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.

Parking color zones enforced
Starting Monday, Aug. 19
Permit holders on the Coral Gables campus should park their vehicles in the designated color zone to avoid fines, towing, and possible disciplinary action. As per the policy, all vehicles on campus must be registered with the department of parking and transportation and have a current and valid parking permit linked to the tag number. Learn more.

Well ’Canes markets are (almost) back
Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Friday, Sept. 6
With fall classes officially underway, the Well ’Canes Market will soon return to the Coral Gables campus starting the first week of September. Plan to head to the Foote University Green and Lennar Foundation Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 4 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 6 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. Gables One Tower employees can hop on a shuttle to and from the Green on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you plan on hitting up the markets during kickoff week, be sure to stop by the HR Total Rewards team and snag some awesome giveaway items. Learn more about the markets.

Mind-body stress reduction course
Starting Thursday, Sept. 5
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine is dedicated to creating healthy solutions for the mind and body. Part of the University’s Department of Family Medicine, the center offers an eight-week mindfulness training where participants can learn to manage stress effectively and better cope with challenges. Receive guided instruction on formal mindfulness meditation techniques, including relaxation, gentle stretching, and class discussion. Register now for the next course, which kicks off Thursday, Sept. 5 and is open to all. UM employees and students can receive a discounted registration fee. For questions, call 305-243-4751 or email kydra.thompson@miami.edu.

Recycle smarter
GreenU is working to make offices on the Coral Gables campus more sustainable with a new program that recycles office paper separately from single stream recycling. Find specific office paper recycling bins by your copier machine—either a tall blue bin or a grey rolling cart. Help reduce waste in the workplace and save trees by disposing clean office paper in these dedicated bins. Continue recycling empty cans, bottles, lightweight cardboard, and newspapers in the tall blue recycling bins located in either the kitchen, lounge, or hallway. Learn more.

Hurricanes football employee day tickets
On sale now!
University of Miami faculty and staff who work full-time with benefits are eligible to receive one complimentary football game ticket and can purchase up to three additional tickets—for $1 per ticket—to one of four games this season, including Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, Sept. 14, Central Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 21, Virginia on Friday, Oct. 11, and Georgia Tech on Saturday, Oct. 19. With each ticket you’ll receive a $10 concessions voucher and be able to purchase a parking pass for $10. Make your purchase online and receive tickets, parking passes, and concessions vouchers via email immediately after checkout. For questions, call 1-800-462-2673.