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Soup-er Scholarship Feed Launches Statewide Staff Campaign

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Few people know the benefits and value of a University of Alaska education as well as members of the university staff. Collectively, you and your peers demonstrate your belief in that value and in our students every day, helping to shape and enhance the UA experience while making it even more accessible. Every dollar you donate is more than a gift; it is a statement that you believe in UA.

This year’s Statewide staff campaign begins on April 1st with the Soup-er Scholarship Feed. Join us in either Butrovich 109 or Bragaw 205 at noon for delicious soups and breads prepared by talented co-workers. Finish up your tastings with a scrumptious sundae compliments of UA Foundation. The winners in both the soup and bread categories will receive a polar fleece UA insignia vest.

For just $10 you will enjoy a hearty lunch, made even more satisfying with the knowledge that all net proceeds will go toward the Statewide General Scholarship fund, which benefits students from all campuses. An informational brochure and email will be coming your way soon.

Cyber-Security Awareness – Next Steps

Be sure to register for this special offering: 

Cyber-Security Awareness – Next Steps

DATE: April 10, 2013; Thursday  (Register Here)
TIME: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PLACE: Butro 204

Join this session for tips and techniques and to address questions UA employees are asking about how to be more cyber-security aware. The presenter will share information and address questions on how to become more cyber-security aware at UA, including how you can encrypt data, check for viruses, properly erase data and check for up-to-date plug-ins.  

Nathan Zierfuss is UA’s Chief Information Security Officer. Nathan oversees information security policy and procedure development, and system-wide information security planning and coordination. Prior to coming to Statewide, Zierfuss worked as a HPC systems analyst focused on security and mass storage for the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center and at the Alaska Satellite Facility as a systems analyst.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Anne Sakumoto at anne.sakumoto@alaska.edu  (907) 786-1432.

SAA eElection Underway

The spring nomination period identified a great field of candidates for staff representation on the Statewide Administration Assembly. It is time now to vote. Access the online ballot on SAA’s webpage: www.alaska.edu/governance/saa/elections/. Voting concludes April 15.

All voting is anonymous, though you will be required to log into Google apps to access the ballot. Thank you to all candidates for accepting the nomination and for participating in the governance process at the University of Alaska.

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Administrative Professionals Week is April 21 - 27

A sincere thank you to administrative professionals for the work you do on behalf of the University of Alaska! 

Administrative Professionals Week is a national event to recognize the contributions of administrative professionals in our workplace and to encourage their professional development.

UA System administrative professionals are encouraged to participate in the following appreciation and development events:

  • UAA Development Day – May 14, 2013, Tuesday  
  • UAF Staff Appreciation Day – May 15, 2013, Wednesday  
  • UAS Staff Development Day – May 15, 2013, Wednesday

Committees are hard at work and websites are in the process of being created or updated to identify workshops and registration information.  

UAA:   http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/developmentday/workshops/index.cfm

UAF:   http://www.uaf.edu/uafgov/staff-council/

UAS:   http://www.uas.alaska.edu/staffcouncil/

For individuals interested in volunteering to help with any of the events, feel free to contact the respective campus committee chairs directly.  

Please obtain supervisory approval prior to registration if participation is during your work hours. This helps in scheduling proper department coverage.

Webinars Update

The list of upcoming webinars, including descriptions and registration sites may be found here.

Time Management Tools: To-Do Lists, Calendars, Smartphones and More    
April 3, 2013 11:00 am; Wednesday Register for 11-12pm AKDT

Where Are You Going? Goal Setting for Personal and Professional Success     
April 18, 2013, 11:00 am; Thursday Register for 11-12pm AKDT

Lifelong Learning for Personal Success 
May 1, 2013, 11:00 am; Wednesday Register for 11-12pm AKDT

Employees may register for webinars by clicking the “Register” weblinks. Shortly after registering, employees receive a confirmation email. Registrants also receive a reminder email approximately 24 hours prior to the webinar.     

The webinars are generally 45 minutes in length and are open to University of Alaska employees system-wide. There are no fees to attend a ComPsych webinar. If the webinar takes place during the employee’s work hours, supervisory approval should be obtained to ensure proper departmental coverage.  

Share Your Opinion: UA Employees are invited to provide input on preferred topics, days and times for FY2014 webinars by using the following link to a short (eight question) questionnaire:   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WebinarsFY2014   

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