EAP Frontline Employee – June Newsletter

Featured in this month’s edition:

Verbal Abuse That’s Hard to Put Words To – “Name-calling and being shouted at for a simple request are examples of verbal abuse. However, not all verbal abuse is easy to spot, despite its damaging impact…”

Don’t Let Worry Wear You Out – “Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace…”

Danger of Drowsy Driving – “Sleepy drivers with less than four hours of sleep are 11 times more likely to experience a car crash than drivers with 7 hours of sleep the night before…”

Other topics in this edition:

  • Fatigue and Productivity
  • Managing Emotions
  • Be Perceived as a Potential Leader
  • Alcohol Use and Breast Cancer Risk
  • Sun Safety and Your Skin

For the full June 2017 edition of “Frontline Employee”, or to learn more about UConn EAP visit our webpage: http://hr.uconn.edu/employee-assistance-program/

Your EAP provides professional, brief counseling – on campus, plus 27 locations statewide – to help identify and resolve personal, family or work related concerns. Employee Assistance is:

  • Confidential!
  • Free!
  • Household Members too!

MANAGERS – Just So You Know… EAP is also available by invitation to meet with departments, programs or other groups to discuss and process challenges, critical incidents or other areas of common concern.

To schedule a private appointment, call:

(860) 486-1307 Storrs

(800) 852-4392 Statewide – 24 hours (Toll-free in CT)

For more information, contact: Gary Alger at gary.alger@uconn.edu


Summer Safe Zone Training for Your Office

Would you like your staff/office/department to be Husky Ally Safe Zone trained by the Rainbow Center? This 2.5 hour training is informed by the nationally-recognized Safe Zone Project, and it includes resources and information unique to UConn’s campus. Presenters are willing and able to answer questions related to specific scenarios and issues your office might face in meeting the needs of LGBTQIA+ students.

The Rainbow Center is able to offer training either in your office or at the Rainbow Center for groups of staff and coworkers greater than 18 people. If your office/department is smaller than that size, we welcome your staff to individually attend other training or to join with another office for a training.

Please email julia.k.anderson@uconn.edu for more information.

For more information, contact: Julia Anderson at julia.k.anderson@uconn.edu

6/8 Kathleen Sanner’s Retirement Celebration

A reception will be held June 8 to honor Kathleen Sanner, who is retiring from her position as a Student Health Services nurse and coordinator and longtime president of the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).

Friends and colleagues are invited to honor Sanner at the reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8.

It will be held in the Great Room of the Alumni Center, 2385 Alumni Drive.

For more information, contact: University Communications at 860-486-0871

Farm Fresh Market is Open Thursdays

Dining Services’ own Farm Fresh Market will be open Thursday, June 8th on Fairfield Way in front of the library. The Market will be open every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. through September 28th. Mark your calendars and plan on stopping buy to purchase the freshest produce and other products from our student-run Spring Valley Farm and other local farmers and businesses. Cash and credit accepted.

Major Update: Off-Campus Housing Database

Off-Campus Student Services is excited to announce that the Off-Campus Housing Database now serves the Hartford Campus area and Waterbury Campus area. Students, faculty, and staff attending regional campuses will be able to utilize our database to search for off-campus housing. Visit offcampushousing.uconn.edu to start your search! For more information, please contact Off-Campus Student Services at 860-486-8006.

Town of Mansfield Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Town of Mansfield

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

9:00 a.m.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Parade will travel from the intersection of Route 195 and Bassetts Bridge Road in Mansfield Center down Cemetery Road to the ceremony site at the new Mansfield Center Cemetery.

 In the event of inclement weather, an abbreviated ceremony will be held in the Mansfield Middle School Gymnasium.

On Memorial Day we pay our respect to those who died protecting and preserving the freedoms we enjoy. 

Please join our community in honoring our fallen.

Veterans and active duty personnel are invited to march at the head of the parade.  

 We are honored to have our veterans and service personnel join us on

Bassetts Bridge Road/RT 195 at 8:30 a.m. on Memorial Day.

 Call 860-429-3336, ext. 5 for more information.


Please remember to thank those who have served our country


Farm Fresh Market Opens Thursday for the Season

Dining Services Farm Fresh Market will open for the season on Thursday, May 25 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. Located in front of the library on Fairfield Way, the Market will feature a bounty of fresh, local produce from our own Spring Valley Student Farm and other local farms. Additional local goods such as honey and fresh baked breads from Not Just Desserts Bakery will also be available to purchase. We now take credit as well as cash. Stop by every Thursday through September 28 (excluding 7/6 and 8/24).