General Team Building with Four Arrows For Groups

Four Arrows (FA) is an accessible resource for the UConn community for experiential learning opportunities. We are FREE  for any group made up of 90% students and have minimal fees for non-student groups. Our highly trained facilitators can guide your group through a variety of hands on learning experiences:

  • General Teambuilding (indoor or outdoors)
  • Low Ropes Challenge Courses – Space available end of March and in April
  • Local Hikes
  • Portable programming (we can come to you)
  • Build us into your training or meeting…let us break the ice or run a problem solving activity

Need help coordinating training or want a team-building program to have some positive group development, look no further!  Four Arrows with Student Activities Leadership and Organizational Development provides customizable & intentionally planned experiences.  All programs are free for UConn student groups and heavily discounted for UConn affiliated.  

We run programs ALL YEAR LONG.

Check us out on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/uconn4arrows/

Looking to sign up for a program?  Request an experience at http://fourarrows.uconn.edu/

Have any questions?  Feel free to email us at fourarrows@uconn.edu or fill out the Contact Us form on our website.

For additional information, see our FLYER

For more information, contact: Four Arrows at FourArrows@uconn.edu

 

3/7 International Chat: Stress Management/Meditation

A collaboration with Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS), International Chat brings together international students, scholars, and their families in a warm and informal environment. This week, join ISSS and CMHS as we learn stress management tips to cope with the middle of the semester and engage in some peaceful meditation.

When:  Thursday, March 7, 3:00-4:00 pm

Where: McMahon 183, ISSS Lounge, Storrs Campus

For more information, contact: ISSS at international@uconn.edu

2/20 Town Hall Meeting on Fees

TO:                        University Community

FROM:                  Scott A. Jordan, Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Craig Kennedy, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

SUBJ:                     Town Hall Meetings on Fees – February 20

The university community is invited to attend open forums regarding the university’s proposed fee rates for the 2019-2020 academic year. The university proposal will be submitted to the UConn Board of Trustees for its consideration.

Two of these open forums have been scheduled; the presentations given at both will be identical. They will be held:

  • Wednesday, February 20 @ 12:30pm in the Dodd Center’s Konover Auditorium AND
  • Wednesday, February 20 @ 5pm in the Dodd Center’s Konover Auditorium

At the meetings, the university will present its proposal which would apply to students at the Storrs and Regional Campuses.

The purpose of the forums is to solicit questions and comments from the university community regarding UConn’s proposal.

If community members are unable to attend in person, both meetings will be livestreamed.

The 12:30pm Town Hall meeting will be livestreamed at:

http://ait.uconn.edu/live-streaming/ (choose Link Konover)

The 5pm Town Hall meeting will be livestreamed at:

http://ait.uconn.edu/live-streaming/ (choose Link Konover)

For more information, contact: EVPACFO@UCONN.EDU at 860-486-3455

 

UConn Social Media Day

UConn Social Media Day

Wednesday, March 13

Sponsored by University Communications

 

UConn’s first-ever, University-wide #UConnSocialDay is a free professional social media development event for all UConn undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff.

With a dedicated track for faculty and staff, you can learn about the “Nuts & Bolts of Social Media” and take in a “Faculty and Staff Social Media Lounge” where social media best practices will be discussed.

The event kicks off with “Lunch with a Social Media Influencer” at 12:15 p.m., with breakout sessions beginning at 2 p.m. where you will hear from industry leaders as well as notable UConn alums. Professional headshots will be available as well as 1:1 social media consultations with University experts.

The student portion will include a student-led roundtable plus panels on “Professional Branding” and “How Employees Use Social Media to Screen Potential Hires”.

For more information on the event, please CLICK HERE.

Questions regarding the event? Contact emily.zangari@uconn.edu

– Emily Zangari, Manager, Social and Emerging Media

 

 

 

Hartford Parking Information

The CT Flower & Garden Show will be held in the CT Convention Center from Thursday, February 21st through Sunday, February 24th.  Doors open to the Flower Show at 10AM daily.  Traffic surrounding the campus is expected to be heavy and travel delays are likely.

CT Convention Center Garage permit holders may be displaced from their assigned parking areas (Sections A and C) on both Thursday (2/21) and Friday (2/22).  Parking capacity elsewhere in the garage should be used if there are no parking spaces available within the regularly assigned sections.

Employees should be aware of the fact that UConn student permit parking in the Convention Center and Science Center garages will be SUSPENDED from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Thursday (2/21) and Friday (2/22).  During these suspension periods, UConn student permit parking will be accommodated on the surface parking lot at 18 Pequot Street (map).  The Pequot Street lot is located about 9/10th mile north of the campus.  Free shuttle service between the Convention Center Garage and the Pequot Lot will be provided during the following hours:

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE (~10-minute frequency)

Thursday –           7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday –                7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The affected student permit holders have been provided with information related to the above-mentioned parking relocations via email messages sent to their University accounts and posted signage.

