Embrace community with May events

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This month’s events will empower you to strengthen your bonds with the community, give back, and celebrate our accomplishments as we get closer to the end of the academic year. Join The Whole U for a month of collaborative events anchored by UW Fitness Day on May 9 along with specific UW Nurse appreciation events, informative speaker series, and more. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for these engaging events and take the time to connect with your surrounding community.

UW Nurses Week Speaker Series

Regulating your nervous system with Sam Himelstein

Monday, May 8

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Virtual on Zoom

In this dynamic session on Monday, May 8, thought leader and psychologist, Dr. Himelstein will share his personal and professional experience working with incarcerated and high-risk youth. Dr. Himelstein will explore from a trauma informed approach, strategies to regulate your nervous system when the unexpected happens.

Importance of advocacy, policy and politics to the nursing profession with Darcy Jaffe 

Tuesday, May 9
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Virtual on Zoom

At this virtual event on Tuesday, May 9, you will get an inside look at how the Washington State Hospital Association advocates for nurses and how important it is to use your unique voice for empowerment. This session will be an empowering hour, shedding light on how we can further progress together through advocacy with one of UW Medicine’s very own.

Does self-compassion really work? with Kristin Neff

Friday, May 11
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual on Zoom

In this incredible session featuring Dr. Kristin Neff, international subject matter expert and leading researcher in self compassion, we will dive into not only what self-compassion is, but why and how it makes a difference, while also exploring the new realm of what Dr. Neff calls, “fierce self-compassion”.

UW Nurses Week Self-Care Fairs

Monday, May 8 & Wednesday, May 10|
3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monday: UWMC Northwest, E-Wing Auditorium
Wednesday: UWMC Montlake, Plaza Cafe Rooms

This fair is a one-stop shop to practice and engage in personal well-being. There will be a variety of stations and unique handouts to bring more calm and care into your day. Drop-in when you have some free time, before or after a shift, or on a break.

UW Fitness Day 2023

UW Fitness Day Seattle 

Tuesday, May 9
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Husky Stadium

UW Fitness Day is a one-of-a-kind, campus-wide workout celebrating the many ways we move. We will exercise as a group, led by UW athletic coaches and our amazing fitness partners. You and your teammates can look forward to movement including an exercise band workout, a lower body series, dance, cardio segments and yoga.

Meet your coaches for UW Fitness Day!

UW Fitness Day Tacoma 

Tuesday, May 9
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
UW Tacoma University Y

Fitness Day is a special event, where we can come together as a UW community and celebrate our strengths. We hope you will join us in celebrating at UW Tacoma with a fun and energizing full-body fitness class led by University Y instructors.

UW Fitness Day Bothell

Tuesday, May 9
Times vary
UW Bothell, Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)

The Whole U is thrilled to partner with the ARC at UW Bothell for UW Fitness Day. Fitness Day is a special event where we can come together as a UW community and celebrate our strengths. We hope you will join us in celebrating at UW Bothell with a wide variety of fun and energizing classes led by ARC instructors.

UW Fitness Day Harborview Medical Center

Tuesday, May 9
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Harborview Medical Center, View Park

The Whole U is thrilled to welcome you to View Park for a yoga class with NW Fitness. All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. UW Fitness Day is about much more than being active and having fun as a community.

TIAA Webinar: Paycheck for Life

Wednesday, May 10
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual on Webex

You diversify your investment portfolio before retirement to help offset risk. A similar strategy can help see you through retirement. Learn how creating a diversified income plan—one that uses a combination of income sources and includes annuity income that’s guaranteed for life1—can help reduce the risks you may face in retirement and ensure you have income that never runs out.

2023 Walk to End Bladder Cancer

Saturday, May 13
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Aubrey Davis Park, Picnic Shelter

Walk as a team to raise funds for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), the only national advocacy organization devoted to advancing bladder cancer research and supporting those impacted by the disease. By making a donation to our team, you will be helping BCAN promote bladder cancer research, education and support programs – but, most importantly, to save lives.

TIAA Webinar: Write your next chapter: 5 steps to setting your retirement date

Wednesday, May 17
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual on Webex

Deciding when the time is right to retire, including estimating retirement expenses, closing any income gap and understanding key milestones that can impact retirement finances.


2023 professional staff organization spring celebration with Ana Mari Cauce

Wednesday, May 17
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Virtual on Zoom

Join us as we celebrate the end of another extraordinary academic (and fiscal) year. Connect with other professional staff, meet the new PSO Board members, see what your PSO has been up to, and converse with UW President Ana Mari Cauce.