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10/16/13

UWG Daily Report 

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Sources of Strength Day
December Regalia Rentals
National Cyber Security Month
Publications and Printing Open
10-20 Years of Extra Life
National College Health Assessment Survey Deadline
Wolf Weight Loss Weigh-In
Study Abroad Job Workshop
Volley Pink
UWG Opera Workshop
Budget Report Training
ADP Manager Training

Announcements:

Students are encouraged to come to the Sources of Strength Day event today. At this event, students can participate in a hula hoop contest for prizes and learn about using wellness to become more resilient in college.
Additional details are below:

What: Sources of Strength Day
When: TODAY, October 16, 11 am-1 pm
Where: Outside UCC

For additional information about the Sources of Strength program at UWG, please see this link. Also, for information on the national Sources of Strength program- see this link.
Sources of Strength is a service that is provided on campus collaboratively by Counseling & Career Development Center's PREVENT@UWG Outreach Program and Health Services.

December commencement rental doctoral regalia requests are due to Alice Barker at the Bookstore by Friday, October 25. Keep in mind, it takes between four to six weeks to receive the regalia from Jostens. Any rental requests after October 25 will incur an express shipping fee. If you have any questions, please contact Alice, or call 678-839-5182.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. ITS uses this month as an opportunity to engage our campus in discussions about creating a safe cyber environment and maintaining best practice approaches to our day to day lives in the cyber environment. Throughout this month we will be sending important cyber security tips to the daily report to help you stay safe online. Check out our seventh tip: What websites you visit know about YOU!

The Publications & Printing front office will remain OPEN today and Thursday. Due to a change in the contractor's schedule, the front office will be temporarily closed instead on Friday, October 17, for interior renovations and will reopen on Monday. Staff can be reached at pubprint@westga.edu. We apologize for any inconvenience.

10-20 Years of Extra Life-The Choice is Yours
Wednesday, October 16, 6 pm
Kathy Cashen Hall
The College of Social Sciences is partnering with Tanner Health System and the Get Healthy, Live Well initiative— an effort to improve health and wellness for residents in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties—to bring Steven Aldana, Ph.D, a national expert on healthy living, to UWG campus. West Georgia residents have an exclusive opportunity to learn how good
health and positive habits can literally add years to their lives. Dr. Aldana’s presentation will present proven, effective steps to dramatically improve one’s health and minimize risks for chronic disease.

Attendees will:

· Learn how to extend the length of life by 10 to 20 high-quality years

· Prevent most chronic diseases

· Gain the knowledge, motivation, and skills needed to change behaviors

· See how the only long-term solution to excessive body weight is lifestyle
change

Students will have an opportunity to sign in or submit an index card at
the end of the event to verify attendance.

This event is funded by a community transformation grant from the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with Tanner Health
System.

The National College Health Assessment Survey deadline is this Friday, October 18. Faculty members are encouraged to remind students that may have been selected to please respond by this Friday in order to receive their Starbucks coupons and chances for Wolf Bucks! The survey will help provide important feedback for addressing student wellness at UWG.

Today will be the final opportunity for student, faculty and staff Wolf Weight Loss Challenge participants to stop by the library between 11 am and 1 pm for the October weigh in! The Fall semester challenge will end with the November weigh ins November 18-20.

Events:

From Study Abroad to Job Workshop: International Services and Programs and Career Services are sponsoring a workshop for students who want to learn to how to talk about their study abroad experience with potential employers. Study abroad helps to set a student's resume apart from the stack, and this session is designed to help students learn how to highlight the ways that their overseas experiences led to the development of skills that employers want workers to have -- like critical thinking, adaptability and intercultural competence. The workshop will take place on Thursday, October 17 from 4:30-6 pm in the Nook at Ingram Library.

Come out to support Volley Pink on Thursday, October 17 at 6 pm in the Coliseum. This is the 5th year for this event! Free T-shirts with Donation (while t-shirts last)

UWG Women's Volleyball takes on GSC opponent West Alabama.

The University of West Georgia's Opera Workshop will present its Fall Scenes Concert, "A Toast to Opera" on Friday, October 18, at 7:30 pm in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall in the Humanities Building. This concert is free and open to the public. This performance includes scenes from classic operas and operettas, such as The Mikado, The Marriage of Figaro, and Hansel and Gretel. All scenes are performed in English.

Training:

Budget Report training will be held on October 22, at 2 pm in Row Hall 319. This course provides budget managers and departmental assistants with instruction on using PeopleSoft Financials to run a variety of budget reports. These reports can be used for reconciling departmental budgets. Pre-registration and completion of a Security Request Form is required prior to training.

ADP Manager Training will be held on October 22 at 9 am in Row Hall room 319. This course is for both bi-weekly and monthly employees (faculty and staff) who supervise and approve another employee's (full-time, student, casual labor, etc.) timecard. This course will instruct participants on how to enter their own hours worked or exception time into the ADP eTime system. It will also provide instruction on how to approve another employee's timecard. Participants of this course should be the supervisor of at least one other employee. Visit the University Meetings and Trainings tab on the Events Calendar to register.