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  June 13, 2011
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UHD Sports and Fitness staff members will teach the American Red Cross CPR/AED certification course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 22, at locations to be determined.

 

Representatives from Liberty Mutual will be at UHD from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 17, to discuss the Liberty Mutual Auto & Home Insurance Program.

      

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Branden Kuzmick, lecturer, welcomes high school students for the day's lesson on healthy eating and preparing meals at home to save money.

Capital One Financial Literacy and Academic Literacy Institutes bring students to campus 

  

Students from several area high schools are on campus through June 24 for the Capital One Financial Literacy and Academic Literacy Institutes.

 

Capital One Bank is sponsoring the three-week program along with Project Grad and UHD. Students learn how to manage their money, budget and save, use debt wisely and invest intelligently. Each year the program has a theme. The 2011 program is focusing on food, health and nutrition while exploring how dietary choices impact people's lifestyles and those of their families.

 

Earlier this week, a chef was on campus to discuss the costs and nutritional value of different types of meals, the costs of meals per day and the expenses of eating out versus eating self-prepared meals. Part of the exercise included making a salad with different ingredients representing different taste groups. The message was about how first-time job holders can stretch their lower salaries and have healthier, better-tasting meals if they learn to cook for themselves.

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Chynette Nealy, associate professor, helps students from Reagan High School as they collaborate on making a salad. 

 

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Sports and Fitness offers American Red Cross CPR/AED course two times   

  

UHD Sports and Fitness staff members will teach the American Red Cross CPR/AED certification course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 22, at locations to be determined.

 

The course costs $10 and is open to UHD students, faculty and staff. Participants will learn the life-saving skill of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated electronic defibrillator (AED).

 

Certifications are valid for two years. Class is limited to the first 15 individuals who register and pay. For more information or to register for this class, please visit the Student Life Center. 

 

Sports and Fitness staff members say cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among the adults and the use of CPR can help save lives. A flier is available here.  

 

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Sports and Fitness offers personal trainers to help people get in shape this summer   

  

Sports and Fitness personal trainers can develop personalized fitness routines to help people get in shape, lose weight, build muscle and improve overall performance this summer.

 

The trainers are nationally certified and available throughout the day at a cost of $10 an hour for students and $15 an hour for faculty and staff. Free fitness assessments are available to help people get started.

 

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaires and Health History forms are available online at www.uhd.edu/sports&fitness or in the Sports and Fitness office.

 

For an appointment or for more information, visit the Student Life Center or call 713-221-8225. A flier is available here

 

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UHD's Work/Life Resources Program offers Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance  

  

Representatives from Liberty Mutual will be at UHD from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 17, to discuss the Liberty Mutual Auto & Home Insurance Program that allows employees to purchase high-quality auto, home and renter's insurance at competitive rates.

 

This program is one of UHD's Work/Life resources and offers employees rates guaranteed for 12 months, convenient payment options including automatic check draft and personalized one-on-one counseling from licensed insurance professionals.

 

Faculty and staff can schedule private consultations to discuss their personal insurance needs. Consultations will be held in One Main Building, room 910-S. Appointments are preferred, but not necessary.

 

To schedule an appointment, call or email Angelica Barrera, 281-913-1300, ext. 58758, Angelica.Barrera@LibertyMutual.com, or Andrew Capistran, 281-913-1300, ext: 59148, Andrew.Capistran@LibertyMutual.com.  

 

Employees are asked to bring copies of their auto, home and/or renter's insurance declaration pages to their appointments.  

 

Individuals who are unable to meet on June 17 can contact Angelica or Andrew, or visit www.libertymutual.com/uhd  for more information.

 

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Berthelot receives grant to present in Japan at criminology society's world congress  

  

Emily R. Berthelot, UHD assistant professor of criminal justice, received a grant from the Nomura Science Foundation to present her research on "Crime in Southern Cities Post-Katrina: The Effect of Social Disorganization in New Orleans, Atlanta, and Houston Neighborhoods" at the 16th World Congress of the International Society for Criminology, which will be held Aug. 5-9 in Kobe, Japan.

 

Berthelot was invited to the World Congress while she was in San Francisco last November presenting her research on "Post-Katrina 'Egohoods' and Crime: The Effect of Social Disorganization in NOLA Neighborhoods, 2006-2009" at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology. 

 

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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   

3-4 p.m.- Blackboard Vista: Grade Book Set-up

Wednesday, June 15  

2-3 p.m. - Blackboard Vista: Assignments

 

Blackboard Learn

 

Tuesday, June 14

2-3 p.m. - Adopters Converting Early (A.C.E.)

Thursday, June 16 

11-12 p.m. - Adopters Converting Early (A.C.E.)

Friday, June 17 

11-12 p.m. - Blackboard Learn - Getting Started

 

Windows 7

 

Wednesday, June 15  

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

 

See all current IT training available

 

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In this issue
Financial, Academic Literacy Institutes bring students to campus
Sports and Fitness offers CPR/AED training
Sports and Fitness offers personal trainers this summer
Work/Life Resource Program makes auto and home insurance available
Berthelot receives grant to present research in Japan
IT training schedule
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