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March 21, 2011
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The UHD W. I. Dykes Library and Career Services are hosting a presentation, "Researching Your Future Employer: How to Prepare for Career Fairs and Interviews," from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in room N-412, One Main Building.

Sports and Fitness will offer CPR/AED Training March 24-25 at a location to be announced.

The W.I. Dykes Library will present the film, "Iron Jawed Angels," from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the library's Special Event Room, N-420, One Main Building.

Sports and Fitness is sponsoring the workshop, "Sit and Be Fit," from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the library's Special Event Room, N-420, One Main Building.

President Bill Flores will hold a Spring Town Hall Budget Meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Cullen Robertson Auditorium, third floor, Academic Building.

Library, Career Services co-host presentation on researching employers
 

The UHD W. I. Dykes Library and Career Services are hosting a presentation, "Researching Your Future Employer: How to Prepare for Career Fairs and Interviews," from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in room N-412, One Main Building.

 

Job seekers often don't realize they should thoroughly research a company or organization before attending a job fair or an interview. The Library and Career Services have teamed up to provide students with an informative, hands-on presentation on how to most effectively research a company's history, current events, who's who, products/services, challenges and opportunities. 

 

Participants can:

  • Learn the difference between a public and a private company and how this affects their job search and opportunities.
  • Learn how to research companies they are targeting for job prospects using these databases.
  • Learn how to navigate company websites to gather the most information.
  • Learn how to utilize the UHD Library Resources.
  • Learn how to utilize Career Services resources and jobs4gators jobs service.

For more information, call Career Services at 713-221-8980.

 

Please note, this workshop will be preceded by an Interview Workshop at 3 p.m. and a Resume Workshop at 4 p.m. in room N-340, One Main Building.

  
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Academic Technology Committee hosts first Technology Learning Conference
 

The Academic Technology Committee is holding its first Technology Learning Conference, TLC@UHD, April 6 and 7 in the Cullen Roberson Auditorium, Special Events Rooms and Coffeehouse.

 

The conference presenters will explore technology tools and best learning practices. Topics will include:

  • Online cheating and test integrity.
  • Service learning in online courses.
  • Teaching statistics online.
  • Copyright.
  • Quality Matters. 
  • Mobile Learning.

To view the Conference Agenda:  www.uhd.edu/tlcuhd

 

To register for the Conference:  http://www.uhd.edu/computing/ttlc/tlcuhd/register.html 

 

To submit a proposal for a presentation: 

http://www.uhd.edu/computing/ttlc/tlcuhd/proposals.html

 

Faculty Electronic Poster Sessions will take place during the Meet & Greet event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. The 20-minute presentations will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7. If faculty members are using technology in creative ways, either in face-to-face, hybrid or online courses, conference planners would like them to share their know-how with the UHD community.   

 

Some of the door prizes include:

  • an iPad
  • a Nook
  • a digital camera 
  • many gift cards including an Apple gift card

For information, email atc@uhd.edu.


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Sports and Fitness offers CPR/AED certification training March 24-25

S
ports and Fitness will offer CPR/AED Training on March 24-25 at a location to be announced.

 

Attendance both days is required. CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automatic external defibrillator) training is open to everyone. The fee is $5 for the UHD community and $15 for the public.

Statistically, people have a greater probability of using this training on someone they love versus a complete stranger. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn what to do in case of an emergency situation.

Registration is limited to the first 15 people who prepay for the class. To reserve a spot for this training, stop by the Student Life Center.
CPR/AED certification is valid for one year.
For more information call 713-221-8225. A flier is available here.


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Sorority collects books for school
 

The Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority is collecting children's books through April 14 as a benefit for Martinez Elementary School, 901 Hays St..

 

Anyone interested in donating books can drop them off at the sorority's box in the Student Activities area, room S-204, One Main Building.

 

For more information, contact Alicia Don, sorority president and service chair, at Alicia_don06@yahoo.com. A flier is available here.


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Age 26 dependents and the Affordable Care Act
 

If you have a dependent who turns 25 this year, UHD's Employment Services and Operations (ESO) staff members know you are eager to learn how your dependent will be affected by the Affordable Care Act.

 

Dependents who turn 25 before Sept. 1, 2011 will be dropped from health coverage. In order to stay insured, they can elect to have COBRA coverage. 

The future of the Affordable Care Act is still uncertain, so we cannot provide final information at this point. However, our initial policy, unless something changes with federal or state legislation, is that health plan participants will be able to enroll dependents under age 26 in coverage without evidence of insurability (proof of good health), regardless of COBRA coverage. The enrollment period may coincide with the Annual Enrollment period, or it may be a special enrollment period. The re-enrollment would be effective Sept. 1, 2011

 

Please keep in mind that federal health care reform is subject to several state and federal law revisions, which may affect how the health plan complies with this provision. For additional information, please visit ERS website at www.ers.state.tx.us or contact them at 877-275-4377.


