Administrative Services

Walk Your Way to Health

Mondays and Wednesdays
September 7-October 19, 12:10-12:50 PM
Meet at the Union B-Room (former bowling alley)

  • FREE and open to the WIU Campus Community
  • The program builds endurance through walking
  • Stretching and core work also included
  • Union B-Room is the rain site
  • To sign-up, contact Kelley Kenady, ka-kenady@wiu.edu

Health and Fitness Fair

Wednesday, September 28
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Student Recreation Center

Free and Open to the Community

  • Beu Health Education
  • Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
    • Blood Typing
  • Office of Public Safety
    • RAD
  • University Counseling Center
  • Hy-Vee Healthy You Bus and S.A.N.E.
    • Nutrition information
    • Food Samples
    • Health Screenings
  • MDH Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • WIU Dining Services
    • Healthy Eating Options
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Macomb Food Co-op
  • American Red Cross
  • Horn Field Campus
  • $1 a minute massages by Tammy Miller
  • School of Nursing
    • Nutrition Education
    • STD Prevention
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Stress Management
    • Back Health
    • Caffeine Intake
    • Alcohol Awareness
  • Exercise Science Student Association
    • Reaction Time
    • Grip Strength
    • Blood Pressures
  • Employee Wellness
  • Campus Recreation
  • Fitness Services
  • McDonough District Hospital
    • Sun Damage Screening

Delicious Nutritious - "Cooking with Apples"

cooking demonstration
  • Thursday, September 29 from 5:00-6:30 PM
  • Knoblauch Hall 230, Small Kitchen
  • Cook with Senior Dietetics Students
  • Registration opens Thursday, September 1
  • Registration closes Friday, September 23
  • Open to WIU Faculty and Staff!
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Register with Joyce Crouse, Knoblauch 234

Grin and Bear It 5K

McDonough County Health Department Logo

A 5K run/walk toward healthier smiles.
All proceeds help fund a future dental day in McDonough County where adults 18 and older will be seen by a dentist and receive free dental care.

October 15, 2016
Race Day Registration: 6:45 AM - 7:45 AM
Race Starts at 8 AM

Veterans Park
East University Drive
Macomb, IL 61455

Advance Registration: $25
Race Day Registration: $30

How to register:

Register by October 1st to guarantee your free race t-shirt!
Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall for males and females
Raise the most pledges to receive a prize!

Print copies of the pledge form to help you collect your pledges.

For more information contact Kerri Allen at MCHD
PH: 309-837-9951 x205
Email: kallen@mchdept.com

Blood Glucose Screening

Bella Hearst Diabetes Institute Logo

Wednesday, October 12
11:00 AM- 3:00 PM
University Union Concourse

  • FREE and open to the WIU Campus Community
  • Registration not required
  • Fasting not required
  • Brought to you by the Bella Hearst Diabetes Institute

Balancing Work and Life

U of I Extension Logo

Tuesday, October 18
12:10-1:00 PM
University Union Capitol Rooms

Wellness Series provided by the University of Illinois Extension Service,
Cara Allen, Family Life Educator

"Decide what your priorities are and how much time you'll spend on them. If you don't, someone else will." - Harvey Mackay

  • Every day most people must manage work and personal and family life.
  • This program provides planning and use of effective strategies for effective management of these important areas of life.
  • Registration closes Thursday, October 13
  • Free and open to the WIU Campus Community
  • Contact Kelley Kenady, KA-Kenady@wiu.edu to register

Fallen Soldiers 5K Run/Walk

Fallen Soldiers 5K logo

Saturday, October 22, 2016

In October 2015, more than 590 runners and walkers joined forces to raise over $18,000 by participating in Western Illinois University's 4th Annual Fallen Soldiers 5k Run/Walk. Event organizers hope to see over 600 in this year's event.

The event is designed as a fundraiser for the Fallen Soldier's Scholarship Fund in honor of two WIU alumni who were killed in the line of duty, Capt. Derek Dobogai and Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin. Dobogai, who graduated from Western in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in law enforcement and justice administration, was among the 14 U.S. soldiers aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Aug. 22, 2007 in northern Iraq. Baldwin, who earned a bachelor's degree in industrial technology from WIU in 1993, was killed Sept. 21, 2010 when his Blackhawk UH-60 helicopter carrying Navy SEALs crashed during combat operations in the Zabul province of Afghanistan.

