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.

Be prepared for hurricane season.
From June 1 through November 30.
Ensure you and your loved ones are ready. Among the list of things to do, create or update your hurricane preparedness kit and purchase supplies for your home. Update personal and emergency contact information in Workday, and enroll in direct deposit. Create a personal preparedness plan and review important information from the University’s Office of Emergency Management. Discover more things to consider when creating your personal emergency plan at work and at home.

Access new workout offerings this summer. 
Now available.
As of June 1, the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center on the Medical Campus began offering a number of amenities, including towel service and the use of locker rooms and showers. Along with more equipment available on the gym floor and extended hours of operation, members can now register to participate in group exercise classes with a limited schedule and capacity. Facility reservations and masks are still required. Learn more about the wellness opportunities at both UHealth and Herbert wellness centers for faculty and staff members.

Commemorate Juneteenth—A celebration of freedom. 
Friday, June 18, at 6 p.m.
Join the University’s Black Alumni Society’s annual Juneteenth Celebration. Attendees will learn from alumni who will impart their expertise during mixology and cooking demonstrations and provide a thought-provoking conversation moderated by sophomore KiAnna Dorsey, executive producer of UMTV's “The Culture,” a student-run production. Find more information and register to attend.

Upload your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. 
Now online.
University employees and students vaccinated outside of UHealth should upload a copy of their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to their MyUHealthChart account. Review instructions on how to upload your card and download a PDF of the tip sheet. Read more about COVID-19 guidelines for the fall semester.

Participate in guided mindfulness practice. 
Multiple dates.
Recharge, refresh, and cultivate greater present moment awareness with two guided mindfulness practices offered by the Lowe Art Museum. Offered three times a month, Mindful Looking invites participants to focus attention in different ways on a work of art from the Lowe’s collection. On the first Tuesday of the month, Mindful Sitting features a traditional guided mindfulness sitting practice. Established in 2016, the program was developed as a collaboration between the Lowe Art Museum and the School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program. Get more information about programs at the Lowe.