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Sports and Fitness sponsors 'Sit and Be Fit' workshop on March 25
 

Sports and Fitness is sponsoring the workshop, "Sit and Be Fit," from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the library's Special Event Room, N-420, One Main Building.

 

The workshop is free to students, faculty and staff. The program will show participants how they can fit a workout into their busy schedules by exercising while sitting down. That makes the program a good option for people who spend long hours working at a desk or studying. All the exercises will be done from a seated position and no special workout clothing is required.

 

All participants will receive a complimentary "gym-on-the go" resistance band and have the opportunity to learn a workout routine that can be done in 10-15 minutes. Healthy snacks will be provided. To reserve a spot, follow this link Sit and Be Fit.


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Library presents film on women's rights
 

The W.I. Dykes Library will present the film, "Iron Jawed Angels," from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the library's Special Event Room, N-420, One Main Building.

 

The film stars Hilary Swank and presents American women's struggle to win voting rights. Theresa Case, associate professor of history, will introduce the film.  Come for the free popcorn, stay for the fascinating story of the struggle for women's rights.  For more information, contact Lore Guilmartin at guilmartinl@uhd.edu.


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Stories from previous Skylines
UHD provides additional parking at San Jacinto Parking Lot  

In response to student requests, UHD has arranged for additional downtown parking for UHD students, faculty and staff.

 

Additional parking is now available for students, faculty and staff at North San Jacinto Street and Allen Street. There are 84 parking spaces in the far northeast corner of the AMPCO Parking Lot set aside for UHD. Spaces reserved for UHD have the word "RESERVED" painted in each space. Parking Enforcement and the UHD Police patrol the lot to provide safety and security.

 

The shuttle bus service also picks-up and drops-off from this location. Shuttles run from the Daly Street Lot, to the One Main Building, to the Commerce Street Building, corner of Franklin Street and Fannin Street, to the San Jacinto Lot, to the Shea Street Building and back to the Daly Street Lot.

 

The UHD Police patrol streets and parking lots near the University 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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President Flores schedules Spring Budget Town Hall Meeting for March 30   
President Bill Flores will hold a Spring Town Hall Budget Meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Cullen Robertson Auditorium, third floor, Academic Building.

 

He will discuss UHD's budget and proposed reductions. All faculty and staff are invited to the Town Hall meeting.


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Faculty Awards Committee announces Outstanding Adjunct, Lecturer finalists

The Faculty Awards Committee for the first time will recognize an Outstanding Adjunct Instructor and an Outstanding Lecturer. 

 

The finalists for these categories have been chosen. "If you know any of these finalists, please congratulate them and thank them for their contributions to UHD," said Lisa Morano, associate professor and chair of the awards committee. Winners will be announced at the Spring Awards Ceremony in April. Finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

 

Finalists for Outstanding Adjunct Award

Ben Aderholt

Kate Pogue

Robert Wawee

 

Finalists for Outstanding Lecturer Award

Barbara Canetti-Rios

Frankie Solomon

Mary Sykes


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Summer, Fall registration dates set  

IT training for Faculty/Staff/Alumni 

 
Register for IT training opportunities at the links below.  To schedule a one-on-one appointment or other assistance, please call 713-221-8200.

Blackboard Vista

Today  
2 - 3 p.m. - Blackboard Open Lab

Tuesday, March 22

10 - 11 a.m. - Wimba Classroom

Tuesday, March 22

1 - 2 p.m. - Blackboard: Communication Tools

Friday, March 25

9 - 11 a.m. - Brunch & Learn: StudyMate

Studymate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 29

1 - 2 p.m. - Wimba Classroom

Wednesday, March 30

10 - 11 a.m. - Blackboard: Gradebook Setup

Thursday, March 31

10 - 11:30 a.m. - SoftChalk Lesson Builder

Classroom Tools

Thursday, March 24 
1 - 2:30 p.m. - Useful Classroom Gadgets

e-Portfolio

Monday, March 28

2 - 3:30 p.m. - TaskStream: e-Portfolio

Microsoft

Today
1 - 2 p.m. - Transitioning to Office 2010 

 

Remote Desktop

Wednesday, March 23    
10 - 11 a.m. - What's VPN and How Can It Help Me?

Windows 7

Friday, March 18

10 - 11 a.m. - Transitioning to Windows 7

 

See all current IT training available

 
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In this issue
Library, Career Services present researching employers
Academic Technology Committee plans Technology Learning Conference
CPR/AED training is March 24-25
Sorority collects books for elementary school
Age 26 depedents and Affordable Care Act
Sports and Fitness holds 'Sit and Be Fit' workshop
Library presents film on women's rights
UHD provides additional parking
Spring Budget Town Hall Meeting set for March 30
Finalists named for Outstanding Adjunct, Lecturer
Summer, Fall registration dates set
IT offers training classes
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