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Work-life Workshops and Related Events 

The FSAP Work-Life program invites you to attend our workshops on various Work-Life topics.  For additional information or to register for a session please contact our office at 303-492-3020 or email   






Fall 2014 Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Work Life Workshops  2014 Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Work Life Workshops  

Topic:  Easy Eating
Dates:  9/17(Cancelled), 9/24, 11/5, 11/12
Location:  Alferd Packer Grill @ the UMC, meet at the Salad Bar
Time:  2:30pm – 4pm
Required:  RSVP; Must wear close-toed shoes, pants, hat to participate. 

Expert UMC food service staff are teaming up with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) to offer fall presentations to faculty and staff on preparing convenient, nutritious meals. UMC staff will teach simple ways to combine ingredients for tasty soups, salsas, rotisserie chicken meals, and ancient grain meals. Each session is offered on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP required for registration. This program is funded by Elevations Credit Union. 

September 17, 2014 - Learn how to combine seasonal vegetables and herbs to create a delicious soup or stew.

September 24, 2014 - UMC staff will teach you how to roast your own chilies and combine various fruits or vegetables to create a tasty salsa.

November 5, 2014 - Use your rotisserie chicken in 3 ways or for 3 days. We’ll pick apart the chicken and add with various ingredients for easy meal ideas.

November 12, 2014 - UMC staff will introduce you to ancient grains, how to prepare them, and how to turn them into a meal. 

Presenter:  Responsible for a $3.9 million dollar catering operations and retail budget, Robin Margolin is the Director of UMC Food Services, University of Colorado at Boulder. Robin has been at CU for 19 years working in all departments at UMC Food Service including as Executive Chef, Catering Manager and Retail Manager. Ms. Margolin holds BSBA in Hotel Restaurant Management and an MA in Organizational Management. Robin will be accompanied by the current UMC Executive Chef, Dean Couchy and Jena Lougee, Assistant Director for Catering Operations.

Please or call 303-492-3020 to register. 


Topic: Managing Student Debt
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Location: UMC 425
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Are you working now and paying down higher education debt? Join Erick Aguirre, Coordinator of Client Services, Office of Financial Aid, for a presentation on loan types, repayment options, and prioritizing and budgeting for loan payments. The presentation will also include information on managing potential credit complications resulting from credit card and other associated debts accrued while earning your degree(s).  This presentation is intended for faculty and staff and may not address unique concerns of current students or parents of current students.

Presenter: Erick Aguirre, Coordinator of Client Services, Office of Financial Aid  

Please call 303-492-3020 to register.  


Topic: How To Sleep Well TONIGHT!
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Location: UMC 425
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

While we will start with basic information about the damaging effects of poor sleep and the benefits of good sleep, you likely already know that information.
So right away you will learn the SOLUTION. In this one-hour program, you will learn simple steps for when your head is on the pillow, how to have your mind, emotions and body become calm and actually ease into sleep or back to sleep and sleep more deeply. This simple method is different from all other sleep methods. Your mind will find this intriguing and easy.
Participants will receive a Summary Card of the steps in this presentation, plus the principles behind the steps (so you don’t need to takes notes if you don’t want to).
You will also receive the FREE 144-page Sleep Easily SleepGuide ebook that contains over 115 topics to help you sleep well, including many secrets you never knew about sleep and about what helps with sleep. This SleepGuide also contains website addresses for almost 50 products to help you sleep well. Most people say this is the most comprehensive and useful book about sleep they’ve ever read.
Sleeping better is one change that has a positive effect on almost every area of your life. You deserve to sleep well and enjoy life more. Join us for this fascinating program and you will leave with the ability to sleep better your first night.
Presenter: Richard Shane, Ph.D. is the Behavioral Sleep Specialist for the Exempla-Lutheran Medical Center Sleep Center, Denver, and for New West Physicians with 85 physicians serving over 170,000 patients. Dr. Shane has worked with more than 2,000 people with sleep difficulties referred by 130 physicians and healthcare providers. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine. He developed the Sleep Easily method as a result of resolving his own serious insomnia. In the process, he discovered secrets about how the mind and body fall asleep and back to sleep. The Sleep Easily method has been proven highly effective in an independent study and is receiving national recognition. 
Please call 303-492-3020 to register.