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Aug. 11, 2005
Benefits annual enrollment is over, but changes to UT Flex are still available. Paper forms must be submitted to HR by 5 p.m., Aug. 31, 2005.
Download the enrollment form: http://www.utsa.edu/hr/docs/UTFLEXSalaryConversionAgreement2004.pdf
More information on flexible spending accounts: http://www.utsystem.edu/egi/2005/ae/employee/flex.asp?sac
Renovation of the Science Building atrium has begun at the 1604 Campus. Construction is expected to take approximately 60 days. Scaffolding will be in place for the duration of the project, and various corridors will be blocked occasionally.
More information: Facilities Services Work Control, 458-4262
Faculty and staff are invited to a special preview of the new Roadrunner Cafe from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 19. Shuttles will be available from the Main Building and the Humanities and Social Sciences Building to Chaparral Village and back. The cost is $6 per person for the all-you-can-eat lunch. The cafe, located next to Chaparral Village and Chisholm Hall, offers the unique Mongolian Grill, brick oven pizzas and Italian, Mexican and American food, among other offerings.
Read more: http://www.utsa.edu/today/2005/08/cafe.cfm
UTSA faculty members can get started with service-learning in 5 easy steps:
More information: Pamela Neumann, 458-2812
It's time again to appoint an inventory contact person (ICP) for each department/unit code in preparation for the FY 2005-2006 annual physical inventory. All departments are required to select an ICP to be responsible for scanning all departmental equipment, both on- and off-campus. Based on feedback, the inventory department is testing refresher training via e-mail and scanner pick-up only for ICPs that have been trained within the last 2 years. New ICPs are required to attend the DE675 Inventory/Palm Scanner training course given by inventory staff.
More information: Cassandra Porter, 458-4844 or Olinda Ongay, 458-6395
Teams from the UTSA Office of Business Affairs and the Office of the Registrar will host the second annual UTSA Bowling Night fund-raiser at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15 at the University Bowl bowling alley, Interstate 10 at DeZavala. The event, open to the UTSA community, will include a silent auction and door prizes. Two games of bowling plus shoe rental is $14. Profits benefit the Walk For Women's Athletics, Oct. 29, which supports scholarships for women's athletes. Participants can register in teams of five or register individually and be placed on a team.
Read more: http://utsa.edu/today/2005/07/bowling.cfm
To sign up: Budget Office, 458-4230
The UTSA Office of Housing and Residence Life needs volunteers to help welcome new Roadrunners coming to UTSA in August. Faculty, staff and students are needed to help students move into their new homes at Chaparral Village, Chisholm Hall and University Oaks Apartments. The official move-in date for the three housing complexes is Saturday, Aug. 20. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 19-20. Refreshments will be provided.
Read more: http://utsa.edu/today/2005/07/vols.cfm
More information: Kim Ellicks-Center, housing and residence life, 458-6204
UTSA staff members will host a golf tournament Aug. 20 to raise funds for the UTSA Walk for Women's Athletics. Proceeds benefit women's athletics scholarships. The golf tournament tee-off is 8 a.m., Aug. 20 at the Pecan Valley Golf Club, 4700 Pecan Valley Drive. Participants must check in at the clubhouse at 7:15 a.m. There will be "goody" bags for participants, prize drawings and prizes for first- and second-place teams, the longest drive and closest to the pin. Entry deadline is Aug. 17. A four-man scramble is $50 per person. Mail checks payable to Jeannette Portillo to 10535 Stonecreek Place, San Antonio, Texas 78249.
Read more: http://utsa.edu/today/2005/08/golf.cfm
More information: Jeannette Portillo, 458-4063
The National Science Foundation, the University of Texas at Dallas and the UT System Office of Federal Relations will present a one-day workshop, "NSF Day at UTD," Thursday, Sept. 15 at the UT Dallas Engineering and Computer Science Complex in Richardson. The workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn more about NSF programs. Pre-registration is required; the registration deadline is Sept. 9. A registration fee of $25 is payable on the day of the event (cash or check only).
To register, e-mail or fax your name, title, institution, department, address, phone and e-mail, indicate if you will attend the luncheon and include your choice of one of these breakout sessions:
Representatives from six of the NSF directorates will discuss their programs and potential research proposals in breakout sessions and on a one-on-basis. NSF is charged with keeping the nation's science and engineering enterprise healthy, dynamic and relevant and with advancing science, mathematics, engineering and technology education at all levels from pre-kindergarten to post-doctoral.
To register and for a workshop agenda, contact George Wilson, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va., (703) 292-7733, fax (703) 292-9087, firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information: Beth Keithly, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4568
Download a UT Dallas map with workshop location: http://www.utd.edu/campusmap.html
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