The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness, located in Suite 187 McCormick of the Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall, serves as the campus resource for wellness and preventive health by leading health promotion action at Illinois State University. A vibrant and engaged workforce furthers a wellness-centered culture on campus. Registration is required to participate in the programs listed below. For more information, contact us by phone at 438-WELL (9355), email, or access the website at

Breastfeeding 101 – Nursing Mother’s Class
Friday, February 19 from 1-2 p.m.
Learn more about Illinois breastfeeding laws, Illinois State University policy, and explore how to successfully return to campus as a breastfeeding mom. This is a free class open to faculty, staff, spouses/partners, and students. Facilitated by Trish Wierenga, certified lactation consultant.

This class will be held via Zoom. Register at Trish will send a Zoom link to those who have registered closer to the day of the class.

Family Bowling
Saturdays: March 6, April 10, and May 1
Five 60-minute time slots at noon, 1:15, 2:30, 3:45, and 5 p.m.

Bowling at the Illinois State Bowling and Billiards Center is held during the fall and spring semesters. This family activity is free of charge and families may register for 1 lane and 1 timeframe. The timeframe for bowling is offered in 60-minute increments between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. on the scheduled date. Families will need to follow COVID safety guidelines in order to participate in this activity.

Sign up at the Health Promotion and Wellness Redbird Life Events site: (You must log into Redbird Life to view this event). If registration is full, please call (309) 438-WELL (9355) to be placed on the waitlist.

Nutrition Analysis

Health Promotion and Wellness offers free individual diet analysis and nutrition guidance. Faculty, staff, and students can meet one-on-one with the Health Promotion and Wellness nutrition graduate assistant at no cost.

A 3-day food diary and health questionnaire must be completed in order to request your nutrition consultation. Once the food diary is submitted, our staff will analyze your information and then reach out to schedule a meeting. Go to for more information on submitting your food diary and questionnaire. This process takes one to two weeks. Please contact with questions related to your nutrition consult.

Wellness Coaching
Wellness coaching offers guidance with meeting personal wellness goals and lifestyle changes. Based on positive psychology, wellness coaching uses a holistic approach to examine how personal wellness interacts with an individual’s values, goals, and inspirations.

Open to ISU staff, faculty, and students interested in making positive changes to their personal wellness. Individual sessions are held for 30-60 minutes each and meet via Zoom. Contact Health Promotion and Wellness ( if you are considering wellness coaching as a way to optimize your health and wellbeing.

LIVE WELL with Eight at State Incentive Program
LIVE WELL with Eight at State is a free incentive-based program designed to support healthy living in Illinois State University students, staff, and faculty. The Eight at State initiative emphasizes a holistic approach to well-being through the intentional focus on eight dimensions of wellness: Emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational.

Engaging with the LIVE WELL program is simple—Join the program online at, take the wellness assessments, and begin to track your day-to-day activities that align with one or more of the eight dimensions of wellness. Over the course of the program, LIVE WELL will host monthly challenges for participants and weekly messages designed to motivate and inform participants about ways to further develop personal wellness. Activities entered accrue points and participants become eligible for incentives. Individuals are empowered to engage with LIVE WELL at the level appropriate for them.

A note to LIVE WELL newcomers: You can win a LIVE WELL T-shirt or stone coaster simply by logging your first 10 activities in LIVE WELL! Your activities can be under any wellness dimension. Email us at to claim your prize!

This month, LIVE WELL invites you to delve into Vocational Wellness. Vocational Wellness is the ability to gain personal fulfillment from our work, maintain balance in our lives, and positively impact the communities that we work and live in. We can achieve optimal vocational wellness when our core values align with our work, interests, hobbies, volunteer activities, and community service.

LIVE WELL February Challenge: Log at least five activities under Vocational Wellness to win a Vocational Wellness pin and a journal!