Anne Carragher Wellness Challenge

Welcome and Week 1: Goal Setting

Welcome to the Wellness Challenge!

Thanks for joining us this year. This newsletter will briefly introduce you to everything you need to know to be successful in this year's challenge.

You'll be receiving a newsletter every Friday detailing the events for the upcoming week. This newsletter will have information of the challenge as well as Week 1 events for Goal Setting.

If you ever have questions or need anything, don't hesitate to let us know. All of this information can always be found on our website!

New in 2015!

Whether you've participated in the challenge for years or this is your first time we've made some upgrades to make it easier than ever. Here

  • Team captain info sessions - Last session is on Tuesday, January 13, 12:00pm-1:00pm in Bannan 301
  • Chat with wellness challenge staff at
  • Personal & savable scorecards
  • Live scorecard scoring

Points and Scorecards

The challenge is about having fun... but really it's about bragging rights.

At the end, there will be individual and team awards as well as prizes for everyone who participates in the challenge.


  • Winning Student
  • Winning Staff / Faculty
  • Winning Student Team
  • Winning Staff / Faculty Team
  • Winning Combo Team

Ready to start earning points? You will receive an email with your scorecard link every Monday for that week. That scorecard will be due on the following Sunday at 11:59pm. If you turn in your scorecard on time, you earn an extra 10 points (40 points if your whole team turns it in on time)! Scorecard links will be live a couple days after they are due, so it is still possible to turn them in late.

Scorecards are personal (the link we send you is YOUR link only) and savable (record as you go), and when you finish you will receive instant feedback on how you did that week. Also, your scorecard is mobile-friendly, so you can input information on the go! Check out a sample scorecard here:

Events and Challenges

Each week, different campus offices will host events focused on an area of wellness. If you attend any of the events listed on the weekly schedule, you will earn points - just mark you attended on your scorecard! You can earn even more points (and it will be more fun) if you attend these events with members of your Wellness Challenge Team. Look below for a calendar of events in January and be on alert for future calendars.

Challenges happen weekly and even daily. They can range from taking the stairs instead of the elevator each day to giving back to your community each week. Challenges will change from week to week focusing on the dimension of wellness for that week. Challenges allow YOU to get creative about staying healthy holistically and help you determine what works for you.

In addition to sending out the events and challenges for the upcoming week, we have a calendar before each month starts to help you plan which events you will attend. This will also help your team coordinate attending events together!

Each week of the Anne Carragher Wellness Challenge will focus on a different dimension:

Week 1 (1/12): Goal Setting

Week 2 (1/19): Physical Wellness

Week 3 (1/26): Emotional Wellness

Week 4 (2/2): Spiritual Wellness

Week 5 (2/9): Intellectual Wellness

Week 6 (2/16): Social Wellness

We encourage you to focus your weekly goals in alignment with the themes.

Feed Your Brain

Each week we offer an opportunity to learn something new or think about a wellness topic in a different way. We'll include a link to an article or a video - and by simply reading or watching it you'll earn points - and heck, you might just learn something too. Here's BJ Fogg from TEDxFremont.
Forget big change, start with a tiny habit: BJ Fogg at TEDxFremont

Week 1: Goal Setting Events

It’s On Us Photo Shoot

M-F| 9am-5pm | STCN 380 | 5 points

It’s On Us to stop sexual assault at Seattle University and in our other communities. Stop by the HAWC office in Student Center 380 to sign the pledge to end sexual assault and have your photo taken to let your face represent your commitment to this pledge.


All Week | Online | 20 points

Randomly selected participants will receive an invitation via SU email. Complete the 30 minute survey and you’ll be entered to win 1 of 8 $50 gift cards!

Art Faculty Exhibition

M-F | 9am-4:30pm | Kinsey Gallery | 5 points
An exhibition of recent faculty work showcasing the artistic diversity found within the Visual Arts programs. Free of charge and open to the public. Presented by ARTS at SeattleU.

Wellness Challenge Event Kick Off & Goal Setting

Monday, January 12 | 12-1pm | STCN 380 | 7 points
Don’t know how to set your personal improvement goal for the Wellness Challenge, or simply want to know the staff you’ll be working with throughout the challenge? Stop by Student Center 380 to get help writing your SMART Goal! Feel free to bring a bag lunch and any questions you may have about the wellness challenge.

Albers Executive Speaker Series- Ron Armstrong

Wednesday, January 14 | 5:30-6:30pm | Pigott Auditorium | 7 points
Sponsored by the dean's office, the Albers Executive Speaker Series is offered twice a quarter in the fall, winter, and spring. Executives from around the Puget Sound region are invited to speak on a topic of their choice and then respond to questions from a selected panel and the audience. These events are an excellent opportunity for students across the Seattle University campus to learn from the leaders in our region.

Racial Justice Lecture and Panel: “Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem”

Wednesday, January 14 | 6:30-8:30pm | Casey 500 | 10 points
This Racial Justice Lecture by Stephen Newby is part of the Seattle Fortune's Bones Project Community Events. Newby is associate professor of music, director of composition and director of the Center for Worship at Seattle Pacific University. He will explore particular theological implications and their workings as found in Ysaye Barnwell's "Fortune's Bones." Newby will discuss how the music and text instantiates notions of how we deal with freedom, the afterlife, the pursuit of cultural heritage and race relations. The panel will relate this lecture to historical and contemporary times.
Tickets are free and can be reserved at Brown Paper Tickets

Resume & Application Tips for OA/ RA Candidates

Thursday, January 15 | 12:30-1:15pm | Pigott 105 | 5 points
Attend this workshop to get tips on building and refining your resume and application materials. Be a strong applicant for a leadership position!

How to get the most out of your studying with Dr. Chew

Thursday, January 15 | 4-5:30pm | STCN 160 | 10 points
ome and address misconceptions about learning that undermine your achievement and explore effective learning strategies that will contribute to your academic success. Register for this FREE workshop!. Light refreshments will be served!

Men’s Basketball vs Texas-Pan American

Thursday, January 15 | 7-9pm | Key Arena | 20 points
The Seattle U men's basketball team plays its first home conference game of the season against the Texas-Pan American Broncs at KeyArena.

Walks with Athletics

Friday, January 16 | 12:05-12:55pm | SU Park | 5 points

Join our Athletics staff for a weekly walk around SU Park during lunch time! This is a great opportunity to get to know our staff, ask us any questions you have, while staying active!

Wellness and Health Promotion

  • Contact Jazz about registration and general questions
  • Contact Kira about events and challenges
  • Contact Ryan about scorecards and points