Distinguished Honors Awards Now Open

Nominate a deserving staff member through the university’s Distinguished Honor Awards, which open Feb. 5, 2024.

Resources to Support Employee Transitions

Set yourself up for success by utilizing the resources in place through Human Resources to best support yourself, whether as a new employee, if you’re transitioning into a new role or planning to retire soon. 

Free Tree Seedlings

The Human Resource Well-Being Team is partnering with Sustainability and WashU Arboretum to hand out oak, pecan, and wahoo seedlings. You can request up to 3 seedlings. Pick up at Schnuck Pavilion on March 30 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

Support for International Disasters

WashU employees who been impacted by the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have resources available to them and eligible family members.

Let’s Celebrate Heart Health Month

In honor of National Heart Month, WashU’s employee Well-being Team is highlighting important steps and resources to help you take care of your heart. Eating healthier, exercising more and getting regular check-ups are key steps toward a healthy heart. In addition, reducing stress and considering our emotional connection to ourselves play a vital role in […]

University gets top score on Campus Pride Index

WashU earned five out of five stars on the Campus Pride Index, a tool run by the national nonprofit group Campus Pride that measures LGBTQ programs, policies and practices at 400 U.S. colleges and universities

Wellness Champion Fund Projects

WashU Wellness Champions are eligible to apply for start-up funds for projects that promote innovative, personalized solutions to their unique work group. HR’s Well-being team offers financial support to Wellness Champions who are in good standing and interested in start-up funds to address the wellness needs of their workgroup. Read about the Champion Fund Projects […]

How to Make Holidays Kid-Friendly

Help kids rise to the occasion, and don’t aim too high. Caroline Miller, Child Mind Institute Let’s acknowledge that the holidays can be stressful for many people for varying reasons, and this includes parents and children. Why are the holidays so fraught? Because expectations are heightened, and holidays can feel like a test of how […]

United Way Volunteer Spotlight: Kelly Bogda

You might recognize Kelly Bogda if you’ve spent any time in the Bear Necessities Shop on WashU’s South 40 Campus; she joined the WashU community as manager there in July 2021. Bogda has spent the last two decades volunteering with youth and specifically with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri (GSEM) for the past 15 […]

Support for Traumatic Events

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Resources for faculty and staff who have been affected by the Oct. 24 shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis.

United Way Volunteer Spotlight: Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition operates on the belief that every child deserves a place to call home. This could be through adoption, or by creating a stable and safe environment for youth in foster care. They provide programs to serve families, youth in foster care, and advocacy efforts so that every child has […]

‘Summertime’ Challenge Team Winners

Summertime was our four-week summer wellness challenge that aimed to empower WashU employees to incorporate movement into their daily lives while connecting with family and friends. Benefits-eligible employees were invited to participate as an individual or as part of a team to track their steps and participate in weekly social activities. Participants also had the […]

Flood Support & Resources

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Find resources and support for the flooding that has impacted St. Louis.

Seize the Summertime

Enjoy the outdoors while you stay active with the 2022 Summertime activity challenge!

Wellness Champion Spotlight | Jean Fuchs in A&S Biology

  Jean FuchsContract & Grants CoordinatorArts & Sciences | Biology Jean Fuchs has been an active and supportive Champion ever since she joined the Wellness Champion network in January of 2020. I’ve been particularly impressed by her efforts as Team Captain throughout the various challenges, as she promotes an inclusive and encouraging environment for her […]

Resources for Infant Formula Shortage

UnitedHealthcare maternity nurses and advocates are available to WashU health plan members who are concerned about the current nationwide infant formula shortage.

Wellness Champion Spotlight | Spring into Motion Team Captains

I’d like to recognize all of the Wellness Champions who rallied their teammates to join the new spring wellness challenge, Spring into Motion. Wellness Champions are provided with a toolkit for team captains that equips them with knowledge about the challenge and helps them think about how to encourage their coworkers to participate. They use […]

Wellness Champion Spotlight | Jennifer Byers in Department of Radiology

Jennifer Byers Research Patient Coordinator II Department of Radiology Since Jen Byers first joined the Wellness Champion network in December of 2019, her passion for her work and her role as a Champion in support of her colleagues has stood out to me. An active Champion, Jen participates in Wellness Connection programming, organizes events for […]

Wellness Champion Spotlight | Raema Howell, OFMD

Raema Howell, MSHI, BSN, RN Planner II, Activation & Logistics Operations and Facilities Management Dept. (OFMD) Raema began working at WashU one year ago, and joined the Wellness Champion network in fall of 2021. As a new employee, Raema wanted an opportunity within the organization to connect with the surrounding community and raise awareness about […]

Wellness Champion Spotlight | Jennifer Holzhauer, Psychiatry

Jennifer Holzhauer, MSW, LCSWChild & Adolescent Psychiatry Jennifer has taken an active approach to her role since joining the Champion network in January 2021. She immediately recruited several co-champions to help impact various divisions within the Department of Psychiatry: Angela Williams, Rebecca Light-Pearlman, and Katherine Aravamudan. Working together as a cohesive unit, they used the […]