UAF Staff Appreciation Day May 15, 2013
8 – 8:45 a.m. 8:45 – 9 a.m. 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1 – 2 p.m. 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Breakfast, Wood Center Chancellor’s Welcome, Wood Center Ballroom Early Morning Sessions (see sessions below) Mid-‐Morning Sessions (see sessions below) Lunch, Lola Tilly Commons Afternoon Sessions (see sessions below) Late Afternoon Sessions (see sessions below) Longevity and Award Ceremony, Wood Center Ballroom Ice Cream and Cotton Candy Social, Wood Center Door prize announcements start at 4:30 p.m. (must be present to win)
Competitions and Resource Fair More Chances to Participate 9:30 – 2 p.m. Frisbee Golf Tournament, Outdoor Adventures Find a teammate and pick up your supplies at the Outdoor Adventures Office any time. You must complete the course by 2 p.m. The winning team will receive the coveted Golden Frisbee. 9:30 – 2 p.m. Photo Scavenger Hunt, Wood Center Find a co-‐worker and a camera and check in at the Wood Center for your first clue. Additional clues are hidden around campus. Once you complete the scavenger hunt, return your pictures to Wood Center and sign up to win a great prize (presented during the awards ceremony). 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Wacky Bowling Competition Create a team of five players and sign up for a slot during the registration process. Try your luck on the Polar Alley lanes — with the wacky scoring system, you may need more luck than talent! Show up for your allotted time and turn your scores into the desk. The winning team will receive a trophy to display for one year. (Wood Center has donated shoe rentals for all competitors.) Brandy Gloria will be available from 1 – 2 p.m. to answer questions related to bowling. Noon – 3 p.m. Resource and Health Fair, Wood Center Multilevel Lounge
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Creating a Culture of Safety Awareness and Reporting at UAF, D. Foley, S. McGee and F. Isgrigg, 202 Gruening This session provides an introduction to campus initiatives such as the Behavioral Intervention Team and Minors on Campus and gives staff a guide as to what types of things should be reported and the process once a report is made. This is an interactive session encouraging participation from attendees. Questions are welcomed! Get Motivated, Joe Kan, 206 Gruening Professor Emeritus Joe Kan will share his experience in seeking inspired creativity. Creativity is everywhere, in all walks of life. There are two distinct levels of creativity: Inspired creativity and ordinary creativity. Your choice of creativity level depends on your intent and motivation. Learn more about inspired creativity and get motivated. Toad Query Building, Jason W. Theis, 402 Gruening Discuss of tips and tricks associated with pinpointing data storage locations within the RPTP snapshots, linking stored data fields and building queries. The main goal is for finance and HR users to become comfortable enough working in the Toad interface to edit and build queries. Participants should be familiar with logging into and navigating within Toad. Adobe InDesign 101, Damien Snook, 301 Rasmusen Library (Computer Lab) Are you responsible for creating fliers, posters, brochures, newsletters or other publications for your office? Attend this crash course in Adobe InDesign and gain an overview of this powerful desktop publishing software (licensed on campus for free staff use). Through this hands-‐on tutorial, you'll learn the basics of document setup, text, objects, strokes and effects — everything you need to start making high-‐quality publications. The Impact of Prejudice on Collegiality, Esprit de Corps and Group Spirit, Mae Marsh, 205 Gruening Chancellor Rogers has challenged each of us to develop new initiatives that celebrate our diverse community and ensure UAF is an open, caring and supportive institution. A shift in awareness and culture regarding often unconscious and unspoken beliefs about various groups is critical to our personal and organizational success. This class explores our unconscious belief systems and opens the door to creating a welcoming environment for all. Applying UAF's Brand to Your Designs, Andrea Swingley and Jenn Baker, 303 Gruening It's easy to "brand up" a brochure, flyer, website or other publication — let us show you how! Andrea Swingley and Jenn Baker from Marketing and Communications provide samples, tips and tricks for ensuring your designs represent UAF's brand identity.
