Centralities for Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wellness Tip

— Update your important medical documents — living wills, advance directives, healthcare records, etc.

Events Today  

— “Lights, Camera, Action: Create an Introductory Video for Your Course”, 11:30 a.m., CeCE office, 201 N. Bryant Ave. Register online.

Upcoming Events

— Farewell Reception for Nuratu Mohammed, noon June 15, THH 121. Contact David Macey, Ph.D.

— New Banner 9, June 18. Visit the Project Web Page for details and watch for emails from Module leaders for training.

— Retirement Reception for Susan Prater and Nancy Vollertsen, 2:30-4 p.m. June 22, NUC 326.

— Work-Study/Departmental Tuition Waiver Workshops, 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. June 26, NUC 320B. Register online. Contact Abigail Okoe.

— Deadline to schedule a summer thesis defense, July 13. View thesis packet.

— Strength, Speed and Agility Camp for ages 8-15, 8:30-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays July 16-27. Register online. Contact Johnny Watley.

— Splash Bash, 7-9 p.m. July 19, Andy Alligator’s Water Park, 3300 Market Place, Norman. Purchase passesView a flier. Contact Jamie Hadwin.

— Deadline to register student organizations, Sept. 7. Learn more

— Read the June issue of Broncho Beat from Human Resources.

Reminders

— Submit signage request forms for approval at least two weeks prior to the event date. Email ucomm@uco.edu for details.

— Centralities submissions are automatically added to UCO's master calendar, the Central app and UCONNECT.

— View the newly redesigned Inside Central, the official blog of UCO. Email blog ideas to ucomm@uco.edu.

— The university's Academic Early Referral System (AERS) is now available to faculty. For more information, email Student Success.

— For severe weather information, including a map of shelters on campus, visit the public safety website.


The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
— Abraham Lincoln

Pi Alpha Alpha Honors Joel Clement — Joel Clement, a climate science and policy consultant and former director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Interior, was recently honored with a membership in the MPA Honor Society in Public Administration, Pi Alpha Alpha, after hosting a panel discussion on ethics in public service. The society, along with the City of Edmond Forestry Commission, will plant a pinnacle oak tree in Mitch Park this fall in honor of Clement.

From left are Rosemarie Curiel; Louis Furmanski, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Overman, Ph.D.; Clement, Alyssa Provencio and Brett Sharp, Ph.D.

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Oklahoma Teacher’s Retirement Informational, June 14

Learn the benefits of joining the Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System (OTRS) at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, in the Virginia Lamb Living Room, Human Environmental Sciences. All permanent employees working at least 20 hours a week are eligible to participate, but they are only able to enroll once a year.

Employee contributions are now spread over the entire fiscal year. Biweekly employees contribute $26.93 per paycheck and monthly employees contribute $58.34 per paycheck. UCO contributes to each employee's OTRS account. Part-time employees contribute 7 percent of each paycheck until $700 is reached.

Complete the OTRS enrollment form and submit to UCO Benefits no later than Monday, June 18, through campus mail (Box 171) or in person in Rooms 204 or 212, Administration.

For more information, contact Benefits.