UK Staff & Faculty News - March 2010
Convert Temporary Disability (Sick) Leave to Vacation Leave Through April 14
Each year, UK employees have the opportunity to convert accrued Temporary Disability (sick) Leave to Vacation Leave. This year's deadline to submit Temporary Disability Leave Conversion Forms is Friday, April 14. For more details, visit this page.
Last chance! Take the Healthtrac Health Assessment by March 31!
UK Healthtrac Rewards is an easy-to-use, confidential online health improvement program that offers you an overview of your current health status and feedback specific to you. Any UK employee, retiree, spouse or sponsored dependent enrolled in one of the UK health plans is eligible to participate.
You may earn up to $180 for participating (per fiscal year). From now through March 31, 2010, register and complete the Health Assessment and earn $25 right away. You may choose to do more to earn more. Start making good health pay today! For details, visit the Web site. While you're there, don't miss the special video message from Mitch Barnhart, Coach Brooks, and Coach Calipari, exclusively for UK employees. Check it out here.
Eat Really Fresh (and Organic) and Support Kentucky Farmers!
If you're interested in eating well (and sustainably), UK's College of Agriculture that help you do just that - all while helping support student educational programs. The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is about creating direct relationships between farmers and the community. In exchange for becoming a member of the CSA, you will receive a weekly basket of fresh, organic vegetables while supporting education, extension and research efforts in sustainable agriculture.
Beginning May 20th and ending November 4th shareholders will receive a weekly basket of fresh produce harvested from over 150 varieties of vegetables and culinary herbs! Additional U-pick offerings will include flowers and selected vegetables. All produce will be grown on the USDA-certified organic section of the UK Horticulture Research Farm. For details, visit this page now!
News for Caregivers
Would you like to know the latest happenings affecting senior citizens, retirees and those who provide care for older relatives? UK Elder Care's monthly publication offers helpful insights. March 2010 topics include: Free Prescription Drug Card Launched in Kentucky, Caregiver Survival Guide: Twenty Ways to Care for Caregivers, and much more.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
UK Work+Life Connections (a free counseling service for UK employees) now offers a support group for grandparents who have assumed primary caregiving responsibilities for their grandchildren. The first meeting was a success! Join this new group for the second meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 6 from 12:10-12:50pm in 220 Scovell Hall, Suite 1. For details and related resources, read our Work+Life Connections monthly column here.
March Cat Mania Madness
UK Work-Life's pet care resources site is highlighting local and national resources and events relating to March Madness special events and National Animal Poison Prevetion Week. Visit this page for details.
Free Professional Development Training for UK Staff & Faculty
Did you know UK employees can take advantage of dozens of free, instructor-led courses from UK HR Training & Development? Check out just a few of the many upcoming offerings (click on the class title to learn more and to register):
Handling Anger in the Workplace - March 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Outlook 2007: Managing Email Effectively - March 25, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Communicating Across Cultures - April 1, 8:30 a.m. tp noon
Providing Exceptional Customer Service - April 2, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Meeting Focus - April 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Communicating with Success - April 8, 8:30 a.m. to noon
What to Do About Bad Attitude Behaviors - April 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Family Medical Leave - April 14, 8:30 to noon
Generations in the Workplace - April 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon
FREE Grocery Store Tour
Have you ever wished you had your own personal dietitian with you at the grocery store? Your wish has been granted! Join our registered dietitians on a FREE Grocery Store Tour in celebration of National Nutrition Month in March. The experts will be on hand to answer all of your questions about food labels, marketing gimmicks, and making the healthiest choices from the grocery aisles. The tour will be held at Kroger on Chinoe Road, Friday, March 26, Noon-1 p.m. Register online today.
FREE Health Smart conversations with UK HealthCare Experts
Join us for FREE Health Smart: Conversations About Your Health. Coming up: "Aches and Pains," presented by Jeffrey Selby, M.D., March 24, from noon-1 p.m., 502A College of Nursing; and "What Your 'Poo' Is Telling You," presented by Lisbeth Selby, M.D., April 28, noon-1 p.m., W.T. Young Library, Gallery Room. Register online today.
In a SNAP! FREE Lunch & Learn Series
If you think you are too busy to eat right, then this class is for you! We'll share our strategies for fitting healthy eating into your hectic lifestyle. Join us for "Healthy Eating in a Snap," April 7, 12:10-12:50 p.m., W.T. Young Library, Gallery Room. Register online today. Relax! Get a therapeutic chair massage Therapeutic chair massages are available for only $5 for 10 minutes or $10 for 20 minutes (no refunds). Reservations and advanced payment are required. The next chair massage is April 14, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Gatton College of Business, Room 247. To make your reservation, call (859) 257-9355.