Volunteers Sought for Upcoming Graduation Ceremonies

Volunteers Sought for Upcoming Graduation Ceremonies
UT Dallas employees who want to help staff the Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremonies are asked to sign up online by Dec. 4. Volunteers will be contacted later regarding scheduling.

Fall commencement starts with a doctoral hooding ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 17. Two days of graduation ceremonies follow. There will be seven graduation ceremonies in all, with the last one scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19.

Inclement Weather, Emergency Closing Procedures Updated

Inclement Weather, Emergency Closing Procedures Updated
With the winter season approaching, the campus community is asked to make note of the best ways to stay informed if inclement weather or other events require changes in campus schedules.

UT Dallas is open for normal business operations and instructional activities unless indicated otherwise on the University's home page.

Employees and students are expected to exercise judgment regarding their ability to travel safely to campus when inclement weather is in the area. Read more

Veterans and People With Disabilities Urged to Identify Status

Veterans and People With Disabilities Urged to Identify Status
If you are a veteran or a person with a disability, UT Dallas encourages you to voluntarily identify your status with the University.

The U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has strengthened affirmative action and nondiscrimination regulations that cover veterans and people with disabilities. Most veterans are now considered protected under a newly expanded federal definition.

As a federal contractor, UT Dallas is required to give all job applicants, new hires and employees an opportunity to identify themselves in these two categories. The regulations require the University to keep the information confidential.

As a UT Dallas employee, you have the opportunity to complete the self-identification surveys by logging in to Galaxy and navigating to “Staff Tools/Voluntary Self Identification.”

For further information, see the Department of Labor FAQs at: Section 503 Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, or contact the Office of Institutional Equity at [email protected] or (972) 883-2223. If you are a person with a disability who requires a workplace accommodation, you may contact the Office of Human Resources, Employee Relations at (972) 883-2221 or [email protected].


29th Annual Service Awards
UT Dallas employees are invited to attend the Annual Service Awards presentation and reception at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the Clark Center Auditorium (CN 1.112). The University will be honoring staff and faculty members who have reached service milestones of five, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years with the University during the 2015 fiscal year.

Wellness Committee Talk: How to Handle Holiday Stress
The UT Dallas Wellness Committee will host a “lunch and learn” talk on managing holiday stress at noon-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in Student Union Galaxy Room B (SU 2.602). RSVP via email.

Mobile Mammography Unit to Visit Campus Nov. 20
The UT Southwestern Mobile Mammography Unit will be on campus 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, south of the mall on the east side of the traffic circle. Schedule appointments by calling 214-645-2560 or 866-277-0710.

UT Flex Health Care Claims Due Nov. 30
UT Flex Plan participants have until Monday, Nov. 30, to submit their 2014-15 claims. Read more

Classes Offer Holiday Health and Nutrition Tips
UT Dallas Recreational Sports has partnered with employee wellness manager Deborah Hamlin and dietitian Sara Asberry to hold free exercise and nutrition classes before the holidays. The next session is noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Activity Center’s Green Multipurpose Room. Read more.

Textbook Adoptions for Next Semester Due Before Thanksgiving
Textbook adoptions should be submitted before Thanksgiving to meet the University Bookstore’s goal of having all course materials available by Jan. 1. Email your name, full course information, sections, title, author, ISBN and usage (required or recommended) to [email protected].

Food Outlets and Bookstore Seek Staff and Faculty Input
Faculty and staff members are invited to participate in surveys for the University of Texas at Dallas Bookstore and Chartwells, which manages the campus food and beverage outlets.

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