Time Management, Charu Uppal, 401 Gruening This session explores many facets of time management, including setting goals, managing distractions, learning your own style of working, utilizing tools for more efficiency and delegating responsibility. Setting a Personal Best in the Midnight Sun Run, Chris Eversman, 306 Gruening Local runner Chris Eversman provides guidance in creating a summer training plan for setting a personal record in a 10k road race, including a discussion of racing strategies and pacing. All abilities welcome! Zombies and Dinos, Michael Harris and Patrick Druckenmiller, 409 Gruening Zombies: A little known proposal advancing through UAF Administration suggests addressing current budget limitations by filling open faculty lines (and perhaps replacing some existing faculty) with members of the Undead. As staff will be working directly with these new members, Administration has suggested we hold an information session to facilitate this targeted integration of Undead-‐ Americans into the university community. The purpose of this session is to help staff distinguish zombie-‐faculty from regular tenured faculty members, and to understand this new and exciting opportunity. Dinosaurs: Today, Alaska is home to iconic arctic animals like polar bears and caribou. But 70 million years ago, Alaska was home to tyrannosaurs and duck-‐ billed dinosaurs, to name but a few. UA Museum curator Patrick Druckenmiller discusses Alaskan dinosaurs—who they were, where they are found, and what new and exciting research reveals about polar dinosaurs. Planning Ahead — You’re in Charge of Your Retirement, Lincoln Financial Advisors, Scott Keyes, 412 Gruening This seminar provides an overview of retirement plans, longevity risks and distribution options, including discussion of processes and tools available to help employees meet their retirement needs and goals. Recording Stories, Leslie McCartney and Robyn Russell, 340 Rasmuson Library Everyone has a family member who has great stories to tell or maybe you have your own stories you want to save. With today’s easy recording technology, we have the opportunity to record these stories for future generations. And, if the stories pertain to Alaska, you could add them to the already 11,000 recordings in the UAF Oral History Collection. Find out about recording standards and required legal documents to add your recording to the UAF Oral History Collection. Learn about interviewing techniques used in oral history interviews to help you get the most out of your interview. Zumba Fitness with Phoebe, Phoebe Flanagan, SRC Fitness Get in shape the fun way! Zumba® is an aerobic fitness class that will have you up on your feet and shaking your hips to Latin and international beats! This beginner-‐friendly class is for all fitness levels, and everyone can go at their own pace. Come try it!
Herbal Vinegars and Herb Blends, Virginia L. Damron and Marsha Munsell, 307 Gruening Playing with herbs. Learn to make and use herbal vinegars and herb blends. Construction Q&A, Scott Bell and Martin Klein, 408 Gruening The landscape of the Fairbanks campus is changing, Find out the latest construction plans and timelines, and what to expect over the summer. Included will be updates on the Wood Center expansion, the new engineering building, new parking and traffic patterns and much more! Research Vessel Sikuliaq, Daniel Oliver, 208 Gruening Come check out the latest news on the R/V Sikuliaq, the university’s new ice-‐ breaking Arctic research vessel, built in conjunction with the National Science Foundation. This session reviews the ship's configuration, construction status, post-‐ delivery science testing and the first year's operational plans.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Workshop Sessions Creating Positive Emotional Stress, Dennis Eames, 202 Gruening Everyone experiences negative moods like worry, anger, sadness or anxiety from time to time. But not all stress is bad. This interactive class presents tools to create and identify positive emotional states like contentment, joy and gratitude. Volunteerism: What’s in It for Me? Tina Holland, 206 Gruening Learn how to get the most out of your personal volunteer experience. This session helps you identify your passion, define success, sharpen your skills and maximize your time to discover the ideal work/life/volunteer balance. Benefits Update, Erika Van Flein, 402 Gruening Employee benefits are an important part of your total compensation. Come learn about some of the changes happening this year, as well as a reminder of some other benefits you currently have. UA Benefits Director Erika Van Flein provides updates on benefits at the University of Alaska. Questions are encouraged. Practical Computer Security, Derek Bastille, 401 Gruening This session is a commonsense look at computer security and will help the everyday user recognize malware, phishing and other common computer security issues. The session addresses ways to keep your system up-‐to-‐date, as well as defining common security terms. Intended for a general audience. Events in Wood Center and Beyond, Ryan Keele, 205 Gruening Do you plan events on the Fairbanks campus? Find out how Wood Center can meet your needs. A review of the variety of setups available, the session also covers the various academic classrooms on campus and their features as well as alternate venues. This is a session for those just entering the world of event scheduling. Social Media 101, Andrew Cassel, 303 Gruening This session provides an introduction to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr, and how these platforms can be used as part of your job at UAF. Basic computer experience expected.
