Staff Enrichment

Workers' Compensation And Vocational Rehabilitation


  • Workers' Compensation Benefits Procedures: Advanced. Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-noon.

    Using case examples, this workshop is designed for those who have already taken the introductory class and are interested in a more thorough understanding of supplemental benefits. To enroll, call Laurie Westphal at 643-9403.


  • To enroll or for information, call 643-4646.

  • Avoiding the Mouse Trap: Pros and Cons of Alternative Pointing Devices. Sept. 23, 12:10-1 p.m.

  • Obtain pointers on safe mouse use, receive an update on alternative pointing devices available and learn the pros and cons of various pointing devices.

Healthy Latin American Cuisine. Sept. 24, 4-5 p.m.

  • Learn the importance of a low-fat diet in obtaining optimal health, discover ways to spice up your kitchen with healthy and low-fat ingredients, and taste samples and receive recipes to diversify your collection. Enrollment limited, call early.

CARE Services

  • To enroll or for information, call 643-7754.

  • Talk About Stress: Stress Management for Staff. Sept. 22 and 29, noon.-1:30 p.m.

    This two-part discussion seminar is intended for clerical, administrative and other non-supervisory campus staff. The seminar offers a supportive forum for participants to talk about their unique sources of stress, to crystallize their reactions to stress, to identify resources for coping with stress, and to help develop positive approaches to stress management.

  • Seminar for Recently Relocated Faculty Members and Post Doctoral Candidates. Sept. 22 and Nov. 10, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

    In pursuing scholarly endeavors, many faculty members and post-doctoral candidates find themselves in an unfamiliar culture far away from loved ones and usual support systems.

    This two-part seminar offers a supportive environment to discuss concerns and to explore issues of recent relocation to a new culture.

  • Screening of "Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter." Sept. 25, noon-1:30 p.m. (includes optional 30-minute discussion). Tang Center, Career Library.

    Part of CARE Services' ongoing Taking Care brown bag series, this award-winning film by Debora Hoffman, presented in video format, documents a daughter coping with her mother's diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

    For interested participants, a facilitated discussion follows. No enrollment is necessary.


  • Couples Communication: Common Communication Pitfalls. Sept. 24, 6-7:30 p.m., Tang Center.

    It's all too easy for couples to find themselves repeating unproductive patterns that stall a relationship's growth.

    This early evening seminar is given by Juanita Papillion, a psychologist with extensive experience providing marital and couples therapy and teaching about couples communication. Participants will discuss common communication pitfalls and positive approaches to addressing them.

    Both couples and individuals are encouraged to attend.

  • Violence in the Workplace. Sept. 24, 1-3 p.m.

    This workshop focuses on ways faculty and staff can deal with potentially violent situations encountered at work.

    Discussion will include the signs and symptoms of potential violence, strategies for managing potentially violent people and situations, and how to care for yourself and others.

    The workshop is co-sponsored by the campus police department.

  • I Hate to Budget. Sept. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    This two-hour workshop, presented by a representative from Consumer Credit Counseling, focuses on the basics of budgeting for those who hate to budget.

    Learn how simple it can be to make small, painless changes that may result in significant personal and family savings over the course of a year.

    A workbook is included. Spouses and partners are invited to attend.


Employee Development And Training

For information, call 642-8134. Follow your department training guidelines before signing up for classes.

  • New Employee Orientation. Oct. 7, 21, or Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

    This orientation, offered twice monthly, covers campus structure, campus culture, benefits, computer competency and safety related issues.

    Presentations are given by staff from the campus police department; Environment, Health and Safety; University Health Services; and the campus benefits office.


  • Financial Controls/Quantitative Analysis. Oct. 13 and 15, 1:30-5 p.m.

    Using examples of university budget and financial data, participants in this two-day workshop learn how to identify key data, how to determine their meaning and how to present data effectively.

    Participants also learn how to identify and calculate fixed and variable costs, and practice preparing variance, historical and comparative reports.


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