Next ATEC Lecture to Focus on Security and Threat of Cyberwar

Next ATEC Lecture to Focus on Security and Threat of Cyberwar
Faculty and staff members are invited to hear cybersecurity and technology futurist P.W. Singer present “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building lecture hall. The presentation is part of the ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series.

Singer is regarded as an expert on 21st-century security issues and has worked as a consultant for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and the FBI. He is also an author and a senior fellow of the New America Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit the lecture series website. Employees can use the ATEC2015 promo code for $5 discounts on up to four seats.

Events to Celebrate University’s Founders and Growth of Campus

Events to Celebrate  University’s Founders and Growth of Campus
Faculty and staff are invited to help celebrate Founders Day on Thursday, Oct. 29, starting at 8:45 a.m. with a groundbreaking ceremony for the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center. The event will mark the start of the new building’s construction along Drive G, across from Parking Structure 1.

The next event, at 12:45 p.m., will be a ribbon-cutting for the recently renovated North Mall. Then at 1 p.m., staff and faculty are invited to participate in what is being billed as the world’s largest group Whoosh. The event will be photographed in honor of the University’s founders. Free food, giveaways and entertainment are also on the bill.

Charitable Campaign Contributions Get Off to a Strong Start

Charitable Campaign Contributions Get Off to a Strong Start
Nearly halfway through the State Employee Charitable Campaign, UT Dallas staff and faculty have given more than $46,000 to the effort. Contributions support a variety of local charities, including the University’s Academic Bridge Program and the Callier Center for Communication Disorders.

UT Dallas employees can help the University reach its $135,000 goal by making a gift before Nov. 13. Participation at any level is important; however, leadership gifts of at least $1,000 ($83.34 per month) are crucial to reaching the institution’s goal. Set up payroll deductions for one, nine or 12 months at One-time cash or check contributions can be made by contacting Paula Bratt at ext. 2151. Visit or contact Jill Arredondo at ext. 5380 for more information.

E-Waste Roundup to Recycle Unwanted Electronics Safely

E-Waste Roundup to Recycle Unwanted Electronics Safely
Have a printer that won’t print or a cellphone that won’t text? Recycle your outdated electronics at the Texas Recycles Day E-Waste Roundup on Thursday, Nov. 12. Items can be dropped off 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Lot J, south of the Visitor Center and University Bookstore.

Bring only personal electronic items. The roundup will not accept UT Dallas electronic property, which should be collected by the University’s Surplus office. This event is sponsored by UT Dallas’ Office of Student Volunteerism and Facilities Management.

Employee Flu Shots Scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 2

Employee Flu Shots Scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Flu clinics and health screenings for faculty and staff members on the UT Select medical plan are being held from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 at various locations around campus.

Visit the Wellness website for times and locations, Register online and remember to bring your insurance card to your appointment.

Staffers Can Bring Little Ghosts and Goblins to Trunk-or-Treat

UT Dallas Residential Life will host Trunk-or-Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, on campus in the west portion of Lot T, and games in Residence Hall Northwest (map). Local community members and UT Dallas faculty, staff and students are invited to bring their families to the trick-or-treating alternative. The event is free, and costumes are encouraged.

Save the Date

Veterans Day Military Showcase
The campus is invited to celebrate Veterans Day at the Military Showcase 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Galaxy Rooms. Contact the Veteran Services Center at ext. 4913 or [email protected] for more information.

Retirement Expressway Interactive Session for CVL Employees
Employees at the Center for Vital Longevity are invited to attend a Retirement Expressway Interactive Session on-site Thursday, Nov. 12. More information on registration is coming soon.


Review the Deduction Amounts on Your Oct. 1 Paycheck
The Office of Human Resources encourages faculty and staff members to review the paychecks they received Oct. 1 to make sure their benefit selections are correct. Report any discrepancies by Oct. 31.

Pop Up Farmers’ Market Sets Up on Nov. 10
UT Dallas Dining Services will host a Pop Up Farmers’ Market from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Plinth. Faculty and staff are invited to shop the market’s produce, spices and prepared foods.

Police Offer Free Self-Defense Classes for Men
The next Resisting Aggression with Defense program for men is scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 17-19. Email Sgt. Kendra Penny at [email protected] to register.

Plan Ahead for Employee Job Change Requests
Jan. 22 is the deadline for submitting requests to the Office of Human Resources for a staff reclassification, promotion, market/equity adjustments or one-time merit adjustments with a March 1, 2016, effective date.

Office of Research Seminars