Managing Your Leadership, Brad Lobland, 208 Gruening Learn how to converse with your supervisor effectively and professionally, with additional tips and tricks to keep your supervisor heading in the right direction. An Introduction to Geocaching, Jeff Fay, 306 Gruening This session is for those who have never geocached before but are interested in finding out what it's all about. There are a number of geocaches on the UAF campus and more than a hundred in the immediate Fairbanks area. No materials or experience necessary. Fun with Rocks and Minerals, Rainer Newberry, 230 Reichardt (10:30 a.m. – noon) UAF professors offer a series of different activities (designed to be more fun than informative) regarding rocks and related topics. Each participant will cut a rock using the rock saw and polish it using diamond-‐impregnated wheels. There will also be the opportunity to pour magma, use a hand-‐held XRF to look at mineral compositions, and identify rocks and minerals brought in for examination. Yoga, Yoga, Yoga, Kate Avery, SRC Court (10:30 a.m. – noon) UAF staff member and registered yoga teacher Kate Avery will lead a 90-‐minute yoga session to help break you out of the daily grind. Some yoga experience suggested. Please dress appropriately and bring a mat if you have one. Aikido Moving Meditation, Michael Abels, Moore-‐Bartlett-‐Skarland, Hess Hall (10:30 a.m. – noon) Discover how to deal with job-‐related stress through application of Aikido's internal energy exercises. No experience necessary, but all movement will be from standing exercises. As requested, we demonstrate one Aikido self-‐defense technique. Swing Dance, Kurt Byers, SRC Fitness Room (10:30 a.m. – noon) Spend 90 minutes learning the basics of swing dance. Dressing like a “swing kid” is encouraged but not required. Lotions and Potions, Virginia L. Damron and Marsha Munsell, 307 Gruening (10:30 a.m. – noon) Take a fun look at varied uses for herbs in lotions and body products to make you feel oh-‐so-‐lovely! Also included will be a discussion of some great potions (teas) to help you relax after a long day’s work. What's at Your library? Karen Jensen, 340 Rasmuson Library (10:30 a.m. – noon) Have you worked at UAF for years but never had any time to check out the Rasmuson Library? Take a tour and receive a how-‐to on finding e-‐books and other library resources for personal or professional use, followed by a Q&A session. Large Animal Research Station Tour, Pam Groves, Meet at LARS gate by 10:40 a.m. (10:30 a.m. – noon) Visit the Large Animal Research Station and see muskoxen, caribou and reindeer. Some calves from this year may be visible. Learn about the natural history of these animals and their unique adaptations to the Arctic. Please note you need to arrange your own transportation to LARS, located off campus on Yankovich Road.
1 – 2 p.m. Workshop Sessions Skin Care and Makeup Information, Rauchelle King, 202 Gruening If learning how to take care of your skin at any age or getting new makeup tips sounds interesting, then this is the class for you! Skin care is vital to your health and is just as important as exercise. Even if you've used skin care and makeup products for years, you will learn something new in this class! These makeup tips come from an award-‐winning Hollywood makeup artist and range from everyday to glamour applications. Free samples are available to participants. Managing Stress the Natural Way, Michael Johnson, 206 Gruening Learn to manage your stress the natural way. Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations, Chris Beks, 402 Gruening Find out how to create effective PowerPoint presentations that don't distract from your message. Learn how to create a template and create effective slides. HTML5 Application and Game Development, Travis Payton, 401 Gruening The latest web standard HTML5 makes creating interactive applications and games easier than ever. Learn how to create beautiful applications that can be viewed and played on any device. In this session, we make our own UA-‐themed version of the popular Bejeweled game. OneNote: Keeping it together!, Tina Holland, 205 Gruening Learn how to get organized using OneNote, a powerful note-‐taking app. This session explores how to navigate within OneNote, set up workbooks, use OneNote in Microsoft Outlook and add tags. Workbook examples are given. Common Hang-‐Ups for Research Administrators, S. Aleshire, M. Armbruster, and A. Moehle, 303 Gruening Yikes! So many rules, so many changes! What do you do now with all these grants? This session covers many common problems and concerns, while providing tools, checklists and cheat sheets to assist in the paperwork flow of research administration. Interviewer Skills, Alda Norris, 208 Gruening Workshops on interviewing tend to focus on how to be a polished interviewee. But the skills of the person(s) asking the questions are just as important in ensuring good results! This session covers best practices, legal guidelines, question structures and pitfalls. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences with related contemporary issues such as online reputation management. Container Gardener, Emily Reiter, 306 Gruening Learn how to grow salad greens and herbs in containers. Supplies provided. Andy and the Boys: Masculine Community Life in the Koyukuk River Gold Camps, Sine Anahita, 409 Gruening Explore Alaska’s social history with a multimedia presentation about masculine community life in the 1890s Alaska Interior gold seeker camps. This session features gorgeous B&W archival photographs of men and cabin life, music of the era, and sociological analysis by Alaska's fiddling sociologist.
