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Nov. 4, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements in the Nov. 4 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Benefits Open Enrollment
1.) Benefits Tips: Express Scripts Pharmacy plan requires an annual Select Home Delivery option for maintenance medications.
2.) Act now to participate in Get Healthy Now in 2014 and earn $480 in support of your good health

Information Technology
3.) Latest version of Project and Visio available through iTech Xpress

Miscellaneous
4.) OfficeMax orientation/training
5.) Blackboard courses from summer, fall 2012 to be archived, deleted

Professional Development
6.) Gamification Workshop

Talks
7.) Cybercrime: An Emerging Phenomenon
8.) Biochemistry seminar

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Benefits Open Enrollment
1.) Benefits Tips: Express Scripts Pharmacy plan requires an annual Select Home Delivery option for maintenance medications — prescription drugs taken regularly to treat ongoing conditions. If you are using retail for your maintenance medications today and already made an opt out decision previously, be prepared to make a decision to stay at retail or move to the mail order pharmacy again by contacting Express Scripts or the KYRx Coalition. Learn more and what’s new for 2014 Preferred Drug List Exclusions and Alternative Drugs.

2.) Act now to participate in Get Healthy Now in 2014 and earn $480 in support of your good health
Oct. 23 - Nov. 21 (HRA dates), online
Employees, retirees, and their spouses/qualified adults (QAs)
To enroll in Get Healthy Now and earn the $40 monthly premium incentive in 2014, you must complete a new Health Risk Assessment between Oct. 23 and Nov. 21. Need help? Visit the GHN Wellness Center for support. All 2014 benefit elections must be made by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Additional Information: Get Healthy Now website, email or 852-7755. Take your HRA. Informational Flyer (PDF).

Information Technology
3.) Latest version of Project and Visio available through iTech Xpress
iTech Xpress now carries Project Pro 2013 and Visio Pro 2013 Work at Home versions for personal machines of qualifying faculty and staff. If your department participates in the Microsoft Campus Agreement, you are entitled to one copy of each at a cost of $11.50 for media. These products may be picked up from the iTech Xpress store or ordered from iTech Xpress website.
Additional Information: More information on Microsoft Office products.

Miscellaneous
4.) OfficeMax orientation/training
Nov. 6, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Room 139, Shumaker Research Building, Belknap Campus
Nov. 6, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Auditorium, Library Commons Building, Health Sciences Center
Representatives from OfficeMax and the Department of Purchasing will host orientation/training sessions. All of those responsible for ordering office supplies are encouraged to attend.
Additional Information: Terry Cutler, 852-7211

5.) Blackboard courses from summer, fall 2012 to be archived, deleted
Blackboard courses from summer and fall 2012 will be archived and then deleted after Nov. 4. This is a semi-annual process by the Delphi Center that frees up server space for new courses. If you have a specific need to keep a summer or fall 2012 course available beyond Nov. 4, please submit a request by that date. Additional information on this process is in the Blackboard News module on the login page.
Additional Information: Mark Kasselhut, 852-0724

Professional Development
6.) Gamification Workshop
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 12, The Nucleus, 300 E. Market St.
Interested in learning techniques game developers use to motivate, engage and reward? In learning mechanics of clinically tested behavior change interventions? If so, this workshop is for you. Space is limited; pre-registration required.
Additional Information: Email mtapolsky@nucleusky.com to reserve your spot.

Talks
7.) Cybercrime: An Emerging Phenomenon
Noon Nov. 7 University Club
General admission: $14/person. Student admission: $7/student
The growing use of computer technology has opened up new venues for criminal behaviors with a wide range of activities. Cybercrime encompasses anything from creating and distributing computer viruses and stealing money from online bank accounts, to copyright infringement and theft identity. George Higgins, professor, Department of Justice Administration, will discuss theoretical and practical applications for reducing computer oriented criminal actions.
Additional Information: Reservations are required at least 3 days prior to the event. Please contact Janna Tajibaeva, 852-2247.

8.) Biochemistry seminar
Noon Nov. 4 Homberger Library, Room 614, Building A, Health Sciences Center
Nicholas Noinaj, PhD, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “The Role of BamA in the Biogenesis of Beta-barrel Membrane Proteins in Gram-negative Bacteria.”
Additional Information: Janice Ellwanger, 852-6221

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