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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Headlines

• Travel Year End Deadlines
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Nursing Lot Paving
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Institutional Policy Revisions
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UWG Innovations in Pedagogy Conference
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Donate Socks for Older Americans Month
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Community Garden Planting
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Free Skin Screening
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UWG|Online Training

Administrative:

• FY14 Year End Processing Dates as related to Travel have been UPDATED and are available from the link on the Office of the Controller’s website. Note that these preliminary dates are subject to revision as additional information is received from various state agencies. If you have questions regarding these deadlines, please contact Randy Miller. Please continue to monitor the Daily Report for future releases.

Announcements:

• Beginning today and continuing through Friday, April 25 the final paving work will take place on the Nursing parking lot. Asphalt trucks will be entering and exiting the site. Congestion in the area and behind the bookstore may be heavier than usual. As always in a construction area, pay attention to your surroundings. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Conley at 678-839-6378.

We appreciate your patience as we make this a “Destination University”. Go West! Go Wolves!

• The Presidential Taskforce on Institutional Policy has revised/written three policies and they are ready for your review. The three policies are:

 Policy and Procedures 1.2

 Acceptable Use Policy for Computers and Network 8.1.1

 Payment Card Industry Data Security 5.2.8.

The comment period will be from April 24th through May 8. We invite you to visit our website and send us your feedback.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

• The UWG Innovations in Pedagogy Conference is Tuesday, April 29. Join us to learn about the exciting work of our faculty and staff to support student learning. Registration is free. Sign up here.
You can view the conference program here.
Have questions? Contact Cher Hendricks.

Socks, Socks, and more Socks! Please join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and our co-sponsors: National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Council, BSA and SGA in celebrating Older Americans Month by participating in our annual Sock Drive. The theme for Older Americans Month 2014 (celebrated in May since 1963) is “Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow!”

Did you know that over one in every eight or 13.3% of the population (or 41.4 million in 2011) is an Older American (65+)? Or that 485,000 grandparents, aged 65 or older, had the primary responsibility for their grandchildren who live with them? Or that almost half of older women (47%) age 75+ live alone or that there are an estimated 53,364 centenarians (2010 census) in the United States.

CDI will be collecting NEW socks through April 30. Please help us reach our goal of 500 NEW pairs of socks. Bring all socks to the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, Room 217 (Row Hall, East Wing) or place them in Campus mail. All socks will be donated to local nursing homes in Carroll and Haralson Counties during the month of May. For questions, call 678-839-5400. For additional information on Older Americans Month, visit this website.

Events:

 UWG Community Garden planting and dedication today at 1:30. Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Green Elite student organization, UWG Facilities, Sustainability Council and Wolf Wellness with the gardening efforts made possible in partnership with Tanner Health System's Get Healthy Live Well CDC grant. 

• Free skin screening on Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. in the TLC Lobby with dermatologist Dr. David Schoenfeld, Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to have those visible and questionable "spots" checked prior to sun season.

Training:

• UWG|Online Training: Blackboard Collaborate and Virtual Classrooms
Location: FDC (Faculty Development Center)/ Old Auditorium

Did you know that we have a new tool that will be replacing Wimba Classroom? Blackboard Collaborate is now integrated into CourseDen (D2L). This upgraded virtual space provides mobile and wireless access to allow your students to communicate with you. During this 90-minute session, we will explore BlackBoard Collaborate and how you can use this tool to create Virtual Office Hours or a synchronous classroom space for your Online or Technology-Enhanced course, which can serve as a great backup for those ‘unexpected’ disasters that can occur!

How to create a Collaborate Classroom in D2L
Best practices for conducting a synchronous online class
Best practices and a discussion about using Collaborate for online office hours

We will also be attempting to stream and archive this event via a Google+ hangout. If interested in this, please contact David Lloyd at 9-5294. To participate, please register here.