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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

President's Welcome Back Lunch - September 6, 2012

President Mike Mahon invites you to celebrate the fall semester at a complimentary Welcome Back Lunch on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 12 noon in the Atrium. Find out what Mike is making for lunch, here.  

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SU Fresh Fest, September 6 to 8

The Students' Union kicks off the school year with their annual Fresh Fest activities, which take place Sept. 6 to 8.  

A giant slip and slide Luau party, an outdoor movie night (weather permitting) and an all-day live band blowout party are among the items on the agenda. Get the details here.

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Parking Lot Construction Update --The end is (almost) near

Parking access to the lot near Anderson Hall should be ready by the end of the week, weather permitting. Paving crews are also working to complete a section which required some additional underground  work. 

This project is not  completely finished but is far enough along to allow  it to be used.  Please observe all barricade signage and fencing.

Get more details here.

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Campus Information Services Open September 5

Campus Information Services will open  on Sept. 5. Campus Information Services is located in PE 280 across from Tim Hortons. The hours of operation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The mission of the service is to provide campus wide information to students at the University of Lethbridge.

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Hours of Operation -- First week of classes

Many offices  will be open for extended hours for the first week of classes.

To ensure as many people as possible know when your office or administrative unit is open, please post your hours to the Notice Board and they can then be included in next week's Uweekly, which will be distributed on Tuesday, Sept. 4. 

Bookstore Hours

Library Hours

Arts and Science Advising Office Extended Hours

Cash Office Hours

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Copyright on Campus: Highlighting Some Recent Changes

As the new school year begins, faculty and students may find it useful to note three significant shifts in our copyright environment that occurred over the summer.

The first is that the University is once again covered by an Access Copyright license. For basic information see the Copyright website page on Changes in Our Copying Environment and the Access Copyright poster.

The Copyright Permissions Flow Chart outlines the breadth of permissions sources and circumstances that may be applicable to the copying you wish to do. Additional information about the copyright process can be found here.

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Wellness Updates

Health Check for Uregistration now open! Health Check for U is a health screening program offered to U of L employees right on campus in the Health Centre. 

The screening is FREE, takes 15 minutes and will provide you information on your general health, risk for cardiovascular or related diseases and gives you the opportunity to set some health and wellness goals.

Participants also qualify for an hour Lifestyle Assessment ($60.00 value) with a certified Fitness expert to help you meet those goals.  Register today as there is limited space.  Email wellness@uleth.ca for your appointment.
Mini-massage is back! Lethbridge College Massage Therapy students will be on campus again this semester.  We are in the process of setting up the dates but there will be some sessions throughout the semester starting the week of September 17.  Watch the Notice Board and the digital TVs for more info and how to register.   

Ready to quit smoking? Lethbridge Quitcore begins September 11th, 2012 at 7:00pm. Registration is now open. Please call 1-866-710-QUIT (7848) to register. Quitcore is a FREE group support program led by a trained counsellor.

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Sport and Recreation Services Launches Activities for 2012 / 2013

Sport and Recreation Services has a number of new and interesting fitness opportunities available beginning in September: 

Runners Training Camp

Coulee Running Group

Bender Ball Yoga

Bosu Fitness

To learn more about these classes visit the Sport and Recreation Services website

UPDATE: Max Bell Pool opens Sept. 6

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IT Alert -- Java Security Risk

A recent defect in Java version 7 is being actively exploited across the internet. Java is a piece of software on your computer that runs certain applications and webpages, giving them more functionality.

Java is generally installed on all Windows and Mac machines at some point in their life. This particular issue would allow an attacker to run unauthorized software on your computer without your knowledge or consent and would result in malware, viruses, or other suspicious programs being installed on your computer.

A fix is now available and all users are encouraged to update their software as soon as possible. Learn how, here. 

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Lux Bucks Winner -- August

This employee won a "healthy" $355 in the most recent Lux Bucks draw.  Find out who she is, here. 

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Survey Process Reminder

The number-crunching experts in Institutional Analysis are reminding the U of L community that if you wish to conduct a survey or distribute survey information to students or employees, they can help define how best to do that, and also ensure that the survey process follows the policy and guidelines approved by the Board of Governors on December 16, 2010.

The policy was developed to avoid 'over-surveying' people and also to ensure that no FOIP or improper data collection issues take place. Get more details here. 

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Fun with FOIP -- What's a PIB?

If you guessed a fancy version of PB&J, please try again.

The correct answer? PIB stands for Personal Information Bank.

