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Monday, May 7, 2012

Campus Master Plan Documents Now Available Online

For those who were not able to attend the campus master plan open house last week,  the  presentation material is now available on the Campus Master Plan website. 

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Faculty and Staff Directory Photos Start TOMORROW!

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If you haven't had your staff directory image taken for a while, please visit this website to sign up. From May 8 - 10, you can have a significantly nicer image than this one at right,  which was definitely not taken by the  CRDC crew.  Learn more about the process, here.

Last week's featured image was, as a huge number of you guessed, actress and activist Jane Fonda, taken in 1970.

Hint: This is not Harry Connick, Jr.  Send your guess to robert.cooney@uleth.ca. Same rules apply: No glory, no prizes.

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Changes to Reimbursement Rates for Travel Per Diems

The Financial Services team has some information on updated claim amounts for vehicle travel  and per diem meal rates which they would like to share with the U of L community.

Bottom line? You won't be advised to hitchhike. Learn more, here. 

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Online Payroll Deduction for "Supporting Our Students" Campaign Launches Next Week

An online payroll deduction form for  the Supporting Our Students campaign will soon be available.  Watch next week’s U-Weekly for details! To learn more about Supporting Our Students, click here.

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Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Robert Hironaka to Receive Alberta Order Of Excellence May 1, 2012

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Chancellor Emeritus and long-time Lethbridge resident and community volunteer Dr. Robert (Bob) Hironaka is among 8 notable Albertans who will receive the Alberta Order of Excellence -- the highest honour the province has to offer.

The new members will be invested into the Alberta Order of Excellence later this year for their exemplary records of service on the local, provincial, national and international stage.

Hironaka was a member of the U of L Senate from 1983 to 1987 and Chancellor from 1995 to 1999. He continues to be one of the University’s most devoted supporters, making himself available to the U of L whenever he is available to help. Get the complete story, and find out who else has been selected for this award, here.

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Water in a World of Seven Billion -- U of L, International Partners Host Major Conference on Water Issues, May 8 - 12, Calgary

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Decisions made about water are fundamental to society’s long-term social, environmental and economic prosperity.

In the face of compelling regional, national and global water challenges,  the University of Lethbridge, with local, regional national and international partners,  is hosting  "Water in a World of Seven Billion" an innovative conference taking place in Calgary, Alberta May 8 - 12 which brings together  leading experts in water conservation, useage and policy development.

This is a unique opportunity to learn from water scholars, decision-makers, managers and educators, who will  focus on identifying and articulating the science, knowledge and activities that lead to game-changing improvements that support sustainable water management outcomes.

Get the complete conference schedule, speaker list and registration information, here.

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Office Closures / Office Hours

NOTE: A number of offices may be closed for the afternoon on May 9, or operating with reduced staffing, so employees can attend the Long Service Awards and Reception.

To date, the Cash Office and Bookstore will be closed at 11:45 and 12:45 p.m., respectively. 

May 1 to Aug. 25 -- Registrar's Office and Student Services Summer Hours

May 1 -- Fine Arts Advising Summer Hours / Temporary Location

May 1 -- Disabilities Resource Centre: Mon. to Fri., 8:30 a.m. to -12 noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

May 7 -- The Zoo Open for Summer term

May 10 to June 14 -- Amended hours for Arts and Science Advising

May 24 -- Arts and Science Advising office closed

June 12 -- Arts and Science Advising office closed

June 14 -- Arts and Science Advising office closed in the morning

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8th Annual Bee Heart Smart Challenge: Winners, and this Week's Assignment

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This week's Heart Smart Challenge involves getting badges for stretching at your desk.  Stretch your mousing arm/wrist to this website to learn more, and click on the stretch and strengthen link.

Also, please remember to count the steps everyone took while evacuating the buildings last week during the fire drill. 

To find out who the winners are of the early bird and random draw prizes, please visit this website

This initiative for U of L employees is sponsored by the Wellness Committee with support from the Web Team, Sport and Recreation Services and AUPE.

The goal of the  Bee Heart Smart Challenge is to promote an increase in activity, improve health and offer a fun challenge to your co-workers!

Prizes - Early Bird registrants (enter prior to April 30); will be entered for a draw prize.  Top performance and random draw prizes available throughout the challenge.

NEW THIS YEAR - GO MOBILE The website will help you register activities, win Beat points and Register Achievements for the weekly challenges. Get more information here.

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Adult Golf Lessons at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort

Sport and Recreation Services is offering adult golf lessons at Paradise Canyon beginning May 5. To  learn more, please visit this website.

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Long Service Recognition Ceremony, May 9

The University is holding the annual Long Service Awards and Retirement Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, May 9th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the S.U.B. Ballrooms.

We will be honouring 103 employees who have completed 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service, and 20 retiring employees.

All employees are invited to the ceremony and reception to honour the award recipients. Find out who's been here longest, aside from Lois Boras and Jean Mankee

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Participants Age 4 - 14 Needed for a Research Project on Speech Development

Psychology researcher Dr FangFang Li  is conducting a research project that focuses on how children develop gender-specific speech patterns. 

This study aims to investigate whether the early emergence of speech variations related to gender are associated with gender awareness in young children and adolescents.  

She is looking for kids age 4 - 14 to participate in a 30-minute study that she describes as being a fun-filled, research-based 'recess.'  If you are interested in learning more, please visit this website 

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Privacy Office Update: What is a Personal Information Bank?

Do you know what Personal Information Bank is?

Does your office have one, or more?

A Personal Information Bank (PIB) is a collection of personal information that is organized or retrievable by the name of an individual or by an identifying number, symbol, or other particular assigned to an individual. FOIP Act 87.1 (5)

FOIP requires the University of Lethbridge to maintain a Directory of all of our PIBs. Click here to take a look!

If you have a PIB that is not in the directory, please visit the Privacy office website to obtain a form  and send it to Karen Mahar in the Privacy Office (karen.mahar@uleth.ca or 332-4620).

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Next Uweekly -- Monday, May 14

If you have a notice or information to submit for the week of  May 14 and beyond, please contact robert.cooney@uleth.ca.

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