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.

Faculty Senate meeting 
Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 3:30 p.m.
The next Faculty Senate meeting will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 3:30 p.m. at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key in the Science Laboratory and Administration Building, or SLAB, seminar room, which is adjacent to the dean’s office. All University faculty members are invited to attend. Learn more.

Super Bowl Music Fest at the American Airlines Arena
Discounts are available now.
University faculty, staff, and students receive a 10 percent discount on all Super Bowl Music Festival tickets purchased through Ticketmaster. Held at the American Airlines Arena on Thursday, Jan. 30; Friday, Jan. 31; and Saturday, Feb 1., the concerts will feature headliners such as DJ Khaled, Maroon 5, and Guns N’ Roses. Use code UMSBMF for exclusive savings. The code is valid on all price levels for each show.

Important payroll information
Accessible now in Workday.
W-2 forms for 2019 are now available in Workday in the Pay worklet under My Tax Documents. Employees who did not opt-out of paper statements will be receiving their W-2 form in the mail to the home address on file by Friday, Jan. 31. Review the Payroll: W2 Tip Sheet for more information. Learn more.

Leap into well-being
Multiple events throughout February
Well-being is the ability to address normal stresses, work productively, and realize a high potential. Starting Feb. 1, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program kicks off a 29-day challenge with daily activities and several seminars. Covering four themes—including self-care, gratitude, resilience, and social connectedness—this challenge is meant to encourage participants to engage in healthier choices while sparking an interest in simple actions that can lead to changes in lifestyle. Employees enrolled in the Well ’Canes incentives program can earn points by attending the seminars offered—including the first session on self-care—to discover simple self-care strategies and assess what areas need further development. Learn more.

Save on UM Summer Scholars program
Apply now for Feb. 1 priority application deadline.
The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to explore their academic passions and experience college life. Students can participate in two-week non-credit academies or three-week credit programs while exploring academic areas in medicine and health studies, engineering, architecture and technology, marine science, business, law, global studies, and communication and media. Participants can choose to live on campus or commute during the program. Dependents of University employees may be eligible for tuition remission benefits, which are applied to the tuition fee on three-week credit programs. Learn more.