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Intersections Conference -
The University of Arizona Commission on the
Status of Women invites classified staff to a professional
development conference that will provide tools and resources
to improve job experiences.
The conference, "Intersections 2005: Living, Learning and Working," will feature experts from the UA campus and Tucson
community who will provide practical information and
demonstrations on resources for employees to improve their
current positions or move up the career ladder. The conference will
feature experts from the UA campus and Tucson community who
will provide practical information and demonstrations on
resources for employees to improve their current positions
or move up the career ladder. Several two hour-long workshop
sessions involve communication, conflict resolution and
The presentation of the Vision Awards will be given over a
networking luncheon, followed by an inspiring wrap-up
session by Alaina Levine, "Success Bling Bling II – The Diva
The Vision Awards were created in 1989 by the Arizona Board
of Regents to honor individuals who are managing their units
in a way that embodies the vision set out by the original
ABOR Commission. The award recognizes directors, department
heads and unit managers for their improvements in the area
of compensation and equity, campus climate, career and
professional development and advocating positive change.
Festivus at Main Campus ASUA Bookstore
- November 16
Your official UA BookStore would like to
invite all UA Faculty and Staff to an exclusive event this Wednesday only, November 16, from
5:00pm to 7:00pm. A valid Cat Card is required. Join your colleagues, and make an evening
of it. Enjoy music and refreshments while kicking-off your
Bring your Festivus Save-the Date card,
and save 20% off select insignia merchandise and 40% off one
selected item. We’ll also have raffle prizes throughout the
evening, so please remember to fill out your entry on the
back. One of this year’s featured items is an omega sterling
silver basketball pendant featuring the University “A” logo.
This piece was specially
designed by fine jeweler Georgina Lares.
The evening will also feature local
authors, musical guests from the UA School of Music, Bonus
Time gifts at our Clinique counter, and our gift wrapping
Remember, The University of Arizona
BookStores returns all profits directly into student and
faculty programs, like the Commencement ceremonies, student
government (ASUA), Faculty Fellows, and many more. So, we
ask that you support the BookStore that helps to support the
many programs of the University of Arizona campus.
Nov 18: UA Visitor Center Open House
811 N. Euclid (NW corner of Euclid Ave. and University Blvd.)
The UA Visitor Center will be home to
exhibits of UA points of pride, UApresents ticket sales,
kiosks for the UA Bookstore and UA Press, and the Office
of University Events. As always, UA Visitor Center
staff will be ready to direct guests to campus
destinations, lead them on tours of our beautiful campus
or answer questions. A seating area, campus maps,
access to the Internet and metered parking will be
UA Visitor Center staff members
are eager to welcome you and your guests and make any visit
to the UA one of discovery. For more information, please
contact Visitor Center Director Heather Lukach at
The UA Visitor Center will host an all-day Open House on
Nov. 18. Save the date and plan to join us.
Invited to See Volleyball Game for Free - November
Athletics invites UA employees to Faculty-Staff
Appreciation Night to see the No. 6 Arizona
volleyball team take on UCLA on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Saturday at McKale Center. Admission is free for UA
employees presenting valid CatCards.
Faculty-Staff Appreciation Night is sponsored by
Arizona State Savings & Credit Union.
Consider Giving Online Through UA Cares
the time of year when we spend time with family and
friends and reflect upon the things we are thankful
for. It is also a time when the needs of others in
our community become especially poignant.
UA Cares offers
employees the opportunity to support any community
non-profit agencies or University program areas of
choice. Whether you direct your dollars to providing
student scholarships, filling food boxes, protecting
the environment, helping seniors, assisting
homeless families or addressing some other
meaningful cause, every dollar makes a difference.
Payroll deduction gifts can be made online through
Employee Link at
https://emplink.arizona.edu . Payroll deduction
or one time gifts can be made by filling out the
pledge sheet provided by your department's UA Cares
coordinator. If you have questions, please speak
with your coordinator or feel free to contact our
office at 626-4671.
On behalf of the UA Cares steering committee, thank you
for considering a gift through UA Cares, and best wishes
for a safe and joyful Thanksgiving holiday.
Creating Respectful Workplaces Workshop
- Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
30: 9-11am - SU Santa
The University of Arizona is
committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of
unlawful discrimination, including harassment, and all
members of the University community are responsible for
fulfilling this commitment. The goal of this workshop is to
create respectful workplaces by increasing your knowledge
and skills in recognizing, preventing, and effectively
dealing with discrimination and harassment that affect the
workplace. Register online
http://fp.arizona.edu/affirm/info.htm, or call 621-9449
Volunteer in the New Year with
Hospice Family Care!
training class starts January 19, 2006…it’s FREE!
Hospice Family Care
volunteers are people who are trained to provide
companionship and assistance to terminally ill people
and their families. They come from all walks of life
and generously offer their time to people in need.
Patients are at home or are in skilled care facilities.
Our philosophy reflects a strong emphasis on quality of
life in the end stages of life. The next volunteer
training begins Thursday, Thursday, January 19 from
5:30p-9:30p. The class runs six consecutive Thursdays
at our office near Speedway and Wilmot. Upon
”graduation” you determine the number of hours you wish
Volunteering for Hospice
Family Care does not require a lot of time; all you need
is compassion and the willingness to share the time you
have with people who can benefit from your
companionship. Volunteering is fun. Some volunteers
take patients shopping, others play cards and games or
share their musical talents. Frequently volunteers
provide a much needed break for the caregiver at home
with the patient. We also need volunteers to help with
office work and telephone support.
Four times per year, Hospice
Family Care conducts free Hospice Volunteer training
classes. Training is one time per week for six weeks
and is held at our offices near El Dorado Hospital.
There is no cost for training materials. Some topics
covered during training include communication skills,
spiritual dynamics of death and dying, caring for the
caregiver, bereavement, hospice social service issues,
and many more.
For more information please
contact: Vicki Smith, Volunteer Coordinator
790.9299 or email:
Dec 6: 3-5pm - Staff
Advisory Council Meeting
The Staff Advisory Council holds its general meetings
the first Tuesday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m.
Look into becoming a member of the University of Arizona
Staff Advisory Council. Become an advocate for your
fellow Wildcats! SAC general meetings are always open to the public.
The University Community is invited to participate. For more information
contact President Eva Gonzalez
Staff Council Seeks
staff members who want to be more involved in University
processes and maintain a venue for their opinions to be
heard are invited to apply or make nominations for
membership to the Staff Advisory Council. New members will
be appointed to 3-year terms.
The council provides a forum for discussing issues related
to staff as a resource for many on- and off-campus inquiring
groups. In the past year, SAC has had representatives
address the council from UA Human Resources, Parking and
Transportation, the UA Web Council, Ombuds Program,
Strategic Planning and Budget Committee, UA provost and
state legislators and liaisons. The council in turn makes
recommendations on existing and proposed University policies
and procedures to ensure classified staff members are
considered and included in the processes.
In addition, the council has several subcommittees that
organize fund-raising activities, create networking
opportunities and camaraderie among staff and other UA
groups, recognize outstanding employees, manage a
scholarship endowment that benefits staff members who choose
to further their education, and advocates for legislative
activities that support the UA and classified staff.
Nominations are being accepted on the Staff
Advisory Council Web site under the Membership
Application heading. Nominees must be non-probationary
classified staff employees who are energetic, conscientious,
and concerned with staff issues. Each must be willing to
commit eight hours a month to SAC activities.
Contact Anne Lopez
for more information.
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