News Briefs-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, August 30, 2012

News Briefs

University Health Services Re-accredited; Flu Shot Clinics To Begin in September

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) has awarded University Health Services (UHS) a three-year term of accreditation, the longest period awarded by the association. UHS has been accredited by AAAHC since 1997. The letter from AAAHC notes that  “the dedication and effort necessary for an organization to be accredited is substantial and the compliance with AAAHC standards  implies a commitment to continual self-evaluation and continuous improvement.”

UHS will begin flu shot clinics in September. Once again, Human Resources will cover the cost for employees and Highmark will cover the cost for students enrolled in the student insurance plan. Dates, times and locations will be announced in this newsletter and will be available on the UHS website at www.cmu.edu/health-services.

Box Cloud Storage Service Now Available

Box Cloud Storage, a new file storage option from Computing Services, is now available for free to all university affiliates. With Box Cloud Storage, you can: access your files from any Web-enabled device, share files with classmates or colleagues or use collaboration tools to edit as a group. CMU Box accounts can be created by visiting http://www.cmu.edu/computing/box/. Box is the newest of a number of file storage options offered to university affiliates. For a complete listing, visit http://www.cmu.edu/computing/accounts/afs-storage/storage/.

Calendars Available at University Store

Official academic wall calendars are now available at the University Store for $2.15 each. For quantities under 25, you can purchase them on the lower level of the University Center. If you need more than 25 calendars for your department, you may place an order by sending email to adaly@andrew.cmu.edu. Your email should include your name, department, campus address, Oracle String and a phone number. If you are located off campus, there will be an additional charge for a mailing tube.

Discounts for CMU Community

Staff Council has once again teamed up with the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival to offer the university community the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to this year’s festival. Students, faculty, and staff can purchase adult tickets for $13.45 (a $3.50 savings) and children’s tickets for $7.00 (a $1 savings) through Sept. 14. Tickets can be ordered by fax, mail, or online at  http://www.pittsburghrenfest.com/groupdiscount.html. Festival dates are weekends from Aug. 25 – Sept. 30 and Labor Day. Visit the Staff Council website at http://www.cmu.edu/staff-council for more information.

Students, faculty and staff can also receive a 10 percent discount at the Mongolian Grill at 428 South 27th Street at the Southside Works. You must present your CMU ID to be eligible for the discount.

Seeking Alumni Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2013 Alumni Awards are now being accepted through Saturday, Sept. 1. Each year the Alumni Association honors alumni, students and faculty who have given outstanding service to the university, and alumni who have achieved exceptional success in their chosen professions. A nomination form, list of previous award recipients and descriptions of each award category can be found at http://www.cmu.edu/alumniawards. All nomination forms should be submitted with the nominee's vitae and at least two letters of support. For more information, contact the office at 1-800-226-8258 or alumni-awards@andrew.cmu.edu.