WVU Medicine

 

WVU FACULTY & STAFF

You're invited to participate in on-campus focus groups to learn more about Blue Zones Project, and share your expertise about work life at WVU. Our goal is to assess the strengths, challenges, and opportunities faculty and staff see when it comes to creating a healthy worksite culture and environment. We’d like you to join us in one of these focus groups, and invite your colleagues to do the same. As valued WVU faculty and staff members, you are vital to this process.

Focus Groups 

  • Faculty: Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 9 am - 10 am  
    • Location: HSC Room 7606, Health Sciences Campus
  • Staff: Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 11 am - 12 pm  
    • Location: HSC Room 7606, Health Sciences Campus
  • Faculty: Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 1 pm - 2 pm
    • Location: Mountainlair, Greenbrier Room, Downtown Campus
  • Staff: Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 3 pm - 4pm
    • Location: Mountainlair, Greenbrier Room, Downtown Campus 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WVU MEDICINE

You're invited to participate in on-campus focus groups to learn more about Blue Zones Project, and share your expertise about work life at WVU Medicine. Our goal is to assess the strengths, challenges, and opportunities health system employees see when it comes to creating a healthy worksite culture and environment. We’d like you to join us in one of these focus groups, and invite your colleagues to do the same. As valued WVU Medical Center physician, clinical, nursing staff and employees, you are vital to this process.

Focus Groups 

  • Administrative Staff: Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 8:30 am - 9:30 am  
    • Location: HSC G274, Health Sciences Campus
  • Clinical & Nursing: Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  
    • Location: HSC G119B, Health Sciences Campus
  • Physicians: Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Location: HSC John Jones B (G285B), Health Sciences Campus
  • Employees: Thursday, Nov. 15 from 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • Location: HSC John Jones B (G285B), Health Sciences Campus
  • Physicians: Thursday, Nov. 15 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Location: HSC G252F, Health Sciences Campus
  • Clinical & Nursing: Thursday, Nov. 15 from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Location: HSC John Jones C (G285C), Health Sciences Campus

 

 


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