This workshop is designed to help you identify the insecurity and anxiety that may be short-circuiting your success. Through this workshop, you will learn to increase your poise and confidence so you can be more effective. Our facilitator will work to help you develop strategies to improve your overall confidence and manage expectations and embrace your style of interaction.
This workshop will be on Monday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in The University Center Room 312.
Register by May 31
This wellness workshop for faculty, staff and students includes a demo, tasting, and discussion on what to eat and why. Chartwells Chef, Kevin Werner and Dr. Sarah Leupen from Biological Sciences will be your facilitators of this fun, engaging, and educational session.
In this workshop you will learn basic changes you can make to improve your nutrition; take away some simple recipes you can use to implement those changes; understand the importance of eating fresh whole foods instead of processed foods; and bust some of your nutrition myths.
This workshop will be on Friday, June 7, 10–11:30 a.m. in Room 312 in the University Center.
This session is full. If you need to change your attendance or would like to be placed on the waiting list for this program, e-mail HRtraining@umbc.edu.
Sustainability Across the Disciplines: Faculty Curriculum Workshop
Wednesday, June 5th and Thursday, June 6th, 2013
This event is a curriculum development workshop for faculty wishing to integrate topics of environmental sustainability into their courses. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome to apply – we encourage diverse perspectives!
The workshop will offer concepts, detailed examples, and materials useful for developing engaging new course content across the disciplines. Participants will collaborate to develop innovative course components that inspire critical thinking in students and address pressing environmental issues.
Workshop facilitators and guest presenters will share a range of models and resources for designing content that will engage students with locally relevant issues, generate innovative research, and encourage active ecological citizenship on campus and beyond. The ability to think critically and problem-solve around sustainability is an increasingly essential and sought-after skill. We can empower our students to examine and address real concerns, through every disciplinary lens.
Stipends are available. Light breakfast & lunch will be served, sustainably sourced.
To apply, please contact Tanvi Gadhia: email@example.com or visit http://sustainability.umbc.edu
The UMBC community is invited to attend a reception honoring Charles Brown, Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation, upon his retirement from Athletics. During his 24-year tenure, Dr. Brown has elevated the Retrievers from a fledgling Division-I program to one that is competitive regionally and nationally in a range of sports.
The reception will be held May 16 from 4-6 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
Summer crossover parking will begin on Thursday May 23, 2013 and continue through August 23, 2013. Please see the back of your parking permit for additional parking zones available to faculty and staff. Contact Parking Services at 410-455-2551 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
If you are a member of UMBC faculty or staff and you or your child or spouse are graduating this spring, we are offering reserved seating!
You and up to six of your guests are eligible for reserved seating at the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 23 at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Md.
For more information and to make your reservations, please contact Liz Lander in the Office of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com or 410-455-1725. We would like to hear from you as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly.
The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) encourages the campus community to complete this brief (10 min) annual survey of information technology services and support. Help us help you by telling us what’s important to you and how we’re doing.
The 2013-2014 faculty mentor positions in the UMBC residential community are available. These positions are open to full-time UMBC faculty who are interested in interacting with students in the residential community. These are paid positions and provide an excellent opportunity to get to know and interact with students outside of the classroom.
Contact David Clurman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity.
We cordially invite the UMBC community to a reception honoring Geoffrey Summers, Vice President for Research, upon his retirement from UMBC. Educated at Oxford, Dr. Summers came to UMBC in 1988 as chair of the Department of Physics. He became the founding dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences in 2005 and was then appointed to his current position as Vice President for Research in 2008.
The reception will be held on Wednesday, May 15, from 4-6 p.m. on the 7th floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
The State Department of Budget and Management’s Employee Benefits Division has announced an Open Enrollment Correction Period beginning May 8-15, 2013. The correction period allows participants to correct any election mistakes made during the initial open enrollment. This is also an opportunity to make changes if you forgot to call during the initial open enrollment period. Some things to remember:
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system: will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the correction period; current enrollees must use the IVR to make changes; instructions for IVR use are available on the HR website, or in the Benefit Summary book ; the IVR will close 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2013.
Employees Not Enrolled: if changes are desired, a blank open enrollment form must be submitted (with supporting documentation, if applicable) to the Human Resources Department no later than 2:00 p.m. on May 15, 2013. Blank forms are available by selecting the Open Enrollment link at www.umbc.edu/hr.
Flexible Spending Account: if enrolled in a health care or dependent care spending account and wish to continue coverage, you must re-enroll; remember, spending accunt maximums have been adjusted by half to accommodate the short plan year; please be sure to calculate your healthcare FSA election over 12 pay periods.
Coverage Level Changes: if you added or deleted a dependent, remember to change your level of coverage to ensure the appropriate premiums are assigned for deduction (for example, if adding a child, change coverage from Individual to Employee + 1).
Coverage for the new plan year will be in effect 7/1/2013 through 12/31/2013.