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March 23, 2018

 

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • UES will be holding an Open House in the month of March as part of the program developed by the Onboarding CIT. The Open House will take place every Friday Afternoon from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The tour will include a brief history of Texas A&M’s Oldest Power Plant, a visit to the newly remodeled Control Room, and Texas A&M’s 32 Megawatt Turbine Generator. Please register here.
  • March 30, 2018, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for Nominations for the Division of Finance and Operations Excellence Awards. The purpose of the Excellence Awards is to recognize and reward employees within the Division of Finance and Operations for outstanding service and achievement. Awards will be presented in the following categories Outstanding Staff, Outstanding Team, Innovation, New Employee Impact, Respect, and Visionary. Staff members are encouraged to submit nominations. Details and forms are available on the Excellence Awards website. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony on May 22, 2018.
  • May 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for the Division of Finance and Operations Dependent Children Scholarship. This scholarship will provide assistance to the dependent children of employees within the Division of Finance and Operations. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, school/employment/community activities and financial need. Full details and the application are available on the scholarship website.
  • May 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m., MSC 2300: Division of Finance and Operations Excellence Awards Ceremony. Save the date.

Professional Development:

  • Professional Development Department Featured CourseLost in Translation: Navigating Intercultural Communication in the Workplace - The global reach of Texas A&M provides opportunities for frequent contact with people from multiple cultures.  While having a diverse workforce offers numerous advantages, cultural differences can contribute to misunderstandings, conflict and discord. An understanding of one’s own culture and that of others allows people to work together more effectively.  This course provides a fundamental framework that helps to recognize the factors and influences of culture on communication and identify skills to improve intercultural communication.  Participants gain insights into the value of effectively communicating with people from diverse cultures and learn strategies for resolving differences for better relationships and increased productivity at work.
  • Spring 2018 Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series - The Office for Diversity announces a series of six sessions featuring Texas A&M faculty, staff, and students presenting their research to the community. Four of the sessions were presented at the 2017 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) and two sessions are from the 2016-2017 Diversity Matters SEED Grant Program recipients. These research projects are related to ongoing campus efforts of our University Diversity Plan goals of accountability, climate, and equity. Registration for the sessions is currently open. Please use the links provided below to register. When registering, please inform us of any necessary accommodations. All sessions will be livestreamed.  (https://www.ustream.tv/channel/LLD5XjvJkbv).  For more information about the series, please visit the Diversity Speaker Series This is a brown bag series, so bring your lunch. Refreshments will be provided.
  • April 5, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Koldus UCEN 110: Aggie Disability Awareness Workshop. Aggie Disability Awareness Workshop is an interactive 3-hour workshop designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and respect for people with disabilities among faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. The workshop is meant to promote strong dialogue about issues and information surrounding disability. All individuals are welcome to attend but attendance should never be mandated. In doing so, Aggie Disability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes towards people with disabilities on campus. The Aggie Disability Awareness Workshop will focus on (1) developing knowledge of the social and medical models of disability, the history and legislation surrounding disability, and disability etiquette and person-first language, (2) acquaint faculty to the principles of Universal Design for Instruction, and (3) discuss how to best work with and support individuals with disabilities.
  • April 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. University Police Department: SHARP Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Classes. The Consensual Language, Education, Awareness & Relationships Office (CLEAR) and the University Police Department would like to invite female Aggie students, staff, and faculty to attend one of our Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) classes this spring. SHARP is a four-hour specially designed self-defense class for women 17 years and older that teaches easy-to-learn techniques for a variety of situations. During the class, participants learn: situational awareness, how to better protect themselves, and how to defend against an attacker. Class sizes are limited to 18 participants, and preregistration is required. All SHARP classes are held on campus at the University Police Department.
  • May 14, 2018: Deadline for Registration Green Dot Bystander Program on June 4 – June 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Thomas G. Hildebrand DVM ’56 Equine Complex. The registration fee for Texas A&M University faculty and staff members is $275. The Green Dot Bystander Program is an innovative approach to violence prevention. Green Dot harnesses the power of individual choices to shift social norms, resulting in broad-based culture change. Green Dot is based on a wealth of interdisciplinary research, including social-change theory, diffusion of innovation, communication, marketing, bystander intervention, and perpetration patterns. This four-day training certifies participants to implement the Green Dot violence prevention strategy on a college campus. Components of the training include: a comprehensive review of the research and theories that inform the Green Dot strategy; elements of the Green Dot strategy and curriculum; and developing an implementation plan. Register for the Green Dot Institute.
  • May 23, 2018 , 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Stand Workshop for faculty and staff. Registration is now open for the STAND Up workshops scheduled for the Spring Semester: tamu.edu/standup. The STAND Up workshop is designed to assist individuals in learning positive and helpful ways to have conversations with individuals who have been involved in a traumatic event. The workshop provides information about sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking; social perspectives; the impacts of trauma on the brain; listening techniques; tools for mandated reporters; and campus and community resources.
  • May 29 to June 2, 2018, New Orleans: NCORE National Conference on Race and Ethnicity is a national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The conference focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations. Texas A&M has a group registration link can be used by all TAMU faculty, staff, or administrators to receive a 10% discount. Texas A&M Group Discount Registration

 University Events/Deadlines:

