Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
DID YOU KNOW
Volunteers from the Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development at UofL, along with students from Male High School, planted 300 trees recently in an effort to improve water quality in Cedar Creek. Altogether, a total of 1,500 trees at several sites along streams in the metropolitan area will be planted before the end of January.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research’s assistant director Andrew Marsh is the co-chair of the 2017 National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices, which will be held at Sloss Furnace National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama, in April.
UofL Today with Mark Hebert
WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WLKY-TV also runs the UofL stories on their Saturday morning newscasts
Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel
(Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m. Metro TV shows can be found on YouTube.
UofL Today will not publish during winter break
The final UofL Today of 2016 will be published Wednesday, Dec. 21. UofL Today will not be sent during winter break. UofL Today will return Tuesday, Jan. 3, when the university is back in session. Announcements scheduled to run in the Jan. 3 edition must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 23 at noon.
Mail Services Holiday/winter break schedule
If you have United States Postal Services (USPS), overnight/express deliveries, or critical, time-sensitive mail during the holiday schedule please observe the holiday/winter break mail services schedule, available online. Note that Friday, December 23 will be the last regular mail service day until Tuesday, January 3.
End of Year Gifts should be delivered as soon as possible
December is a popular time to receive annual gifts/donations. If your department receives funds to be deposited into a gift or endowment program, please deliver them to Advancement Services as soon as possible. Please include the envelope with the postmark date and any backup received with the check. This ensures accurate tax year receipting to the donor along with crediting the appropriate program. The first week after the break we ask that all gift funds be hand delivered to our office.
Commonwealth Credit Union Holiday Open House
Through Dec. 23; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 2126 S. Floyd St. (near ULPD and University Parking offices)
Online Info Session: Master of Science in Social Work
December 20, 6 p.m., online
Registration open for spring Project Management Certificate program; employee discounts available
Earn your project management certificate from UofL Professional Development. This two-seminar program is based on the processes and knowledge areas in the Project Management Institute’s “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.” A limited number of spaces in the first and second seminar are available at a 25-percent discount for UofL employees. Classes begin Feb.16.
Radioactive material orders
Due to the holiday schedule, the last day to order radioactive material before the shutdown will be Dec. 21, to be received by Dec. 23. Order will not be taken again until January 3, 2017.
Training and Workshops
CPR Training available
January 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., HSC, Instructional Bldg., Room 307, Paris Simulation Center; $40
Arts and Entertainment
Tom Fougerousse: 25 Years of UofL Photography
Through Dec. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Photographic Archives Gallery, Ekstrom Library, lower level
Health and Wellness
Health Assessment deadline extended by Get Healthy Now
In order to allow all benefit eligible employees the opportunity to participate in Get Healthy Now and earn the $40 monthly premium incentive, the deadline to complete the Health Assessment (HA) has been extended to December 21. Annual completion of the HA is mandatory for participation in GHN. To get enrolled: Complete the online Health Assessment annually during Open Enrollment; Within 2-3 weeks of completing the HA, you will receive a Health Advisory Call to review results and participation guidelines. Questions? 1-888-886-4684 (option 2); Earn Rewards: If you’re Overall Wellness Score (OWS) is 67 or above, you’ve earned your rewards for 2017. If it’s 66 or below, action is required for rewards. More information is available online.
Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Christmas Holiday
The GHN Wellness Center will be closed December 21-December 23 for deep cleaning, December 24 -26 in observance of the holidays, and December 31–January 2 in observance of New Years. We will operate on hoilday hours (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) December 27-30. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, January 3 (6 a.m.– 5 p.m.)
YMCA access for UofL employees over holiday break
Dec. 21–Jan. 2, YMCAs of Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana; Free, faculty and staff
KORU Mindfulness scheduled at HSC
January 10, 12-1:15 p.m., Health Sciences Center, Nursing School, K Building, Room 2017
KORU Mindfulness at ULH
12:15-1:30 p.m.; Four Thursdays: Jan. 9, Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 2; OB/GYN Conference Room, 2nd floor bridge, UofL Hospital, Health Sciences Center; Free for employees, spouses & QAs
Consider veggies to make your holidays healthier
As the holidays approach with all their cheer and good spirit, you might be tempted to overindulge. While there are tips to avoid overeating and various admonishments that show the benefits of eating less, you can also take a different approach: If you gorge, try to gorge smartly. Vegetables offer more dietary fiber than meats. So eat more vegetables and a little less meat — a little less brisket and little more cauliflower latkes, a little less ham and little more green beans.
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