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Sept. 20, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Sept. 19. They are in the Sept. 20 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) The Anne & William Axton Reading Series presents Greg Wrenn
2.) The Pinwheel Project
3.) Midnight Mayhem promises to be a noisy, dirty off-road contest

Health and Wellness
4.) Free flu shots for students, faculty and staff today at HSC
5.) Free flu shots for students and full-time faculty and staff on Belknap next week

HR Items of Interest
6.) JCPS Application Process—explained
7.) Communication Strategies

Information Technology
8.) Momentary network and wireless outages possible Friday night

Miscellaneous
9.) Endowment Spending Policy and Guidelines

Professional Development
10.) PLAN professional development workshops for graduate students

Talks
11.) Talk on North Korean nuclear problem
12.) Public History Today: Current Challenges, Future Directions

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) The Anne & William Axton Reading Series presents Greg Wrenn
7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library
Free to all
The English Department is pleased to present poet Greg Wrenn as the first visiting author of the fall 2013 Axton Reading Series. Wrenn will read from his first book of poetry, “Centaur,” which Terrance Hayes selected for the 2013 Brittingham Prize. Wrenn is also the recipient of the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Margaret Bridgman Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference.
Additional Information: Axton Reading Series

2.) The Pinwheel Project
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Sept. 24 and Sept. 24 West Lawn
Free
As part of the Week without Violence at UofL, faculty and staff are invited to place a pinwheel on the west lawn in honor of a survivor of domestic or sexual violence.
Additional Information: Direct question to PEACC, 852-2663. PEACC website.

3.) Midnight Mayhem promises to be a noisy and dirty off-road contest Sept. 28. UofL’s SAE student chapter will host mini-Baja racing teams for a nighttime endurance race. Read more.

Health and Wellness
4.) Free flu shots for students, faculty and staff today at HSC
Students, faculty, and staff can get free flu shots through Campus Health Services ($5 for retirees) today, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., in Room 120, Conference Room C, UofL Health Care Outpatient Center. A full schedule and a consent form are at Campus Health. Download, print and complete the consent form. Then, bring it and your valid UofL ID to get your shot.

5.) Free flu shots for students and full-time faculty and staff on Belknap next week
Students, faculty and staff can get free flu shots through Campus Health Services ($5 for retirees) next week on Belknap Campus. A full schedule and a consent form are at Campus Health. Download, print and complete the consent form. Then, bring it and your valid UofL ID to get your shot.

HR Items of Interest
6.) JCPS Application Process—explained
9:30 a.m. Oct. 1 Room 103A Human Resources
Free
Everyone knows that enrolling your child into school can be a confusing and challenging process. Are you sending your child to kindergarten, switching schools or just curious about the JCPS application process? Jonathan Lowe, from Jefferson County Public Schools, will present information on the application process for elementary, middle and high school students in Jefferson County. This presentation will be especially helpful for people who are new to JCPS.
Additional Information: Registration. Questions.

7.) Communication Strategies
9 a.m. Sept. 24 Room 103A Human Resources
Free
Last chance to register. This presentation will guide you through the basic principles of communication and will help you to understand why communication is so important in the workplace and how it can easily break down. You will learn the essentials for effective communication, how to listen effectively and develop an awareness of your personality and communication tendencies. *Please remember to take the FREE personality test prior to training.*
Additional Information: Registration. Questions.

Information Technology
8.) Momentary network and wireless outages possible Friday night
10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21
University authentication, firewall and wireless hardware will undergo maintenance during IT’s regular preventive maintenance period. During this time you may experience brief interruptions to network service. Please note that other systems (e.g. Blackboard, email, instant messaging, PeopleSoft, ULink, data services, etc.) may be taken offline without notice.
Additional Information: Complete information on IT’s preventive maintenance period. IT HelpDesk, 852-7997.

Miscellaneous
9.) Endowment Spending Policy and Guidelines
The latest Endowment Fund Statement of Spending Policy and Guidelines, as approved by the UofL Foundation Finance Committee, is available on the Controller’s website (pdf). If you have accessed/downloaded this policy for the current fiscal year, please discard that file as it may contain incorrect information. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Additional Information: lori.fehler@louisville.edu

Professional Development
10.) PLAN professional development workshops for graduate students
“I Just Treat Everyone the Same”: Moving from Equality to Equity in the Classroom 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Sept 23, Houchens Building, Room 105
The Academic Job Search Noon - 1:30 p.m. Sept 27, Houchens Building, Room 105
PLAN is a framework for professional development featuring free workshops for graduate students. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.

Talks

11.) Talk on North Korean nuclear problem
11:30 a.m. lunch (provided) Noon - 1 p.m. talk Sept. 23 University Club
Free
The Center for Asian Democracy and the Department of Political Science are excited to announce the next talk in our series, “Security in Asia: An Unstable Peace?” Ambassador Glyn Davies, special representative for North Korea policy, will speak on “Dealing with the North Korean Nuclear Problem in the Era of Kim Jong Un.” Program begins at noon if you cannot attend the lunch portion of the program.
Additional Information: 852-2667, Center for Asian Democracy, CAD website

12.) Public History Today: Current Challenges, Future Directions
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 Room 139, Shumaker Building, Belknap Campus
Free
Want to know more about public history? Why has the field grown so rapidly and where is it going? Join two leading public historians and UofL faculty for a lively discussion about the promise and potential of public history. John Dichtl, executive director of the National Council on Public History, and Craig Thomson Friend, CHASS Distinguished Graduate Professor at North Carolina State University, will speak about the current state of the field and its future.
Additional Information: UofL Public History blog

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