10/28 Creating Space: Student Conference

10/28 Creating Space: Student Conference

Please join us at the 2017 Creating Space Student Conference hosted by Quinnipiac University and Campus Compact for Southern New England.  The conference will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The one-day conference seeks to create a dedicated space and platform for college & university students who are committed to, or wish to learn more about, leadership, community service, civic engagement, and social justice and change. The theme: Creating Space: Solidarity, Dialogue, Social Justice, Opportunity is designed to provide a framework where students examine their, and others’, motivations for civic engagement, social justice, and service.

The event is open to all students and the event is free for UConn students.  Transportation will be provided.

If interested, please email Sara Cook to waive the $30 registration fee.


Compliance Chats – Get to Know the Ombuds Office

Compliance Chats is a podcast series intended to keep Faculty and Staff up to date on various compliance matters. In this episode, listeners will gain an understanding of the role of the University Ombudsman.  Though the Ombudsman is not a compliance officer, he is able to assist faculty and staff and influence positive changes at the University.

The latest episode and additional Compliance Chats podcasts are available at: http://audit.uconn.edu/compliance-chats-a-podcast-series. Text summaries accompany each episode and exact transcripts are available upon request.

For more information, contact: Jim Wohl at (860) 486-5143.

10/30 Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Community Outreach’s campus wide food drive is once again taking place prior to the Thanksgiving Day holiday; this year’s food drive will take place from October 30th to November 15th. If you would like to support a food drop off box in your building/office, please let us know no later than Friday October 13th at uconn.co.initiatives@gmail.com. The need of our local food pantries this year is even greater than it was a year ago.

For more information, contact: Community Outreach Campus Wide Initiatives at uconn.co.initiatives@gmail.com

10/12 Disability Disclosure Panel

In collaboration with the Ryan Martin Foundation, the Center for Students with Disabilities and the Center for Career Development are hosting the first ever Disability Disclosure Panel! 10.12.17 Student Union Rm. 304C 5-6 pm

Are you an individual with a disability who may require accommodations for the interview, during the hiring process, and/or during your employment?

Come to the first ever group of panelists, including representatives from TOP businesses The Ryan Martin Foundation, Aetna, Travelers, Stanley Black & Decker, CT Business Leader Network (CT-BLN), and CT Department of Rehabilitation Services (CT-DORS), who will talk all things disability & career!

To request an accommodation for this event, please contact Katie Halbruner at katie.halbruner@uconn.edu or call at 860-486-2020.

10/12 Babbidge Library Level 1 Open House

You are invited to check out the newly renovated spaces on Level 1 in Homer Babbidge! The Library is hosting an Open House Reception on Thursday, October 12 from 3-5pm. Come explore the new spaces including the Maker Studio, Visualization Studio, Scholars’ Collaborative, and Greenhouse Studios. There will be giveaways made from our new 3D printers and refreshments.

For more information, contact: Jean Nelson at jean.nelson@uconn.edu

Help with In-Network Care During HHC-Anthem Dispute

If you are looking for in-network care as a result of the Hartford Healthcare – Anthem dispute UConn Health can help.  UConn Health is an in-network provider for Anthem, through community clinics and services on the Farmington campus. For help with making an appointment with a UConn Health provider please call their hotline established to help – 860-679-3199.

For more information, contact: UConn Health at 860-679-3199

10/12 Flu Vaccination Clinics for Employees

10/12 Flu Vaccination Clinic at UConn in Storrs

In celebration of National Work & Family Month sponsored by Human Resources and the Work/Life Oversight Committee!

In preparation for this year’s flu season, the State of Connecticut has contracted with Western Connecticut Home Care to administer on-site flu vaccination clinics for state employees.

The Flu Vaccination Clinic will be held on October 12 from 9am-2pm, Student Union, Room 304B, 2110 Hillside Road.

State employees must bring their medical ID card to the clinic for insurance billing.  State employees who have other coverage and are not enrolled in the State of Connecticut employee health plan are eligible to get a flu shot at this clinic by presenting their medical insurance.  Western Connecticut Home Care is authorized to bill the member’s coverage directly.

Below are links to flu information and required forms:

CT Consent From (PDF)

Inactivated Flu Vaccine-What You Need to KnowVacuna (inactiva o recombinante) contra la influenza (gripe)

Notice of Privacy Practices

Please note there will be Flu Clinics held throughout the State.  Care Management Solutions will have HEP clinics on the same day as the Flu Clinics at some locations.  For a complete list of Flu Clinic locations throughout the State, please go to 2017 Flu Clinics

Please stop by the Annual Work/Life Expo too in the Student Union Ballroom before or after receiving your Flu vaccination.


Dependent Child Tuition Waiver – Spring 2018

UConn and UConn Health offer certain employees a tuition waiver benefit for their dependent children who are attending UConn.   If you are eligible and are planning to take advantage of this benefit, please be advised that the deadline for waiver applications for the Spring semester is November 15, 2017.  More information on the Dependent Child Tuition Waiver benefit can be found on the following Human Resources websites:  UConn or UCH.

Applications for the Dependent Child Tuition Waiver are accepted online only.  The system is now ready to accept continuing student applications for the Spring semesterBeginning November 9th, the system will be ready to process incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students.

The Dependent Child Tuition Waiver application requires only a few moments to complete and automatically routes your waiver request to the appropriate offices.  To access the online waiver application, please go to http://dtw.uconn.edu and follow the directions.  Please note that there are separate links for UConn and UConn Health employees.


For more information, contact: Paula Enderle/Human Resources at 860.486.8478/paula.enderle@uconn.edu.

Welcome Britni Henze to Community Standards

The Office of Community Standards is pleased to welcome Britni Henze as an Assistant Director. Most recently, Britni was the Residential Learning & Neighborhood Coordinator/Area Coordinator for University Residences at Purdue University. Britni brings excellent student conduct experience as she investigated and adjudicated student conduct cases, created a sanctioning guide for entry-level conduct hearing officers, and chaired the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities Community Standards Board. In addition to those responsibilities, Britni supervised full-time staff and paraprofessionals and created the residential curriculum models for first year, upper division, and apartment committees. Britni is also a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor. Her Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education and Master of Science in Counselor Education are from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.