Money raised from the 5K Run/Walk is directed toward the WIU Fallen Soldiers Scholarship Fund, which supports veterans and service members currently enrolled at Western. Additional donations are welcome. The pre-registration entry fee is $25 per person due by Monday, Oct. 3, to be guaranteed a shirt and finisher medal. The registration fee thereafter (Tuesday, Oct. 4 through day of race) is $35 per person. Virtual race participation is available at an additional cost of $5.95 for shipping.

While the scholarship and program will continue to honor the men for whom the scholarship was established, each year the event will also recognize the recipients of scholarships that are awarded in the preceding year.

For registration information or questions, contact Digger Oster at (309) 298-1800 or email fallensoldiers5k@wiu.edu.

Mile Marker Sponsor

  • Dave & Jackie Thompson
  • WIU Foundation

Race Route Sponsors

  • Refreshment Services Pepsi of Macomb
  • Hy-Vee of Macomb

Other Race Sponsors

  • Road ID
  • McDonald's of Macomb
  • Prairie Farms

Breathing for Relaxation

Presented by: Associate Professor, Dr. Steve Radlo, Department of Kinesiology

Tuesday, October 25
12:15-12:45 PM
University Union Capitol Room

  • 30 minute session
  • Learn the APPLE approach highlighting controllable versus uncontrollable situations
  • Perform meditation (mindfulness) and diaphragmatic breathing (relaxed, deep, rhythmic breaths)

Some Benefits:

  • Slows your breathing rate
  • Allows you to take a full, deep breath
  • Slows your heart rate
  • Induces a positive state of mind
  • Reduces pain
  • Decreases muscle tension
  • Induces a general overall feeling of relaxation and sense of well-being
  • Helps improve sleep behavior
  • Prepares your mind/body for upcoming stressful situations
  • Helps decrease high blood pressure

To Register, Contact Kelley Kenady, Ka-Kenady@wiu.edu

Blood Pressure Screenings & Fasting Blood Glucose - Nov. 1-11

All screening sessions are from 8 AM - 9:30 AM.

  • Tuesday, November 1 - Malpass Library Garden Lounge, 2nd Floor
  • Tuesday, November 1 - Horrabin Hall Room 1
  • Wednesday, November 2 - Sherman Auditorium, 3rd Floor
  • Wednesday, November 2 - Stipes Hall, Room 501
  • Thursday, November 3 - Facilities Management Large Training Room
  • Friday, November 4 - Memorial Hall Lobby
  • Tuesday, November 8 - Knoblauch Hall, Room 239
  • Tuesday, November 8 - Morgan Hall, Room 453
  • Wednesday, November 9 - University Union, Lincoln Room
  • Wednesday, November 9 - Tillman Hall, Room 301 F
  • Thursday, November 10 - Garwood Hall, Room 10
  • Friday, November 11 - Waggoner Hall, Room 170

Autogenic Training and Muscle Relaxation for Stress Reduction

Presented by: Associate Professor, Dr. Steve Radlo, Department of Kinesiology

Tuesday, November 1
12:15-12:15 PM
University Union Capitol Room

  • 30 minute session
  • Learn the APPLE approach highlighting controllable versus uncontrollable situations
  • Learn how to use autogenic training and progressive muscle relaxation to reduce stress

Some Benefits:

  • Decreases heart rate, respiratory rate, muscle tension
  • Enhances blood flow to the arms and legs
  • Induces a general overall feeling of relaxation and sense of well-being
  • Produces ideal brain waves
  • Helps to relieve migraine and tension headaches
  • Helps improve sleep behavior
  • Decreasing muscular tension
  • Identifying when we are bracing and not realizing it

Free of charge and open to the WIU Campus Community
To Register, Contact Kelley Kenady, Ka-Kenady@wiu.edu

Pilates and Yoga

University Union B-Room
12:15 to 12:45 PM
November 7, 9, 14, 16, 28, 30

  • Reduce your stress level, stretch, breathe and strengthen your core
  • Bring your own mat
  • Free and open to the WIU Campus Community
  • Sign-up by contacting Kelley Kenady, KA-Kenady@wiu.edu

Delicious Nutritious - "Cooking with Sweet Potatoes"

cooking demonstration
  • Tuesday, November 15 from 5:00-6:30 PM
  • Knoblauch Hall 230, Small Kitchen
  • Cook with Senior Dietetics Students
  • Registration opens Thursday, October 26
  • Registration closes Wednesday, November 9
  • Open to WIU Faculty and Staff!
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Register with Joyce Crouse, Knoblauch 234