Some employees might prefer to park on the 18 Pequot Lot and use the free shuttle, which is permitted.

We apologize for the inconveniences that will be caused by these necessary accommodations.

For more information, contact: Parking Services at parkingservices@uconn.edu

 

Learn to Save a Life Today

Plan ahead for your CPR/AED, First Aid, and Stop the Bleed class needs for this spring 2019 semester. UConn Rescue is anticipating a heavier than usual demand for classes and has increased the numbers of classes being offered. The schedule for the spring is live on our website.

Registration for Spring 2019 classes is now open and filling fast!  

View the classes/register here:

www.uconnrescue.eventbrite.com

Learn more about UConn Rescue here:

www.uconnrescue.com

For more information, contact: UConn Rescue Training Coordinator at UConnRescueTraining@Gmail.com

 

Preferred/Display Name Now Printing on UConn ID

All UConn ID cards (Husky One Cards) are now being issued with a preferred name on the back of the card. You can view and update this name on the ITS Display Name tool: https://netid.uconn.edu/tools/displayname/.

FAQs

  • All new ID’s automatically have the display name on the back under the heading “Preferred Name.” If you have not chosen a display name that differs from your legal name, then the preferred name on the back of the ID will default to your legal name.
  • The preferred name is considered an enhancement to the UConn ID and does not change it from a functional perspective. Therefore, the standard $20 fee will be applied if you want a new ID with the preferred name on the back.
  • It is important to note that this display name is NOT the preferred name in Student Admin. All changes to the name shown on the back of your ID must be done through the ITS display name tool (the One Card Office cannot make this change for you). The preferred name will not be updated in the One Card system until the following day.
  • For more information about display names, such as other systems it will appear in or how to change it, please visit: https://helpcenter.uconn.edu/2018/10/17/how-do-i-change-the-name-displayed-in-uconn-directories/

For more information, contact: One Card Office at 860-486-3129.

 

2/23 Know Your Farmer Fair

Come visit UConn’s Spring Valley Student Farm at the 4th annual Know Your Farmer Fair in the Windham Town Hall Auditorium!  This will take place on Saturday, February 23rd. Four of our farmers will be there to represent SVSF from 10 am – 1 pm. Join us to meet local farmers, find a CSA, and even watch some neat demonstrations. For more information about the fair, visit http://www.windhamfood.org/farmerfair/ and for more info about SVSF, visit https://dining.uconn.edu/spring-valley-farm/. See you there!

For more information, contact: Noelle Albert at noelle.albert@uconn.edu

Dependent Coverage: Medical/Pharmacy Plans

The Office of the State Comptroller recently announced a change to group medical and pharmacy coverage for eligible dependents.

Effective January 1, 2019, group medical and pharmacy coverage for eligible dependents will continue through the end of the calendar year in which the dependent reaches age 26. For example, a dependent that turns age 26 in February 2019 can remain on coverage through December 31, 2019. This change does not impact dental coverage. The maximum date for dental coverage will remain the last day of the month in which the dependent turns age 19.

On January 1 of the year after the dependent turns 26, s/he is no longer eligible for state subsidized medical benefits unless s/he is certified as disabled. The dependent will automatically be removed from coverage and a COBRA notice will be sent addressed to the dependent at the address on file. Employees may continue the coverage for the dependent up to 36 months immediately following the loss of coverage at COBRA rates, which include a 2% administrative fee. More information, including rates, is available at COBRA Coverage (Storrs & Regionals; UConn Health). 

For more information contact Human Resources at 6-3034 or benefits@uconn.edu.

EAP Frontline Employee – February 2019 Newsletter

Featured in this month’s edition:

Could You Be Depressed and Not Know It? – “Mental health clinics often see patients with life problems who have undiagnosed major depressive disorder…“

Do Meditation and Exercise Fend Off Flu? “Studies have shown that stress, life crises and negative emotional styles increase risk of acute respiratory infections like colds…”

Stop Skipping Breakfast “You may have heard breakfast is the most important meal because the body needs energy and you won’t perform your best if you skip it. That may be true, but…”

Other topics in this edition:

  • Make a Good First Impression
  • Making Your Workspace Healthier with Plants
  • Moving On from an Abusive Relationship
  • Goal Achievement: Don’t Break the Chain
  • Working from Home: Get Dressed First

For the full February 2019 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!

NEW RESOURCES FOR MANAGERS & Supervisors …

  • 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.
  • 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