Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness Calendar
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National Star Wars Day
May the Fourth be with you each year on National Star Wars Day. Or is it, “May the force be with you?” It all depends on whether you like using puns or not.
Thousands of Star Wars enthusiasts celebrate this day each year with parties and celebrations around the nation.
Star Wars fans didn’t first introduce the often quoted phrase on May 4th. It was 1979, and Britain elected the first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. On May 4th, the day she took office, the Conservative Party placed an advertisement in The London Evening News, which read, “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.”
Star Wars creator, George Lucas, was asked during a 2005 interview on a German news TV channel to say the famous sentence “May the Force Be with You.” Upon doing so, the interpreter interpreted the sentence into German as Am4 Mai sind wir bei Ihnen (On May 4 we are with you). TV Total captured this and aired it on May 18, 2005.
(Information from nationaldaycalendar.com)
Windows to Wellness
The OPWD Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness (DIW) Committee is dedicated to bringing wellness opportunities to our staff.
Our emotional wellness manifests in our ability to meet the world with optimism, trust and a sturdy sense of self-esteem.
With more than 50,000 employees combined, the UF and UF Health community is practically a city unto itself! Find support, networking and like-minded people by perusing the resources found here.
Our spiritual life is an often-overlooked aspect of wellness, but our guiding beliefs, principles and values provide us with deeper meaning and purpose.
Interdependence with our surroundings and the natural world make the environment an important aspect of our overall well-being.
Adopting smart fiscal management practices and preparing for short- and long-term expenses can help ensure we are “fiscally fit.”
Our day-to-day work provides personal fulfillment that maximizes our talents. Find resources here to support you in your goals.
Proper nutrition, exercise and disease prevention all add up to a healthier you!
As lifetime learners, our intellect is fed by an openness to new ideas, our capacity to think and to question, and our willingness to master new skills.
Diversity & Inclusion Wellness
Diversity in the workplace is having a good representation of people with a variety of thoughts, skills, world views, and experiences; inclusion is making sure these people are appreciated for what they bring to the table and both foster enhanced employee well-being.
The descriptions, information and resources for pillars 1-8 are from gatorcare.org.