5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff.

Managing your UM email in a modern workplace
Wednesday, March 13–Thursday, March 14
Want to take your knowledge of Microsoft Outlook to the next level? Learn how to set up rules, better block spam, access shared accounts, and improve overall efficiency in your UM email mailbox. Register now for the next Tech Talk workshop on March 13 and 14 at the Gables and medical campuses, respectively. Learn more at http://it.miami.edu/techtalk

Hurricanes baseball employee day
Multiple dates
University of Miami employees are eligible to purchase $1 tickets to a number of Hurricanes baseball games this season. Watch the ’Canes take on Columbia University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Virginia Tech, Bethune Cookman, or Duke University. The first eligible game started Friday, March 8 against Georgia Tech followed by multiple dates through Thursday, May 16 against Duke University. Purchase your tickets now.

Faculty fellow positions in the residential colleges
Apply by Monday, March 25
Faculty Fellows—full-time faculty who affiliate with a specific residence hall but do not reside in it—serve as academic advocates and mentors for undergraduate students in the hall. They work closely with residential faculty and Housing and Residential Life staff to increase faculty-student engagement in the residential college and contribute to the development of an intentional intellectual community in the cesidential colleges. Interested faculty can attend an information session on March 20 at noon in Stanford Residential College Commons room 112. Learn more and apply.

Free food in exchange for feedback
Tuesday, Mar 26–Thursday, Mar 28
As part of UM Dining services, the residential dining halls on the Coral Gables campus offer a great option for employees. Snag a meal plan—either 15, 20, or 30 block—and enjoy flexible, economical dining experiences near the office. There’s always variety on the menu, plus they value their guests’ opinions. Register now to attend an upcoming focus group to share your thoughts and feedback on your experience dining on campus in exchange for a free meal and $10 Starbucks gift card.

Compliance and employing student-athletes
Like most students at the U, student-athletes often take on roles as interns and student employees as opportunities arise. To ensure all processes are followed correctly, their employers should complete an employer verification form and contact the compliance office with any questions concerning student-athlete employment. For questions or more information, contact the UM athletics department at athleticscompliance@miami.edu or connect with them on Twitter and Facebook, @UCompliance.