Virginia Wesleyan employees began their day with an apple and a smile Oct. 4 as part of CORE Apple Day, a wellness initiative organized by the Campus CORE Wellness Committee. While the scientific merit of the old saying about an apple a day might be up for debate, its symbolism with regards to the importance of a healthy lifestyle shouldn’t be. The health and overall well-being of Virginia Wesleyan employees is a top priority of the institution and a critical component in the success of its mission. In addition to Virginia Wesleyan’s comprehensive employee benefits program, the College offers a variety of opportunities and tools for faculty and staff to explore healthy lifestyle options and maintain or improve their general health and wellness. The CORE Wellness Committee organizes Towne Hall information sessions, “beBetter” Challenges, Lunch & Learn events, Weight and Stress Management groups, voluntary Biometric Screenings, and fun annual events like Recess, Pumpkin Carving, Bike to Work Day and more. For more information about employment at VWC or to view available positions, visit the Human Resources webpage.