Improvisational Comedy Class, Anna Gagne-‐Hawes, 412 Gruening Do you enjoy Whose Line Is It Anyway? Do you love to laugh? Do you think comedy is something you’d love to try? If the answer is yes, come to a brief introductory comedy workshop. Anna founded the Ground Squirrel Improv Group at UAF and has taught improv to all ages for the past 8 years. Learn improv comedy basics, play short-‐form games, and laugh—a lot! No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. Middle Eastern Dance, Terri Massa, Moore-‐Bartlett-‐Skarland, Hess Recreation Center Learn basic belly dance moves and get a good core workout in the process. Intro to Argentine Tango, Zac Molinar, SRC Fitness This class focuses on the foundations of Argentine Tango — the embrace, the connection between partners and musicality. As time allows, ochos, molinete, boleos and other moves may be introduced. Toffee Making, Ashley Munro, Lathrop Dorm Kitchen Learn how to make a variety of toffee candy. Taste-‐test and take home recipes. Supplies provided. Meet on the steps to Lathrop Dorm. Cooking with Indian and Asian Spices, Luis Manuel Martinez, 100D Hutchison (Culinary Arts and Hospitality Kitchen) Enjoy a demonstration on the use of Asian/Indian spices to create your own special international cuisines. A main-‐course dish will be prepared and sampled. Please note, you need to arrange your own transportation to Hutchinson Career Center. Margaret Murie Building Life Science Tour, John Williams, Meet at the South Gate at the Murie Building Get an early look at the Murie Building during this tour of the new life sciences facility. 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Workshop Sessions Achieving Optimal Wellness, Suzette Mailloux and Scott Moser, 202 Gruening Explore coping and wellness tools that can be used by people who seem to live in a perpetual bad mood and those that just visit from time to time. What Can FCVB Do for You? Personal and Professional Event Planning Assistance, Helen Renfrew, 206 Gruening The Meetings and Conventions Department of the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau is here to help you with meeting, conference, workshop, or event planning, whether for your job or for your personal events. Learn about the free assistance FCVB can offer to make your life easier. Pivot Table Data Crunching: MS Excel 2010, Lynn Wrightsman, 301 Rasmuson Library Pivot tables are touted as the single most powerful command in all of Excel, allowing you to take 1 million rows of raw data and transform the data into a summary
report in seconds. This session is geared towards the user with a fundamental understanding of creating a basic pivot table in Microsoft Excel 2010. We explore the use of slicers and filters, grouping and sorting, calculated fields, and calculated items. Roxen Version 3 Templates, Martin Miller, 401 Gruening This session covers new elements available in Generation 3 sites, including editing and customizing left and right columns, changing themes and layouts, and working with the optional dropdown menu. This is an overview session, not hands-‐on. Audience: Content providers already familiar with updating Roxen web sites. Or anyone interested in seeing the options available using the new templates. Collaborative [eMail] Inboxes for Departments, Walker Wheeler, 205 Gruening This session demonstrates the use of Collaborative Inboxes for departmental email being managed by one or more individuals. Becoming a Certified Research Administrator, Faye Gallant, 303 Gruening If you work in any area of research administration, becoming a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) is an important career step. Certified Research Administrators are experts in their field and often have an edge when it comes to professional advancement. This session introduces participants to the CRA certification process, discusses the advantages of becoming a CRA, and reviews the resources available for UAF staff interested in becoming certified. Staff Council Hot Topics, Juella Sparks, 208 Gruening Staff Council hot topics at this Q&A session led by SC President Juella Sparks. Travel Spanish, Kim Stewart, 306 Gruening A fun experience with conversational Spanish. No experience necessary. Fly Casting, Shann Jones, Cornerstone Plaza (by the Circle of Flags) Casting a fly rod requires no more coordination than swinging a golf club, baseball bat or tennis racquet. This session offers participants the opportunity to try fly-‐ casting with guidance from UAF’s most senior fly-‐casting instructor. Anglers who want to practice their fly-‐casting or are looking for tips are encouraged to participate. Meditation, Nam Jeon, 307 Grueing Find out why and how people meditate. Stress is an unbalanced state of mind with negative energy when people have difficulties in coping with reality. Reality is only a perception and interpretation of the observer. If the observer is willing to understand the reality in the right perspective and learn to think and act accordingly, one can be free from self-‐induced stress and suffering. Zumba with Becca and Gretchen, Gretchen Gordon and Becca Sanches, Hess Recreation Center Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-‐to-‐follow, Latin-‐inspired, calorie-‐burning dance fitness-‐party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Join licensed instructors for an hour of fun that won't even feel like exercise.
Salsa Class, Nydia Orduno, SRC Fitness Learn the fundamentals of salsa dancing. Please bring shoes with a smooth sole (no sneakers or hiking boots). Naturally Inspiring: Living the Brand, Carla Browning, 408 Gruening What it means to live up to the brand promise. Session includes branding examples of other organizations and perhaps a few of our own. UAF Walking Tour, Amy Wald, meet in the Lobby of Signers’ Hall Explore the UAF campus and learn interesting facts about the buildings and programs while getting a guided tour from Admissions staff. How to Green Your Office, Michele Hebert, 409 Gruening Learn how to green your office. There are simple things you can do to make a difference. Just by organizing a team for your area, it can become an office-‐wide effort to reduce waste and energy. Join Michele Hebert, UAF Sustainability Director, in a fun-‐filled hour.