San Jose State University

University Personnel presents health and
well-being tips for the campus community.
Get informed about events and activities happening now or coming soon!
  • SJSU'S Virtual Employee Services Fair - TODAY AND TOMORROW
    Wednesday and Thursday, October 20 - 21 from 10:00am - 1:00pm - Register Now
Employee Profile Photography Contest
Article and Photo by: Chancellor's Office

All CSU employees are invited to participate in the second annual systemwide photography contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover of the 2021 Employee Profile, and others may be selected for the inside pages.

This year’s theme is Coming Together. Look for opportunities to capture your fellow employees repopulating and safely coming together on campus. We look forward to seeing your best shots!
We want to hear your good news!

University Personnel would like to highlight employee good news in our Well-being Wednesday newsletters. Please share your stories with us, send us photos of an activity you participated in, share "words of wisdom" from your kids, etc. During these trying times, it's important to find the good. Your stories can help us all do that.

Not sure what to share? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
  • How are you balancing your time between work and home life?
  • How have you been staying active?
  • A big project that you procrastinated doing for months & finally finished.
  • Something your kids have been involved in.
  • A new volunteer opportunity; a new hobby.
  • You welcomed a new baby, got engaged, got married, or other life events.
  • An act of kindness that someone did for you or you did for someone else.
  • Did you attend one of the events highlighted in the What's UP? section of the newsletter? Tell us about it and show us a photo!
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Photo by: Talisha Teague

Seven-year-old Baker!

My nephew Maverick has taken over the “baker” role in our family. Ever since he was 3, he wanted to assist me in the kitchen baking cookies and/or cakes for celebrations.

During the shutdown, we turned the baking into our bi-weekly science experiments and now he does all of the steps including measuring and cracking the eggs. I am now the sous chef to a 7 year old who now tells me what to do and puts me in charge taking the baked goods in and out of the oven.

Look out Mrs. Fields!

Talisha Teague
CHHS Student Success Center
Photo by: Pixabay  
Buttermilk Banana Bread
Article by: Lovely Food Blog

If you’re like me, I’m sure you love the smell and taste of banana bread! It’s one of my favorite desserts when I go out to restaurants, and now with this recipe you’ll be able to bake delicious banana bread in the comfort of your own home. The older the banana, the more flavor your bread will end up with. So don’t be afraid to use those very brown bananas that you’re ready to toss!

1/2 Cup unsalted butter (melted)
1 Cup sugar
2 Eggs
3 Overripe bananas
4 Tablespoons buttermilk
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Cups all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/8 Teaspoon baking soda
1/4 Teaspoon ground allspice
1 Cup of chopped walnuts (optional)


1. Set the oven to 350 degrees to preheat
2. In a loaf pan add a light lining of butter and flour (be sure to remove any excess flour from the pan and set aside)
3. In a mixer add cream and butter and start to slowly add eggs, bananas, buttermilk and vanilla
4. Beat at a slow speed until everything is well mixed
5. Now that the batter is well mixed, you can add flour, baking powder, soda and salt (mix until fully blended together)
6. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 55 minutes (be sure to test with a tooth pick to ensure it is fully cooked)
7. When it’s cooked, set aside to cool, then enjoy your banana bread!
RECHARGE: Take time out to allow your body and mind to find balance.

Picture by: Hamilton
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SJSU Legacy Run - A Celebration of our Community Heritage
Article and Photo by: Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Join your colleagues on Saturday, October 30 at 9:00am for a walk, run, and roll. The event starts and ends at the Tommie Smith and John Carlos Olympic Statues on the SJSU campus and will go around the perimeter of the university, passing through the Cesar Chavez Arch of Dignity, Equality, and Justice.

This event seeks to:
  • Spotlight Hispanic History Month by highlighting Latinos Run San José, a running group in East San José, that seeks to empower Latinx families to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
  • Honor Legacy Week, highlighting John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Social Justice Legacy and remembering our “Speed City” history.
  • Give a warm welcome to SJSU's first Black Director of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country, Coach Charles Ryan.
This run is for all fitness levels of walkers, runners, and rollers. It is wheelchair accessible; however, no bikes, roller skates, or scooter are allowed on campus.

Volunteers are needed! Please complete this form to volunteer.

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COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to everyone age 12 and older. G etting vaccinated helps you protect not only yourself but your loved ones, as well as the campus and greater community as a whole.

Contact your healthcare provider or visit the California Department of Health’s My Turn website to register for your vaccine appointment.  Looking for more information about the vaccine?
COVID-19 Vaccine

To safeguard the health and safety of all, SJSU has implemented mandatory COVID-19 testing. All  employees, auxiliary employees, volunteers and others in unpaid appointments who access campus and other university facilities are required to test.

Testing is in progress and will continue on campus--or at off-campus worksites, if applicable--at no cost on a weekly basis. Notifications and instructions on how to schedule testing will be sent weekly to those individuals who are required to participate in the testing program.

Individuals who wish to opt-out of testing may do so by providing proof that they are fully vaccinated on the Self-Service Attestation page in SJSU @ Work.
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LifeMatters by Empathia Services

Are you experiencing anxiety with everything that's happening across the country and around the world? Are you thinking about the holiday season and wondering how you'll get it all done?

You’re not alone. There are many employees feeling this way. SJSU has partnered with LifeMatters by Empathia for your counseling and employee assistance needs.

Contact Empathia for more information: 1-800-367-7474
Homebuying Information
  • Landed: Home buying assistance through shared equity down payment program
Campus Sustainability
Flu Clinics Sponsored by Kaiser and Walmart
  • FREE - Kaiser Permanente - Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
  • Walmart Flu Clinic - Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
    • Location: Wellness Center Conference Room 122
    • Walk-ins are welcome or you can schedule an appointment.
Additional Resources 
  • Check SJSU Health Advisories for the latest COVID-19 and SJSU Adapt information
  • Find more health and well-being resources in MyWell-being on the UP website
  • SJSU Staff Council encourages staff campus engagement, promotes a positive staff culture and actively participates in University affairs

  • Employee Affinity Groups provide opportunities to make identity-specific connections and build community with other employees
Online Training Opportunities

Kaiser Permanente: Coronavirus/COVID-19
Coping with Stress and Uncertainty during COVID-19 in  CSULearn

Work-Life Balance  via LinkedIn Learning

Courses from United Healthcare
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Last Updated Aug 31, 2022