University of Arizona is teaming up
with Habitat for Humanity Tucson on
Saturday, Oct. 8, for the sixth
annual Day of Caring project.
The Office of Community Relations
and Human Resources Department are
asking faculty, staff and students
to volunteer to make a difference in
our community. This event in the
past has been a true testament to
the University family's abounding
generosity and commitment to the
community. This year, at least
500 volunteers are needed to make
the day a success. To register
online, visit the
UA Day of Caring Web site.
Holly Altman in the Office of
Community Relations at 626-4671, or
Glory Novak in Human Resources at
621-5148 for more information.
University Day at the Ball Park Let’s All Go to the Ballpark!
classified staff, their families and friends of NAU,
ASU and UA are celebrating University Day at the
Ball Park. See the Arizona Diamondbacks take
on the San Diego Padres on Sunday September 25th!
We have 100 tickets available – first come, first served. These are
GREAT seats! No telephone or email reservations will be accepted. No tickets will be held
without payment. Deadline for
tickets: September 14, 2005. Checks will be held and
deposited on Sept 20. Reserved bus
service will be available from the UA campus to Bank One
Ballpark. Busses will leave campus from the Marvin “Swede”
Johnson Building 3.5 hours before game time (10:10AM).
Game tickets are $22.00 (both adult and child); Game ticket
plus round trip transportation = $35.00 per person (both
adult and child). To reserve your tickets – you must
send (or deliver) a check, made payable to the “UA Staff
Advisory Council,” along with
completed reservation form to: Ana Rodriguez, Treasurer, UA Staff
Advisory Council, Gould Simpson Bldg, Room 917.
Unsold tickets must be returned by September 15th
for reimbursement - checks must reach us by September 14th–
We will hold all checks until Monday, September 20th
so that you can take advantage of the 9/16/05 payday!
All ticket sales are final!
If you have a question about
the game or prices, please email Kathi Hart at
email@example.com or Anne Lopez at
Hospice Training Begins September 15 -
respect and revere life? Have you felt
a tug in your heart to help people who
are dying? Have you experienced that
sense of honor and privilege when
spending time with a dying person?
have no experience at all -- but a lot
of interest, questions and a big heart!
Hospice Family Care
volunteers come from many backgrounds
and share a sensitivity to the needs of
patients and families. They are trained
to provide assistance and companionship
such as shopping and running errands or
playing games and cards. Patients are
usually at home, in a skilled-care
facility or in an inpatient unit (Swan
and River). Any person sixteen years of
age or older who has completed a
comprehensive, free training program is
welcome to volunteer.
The next training series
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Classes meet for six Thursdays to cover
communication skills, spiritual dynamics
of death and dying, caring for the
caregiver, bereavement, hospice social
service issues and more.
If you embrace a
philosophy of supportive care, and would
like to volunteer, please contact Vicki
Smith, Volunteer Coordinator, 790-9299
for a volunteer application and
Benefits Open Enrollment System
and CCIT are pleased to announce that a new
Employee Link Benefits Open Enrollment
system will be introduced during the
annual open enrollment period from August 29
to September 16, 2005. Over the past several
months, a development team has partnered to
create an easy-to-use, customized system
that will make your 2005 benefits enrollment
easier than ever!
this exciting feature within Employee Link,
you no longer need an extra log-in and PIN
to complete your annual benefits
elections…just use your existing University
of Arizona NetID and password to access your
current benefits and make any desired
changes to your insurance plans,
beneficiaries and dependents. If you do not
have a NetID or need to reset your password,
you may do so through the University's NetID
currently allows you to access your personal
and employment information at The University
of Arizona. You can update your home
address, check your vacation and sick
balances, view your paycheck stubs and
deductions, print copies of your W-2, revise
your state and federal tax withholding
information, and verify your UA employment
history back to 1991. Check out the
convenient features at
We're always looking for ways to enhance
Employee Link and welcome your suggestions and
10th Annual Family Caregiver Day of Education
InnSuites Hotel, 475 N. Granada (at
St. Mary's & I-10)
Please join the Arizona Center on
Aging and the Caregiver Consortium on Sept 23 for the 10th
Annual Family Caregiver Day of Education,
"Exploring the Maze of Caregiving." Registration/-breakfast 7:30 -
8:30am, Conference 8:30am - 4:00pm Topics: Tips from First Responders,
Hospitalization Tips, Communication, Spirituality in
Decision Making and Resources along
the continuum of care. Registration: Family Caregivers
-$20, Community Professionals -$45 Registration includes continental
breakfast, lunch, speaker handouts, and a 200+ page
caregiver community resource guide.
There will also be over 40 exhibit tables providing
information for caregivers. CEU’s will be provided for Nurses
and Social Workers.
Please visit the “Upcoming Events” at
www.azgec.arizona.edu for a copy of the brochure.
Call Anne Morrison at 626-5803 for more information.
Better Than Ever Fitness Training
Beginners are especially encouraged to join this life-changing program that focuses on getting healthy and having fun - not on speed or competition. Many UA faculty and staff members have participated in the past, and we hope to have even more from across
the UA campus involved during this milestone 5th year. BTE will help you walk the talk of cancer prevention and have a great time doing it!
For more information, check out www.arizonacancercenter.org
or attend an upcoming informational meeting at the
UA Student Union Picacho Room. Meetings are free and open to the public, and will be held from 12 noon to 12:45pm on:
Tuesday, August 30 or
Wednesday, September 7.
Bring your lunch and your co-workers to learn more about this fun and life changing program! Feel free to contact Jennifer Castles with questions at 626-7177 or
The Southern Arizona AIDS
Foundation's AIDSwalk 2005 is coming!
All UA employees are invited
to join the walk Sunday October 16th. Many U of A
groups walk and there is a U of A award given to the U
of A group that raises the most money! This event is a
great way to show support to an organization that offers
many services to the community and several vendors sponsor the
walk so there is free food, water, music, and post-walk
massages. For more information contact Rebecca Kunsberg at
or check out the website at
September 24, 2005
Organizing for the
Working Woman - Stressed from unorganized room, office,
papers? Carolyn Sanger
can help you create order with compassion and great
Barriers to the Self -
Tina D’Amico, MS, LPC. will discuss some issues that
confront women and the emotional barriers that can be overcome
to resolve them.
Identity Theft and
What You Can Do to Protect Yourself! - Tracy Elzy,
will give you an overview of credit identify threat
and steps you should take to protect yourself.
$59 - Lunch included
at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway, Tucson
Call Diane Walters 469-8341
Registration due by September 15
Centers for Women and Children Needs Volunteers
ucson Centers for Women and Children (TCWC) provides
comprehensive services to women and children who are victims of
domestic violence, including crisis intervention support, emergency
shelter, outreach services, transitional housing and childcare
The services of TCWC rely heavily on long- term volunteer support.
TCWC is currently looking for volunteers to help the agency serve
the community. The need for committed volunteers is the
greatest in the areas of:
* Assisting with childcare activities
during adult support groups
* Spending time with children at the Angel Children's Center
* Helping in TCWC's administration office
* Helping to answer crisis-line phones
TCWC would greatly appreciate it if you could
post the flyer on your student
bulletin boards or mention the agency's need for volunteers on your
website or in your next newsletter. Giving only a few hours each
week can make the greatest impact in the lives of the victims of
Meghan May - Outreach Case Manager
Tucson Centers for Women and Children
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 three-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.
Want to be profiled in an
upcoming issue of Staff Tracks? The SAC
Communications Committee is looking for items to add to the Staff
Tracks Newsletter. To submit a profile
profile form and fax it in.