UNC Today: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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Practical Strategies for Autism

Two University of Northern Colorado faculty members have developed trusted tools backed by research in a set of two easy-to-use booklets for educators and parents working with student with autism. Continue Reading

IMT to Offer Free Smartphone Security Webinar Tomorrow

Open to faculty, staff and students, the free "Are You Smarter Than Your Phone?" webinar and discussion from 11 a.m.-noon tomorrow, Jan. 9, in Milne Auditorium (Kepner 2050) will help you find the right answers to questions like:

  • Do you really want everyone to know you are out alone at midnight by "checking in" at your local donut shop?
  • Do you use your phone for banking without password protecting the device? Your phone is happy to do it. What kind of sensitive information is on your phone, or can others get to via your phone?
  • Are you sure you want to post a photo to Facebook while you're on vacation and your home is empty?

If you're not thinking critically about what you do with your phone, Information Management and Technology will help you think again.

Alumni Career Connect Workshop Thursday

Join fellow alumni at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at UNC's Loveland Center for the Alumni Career Connect Workshop, a unique "one-stop shop" approach for receiving resume critiques, learning how to optimize social media in a job search and getting practical tips on interviewing.

Registration and additional details are available on the Alumni Association website. There are only a few spots left.

Make Sure You Receive Your W-2 Form

Make sure that you receive your 2012 W-2 form by signing up to get your W-2 form electronically or logging in to Ursa to make sure that your mailing address is correct. Instructions are available on the Payroll website. Either option must be completed by Jan. 10 to be effective when W-2s are made available later in the month.

Getting UNC ID Cards, Computer Network Accounts, Building Access for New Employees

If you have new employees starting work this month, the UNC Card Office, Information Management and Technology, and Facilities Management offer the following suggestions to help make the process go smoothly:

Before you have a new employee go to the UNC Card Office to have their photograph taken for a UNC Card, send their name in an email to Cindy Vetter, Donna Steffins or Cherise DeKraai to get them entered into the card system. If you're sending the email securely, also include the employee's Bear Number, otherwise just include their name and remind them to bring their Bear Number to the Card Office in case it isn't in the card system yet.

Sending the email in advance facilitates quick and prompt service to new employees.

The Card Office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information or questions, call 351-2821.

Technology Resources
You can request access to technology resources such as email, computer network access and Banner/Ursa for a new employee as soon as they have their Bear Number, even if they don't begin work until later in the month.

A PDID (Personal Digital ID) form must be submitted electronically by navigating to the Technical Support website and clicking on the Submit a Ticket tab. On the Submit a Ticket screen, select PDID Form from the drop-down list in the Website Request Types field and then complete the other fields with the new employee's information.

Submitting the form as soon as possible will help ensure that all requested access is available prior to the start of the spring semester.

If you have any questions, contact the Technical Support Center at 351-4357

Building/Room Access
Access to campus buildings and rooms using a UNC Card or a key is provided by the Facilities Management Service Center in Parsons Hall. The UNC Card Office only issues UNC Cards.

To arrange for building or room access, complete and submit an Access Request Card and a photocopy of the employee's UNC Card to the Service Center in person or via campus mail to box 57. The request card must be signed by the employee and an authorized signer.

The Service Center's hours are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 351-2446 if you have any questions.

Discounted Copper Mountain Lift Tickets Available from Outdoor Pursuits

Through a partnership between UNC Outdoor Pursuits and Copper Mountain Resort, UNC students, faculty and staff can purchase Copper Mountain single-day lift tickets for $70 each with no blackout dates and all tickets are good until April 14. The same ticket costs $104 at the resort.

The number of tickets you can purchase is unlimited. If you would like to purchase your Copper Mountain lift tickets in advance of the ski season, contact Daniel Lawrence via email, at 351-2643 or stop by the Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop in the west entrance of Harrison Hall.

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