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Oct. 30, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements in the Oct. 30 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Benefits Open Enrollment
1.) Today is last day for Open Enrollment benefits meetings

Events
2.) ‘Ali’s Louisville? Making a Compassionate City II’
3.) African American Theatre Program 20th Anniversary Gala

Grand Rounds
4.) Cardiovascular Medicine

HR Items of Interest
5.) Represent yourself through your resume
6.) Vital Talk: How to have effective conflict conversations

Information Technology
7.) Voicemail and network preventive maintenance Friday night

Miscellaneous
8.) Reminder: Cap and Gown ordering for December 2013 commencement ceremony
9.) Create a happy, peaceful and more fulfilling life
10.) Justice Administration 19th annual Career and Internship Fair
11.) PLAN professional development workshops for graduate students

Talks
12.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
13.) The 2013 John Walker Moore Lecture

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Benefits Open Enrollment
1.) Today is last day for Open Enrollment benefits meetings
Today is the last day to meet with a benefits vendor and your benefits team during this year’s Open Enrollment. If you still have questions, they have answers. Representatives will be in the Human Resources office, 1980 Arthur St., 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Open Enrollment closes Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. The choices you make now will determine your benefits in 2014. Go to the Open Enrollment website for information and to make your elections.

Events
2.) ‘Ali’s Louisville? Making a Compassionate City II’
4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Nov. 6 Hotel Louisville, 120 W. Broadway
Free ticketed event
“Ali’s Louisville? Making a Compassionate City II” will again gather people from a wide range of life experiences and perspectives to grapple with operationalizing compassion in the city. This year we will focus on three areas of race, economic development and intentional community. For more information, please visit the website or call 852-6372. Click here for tickets.
Additional Information: Mikal Forbush, 852-1493; Erika Stith, 852-6372.

3.) African American Theatre Program 20th Anniversary Gala
7 p.m. Nov. 23 University Club
$35
UofL’s African American Theatre Program invites you to our 20th Anniversary Gala. The Gala will be held Saturday; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Special guests will be Jasmine Guy, Woodie King and Voza Rivers. The Gala is in celebration of 20 years of excellence and service. This year’s theme is “Sankofa: Looking Back, Then Moving Forward.” Purchase tickets here or by calling 852-8443.

Grand Rounds
4.) Cardiovascular Medicine
Noon – 1 p.m. Oct. 30 Great Halls I & II, top floor, Rudd Heart and Lung Center
Kirkwood Adams Jr., MD, associate professor of medicine and radiology, Division of Cardiology, University of North Carolina, will present “Hyponatremia: Strategies for the Identification, Assessment, and Logical Treatment of Hyponatremia in the Hospital Setting.”
Additional Information: Deanna Husted. Fall Schedule.

HR Items of Interest
5.) Represent yourself through your resume
10 a.m. Nov. 14 Room 103A, Human Resources
Free
Learn how to put together a résumé that best represents your skills and experiences to a prospective employer. This session will focus on exploring your past experiences to identify relevant skills, organizing your experience to meet the needs of a particular position (including changing fields) and designing a visually effective résumé. Bring a copy of your current résumé and, if you have one, a description of the type of position for which you are interested in applying.
Additional Information: Registration, Questions.

6.) Vital Talk: How to have effective conflict conversations
1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 Room 103A Human Resources
Free
Studies show that managers and employees spend a good portion of each day dealing with conflict in various forms. Yet, most managers and employees do not feel comfortable or confident when having these conversations. This workshop provides participants with the skills they need to have effective conflict conversations, using the proven 4 steps of Vital Talk. Participants will learn how to deal with conflict within and between individuals and groups in the workplace, and how to say “no” gracefully. Ann Herd will lead this session.
Additional Information: Register, Questions.

Information Technology
7.) Voicemail and network preventive maintenance Friday night
Nov. 1, 10 p.m. to Nov. 2, 2 a.m.
Users will experience intermittent outages as voice mail and the network undergo maintenance activities during IT’s regular preventive maintenance period. Please note that other systems (e.g. Blackboard, email, instant messaging, PeopleSoft, ULink, data services, etc.) may be taken offline without notice.
Additional Information: Learn more about IT’s preventive maintenance period here. Email the IT HelpDesk with question or call 852-7997.

Miscellaneous
8.) Reminder: Cap and Gown Ordering for December 2013 Commencement ceremony
Deadline: Oct. 31, midnight
Graduation participants should visit the Commencement website for information on the ceremony or to place a cap and gown order.
Additional Information: Email.

9.) Create a happy, peaceful and more fulfilling life
Noon – 1 p.m., starting Nov. 6, Room 075, Ulmer Career Center, College of Business
Are you wondering, “How can I create a better life when I am struggling with so many demands?” Get Healthy Now has the solution for you. We offer a process that addresses your challenges while creating a path to move you forward in your life. Before the holiday season gets in full swing, give yourself the gift of self-care. We guarantee you will leave the sessions inspired and on your way to a happier, more peaceful and more fulfilling life. Seminar lasts for five sessions.
Additional Information: Register. Paula Kommor, 852-0128.

10.) Justice Administration 19th annual Career and Internship Fair
9 a.m. – noon Oct. 30 Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center
Free
Come to the Department of Justice Administration’s 19th annual Career and Internship Fair this Wednesday. Representatives from local, state and federal agencies, as well as UofL’s professional schools, will provide information on career and/or internship opportunities in the field of criminal justice and related areas. All majors are welcome.
Additional Information: Website.

11.) PLAN professional development workshops for graduate students
The workshop “Managing Conflict through Effective Communication” will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 in Room 105, Houchens Building. The workshop “CV and Resume: What’s the Difference and Why You Need to Know” will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31 in the same location. PLAN is a framework for professional development featuring free workshops for graduate students. Graduate students interested in attending can find more information and registration on the PLAN website.

Talks
12.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
Noon Oct. 31 Room 038, Baxter II, Health Sciences Center
Free, public
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Exploiting the host. Using a RNAi high through-put screen to identify host factors exploited by Y. pestis for macrophage survival,” by Michael Connor, PhD candidate in the lab of Matthew Lawrenz, PhD.
Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208.

13.) The 2013 John Walker Moore Lecture
8 a.m. Oct. 31 auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building
Free
The Department of Medicine presents the 2013 John Walker Moore Lecture featuring Kelly C. McCants, MD, assistant professor of medicine; medical director, Cardiac Transplantation Program; and assistant director, Advanced Heart Failure Program, UofL. McCants will present “The Practical Management of Heart Failure: Whose Viewpoint Matters Most?”
Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825.

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