CETL and CSD Proposal Wins Academic Grant

The selection committee for the Provost’s Academic Plan Mini Grant Competition recently chose to fund Dr. John Andrew Ballantine’s and Lorri Comeau’s project proposal, “Creating Videos to Improve Classroom Outcomes for Students with Disabilities.” Dr. John Andrew Ballantine is Assistant Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and an in-residence faculty member in the Geography Department. Lorri Comeau is a Disability Specialist with the Center for Students with Disabilities.

Login to Access Student Data in UConn Directories

Starting 12/7/2017, you will need to login with your NetID credentials to view student information in the UConn Phonebook and Directory module in myUConn.  Made in accordance with the University’s FERPA policy, this change protects student data from public viewing but permits access to our UConn community. Faculty and staff information will remain publicly available.

For more information, contact: UITS Help Center at helpcenter@uconn.edu

This Survey Could be Worth a Valuable Prize!!!!

Customer Dining Survey

December 2017

In our continuing efforts to enhance the ability of University of Connecticut (UConn) to meet the needs of the campus community, the University has engaged Porter Khouw Consulting (PKC) to assist us in examining the dining preferences on campus.

As a part of this process, a survey has been developed. The survey content is based on market research PKC conducted while recently on campus.

The survey is posted to the internet. You may click directly on the URL address: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UconnDining2017. This link will take you directly to the survey. Please complete the survey and submit by December 15, 2017.

As an additional incentive to help enhance campus dining services at UConn, the University is offering the following prizes:

Grand Prize: One winner will receive a Kindle Voyage

First Prize: $50 Visa gift card

Second Prize: $25 Visa gift card


The winners will be drawn from surveys submitted on the internet and notified by e-mail.

Thank you for your personal role in helping to enhance campus dining services at UConn.


Gail Zang Merrill

Publicity/Marketing Manager

Department of Dining Services

3384 Towers Loop Rd., U-4071

Storrs, CT 06269







1/31 Involvement Fair Table Apps Open

The Student Activities Department would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2018 Involvement Fair! The Involvement Fair will be held on Wednesday, January 31st in Gampel Pavilion from 2pm-7pm.  This event is held to showcase all of the involvement opportunities that UConn has to offer in one place. Everything from club sports, community outreach programs, university programs, general interest clubs and more will be represented!

If your program or office is interested in requesting a table at the fair please complete our registration application on UConntact. Please understand that space is limited and applications are received on a first come, first serve basis, however, we will do what we can to accommodate your request.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday January 24th at 6pm but with this popular event, please apply early!

Apply today on UConntact: https://uconntact.uconn.edu/submitter/form/start/143666

If you have any questions please email the Coordinator Involvement and Student Organization Support Programs, Initiatives and Services at kristen.carr@uconn.edu

For more information, contact: Kristen Carr at kristen.carr@gmail.com

EAP Frontline Employee December Newsletter

Featured in this month’s edition:

Why the Sunday Night Blues – “When Sunday night arrives, are you experiencing dread about going to work the next day…?”

Are Post-Holiday Budget Challenges Coming? – “The holidays are here. Will you soon start budgeting to pay the bills…?”

Getting Out of the Worry Loop – “Worry is similar to an autoimmune response – attacking your thoughts with negative self-talk, frightening images, and fear… Relief comes with a plan…”

Other topics in this edition:

Psychological Safety at Work

o   Psychological Safety at Work

o   Alone for the Holidays?

o   What Are Club Drugs?

o   Time for Couples Counseling?

o   Learn to Be More Attentive

For the full December 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:

o   Confidential!

o   Free!

o   Household Members too!


o   The UConn EAP webpage now includes a full section of brief information videos to assist you in helping your valuable people to succeed in the midst of the human factor at work.

o   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, or speak with an EAP consultant, 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


Meal Ticket Update

Effective December 16, 2017, Meal Tickets will no longer be accepted at the Nathan Hale Inn and University Dining Services restaurants and cafes for business meals. All outstanding Meal Tickets not used by December 15, 2017 should be discarded as they will not be accepted as a form of payment at the following businesses:

  • Chuck & Augie’s and any other Dining Service facilities
  • The Blue Oak – Nathan Hale Inn
  • True Blue Tavern – Nathan Hale Inn

After December 15, 2017, individuals using one of these facilities for legitimate business meals will need to pay for the meals out of pocket and submit for reimbursement consistent with the Travel and Entertainment Policies and Procedures, found on pages 22-23, section 5e of the University Travel and Entertainment Policy. Please contact the Travel Office with any questions regarding business meal reimbursements at Travel@uconn.edu or 860-486-4137, press option 2.


Dining’s Retail Operations Now Accept Discover & Amex

Great News! Dining Services is pleased to announce that all of our retail operations now accept Discover and American Express. That includes all of our UC Cafes, The Beanery, UConn Dairy Bar, Dairy Bar Too, Union Street Market, One Plate, Two Plates, Freshens, Chuck & Augie’s, Union Central Exchange C-Store, the Food for Though Food Truck, the Ice Cream Truck plus Mort’s at Avery Point and Starbucks on the UConn Waterbury Campus.

Jonathan XIV Calendar Sale 12-4 – 12/6

Stop by Alpha Phi Omega’s table in the Student Union on 12/4-12/6 from 10am-3pm to purchase a calendar featuring photos of Jonathan the Husky, everyone’s favorite mascot! Calendars can be purchased for $10. We will accept cash or checks made out to Alpha Phi Omega.

Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed service fraternity, is one of the largest Greek letter organizations in the nation and shares values of leadership, friendship, and service. The Delta Sigma chapter at UConn is responsible for all care and maintenance of Jonathan the Husky, and all proceeds from the calendars will go directly towards Jonathan XIV and Jonathan XIII.

Please direct any questions to uconnalphaphiomega@gmail.com or jonathantheuconnhusky@gmail.com

Check out both Alpha Phi Omega’s and Jonathan the Husky’s social media for more information!

APO Facebook: UConn Alpha Phi Omega – Delta Sigma

APO Instagram: @uconn_apo

Jonathan the Husky’s Facebook: Jonathan the Husky

Jonathan the Husky’s Instagram: @jonathanhusky14