  • March 24, 2018: Big Event
  • April 23 - 28, 2018: Save-the-dates for Staff Appreciation Week.
  • May 10 – 12, 2018, Reed Arena: Commencement
 March 9, 2018

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • UES will be holding an Open House in the month of March as part of the program developed by the Onboarding CIT. The Open House will take place every Friday Afternoon from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The tour will include a brief history of Texas A&M’s Oldest Power Plant, a visit to the newly remodeled Control Room, and Texas A&M’s 32 Megawatt Turbine Generator. Please register here.
  • March 30, 2018, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for Nominations for the Division of Finance and Operations Excellence Awards. The purpose of the Excellence Awards is to recognize and reward employees within the Division of Finance and Operations for outstanding service and achievement. Awards will be presented in the following categories Outstanding Staff, Outstanding Team, Innovation, New Employee Impact, Respect, and Visionary. Staff members are encouraged to submit nominations. Details and forms are available on the Excellence Awards website. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony on May 22, 2018.
  • May 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for the Division of Finance and Operations Dependent Children Scholarship. This scholarship will provide assistance to the dependent children of employees within the Division of Finance and Operations. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, school/employment/community activities and financial need. Full details and the application are available on the scholarship website.
  • May 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m., MSC 2300: Division of Finance and Operations Excellence Awards Ceremony. Save the date.

Professional Development:

  • Professional Development Department Featured CourseTips for Creating a Paperless Office - When eliminating paper from your office workflow, you need to be more resilient than ever in your digital skills for handling and managing documents. In this demo, learn how to share and export documents directly from the individual programs. Develop and collaborate using Track Changes. Analyze your folder structure and apply naming conventions. Experience OneNote as it captures data from the web, and accesses the documents from a variety of devices.
  • Spring 2018 Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series - The Office for Diversity announces a series of six sessions featuring Texas A&M faculty, staff, and students presenting their research to the community. Four of the sessions were presented at the 2017 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) and two sessions are from the 2016-2017 Diversity Matters SEED Grant Program recipients. These research projects are related to ongoing campus efforts of our University Diversity Plan goals of accountability, climate, and equity. Registration for the sessions is currently open. Please use the links provided below to register. When registering, please inform us of any necessary accommodations. All sessions will be livestreamed.  (https://www.ustream.tv/channel/LLD5XjvJkbv).  For more information about the series, please visit the Diversity Speaker Series This is a brown bag series, so bring your lunch. Refreshments will be provided.
  • March 13, 2018, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Stand Workshop for faculty and staff. Registration is now open for the STAND Up workshops scheduled for the Spring Semester: tamu.edu/standup. The STAND Up workshop is designed to assist individuals in learning positive and helpful ways to have conversations with individuals who have been involved in a traumatic event. The workshop provides information about sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking; social perspectives; the impacts of trauma on the brain; listening techniques; tools for mandated reporters; and campus and community resources. An additional session is available and May 23, 2018 , 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • April 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. University Police Department: SHARP Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Classes. The Consensual Language, Education, Awareness & Relationships Office (CLEAR) and the University Police Department would like to invite female Aggie students, staff, and faculty to attend one of our Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) classes this spring. SHARP is a four-hour specially designed self-defense class for women 17 years and older that teaches easy-to-learn techniques for a variety of situations. During the class, participants learn: situational awareness, how to better protect themselves, and how to defend against an attacker. Class sizes are limited to 18 participants, and preregistration is required. All SHARP classes are held on campus at the University Police Department.
  • April 5, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Koldus UCEN 110: Aggie Disability Awareness Workshop. Aggie Disability Awareness Workshop is an interactive 3-hour workshop designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and respect for people with disabilities among faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. The workshop is meant to promote strong dialogue about issues and information surrounding disability. All individuals are welcome to attend but attendance should never be mandated. In doing so, Aggie Disability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes towards people with disabilities on campus. The Aggie Disability Awareness Workshop will focus on (1) developing knowledge of the social and medical models of disability, the history and legislation surrounding disability, and disability etiquette and person-first language, (2) acquaint faculty to the principles of Universal Design for Instruction, and (3) discuss how to best work with and support individuals with disabilities.
  • May 14, 2018: Deadline for Registration Green Dot Bystander Program on June 4 – June 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Thomas G. Hildebrand DVM ’56 Equine Complex. The registration fee for Texas A&M University faculty and staff members is $275. The Green Dot Bystander Program is an innovative approach to violence prevention. Green Dot harnesses the power of individual choices to shift social norms, resulting in broad-based culture change. Green Dot is based on a wealth of interdisciplinary research, including social-change theory, diffusion of innovation, communication, marketing, bystander intervention, and perpetration patterns. This four-day training certifies participants to implement the Green Dot violence prevention strategy on a college campus. Components of the training include: a comprehensive review of the research and theories that inform the Green Dot strategy; elements of the Green Dot strategy and curriculum; and developing an implementation plan. Register for the Green Dot Institute.
  • May 29 to June 2, 2018, New Orleans: NCORE National Conference on Race and Ethnicity is a national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The conference focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations. Texas A&M has a group registration link can be used by all TAMU faculty, staff, or administrators to receive a 10% discount. Texas A&M Group Discount Registration

University Events/Deadlines:

  • March 24, 2018: Big Event
  • April 23 - 28, 2018: Save-the-dates for Staff Appreciation Week.
  • May 10 – 12, 2018, Reed Arena: Commencement