• Students having fun and working hard during a workout program.

Wellness Program

The mission of the Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program is to enhance the personal, professional, and academic well-being of students, faculty, and staff at Luther College by promoting a lifestyle that touches many dimensions of wellness:

  • Emotional
  • Intellectual
  • Occupational
  • Physical
  • Environmental
  • Social
  • Spiritual
  • Diversity

A collaboration of services and departments on campus provides education, motivation, and guidance to maintain a healthy living environment.

These opportunities are made possible by an estate gift by the late Nena Amundson '56, who taught physical education and coached woman's athletics for more that 40 years, primarily at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.

October Announcements

Fire Prevention Week: Fire Prevention Week runs from October 6th through October 12th. Fire extinguisher simulations will take place Wednesday October 8 and Tuesday October 14, from 10:30 to 1:30 in the lobby of Dahl Centennial Union.

Breast Cancer Awareness: October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many people wear pink to show their support for those who battle the disease. Nursing students will be tabling outside of the cafeteria/Marty's on October 23rd, at 10-11:30am and 5-6:30pm and October 24th, from 10-11:30am. They will provide pamphlets and information about self breast exams and general breast health. Visit FeelYourBoobies for more information and a chance to win a Fiat, a trip to New York City, and other prizes.

Domestic Violence Awareness: Luther athletic teams will be wearing purple tape or ribbons in support of domestic violence awareness throughout the month of October. Watch for sidewalk chalkings of statistics around campus provided by the social work department and bulletin boards in residence halls.

Blood Screenings: Employee blood screenings take place on October 2nd and 16th, from 6:30-8:30am, in Mott Room.

Flu Shots: On campus flu shot clinics in October include:

  • Oct 3: 8:15-11:45 a.m. at Health Service
  • Oct 6: 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Union outside of Marty's.
  • Oct 10: 8:15-11:45 a.m. at Health Service

Register online here. Cost for the general wellness blood draw is $35, the PSA is $40, and an A1C is $30. The fee must be paid at the blood screening, but will get reimbursed through Midwest Group Benefits. For those that are having their A1C checked, that will not be reimbursed through Luther and will have to go through Flex. Those participating need to fast for 12 hours prior to the blood draw, but may drink water during the fast. Contact Vicky, <jaegervi>, for more information. Just a reminder that all Luther employees need to have a blood screen, physical and complete the Health Risk Assessment by the end of December to avoid a rise in their health insurance premium.Prices are $25 for the shot and $30 for the mist. Payable at time of service for staff/faculty. Students may apply to student account. Watch for future dates in the Tuesday and Bulletin.