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UT DallasInterCom
Oct. 22, 2013
Staff, Students and Faculty Invited to ATEC
Open House, Tour of New O'Donnell Building

Faculty and staff members are invited to a preview tour and open house for the new Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building on Friday, Oct. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. Student projects, demonstrations and academic programs will be on display.

The building is a 155,000-square-foot facility that houses programs in visual arts, emerging media technology and multimedia communications, as well as a 1,200-seat lecture hall. The building is in the heart of the campus, adjacent to the library and facing the mall and reflecting pools.

The Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building will be formally dedicated Nov. 7.

Registration Open for Free Flu Shots

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Online Sign-Ups
Flu Shot Schedule

Passport Health/North Texas Flu Shots will provide free flu shots on campus Nov. 7-8 for faculty and staff members. After you sign up on the Passport Health website, a confirmation page will appear. The page will have a link for you to download and print the consent forms. You must fill out and bring the forms with you to the flu shot clinic.

Info Security Offers Tips to Protect Data

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

The Information Security Office is responsible for providing a secure computing environment at UT Dallas. Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility and you can help make a difference. We encourage you to practice the following basic steps to protect your computer(s) from intrusions:

• Use strong passwords and change them regularly; don't use the same password for multiple sites.
• Be skeptical of emails asking you to go to a website to enter a user name and password.
• Do not click on links in emails or Instant Messenger. Viruses are often spread this way.
• Save files containing confidential data in secure locations.
• Keep computers updated with the latest system and application patches.

Payroll Adds Automatic-Deposit Safeguards

For the protection of UT Dallas employees, an automated email notification from the Payroll Department will go out when a change is made to direct deposit information via the self-service function on Galaxy. If you receive this automated notification and you did not initiate a change to your information, or if you have any other questions regarding your direct deposit information, contact the Payroll Department at (972) 883-2611.

Staff Council Seeks CARE Award Nominations

The University Staff Council is accepting nominations through Oct. 31 for the fall 2013 CARE Awards. The CARE Award — which stands for Celebrate Achievement and Reward Excellence — is given to staff members who have demonstrated superior performance, provided exceptional customer service or performed acts that have enhanced the image of the University.

A maximum of six staff members may receive the award during a single semester. Fellow staff, faculty, students, customers and visitors may nominate staff members for the award. The nomination form and additional details can be found on the Staff Council website.

SECC Winners Selected
as Campaign Continues

The first round of prize winners was chosen last week in this year's State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) at UT Dallas. SECC donors who were chosen to win UT Dallas spirit items were Alex Nestor, Thomas Linehan, Dorothea Junt, Loreen Henry, Kristin Faulk, Jackie Clark, Ninfa De La Rosa, James Szot, A Garcia, and Jacob Abraham. READ MORE

Save the Date:
UT System Day

On Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., UT Dallas will join its fellow academic and health institutions in celebrating the spirit and strength of The University of Texas System. Details coming soon.

Center for Children to Hold Research Fair

The Center for Children and Families will hold a research fair from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Visitors Center Atrium. Faculty and staff members will be able to talk with School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences faculty members and students who oversee and work in the school's labs studying development in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence and young adulthood.