PIBs are an important aspect of FOIP legislation because they identify what personal information we are collecting, why we are collecting it, and how it is being used.

Despite this importance, many people are confused about what PIBs actually are, and have no idea if they even have any.  Well wonder no more! Here is a diagram to help explain it.

FOIP legislation requires public bodies (University of Lethbridge) to create and publish a directory of its PIBs. This is our Directory.

If your unit or department has a PIB, or several, please complete this form and send it to me via campus mail to the Privacy Office, or through email (karen.mahar@uleth.ca).

If you have already submitted your PIBs to the Privacy Office in the past, please ensure it is in the Directory and that is up to date and correct. If any changes are needed, please forward those to me as well.

If you need any help or clarification, please feel free to contact me (karen.mahar@uleth.ca or 4620). I’d be happy to assist.

Stay tuned for even more fun with FOIP in the future!

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CKXU Radio Presents Love and Records 2012 -- Downtown, September 15

Love and Records is an outdoor event held at Galt Gardens in downtown Lethbridge that features live music and vendors from across Alberta.

It brings together a community of like-minded people to share in their love of music in its many media formats.

This year's event will be an official celebration of the CKXU Radio Society's 40th anniversary on the airwaves in Southern Alberta! Get the details here. 

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Jane Allan's Retirement Event, September 19

There will be no ugly shoes allowed at Jane Allan's retirement reception, which takes place on Sept. 19 in the Theatre foyer and celebrates her more than 32 years of service to the U of L. Details here.

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Olympic TV Host Brian Williams Guest Speaker for Sept. 25 Pronghorn Scholarship Event

Pronghorn Athletics at the University of Lethbridge is looking for a community team effort to fill the 1st Choice Savings Centre gym and kick off what they hope becomes an annual scholarship event that supports Pronghorn athletes.

The breakfast event on Tuesday, Sept. 25, will feature well-known television broadcaster Brian Williams, fresh off his experiences at the 2012 Olympic Games, as the featured speaker. Tickets are on sale now. Please visit this website for additional information. 

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Blood Services Transport Bus Dates Confirmed

Give blood with your friends and co-workers by signing up for  the Blood Services Transport Bus. There are three dates to choose from (Sept. 25, Oct. 16, Oct. 26). Please contact Patti Leeb at leeb@uleth.ca or click here for more information.

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Word on the Street Festival -- Volunteers Needed

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The 2012 Word on the Street Festival takes place on Sunday, September 23 downtown on the streets and parking lot surrounding the Lethbridge Public Library Main Branch, located on the corner of Stafford Drive and 5th Ave. S.

A very successful launch last year saw more than 2,000 people take in a full day of music, readings, family activities and fun for all ages. 

The U of L is supporting this festival again -- the Bookstore is a partner and will be on site, several student clubs and individual students have agreed to take on specific projects, and numerous faculty and staff volunteer their time.

This year's event promises to be bigger and better, and is still Alberta's only Word on the Street festival!  

You can help with this event by volunteering for a variety of projects. Learn more here.

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Fall into Spring: CampusRoots Community Garden Flower Bulb Fundraiser

In waning days of this summer, why not look forward to next spring … especially spring flowers! As a fundraiser, the Campus Roots Community Garden Association is proud to be working with Vesey's Bulbs to bring you a selection of quality fall flower bulbs at great prices. Funds raised will be used to match a development grant received to expand the garden. Get the details here.  Early bird deadline, Sept. 7.

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New Parking Permits Now Effective

It's out with electric green and in with bright blue as  we begin another parking season, effective Sept 1.  Campus Security has more details on parking permits, here.

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Student Jobs -- Advancement Call Centre

The University of Lethbridge Call Centre runs each fall and spring semester.

The position of student caller involves contacting U of L alumni by telephone to update their alumni records, share news about the University, and ask them to make a donation to the U of L.

The Call Centre is now hiring. If you know a student who might be interested in this part-time opportunity, please direct them to this website for more information. 

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Career Fair -- Wednesday, October 3

The ever-popular and ever-expanding Career Fair takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 3 this year.  Get more details here.

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED: If you know a student who might be interested in volunteering at the Career Fair, please direct them to this website. 

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Fall Convocation -- Saturday, October 13

Fall 2012 Convocation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13. Details about relevant deadlines can be found here.

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Next Uweekly -- Monday, September 10

If you have a notice or information to submit for the week of Sept. 10  and beyond, please contact robert.cooney@uleth.ca.

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