Longtime Staff Member Remembered as Loyal, Helpful Colleague

Mickey Lewis
Mickey Lewis
Mickey Lewis, whose work at UT Dallas over more than 20 years earned her staff CARE awards on two separate occasions, died Dec. 5 after an illness.

As an Administrative Services Officer II in the Office of Undergraduate Education, Lewis helped with budgets, scholarships, housing and student activities, such as the debate and chess teams.

Lewis’ colleagues and friends described her as a problem solver who wore a smile even on the worst of days. They remembered her as always willing to lend a hand, whether it was sitting down to chat with a student or helping find a quick solution to an issue. Read More

Nutrition Coach Sets BrainHealth, Callier Center Dallas Schedules

Deborah Hamlin
Deborah Hamlin
Starting in February, employee wellness manager Deborah Hamlin, RD, LD, will be visiting the Center for BrainHealth the first Monday of each month and Callier Dallas the third Thursday of each month.

Faculty and staff at each location may make an appointment to meet with Hamlin on these days for free nutrition coaching. Email her the date and location for which you would like to schedule an appointment. Appointments last about one hour.

Basketball Teams Invite Faculty and Staff to Lunch and Games

Comets Logo
The Office of Administration and the Department of Athletics will host Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the UT Dallas Activity Center (AB 1.2). Faculty, staff and community members are invited to bring their families for free lunch and a Comets basketball game. Both teams will take on Belhaven University. The women’s game begins at 1 p.m., and the men’s game begins at 3 p.m. RSVP with your name and the number of people in your group to [email protected] by Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Faculty and Staff Green Zone Class Scheduled for April 7

Faculty and Staff Green Zone Class Scheduled for April 7
The Veteran Services Center plans another Green Zone training session for staff and faculty members on Thursday, April 7. The session is 1-4 p.m. in JSOM 12.402. Space is limited, and registration is required.

The Green Zone program is designed to establish a University network of staff and faculty members to encourage a military-friendly campus culture. Email Archie Nettles or call the Veteran Services Center at 972-883-4916 for more information.

UT System Event to Give Heart Health a Walking Workout

UT System Event to Give Heart Health a Walking Workout
The University of Texas System has organized a systemwide Heart Walk on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in recognition of National Heart Month and the importance of heart health.

The main meeting spot at UT Dallas will be at the Plinth at 10 a.m. Groups will also meet at the Synergy Park North building outside the Wellness Center; and at the Research and Operation Center, on the first floor by the mailbox. The walk will last about 10 minutes.

2016 Compliance Training Coming in February

The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance has designated February as compliance training month for UT Dallas. This year’s training will be available in eLearning beginning Monday, Feb. 1. The course modules must be completed by Monday, Feb. 29. Employees are required to complete yearly online refresher compliance training. Instructions on how to complete the training will be distributed soon.

Deadline Near for Student Employee of the Year Nominations

The Career Center is accepting nominations for the 2016 Student Employee of the Year award through Sunday, Jan. 31. Work-study and non-work-study student employees are eligible. Nomination materials and guidelines are available online. Nominees must have been employed for at least three months full time or six months part time from June 2015 through May 2016 (anticipated).

Lunch Talk to Demystify Foundation Grant Application Process

Applying for foundation funding differs from applying for federal funding, in part because researchers must determine which office — Sponsored Projects or Foundation Relations — is the point of contact. Representatives from both offices will discuss how the system works and how researchers should submit foundation proposals at a lunch–and–learn session 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17.

This seminar, which is free and open to the UT Dallas community, will be held in the Jindal School Executive Education Dining Room (JSOM 1.606). Lunch will be provided. To register, email Chloe Calloway by Friday, Feb. 12.

Surplus Furniture Sale

Surplus will hold a Furniture Sale on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Surplus Warehouse, located near the Facilities Management, Police and Service buildings. The event is open to students, faculty and staff. Cash or check only, please.


10-Week Wellness Challenge Kick off
The 10-Week Wellness Challenge, organized by Live Healthy North Texas to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, continues through Friday, April 1. Form a team of up to 10 people and sign up online at www.livehealthynorthtexas.org. Enter the group ID code LHDUTD to submit your team information.

2016 Faculty and Staff DART Passes Now Available
UT Dallas employees can purchase discount annual DART passes for $300 until Friday, Feb. 12. To purchase a pass, download and complete an application and email it to [email protected]. You will be contacted when your pass is ready. For more information, visit the UT Dallas DART Web page or call (972) 883-2344

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